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Latest update: 22/06/2018 02:09:42

Meihou Co., Ltd.

We are a precision mold manufacturer expanding our business in Japan and abroad.

We are a precision mold manufacturer established in 1973. We mainly design and manufacture molds for small items and precision parts. We supply our products to fields including semiconductors, electronic parts, automotive parts, medical devices, and forming machines. Our company also manufactures and sells plastic injection moldings and small injection molding machines. We have many customers among major companies in Japan. This includes Toshiba Group, OMRON Group, Nissei ASB Machine, Mitsubishi Pencil, and Aisin Seiki. We have a track record of exports outside Japan mainly to Japanese companies overseas. We have extensive experience in industry-university R&D. Our company was selected as one of 300 of Japan's Vibrant Monozukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2009.


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[Company strength]
Our company has about 100 highly experienced workers in the mold division, including 20 mold designers. Our monthly mold production capacity is about 40 molds. The forming division is automated to reduce the labor force. Two special-grade forming technicians and about 30 other staff manufacture about 300 kinds of products by precision forming. Our R&D division mainly develops ultra-small injection molding machines that are optimal for high-mix low-volume production. This division is also developing trial forming technology for silicone and other developed resins. We gain strength for competition from our human resources and equipment specialized in precision molds and precision forming. We also have technical capabilities for production and development cultivated through many years of doing business with major manufacturers.

[Business description]
Our company designs and manufactures precision molds. We have an advantage in products for small items and precision parts. We sell our products to manufacturers of semiconductors, electronic parts, automotive parts, medical devices, and forming machines. We also manufacture small precision plastic moldings for electronic parts, automotive parts, and medical devices under an integrated production system using high-precision molds that we made ourselves. Our business includes trial plastic part manufacturing and high-mix low-volume production using our in-house small injection molding machines.

Various precision mold, plastic injection molding, and small injection molding machine manufacturing and sales

[Strength of products/technologies]
Our company possesses comprehensive precision forming technologies and expertise for designing and manufacturing plastic materials and precision molds, including forming and production. We propose optimal molds and production lines that satisfy customer needs, starting from the trial manufacturing and development stage. We help customers reduce the time required from when plastic parts are developed and manufactured experimentally until mass production starts and becomes stable. We also contribute to quality maintenance and management cost reduction. Our company excels at manufacturing small molds, moldings, and injection molding machines with micron-level precision. Our factory is totally air-conditioned for production in a clean environment.

[Representative's message]
We have been cultivating precision mold technology as our core technology since our establishment, and ascertain market needs for semiconductors and electronic parts. We always take on the challenge of products with high added value that require high technologies like semiconductor packaging and insert molding. We recently developed a burr-free mold used to manufacture waterproof parts and cell culture containers from liquid silicone resins. We are now expanding the market for this product in the fields of automotive parts and electronic parts, and also to new markets like medicine, biotechnology, and cosmetics.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We have nine staff in the sales section and eight staff at our R&D center for business development. We assign technical or sales staff to respond to customer inquiries according to their fields. We receive many inquiries in the Kanto region, so we have a sales office in Tokyo where sales staff are stationed to quickly handle inquiries. We basically handle overseas inquiries by visiting customers, but we collaborate on sales activities with a trading firm when needed.

[Market share/Ranking]
We are the 17th-ranking plastic molding manufacturer in Japan (number one in Kyushu) by sales.
*Source: Mould Technology (March 2015)

[Awards and media coverage]
The Japan Society for Die and Mould Technology, Encouragement Prize (2010); 300 of Japan's Vibrant Monozukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs (2009); Kyushu Industrial Technology Center, Excellence Prize (2002).

Nihon Keizai Shimbun (October 2012).

ISO 9001 quality management system
KES Step 2 environmental management system

[Joint research and development]
Fukuoka Industrial Technology Center: Development of micro transfer mold manufacturing technology, under the Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program 2006 (2006–2008).
Kyushu Institute of Technology: Development of resin flow control mold for advanced high-grade moldings, under the Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program 2011 (2010–2013).
Kansai University: Joint development concerning resin forming in microneedles by imitation of a mosquito’s living body (2013–2015).
Faculty of Medicine Tottori University: Development of accommodating intraocular lens, under A-STEP (since 2015).

[Intellectual property]
We possess two registered patents, with six patents pending or laid open, and one trademark registration.

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Toshiba Group (semiconductor sealed molds, press molds, injection molds, and plastic moldings, ongoing); OMRON Group (injection molds and plastic moldings, ongoing); Nissei ASB Machine (bottle molds, ongoing); Mitsubishi Pencil (injection molds and plastic moldings, ongoing); Aisin Seiki (small injection molding machines, ongoing); Toyoda Gosei (injection molds, press molds, and plastic moldings, ongoing); Togo Medikit (injection molds, ongoing); many other electronic and automotive part manufacturers.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
Toshiba Semiconductor Thailand Co., Ltd. (semiconductor sealed molds and press molds, ongoing); Thai NJR Co., Ltd. (semiconductor sealed molds, ongoing); Wuxi Tongzhi Microelectronics Co., Ltd. (semiconductor sealed molds, ongoing).


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