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NS TOOL Co., Ltd.

Developing end mills and other precision cutting tools with cutting diameters as small as 10?

We manufacture high precision end mills for use on ultra hard materials. We have also expanded overseas, establishing a consolidated subsidiary in Hong Kong in addition to having six locations across Japan ? in Sendai, Nagano, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.

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[Company strength]
We specialize in small diameter end mills with cutting diameters of 6mm or less. Tools at the smallest end of the scale include an end mill we pioneered with a cutting diameter of only 10μm. We also have taken the lead, ahead of our competitors, in manufacturing CBN and PCD end mills, in addition to those made of ultra hard carbide alloys.

[Business description]
We engage in the manufacture and sale of end mills and other cutting tools, handling everything from development through manufacturing at our location in Yamato-cho. Consolidated subsidiaries at the same site are engaged in the development and mass production of coatings, as well as re-polishing and the manufacture of tool cases. We believe in the value and strength of “Made in Japan" manufacturing, and support that concept through our own manufacturing in the Miyagi region. Our company is listed on the JASDAQ Exchange.

[Industry]
Manufacture of machining tools

[Strength of products/technologies]
We offer a full lineup of CBN and PCD products specialized for the precision machining field, in addition to ultra hard carbide tools. An original tool grinder, along with automation and our commitment to continuous improvement, enables us to produce these high quality products on a stable and consistent basis. We also focus on the development and distribution of cutting technologies and CAM software, introducing our NS-MicroCAM software in 2012.

[Representative's message]
We will continue to expand our offering of precision end mills for hard materials as we move forward, extending our contribution to the field of ultra precision and micro machining. We also intend to harness the strength of our in-house technology to secure new growth through expanding business in peripheral domains and niche markets. We established NS Tool Hong Kong as our base for overseas sales in April 2013, and began operations there in May. We will continue to respond effectively to customer needs in both international and domestic markets, with quick and reliable delivery and a rich lineup of products.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
Our company has six domestic branches ? in Sendai, Tokyo, Nagano, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka ? and engages in technical proposal type marketing. Our head office overseas sales department acts as the response portal for international customers, while NS Tool Hong Kong is our base for overseas sales and physical distribution. Another consolidated subsidiary, Makino Kogyo Co., Ltd, is a leading manufacturer of tool cases, not only for end mills but for related products as well.

[Market share/Ranking]
Roughly a 35% share in ultra hard small diameter end mills (company estimate)

[Awards and media coverage]
[Commendations] Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Nippon Grand Award, Prize of Excellence (2005); Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Co., Ltd. 10 Major New Products, Grand Prize (2005); 300 of Japan's Vibrant Monozukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs (2007); Ultra Monozukuri Parts Grand Prix, Machine Parts Grand Prize (2007? 2008? 2012); Japan Strength Prize (2011); Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Nippon Grand Award, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award (2013); among others  
[Media Exposure] Tokyo MX TV “Company Spirit” (broadcast November 22, 2011); Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (numerous articles)


[Authorization/Certification]
ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification acquired

[Joint research and development]
RIKEN, Nippon Institute of Technology, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Chubu University, among others

[Factory (domestic)]
Sendai Plant (Miyagi Prefecture)

[Other sites]
Head Office (Tokyo), Development Center (Miyagi Prefecture), Sales Bases (Tokyo, Miyagi, Nagano, Aichi, Osaka, Fukuoka)

[Transaction terms]
Books close on the 25th of the month, with payment in cash on the 18th of the immediately succeeding month.

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
We supply major distributors, both domestic and overseas. Principal end users include Toyota Motor, DENSO, Aisin Seiki, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, Alps Electric, Brother and many others.

[Exhibition History/Information]
JIMTOF 2012, Die Machining Technology Fair 2013, Mechatronics Technology 2013, Private Show 2013, EMO 2013

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