Last year saw new heights of disarray in Japanese politics, the ongoing rise of the yen, talk of future consumption tax increases, an unstable electricity supply, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, and territorial disputes. Upon reflection, it seems to have been a year of increasing social instability brought about by the occurrence of a string of issues affecting the nation's future.
Meanwhile, our six-year plan, which was initiated based on the twin pillars of the promotion of global strategies and the promotion of innovation (technical revolution), is now in its third year, and in May 2013 we will be celebrating our 120th year of operation. Continuing on from the previous year, this year we will focus on the concept of baikon. Baikon refers to the laying down of strong roots and building a base from which to grow. We will reexamine the foundations of our business and maintain a solid base so that we are able to respond to the needs of our customers.
As part of these efforts, from February 2013, we will spend two years completely rebuilding our flagship factory - the Shiga Plant. This capital investment will further improve the reliability of Ishida systems to ensure that customers are able to introduce them with confidence. The new plant will provide an environment that allows us to respond with more sophistication to the diverse needs of our customers and to meet customer requests for entire systems, which are increasing year by year. Amongst other facilities, the plant will include a Simulated System Line for verifying operation prior to delivery, and a refrigerated Test Room to enable the adequate implementation of pre-shipment operation tests under usage conditions that simulate those at the customer's worksite.
While the national and international
business environment during 2013 is expected to change rapidly and looks set to remain unpredictable, our aim is, as always, to be a company that is perfectly adapted to the times. At Ishida, we will strive to continue to be a company that is admired by its customers and acts as
a useful presence for society.
With your help, the Ishida group will come together to
pursue its aim of becoming a presence that is appreciated and needed by people around the world.
Once again I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2013.
ISHIDA Takahide (President)
PACK PLUS INDIA 2012
Recently, Ishida India exhibited in India's largest trade show, Packaging, Processing & Supply Chain Industries, "Pack Plus 2012". The show was held from December 7th to 10th at Greater Noida New Delhi and was attended by over 5,000 visitors.
We would once again like to extend our sincere thanks to all those who have visited the Ishida booth at a local tradeshow and taken an interest in our products. We strive to be a reliable supplier and a strong, long-term partner. We are looking forward to seeing you all again at future exhibitions. See below for details of upcoming shows.
TOKYO PACK 2012
Tokyo Pack 2012 was held at TOKYO BIG SIGHT International Exhibition Center located in Tokyo, Japan from Oct 2nd to 5th.
Ishida featured "Global partner making the future of food" and exhibited major products as well as new products and technologies. Ishida's new highlight products for this year are CCW-RV Series, High-speed Waterproof multihead weigher, IX-G2, X-ray Inspection System using new technology of Duel Energy sensor and this time, it came with non-curtain trapezoidal conveyor. Ishida also exhibited the new simplified cost effective checkweigher, which has a cantilever frame design with built-in rejector. As product line up, renewed Ishidas's data monitoring and managing system i-STATION LINK-2 interfaced with CCW-R Multihead Weigher, DACS Checkweigher, and ASTRO-S Bagmaker and Automatic Tray sealing Sysytem were exhibited.
In these four exhibition days, over 1,800 guests visited to Ishida booth. We would like to thank you for your interests and keep supporting us. We are looking forward to showing you the new solutions in the future exhibitions.
Checkweigher, DACS-EL corner
Ishida Opens Subsidiaries in Indonesia and Vietnam
In April and June this year, Ishida upgraded its bases in Indonesia and Vietnam from representative offices to subsidiaries. These changes were made with the aim of enhancing sales and maintenance services in order to provide closer support and better meet the needs of our customers. We will use these local subsidiaries to introduce our major products including multihead weighers, VFFS bagmakers, X-ray inspection systems, metal detectors, and checkweighers.
Message from Mr. Takashi Imanaka, General Director of PT Ishida Indonesia
Working in cooperation with our local distributor C/V FPM Solutech, we hope to pursue new levels of customer satisfaction, as well as widen our existing client base. Our goal is to make Ishida group a highly recognized manufacturer and necessary supplier to both worldwide exporting manufacturers, and the large local demand of manufacturers in the key ASEAN member nation of Indonesia. Then we pursue our sales growth and market basis for the future. As a PT company which has firm roots in Indonesia, it is our hope to form a three-way harmony with our coworkers and customers here based on
Indonesian business common sense with the aim of together producing happiness for everyone.
Message from Mr. Hitoshi Fujieda, General Director of Ishida Vietnam Co., Ltd.
With receipt of the demand for better service such as quick supply of spare parts or local deal from customer, we switched Representative Office to local company on June 1st, 2012. Though Ishida Vietnam Co., Ltd. is still baby and Vietnamese market is still on developing, we would like to grow up with customers by maximizing the experience held on other senior markets, enhancing our suggestive and servicing skills.
Mr. Takashi IMANAKA
Mr. Hitoshi FUJIEDA
FOOMA JAPAN 2012
Ishida exhibited in the Asia's largest trade show in food industry, FOOMA JAPAN (Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition) from June 5th to 8th at Tokyo Big Sight.
This year, Ishida brought new products and technologies with the theme of Global partner making the future of food. In addition to the total Weighing, Packaging and Inspection System, Ishida displayed new products, such as Waterproof High-speed
multihead weigher, newly upgraded i-Station Link 2 (Data managing software),
QX-775 Flex (Tray-Sealer) and Ishida retail products as our product line-up.
During the 4-day show, we have over 3000 domestic and overseas visitors from various regions. We very appreciate your visiting to our booth and your interests in our company's products.
Propak Indonesia 2011
From 16th through 19th November 2011, Propak Indonesia 2011, was held at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran in Jakarta.
This was the first exhibition from Ishida setting up the representative office in Jakarta in this June. We showed CG-R high-speed Cut-gate weigher for granule, and Checkweigher DACS-G-S015, and Metal detector ISD2-4012-WP. Lots of visitors did not know Ishida, but they enjoyed Ishida's latest technologies and solutions honed by global experiences.
We thank you for all visitors and hope that this show becomes a good step to establish a good relationship with customers in Indonesia.
JAPAN PACK 2011
Asia's largest exhibition of packaging machinery, Japan Pack 2011 was held from October 18th to 21st at Tokyo International Exhibition Center"TOKYO BIG SIGHT". Over 100,000 people visited the show for the 4 days of exhibition.
ISHIDA exhibited a booth with 3 main areas, which are Complete food production system line from weighing to case packaging, Inspection System area and Tray-sealing system area.
Thank you very much for visiting ISHIDA's booth in this exhibition. ISHIDA will continue to introduce the new products and solutions that meet customer needs in the future exhibits.
Asia's largest pharmaceutical event, 25th INTERPHEX JAPAN, was held at Tokyo Big Sight from 29th June to 1st July 2011. ISHIDA participated in this exhibition which features pharmaceutical, cosmetics and detergent R&D and manufacturing technology and it was 10th time for ISHIDA.
The ISHIDA stand was divided into three areas: Counting machine, Weighing machine, and Quality Control.
A new generation of
Cut-gate Weigher CG-R
to handle delicate granular products was presented in the Weighing machine area and in the other two areas latest machine models with pharmaceutical application for tablet, granule, or patch were also shown.
We thank you for visitors who showed an interest to our machine models in this exhibition.
VIETNAM FISHERIES INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 2011 (VIETFISH), which is a largest fisheries exhibition in Vietnam, was held at Ho Chi Minh City from 28th to 30th June 2011.
We woud like to thank all customers for visiting our booth and having an interest to ISHIDA.
FOODTECH & PHARMATECH TAIPEI 2011
From 22th through 25th June 2011, FOODTECH & PHARMATECH TAIPEI 2011, which is Taipei International Food Processing & Pharm. Machinery Show, was held at TWTC NANGANG Exhibition Hall in Taipei.
In conjunction with Huichisen Co., Ltd., ISHIDA participated in this exhibition and showcased
CCW multihead weigher CCW-R-210W,
Checkweigher DACS-G-S060 with metal detector, and
X-ray inspection system IX-G-4075
effectively though its booth size is not so big. Though Chinese or European manufacturers for processing machinery also had their own booths in this exhibition, we were happy that many customers visited our booth, thanks to the continuous efforts by Huichisen Co., Ltd.
We hope that all visitors enjoyed our machineries and we are glad to see all of them again as a system partner of their production line.
Indonesia representative office opened
Ishida opened a representative office in Jakarta, Indonesia in June 21st 2011 to commence the supporting of sales and service activities in the region.
By establishing our own representative office in Indonesia - which enjoys robust economic development and growth with high future expectations - we hope to ride a new wave of investment opportunity, as well as support FPM in a shared effort towards cornering the market.
Ishida has made the decision to establish our own base in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is a country of rapid economic development and population growth.
Working in cooperation with our local distributor FPM, we hope to pursue new levels of customer satisfaction, as well as widen our existing client base.
Our goal is to make Ishida group a highly recognized manufacturer and necessary supplier to both worldwide exporting manufacturers, and the large local demand of manufacturers in the key ASEAN member nation of Indonesia. As a representative office of a Japanese company which has firm roots in Indonesia, it is our hope to form a three-way harmony with our coworkers and customers here, with the aim of together producing happiness for everyone. Takashi Imanaka, Chief Representative
Ishida Co., Ltd. Indonesia Representative Office
Gading Bukit Indah, Jl. Bukit Gading Raya SA-30, Kelapa Gading Barat, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara 14240, Indonesia Phone: +62-21-29078-912(-13) Facsimile: +62-21-29078-815 E-mail: email@example.com