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Latest update: 06/12/2016 14:57:07

Sekon Co., Ltd.

We supply industrial plastic products to various fields.

We are a manufacturer of industrial plastic products established in 1972. We supply mainly medical parts, industrial parts, lock-related parts, automotive parts, and environmentally friendly molded products to various fields. Our customers include major domestic Japanese companies such as TDK, Akita Sumitomo Bakelite, and Nagase. We also do business with overseas Japanese companies. We have installed various kinds of equipment, including 40 injection molding machines covering from 30 to 360 tons. We also possess NC milling machines, NC EDM machines, NC wire cut EDM machines, and machining centers. We have a mold creation system in the company, and have been extending our business volume by satisfying various customer requests.

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[Company strength]
Our company is ready to meet requests even for small-lot or high-mix production while satisfying customer requirements for accuracy and cleanliness. We possess 40 injection molding machines covering from 30 to 360 tons. We can even create molds in-house by making use of our NC milling machines, NC EDM machines, NC wire cut EDM machines, and machining centers. Our company has an integrated system for Monozukuri craftsmanship from mold design and production to injection molding and molded part assembly. We also excel at machining molded parts using an ultrasonic welding machine. We can handle products from large articles to ultra-precision molding.

[Business description]
Our company was established in 1972, and we excel at ultra-precision molding of products made using industrial plastics. We make use of molding to manufacture medical parts, industrial parts, lock-related parts, automotive parts, and environmentally friendly products for various fields. This is done under an integrated system from cutting-edge technology development and molding to quality management. Our philosophy is to make an environment that is friendly to products and also to the people who make them. We are particular about the air and water in Akita Prefecture, which is endowed with a rich natural environment. Our factory has photovoltaic power generation equipment on the premises for internal use. We have made and offered a series of highly original products under the corporate philosophy that technology is born from the environment. We are working tirelessly every day for our society, staff, and customers, with the environment and safety as our themes.

[Industry]
Mold design and manufacturing, plastic injection molding, and machining

[Strength of products/technologies]
We overcame many obstacles to develop a shell for fireworks in an industry-university-government project, and it won the first Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Nippon Grand Award in 2005. This previously unavailable biodegradable resin shell is safe and environmentally friendly. It is extensively used in our hometown Omagari Fireworks Festival in Akita Prefecture. We completed a revolutionary cap for polypropylene urine bottles for men in a medical-engineering collaboration project with Akita University. This was done in order to realize what nurses thought would be a good idea in this medical equipment. We have sufficient technologies to continue to complete such highly original products. We handle general-purpose engineering plastics, super engineering plastics, biodegradable resins with low environmental loads, in-house pellet blends, and recycled materials. We are doing our best to develop new products by making the most of these raw materials.

[Representative's message]
Our company is particular about the air, water, and people of Akita Prefecture. We handle products in a great variety of fields from medical parts to shells for rocket fireworks. We take care not to harm our favorable environment, and to remain in harmony with it. We develop new technologies, products, and uses every day, on the basis of stubborn Monozukuri craftsmanship unique to Akita Prefecture. All of our employees work together to satisfy customer requests from small-lot trial manufacturing to mass production with high quality and appropriate pricing. We hope that our introduction on J-GoodTech will trigger new business expansion.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
Our company has technical development staff in the mold division to manufacture final molded products even from the idea stage with no drawings. Our manufacturing management department flexibly handles projects from small-lot production for trial manufacturing to mass production. The quality management section always works carefully to achieve the quality requested by our customers.

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
First Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Nippon Grand Award, Prize of Excellence; 300 of Japan's Vibrant Monozukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs in 2007; Tohoku New Business Grand Award; and Invention Encouragement Award from the Minister of Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

[Media]
Publicity magazine of Daisen City, Akita Prefecture, “Daisen Biyori” (June 2015); WEDGE (October 2005); Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 300 of Japan's Vibrant Monozukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs (2007), Akita Sakigake Shinpo, etc.


[Joint research and development]
Akita University Faculty of Medicine: Medical-engineering collaboration project for product development.
Akita Prefectural University: Project for utilizing biomass to develop environmentally friendly biodegradable composite materials.
Akita Industrial Technology Center: Biodegradable shells for fireworks.


[Intellectual property]
Shell for Rocket Fireworks Using Biodegradable Resin and Manufacturing Method (Japanese Patent No. 3897738; co-owned by Akita Prefecture).

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
TDK Corporation (jigs for electronic parts); Akita Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. (medical parts); Nagase & Co., Ltd. (medical parts); Tosoh Corporation (blood test parts).

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
TDK Dalian (cleaning jigs).

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

大曲商工会議所
秋田県産業技術センター
Tohoku Head Office, SMRJ
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