In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, John Hajdasz, Senior Manager at Kiyokuni Europe explores the past, present and future, as an employee who has been with Kiyokuni Europe from it’s outset.
How has the company changed in the 30 years?
Our focus as a business has changed massively. We started out producing components destined for the Office market and as the business gradually moved out to the Far East we diversified into the Automotive market, which is now our primary customer.
What hasn’t changed is our blend of Japanese and British culture in both our manufacturing practices and customer centricity, consistently going the extra mile for our customers.
What are the main aims for the company?
Continuing our fruitful and prudent efforts to develop and grow the business, by diversifying and catering to different markets whilst continuing to exceed expectations of our current customer portfolio.
Where do you see Kiyokuni Europe in the next 5-10 years?
We’re always looking to improve efficiency and our plans for future investments in AI will massively contribute to this, our recent Laser purchase as a key example (info to be added). By continually increasing the speed of our operations, we will increase our capacity, flexibility and ability to serve larger orders to more customers.
What have you learnt studying Kiyokuni Europe’s past?
Predominantly that standing still is never an option. Consistency in innovation and investing time to monitoring market activity are key in facilitating the needs and future needs of our customers.
2018 marks our 30th year of manufacturing here in the UK, here’s to the next 30 years.
From all of the team here at Kiyokuni Europe, we wish you very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!