SumiRiko Metex 住理工Metex

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Last December, I visited SumiRiko Metex (SRK-M) located in the Komaki Plant.
SRK-M manufactures metal fittings that are indispensable for anti-vibration rubber and hose products.
The company has about 170 employees and they support our group’s manufacturing with their specialized knowledge and advanced technology.
The term “anti-vibration rubber” may sound like it mainly consists of rubber, but in order to assemble it onto the engine or car body, metal fittings are required, and the rubber and metal fittings are molded into a single piece to make the product.
Adhesion technology to unite different materials, and design and evaluation technology to satisfy performance requirements while uniting these separate parts are also major strengths of our group.

去年12月我视察了位于小牧工厂内的住理工Metex(SRK-M)。
SRK-M是生产减震橡胶和软管产品所不可或缺的金属零件的公司。
员工人数约170人,以专业的知识和高度的技术支持着本集团的生产制造。
提到“减震橡胶”,仅从字面上来看,给人们的印象可能是以“橡胶”为主体,但实际上它需要金属零件以安装到发动机和车体上,因此“减震橡胶”是橡胶和金属零件一体成型而制成的产品。
将不同种类的材料融为一体的黏合技术,以及将这些不同配件结合在一起并满足性能要求的设计技术、评价技术也是本集团的强大优势。

History  成立经过

This company has a long history and was founded in 1965.
At that time, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. our parent company, was also manufacturing anti-vibration rubber for automobiles and railroad vehicles, which overlapped with our business domain.
Around 1964, Sumitomo Electric’s anti-vibration rubber business was transferred to the Komaki Plant, which led to the establishment of a new company within the Komaki Plant in 1965 by Taiyo Metal Industries, which had been outsourcing metal fittings to Sumitomo Electric.
In 1967, our company took a stake in the company, which officially made it one of our group companies in 1974, changing its name as it went along.

住理工Metex历史悠久,创立于1965年。
当时母公司住友电气工业与本公司的业务领域有所重复,也在生产汽车用和铁路车辆用的减震橡胶。
1964年前后,住友电工的减震橡胶业务移交至本公司的小牧工厂,以此为契机,住友电工的金属零件外包公司——大洋金属工业(株)于1965年在小牧工厂内设立了新公司。
1967年本公司参股,1974年完全成为集团公司,经历数次更名,最终成为今天的住理工Metex。

My message on the visit  当日所传达之事

I thanked them for not only carrying out their respective duties, but also for taking on the challenge of developing new manufacturing methods.
Variations in the quality of metal fittings are directly related to the quality of the final product, so I asked them for continuous improvement activities.
I also conveyed my wish that the manufacturing process improvement as explained by them that day should be continued to increase our cost competitiveness.
In addition, I would like SRK-M to play an important role of becoming the mother plant to spread the key points to other business units and bases.

感谢住理工Metex不仅积极推进各自的业务,还不断挑战新生产方法的开发等。
因为金属零件质量的偏差等与最终产品的完成情况息息相关,所以请持续推进改善活动。
另外,希望通过持续不断地改进,可以将如今天所说明的生产改善方法与提升成本竞争力紧密联系起来。
在此基础上,期待SRK-M可以成长为母工厂,并切实向其他部门、其他据点进行推广。

Some companies in our group, such as SRK-M, have been spun off in order to raise the awareness of their employees and have them grow as a group of professionals.
On the other hand, doing so may create a kind of “wall” even if we are not aware of it.
I would like all of us to have both a positive sense of responsibility as “our own company” for our own growth and a sense of companionship for the growth of our entire group.

本集团还有像SRK-M这样作为子公司进行管理的公司,为的是希望提高各位员工的意识,作为专业团体继续成长。
另一方面,如此一来,即使意识不到,也可能会产生像“壁垒”一样的隔阂。
希望各位员工能为了促进自身成长,培养积极向上的“主人翁”责任感与为了实现集团整体共同成长的“同伴意识”。

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