Building up customersf trust based on thorough
K M Seiko is manufacturing screws, nuts and
metal forged parts.Our main products are for automotive
industry, and the sales is increasing 5|10% yearly, including monthly output of 2.5 million pieces of airbag parts.
The companyfs most prominent feature is the warm forging technology.
It processes the metal parts with the temperature around 400 C, so-called
the medium temperature between cold and hot
Through the technology, stainless steel or
titanium can be processed into complicated shapes equivalent to hot forging, maintaining the property
of each metal
The warm forging technology on stainless steel has been brushed up by Mr. Masatsugu Kitai, chairman who is the
predecessor president.It contains the unique know-how on
temperature control and mold building.
We established the technology of warm forging
on stainless steel in 1975.Since then we increased the sales
performance by the large scale production of metal parts for automotive industry as
well as by the export to U.S.housing industry.
In 1980 latter years, our big customers who
are related to housing industry in U.S.A.
changed the source to China and Taiwan due to the appreciation of Japanese yen. To go newly into the domestic
screw markets for housing,
we set up the delivery center to make small
lot shipments in 1991.
On that time economic bubble bursted out,
and our sales amount plunged to two thirds.
Mr.Takato Kitai quitted Mitsubishi Heavy
Industry Co., Ltd and joined us.
He contended with the improvement of
Quality control. He holds belief
g Because screws are consumed in a large
quantity, it is most important for us not to make defective products.h
Up to that time, the screw performance test
was made at the final process only.
He brought in the inspection to the
production process and established the manufacturing system which produces no
gWe put in double time and double effort of
our competitors for the inspection during the production procedure.
It pushes up our cost, but we are earning
trust from our customersh
By building up the trust from the domestic
our performance recovered gradually, and
could reach the biggest sales of about 2,600 million yen as of the term
We have been emphasizing the activity on
transfer of the technology in cooperation with NPO gLocal Base Technology Transfer Plazah since2006. With two yearfs accomplishment, our
staff is making voluntary efforts on
technology transfer and products development.
Manufacture of large diameter drill for
construction by cold forging is in process now. We are endeavoring to develop new nuts
Based on the strict quality control, young
man powers are trying to develop the products leading the next generation.