Corporate Philosophy・Management Policy
We seek happiness for our employees and their families, and strive to contribute to the community and ensure a bright future by encouraging personal growth among our workforce and the general growth of society.
Management Policy (Our Approach to CSR)
We will comply with laws and regulations.
We respect employees’ human rights and autonomy, and vow to treat all with dignity.
3.Commitment to the Community
We will employ local people and promote activities that contribute to the local community.
We will protect employees’ safety and health, and maintain a good working environment.
We are committed to constantly achieving better quality in accordance with ISO 9001 principles.
We will strive to reduce the environmental impact of our operations from procurement through production to delivery in accordance with ISO 14001 principles.
We will endeavor to develop high-performance parts that meet needs for lighter, thinner, shorter, and smaller products.
We continually strive for lower production costs by streamlining production staff.
We will deal fairly with suppliers.
We will not use “conflict minerals,” and will encourage our suppliers to do the same.
Our Business Continuity Plan stipulates that the safety of our employees and their families is paramount, and that we will maintain a framework that allows for the continuation of our business—and our customers’.
|Name||Aoi Spring Co., Ltd.|
■No. 2 Plant
|Representative||Representative Director Nobuaki Aoto|
|Capitalization||24 million yen|
|Foundation||Founded: March 20, 1953
Incorporated: March 12, 1956
|Main Financing Banks||Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (Kosaka Branch), MUFG Bank (Higashiosaka Branch)|
|Business||Design, manufacture, and sale of springs (wire springs, leaf springs) and associated wire forming, pressing, and assembly|
|Main Product Segments||Batteries, light electric appliances, automobiles, medical devices, agricultural,machinery, residential equipment, other equipment|
|Subcontractors||Material suppliers: 17
Spring/press subcontractors: 24
Surface treatment subcontractors: 20
|Certifications||ISO 9001:2015 (certified in 2003)
ISO 14001:2015 (certified in 2005)
|March 1953:||Founded Aoi Spring Seisakusho in Fuse (now Higashiosaka).
Mostly manufactured springs for agricultural machinery.
|March 1956:||Reorganized and established Aoi Spring Co., Ltd. with 1 million yen in capital.
Mostly manufactured springs for white goods.
|November 1963:||Increased capitalization to 2 million yen.|
|July 1974:||Increased capitalization to 24 million yen and established the Yao Plant.
Commenced manufacture of stamped parts and springs for rechargeable batteries.
|March 1989:||Expanded the Main Plant in Higashiosaka.|
|January 1992:||Established the Awaji No. 1 Plant in Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture.
Commenced assembly of battery components.
|June 1995:||Established the Awaji No. 2 Plant in Tsuna.|
|March 2003:||Obtained ISO 9001:2000 certification for international quality management systems.|
|November 2004:||Established the new Main Plant in Yao (site area: 2,739 m2, floor space: 3,396 m2).
Consolidated the Main Plant in Higashiosaka and the Yao Plant to streamline management.
|July 2005:||Obtained ISO 14001:2004 certification for international environmental management systems.|
|July 2013:||Received a 2012 subsidy from the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency for SMEs and micro-enterprises to develop prototypes.|
|September 2013:||Ceased production at A’aoyi Metal Product (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.|
|November 2013:||Received the Award of Excellence, a Commendation for Enterprises Improving the Environment, from the City of Yao.|
|June 2014:||Received a 2013 subsidy from the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency for SMEs and micro-enterprises to innovate in manufacturing craftsmanship, commerce, and services.|
|September 2014:||Won the 2014 Excellent Company of Osaka Special Prize.|
|December 2014:||Recognized as one of the Kansai IT 100.|
|June 2015:||Received a 2014 supplementary subsidy from the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency to innovate in manufacturing craftsmanship, commerce, and services.|
|May 2016:||Recognized as one of 300 Vibrant Habataku Small and Medium Enterprises by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.|
|June 2016:||Received a 2015 supplementary subsidy from the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency to assist with the roll-out of new manufacturing craftsmanship, commerce, and services.|
|September 2016:||Management Improvement Plan approved by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.|
|March 2017:||Received a 2016 supplementary subsidy from the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency to assist with the development of innovative manufacturing craftsmanship, commerce, and services.|
|December 2017:||Nobuaki Aoto assumed the position of Representative Director.|
|February 2018:||Renewed ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications.|