Kokusan Denki Co., Ltd. Business report FY2006
|In million JPY||FY2006||FY2005||Rate of Change (%)||Factors|
|Sales||23,245||21,418||8.5||Sales increased due to an increased in sales of outboard motor electric components for the USA and in-car motors|
|Ordinary income||473||481||(1.7)||Ordinary income decreased due to an the enormous impact of materials price increases despite the company's efforts such as improving its operating capacity, initiating cost reductions including initial cost reductions and implementing JIT reform in response to an increase in sales|
|Net income||321||302||6.2||Net income increased due to the profit gained on a sale of idle land (land used for company housing), despite a temporary extraordinary loss as a result of revising the motor and electric generator businesses and a re-evaluating business property|
|Electric Products Division|
|Sales||13,868||13,581||2.1||- Year-on-year sales grew, thanks to a significant rise in sales of products for outboard boat-motors in the booming U.S. market.|
|Sales||2,568||3,612||(28.9)||Slowing sales of engine-power generators, the company's main stay product, due to an inventory adjustment in the North American market|
|Sales||6,809||4,223||61.2||Revenue grew due to an increase in the sales of power steering motors for 4WD vehicles|
Challenges for FY 2007
1 Achieving globalization, more new business, and increased revenue based on sales activities that focus on making concrete presentations and proposals.
- Addressing the exhaust emission regulations, energy conservation, and the implementation of higher level functions through investigating core technologies, i.e, electronic fuel injection systems; vehicle motors with superior vibration, water, and heat resistance, etc.
-To actively participate in joint-development projects with overseas customers as well as to respond to domestic customers' expansion activities overseas.
2 Developing human resources and highly
efficient management structure
-To develop an organization that transfers authority to and promotes newer staff. Also continue and further develop leading technologies that the Company has fostered for years.
-To establish a new production-control system capable of responding to small-lot/multi-product production and capable of providing quick delivery encompassing further development of JIT deliveries.
-Reducing the fixed-expense ratio
-Lowering materials costs in spite of the exorbitantly high raw materials.
-Strengthening the Company's overall competitive advantages through streamlining processes.
3 Improving customer satisfaction
-To engage in initiatives that incorporate "quality into designs" and "cost engineering" that responds to customers' needs at the time products are developed.
-To ensure quality control in processes through TQC activities.
4 Strengthening environmental management
-To promote the ISO 14001 environmental management system, aiming to achieve zero emissions.
|in million yen||FY2006||FY2005|
|Electrical Products Division||195||179|
Major R&D Activities:
Electrical Products Division
- Working on highly efficient high-output ACG and regulators.
- Improving ignition and fuel injection systems.
- Adding more R&D staff for fuel injection systems that incorporate highly efficient/high-powered magnet regulators. Developing and increasing sales of electric products used in motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, outboard boat motors, and various types of motors on a global basis.
Under the aim of achieving energy savings, size reductions, improved efficiency, and noise reductions, the Company is developing for the North American market high quality inverter generators based on permanent-magnetic generators; and radio frequency floodlights without regulators, which are a patented technology.
Currently developing and expanding sales of various actuator motors, auger rotating motors, and tile motors for motorcycles, buggies, snowmobiles, agricultural equipment, and outboard boat-motors that demonstrate excellent properties in terms of vibration, pressure, and dust resistance.
With energy savings as the Company's goal, it is currently developing small sized, highly efficient, low cogging automotive motors for automobiles. It is electrifying motors such as small-sized ABS motors and auxiliary motors that are being made more convenient to install.
focusing on constructing a new motor production line, rationalizing investments to achieve energy saving, introducing IT, making investment for molds in response to orders for new products, and investing to replace aging facilities.
The major investments on mechanical equipments in FY 2006
|Segment||in million yen||Main facilities|
|Electrical Products Division||261||Electric components rationalization facilities, etc.|
|Motor Division||383||Construction of new motor production line|
Capital investment plans for FY2007 (as of March 2007)
|Site name||Location||Type of facility||Planned investment amount (million yen)||Commencement and completion Month/Year|
||Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture||Electric components production rationalization facilities||228||Apr. 2007||Sep. 2008|
||Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture||To install new equipment for use in R&D||28||Apr. 2007||Sep. 2008|