Electric appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, microwave ovens, eco-friendly water heaters, and warm water toilet seats became essential for convenient living. Thermistors are widely used in these home appliances and housing equipment and are especially indispensable for equipment requiring temperature adjustment. On the other hand, many consumer electronics products are sold at mass retailers, and there is demand for cheaper products offering the same performance.
For this reason, production was transferred overseas (China) from Japan in the early 1990s to begin lower-cost production. At the beginning of the transfer, there were many problems, and it was a challenge to produce products of the same quality as in Japan.
We acquired international quality management standards such as ISO9001 at our Chinese plants and improved quality by establishing a quality assurance system that complies with quality manuals. By acquiring international quality management standards at each manufacturing base and establishing a quality assurance system that complies with the Group’s quality manuals, we are now able to supply products of the same quality from any of our bases in Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam and India.
As a result, our products are being adopted by and delivered to not only Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers but also consumer electronics manufacturers around the world.