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Diversifying manufacturing horizons and strategies for global expansion

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Article - January 12, 2024

From security equipment to sustainable innovations: unveiling the multidimensional endeavours of Kinboshi Inc.

“In five years’ time we will have consolidated our position in the domestic market and expanded overseas, improving quality of life for people all over the world.”

 Kazufumi Ishii, President, Kinboshi Inc.

Though Kinboshi’s primary business in Japan revolves around security equipment and uniforms, the firm, which was established in the late 1940s, is involved in a wide range of businesses both at home and abroad.

“Our core mission,” says company president Kazufumi Ishii, “is to make significant contributions to society through our business operations; we prioritize the social and natural environment, along with the living environment of individuals.”

Known for an approach that emphasizes product quality and durability over just sales, Kinboshi provides comprehensive after-sales services to support optimal purchase cycles and product life.

Where uniforms and security equipment are concerned, this encompasses anything from cleaning and maintenance to storage and inventory management assistance.

With the launch of ultra-fine bubble generator PURETE, however, the company has clear ambitions to move beyond Japan and establish itself in the global market.

Mr. Ishii adds: “We originally explored the potential of UFB technology to find a more efficient method of cleaning uniforms. Over time we realized this technology could be applied to a variety of industries. This led to the development of UFB generator PURETE”

Today the firm is exploring new applications for the technology, particularly in the care sector, where PURETE has already improved the efficiency of the patient bathing process.

An increased focus on robotics and labor-saving alternatives will simultaneously allow the company to address challenges presented by Japan’s aging population. “At Kinboshi, we are keenly aware of the impact of these issues,” Mr. Ishii states, “and are actively seeking to diversify our business ventures in accordance with our values.” 

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