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Latest update: 27/10/2017 14:13:00

Reif Co., Ltd.

Developed a “sphere driving module” with omnidirectional driving capabilities.

We design, develop, and fabricate robots and special machines.  We also manufacture medical equipment.  With our know-how and technologies of sphere control,  we have  commercialized a “sphere driving module,” which has integrated the sphere and the drive unit .  The product is now used for wheels of carrying carts  and other purposes.  In the medical care/rehabilitation fields,  we have commercialized a “foot pressure measurement device.” The device is used in developing guidelines for walking exercises.

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[Company strength]
We have sphere control technologies and know-how to manufacture small multiaxis arms, small and medium special machinery, and other robots, leveraging our innovative ideas with users' viewpoints.  We make proposals that focus on a product design, and offer clearer future images.  We are actively engaged in industrial and consumer sectors  (medical/rehabilitation). In the consumer sector, we visit hospitals and nursing homes to collect users' voices and conduct on-site evaluations for developing and commercializing superior products.  We have acquired a medical equipment manufacturing license as one of the first steps to grow this business into one of our core businesses.

[Business description]
We conduct two main businesses: (1) design and fabrication of robots and special machinery, as well as (2) engineering of control software.  We are also engaged in research and development  of our own products,  such as small multiaxis arms,  omnidirectional traveling units,  and robots for the medical/rehabilitation fields.


[Strength of products/technologies]
We develop products from the users' perspective and with focus on versatility and usability.  Our “sphere driving module,” which is capable of omnidirectional driving with use of a sphere, has high potential for use in various industrial sectors including health and rehabilitation.  The sphere can be up-side-down when used, and the technology for modularization is potentially applicable to other new products, and under the attention of the departments of major firms in charge of new business development.  Our foot pressure monitoring insoles and other products have been developed based on the same concept.  Our self-developed products, which aim to respond to needs one step ahead, have the attention of customers as well as the media.

[Representative's message]
We provide a wide range of services ranging from assistance in problem-solving to commercialization of new products for clients regardless of their scale with our hardware and software  that focuses on product design aspects.  Our advanced technologies, combined with power  of imagination, have created novel products that could not be produced in developing nations but were highly praised in developed nations.  

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We recently obtained a license for manufacturing medical equipment, and newly established a manufacturing management/quality control division within the company.  We are a small company with 10 employees, but all of the employees are well informed with commonly-used documents on purchasing and quality control.  We respond to new customers  as a team under the direction of our president (who is also in charge of technological aspects.)  Our sales and planning personnel also visit customers to make proposals from a wide perspective.

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards] the Outstanding Performance Award of Fukuoka Industry Design Award in 2012 (Foot pressure monitor insole PiT).
[Media] "Shining Company in Kitakyushu" (2012)/RKB Kyo-kan News (February 15,  2013)/FBS NEWS 5 Channel (February 18,  2013)/TNC Super News (March 28,  2013)/KBC Asa Desu (April 14,  2013)/Nihon Keizai Shimbun (July 2011)/ NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN (October 2011)/The Mainichi Newspapers (February 16 , 2013)/ The Nishinippon Shimbun (February 20 , 2013) 

Medical equipment manufacturing license

[Transaction form]
Prototype development,  joint development,  processing on commission

[Transaction terms]
Subject to our terms and conditions

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]

[Exhibition History/Information]
International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition 2014

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Marketing Support Department, SMRJ
Kyushu Head Office, SMRJ

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