A trading company specializing in industrial materials, Suzuko’s original product, super heat-resistance polyimide shape, has outstanding heat and can be used in a variety of areas.
As misconceptions about the competitive edge of Japanese companies persist, Suzuko Corporation stands as an example of how success comes with having unique strengths and core competencies.
"Japanese people possess vast knowledge in specific fields and fantastic corporate ethics," says company president Kentaro Suzuki, before turning his attention to the factory automation challenges of more nuanced processes.
"Digital transformation plays a crucial role in remolding the automation field by leveraging the dedication and hunger for knowledge exhibited by Japanese craftsmen," he explains. "The sophisticated robots produced by renowned Japanese companies such as FANUC, Denso, and Yaskawa reflect the nation’s inherent unwavering commitment to perfection."
As a system integrator, Suzuko not only supplies robots to manufacturers, but also provides comprehensive solutions and support to ensure the seamless integration and optimal utilization of robots within production systems. Over its 150-year history, the company has evolved significantly.
"In the Meiji era, we started by trading metal," reflects Mr. Suzuki. "After WWII we tried hand tools such as hammers … and around the 1980s, the entire company shifted from metallic products to system integration for automation."
While Suzuko primarily focuses on the domestic market, its manufacturing capabilities enable it to approach global giants such as Tokyo Electron and Sony, expanding its reach. Involvement in the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer project also demonstrated its technological expertise, providing heat-resistant polymers, including CEPLA Polyimide resin shape, to protect the vulnerable antennas from space matter. And looking toward the future, Mr. Suzuki emphasized the company’s sustainability goals.
"Fostering and motivating human capital, while tackling new industries and product development are vital."