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    PRIVACY POLICY

    Awa Spindle Co., Ltd. recognizes that it is an important responsibility for us to protect the personal information of customers, shareholders, business associates and our officers and employees who handle it in business, and we will manage personal information and will strive to protect it based on the following policy.

    • We will acquire personal information by appropriate and fair means. In addition, the acquired personal information will be kept accurate and will be managed safely.
    • We will not use personal information for purposes other than those indicated at the time of acquisition.
    • We will not provide personal information to a third party without the prior consent of the person, except as required by law.
    • When we outsource the handling of personal information to a subcontractor, we will provide the information only to the extent necessary. We will oblige the outsourced company to manage personal information by contract and perform appropriate supervision.
    • We will take appropriate and rational information security measures against the risk of loss, destruction, falsification and leakage of personal information and unauthorized access from the outside.
    • If the person wishes to disclose, revise, suspend the use, delete, etc. of his / her personal information, we will respond promptly within a reasonable range.

    MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

    Since our founding (1868), we have developed through various processes in the ever-changing economic situation.
    Based on our founding spirit, we have devoted ourselves to the development of a number of independent technologies, and have continued to make constant efforts to deliver Awa Spindle products that please our customers. We are grateful to all of our users, suppliers, and many local communities for their support and guidance.
    Based on the fact that the company always stays alive, we have inherited the management philosophy of working honestly, earnestly, and with passion. In addition, “people” are the most important asset for companies, and we have practiced “respect for human beings and fostering dignity.”
    Based on youth and passion, we will make it an eternal task to become a company that makes the most of people, and we will strive as a company that creates the future by utilizing each person’s abilities.

    CEO Masahiko Kimura

    COMPANY PROFILE

    NAME AWA SPINDLE CO.,LTD
    ADDRESS 80 Tenjin Yamakawa-cho Yoshinogawa-shi Tokushima 779-3402 Japan
    CAPITAL 48 Million Yen
    FOUNDED AS A PRIVATE ENTERPRISE 1868
    EMPLOYEES 92
    MAJOR BANKS Shikoku Bank Yamakawa Branch
    Awa Bank Yamakawa Branch
    ITEMS OF BUSINESS Manufacture, sale and export packaging of textile machine parts
    OFFICE Headquarters Factory
    80 Tenjin, Yamakawa-cho, Yoshinogawa-shi, Tokushima 779-3402 MAP
    TEL 0883-42-4121(main)/FAX 0883-42-4125
    Hokuriku Service Station
    46-4- Kitayokochi, Maruoka-cho, Sakai-shi, Fukui 910-0374 2 MAP MAP
    TEL 0776-67-3900(main)/FAX 0776-67-3939
    Board members
    CEO Masahiko Kimura
    Senior Adviser Nagatoshi Kimura
    Executive vice-president Yoshiharu Matsuura
    Managing Director Kazuyoshi Nii
    Director Ryoko Kimura

    BUSINESS NETWORK

    We have opened service stations in Japan and Indonesia so that our customers can use our products with peace of mind.
    Furthermore, with 35 business partners in Japan , 20 in Asia, 3 in the United States, 3 in Europe, and a total of 26 business partners , we are closer to customers of textile manufacturers and machinery manufacturers not only in Japan but also around the world. We provide precise after-sales service.
    In the future, we will expand our sales service network to the Middle East and Africa.

    HISTORY

     

    1868 Established Kimura Shouhei Shouten and started producing spindles
    1919 Changed name to Awa Tsumu Seisakusho
    1927 Expanded factory to reach nationwide market
    1943 Established Shikoku Macninery Industries and Seiji Kimura acceded to CEO
    1954 Changed organaization as Kimura Industry Co.,LTD. with 195,000Yen
    Manufactured spindles and farm equipment
    1960 Bearing Division organized at Koyo Seiko’s request and became cooperative factory
    1967 Completion of New Sezume Factory (total floor area 2,250㎡)
    1968 Completion of New Main Factory (total floor area 1,700㎡)
    1969 Minister of International Trade and Industry gave citation to our company as an export contributive company
    1971 Completion of New Koseikaikan (total floor area 400㎡)
    1972 Completion of New reinforced concrete Main Factory (total floor area 1,100㎡)
    1973 Appointed Hwa Sung Trading Co. as a service station in Korea
    1974 Increased capital stock to 48million Yen
    1975 Engaged Kugelfischer Georg Schafer & Co.(FAG) as a service station in Japan and Korea
    1978 Established Awa Asia Company in Hong Kong
    1979 Satoru Kimura acceded to CEO
    1980 Completion of New Main Office
    1981 Opened Hokuriku Service Station in Fukui city
    1985 Innovated technology from STI CO.,LTD and set up the Diamondplus Division
    1988 Completion of New Factory
    1991 Extension of Sezume Factory
    1992 Completion of New Hokuriku Service Station
    1993 Extension of Main Kosei Kaikan
    Completion of New Precision Machinery factory (total floor area 2,000㎡)
    Extension of Sezume factory
    Extension of Management Office
    1994 Started contract manufacturing of false-twisting machine to Nanhua Precision Machine Co.,Ltd.of Shenzhen,China
    1999 Established Packaging Division
    2000

    Established Spintex Osaka Office

    2003 Masahiko Kimura acceded to CEO
    2004 Established Service Station in Indonesia
    Obtained ISO9001
    2005 Received “Small-Medium business Research Center Award”
    ” Development of Ceramic Air Nozzle”
    Satoru Kimura CEO was awarded a prize of The Order of the Rising Sun,Gold and Silver Rays
    “Work with the promotion of small-medium business” and “Work with the development of textile industry”
    2006 Certified one of the most active 300 companies in Japan
    Obtained ISO14001
    2008 Started new challenge upon the historic occasion of our foundation for 140years, set out the second start of business
    2009

    Obtained OHSMS18001

    2012 Received Japan Quality Encouraging Prize (Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers)
    2014 Received Central Federation of Societies of Commerce and Industry Chairman’s Award

    RECORD OF AWARDS

    2014

    IT Management SME capabilities Award

    2013

    Certified as a Company (Organization) Practicing Management

    2012

    The first TQM Encouragement Award in Tokushima prefecture in 2012

    2010

    President Awards of Electric Utilization in Shikoku Area

    2006

    Awarded as one of 300 high-spirited small & medium sized enterprises

    2004

    Small- Medium business Research Center Award

    QUALITY

    We will make positive efforts with the following three management systems as the rules of manufacturing, and as a member of society, we will make continuous improvements with great responsibility.

    Acquirement of Certification

    ISO9001 (Quality Management system)

    In 2004, we acquired ISO9001 certification (quality management system).
    In order to meet the needs of customers not only in Japan but also around the world, we have unified our in-house quality standards to international standard quality and provide our customers with safe and secure products.

    ISO14001 (Environmental Management System)

    We acquired ISO14001 certification (Environmental Management System) in 2006, and are promoting waste reduction and recycling in order to promote environmental activities, energy conservation, and effective use of resources.
    Furthermore, with the theme of developing and selling environmentally friendly products, we sell products that reduce the environmental burden and reduce CO2.

    ISO45001 (Labor Safety and Sanitation Management System)

    We acquired OHSAS18001 certification (Labor Safety and Sanitation Management System) in 2009, and after migrating from OHSAS18001 to ISO 45001, we acquired ISO 45001 certification in 2020.
    We not only continuously improve the safety and health environment of our employees, but also strive to improve the safety and health of the region.

    Efforts of Quality Environment improvement

    We aim to improve quality through quality environment improvement patrols and QC circle activities.

    Quality Environment improvement patrol

    QC circle activities

    Employee Training

    Under the guidance of the ISO Project Committee, we have ISO basic knowledge employee training and quality consultation meetings.

    Employee education and training

    Measuring Apparatus Calibration training

    Efforts of Environment

    Installation of demand monitoring device

    Taking part in forestation in Mongolia