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Latest update: 30/11/2016 17:19:56

ELM Inc.

Our company’s optical disc restoration device has acquired 95% of the world market.

Our company produces electronic devices such as optical disc restoration devices and develops LED lighting equipment. Our optical disc restoration device polishes the read side of CDs and DVDs successively for up to 500 discs, and it has acquired 95% of the world market. We also developed an LED apparatus that can freely control the spectrum of light (hue), and realizes an ultra-high color rendering capability (Ra = 97). Our organization can handle transactions with overseas companies because we have employees who speak English and Korean.

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[Company strength]
Our corporate philosophy since our establishment has involved 3 points. (1) “Do not accept consignment orders.” (2) “Create a workplace where top-flight engineers can do top-flight jobs.” (3) “Aim for the world market from Kagoshima.” Our company has a well-balanced combination of technologies for electronic circuits, precision instruments, and software, which is rarely found in Kyushu. We create one-of-a-kind products by fusing these 3 technologies, thereby contributing to society. 

[Business description]
We offer the eMax-SP tracking type photovoltaic power generation system, the drone unmanned aerial vehicle, and Econolight R series LED lighting equipment. Our optical disc repair machine has acquired 95% of the world market for this kind of automatic device, and it is being used in 37 countries around the world. We also offer a Blu-ray disc restoration device. 
We develop industrial labor-saving equipment and electronic application devices, automatic satellite tracking system, traceability systems for meat factories (beef/pork), automatic flat net packaging machines, and computer application development services.


[Industry]
Manufacturing

[Strength of products/technologies]
[Optical disc restoration device]
We have a 95% share of the world market for automatic optical disc repair machine, and our devices are being used in 37 countries worldwide. 
Our device polishes the read side of CDs and DVDs successively for up to 500 discs. Its flat restoration technology (patented) has a high repetitive restoration capacity. Our device also has a recycling unit for the restoration water to lower the impact on the environment.
[LED]
We developed an LED device that can freely control the spectrum of light (hue) to realize ultra-high color rendering capability (Ra = 97). 
[Tracking type photovoltaic power generation system]
A single system generates 50 kW by automatically tracking sunlight, thus enhancing profitability. 


[Representative's message]
The “EL” in our company name stands for electronics. The “M” is for Measurement, Machines, Mechanisms, and “Mu” (dreams). The company was named this way because this name is easy to read. It also does not limit the geographical location or nature of our business, which allows our company to enter any field. We have created original, high-value-added products in order to provide worthwhile job opportunities for engineers since our establishment in 1980. We will continue to send innovations to the world from the Minami-Satsuma area.
You can watch a message video at the following site:
(“President TV in Kagoshima”) http://j-president.net/kagoshima/data/data472.html


[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
The sales department functions as the point of contact for inquires. Our products are also offered through sales agencies located nationwide. For technical inquiries, our development staff visit the site for a solution whenever necessary. We have staff who speak English and Korean to respond to overseas companies in those languages. 

[Market share/Ranking]
We have acquired 95% of the world’s optical disc repair system market (37 countries).

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
45th Good Company Award (2011); 300 of Japan's Vibrant Monozukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs (2006).

[Media]
Minami-Nippon Shimbun (May 13, 2014); Kagoshima Broadcasting, “KKB Super J Channel” (May 12, 2014); Minaminihon Broadcasting, “MBS Furusato Kagoshima” (March 11, 2014); Mainichi Shimbun, edition of January 22, page 12 (2014); The Nikkei, edition of November 8, Kyushu economy page (2013); TV Asahi, “Super J Channel” (March 6, 2013); Weekly Post, “World’s No. 1 Companies” (February 1, 2014); News Top (November 1, 2012); and many others. 


[Authorization/Certification]
Eco Action 21 certification (Registration No. 0006191).

[Joint research and development]
Kagoshima Prefectural Institute for Agricultural Development (joint development of LED lighting equipment for controlling flower buds).

[Other sites]
Headquarters (MinamiSatsuma-shi, Kagoshima prefecture)

[Transaction form]
Orders for trial manufacturing and development, joint development, sales of products and materials, and so on.

[Transaction terms]
Based on our terms and conditions. Basically, the billing cycle is closed at the end of each month, and payment is due by the end of the next month (for amounts less than 1,000,000 yen: cash; 1,000,000 yen or more: bills; payment is due after 45 days). 

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Mediceo Group (replaced all the mercury lamps in their warehouses nationwide with LED lamps), Starzen (introduced a traceability system for all their factories in Japan), and so on.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
ELM U.S.A (sales agency in US), ELM facilities (sales agency of comsumables in US), RTI (sales agency in Americas), Hydropal (sales agency in Australia),  Disc Station(sales agency in NZ), and ELM Technologies (sales agency in Europe).

[Exhibition History/Information]
General Exhibition for Medium and Small-Sized Businesses JISMEE2012/CEC2002 Las Vegas

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