Toward a Better Environment with Quality Products
Promotion of environmentally-friendly manufacturing
Compared to standard consumer products, machine tools have a longer usable life and are reused as a source of metal when disposed of.
Okuma promotes the reduction of environmental burden throughout the entire life of our products in order to contribute to a more sustainable society.
Environmental and Quality Policies
- Environmental Policy:
- Aiming to harmonize a balanced coexistence between nature and humans, we strive to contribute toward a better environment through our corporate activities.
- Quality Policy:
- We will deliver the best products and services under the motto “Customer First.”
- Behavioral Guidelines:
- As a world leading company in machine tools, we will continue to manufacture products that satisfy our customers and protect the global environment.
- 1. Our objective is to be trusted by society through our compliance with environmental and quality related laws and regulations, and other requirements.
- 2. We will work on the following as priorities to protect the environment and assure the quality of life to by preventing environmental pollution and making improvements to these issues continuously.
- (1) In order to meet customer requirements and expectations, we will manufacture products with low environmental impact through continuous improvement and initiatives for innovation.
- (2) We will practice corporate activities for manufacturing services that are environmentally friendly and reduce muri, mura, and muda (unreasonableness, inconsistency, and waste).
Examples of our efforts
- Thermo-friendly concept environmental economic effects
- Our company believes it is our social responsibility to provide environmentally friendly products through the implementation of environmental management in accordance with ISO14000.
One of the leading examples of these efforts is Okuma's “Thermo-friendly Concept” intelligent technology. This allows for processing precision to be maintained at a constant level without being affected by ambient temperature. This eliminates the need for temperature control in order to maintain precision, cutting both electrical consumption and, as a result, CO2 emissions.
We will continue to promote “next generation manufacturing” which minimizes environmental burden while improving productivity, and developing products which are friendly for both our customers and the environment.
- Thermo-friendly concept
- Efforts to save energy at our Dream Site factories
- At the headquarters plant, Dream Site 1 (DS1) has about 500 solar panels installed on its walls and about 3,800 solar panels on its roof.
At DS2, geothermal energy is used in cooling and heating the factory. We are promoting energy efficiency with the use of high thermal insulating panels on outer walls, LED lighting, inverter control of air compressors, electric heat pumps and other means, and have reduced energy costs 30% from the past.
- Dream Sites
Research and Training
Okuma Machine Tool Technology Institute being established at Nagoya University
Okuma Corporation and Nagoya University have agreed to establish the Okuma Machine Tool Technology Institute with the aim of promoting research and education in machine tool engineering. With the establishment of the Okuma Machine Tool Engineering Technology Institute in the city of Nagoya, a global center of manufacturing, Okuma will strengthen basic research on machine tools and help educate engineering students who will have the ability to act globally.
- Summary of “Okuma Machine Tool Engineering Technology Institute”
- 1. Location: Nagoya University Higashiyama Campus, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
- 2. Approx. 1,500 m2 (3 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground)
- 3. Scheduled completion: 2019 (targeting opening for use in the 2020 academic year)
- 4. Uses:
- ・To conduct machine tool research, education and practical training at Nagoya University
- ・To promote global, leading-edge research in conjunction with the Okuma Machine Tool Engineering Endowment program.
- ・For utilization by the Nagoya University School of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering. For use as a venue for academic conferences, research seminars, and international conferences.