Quality management system (QMS)

Activity promotion system

In accordance with our policy of "Quality First," we will strive to maintain a business structure, based on ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and other standards, that gains customer trust and enables us to deliver attractive products that meet expectations and needs. In line with our Medium-term Quality Vision 2020, we are working as one to build a globally competitive, leading quality assurance system.

In addition to domestic efforts, head office regularly sends support people to overseas plants to provide training to quality officers at each site and provide appropriate assistance regarding quality issues to strengthen their quality assurance systems. We are always working to improve our level of quality assurance.

Medium-term Quality Vision 2020

Becoming an integrated forging and steelmaking company that provides the world's best quality—Gaining customer’s trusts on a global scale

  1. Enhancing the “Ji-kotei-Kanketsu” initiative to achieve customer-first manufacturing
  2. Strengthening global quality assurance system
  3. Promoting Total Quality Management (TQM) to improve the quality of work

Quality assurance system

Third-party certifications and compliance with International Standards

In addition to ISO 9001 certification, we have also obtained other third-party certifications and public institution accreditations based on our QMS, and we are assessed every one to five years for review of these certifications and accreditations.
After the 2015 revision of ISO 9001, we passed the revision approval for Steel products, forged products, and electro-magnetic products.

Acquisition status of Quality ISO certification

  1. Steel products and forged products
    • Passed revision approval and surveillance audit for ISO 9001 (November)
  2. Electro-magnetic products
    • Passed revision approval and surveillance audit for ISO 9001 (March)
    • Passed surveillance audit for ISO 13485 (February)
  3. Analysis and testing
    • Passed surveillance audit for ISO/IEC 17025 (February)

ISO certification acquisition

Kariya PlantISO9001April 1993
Chita PlantISO9001December 1995
Forging PlantISO9001November 1997
Electro-Magnetic productsISO9001March 1998
Dental materialsISO13485July 1999
Dental materialsEC DirectiveJuly 1999
Analysis & Testing Dept.ISO17025September 2007

Consolidated subsidiaries

Omi MiningISO9001May 2002
AikoISO9001March 2004
AsdexISO9001June 2008
Aichi Techno Metal FukaumiISO9001March 2013
AFPISO9001April 2003
SAFCISO/TS16949August 2006*
AFTISO/TS16949March 2008*
AFIISO9001November 2008
AFUISO/TS16949September 2009

* Date ISO/TS16949 certification obtained

Third-party certifications excluding ISO certification

  • JIS Certification (JICQA)
  • Certifications issued by classification societies (ABS, CCS, DNV GL, KR, LR, NK)
  • European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), European Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
  • European Medical Devices Directive (MDD Annex v.3.2)