Kiyokuni Europe has got a new HR Manager!

We are pleased to announce we have hired a new HR Manager. Michelle Sutton has started working with us since 2 January 2018. She is responsible for all Human Resources issues as well as Health and Safety.

Last year’s expansion of Kiyokuni’s premises has meant that our workforce has had to grow too! We now have 105 employees. This has created a need to bring on board a new HR Manager to support current employees as well as help us recruit for our expanding team.

Michelle Sutton 

Kiyokuni named in the Shropshire Growth Barometer 2017

We are pleased to have been named in the latest Shropshire Growth Barometer 2017. It is a report focusing on identifying areas of growth for local businesses.

Kiyokuni Europe has been listed in the 32nd place with the average growth of 16.58%. This makes us the sixth fastest growing manufacturing company in the region!


Manufacturer invests £750k in expansion

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Here, at Kiyokuni Europe, we excited to feature on the front page of The Shropshire Star Business & Finance Supplement. The article focuses on latest investment into expansion of Kiyokuni’s Telford factory and its impact on company’s operations.Shropshire Star Editorial

To read the full article published in today’s (25 April 2017) Business Supplement, please click here.


Ten years of partnership!

In search of a new sub-contractor…

Matador were looking for a company who could do some sub-contract work for their wiper systems. During a Meet the Buyer show in 2007, Kiyokuni met with Matador and, after preliminary discussions, Matador sent Kiyokuni a quotation form with more information regarding the production of wiper systems for trains & buses.


Winning the job

Kiyokuni's quotation was competitive and they won Matador's contract. Additionally, Kiyokuni's management systems are accredited to the automotive standard TS16949. This was one of the most important factors when choosing a new partner as Matador wanted to ensure their systems were produced to the highest automotive standards.


The partnership over the years

The cooperation between Matador and Kiyokuni has been very successful for both companies. Matador and Kiyokuni collaborated on several projects, including tooling and worked together through a learning curve and develop wiper systems with complicated brackets. Over the years, Kiyokuni has delivered high quality parts, at competitive prices and on time.


Matador's Materials Manager, David Anderson, says: "We have always found that they are willing to go the extra mile to find viable solutions to the problems that we present them with. Their ability to innovate has provided us with a number of cost effective solutions to projects that we would have otherwise no proceeded with. They provide us with a quality product in the volume that we want it and at  the time that we want it which is pretty much all you can ask of them."


About Matador

Matador are a well-established specialist design and manufacturing company supplying high quality engineered windscreen wipers, washer systems and throttles, to manufacturers of commercial vehicles, buses, railway trains, ships, defence vehicles and passenger cars.


About Kiyokuni

Kiyokuni Europe is very proud to maintain a loyal customer base through a distinct ‘customer first attitude’; combining the best of the UK and Japanese manufacturing methods to ensure a responsive, flexible and value added service with a commitment to problem solving. Read more

Kiyokuni Europe Limited invests in MIETrak Pro, an ERP / MRP system.

As part of Kiyokuni new expansion plan, we are pleased to announce our investment into a new ERP (Enterprise resource planning) / MRP (material resource planning) system.

Simon Pease, Kiyokuni’s IT / Purchasing / Planning Manager explains this choice below:

“The main reason for this choice was, as an accredited TS16949 Tier 2 Automotive supplier, we had to make sure that any new system provided the traceability and control that this standard requires and MIETrak Pro offers both.

MIETrak Pro has given us the ability to take several standalone systems and incorporate them into one making it much easier to share information between employees at all levels. This has enabled us to move to totally live production bookings on the Shop Floor (via Kiosk) and live stock movements (via Barcode Scanner Server). This has improved stock accuracy as problems can be resolved at source and this leads to enhance MRP's effectiveness.”

To read the full article, please visit MIE Solutions website.

ERP/ MRP system is a production planning, scheduling, and inventory control system used to manage manufacturing processes. MIETrak Pro streamlines operations across the entire workflow process and provides maximum efficiency along with an immediate ROI. The leading production control software tool in its class, MIETrak Pro is easy to install, use and implement, and includes advanced features such as Cost Control, MRP, Scheduling, Reporting, Quoting, Inventory Control, Real Time Tracking and so much more. Read more about MIETrak Pro.

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