KAWANOE staffs continue to develop the best technology based on our company credo Work together and flourish together.
We have the in-house system to support all staffs.
We acquired ISO9001 certification in December 2009.
The purpose of acquiring ISO9001 is to develop a system to offer high quality of service and products.
Based on our management policy, each department sets a target every half-year term. We hold target achievement conference to evaluate the achievement for the target.
Also, we regularly hold a training session for ISO internal editor. Those who passed the exam becomes an internal auditor to see if ISO structure is properly exercised in other departments every half-year term.
This activity is to prevent non-conformance items or matters from recurrence by collecting improvement proposals from our staffs. An effective proposal is commended internally. Internal structure such as this activity is aggregated in Quality Manual Book which is distributed to all staffs in order for us to acknowledge the importance.
5S activity enables all staffs get accustomed to maintain cleanliness at workplace and increase work efficiency.
It also leads to enhance our quality of service as well as staffs motivation.
5S activity is essential to achieve higher production quality.
We appoint committee members from each department and hold a meeting to report the progress of the activity and discuss new activity plans.
The members visit each mill to check the status of 5S activity and point out if there find out issues from the different point of view.
It is also beneficial in term of internal activation through 5S activity.
Since 2005, we started 5S activity to improve workplace environment by welcoming a seminar instructor giving us lectures.
In the beginning, it created some confusion. However, it is now well established. As a result, our office and mills has been transformed beyond recognition.
Even now, the instructor continues to audit and give us instructions and lectures.
We make some activity groups within each department and collect 5S improvement reports from each group. Each report is given scores depending on the content of the report.
For the groups with highest scores or high performance, they are commended in the new year conference.
There are a number of improvements to be done. The important thing is to keep in mind that we can always progress to improve.
To become a company with appreciation and reliability, we strive for further effort on contribution to the community.
Kawanoe Zoki continues to be community-minded for years to come.
We have donated a stage curtain to Kawanoe elementary school gymnasium.
As a member of the community, we regularly do a cleanup activity.
We are engaged in cleanup not only around the company but also to the neighboring areas.
We support students through workplace experience in Kawanoe so that the manufacturing industry of our region expands more in the future.