Ene Forest Co., Ltd.
We are a manufacturer of air sterilizers for preventing airborne infections.
Our Aero Shield is equipped with UV-C lamps with high sterilization effects, which are effective against most bacteria strains and viruses. They provide sterilization at normal temperatures without creating resistant microbes, which is an excellent property of ultraviolet ray sterilization. Our equipment has been introduced to a wide range of facilities, including hospitals, nursing facilities, nurseries, kindergartens, food plants, offices, hotels, and other public facilities. Airborne infection control in Japan is lagging behind other developed nations, and we hope to contribute to society by promoting thorough prevention measures.
[Company strength] Our company has closely collaborated with various research institutions and experts in the infectious disease field. We are a pioneer manufacturer of air sterilizers, so we have an environment necessary to realize truly effective products based on the latest research findings and academic evidence. This is our greatest asset. We also conduct awareness-raising activities regarding airborne infections. We have a partnership with BML Inc., which is a major clinical testing company. This is how we can measure airborne bacteria with high accuracy, and provide optimal measures for the actual environment in a facility. [Business description] Our company manufactures the Aero Shield air sterilizer for preventing airborne infections. We realize a safe living environment for medical and nursing facilities, food plants, and general workplaces through airborne infection control measures. We always think about what is necessary to prevent infections, conduct research, and develop products that meet society’s needs as a manufacturer of air sterilizers that protect people’s lives. We also have support programs such as after-sales maintenance services to provide a safe environment for our customers. [Industry] Industrial equipment manufacturing [Strength of products/technologies] Aero Shield conforms to CDC Guidelines, which are global medical standards developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US. These guidelines cite ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) as one of the most effective airborne infection countermeasures. Our Aero Shield is the only domestic Japanese product that was included in the Japanese version of the guidelines. (Our product was listed in the Japanese version of Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings (2006) under its name at the time.) Aero Shield reduces airborne bacteria in living environments by 89.6% (test results by BML Inc.), and its practicality has been highly evaluated by a third-party organization. (CTA evaluation by the Japan Technology Transfer Association (JTTAS): our product was determined have an extremely high advantage over other sterilizers offered by the competition.) [Representative's message] Infectious disease is increasingly regarded as a global issue, but many public facilities in Japan are just beginning to understand the importance of infection control measures. Our company has been on the front lines of infection control since the development of our Aero Shield product. Recently there has been a growing trend among Japanese companies understanding that thorough measures should be taken before an actual infection occurs. However, Japan is behind other developed nations in terms of airborne infection control despite the fact that the air around us is a critical element to overall infection control. The recent airborne infection control initiatives taken by Japanese companies will send a significant message to the world indicating that Japan is advancing in the field of infection prevention. [Company structure for market development/overseas expansion] Our company can offer one-stop solutions for our products, including sales, installation, and after-sales maintenance services. Please contact the management department for details. You will be contacted by our sales representatives or sales agents depending on the nature of your inquiry. [Market share/Ranking] Market share and other data are unavailable as there are very few air sterilizers as airborne infection control measures. [Awards and media coverage] [Awards] Cross-field partnership new business development plan approval by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (February 2008); Kyushu Entrepreneur Award (February 2008). [Media] Japan Broadcasting; Oita Broadcasting System; Oita Asahi Broadcasting; Television Oita System; Oita Godo Shimbun; Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan, Kyushu branch, video posted to YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVggG73q9uE). [Authorization/Certification] Management Innovation Program approval by Oita Prefecture (July 2007); Cross-field partnership new business development plan approval by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (February 2008); trial order vendor certification by Oita Prefecture (February 2010). [Joint research and development] We have patent applications pending (Nos. 2007-216489, 2010-070888, 2011-250185, and 2014-152454). [Main Clients / Business History (domestic)] Kyushu Electric Power; JGC Catalysts and Chemicals; Asano Taiseikiso Engineering; Keio University Hospital; Oita Prefectural Hospital; Oita University Hospital; and many others. [Main Clients / Business History (overseas)] N/A Note: We have received inquiries from overseas participants at domestic Japanese exhibitions, but we would need time to conduct research on laws and regulations in those countries. We will focus on the domestic Japanese market for the time being.
- Kyushu Head Office