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Latest update: 30/11/2016 19:15:31

Mizushima Kiko Co., Ltd.

Auto parts manufacturer accelerating global development

We are an auto parts manufacturer established in 1953. We mainly produce and sell engine-system precision machined parts, drive-system casings and gear parts, chassis parts, etc. We have a proven track record with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, and other major companies in Japan, as well as NTN-SNR overseas. Our established production system ensures consistent quality in all in-house processes from cold plastic working to machining, heat treatment, finish machining, assembly and functional inspection, allowing us to meet our customers’ needs and expand our business. We also export our products to France through a trading company, and we have a production base in Thailand, as part of our global development efforts.


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[Company strength]
Our established system for in-house integrated production covers all processes from cold plastic working to machining, heat treatment, finish machining, assembly and functional inspection.
We have achieved low-cost, high-accuracy precision processing through in-house production of exclusive machines and automated production lines. Short-time delivery is ensured through in-house production of processing jigs, inspection tooling programs, etc., and flexible response to production fluctuations. Our production base in Thailand allows us to supply our products to the Asian region, and we also export our products to France through a trading company. We can supply our products anywhere in the world.

[Business description]
We manufacture auto parts and specialize in machining techniques. We have two domestic bases and one overseas base (Thailand). Our wide range of products includes engine-system precision machined parts and sub-assembly parts, drive-system casings and gear parts, steering-system sub-assembly parts, and chassis parts. Our main customers are Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (50%), overseas bearing manufacturers (through trading companies) (13%), Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (12%), and about ten other auto parts manufacturers.

Manufacture of machines and parts for the transportation industry (mainly auto parts)

[Strength of products/technologies]
Our strengths include gear cutting (capable of exceeding the former JIS 1 class by gear grinding), superfinishing, high-accuracy processing (micron tolerance) of complex shapes of casings, knuckles, brackets, etc., and automation technology utilizing robots for machining lines, etc., as precision machining techniques. Our automatic parts assembly techniques utilize robots (automatic material picking devices using simultaneous machining, washing/leak, measuring, and/or image processing), shrink-fit technology, balance-measuring and adjustment technology, etc.

[Representative's message]
We work as a team and consistently strive to meet our customers’ various needs. In response to the intense global competition, we accelerated our overseas development and opened a factory in Thailand. Our business is on track, and a system capable of serving more customers is nearly completed. We take great pride in the techniques and expertise we have accumulated through more than half a century of manufacturing auto parts, and we look forward to responding flexibly to all inquiries.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
(1) Strengthening of the sales department: Addition of two members in 2012 (four persons to six persons), and personnel reinforcement by employing English-speaking persons, in preparation for overseas development
(2) Thai factory: Employment of one sales member
(3) Active participation in business meetings with companies, strengthening of information collection by visiting contact persons
(4) Improvement of production technology: Expansion of in-house designing and manufacturing facilities, and effective application of new techniques
(5) Continuous employment of engineers, and early fostering (OJT at the manufacturing site of new facilities)

[Market share/Ranking]
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation: All models of the newest clean diesel engines 4N14, 4N15 (about 20,000 engines/month)

[Awards and media coverage]
Awards for Excellent Quality Control received from customers (Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, NTN-SNR, etc.)

Published in the Sanyo Shimbun (May 29, 2015, “Enlargement of the Thai Factory”)
Published in the Sanyo Shimbun (September 5, 2015: “Start of Production of High Precision Gears”)

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation: 50%, H.I.C. Corporation (NTN-SNR): 13%, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation: 12%, GKN Driveline Japan Ltd.: 7%, etc.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
France: NTN-SNR (through a trading company): car hub unit parts (nine hundred million/year)

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Chugoku Head Office, SMRJ