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Latest update: 30/11/2016 18:55:02

Nippon Flex Controls Corp.

Our main products are control cables, which are distributed both in Japan and overseas.

We are a transportation equipment parts manufacturer that was established in 1962. Our company supplies control cables, which are important functional components, to a wide range of industries. Our customers include domestic Japanese and overseas automobile manufacturers, bicycle parts manufacturers, and agricultural machinery manufacturers. Our unique composition of production equipment and an integrated production system allows us to seamlessly handle all control cable manufacturing processes from development to assembly. We have also expanded our business operations by developing more value-added products in response to increasing customer needs, such as slim cables and extra-fine-diameter continuous coils. We are currently accelerating our overseas expansion efforts in China and Thailand. 

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[Company strength]
Our company has an integrated production system that handles all control cable manufacturing processes, from development to assembly, using production equipment that was developed by making use of original technologies. We established a highly efficient network to provide superb products at lower cost. The individual production plants specialize in certain functions. Our continuing development and production of slim cables and extra-fine-diameter continuous cables results from our policy to respond to customer needs, and to pursue new added value for cables. 

[Business description]
Control cables are used as important functional components in a wide range of industries. Our company has gained a great deal of trust and business by delivering high-performance, high-quality products to users for over 50 years since our establishment in 1962. We also hope to continue to wholeheartedly offer advanced high-quality essential products and services in the medical field. We will do this by going back to the basics, and creating new added value for our customers. 

Transportation equipment parts manufacturing (development and manufacturing of various control cables)

[Representative's message]
We are considering global expansion from our domestic site in Japan. We will mainly work with the overseas sites of Japanese manufacturers. We will conduct our domestic Japanese sales activities across industries to pursue potential business opportunities. For us it feels like going backwards to repeat the same transactions. 

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
Market development: Sales promotion activities are planned and conducted mainly by the internal added value creation group. Its work is based on information on customer needs, and the creation of added value for customers. 
Overseas expansion: This is mainly conducted by project teams for China and Thailand. Dedicated personnel for these projects work closely with domestic sales representatives.

[Market share/Ranking]
Our agricultural machinery control cable has the largest share of the market.

[Awards and media coverage]
100 Leading Manufacturers in Hanshin approval (2002); Shimano Designated Excellent Quality Company (by Shimano, 2015). 


ISO 9001:2008.

[Joint research and development]
Fukuoka Institute of Technology: Joint development of a parallel wire driven robot (2002–2015).
Kubota: Joint development of a cable for controllers (2007).
Fukuoka Institute of Technology: Joint prototype development of a flexible linear actuator (2008–2009).
Keio University: Joint development of a remote control cable for medical applications (2009–2010). 

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Our company supplies various kinds of cables to automobile manufacturers and Tier 1/Tier 2 manufacturers, either directly or on an OEM basis. These cables are also supplied directly to agricultural machinery manufacturers. Certain types of cables are supplied to bicycle parts manufacturers. 

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
We supply dedicated cables and other components to the automobile, bicycle, and agricultural machinery fields.

[Exhibition History/Information]
We have been focused on slim cables, and have developed fine, lightweight shield outer casings. We can develop production equipment and dies in-house, so we can reduce the lead time and cost for your products. Control cables can be quite versatile as function components depending on the application (e.g., in terms of the outer diameter, length, and fittings). We engage in “design-in” activities with the customer’s design and development team, and we try to conduct the high-quality, excellent manufacturing practice that is expected from a Japanese company. 

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Kansai Head Office, SMRJ