MetalTech continues to provide customers with high-quality products by utilizing its unique technology, with this year marking the 100th anniversary of its founding.
“Our important mission is to manufacture products with equipment that can ensure quality that exceeds the expectations of our customers and to provide them at a reasonable price.”
Ryuichi Yajima, President, MetalTech Co., Ltd.
With a century of experience, MetalTech is one of Japan's leading manufacturers responsible for the design and manufacture of automotive parts with quality production at its core. The company’s president, Ryuichi Yajima, understands the core strengths and challenges across the domestic industry, and how his organization can best contribute, driven from a positive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected.
"The basis of manufacturing lies in people,” he says. “We are working together to create products of better quality and solve problems. There is unwavering trust and harmony.
"We provide our employees with a better working environment and must show our employees a more attractive way of doing work, giving them a broader perspective and helping them feel a sense of achievement.”
This sense of purpose and fulfillment in one's work is key to the president’s vision.
“In reality, if they are motivated and have the ability to make proposals, our company will let them take on challenges.”
Regarding overseas workers, MetalTech has close links to Thailand, where the company has subsidiaries.
”Our trainees from Thailand enhance their skills and become certified in Japan. Then they can work in Thailand, and get involved in quality assurance, engineering and even management.”
As with a number of industries, the switch to EVs and next-generation vehicles is having an impact on MetalTech, and the company sees this as an opportunity to meet the changing demands of the market.
“We have introduced new technologies, such as a hot stamping press to produce high-strength steel for lighter bodies, an ultrasonic measuring instrument to check the strength and quality of welding, and inspection automation, to achieve stable high quality.”
“Though it will not be easy, we aspire to achieve things that are beyond what we are doing now,” Mr. Yajima concludes.