The Nabtesco Group has long been creating new markets, developing products and ensuring the safety of our products with our customers, who have a trustworthy relationships with us. Besides achieving “safety, comfort and a sense of security” of products, we also ensure them for customers who purchase our products as well as for end users by collecting and analyzing information on the actual conditions and environment in which products are used. We then utilize and reflect the gathered information in manufacturing our products to achieve the safety, reliability, and stability requirements, as well as the high functionality and performance necessary for realizing maximum comfort.
As a result, we have received positive evaluations from corporate customers demanding high technology in various fields and can now offer products and services—many of which take top spots in their respective markets.
In the future, we will continue striving to ensure safety, comfort and a sense of security, with high value based on our unique motion control technology, throughout the life cycles of our products.
The Nabtesco Group, as a provider of high level of products for a wide range of fields and markets, recognizes that one of our material CSR issues (materiality) is to provide customers with products with safety, comfort and a sense of security which are all outcomes from functionality and performance of products. With this understanding, the Nabtesco Group has established the Nabtesco Group Quality & PL Policy.
To fulfill our corporate social responsibility (CSR) by delivering products with the highest levels of safety, comfort, security and reliability, we will:
The Quality & PL Committee promotes manufacturing procedures, which incorporate quality engineering, quality control and PL management processes (including those for product safety management) through listening to the opinions of customers and end users to meet the ever changing needs of society.
Nabtesco Group holds annual meetings of the Quality & PL Committee to decide on activity policies for the coming year by identifying what problems and issues have arisen in the Group. Based on these policies, our in-house companies conduct specific activities as a part of their daily operations.
However, since each in-house company deals with different products and customers, it is difficult to audit the activities of all of our in-house companies according to the common rules and criteria. Therefore, we regularly hold meetings with each individual in-house company to better understand their unique situations, to give tailor-made advice and to consider what kind of support we can offer in order to make improvements and to implement more effective Quality and PL measures.
In recent years, upholding the basic policy of enhancing fundamentals of design and manufacturing quality, we have been working on the intensive training of new employees on quality basics as well as provision f instructions to our overseas bases and suppliers for the improvement of 5S (workplace safety activities) and also establishment of necessary processes at their sites.
Since FY2015, we have been holding meetings at each site that give participating employees opportunities to ask “why” and “how” questions that arise from their daily operations, as part of “Know-why Nabtesco activities.” These meetings are expected to have positive impacts on operation quality and technology inheritance though higher common awareness at their worksites.
In result of the continued efforts over the long period of time, losses caused by quality defects have steadily been decreasing, and our foundation for the provision of customer safety, comfort and security have strengthened.
We have various product lineups such as aircraft flight control actuation systems, brake components for railroad vehicles, remote control systems for marine vessels, platform doors for railroad stations and automatic doors for buildings. Due to the very nature of these products, they could pose serious risks to human life in the event of a malfunction-related worst case scenario. Based on this recognition, we have a complete support system to enable us to respond appropriately to any contingency. In particular, with customers who use our component products, we foster close communications and cooperation to ensure the quality and safety of their products and thus prevent any product-related accidents. Consequently, we have gained a high rating over the reliability of products. We also provide a consultation service about our products 24 hours a day through the website.
Until the present moment since the foundation of Nabtesco, we have not had any major casualty incidents incurred by the use of our products (product liability).
All the production bases of Nabtesco Corporation as well as major Nabtesco Group companies in Japan and major overseas Group companies have obtained certification for their quality management system according to the corresponding local industrial standards. In terms of the amount of sales, over 90% of the Group’s products are manufactured under certified quality management systems. Today, the numbers of certifications obtained amount to 19 in Japan and 16 overseas including those based on the industry specific standards.
|Precision Equipment Company||ISO9001||Mar 8, 1996||JQA|
|Railroad Products Company||ISO9001||Mar 26, 1999||LRQA|
|Marine Control Systems Company||ISO9001||Jul 20, 1995||LRQA|
|Power Control Company||ISO9001||Nov 26, 1999||LRQA|
|Aerospace Company||JISQ9100||Dec 12, 2004||BSK|
|Accessibility Innovations Company||ISO9001||Dec 10, 1996||LRQA|
|Nabtesco Automotive Corporation||IATF16949||Mar 5, 2018||LRQA|
|Toyo Jidoki Co., Ltd.||ISO9001||Oct 10, 2009||LRQA|
|TS Precision Co., Ltd.||ISO9001||May 12, 2010||JQA|
|Nabtesco Service Co., Ltd.||ISO9001||Dec 21, 2009||UKAS|
Information exchange between persons in charge of quality, design, and manufacturing
In 2018, persons in charge of design and manufacturing in group companies have also met and discussed repeatedly, developed the current design and manufacturing situation, and worked to resolve their own issues by referencing other members’ knowledge and experience.
For quality in overseas production facilities, the Quality Assurance Department in each in-house company responsible for each business gives guidance mainly on practical operations, such as improving each process and evaluation. The Quality Promotion Department of the Technology and R&D Division at the Headquarters provides guidance or education and conducts audits considering social demands to convey what actions should be taken on site and what should be observed, in addition to the theories of quality management methods.
Based on the Japanese-style manufacturing, we will improve quality based on local market needs.
In quality activities during 2018, to ensure the replacement of expatriates will not cause harmful repercussions for quality and business activities at the site, we are continuing to provide expatriates with training on multicultural communication. In addition, to stabilize quality at the site in the long term, we will entrust Nabtesco’s quality management to local managers. As part of this initiative, information about the quality activities of the entire Group is shared in the liaison conference between local subsidiaries in China and the Southeast Asia region.
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