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Latest update: 30/11/2016 18:40:08

Dainichi Electronics Co., Ltd.

We developed the wireless equipment used on the Maido No. 1 satellite.

We are a wireless system manufacturer established in 1953. Focusing primarily on the power utility and railway sectors, we manufacture and sell our own wireless telephone units, communication control units, remote control units, power supply units, and wireless systems that combine these units. We have done business with major domestic power utilities as well as with Sanyo Electric Railway, Kobe Electric Railway, Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Toshiba, and other leading corporations. We were involved with the development of the Maido No. 1 satellite, and we were responsible for the development of the satellite’s wireless communication devices and lightning monitoring equipment. We designed and developed lightning sensors and other equipment used on the International Space Station. We were selected as one of 300 Energetic SME Manufacturers by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.


Other presentation

[Company strength]
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1. We have direct sales channels to large corporations.
 Selected large users: Kansai Electric Power, Chubu Electric Power, Hokkaido Electric Power, Hokuriku Electric Power Company, Chugoku Electric Power, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Sanyo Electric Railway, Kobe Electric Railway
 Selected large manufacturers: Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Toshiba, Toshiba Teli, NEC, Icom
2. We have the capability to design, manufacture, sell, install, and maintain everything from components to complete systems.
3. We cut the development time and cost with advanced CAD and simulation systems.
4. We deliver high-quality products for such critical applications as train wireless systems and security wireless units for power utilities.
5. We invest in the future through R&D, such as the development of the Maido No. 1 satellite.
6. “Corporate quality depends on people.” We make employee training paramount, because the quality of Dainichi Denshi is determined by the quality of our employees.

[Business description]
1. Under contract with power utilities across the country, we manufacture and sell standalone units - such as our own wireless security telephone base stations, communication control units, and remote control units - and wireless systems that combine these units.
2. Under contract with railway companies, we manufacture and sell standalone units - such as our own train wireless base stations, on-board stations for wireless telephones used on trains, control units, and power supply units - and wireless systems that combine these units.
3. We undertake contracts to install our own electric field strength measurement units to address base station dead zones.
4. We undertake contracts to manufacture, sell, and install our own telemeters and dam discharge warning units for power utilities.
5. We develop original equipment and devices on contract.

Manufacturing industry

[Strength of products/technologies]
We design, manufacture, and carry out quality assurance testing of components, units, devices, and systems. This means we can minimize the design change costs if a part is discontinued and continue manufacturing the equipment, which is a huge benefit for users of trains and long-service-life applications. Furthermore, we distinguish ourselves from other firms through our design technology. We cut the development time and cost by designing structural components with 3D CAD systems and by using advanced CAD and simulation systems for analog circuit design, high-frequency circuit design, digital circuit design, and the design of program software for microcomputers and FPGAs. We have also designed and developed lightning sensors and other equipment used on the International Space Station.

[Representative's message]
1. Our wireless systems require installation work and maintenance operations. For distant locations, we recruit agents to sell our products and local contractors to carry out maintenance operations on our behalf.
2. We take inquiries from all fields, regardless of whether they are connected to our products or not. If we cannot help a prospective client, we will introduce them to other specialized firms using our extensive network of industry contacts. We welcome window shoppers.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
Existing users of analog wireless in Japan sequentially update their equipment as operations demand it. Therefore, from the perspective of major wireless providers, the market is too small to be profitable, and they are exiting the business. But for SMEs like us, this size of market is very attractive. We have signed direct contracts with power utilities and other large users that are having difficulties because of the exit of venders. To obtain contracts, we utilize trade promotions, banking on our media exposure after the success of the Maido No. 1 satellite. We are not actively considering overseas expansion.

[Market share/Ranking]
Fifty percent share of the analog wireless market for the power industry
(Our position varies between power utilities. We are the No. 1 supplier for Kansai Electric Power and Chugoku Electric Power and the No. 2 supplier for Chubu Electric Power.)

[Awards and media coverage]
One of 300 Energetic SME Manufacturers selected by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, one of 100 Energetic Manufacturers selected by the Kinki Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, one of 193 Featured Osaka Manufacturers selected by Osaka Prefecture

Winner of the Second NASDA Space Venture Grand Prize (various media outlets)
Two-page article in the Nikkei Shimbun (Nov. 25, 2013)
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, CVG Grand Prize judge (Jan. 20, 2015)

1. Patent No. 4234500
2. Patent No. 5764779
3. Patent No. 5275860
4. Patent No. 5283268

[Joint research and development]
1. Remote control system using variable-length serial tones
2. Wireless communication method for wireless communication units
3. System for conveying voice information on digital networks via analog wireless
4. Devices that determine the state of voice generation

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Selected direct sales of wireless systems for the power industry (base stations, communication control units, remote control units, monitoring and control units manufactured by Dainichi Denshi): More than 95 systems delivered to Kansai Electric Power, more than 36 systems delivered to Chugoku Electric Power, more than 13 systems delivered to Hokkaido Electric Power, more than 17 systems delivered to Hokuriku Electric Power Company, and 36 base stations delivered to Chubu Electric PowerSelected direct sales of train wireless equipment: 48 onboard stations delivered to Sanyo Electric Railway

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Kansai Head Office, SMRJ