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Latest update: 30/11/2016 18:17:06

Hirota Seisakusho Limited

We have a track record in Japan and abroad in the testing and evaluation of HDD and SSD equipment.

We manufacture and sell testing and evaluation equipment for storage devices (HDDs and SSDs). We have achieved good performance by taking advantage of our integrated system, which can handle processing from design to development, manufacturing, and sales of both prototypes and mass products. Our goal since our foundation in 1958 has been to expand our business in new areas and new markets related to copying, erasing, security protection, and so on. We do this by taking advantage of our accumulated knowledge and experience. We have a history of doing business with major domestic Japanese companies such as Toshiba and Panasonic, and Japanese-affiliated companies.

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[Company strength]
We have been accumulating experience in technology development for more than 30 years. We have also been involved in manufacturing and sales of testing and evaluation equipment for major domestic Japanese manufacturers of the latest storage devices (HDDs and SSDs). We have continuous expertise on state-of-the-art technology for interfaces, hardware, and software. We also have strength in integrated handling of prototypes and mass products for testing and evaluation from design to sales. We make the best use of the performance and strength gained from such technology development power and the related synergy effects, aiming to expand our business to new areas. These include copying, erasing, and security protection for storage devices. We also target overseas markets (Taiwan and China).

[Business description]

We develop, design, manufacture, and sell evaluation equipment and testing equipment for storage devices (HDDs and SSDs) for major and medium-size customers in the domestic Japanese and overseas markets. We also develop, design, manufacture, and sell data copying and erasing equipment for storage devices (HDDs and SSDs) for these markets.

[Industry]
Electronics & Electric Equipments ManufacturingElectronic and electric equipment manufacturing 

[Strength of products/technologies]
SSD development requires enhancing the speed of data reading and writing, as well as enhancing the degree of semiconductor integration. Technology development of high-speed interfaces is now underway in order to realize these targets. We developed and mass-produced product evaluation and testing equipment when high-speed interfaces were born, and we now take advantage of our technology developing power. HDDs have required enhanced speed and capacity, so a process for writing data after enclosing the media in helium gas was devised in order to achieve this. However, the price of the helium gas has soared in recent years, so we have realized a system for collecting and reusing helium gas after use. This is how we are exerting our power to make proposals for resource saving, and our power for technological responses for their realization.

[Representative's message]
We provide products and services for HDDs, SSDs, and various types of interfaces. We have been providing HDD manufacturers with our manufacturing, testing, and evaluation equipment for more than 30 years. In today’s fast-growing SSD market we commercialized testing and evaluation equipment according to the global standards from the earliest stage. Technology is rapidly innovated in the interface field, and we have also commercialized leading-edge products earlier than anyone else. If you have any problems about HDDs, SSDs, and interfaces, please feel free to contact us.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
Our sales department works as the point of contact for customers. They support overseas customers with the cooperation of the engineering department. This is done by making timely visits, by E-mail, and so on. We have been expanding sales of our SSD evaluation and testing equipment to customers in Taiwan and China through our agency in Taiwan since FY2014. This agency handles after-sales support and service for customers in the event of equipment breakdown.

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]

[Media]
Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nagano edition), “Entering into large-volume copying” (October 27, 2015); Shinano Mainichi Shimbun (financial page), our gas collection and reuse of helium gas for HDDs (December 21, 2014), our security equipment (November 12, 2014), and our OEM products (March 12, 2014).


[Authorization/Certification]
Acquired ISO 9001 certification. 
Eco-Action 21 registration.


[Joint research and development]
We have filed a patent application for our security equipment.

[Intellectual property]
PATENT PENDING ON SECURITY DEVICE

[Factory (domestic)]
Nagano

[Factory (overseas)]
Contract Factory in Thailand and Philippines

[Transaction form]
To be negotiated.

[Transaction terms]
To be negotiated.

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Toshiba, Furukawa UNIC, Toshiba Tec, Fujitsu Component, Shinano Fujitsu, Fujitsu Interconnect Technologies, Fujitsu Quality Laboratory, PFU, Panasonic, Brother, Mitsubishi Electric, Ricoh, Fuji Xerox, I-O Data, Azbil, Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Iwaki, Kashiyama Industrial, Osaka Vacuum, MUTECS, and so on.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Toshiba International Procurement Hong Kong.

[Exhibition History/Information]
TAITRONICS 2013, SEMICON JAPAN 2013, SEMICON TAIWAN 2014.

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Marketing Support Department, SMRJ
Kanto Head Office, SMRJ
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