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Strategies & Mid-term Business Plan

Mid-term to Long-term Management Strategies, and Issues to be Addressed

In November 2020, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our establishment, and to achieve further growth, we have formulated a medium-term management plan (covering the period spanning from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2024) under the key phrase “Toward the Next 50 Years: Moving to a Solid Growth Stage”. During the previous medium-term management period (from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2021), the operating environment changed drastically owing to the US-China trade friction and the spread of the novel coronavirus. That said, we remain convinced about opportunities for high levels of growth over the medium to long term. In the markets where we are active—mechatronics and precision speed reducers—demand is forecast to continue rising for products used in industrial robots and collaborative robots. Behind this demand is manufacturing investment in automation and labor savings in emerging markets as well as growing need for addressing labor shortages and improving productivity in developed markets. To achieve a sustainable society and sustainable management in a constantly changing world, we will continue taking on the challenge of developing technologies and skills that capture changes in the environment to provide products and services that go beyond our customers' expectations. Accordingly, we will strive to respond flexibly to short-term fluctuations in the operating environment. At the same time, we will implement strategies in line with the policies outlined in our long-term vision and medium-term management plan. By maintaining a balance between defensive and offensive approaches in our management strategy, we aim to enhance corporate value over the medium to long term.

Our Group's Mission

To contribute to technological innovation in society through motion control technology

Long-term Vision

-In pursuit of total motion control-

  • Take on the challenge of developing new technologies and skills that capture changes in the environment
  • Achieve QCDS that goes beyond customer expectations
  • Contribute to creating a sustainable society through corporate activities

Mid-term Management Plan for fiscal years 2021–2023

-Toward the Next 50 Years: Moving to a Solid Growth Stage-

Basic policies and strategies

(a) Achieve QCDS that meets customer expectations

Q: Quality Control: Zero defects and zero claims
C: Improve productivity and further enhance Value Analysis / Value Engineering
D: Commit to delivery schedule requested by customers
S: Enhance ER activities by speeding up

(b) Expand RD, AD, and MT businesses by developing valuable products and enhancing services
【RD: HarmonicDrive®】
  • Create and commercialize new technologies and skills to support next-generation applications
【AD: AccuDrive®, HarmonicPlanetary®】
  • Expand product offerings tailored to regions and various applications through business restructuring
【MT: Mechatronics】
  • Provide products that enable customers to bring their vision to life and further improve problem-solving capabilities
(c) Build a business foundation that meets the demands of the times
  • Promote sustainable management (SDGs)
  • Develop human resources capable of leading business expansion, and establish personnel systems and work styles that enhance diversity
  • Execute IT enhancement strategy and implement our own IoT concept
  • Establish a financial base to support growth and strengthen fundraising capabilities
(d) Strengthen coordination and maximize synergies with overseas group companies and institutions
  • Maximize utilization of management resources at each site
  • Maintain and promote proactive research activities with overseas research institutions
  • Establish a global production system
(e) Create new standards that define the next 50 years through outside-the-box thinking
  • Proactively take on the challenge of discovering new materials, new principles, new mechanisms, and new production methods
  • Make strategic moves toward developing intelligent mechatronics
  • Foster a culture that is sensitive to changes in society and accepts variant perspectives