Procuring materials

In order to take on the challenge of adopting groundbreaking technologies, we broadly seek suppliers as partners.

Procuring materials

Incorporated into the management policy of the Kimura Group is a desire on our part to provide products that are to the supreme satisfaction of our clients and thereby become a company that is trusted by society.
To this end, we must manufacture excellent (high quality) products quickly (short delivery times) and at low costs.
Our Purchasing Unit collaborates with other units belonging to the Kimura Group and outside vendors and suppliers and seeks to scrutinize procurement contents and reduce total costs while ameliorating existing methods.
We will also need to focus our sights broadly on matters of safety, pollution, and resources, which have become major issues in recent years.
We hope to proceed hand in hand with suppliers who support our point of view and from whom we can receive cooperation.

In carrying out transactions, we will comprehensively assess the ability of the supplier to provide us with materials, the ability of the supplier to develop technologies, quality, price, delivery times, environmental considerations, and other factors.

  1. Main raw materials (iron materials for induction melting electric furnaces)
    1-1. Pig iron No distinction is made between domestic and imported iron; no distinction is made between pig iron for castings and pig for steelmaking.
    1-2. Iron scraps from discarded metal molds and machine tools
    Pig machining chips
    1-4. Steel scrap press scrap, loose scrap, scrap from the blending and melting process, and more
  2. Auxiliary materials (auxiliary materials to be introduced)
    2-1. Carburized materials electrode scrap, oil coke
    2-2. Alloy iron Fe-Si, Fe-Mn, Fe-S, SiC, Si-Mn, Fe-Cr, Fe-Mo, inoculant, spheroidizing agent
    2-3. Non-ferrous (for infusion) copper wire nuggets, pure nickel
    2-4. Slag-off
  3. Auxiliary materials (for manufacturing castings)
    3-1. Lubricant water soluble, oil-based
    3-2. Molding sand natural silica sand (artificial sand)
    3-3. Resin/hardening agents phenol resin, flan resin, xylenesulfonic acid
    3-4. Materials for molding filters
    3-5. Metal fittings
    3-6. Polystyrene foam EPS, PMM
  4. Auxiliary materials (for electric furnaces and ladles and for analyses)

    4-1. Refractory lining, kiln articles

    4-2. Ladle repair articles

    4-3. Supplies for melting analyses

  5. Plant consumables
  6. Equipment repair-related items, product repair-related items
  7. Welfare and benefit package-related items (work clothes, protective equipment, and safety supplies)
  8. Office supplies
  9. Transportation and logistics-related items and industrial waste treatment
  10. Other materials