• Katsunori Suzuki
  • Norimasa Yanagida
  • Saki Furukawa
  • Toshiki Fukuoka

Master craftsman of Aichi

Katsunori Suzuki


I was interested in manufacturing and had acquired several qualifications at high school, so I thought it would be possible to make use of it. I felt that I had a strong intention to join the company because I was assigned to the machinery section, and I was able to work on Seriously・Steadily・Completely business for a long time because I thought that I was able to find the job type I wanted.
In order to demonstrate the skills that we have gained through our work in this area, we were able to pass multiple jobs through the challenge of conducting a national skill examination.In addition, by obtaining qualifications such as Aichi Prefecture's multi-skilled technician and vocational training instructor, and by obtaining a wide range of certificates such as the certificate of completion of the safety manager appointment training, I believe that we have been able to utilize a wide range of skills and technologies in die making operations for our business.
For this reason, we believe that in 2016 we received the honor called Aichi Prefectural Excellence Technical List (Master craftsman of Aichi).

Fun to challenge

Norimasa Yanagida


15 years have passed since I was assigned to the current workplace. Around eight years after I joined the company, I was asked by my boss "Do you want to go to overseas support?" and answered "Yes!" However, when I actually worked for overseas support, there are many parts that we have never seen in Japan. We were sure of what to do, but were not able to actually do it because of being afraid of failure. I remembered that I felt very comfortable when I was told from our boss during the support not to become afraid of failure and do what I think is right.Sometimes I got yelled from my boss by working on my own idea, and other times I was praised, and that has been good experience of challenging for me. Today, I'm working with parts made of ultra-high-tensile or higher materials that are becoming the mainstream.We are struggling with CAE-analysis not going in accordance with analysis, but we use our experience and knowledge to make Seriously Steadily Thoroughly trial and error repeatedly, and we cooperate in manufacturing inexpensive, high-quality dies.

The value of die design

Saki Furukawa


The department to which I belong is the department that designs the press dies. There are roughly two die designs. The first is to examine how inexpensively we can make safe and high-quality dies.Press dies are used under severe conditions.
If the die breaks, the supply of press parts may be delayed and the customer's production line may be stopped. To prevent such a situation, we design a safe and hard to break die. It is also important to make the die specifications easy to handle.
The second is the creation of quality. In recent years, automobile weight reduction and collision safety have been rapidly demanded, reducing the number of pressed parts and using hard steel sheets. Naturally, forming hard steel sheets makes them susceptible to cracking.
We are struggling with repeated tries and errors on a daily basis to determine how products can be manufactured. This workplace is extremely challenging and achievable.

Die making overseas

Toshiki Fukuoka


I have been working at a press die plant in Indonesia since March 2018 in my 12th year of employment.
The departments in charge mainly consist of press technology, die design, and quality, but they do various jobs such as management improvement activities and sales activities. I remember that I was anxious about how I could work and live overseas when I received a talk from my boss about "Do you want to go overseas?" in the eleventh year of I joined the company.
It's been seventh year since this company was established and it is still difficult to produce dies wisely.We still need Japanese support from the evaluation of formability using simulation software to the preparation of drawings.
We are taking on the challenge of on-site production through the preparation of control forms, education of die manufacturing standards, and OJT efforts in design work, with the aim of becoming fully self-supporting as a die forming factory.
Although there are many items that need to be done and improved, we are seriously facing the die manufacturing Seriously・Steadily・Completely every day in order to communicate closely with the workplace and achieve our goals.