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Latest update: 22/11/2017 02:08:07

Kakihara Industries Co.,Ltd.

Manufacturing of resin-plated parts of automotive interior or exterior parts

Our major products include resin-plated automotive interior and exterior parts, automotive molded parts, and plated metallic parts. Our products feature a metallic feel with high-class texture. We offer stable quality and round-the-clock operation with our state-of-the-art unmanned FMS lines. Since our foundation, we have focused on an integrated production system ranging from molds to assembly, including plating processes, with top priority on quality, delivery date, and cost. We are expanding the potential of plating to cover automobile parts, agricultural equipment, construction machinery, housing hardware, entertainment equipment, AV information equipment, electronic components, and machine tools.

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[Company strength]
Our products, including automotive parts, are produced in an integrated manner, ranging from molds to assembly, including metallization processes, which is our major advantage and strength. Since our foundation, we have focused on an integrated production system covering molding, forming, metallization (plating), coating, and assembly, which offers great advantages in terms of quality, delivery date, and cost. We are a rare company in Japan that has an integrated production system including the metallization process for engineering plastic and super engineering plastic parts. Our state-of-the-art unmanned FMS lines ensure stable quality and operate round-the-clock. Our integrated production system, including recycling, helps us cope with environmental issues.

[Business description]
Our major products include resin-plated automotive interior and exterior parts, automotive molded parts, and plated metallic parts. Our core technology is metallization that features excellent durability, safety, and decorativeness with high-class metallic texture for various types of materials including ABS, PC/ABS, or shock-absorbing PP. Metallization is needed in many areas of industry, including automobile parts, agricultural equipment, construction machinery, housing hardware, entertainment equipment, AV information equipment, electronic components, and machine tools. We intend to continue exploring and expanding the applications of metallization and meeting customers’ demands with our integrated production system.

[Industry]
Plating and automobile parts manufacturing

[Representative's message]
As a leader in the metallization industry and a specialist of automotive parts, we help to refine customers’ ideas and designs by providing high functions and added value and developing various new kinds of plating, such as platinum satin plating with a high-grade appearance. Our current priority is internationalization of our brand. This means establishing the Kakihara brand (trust) in the auto industry, which is becoming increasingly global as emerging countries rapidly enter the industry. We aim to help people in emerging countries achieve their dreams and win their trust. We will intensify our R&D efforts to realize our goal and internationalize our brand based on a global intellectual property strategy.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
Overseas production site: We set up a production plant in Thailand in May 2013. This local company, Siam Kakihara Co., Ltd., is our first step toward localizing our production in other ASEAN countries. Business activity: Integrated production covering molds, forming and plating
Overseas business section: In 2012 we set up a section in the head office in Japan dedicated to overseas business to cope with increasing direct dealings with foreign customers. The section deals with trading business and contacts with overseas customers and suppliers.
Exhibitions: We actively display our products in exhibitions related to surface treatment and design.


[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
Chugoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Commendation as a factory with excellent energy management in 2017
Commendation in 2012 by the Federation of Corporation Associations of Hiroshima Prefecture

[Media]
Articles in many media including the Daily Industrial News and Chugoku Shimbun


[Authorization/Certification]
Small and medium enterprise rationalized model plant, greening model plant
ISO 9001:2008 
ISO 14001:2004


[Intellectual property]
We have dozens of patents related to surface treatment.

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Chugoku Head Office, SMRJ
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