Ogura receives a letter of appreciation from Mitsubishi Electrics.


 On April 22nd, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Nagoya Works plant held the briefing session on production trends for the first half of 2019 where they presented a letter of appreciation for the VE / CD proposal activities in 2018 to Ogura.

 This letter recognizes Ogura as a company contributing to VE activities by implementing improvements on a daily basis.

 Ogura will continue to work on further improvement of quality, cost and delivery to provide quality products to the customers.

Mr. Ogura’s interview in the “Newsweek” magazine (international version)


 The interview with Mr. Ogura, the President of Ogura Clutch, has been published in the “Newsweek” magazine (international version).

 You can also find it on the UK website “The Worldfolio”.

“OGURA CLUTCH with RIDE IN” announces participation in the J-GP 2


 On March 2nd, the meeting reporting the participation of “OGURA CLUTCH with RIDE IN” team in the All Japan Road Championship (class J-GP 2) was held in Kiryu City. Mr. Tetsuro Iwasaki serves as a rider and a coach for the team.  This class will be abolished in 2019, and our team has united for this last season with the goal to win.

 Our company supplies racing clutches for motorcycles and supports the team as a primary sponsor.

 The participation as a clutch manufacturer in the domestic premier road race has given us an opportunity to develop racing clutches for motorcycles and cultivate new markets.


The 23rd Mechanical Components and Materials Technology Expo


 Our company took part in the 23rd Mechanical Components and Materials Technology Expo which was held from 02/06 (Wed) to 02/08 (Fri) at the Tokyo Big Site.

 We showcased our essential products, clutches, and brakes for general use, along with our new products and demonstration equipment. Among them, the industry’s smallest power-off brake series and thin power-off brake series which meet the needs of miniaturization and lightweight, as well as the prototype of the large powder clutch, exhibited for the first time, which reinforces the lineup of tension controllers. Many people showed great interest in our products and we want to express our sincere gratitude to all visitors.

Ogura receives the Supplier Bronze Award from Usui International Industry Co., Ltd.


 On January 25th Usui International Industry Co. Ltd held a purchase policy meeting, where our company received the 2018 Supplier of the Year Bronze Award.

 Usui International Industry Co., Ltd. develops and produces externally controlled fan drives for trucks and SUVs. Ogura produces the FCC ASSY for them at Akabori Factory. This award is a result of our continuous efforts to improve our quality, cost, delivery, and service, contributing to the promotion of business of Usui International Industry.

 Currently, externally controlled fan drives are mainly produces for domestic heavy-duty trucks, but Usui is planning to export them to Europe, North America, and China for small and medium-sized trucks.



 Our company exhibited our products at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 which was held at the Makuhari Messe International Conventional center from January 11, 2019 through January 13, 2019.
 We introduced a few new clutches, such as metal single for SUZUKI Swift Sport, metal single for HONDA Civic Type R, metal twin for Audi S1, and the clutch for the new Jimny (under development).
 As in the previous year, the drivers of Inter Proto Series, Kyojo Cup and TOYOTA Gazoo Racing took part in the interview.
 There was also an interview with Tatsuya Kataoka, the leader of T’s Concept team which participated in the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series. The interview was hosted by Ogine who took part in Kyojocup and included such amazing racers as Daisuke Toyota as well as Toshihiro and Taiki Arai, a father and son racers.
 We displayed two vehicles, TOYOTA 86 which was used at the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Rally Challenge, and TOYOTA 86 which was used at the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series. The latter one is especially precious, because the final race in Okayama was the first official domestic race for the racer Morizo as the president of Toyota Corporation Akio Toyoda.
 We want to thank everybody for your continuous support and for visiting the exhibition.



 On December, 1st (Sat) Ogura Clutch Group held the 2nd Annual International Competition of QC Circles.

 Five oversea divisions competed in the competition: Ogura Corporation (USA), Ogura Clutch Dongguan Co. Ltd (China), Ogura Clutch Wuxi / Changxing Co., Ltd. (China), Ogura Clutch Thailand Co., Ltd. and Ogura Clutch India PVT. LTD. Ogura Clutch Japan sent two teams: one from the No. 1 plant and the other from Akabori plant. These seven teams made presentations on their QC improvement activities.

 The common theme for all teams was the productivity and quality improvements. All teams showcased various unique improvement activities, but in particular the team from Ogura Clutch Thailand CO., LTD, Mupa Circle who utilized improvement methods such as ECRS (Eliminate, Combine, Rearrange, Simplify) and Process Balance with performance indexes such as Man-hour per Piece and Process OEE, was recognized as the winner and awarded the champion trophy by Mr. Ogura. The Excellence Award plaques were awarded to other six teams as well at the conclusion of the competition.

The 29th Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF 2018)


 Our company participated in the 29th Japan International Machine Tool Fair, which took place from November, 1st (Thu) to November, 6th (Tue) in the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight).

 Our company participated for the second time and this year we presented our oil mist separator and air blower in addition to our most recent Super High-pressure Coolant equipped with 20MPa Screw Pump. Many visitors showed an interest in our latest technologies and expressed their opinion directly to us, which made this exhibition a significant event.

The Mechanical Fair 2018


 On September, 1 (Sat), the Mechanical Fair 2018, organized by Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Gunma Block was held at Haruna Plaza on the first floor of Smark Isezaki.
 Our company displayed two demonstration machines: so-called Grasping Grasper, the one with a torque sensor which is currently under development at our Engineering Headquarters, and the other one with the elevator brakes, resembling a roulette. Elementary, middle and high school students who visited the event were trying to grasp candies and sweets without crushing them by feeling the sensation transmitted by the torque sensor to the operating lever. They were shouting with joy the number of prizes determined by operating the switch (roulette) of the elevator brake demonstration machine. By actually operating the demonstration machines, the students were able to get the feeling of the machines, and they got interested in their mechanisms and principles. We finished the Fair with great success. 
 We think that participation in this event may have helped children to experience the fun of science and technology and to expand their interests.



The Bangkok International Auto Salon 2018


 The Bangkok International Auto Salon 2018, the event for customized cars, was held for five days from 07/04 to 07/08 at the Impact Challenger Hall in Bangkok, Thailand.
 We participated in this event for the third time. Our company exhibited two products, the ORC racing clutch and the Arugos carbon fiber reinforced clutch for import cars.
 By having not only our pamphlet on the reinforced clutch and the exhibition panel but also the explanation panel on our other products written in the Thai language, we could introduce our company as the one with a wide range of technologies, various products, and a great history.
 Also, we had our 80th-anniversary logos scattered through the booth, which gave it a bright, clean look and attracted more visitor.


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