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Ground-breaking ceremony for Ogura Clutch Changxing

Jan.23 2017

 Ground-breaking ceremony for new plant of Ogura Clutch Changxing was held at the lot right next to the current plant. By this addition, the total floor square footage will be expanded from 6,640㎡ (71,472ft²) to 10,728㎡(115,475ft²).
 Production capability for automotive air conditioning clutch will be expanded from the current 300K clutches per year to 2 million clutches per year (7 times). The plan is to expand employment to 300 employees (twice as much as the current employment number). Also the plan calls for increase of production for industrial clutches for elevators and industrial robots in order to meet the increase of Chinese domestic demands.



Ground-breaking ceremony for Ogura Clutch Changxing

Ogura Clutch China gets ISO/TS 16949 certified

Jan.5 2017

 Ogura subsidiary in China, Ogura Clutch Changxing (OCC) passed a series of qualification processes by CASC (certification body in China: China Jiuding Automotive Supplier Certification Co. Ltd.) and acquired ISO/TS 16949 certification.
 OCC had already acquired ISO9001 in 2014, and additional ISO/TS 16949 certification shall lead to enhancement of overall management level by applying continuous improvement for process effectiveness to management of delivery and cost.
 Also in order to meet the increasing Chinese domestic demand, a new plant being built next to the existing plant is scheduled to begin operation at the end of 2017.
 ISO/TS 16949 principles and management system will be applied to this new plant in order to timely deliver high quality products to customers. Ogura believes that it will strengthen its relationship with its customers.



Ogura Clutch China gets ISO/TS 16949 certified

Automotive air conditioning clutch production reaches 400 million units

Dec.8 2016

 Since Ogura began automotive air conditioning clutch production in 1963, the cumulative total quantity it produced has reached 100 million in 1995, 200 million in 2002 and 300 million in 2008, and this year, it has reached 400 million clutches.
 In the last 50 years, Ogura has expanded its production along with the trend of motorization through various economic events, such as Japan's high growth period, oil shock, collapse of bubble economy, bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and so on. Without support from global customer base, Ogura could not have achieved this milestone, and with automotive air conditioning clutch as its flagship product, Ogura is committed to keep producing high quality products for the customers in various industries all over the world.



Automotive air conditioning clutch production reaches 400 million units

The 28th Japan International Machine Tool Fair

Nov.24 2016

 Ogura exhibited at the 28th Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF2016) held between November 17th (Thursday) and 22nd (Tuesday) at Tokyo Big Sight. This was Ogura's first participation at this show, and Ogura showcased its high pressure coolant equipped with 20MPa screw pump, oil mist collector, electrical dust collector and air blower. In particular, high pressure coolant grabbed attention of the attendees. The show itself was a great success, and Ogura found the exposure at the show extremely worthwhile.



The 28th Japan International Machine Tool Fair

Ogura Corporation receives Ford World Excellence Award

Jun.2 2016

 On May 19th, the 18th Annual World Excellence Awards was held at the Ford headquarters.
 Award's 11 pillars are: Quality Brand, Green Brand, Safe Brand, Smart Brand,Lincoln Luxury, Aligned Business Framework, Special Recognition, Diverse Supplier of the Year, Supplier Diversity Development Corporation of the Year, Gold and Silver.
 81 top global suppliers were honored by Ford. 12 suppliers received Gold award, 14 received Silver, and other 31 suppliers (total 57 suppliers) were awarded other awards.
 Ogura Corporation was recognized of its performance of quality, delivery and cost, was ranked one of top 15% suppliers and was awarded Silver Award.
 This is the second time Ogura Corporation received this honor since it received World Superior Supplier award in 2012.
 Ogura Corporation has been delivering coils for electromagnetic differential lock for Ford. Coil assembly is made in Ogura China, and Ogura Corporation performs finishing process, assembly, inspection before being delivered to Ford. Currently this is used in large and small pickup trucks.



Ogura Corporation receives Ford World Excellence Award

OCW awarded Superior Quality Award

Mar.29 2016

 On March 18th, Panasonic Motor (ZhuHai) Co.,Ltd. held a business strategy and policy seminar. An award ceremony for 2016 superior supplier was held at the same time where Ogura Clutch subsidiary in China, Ogura Clutch Wuxi (OCW) received the superior quality award for stable high quality (no major quality issues for many years) and trust it has earned from Panasonic Motor by quickly responding to their concerns.
 The head of Ogura's sales department, Mr. Inokoshi (right in the picture) received the award from president of Panasonic Motor, Mr. Kondo.
 The award was presented to the entire staff of OCW at its morning meeting,which heightened the moral and sense of responsibility among them to maintain the current status of as a trusted supplier.
 OCW, as a comprehensive clutch and brake manufacturer will continue improving QCDDM (Quality, Cost, Delivery, Development, Management) and strive to exceed customers' expectation.



OCW awarded Superior Quality Award
OCW awarded Superior Quality Award

OCD was awarded Best Partner Award

Mar.8 2016

 The 13th Guangzhou International Automotive Air-Conditioning & Cold Chain Technology Exhibition China 2016 was held between February 25th and 27th at Pazhou Complex of Chinese Import and Export Commodities Fair.Ogura Clutch (Dong Guan) CO., LTD. has been exhibiting at this show since 2007. Ogura's continuous participation was recognized by the promoter, and Ogura was awarded Best Partner Award.
 In addition to introductions of various products on a rotary panel, video images of the rallying in which Ogura participated were displayed at the booth. Also Ogura racing products attracted attention of many attendees.
 By exhibiting primarily automotive air conditioning clutches and other products, such as GT clutch/brake, industrial clutches and brakes, office automation clutches, roots blowers (supercharger), racing clutches, elevator brakes, etc.,Ogura was able to put forward its image as a comprehensive manufacturer of clutches and brakes.



OCD was awarded Best Partner Award.

OCT Supplier Conference

Feb.26 2016

 On February 12th, the second supplier conference was held at Ogura Clutch Thailand Co., LTD.
 44 people from 30 suppliers participated in it.
 Ogura's purchasing policy for 2016 was discussed, and two suppliers were awarded Best Supplier Award and Excellent Supplier Award.
 Currently in manufacturing industry, not only improvement of quality but also how to be cost competitive has been a big theme.
 OCT will continue its effort to streamline its operations and aim to achieve higher competitiveness together with its suppliers.



OCT Supplier Conference
OCT Supplier Conference

Ogura India beings operation

Feb.18 2016

 In February Ogura's subsidiary, Ogura Clutch India PVT.LTD (located at Gurgaon Manesar Industrial Park in Haryana State of Republic of India) began its operation to produce clutches for Japanese compressor makers.
 India has become the 5th country where Ogura produces electromagnetic clutches for automotive air-conditioning compressors.
 India has a rapidly growing automotive industry, and Ogura India will play a key role in Ogura's global operations.

■Ogura Clutch India PVT.LTD. profile
 Location: Haryana State of Republic of India
 President: Yasunori Uemura
 Capital: 300 Million INR
 Employee:28 people
 Property Size: 1acre
 Floor Space: 13000sqft
 Operations: manufacturing and sales of automotive clutches, industrial clutches and brakes



Ogura India beings operation

Ogura participates in 2016 All Japan Road Race Championship J-GP2 class

Feb.15 2016

 On February 13th, a professional motorcycle racer, Mr. Iwasaki's new team, "Ogura Clutch with Power Builder" had a press conference in Kiryu and made an announcement about the new team's organization and that it will participate in 2016 All Japan Road Race Championship J-GP2 class.
 Ogura is making racing clutches for motorcycles and is supporting Mr.Iwasaki as the primary sponsor.
 Ogura is excited to participate in Japan's most reputable motorcycle road race.
 Ogura is to use its expertise developed from having been in car racing business over the years, to advance its motorcycle racing clutch design and visibility in the market.



Ogura participates in 2016 All Japan Road Race Championship J-GP2 class
Ogura participates in 2016 All Japan Road Race Championship J-GP2 class
Ogura participates in 2016 All Japan Road Race Championship J-GP2 class

Tokyo Auto Salon 2016

Jan.21 2016

 Ogura exhibited at Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 held at Makuhari Messe on January 15th (Fri)~17th (Sun).
 Ogura showcased many racing clutches it has developed--among them, clutch for new Roadster.
 Ogura also exhibited a new clutch for motorcycle, named Slipper Clutch―technologies Ogura had developed for racing clutches for 4 wheel vehicles are now being applied to 2 wheel motorcycle.
 Kawasaki motorcycle, ZX6R equipped with Slipper Clutch and Inter Proto Series vehicle, named Kuruma equipped with racing clutch attracted interest of many attendees.
 A talk show was also held at Ogura booth―among the guests, Inter Proto Series producer, Mr. Sekiya and two racing drivers, Mr. Nakayama and Mr. Hirakawa. When Mr. Iwasaki from All Japan Road Race Championship took the stage, the conversation on race clutches on motorcycle excited the packed audience.
 Video images from TRD Rally Challenge were shown at the talk show--Ogura sponsored team has participated since 2014 and finished the 3rd last year, and it promoted Ogura’s active involvement in motor sports.



Tokyo Auto Salon 2016
Tokyo Auto Salon 2016
Tokyo Auto Salon 2016

International Robot Exhibition (IREX) 2015

Dec.7 2015

 Ogura exhibited at International Robot Exhibition (IREX) 2015 for the first time on December 2nd (Wed)~5th (Sat) at Tokyo Big Sight. Ogura showcased its various clutches and brakes, and particularly, spring actuated brake line-up and the demonstration machine for newly developed grip sensor attracted interests of the attendees.
 Ogura also exchanged information with many people in robot industry, which was stimulating and worthwhile.
 The exhibition was a great success.



International Robot Exhibition (IREX) 2015
International Robot Exhibition (IREX) 2015

Ogura was awarded best contributor of Isesaki Industry

Nov.2 2015

 An Awards ceremony was held on October 26th, 2015 for the companies in the city of Isesaki that contributed to the growth of local economy. Ogura Clutch was recognized again this year thanks to recommendations from its suppliers.
 With the ongoing quest for superior quality, global competitiveness and customer satisfaction, Ogura Clutch continues to contribute to the growth of the industries in the city of Isesaki.



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19th Mechanical Element Engineering Exhibition

Jun.29 2015

 Ogura exhibited at the 19th Mechanical Element Engineering Exhibition at Tokyo Big Site (June 24th ~ 26th) . Under this year's theme, "Connecting the world with Motion Control", Ogura showcased its various products, such as industrial clutches and brakes and their demonstration machines.
 These demo machines and various "cut samples" attracted attention of the attendees and were good tools to explain their usefulness.
 It was a successful show; thank you.



19th Mechanical Element Engineering Exhibition
19th Mechanical Element Engineering Exhibition

President of Ogura Clutch accepted an official letter of appreciation from JMAA.

Jun.1 2015

 The Japan Machine Accessory Association (JMAA) held the 60th anniversary ceremony at Hotel New Otani on May 27th. President of Ogura Clutch, Mr. Ogura who is its longtime board member accepted an official letter of appreciation from the director for Ogura's contributions to the development of association for over 50 years.
 JMAA conducts surveys on production and distribution, conducts research on technologies and safety issues, and facilitates standardization of equipment used in industrial machinery such as metalworking machines, non-metalworking machines, and so on, so that the machine tool industry in Japan may be further developed, while contributing to the growth of the economy and the national standard of living.



appreciation from The JMAA
appreciation from The JMAA

Relocation of Ogura Plant within Wuxi City

Mar.27 2015

 Due to opening of a new plant in China (Changxing County) and resulting evaluation of plant's operation, Ogura’s subsidiary in Wuxi City relocated to a new location.

■New Address
 〒214112 中華人民共和国江蘇省無錫市新区新錦路116-1
 TEL:+86(510)8213-7719
 FAX:+86(510)8213-7729



Relocation of Ogura Plant in Wuxi City

12th Guangzhou Exhibition China 2015

Mar.16 2015

 The exhibition was held on March 12th~14th at Pazhou Complex of Chinese Import and Export Commodities Fair. Ogura has exhibited at this show since the 7th.
 Ogura exhibited automotive air conditioning clutches, lawn mower clutches,industrial clutches, micro-clutches, roots blowers, racing clutches,aviation precision parts, elevator brakes and so on. Ogura booth also had company introduction video, illustrations of various products (particularly coils for differential, which was introduced for the first time at the show) on rotating panels. Ogura promoted itself to the attendees that it is a comprehensive clutch brake manufacturer.



12th Guangzhou International Automotive Air-conditioning & Cold Chain Technology Exhibition China

Supplier of the Year by Sanden

Mar.2 2015

 On February 19th at Tokyo Dome Hotel, 2015 Sanden Global Create Future event was held,and Ogura received the Supplier of the Year. Among 1,600 Sanden suppliers,this award was given to the supplier that globally contributed to success of Sanden in terms of QCD. Ogura’s “short term & midterm cost improvement”,VA/VE proposal toward target cost”, “start-up of new coil-less clutch with plastic pulley” were highly praised by Sanden.



Supplier of the Year by Sanden
Supplier of the Year by Sanden Supplier of the Year by Sanden

Ogura clutch joined Keidanren (Japanese Business Federation)

Dec.26 2014

 Keidanren believes that corporations bear responsibilities to be useful entities in the society by adding values through fair competitions and that they must contribute to the economic development by such means as creating jobs. This means corporations must carry out their social responsibilities with the highest sense of ethics toward creation of connected society,respect the human rights whether here in Japan or overseas, abide by the related laws and regulations and international rules and the idea behind them.
 Ogura engages in business activities according to this principle.



Ogura clutch joined Keidanren

Ogura was awarded best contributor of Isesaki Industry

Nov.12 2014

 An Awards ceremony was held on October 30th, 2014 for the companies in the city of Isesaki that contributed to the growth of local economy. Ogura Clutch was recognized again this year for its continuous business of automobile air conditioning clutch related parts with Sansen, Co. and Marunaka, Ltd. located in the city of Isesaki. In the quest for superior engineering, quality and delivery with consideration for the environment, Ogura Clutch continues to contribute to the growth of the industries in the city of Isesaki.



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Techno-Frontier Show 2014

Jul.28 2014

 In July, Ogura showed products at the Techno-Frontier Show 2014.
 This is the first time that Ogura exhibited at this show, so there was quite an interest in Ogura’s line of holding brakes, and tension control systems.



Techno-Frontier Show 2014

recognition by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as the top 2014 superior supplier.

Jul.25 2014

 Ogura's subsidiary, Toyo Clutch, Co., LTD. was recognized by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as the top 2014 superior supplier. Award ceremony was held on June 24th, 2014, and a crystal ornament and certificate of recognition were awarded to Toyo Clutch.
 The company produced the highest amount of cost reduction among Mitsubishi's Refrigeration Business Division's suppliers in 2013. Also its cost reduction activities, such as development of new sub-suppliers in China, received recognition.



recognition by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as the top 2014 superior supplier

Ogura's third plant in China, Ogura Changxing commenced its operation.

Jun.10 2014

 With the opening ceremony held on May 29th, 2014, Ogura's third plant in China, Ogura Changxing commenced its operation.
 The plant is located in Changxing County in Zhejiang Province (about 100miles west of Shanghai). The site are is 23,738 m^2 (25,5514 ft^2), and the total floor space is 6,438 m^2 (69,298 ft^2). The number of employees is 79, including Japanese staff of 6.
 Initially it is going to produce industrial products, such as elevator brakes, servo motor brakes and brakes for industrial motors, but automotive air conditioning clutches will be added to its product line later this year.
 This is the first time for Ogura to make industrial products and automotive air conditioning clutches at the same plant.





Ogura is establishing a subsidiary in India, Ogura Clutch India PVT. LTD.

Mar.14 2014

 In anticipation of air-conditioner clutch market expansion in the near future in India, Ogura is establishing a subsidiary in India, Ogura Clutch India PVT. LTD. (It is to start its operation in June 2014). Capital investment is 200 million Rupee (approximately 330 million yen), and the location is in the state of Haryana (northern part of India). For the time being, production will take place at a rented facility.
 Production is expected to ramp up in the fall of 2015, starting with clutches for Japanese compressor makers (annually 100 thousand clutches). By 2017, the total quantity is expected to reach 200 thousand. Once production of air conditioner clutches is well established, Ogura plans to produce other types of products, such as industrial clutches and brakes.


Tokyo Auto Salon 2014

Jan.13 2014

 Ogura exhibited at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 (January 10th ~ 12th at Makuhari Messe).
 This year in addition to usual wide range of line-up, Ogura prepared a special exhibit section, targeting popular sports car, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.
 Ogura also exhibited new products, 400 Light clutch with damper for Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ, Metal Single clutch for Mazda Road Star (NC),250 Light clutch for Mazda Road Star and 400 Light clutch for BMW M3/318i,all of which received great interests from the attendees.
 Every year Ogura brings a vehicle to this show to appeal to motor sports fans, and this year,Ogura exhibited the “Kuruma” of Inter Proto Series (for One Make Race).Ogura also hosted a talk show at the booth, having Mr. Masanori Seikiya-the producer of Inter Proto Series and the first Japanese racer to win 24 Hours of Le Mans (presently the manager of Super GT Tom’s Team) as a guest.Both the talk show and “Kuruma” attracted many attendees to Ogura booth.



Ogura exhibited at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014
Ogura exhibited at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014
Ogura exhibited at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014

The productive capacity at Ogura Clutch THAILAND CO.,LTD. was reinforced.

Jan.7 2014

 Ogura Thailand has completed the construction of additional building. The purpose of the addition is to increase its production capacity (single story reinforced concrete building with floor space 2,720 square meters = 0.67 acres). This has enabled the plant to produce Field Cores in Thailand and production has started in mid-October 2013.
 Primary operations are: shaving of field core blank, Phosphate conversion coating (Parkerizing), stamping, piercing, machining, field core assembling, epoxy injection, field core coil assembling, etc. In addition to these, new products, such as FCC assy, plunger, etc. will be assembled here.
 This addition not only increased capacity but improved logistics (parts flow).



Ogura Thailand has completed the construction of additional building
Ogura Thailand has completed the construction of additional building


Ogura was awarded best contributor of Isesaki Industry

Nov.5 2013

 An Awards ceremony was held on October 31st, 2013 for the companies in the city of Isesaki that contributed to the growth of local economy. Ogura Clutch was recognized again this year for its continued business of automobile air conditioning clutch related parts with Sansen, Co. and Marunaka, Ltd. located in the city of Isesaki. As a manufacturing company, Ogura Clutch is dedicated to continuing its contribution to the growth of the industries in the city of Isesaki.



IsesakiAward2013

The 17th Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo

Jun.24 2013

 Ogura clutch made a presentation to " the mechanical components & materials technology expo with the 17th time " which was hosted at Tokyo Big Sight on the 21st from June 19th in 2013.
 Ogura showcased it’s a new line-up of tension control units, new powder clutch, OPC-N/A released in April 2013, flip flop clutch/brake, energy saving micro electromagnetic brake and other products at 7th M-Tech show. In addition to new products, Ogura also exhibited demonstration machine to illustrate the function of its products.



The 17th Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo
The 17th Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo
The 17th Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo

Mr. Ogura receives prefecture law ream person of merit award

Jun.21 2013

 On June 13th, 2013, a chapter of the General Incorporated Association in Gunma Prefecture awarded Ogura Clutch president, Yasuhiro Ogura a commendation for his years of distinguished services for development and strengthening of the organization. Ogura Clutch will continue its contribution to development of Gunma Prefecture and its industries.

 Ogura as a company continues not only its commitments to engage in the local community but also contributions in the effort toward industrial development in Gunma Prefecture.



Ogura Corporation recently received the highest honor from Ford Motor Company

Ogura Corporation recently received the highest honor from Ford Motor Company

Jun.4 2013

 One of Ogura subsidiaries in the US, Ogura Corporation (OC) recently received the highest honor from Ford Motor Company--World Excellence Gold Award. Based on the performance in 2012, Ford recognized 47 best suppliers, and among them, top 5% (Quality, Delivery and Cost) was awarded Gold.
 Ogura supplies component parts of differential locking apparatus for their pickup truck. These parts were manufactured at Ogura plant in China (OCD) and assembled at OC. Currently 150 thousand pieces are made annually, but the plan is to expand this production to 550 thousand pieces.



Ogura Corporation recently received the highest honor from Ford Motor Company

10th Guangzhou Exhibition China 2013

Mar.13 2013

 The 10th Guangzhou International Automotive Air-Conditioning & Cold Chain Technology Exhibition China 2013 was held between March 10th and 12th. Our office in China, Ogura Clutch (Dong Guan) CO., LTD. participated in the show and they got favorable review from visitors.
 We appreciate your visits and will utilize all your comments and advice gathered during the exhibition.




Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

Jan.13 2013

 Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 was held between January 11th and 13th 2013.Two of the same brands from last year, new products and car displays were exhibited at the show.We newly introduced“Clutch for TOYOTA 86/SUBARU BRZ”as a main feature this year.Also,“Pull System Clutch for TOYOTA”,“Metal Single Clutch for L Model engine”and“SE series clutch”were displayed.These products attracted much attention from visitors.
 ARUGOS an import automobile brand,“400Light Clutch for BMW 318i”was exhibited to emphasize our development of brand new products.
 Our booth was much busier than last year and the show ended with great success.Thank you very much for stopping by our booth and supporting us during the show.



Tokyo Auto Salon 2013
Tokyo Auto Salon 2013
Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

Ogura was awarded best contributor of Isesaki Industry

Nov.20 2012

 The 8th Isesaki Industry Contributor Award Ceremony was held on November 5th.
 Our company was awarded best contributor this year again.The main reason we got the great review is that Ogura has continuously ordered parts for clutches related to automotive air conditioning from Sansen Co. ltd. and Marunaka Ltd.
 We were able to see and collaborate with many companies at the party following the ceremony. We will continue to contribute to the further development of Isesaki Industry.



Ogura was awarded best contributor of Isesaki Industry

The 2012 Social Education Award

Nov.15 2012

 In November 13th, Mr. Masami Kawauchi has received the 2012 Social Education Award from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
 This award was for his long-time commitment to the social education/activities and his support of these related groups and organizations.
 We will continuously support and participate in local activities in this field.



The 2012 Social Education Award The 2012 Social Education Award

A letter of appreciation from the engineering dept. of Nippon University

Nov.15 2012

 The engineering department of Nippon University presented us with a letter of appreciation on November 19th.This was for our long time commitment to provide summer internship programs (production) to their students.
 We have given students opportunities to experience the actual working environment and hope to assist them in the future.



A letter of appreciation from the engineering dept. of Nippon University

Introducing fully electric vehicles as company cars

Oct.31 2012

 In October 29th, Toyota COMS was introduced as company cars (single-seater electric vehicle) for the purpose of being more environmentally friendly. The speed of this model is around 50 km per hour. It can be simply plugged into a standard electrical outlet in any home and it takes approximately six hours to fully charge it.
 Benefits of using these fully electric vehicles are non-CO2 emissions as well as cost saving (only around 2.4 yen per 1 km).
 We continue to be proactive in our efforts to create eco-friendly environment for our society.



Introducing fully electric vehicles as company cars
Introducing fully electric vehicles as company cars

Receiving a certificate of gratitude from NTT East Corporation Gunma

Oct.30 2012

 On October 11th, Mr. Naoki Maebara (corporate officer) received a certificate of gratitude from a branch manager at NTT East Corporation, Gunma branch.
 He was recognized to be an excellent board member of the Japan Telecom Users Association with his devotion, and also has improved the telecommunication service.
 We, at Ogura continue to be active and contribute our efforts to the industrial development.



Receiving a certificate of gratitude from NTT East Corporation Gunma

Mr. Ogura receives a length-of-service award

Sep.10 2012

 On September 7th, 2012, the president of Ogura Clutch, Mr. Yasuhiro Ogura received a length-of-service award from Gunma Prefecture Chamber of Commerce.
 For the last 10 plus years, he has actively participated in the organization's activities toward development and prosperity of the industries in the city of Kiryu where Ogura is headquartered.
 Ogura as a company continues not only its commitments to engage in the local community but also contributions in the effort toward industrial development in Gunma Prefecture.



length-of-service award

The 16th Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo

June.25 2012

 We took part in the exhibition at the 16th Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo which was held at Tokyo Big Site from June 20th to 22nd, 2012.
 Predominately, our general purpose clutches/brakes and tension control machinery was exhibited. As for our new products, the brand new model of Powder Clutch OPC-N Series, Air Pressure Caliper Brakes and small size of Non-Exciting Actuate Brake were also displayed. Our demo machines were available for display. Many visitors were able to see the increased function and capability of our products. We successfully completed the exhibition.
 Thank you very much for stopping by our booth.

 http://www.mtech-tokyo.jp/en/Home/





Production Expansion in Thailand

May.10 2012

 Ogura Clutch Thailand Co., Ltd. (located in Rayong, east part of Thailand) has been expanding their existing facility, and by the end of 2012, their production capacity will be 1.7 times greater than the current one with total production being 3.5 million pieces.
 Thailand is now our key plant in the South East Asian area and so far demand around this area is still strong after the big flood last year. In order to support our customer’s satisfaction, we made the decision to expand our production system.
 Approx. 3,000m2 of space will be added on top of the existing space, 10,000m2. Pressure molding machinery was already installed at the site. We continuously answer customer’s needs and stabilize our supply. Also, we search for manufacturing capacity as well as establish the production base in South East Asia.
 While our production has increased mainly in Thailand and China, we are pushing sales activity for industrial machinery such as construction equipment in Japan.



awarded by “Ford Q1”

30 volunteers from Ogura joined clean-up activity

April.3 2012

 On April 2nd 2012, as a part of our volunteering activity, our thirty employees cleaned up surrounding areas of our headquarter office and the #1 plant.
 They picked up various sizes of trash from the street. We hope that pedestrians will feel comfortable to walk around the clean-up area, and our contribution is environmentally beneficial for our society.
 This is part of our environmental cleaning activities. We will continuously organize these type of cleaning activities to raise volunteering spirit.




Int’l Automotive Air-Conditioning & Cold Chain Tech. Exhibition in Guangzhou, China

February.27 2012

 The 9th Guangzhou International Automotive Air-Conditioning & Cold Chain Technology Exhibition China 2012 was held between February 24th and 26th. Our office in China, Ogura Clutch (Dong Guan) CO., LTD. participated in the show and they got favorable review from visitors.
 We appreciate your visits and will utilize all your comments and advice gathered during the exhibition.




Ogura Corporation is awarded by “Ford Q1”

November.17 2011

 Our related company, Ogura Corporation (OC) was awarded by “Ford Q1”. This is an original quality control program organized by Ford Motor Company. Basically, the company reviews suppliers’ structure of quality controls to see if they can meet the company’s expecting level.
 We are proud to announce that OC was deemed to be a supplier with the highest quality level at this time. In order to qualify for this program, all candidates (factories) must be certified by ISO/TS-16949. They are also required to implement the Quality Operating System (QOS), meet the satisfactory level under the Material Management Operations Guide (MMOG) while following Ford’s production schedule, and obtain all requirements from the Q1 program items.
 We will continue to seek quality improvement and are devoted to customer satisfaction.



awarded by “Ford Q1”

Ogura was awarded best contributor of Isesaki Industry

November.17 2011

 The 7th Isesaki Industry Contributor Award Ceremony was held on November 7th. Our company was awarded best contributor this year again. The main reason we got the great review is that Ogura has continuously ordered parts for clutches related to automotive air conditioning from Sansen Co. ltd. and Marunaka Ltd.
 We were able to see and collaborate with many companies at the party following the ceremony. We will continue to contribute to the further development of Isesaki Industry.



best contributor of Isesaki Industry

Ogura's plant in Dongguan has completed the construction of its annex

November.11 2011

 Ogura's plant in Dongguan has completed the construction of its annex (1 story reinforced concrete building), which added 2,945 square meters (31.7thousand square feet) of production space. The annex has been operational since October, and the total annual production capacity of the plant has been increased from 1.5 million clutches to 2.5 million clutches. The main operations in the annex are machining of pulleys and assembling of armatures. Production of GT (Garden Tractor) clutches, which had been transferred from Japan last year, is also going to take place in the annex.
 This expansion has not only increased the production capability but also greatly improved efficiency in logistics.



Ogura's plant in Dongguan has completed the construction of its annex01 Ogura's plant in Dongguan has completed the construction of its annex02

Nine volunteers from Ogura

November 2011

 Nine volunteers from Ogura have participated in disaster recovery effort in the area devastated by the Earthquake and Tsunami. This program has been organized by Kiryu Disaster Recovery Support Volunteer Center, founded primarily by Kiryu Social Welfare Council. Ogura volunteers spent total 4 sundays since July and helped the locals clean up the side gutter and remove wreckage of the buildings damaged by the disaster.



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Ogura internship program for college students

October 2011

 We accepted a total of 13 college students for the internship program which had been held between the end of July and September. Participants of the program came from Tamagawa University, Kokushikan University, Nihon University, Gunma University, Fukui National College of Technology. All students were sent to several locations ( number one & number three plants, Kobayashi and Engineering second section ) to get experiences for various tasks. They learned different types of subjects such as production line ideas, improvement strategies for setups and others. The actual working experience was totally different from their daily school work.
 We hope all students will be able to utilize the skills that they learned, and apply in their future careers.



Ogura internship program for college students

About ending special hours of operation for summertime Ogura returns to normal operating hours

October 2011

 Our transportation equipment division and the related departments have returned to normal business hours as of October.
 The special hours for summertime (July-Sept) was from Saturday to Wednesday with Thursday and Friday being off. This schedule was to control electricity usage during peak hour demand. It may have caused an inconvenience, but we would like to thank you for your patience and continuous support.


Ogura invites students from Aioi Junior High School for on-site learning experience.

September 2011

 On Sept 6th and 7th, eight students from Aioi Junior High School were invited to our number one and number three plants to have on-site learning experience. They learned that working was actually harder than going to school. One student said that it was tough to work there. Meanwhile, another student excitingly told us that he was able to introduce himself to various Ogura employees.
 We wish they will be able to take advantage of this valuable experience to continuously grow and have a bright future ahead of them.



Ogura invites students from Aioi Junior High School for on-site learning experience

Certification of JIS Q 9100:2009

September 2011

 Our number one plant (Kiryu, Gunma) has been successfully certified in JIS Q 9100:2000 on August 27th.
 JIS Q 9100 is quality management standard based on ISO 9001 with additional Aerospace and Defense industry specific requirements.
 With this opportunity, we would like to achieve additional progress in our aviation precision equipment business.



Certification of JIS Q 9100:2009

Mr. Ogura is honored to get involved in activities as a member of the Kiryu Chamber of Commerce

July 2011

 The president, Mr. Yasuhiro Ogura has contributed to the development of the Kiryu industry for over 9 years, and was honored by the Kiryu Chamber of Commerce on June 30th, 2011. This award was to recognize his activities based on the awarding rules of the Kiryu Chamber of Commerce members.
 We have over 70 years of company history and have spent most of this time in Kiryu. We will continuously contribute our industrial development as well as be involved in local activities. We greatly appreciate your continuous support.



Mr. Ogura is honored to get involved in activities as a member of the Kiryu Chamber of Commerce

Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo

June 2011

 Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo. (June 22nd - 24th, 2011)

 Ogura exhibited at 15th Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo (a.k.a. M-Tech). In addition to the usual industrial clutches/brakes and tension controls, Ogura showcased new low profile spring actuated brakes and brakes with manual release mechanism. Ogura also displayed various demonstration machines for these products. Ogura booth was attended by many people.



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