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Nippon Kinzoku Joins ¡¾Battery Supply Chain Council¡¿

Nippon Kinzoku Joins ¡¾Battery Supply Chain Council¡¿
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Nippon Kinzoku joins ¡¾Battery Supply Chain Council¡¿
An Organization Promoting the Strengthening of International Competitiveness of the Battery Supply Chain.

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Nippon Kinzoku Malaysia Company Trip 2024

Nippon Kinzoku Malaysia Company Trip 2024
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Every year, Nippon Kinzoku Malaysia (NKM) will organized a company trip to all employees in order to motivate employees. In this year, NKM organized a trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 20 May 2024 to 22 May 2024 for all employees in order to reward employees for their hard work and efforts in 2023.

Nippon Kinzoku Malaysia 11th year Anniversary

8th August 2023, Nippon Kinzoku Malaysia (NKM) celebrated on entering 11th year of establishment. NKM was found on 1st July 2013, which are sole subsidiary company of Nippon Kinzoku Co., Ltd. located in Kulai, Johor. NKM serve as a coil centre and provides slitting service. NKM mainly supplies stainless steel strips to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippine & India. In future, targeting on expanding business more on medical, automotive & SMT sector. As we foresees growth of automotive industries toward EV & technology improvement on fuel injection vehicles.
        Throughout this 10 years of business NKM have achieved few milestones such as recent event on adding a new state-of-art stainless steel slitting machine & successfully launch by our President Mr. Yasushi Shimokawa on 11th July 2023. We believe for the next 10 year NKM will grew much bigger scale & supply our customer with greater quality & contribution to mankind aligning with our Headquarters’ 11th Management Plan “Nippon Kinzoku 2030” visions – “A multi & hybrid material company that co-creates new value that is friendly to people & the earth”.

vDinner & Long Service Award Celebration
Nippon Kinzoku Malaysia celebrated 11th Anniversary by organising a dinner event for all the our staff at Double Tree Hotel. On that day, we honour our pioneer employees who have been with NKM since the start of establishment. Five pioneer staffs has been honour with “Long-service Award” certification & gift as token of appreciation.
We would like to take this opportunity to thanks all our employees, HQ members, suppliers & customer on supporting us & being a part of our growth till this days. Hope we can keep working & supporting on each others growth.

Nippon Kinzoku Malaysia Member
vNippon Kinzoku Malaysia Pioneer Employees

Mr. Ong Ching Long (General Manager)
Mr. Kee Teik Hong (Production Manager)
Ms. Boo Hwee Kian (Senior Acc Manager)
Mr. Shaharuddin (Asst Shipping Manager)
Mr. Muhammad Naim (Asst Production Supervisor)
Mr. Aidil Hamirul (Asst Production Supervisor)


Open Ceremony of the new state-of-the art Stainless Steel Slitting Machine


2nd August 2023

Nippon Kinzoku Co., Ltd (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Mr. Yasushi Shimokawa; Securities Code: 5491), announces that NIPPON KINZOKU (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. (HQ: Johor, Malaysia; Managing Director: Mr. Yasuyuki Tsuzuku; hereinafter known as “Nikkin Malaysia”), one of Southeast Asia subsidiary of Nippon Kinzoku Co., Ltd. held an opening ceremony on 11th July 2023 to celebrate the start-up operation of the new state-of-art stainless steel strip slitting machine newly installed in June 2023.
Ribbon Cut Ceremony
[Left: Mr.Harada, President ShimokawaMr.Tsuzuku]

Machine Start-up ceremony by President Mr.Shimokawa
The ceremony was attended by approximately 20 people, including Mr. Yasushi Shimokawa, President & CEO of Nippon Kinzoku Co., Ltd. & Mr. Yoshihiro Harada, Vice President of Production Division. The purpose of the new slitting machine is to expand sales in Southeast Asia countries & India, improve quality & strengthen business continuous plan (BCP) system togehther with our Thailand sister company “NIPPON KINZOKU (THAILAND) Co. Ltd.” (HQ: Ayutthaya, Thailand; Managing Director: MrYasuyuki Tsuzuku).

Nippon Kinzoku Member Group Photo

New High Performance Stainless Steel Slitting Machine

Installation of New state-of-the-art high performance stainless steel stilling machine

Nippon Kinzoku Co., Ltd. (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President Yasushi Shimokawa) Malaysia subsidiary Nippon Kinzoku (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (Office: Johor, Malaysia, President Yasuyuki Tsuzuku) pleased to announce on the installation of 3rd  state-of-the-art new High-performance Stainless Steel Strip slitting machine in June 2023. Nikkin Malaysia has celebrated 10th anniversary in August 2022. In looking ahead of next 10 years & installation of the machine, our next plan is to expand sales & provide much greater quality material in  Southeast Asian countries & India, as well as strengthen BCP system together with NIPPON KINZOKU (THAILAND) CO. (Office: Ayutthaya, Thailand; President Yasuyuki Tsuzuku).

vMachine Specification
Material Thickness: 0.05mm ~ 1.0mm
Material Width: 10mm ~ 450mm
Max raw material weight: Max 2,800kg/coil
vOutline of New Production Floor
With the 2 existing slitting machine No.1 & No.2 which able to handle large unit weights of raw material. In addition, the No.3 slitting machine adopts a high-precision column clamping type C-type floating sheet compatible system, vector motor speed control & 2-axis friction winding system which improves quality, productivity & yield compared to existing machine.
vSales Expansion Target

We have received orders for materials for injectors (fuel injection parts for gasoline vehicles), which will be launched from the end of 2024 to 2025 due to regional differences in the progress of electrification, and we aim to expand sales of internal combustion engine parts for gasoline vehicles, which are increasingly concentrated in Southeast Asia. In addition, demand for air cylinders for China and the U.S. is increasing due to the trend toward factory automation, and we are working to increase the market share of our materials. In addition, we will focus on acquiring new business items such as medical-related, CASE-related, and semiconductor-related products.
vAbout Nikkin Malaysia

Based in Johor Bahru, Nikkin Malaysia supplies cold-rolled stainless steel strip mainly to Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. In addition, with India as the largest target country for sales expansion, Company’s engagement in sales expansion activities mainly in the medical, automotive, and metal mask (semiconductor manufacturing, etc.) industries. In the future, cooperating with Nikkin Thailand, we aim to expand our sales area targeting Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other countries.

Stainless Steel Pipe (Fine Pipe) - "High Precision Inner Quality"

(Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Yasushi Shimokawa; Securities Code: 5491) announces the development and commercialization of a ''high-precision inner surface'' small-diameter pipe (fine pipe) with an inner diameter of φ0.5mm. In line with the vision of the 11th Business Plan ''NIPPON KINZOKU 2030,'' this product will provide new value by solving the demand for high precision in the fields of measurement, analysis, and medical care with the keyword of ''Near Net Performance'' (= realizing the performance required by the final product with materials and components). We are committed to providing new value by resolving the demand for high precision in the fields of measurement, analysis, and medicine.
In January 2022, we developed a product with an inner surface roughness of Ra0.5μm or less for 400m coils up to φ0.75mm inner diameter, which has been highly evaluated by our customers for its performance. 

¡ù Newsletter of Development and Commercialization of ''High Precision Inner Surface'' Small Diameter Pipes: 4d242c813c6268c9afac
We have also received strong requests from our customers for high-precision 0.5 mm size tubes with smaller inner diameters, and we have realized commercialization by further improving our current technology.

¡ù Improvising Manufacturing & Establish New Manufacturing Method to achieve better quality
¡ùThe manufacturing of high-precision inner surface pipes is performed by inserting a die into the inner diameter and then pultruding. When the inner diameter is smaller, even if a die is inserted, it is difficult to achieve high accuracy on the inner surface because the thickness changes during drawing and the behavior of the die in the pipe is not stable.
¡ùThis time, we have further improved the processing conditions for the previously developed inner diameter of 0.75 mm, and established a new manufacturing method that provides a good inner surface even with an inner diameter of 0.5 mm.

¡ùFor customers who require small-diameter thick-walled tubes with high-precision inner surfaces, this will lead to a reduction of inner surface treatments such as polishing or coating, which will contribute to resource saving as well as cost reduction.

¡ù Outline of ''High Precision Inner Surface'' Small Diameter Tubes
1. Features 
a. Improvised Inner Surface roughness process compared with conventional process (Appendix 1). 
b. The inner surface has a good shape close to a perfect circle (Appendix 2).
c. The quality in the longitudinal direction is also stable, and there is no change in quality even for 400m coil is evaluated from the tip to the end every 100m (Appendix 3).

2. Available Steel Grades and Sizes
Steel grade: Austenitic stainless steel
                    (SUS316L, SUS304, etc.)
Outer diameter: 1/32'' (Ø0.79mm) to
                          1/16'' (
Inner diameter: 0.50mm to 1.25mm dia. 
Product form: Coil or straight pipe
Please send us enquire for lengths longer than this.
We have received inquiries from measuring instruments and medical devices manufacture in Japan and overseas that requires precise and smooth flow control for small-diameter tubes with high-precision inner surfaces. We are providing samples test and considering mass production. In response to requests from our customers for even higher precision, we will continue to evolve our technology on improving the inner surface precision, and will continue to develop products that meet these demands and look ahead to the future.

[Precision Pipe (Fine pipe) product overview]
Fine pipes are manufactured with the optimum quality (inner surface roughness, roundness, straightness, dimension accuracy, etc.) accordingly to the intended use.

[Gifu Factory Information]
Main production items: stainless steel precision tubes, specially alloy pipes, stainless steel coated optical fibers

Black Stainless Steel (Fine Black)

Nippon Kinzoku Co., Ltd. (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President Yasushi Shimokawa) announces black decorative(colour) stainless steel named as “Fine Black” finish (hereinafter referred to as “FB” finish) which features a metallic feel & deep black that utilizing stainless steel colouring technology. Currently, being used on “F-SPORT” the highest grade of “LEXUS NX” and “OFFROAD” model of “LEXUS LX” of Toyota Motor Corporation as exterior molding. As the developing & diversification design for automotive exterior molding, market demand & growing need for black stainless steel to achieve the sporty & elegance exterior appearance. Nippon Kinzoku featured Fine Black [FB] finishing, a black coloured stainless steel finish with metallic characteristic that cannot be expressed with either painting or taping methods. In line with the vision of the 11th Business Plan ''NIPPON KINZOKU 2030'' (to contribute to the future of people and the earth by achieving the performance required of final products through materials by rolling and composite forming of a wide variety of materials), Launch of Fine Black is an expansion of products with enhanced functions and increased competitiveness by deepening existing technologies.
¡ù The “FB” finish was developed in collaboration with Toyo Institute of Physical & Chemical Research, Inc.
¡ù Reference ''M-FB'' Finish Press Release. New ''matte'' (matte finish) version of ''Fine Black'' metallic black
    decorated stainless steel has been developed
¡ñ [Features]
1. “FB” finish has a very thin transparent oxide film on the surface of stainless steel. This is done by using the INCO method, a typical stainless steel coloring technique that generates a very thin transparent oxide film on the surface of stainless steel, and colors it by the interference phenomenon of light between two surfaces (surface of oxide film & between the metal & oxide film`.
2. By establishing rolling and surface treatment process and conditions that allow on achieving optimum surface coloring and overcome colour spots, which had been a problem with the INCO method on obtaining a stable metallic and deep black. Special decorative liquid and coloring conditions allow to stabilize the coloring and suppressing color spots issues.
3.  A new hard film treatment (hardening) is applied to improve physical properties such as sufficient weather resistance and abrasion resistance.
4.  FB'' finish can be continuously processed from coils (steel strip) in the same way as conventional metallic luster ''BA5'' and aluminum tone ''PW'' finishes. The processing dies for molding and pressing can also be shared with BA5 and PW finishes. Compared to decorating with painting or taping, the ''BA5'' and ''PW'' can be processed continuously from coils (steel strips).

¡ñ [Product Outline]
1. ''FB'' (Fine Black) Finish Black decoration:
    metallic and deep
2. ''M-FB'' (Matte Fine Black) Finish Matte fine
    black decoration: A soothing black with both
    a metallic and matte finish
3. ''BA5'' Finish Brightness: Highest BA finish with
    even higher
brightness than BA finish.
4. ''PW'' (Pearly White) finish Aluminum tone
    (satin tone): Same color tone as aluminum is
    realized with stainless steel.

¡ñ [Mass production specifications]
1. Japanese automobile manufacturers
    Steel grade : NK-430MA
    Finish: FB finish, M-FB finish
    Size: Thickness 0.3~0.5mm
    Width: 600mm or less

2. European & American automobile
    Steel grade: NK-436L-NB
    Finish: FB finish, M-FB finish
    Size: Thickness 0.3~0.5mm
    Width: 600mm or less

¡ñ [Sales target]
   Sales target for ''FB'' and ''M-FB'' finishes:
   40 tons/month for both finishes combined

We are holding the world's top share of the cold-rolled stainless steel strip market for automotive exterior moldings, with a 95% share of the Japanese market (according to our own research). In addition to the ''FB'' finish, we do offer ''M-FB'' finish with soothing black with both metallic and matte finish, as well as the BA finish (surface finish by bright heat treatment after cold rolling) with a general metallic luster, the ''BA5'' finish with an even higher luster achieved by our proprietary technology, the ''PW'' finish with a calm aluminum-like finish (satin-like), and the ''PW'' finish with a calm aluminum-like texture. The ''PW'' finish, which achieves a satin finish, has been adopted by domestic and overseas automobile manufacturers.

¡ñ [Future development]
FB'' finish will be adopted for new models to be mass-produced by Japanese automobile manufacturers in the future. We are already anticipating orders equivalent to our sales target, and are considering the introduction of new equipment in anticipation of its adoption by European and U.S. automakers in the future.

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