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Latest update: 06/12/2016 14:36:18

Tefco Aomori Co., Ltd.

We offer transfer sticker type hour indications for clock and watch faces.

We used a unique electroforming method to develop transfer-sticker type watch dial indexes. This technology produces numerals with elaborate designs for watch dials. Our Tefco Mirror product group was developed by applying this technology. It is widely used for manufacturer or brand logos on home electronics appliances and digital devices, which are being reduced in thickness.

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[Company strength]
We are a development-type company. We have patents in 7 countries and supply products to several countries around the world. In the past, a lawsuit was filed against a client who was using our patented products. The client requested out support, and we were able to solve the problem successfully. Patents are powerful weapons to support clients and help in consolidating relations of trust with clients.

[Business description]
“Tefco” stands for “Technology by Electro Forming Company Limited.” We used a unique electroforming method to develop the world’s first transfer-sticker type watch dial indexes. We developed the Tefco Mirror product group by applying this technology. Our products are widely used for manufacturer or brand logos on home electronics appliances and digital devices, which are being reduced in thickness with increasing speed. These top-grade metal character stickers can meet difficult requests from designers throughout the world.


[Strength of products/technologies]
We are developing new products based on our unique technology and selling them in Japan and overseas. We also have experience in joint development with a manufacturer in a different industry.

[Representative's message]
Our company has produced achievements and won some fame in the watch, automobile, and light electric appliance industries in Japan and overseas since its foundation. We advocate “Local to Global (Local).” We manufacture all our products at Tefco Aomori and ship them in Japan and overseas. Our future issues are as follows:
(1) Extending the sales channels of existing products to other industries.
(2) Finding clients pursuing micro-refining as an extension of the “appearance products” to which we have been committed using our technologies.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
Confidentiality will be esteemed as before and an environment of safe use will be maintained for transactions with major companies in Japan and overseas. Our current system of expansion through overseas agencies in each industry will be further strengthened for overseas expansion.

[Awards and media coverage]
300 of Japan’s Vibrant Monozukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs (2006), and Enterprises Excelling in Patent Exploitation Award (2007).

World Business Satellite (WBS) (April 4, 2005), Takarabe Business Laboratory (TBL) (April 29, 2007), and so on.

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification (May 2006).

[Joint research and development]
Joint patent application and acquisition with Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. (Micro article fixing method: 4359791; Thick-film resin pattern manufacturing process and thick-film resin pattern: 4463364), etc.

[Transaction form]
Orders for trial manufacturing and development, joint development, and sales of products and materials.

[Transaction terms]
Based on our terms and conditions.

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. (Tefco Mirror mass production for watch dials since 1990), Sony Corporation (mass production of brand logos since 2000), and so on.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
Mercedes-Benz (mass production of dial indexes for car-mounted clocks and logos since 1993), IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breitling, Bulgari, Chanel, Chopard, OMEGA, TAG Heuer, Mont Blanc, and many other high-grade watch manufacturers (mass production of watch dial indexes, logos, and marks since 1995).

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Tohoku Head Office, SMRJ