‘microsoft’ of machine tools runs plants from mount fuji base
by：QY Precision 2019-10-14
At the bottom of Mount Fuji, a bright yellow building, is one of Japan\'s most profitable buildings ---and secretive --companies. Fanuc Ltd. Our system tells the lathe, grinder and milling machine how to turn steel into Apple. IPhone case or aluminum case for Boeing747. More than half of the world\'s computerized tools, including those used by Toyota\'s suppliers And General Motors , Using Fanuc control. \"They are Microsoft you have never heard of,\" said Scott Foster, an analyst at BNP Paribas in Tokyo. \"If Mount Fuji breaks out and takes them out, the world will stop running. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, the company\'s operating profit margin rose to a record 44% in the last quarter, becoming the third highest of Topix\'s 100. To further boost profits, Indian President Yoshiharu Inaba has focused on China and India, the two fastest growing countries in Asia. Growth in major economies. \"We are working harder than ever to penetrate the Chinese and Indian markets,\" 62-year-old Inaba said at the company\'s headquarters last month . \". \"All our capacity is running at full capacity --out. The company raised net income to 31. 1 billion yen ($373. 1 million) Last quarter, the year-on-year growth was nearly eight times. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, this is more than double the growth rate announced by 1,605 companies on Topix. China, India compare the success of the company with the net export of Japan, that is, the decrease in imports, as the yen exchange rate approaches 15-year high. Global spending on machine tools will grow 12% this year to $56 billion. K. - Researcher at Oxford Economics Ltd. \"They are industry standards,\" said Osamu Matsuda, assistant manager of Jtekt Corp . \" Japan\'s largest listed tool manufacturer. China’s $19. 5 billion machine- Oxford School of Economics says the world\'s largest tool market is expected to grow by 20% a year by 2015. India is expected to grow by 30% per year. Fanuc\'s biggest competitor is Munich. Siemens, Europe\'s largest engineering company, has launched a simpler range of products to attract Chinese manufacturers. Shenyang Machine Tool Co. , Ltd. China\'s largest tool manufacturer is developing its own control system. Headquartered in the shadow of Japan\'s tallest mountain peak, tenako is a yellow campus surrounded by forests. Workers in yellow jumpsuit With the yellow car humming along the pine tree, the fashion badge trotted between the yellow buildingslined roads. Inaba\'s father, Seiuemon, has been operating the $35 billion company for nearly 30 years after it was spun off from Fujitsu. In 1972, workers said the color was chosen because it \"promoted clear thinking \". The website of the hair section is also yellow. The 85-year- Old electrical engineers once gave researchers a clock 10 times faster than usual, reminding them to stay ahead of the competition. The company says the yellow robot keeps starting the main product of the company: a computer numerical control system running more than 50% of the world\'s automated machine tools. The company also produces yellow robots that help Nissan. Welding automobile company based in Yokohama, Japan. Foxconn Technology Group is the world\'s largest contract manufacturer of electronic products. The company is rarely allowed to visit the factory, and workers who do not do research are not able to enter the laboratory. Most board members are not able to enter, the company said. Morten Paulsen, an analyst at CLSA Asia, said: \"in a factory as big as a football field, you may see four people --\" Pacific market in Tokyo \"The rest is that the robot is copying itself. \"Fanuc dominates workshops in Japan, with CNC panels running up to 70% of machine tools, including machine tools from suppliers in Toyota City Headquartered in Toyota, the world\'s largest carmaker. In the U. S. Fanuc panels help automate production in Chicago Headquartered in Boeing, the world\'s largest aerospace company, and Fairfield, Connecticut- GE headquarters The world\'s largest electricity supplier Power generation equipment. The shares of Fanuc have soared 40% this year, although it has kept shareholders at a distance. The company has no investor relations department and has not met with investors. on- One, does not hold a conference call or briefing on the stock exchange. Shareholders seeking information about the company travel to its campus Riding an hour west from Tokyo, young Inaba answers questions four times a year in his yellow suit jacket. On July, he canceled the first one. Quarterly briefing and submit an income report without sales details and order data. \"I know we have an obligation to publish revenue, but my job is to make sure we have it,\" Yoshiharu Inaba said last month . \". \"Part of the strategy is to make sure our competitors don\'t get the information. Fanuc also prohibits workers from using electronic products. Mail, except for designated terminals. Most of the business is done by phone and fax. At the Japan International Machine Tool Exhibition held this month, finaco showed 6-meter-tall (20-foot-tall) Yellow arm for Detroit mobile car chassis-based GM. A group of salesmen in yellow jackets answered some questions, some in Chinese. According to Yoshiharu Inaba, Fanuc accounts for about 70% of sales in the global automotive industry. China\'s auto sales rose 46% last year to become the world\'s largest auto market. China is no longer content to be low in the world Cost manufacturers are automating. William Montgomery of Tokyo said the factory workers\' strike this year pushed up wages, and the calculation of tip costs was good for CNC and robots Foundation analyst at MF Global Ltd. Foxconn, Apple\'s supplier, doubled wages at the factory after a series of worker suicides, buying 800 programmable robots a month from Fanuc --- About $62,000 per vehicle- Make a stainless steel belt around the iPhone. The Taipei- Fanuc-based manufacturers also use Fanuc robots to plug chips into boards at speeds of more than 100 pieces per minute. \"They used to have women with hair nets doing this,\" Montgomery said . \". \"Now, this robot is replacing them and they will run the factory 24 hours a day.