Managing Executive Officer and Hagane Company President
Sustain, Appreciate, Create—
in practice daily through the Aichi Way
Right now, it is important that we put the words “I Will” into practice through our noble ambitions, and create the required Aichi brand, in order to restructure with safety, security, and stability at the completion of the Step Up Plan, and to respond to the current high rate of orders. Through the 2020 Medium-term Management Plan, we will ensure full penetration of our founding spirit, challenge ourselves by setting high targets, and achieve profitability by maximizing the capacity of our existing facilities. Thereafter, we hope to replace our iron and steel facilities to be able to adapt to changes in the business environment, such as a once-in-a-century transformation of automobiles. We also aim to become valued as the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty steels and as a passionate organization putting the Aichi Way into practice every day.
Aichi Steel awarded Best New Technology
Award at International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)
Aichi Steel’s stainless steel for high-pressure hydrogen applications received the Bronze Award for Best New Technology Award at the International Stainless Steel Forum held in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. The stainless steel we developed has high strength and shows exceptional ductility in high-pressure hydrogen environments. It was recognized for its contribution to improving safety and reliability of fuel cell vehicles.
Managing Executive Officer and Kitaeru Company President
Delivering high quality, affordable products to customers globally from the world’s safest and cleanest plant
Within the Kitaeru Company, our keyword is “change.” Against the backdrop of a dramatically changing business environment, we are changing our business planning to anticipate customer trends, changing the way forging is normally done, changing into a safe and clean workplace, and transforming into a global-level forging business. We are strengthening our domestic base by “manufacturing ever-better products” through selection and grouping of products and reallocation of production facilities, and by “building a company of contented employees” through HR development with enhanced education and a sense of unity cultivated with Company events, etc. At the same time, we are leading consolidated growth by supporting autonomous operations of our overseas facilities.
Completion of construction of servo press line for R&D of next-generation forged products
Aichi Steel has completed construction of a servo press line designed to promote the development of innovative forging technologies to positively respond to structural changes due to electrification of automobiles, such as hybrid vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles. With a double-action molding mechanism built into the servo press, the first ever for a Japanese forged products manufacturer, the press will accelerate the development of more advanced forged products including new products and techniques that maximize the benefits of the system.
Managing Executive Officer and Smart Company President
From “dreams and challenges” to “realizing dreams”
A shift to electrification of vehicles is taking over the world, and this next-generation mobility is helping create a smart society. Our goal is to ensure we play a part in this. The Smart Company approaches challenges steadily, quickly and without hesitation, and develops products that are appealing to the new smart society.
The 2020 Medium-term Management Plan represents our “dreams and challenges” stage, which will then pass the baton to our “realizing dreams” stage. The Smart Company is a collection of mini businesses, such as electronic components and magnets. That is why we are working together to increase profitability by strengthening the foundations of each of these businesses, and to take on future challenges by focusing on the key phrase of “Change itself and the world.”
Aichi Steel exhibits for the first time at the 24th ITS World Congress 2017 Montreal
Aichi Steel Corporation participated for the first time as an exhibitor in the 24th ITS World Congress 2017 held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It introduced its magnetic marker-based autonomous driving support system, which utilizes its MI sensors, to help realize the smart city concept.