80th-Anniversary Ceremony


 On May 25th, 2018 the 80th-anniversary ceremony and commemorative event were held at the Silk Hall of the Kiryu Performance Arts Center. 1200 people including business partners, local dignitaries and employees of our company and group companies participated in the ceremony and in the first part of the commemorative event. In the second part of the commemorative event, 1300 people including employees’ families and families of employees of our business partners enjoyed celebrities’ performance and singing.

 From now on our company is going to continue making progress with pride, responsibility, and hope in order to celebrate the next anniversaries.



 Last quarter,Ogura Clutch Co. Ltd., China(OCW) received the Excellent Responsive-ness Award at the Business Plan & Policy Presentation Meeting held by Matsushita Mo-tors Co., Ltd. OCW was recognized for prompt re-sponse to rapid changes in shipment quantities. Their ability for their communication skills and efficient management of the vendor managed inventory was also praised.



 Last quarter, Ogura Clutch Co. Ltd. China(OCC) received the Excellent Coopera-tion Award from Tamagawa Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. At the end of 2017,Tamagawa had a large increase in small motor production, which made it very difficult to procure related parts. OCC was recognized as a vendor that provided prompt servie and products to help Tamagawa meet this production surge. Additional production increases are projected in the currentc fiscal year and OCC is increasing production ca-pacity to meet Tamagawa’s delivery and quality requirements.



 The Tokyo Auto Salon was held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex from January 12th through January 14, 2018. At the show this year, Ogura introduced a new high performance transmission clutch for the Nissan Nis-mo. In the rally corner of the booth, highlights from “Tokyo Ga-zoo Racing” were shown.
 As in the previous year, Ogura had many famous Japanese racing personalities in the booth to answer questions from booth visi-tors and to promote their individu-al races. Ogine, (a female Japa-nese racer) acted as hostess and interviewer. As he had done last year, Mr. Sekiya Masanori was again promoting the “Kyojo-Cup” (Women’s Championship) and the “Inter Proto Series”.
 Professional drivers, Sasaki Masahiro and champions, Aki Hatano and Watanabe took part in the interview as well. “Super GT” champion, Tatsuya Kataoka, appeared as surprise guests. Champion racers of the E-1 class, Amano and Uryu also made an appearance.
 This year, Ogura will be promoting it’s reinforced racing clutch at top races like the “Super GT”, and various Drifting races.





 Ogura Corporation (OC) recently received the Supplier Recognition Award from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Climate Control, Inc.(MCCA). MCCA visited OC and presented the award plaque. The award was given because of Ogura’s consistent high marks regarding quality, delivery and cost.




 Last quarter, Ogura exhibited in the Bangkok International Auto Salon 2017.The show was held over five days at the Impact Challenger Hall in Bangkok, Thailand.
 Ogura exhibited two main products at the show, the ORC racing clutches and the carbon fiber reinforced, Arugos clutches for sports cars.Car tuning flourishes in Thailand and ORC/ARUGOS products are becoming very popular.
 New show posters and pamphlets were created to explain Ogura clutches in Thai. This makes it easier for visitors to understand the Ogura performance advantages and to introduce ourselves as a company with both a technological strength and a long clutch history, to visitors who knew only about Ogura racing clutches.



 Last quarter, at the Mechanical Element Technology Exposition, held at the Tokyo Big Sight, a wide variety of Ogura clutch and brake products were presented to visitors.These included oil mist separators and superchargers.

 The theme for the show was motion control innovation. To help represent this, Ogura created a robotic arm that utilized holding brakes, hysteresis brakes, and new grip sensors. The arm picked up and placed objects with exact precision and repeatability.




 Last quarter, Ogura participated in the 14th Guangzhou International Automotive Air Conditioning
and Cold Chain Technology Exhibition. This is Ogura’s 8th year of participating in the show.
 182  companies exhibited.The show is a chance for automotive air conditioning component makers to get together and exchange information about new products and new technologies.
 Ogura’s booth was near the entrance, so it had good exposure.Besides air conditioning clutches, Ogura also showed industrial clutches and racing clutches as well as videos showing the race cars that Ogura supports.
 This helped set the booth apart from other companies at the show.

Formal Appreciation Letter from Chinese Government Officials from Shijie, Guangdong



 On April 7th, the government officials from Shijie administrative district of Dongguan city in Guangdong prefecture visited Ogura Clutch headquarters in Japan to award Ogura an official appreciation letter and commemorative item.
 Ogura established Ogura Clutch Dongguan (OCD) in the district of Shijie, which is located in the north east of the city of Dongguan in May 2003. Starting from an automotive air conditioning clutch, OCD has been expanding its production line-up, such as riding lawn mower clutch, power train solenoid and office automation micro clutch.
 As a result, OCD was among the top 10 tax payers in Shijie in 2016 and was awarded a commemorative plaque in January 2017. The appreciation letter is the result of recognition by the Dongguan government for Ogura’s sustained contribution to the Dongguan economy for many years.
 The officials requested Ogura to continue its contribution to their economy. The economy in Shijie district of Dongguan has grown 8% consecutively for the last four years. OCD is Ogura’s first plant in China of the current three plants, which employs 650 people and is expected to grow further.



 In March, at the Panasonic Supplier Seminar, the winners of four awards were announced. The awards given to suppliers were the Superior Quality Award, Superior Quality Improvement Award, Superior Streamlining Award and the Superior Response Award. This year, Ogura Clutch Wuxi (OCW) received the Superior Response Award. (Last year, OCW received the Superior Quality Award.) This award is Panasonic’s recognition of Ogura’s prompt response for delivery, cost reduction by localization and prompt and effective communication. The communication skills of OCW were highly praised by Panasonic personnel. 
 After the award ceremony, the award was brought back to the plant and given to the employees confirming that it is their hard work and commitment to quality that allows Ogura to be successful.

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