Issues to be Addressed
The main issues that the Group should address are as follows.
Business and Financial Issues to be Addressed
In the upcoming consolidated fiscal year, we will realize the establishment of a powerful management foundation that will not be affected by Covid-19 or geopolitical risks under the new midterm management plan. We regard market overseas as the main battlefield for business expansion, and we will formulate growth strategies to suit the characteristics of the individual areas individually and proceed with the effective use of management resources, involving all group companies, despite increasing global uncertainty.
In such a management environment, our group will intensify multilateral investments to secure sustainable growth. We will develop new businesses to create new needs and increase human investments and development investments to foster a variety of human resources that can promote global expansion, aiming to become a "true development-oriented company" that can inspire all customers beyond our 100th anniversary.
1. Addressing of social issues in business promotion
In air energy business, we are proceeding with the development of scroll expanders by applying the technology for the oil-free scroll air compressor that we have released for the first time in the world. We will contribute to CO2 emission reduction by pursuing the possibilities of the reuse of the water vapor discharged as the surplus energy of the factory using the know-how we have accumulated. In addition, by increasing the sales ratio of oil-free machines, we will reduce the amount of industrial lubricant used, with an aim to reduce environmental load.
In coating business, we endeavor to spread environmentally-friendly coating technologies through, for example, the practical use of the electrospray method, which is a new atomization method achieving a coating efficiency close to 100%, and proposals for coating systems that make use of VR, IoT, and other full automation technologies. Furthermore, we will focus on the development of "no VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions" coating systems with low environmental load.
2.Optimization of the supply chain
To avoid the supply chain from being severed due to any of various uncertainties including Covid-19, we establish a BCP for each supplier. For parts that require special materials, processing, and treatment, and production centralized in a single country overseas, in particular, we assist suppliers in conditions of transactions and, at the same time, proceed with the addition of suppliers and producing areas.
We have proceeded with the reform of the production plan with an aim to improve the production efficiency and stabilize the supply chain for some time. We will promote this reform more powerfully to achieve stable production and product supply.
3. Operational reforms for reinforcing the relationship and contact with customers
To accommodate the situation in which the business environment changes greatly with the rapid progress of IT, we will establish a contact optimum for customers in the world and promote the penetration and reinforcement of the brand by creating an environment in which information about products and services can be easily accessed from a variety of digital routes. In addition, we will further reinforce the development of products meeting diversifying needs through the creation of an environment that can connect to customers digitally.
4. Revitalization of the organization by maintaining the health of employees and their families
We recognize that in order for our group to contribute to the realization of an affluent society that can achieve sustainable growth, it is an indispensable element to maintain and improve the health of employees and their families. We appoint President as CHO (Chief Health Officer), so that the Health Management Promotion Committee can work together with related departments to tackle with work style reform toward improving health literacy and securing a work-life balance.
In the current consolidated fiscal year, a series of our activities has been highly evaluated, so that we have been recognized as an "Outstanding Health and Productivity Management Organization 2022 (White 500)" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the NIPPON KENKO KAIGI and as a "Health and Productivity Management Brand 2022" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. We will continue effort to improve the health of employees and their families in the future, with an aim to be the "top White 500 company in the machinery sector".