has become increasingly apparent that manufacturers of automobiles,
electric equipment, and parts are forming ties with international
companies to produce products in suitable regions for use worldwide.
NTN quickly opened overseas production facilities in response to this shift in manufacturing. Since then, we have enhanced our global production system.
To provide the needed parts and quantities at the specified locations more promptly anywhere in the world is the objective of NTN's production division.
We will continue self-assessment with a critical eye to assure stable production at the highest level.
|NTN is incorporating IT in production technology to further enhance its global production system. One such measure is e-SUPPORT, which is an Intranet production technology support system. This system connects our manufacturing centers via the Internet into an Intranet system where information such as image, audio, and video about facilities can be easily exchanged. For example, manufacturing plants in Japan can access overseas manufacturing centers and use PCs in Japan to operate videophones or video cameras located inside the overseas plant. They can obtain facility information on production processes and use the information they obtain to take appropriate measures or provide support. As a result, all our production centers can provide a stable supply of products of standardized and global quality.|
|NTN was early to systematize production lines to strengthen production technology. Now, most of our production lines are automated, contributing to standardized quality and reduced costs. Our quality control efforts have received ISO 9001 certification. With this production control system NTN's superior quality products are earning the high acclaim and trust of customers everywhere.|