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Latest update: 30/11/2016 18:02:03

Tanac Co., Ltd.

We are extending our business operations with products using unique blends of silicone.

Our company works on material and forming technologies from the research stage. We specialize in safe, soft gel materials made of uniquely blended silicone, urethane, and thermoplastic elastomer. We have a track record in speedy Monozukuri craftsmanship from materials creation to trial manufacturing and mass production. We are increasing our achievements in the fields of health care and aesthetics, and also medicine, nursing care, and welfare, and we are extending our business operations.

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[Company strength]
Our greatest advantage is our development speed. We can promptly catch up with customer needs by using secure materials and our manufacturing knowledge, and we produce optimal products by utilizing the characteristics of materials. We have a two-site system organized from a mass-production factory in Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture and an R&D factory in Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture. Our company has been selected many times for consignment research (Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program) and subsidies. We also have many machines that are not available at other companies. We are constructing a quality evaluation system and continuously implementing cutting-edge equipment.

[Business description]
1. We provide OEM consignment manufacturing and sales of products made of uniquely blended silicone, elastomer, and urethane. These include medical equipment parts and medical simulation products (artificial organs, etc.). These products also include nursing care and welfare products for shock absorption and other purposes and products related to health care and aesthetics for drug stores and online sales. 2. We sell silicone materials (mainly Momentive Performance Materials).

[Industry]
Rubber and plastics manufacturing

[Strength of products/technologies]
We have been devoted to research on materials and forming technologies with a specific focus on soft, safe materials of silicone, urethane, and thermoplastic elastomer to develop softer, safer materials. We registered Toughsilon Gel, Crystal Gel, and Medipure Gel as trademarks to clearly differentiate our materials. We will make use of the features of our materials, including these three materials with registered trademarks, to produce and propose products that meet customer needs.

[Representative's message]
Our company is working on materials and forming technologies from the research stage for differentiation from other companies. We will develop softer, safer materials and contribute to society in the fields of health care and beauty as well as medical care, nursing care, and welfare. We are currently jointly developing special products with a domestic partner that has great technical power. We will actively introduce the products we develop at five or more exhibitions annually. We will continue to produce unique, Made-in-Japan products.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
Transactions with major companies: Our transactions showed a great increase in the last three terms. We have a double-site system for production, quality, and research, organized from our Toyokawa factory and Kakamigahara factory where we continuously introduce cutting-edge equipment. We are gaining the trust of customers who visit our factories. 
In-house system for overseas expansion: We are now exporting products to one major company only and have not yet started full exports. We are receiving many inquiries from overseas through exhibitions and our website. However, our in-house system including sales channels is not yet ready.

[Market share/Ranking]
Gel insoles: 30% or more (including OEM).

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards] 
100 Attractive Companies in Gifu Prefecture Selected by the Youth (2014).

[Media] 
Nihon Keizai Shimbun, "Entering the market for artificial organs for training" (January 8, 2012); Gifu Shimbun, "New factory in Kakamigahara" (October 7, 2014).


[Authorization/Certification]
ISO 9001 (Gifu head office and Toyokawa factory). 
Business Innovation certification by Gifu Prefecture. 
Main projects approved in the last three years: 
Industry-University-Government joint research project subsidy, FY2012.
Advanced medical equipment commercialization promotion project, FY2012.
Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program, FY2013. 
Subsidy for supporting trial manufacturing and development by Monozukuri SMEs and small-scale business operators, FY2012.


[Joint research and development]
Gifu University School of Medicine, Nursing Course (joint development of physical operation simulation parts). The University of Electro-Communications (joint development of robot hand glove). Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute (joint research under the Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program in FY2012). Nagoya University, Nagoya City University, etc.

[Transaction form]
OEM consignment manufacturing and sales of original products.

[Transaction terms]
Closing at the end of each month and 100% cash payment at the end of the next month.

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Johnson & Johnson K.K., AS ONE Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., INOAC Corporation, Fuji Polymer Industries Co., Ltd., Zenkoku Tsuhan Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Olympus Corporation, and Terumo Corporation.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
We export artificial organs and other products to 13 sites of Johnson & Johnson outside Japan.

[Exhibition History/Information]
November 2014: HOSPEX JAPAN 2014. 
April 2014: MEDTEC JAPAN 2015. 
We participate in about 5 exhibitions annually.

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Marketing Support Department, SMRJ
Chubu Head Office, SMRJ
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