Iguchi Issei Co., Ltd.
We offer ideas to save materials, energy, and costs by processing without dies and without machining.
We manufacture parts for precision equipment with sheet metal processing and pressing work. Our processing without dies is a method for manufacturing parts with sheet metal processing instead of using dies. We provide unique production systems that can reduce the cost to half or one-third of the original by manufacturing high-precision quality parts through sheet metal processing without machining processing. We have conducted joint research with a number of national universities of technology to reduce materials used in automobiles.
[Product description] Easy, quick quote calculations that had been only done by people with expertise in processing methods is now possible just using Kore Ikura® software if the user can read drawings. All that is required is to enter the information provided in the drawing according to instructions, which can also save time.
[Product description] Our method uses sheet metal working to make it possible to manufacture high-precision, high-quality products without using dies. Sudden design changes will not cause any delay, as dies are not used. This simultaneously saves the cost of making dies. It can be used for products under development and also to supply service parts after mass production is discontinued. More and more companies are interested in cost reduction realized with our technology, and sales have steadily grown since our foundation.
[Product description] Replacing machining processing with sheet metal working makes it possible to reduce the product unit price to half to one-third of the original. Precise bending work with a tolerance of ±0.05 mm for thick metal is now possible, so it can be used to make large parts. This versatile technology can be applied to many purposes in different fields. It generates fewer environmental burdens in terms of material and energy consumption compared to the use of machining processing. This is because there is no scrap generation and the work time is short.
[Company strength] We can now offer 24-hour automatic operation to produce stable and high quality products. This is possible with integration of our advanced European-made machines and ICT by digitizing the experience, know-how, skills, and intuition accumulated over the years by our engineers and technicians. Strengthening our international competence for stable growth and productization with our intellectual property strategy is also our priority. This is done while promoting measures to avoid the leakage of engineering information and to gain intellectual property rights. [Business description] We manufacture and sell parts for precision equipment, develop various kinds of precision equipment and software, and provide factory and production engineering consulting. [Industry] Manufacturing [Strength of products/technologies] Our processing that does not requiring dies contributes to significant cost reduction and flexible response to design changes. Our processing without machining drastically improves material yield rates, and produces little scrap material. Manufacturing time can be also remarkably reduced. Our Kore Ikura® software for cost quotations allows customers to instantly and easily calculate the cost without deviation. This guarantees feasible costs for production so that the design department can estimate the cost. [Representative's message] Our innovative and environmentally friendly development of processing without dies and processing without machining realize reductions in materials, energy consumption, and costs. They have caught the attention of various businesses and organizations, and sales have been steadily growing since our foundation. The scope of demand for our products is quite wide, and ranges from equipment for OA, FA, medicine, analysis, measurement, and aviation to automobiles and more potential customers. We are fully committed to further growth and to contributing to the global manufacturing community from Japan with our technology. [Company structure for market development/overseas expansion] Our sales group (G) has three groups: No. 1 G is for existing customers, No. 2 G is for new customers, and Management G is for major and overseas customers. Manufacturing G development staff directly visit a customer to quickly offer solutions when R&D matters are involved. [Awards and media coverage] [Awards] JAPAN Venture Awards 2013, Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, METI Minister’s Award (2013). Tokyo Metropolis Management Innovation Award (2012). 300 of Japan's Vibrant Monozukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs selection by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (2009). TAMA Environment Monozukuri Award, Director-General’s Award, Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry. 1st Shibusawa Eiichi Venture Dream Award, Encouragement Award (2006). 6th Business Plan Contest, Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Director-General’s Award. [Media] Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, “Press Working” (January 2014); Nikkei Shimbun (February 2013); Saitama Shimbun Newspaper; TV Asahi, “Tokyo Sight” (October 2013); Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper (September 2012); etc. [Authorization/Certification] ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. [Joint research and development] A national university of technology: Research and development for sheet metal pressing technology realizing material and cost reduction for automobile parts. [Factory (domestic)] 2 factories, Saitama [Main Clients / Business History (domestic)] Home electronics appliance manufacturer (consignment production, since 2011), printing equipment manufacturer (consignment production, since 2011), and the aerospace industry (consignment production, since 2012). [Exhibition History/Information]  October 9 to 11: Asia Special Business Meeting (Vietnam). October 22 to 24: TECH Biz Expo 2014 (Port Messe Nagoya). October 28: Exchange Meeting for New Technology Creation (Palace Hotel Tachikawa). November 6: Business Fair from TAMA (B1F, Shinjuku NS Building). November 13: Hitachi Appliance Inc. (Tochigi Branch of Hitachi Appliance Inc.). November 19 to 21: Tokyo International Industrial Exhibition (Tokyo Big Sight).  January 28 and 29: Sainokuni Business Arena (Saitama Super Arena).
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