Message from the President


October 2023 Message

On October 1, the employees of All-Kojima and their families came together for the “Kojima Festival – A Gathering of Peace,” an in-house event to promote friendship.
This year’s festival, which was held in person for the first time in four years due to the pandemic, was a huge event, with more than 3,000 people in total, including our employees and their families and people from our overseas alliances, coming together in one place. It was also the milestone 50th anniversary of the festival. My heart is filled with gratitude for the efforts of our predecessors and employees and for the support of their families that have made it possible for these kinds of events to take place.

This year, we set ourselves the challenge of making changes to how things were done and to the content of the festival to better suit the times. Seeing the smiles on the faces of our employees and their families, I truly felt that they were enjoying themselves. I hope to carry this event into the future, while valuing your feedback.

This year, we are working on the Toyota Production System Voluntary Study Group at our Takaoka Factory. The Toyota Production System represents our attitude when working together with our valued customer and is an approach that forms the basis of all our work.

Currently, if we are to win the increasingly intense cost competition in the Chinese market, even further cost reductions will be needed. To this end, we will promote activities across All-Kojima to firmly embed the Toyota Production System as the basis of our work. In addition to reducing costs by aiming for the thorough elimination of wasted materials and effort, I hope that every individual will grow through these activities and that it will lead to the realization of a “cheerful, fun workplace.”

I am grateful for your continued understanding and support as we strive to be a company you can trust. We intend to strengthen our corporate structure through the hard work of each employee, and devote ourselves to achieving “harmony” with our families and local communities.