We will continuously improve our corporate value as a contributory company of industrial progress while "sustaining global manufacturing".
Since our founding in 1993, we have held high aspirations for our custom-made-machines to sustain "the process of manufacturing", which could be recognized as the essence of Japan, and we have worked tirelessly over the years to design and develop custom-made machineries.
Our goal is to solve managerial challenges through development of custom-made-machines, by improving production efficiency with factory automation, and ultimately improve our customers' business performance and their bottom line.
In order to achieve this, we have established a one-stop system supported by our employees with outstanding technological expertise and support capabilities in addition to our cutting-edge facilities, and have gained great trust from our customers.
Moreover, we are in the works to develop further factories overseas in response to customer demands, and we are making progress in consolidating our platform to pursue our plan to list publically in the near future to acquire funds and manpower for this purpose. As a part of this effort, we have updated our corporate name from "Astec" to "Astecnos" on April 1st, 2016, and have updated symbols, logos, and taglines to implement branding strategy.
For brighter technology of tomorrow. Astecnos Co., Ltd. is a contributory company of industrial progress not only in Japan but sustaining manufacturing worldwide while always keenly capturing the ever-changing market, and by proactively operating our business, we will continue to increase corporate value moving forward to exceed stakeholder expectations.
Atsushi Ariga Representative Executive Officer