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Key to success for KAGA lies in high quality, reliability and ability to customise product across wide range of industries

World-renowned photo controls and street lights are symbols of excellence for Yokohama-based firm which takes pride in its precision stamped and drawing metal parts

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 April, 2016, 10:48am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 April, 2016, 9:47am

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Innovation for KAGA does not stop with the adoption of new technologies nor with one industry; it means blazing a fresh path and creating unmatched advancement. From telecommunications to network systems, lighting and precision components, KAGA’s products find their way to applications in households and infrastructure installations.

“Whether it is developing photo controls and LED street lights, precision forging parts for automotive components or network system integrators, the key lies in high quality, reliability and ability to customise products,” says chairman and CEO Masaaki Nozaki. “Most manufacturers claim specialised capabilities, but few combine multidisciplinary technologies to bring innovations that impact entire industries.”

Among KAGA’s products that best embody such excellence are world-renowned photo controls and street lights, which have enjoyed esteemed recognition for 50 years in the Asean and Oceania regions’ lighting industries. In the electronic precision business, the Yokohama-based company takes pride in its precision stamped and drawing metal parts including coin battery cases, whose monthly production averages 300 million units – with zero defects.

These innovations have also earned the trust of industry leaders including Hitachi, Seiko, Sony, Panasonic, VARTA and Energizer. “Our street light business enables well-lit, secure cities in the world to contribute to a better environment with reduced greenhouse gases and sustainable technical development and merchandising equipment such as network system integrators,” Nozaki says.

To meet a growing global demand, KAGA established factories in the United States, China and Thailand, which manufacture various products including cases and lids for zinc-air, lithium-ion and nickel-metal hydride batteries, and parts for car airbags and engines. The Thailand factory boasts a specialised stamping press machine for cold forging – the only one of its kind in the world – that can customise complicated designs to save on costs.

“Unrestrained designs, cost savings and time efficiency are only the beginning – our relentless pursuit of innovation promises that,” Nozaki says. “We look forward to working with equally passionate sales partners to bring even better products and technologies to Asia.”