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Sophisticated Japan Material up to perennial challenge of raising manufacturing standards

Company possesses technical ability to offer complete spectrum of gas, water and chemical solutions to clients

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 April, 2016, 5:36pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 April, 2016, 9:49am

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As demand grows for more sophisticated gadgets and electronics, companies face the constant challenge of raising manufacturing standards to be a step ahead of market trends.

In manufacturing components such as semiconductors and liquid crystal displays (LCD), where quality and purity are the cornerstones, companies need a partner like Japan Material to provide infrastructure that will empower them to unlock their full growth potential.

Japan Material develops automated gas cabinets that house and supply gas in a stable manner without lowering its purity. Aiming to provide comprehensive services to its clients, it also offers total gas management solutions, which cover system development and design, central monitoring, gas container exchange, operator training and machine maintenance.

“We have the technical ability to offer the complete spectrum of gas, water and chemical solutions to our clients. We are one of the few companies in Japan to offer this,” says president Hisao Tanaka.

The electronics-related segment generates the majority of the company’s sales. The rest of Japan Material’s revenues come from marketing business graphics, computer-related components and 3D data application software development under its graphics solutions umbrella.

Japan Material delivers its total gas solutions to major companies, including long-time partner Toshiba. Other firms, such as Japan Display, which develops LCDs for smart phones, also trust Japan Material in managing their air conditioning, gas and other facility equipment.

Outside Japan, the company serves clients through subsidiaries. Its wholly foreign-owned enterprise, Taiwan Material Technology, serves clients such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. In Singapore, the company plans to fully acquire Aldon Technologies – where the company currently has a 51 per cent stake – in two years to better capitalise on the promising growth opportunities in the city state.

With Aldon’s complementary expertise in specialised semiconductor products and services, Japan Material can offer greater support internationally in terms of maintenance.


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