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Latest update: 30/11/2016 18:01:46

Kai Industies Co., Ltd.

We distribute micron-level precision razors and medical cutting tools around the world. 

Our company manufactures a wide range of cutting tools, including razors and medical knives. The tips of our razors and medical knives are accurately manufactured following micron-level orders from our customers. We make use of our century of blade manufacturing experience and original blade coating technology (PINK treatment) in medical knives and beauty salon blades. We realize a sensitive degree of sharpness in these products. We have sales and manufacturing sites around the world to provide these high quality products. 

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[Company strength]
Our company will pass its 106th anniversary this year. We have a wealth of experience in blade manufacturing from this long history. We also have sales and manufacturing sites in other countries, which we share with our group company. We have the strength of being able to capture customer needs in each country. We consistently reflect these needs in planning, development, production technology development, production control, quality assurance, logistics, and marketing of products. Our industrial cutting tool department can work with the customer to develop customized products. These include long knives, sharp knives, knives for cutting glass fibers, accurate cutting of special films, and cutting of high hardness materials including polarizing plates.

[Business description]
Our company manufactures cutting tools for home and industrial use, such as razors, nail clippers, utility knives, kitchen knives, and surgical knives. Our industrial cutting tools are sold in Japan, and our razors and medical equipment are sold overseas.

[Industry]
Cutting tool manufacturing

[Strength of products/technologies]
Our company can manufacture a wide range of cutting tools, so we can apply the technological know-how from those special cutting tools (razors, medical knives) to other products. The tips of our razors and medical knives are accurately controlled according to micron-level orders from customers, and realize a sensitive degree of sharpness. Our original surface reformation technology realizes hard, smooth blade edges. 

[Representative's message]
Our corporate philosophy is to deliver “better products to more people.” This phrase has been passed down from the founder (my grandfather) to my father, and then to me, to be reflected in the products we deliver to our customers. Our company, as a high-quality, reliable manufacturer, our general home-use product distributor, and our networks in North America, Europe, and Asia will continue to deliver better products to more people. 

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We have dedicated sales departments for each type of cutting tool, which allows the department to respond to various offers using their expertise. We have multi-national staff who can provide careful and detailed support for overseas customers. Inquiries received by the sales department are materialized as an organized project team consisting of planning, product design, and production technology staff members. Delivery dates are managed by the production management department when the project enters a mass production phase, and quality is controlled by the quality assurance department. All these efforts are performed to ensure that products are delivered to our customers with stable quality, and within the period we promised. 

[Market share/Ranking]
Our safety razors, kitchen knives, and nail clippers have acquired a large share in their respective domestic Japanese markets. 

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
Good Design Award (82 products since 1973), and many others.

[Media]
Television Tokyo, “Kai Sweets Koshien” (since 2008); KidZania Tokyo/Koshien (official sponsor); hosted a Cool Japan reception “Japanese Food and Skills” in Russia; Official KAI online store, Facebook, official Twitter page, Club KAI, KAI Touch Earth, and many others. 


[Authorization/Certification]
ISO 9001; ISO 14001; OHSAS 18001; Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program.

[Joint research and development]
Nagoya University (project supported under the Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program).

[Factory (domestic)]
Gifu

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Chubu Head Office, SMRJ
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