New Year’s Message for 2021 2021年新年伊始

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Happy New Year, everyone!
Since December last year, coronavirus infections have spread again, and the mood of self-restraint has settled in.
Therefore, I am sure that many of you have spent this holiday season at home.
As for me, I walked the nearby walking course every day, went to the library as usual, borrowed any books I could think of and read them, and had a relaxing holiday season.
Well in the first half of last year, we were forced to operate our business under severe conditions due to the worldwide lockdown.
On the contrary, in the second half, orders surged, and all the employees worked really hard to deal with the situation. I would like to thank all of you for your great efforts.
Even as the new year begins, the outlook is still unclear, with no prospect of the infection being brought under control yet, not only in Japan, but also in Europe and the United States.
However, we know what we have to do. Let’s take good measures to prevent infection, meet the needs of customers, and we will steadily fulfill our respective missions. We will never give in to the coronavirus.

大家新年好。
12月开始,随着冠状病毒疫情再度扩大,自主减少外出的气氛弥漫开来。
这个岁末年初,想必很多人都是居家度过的。
我度过了一个悠闲的岁末年初,每天沿附近的步行路线散步,跟平时一样去图书馆借阅一些兴之所至的书刊。
话说去年上半年因为全球性封锁,我们的业务运营不得不面对严峻的形势。
而下半年订单激增,各位员工都为此全力以赴。非常感谢。
虽然新的一年到来了,但是新冠病毒传染情况不仅是在日本,在欧美各国也没有收敛或结束的预兆,前景尚不明朗。
即使这样,我们依然要认真做好预防传染措施,坚决不向新冠疫情低头认输,积极应对客户需求,切实推进各项工作。

Happy news  好消息

Although there has been a lot of gloomy news, there has been some good news.
As we announced at the end of the year, our “cell gaskets” have been adopted by Toyota Motor Corporation’s fuel cell vehicle (FCV) “New MIRAI”, as they have been since the first generation.
On the other hand, the thin-film high heat insulating material “Finesulight”, which was originally developed for use in electric vehicles (EVs), was introduced as a special pad for thermal sheets to keep food warm in order to contribute to the food delivery in the Corona pandemic.
We have also started production of steering touch sensors, which are compatible with automated driving.
So far, we have focused only on the loss of fuel hoses and engine mounts as the shift to EVs proceeds, but battery cooling hoses and motor mounts will become new commercial products, and sales can be maintained.
Also, during the previous dialogue with investors, we have repeatedly appealed that in EVs and FCVs, we aim to expand sales by developing totally new products such as “sensing,” “thermal management,” and “sealing”.
In other words, even as the shift to EVs advances, I think we can maintain and increase the number of parts installed per vehicle by having customers adopt more of our products with added-value such as improved quietness and new products such as steering touch sensors.
I feel that the R&D, manufacturing, and sales efforts of our members have paid off and led to this happy news.
Of course, we cannot be complacent, as our competitors in Japan and abroad are also focusing on expanding sales by taking advantage of their prices and geographical advantages.
As for the success cases, I hope that the reasons of the success will be well analyzed and shared not only among business units but also globally beyond the border of business units.

虽然负面消息接踵而至,但也有好消息。
正如岁末发表所述,丰田汽车(株)的燃料电池车(FCV)继初代车型之后,“新款MIRAI”也将采用本公司的“电池用垫圈”。
一方面,为应对EV(电动汽车)而开发的薄膜高性能绝热材料“Finesulight”,被应用到了食品保温发热贴的专用填充物中,在疫情期间为食品配送做出了贡献。
另外,开始了转向传感器的生产以应对自动驾驶。
目前为止,随着EV化的发展,虽然只有燃料软管和发动机支架的减少受到了关注,但是电池用冷却软管和电动机支承已成为新商品,销售额得以维持。
另外,在上次与投资者对话时,也反复传达了开发新产品、不断追求扩大销售额的目标,特别是在EV和FCV领域的“传感”“热管理”“密封”等方面。
换而言之,即使EV化不断发展,我们也考虑通过采用追加提升静音性等高附加价值产品和转向传感器这样的新产品,来维持、增加每台汽车上搭载的零部件件数。
由衷地感受到因为各位员工在研究开发、生产、销售等方面的努力结出了累累硕果,好消息也由此而生。
当然,日本国内外的其他竞争公司也在利用价格或地域优势着力于扩销,因此绝对不能掉以轻心。
当我们有成功事例时,希望一定要好好分析为什么会成功,其分析结果不仅是在业务部门之间,更要在全球范围内共享。

New for each day  日新月异

This year, in order to prevent the spread of the infection, we have decided to forgo the traditional gathering of many people to give a speech.
Instead, please read the message from Chairman Matsui and myself in the January issue of the in-house newsletter.
On top of that, you can also read it on RIKO2.
However, I still wanted to greet everyone face to face, so I decided to divide the greetings into small groups and greet everyone a dozen times.
Since we are a small group, I would like to hear your opinions on the spot.
In particular, we determined this year’s slogan as “Creating a corporate culture that responds flexibly to change without being bound by past concepts”.
Not being satisfied with conventional jobs, let’s accelerate reforms and improvement keeping up with the changing times.
There are only three months left in this fiscal year, but 2021 has just begun.
This year, too, we will comply with S.E.C.-Q. (Safety, Environment, Compliance and Quality), faithfully observe” Shinyo-kakujitsu” and “Fusu-furi” and we will do our best in our daily work with the spirit of “Banji-nissei“.

今年,为了防止扩大传染,像以往一样大家聚在一起进行相互问候已被取消了。
松井会长和本人的致辞刊登在社内刊1月号上,敬请阅览。
现在通过RIKO2也可以阅览。
话虽如此,还是希望能当面问候大家,因此决定开展小规模的问候活动,分十几次进行。
因为人数少,所以届时请大家务必畅所欲言。
尤其值得一提的是,今年的口号是“构建不固守传统观念、灵活适应变化的企业文化”。
不满足于一如既往的工作,要顺应时代变迁,不断推进改善。
2021年刚刚开始,本财年(2020年4月至于2021年3月)还有3个月。
今年我们也要努力遵守S.E.C.-Q.(安全、环保、合规―质量)并忠实恪守“严守诚信”“不图浮利”,同时以“万事入精”的精神积极开展每天的工作,一起加油吧。

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