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Hamamatsu Kohan Kako Co., Ltd.
From Value One, Winter 2014-2015 No. 47
Our Strengths and Distinctive Qualities
Providing functionality and know-how to Suzuki Motor Corporation as a steel service center
Operating a state-of-the-art factory that the company moved to in 2009
Production and sales functions are integrated in activities with Metal One's business unit
A Proud 48-Year History as a Steel Service Center for Suzuki

Hamamatsu Kohan Kako Co., Ltd. was established in 1967 as the automotive steel service center for Suzuki Motor Corporation, with joint investment by Nissho Iwai Corporation (now Sojitz Corporation) and Suzuki. The company delivers coils—supplied by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, and processed by levelers, slitters and others—to Suzuki's factory and other component manufacturers.

In 2009, the company moved from its old factory in Hamamatsu-shi—where it had operated since its formation—to the current site in the industrial park in Hamakita-ku. Replacing some old equipment and installing an automatic blade changer, among other upgrades, gave the works new life as a state-of-the-art steel service center.

In 2014, Suzuki may win back the top place in light motor vehicles sales volume for the first time in eight years. The automaker is doing good business, with its new Hustler series capturing a major share of the market. Yet there are some increasingly uncertain factors, including a light motor vehicle tax hike that will go into effect in April 2015.

Under these circumstances, President Kenichi Yagi, who took office in December 2013, says: "While the car production environment in Japan is increasingly stringent, we have to achieve even greater efficiency and contribute more to Suzuki and Metal One."

The company currently processes approximately ten thousand tonnes of steel a month. At the moment, reflecting a production boost by Suzuki, the steel service center enjoys a high equipment utilization rate.

Suzuki was President Yagi's immediate client from 2000 to 2007 when he was working at the Nagoya Steel Plate & Sheet Products, Automotive Steel Department. He also was responsible for business with Maruti Suzuki India Limited when he was stationed in Delhi. This is why he says, "My fondness for Suzuki is stronger than anyone's." That personal connection also inspires him to change the company's tendency to be passive, which it developed through a long history as a "processor under commission." In addition to motivating the staff by appointing younger employees to senior positions, he is trying to reform the corporate climate to encourage all employees to think positively and follow their own initiative while still relying on cooperation from Metal One Service Center Holdings Corporation.

The Automotive Steel Section A (with a four-member staff) of the Nagoya Steel Plate & Sheet Products, Automotive Steel Department—taking charge of Metal One's transactions with Suzuki—is also working on the second floor of Hamamatsu Kohan Kako. This colocation offers the major advantage of allowing the production and sales units to work as an integral team.

Delivery services—which Metal One previously handled—are now outsourced to Hamamatsu Kohan Kako, which enables the company to earn additional profits from activities other than steel sheet processing.

 

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