A Japanese company with expertise in the domestic sales of complex manufacturing tools is looking for a supplier of cutting tools in the EU.
Specifically, they are looking for a gear-skiving unit manufacturer, who is able to supply units with the necessary specifications requested by Japanese end-users.
The company wishes to purchase these units in the form of distribution services and commercial agency agreements, and hopes to establish a long-term exclusive partnership.
This Japanese company established over half a century ago is looking for a manufacturer of cutting tools in the EU. They are specifically interested in finding a gear-skiving unit manufacturer, because they have confidence the gear-skiving method will gain traction in the Japanese market and become a major element in domestic gear manufacturing processes in the near future.
Established in 1951 in the city of Nagoya, the Japanese company started as a sales agent for Swedish cutting tools and machinery in 1952. After 1998 they also started providing Israeli machine equipment. The company has branches across Japan, and overseas branches in Thailand and Indonesia. Their main customers domestically are automotive companies, machine tool manufacturers, and general industrial manufacturers.
Therefore, the Japanese company would like to partner with a manufacturer experienced with the above technology and import the EU partners’ products to distribute in the Japanese market. This can be done in the form of a commercial agency agreement, or a distribution services agreement. EU cutting tool manufacturers with no prior partnerships and contracts in Japan are preferable. Furthermore, the Japanese company prefers an exclusive contract for the Japanese market.
- Type of partner sought: The Japanese company is looking for a gear-skiving unit manufacturer in the EU, and this manufacturer must be able to construct precise CNC (computer numerical control) lathe units that are able to conform to specific requests of end-users, in other words the machine tool manufacturers’ required specifications.
More detailed requirements are as follows:
- Cutting tool runout should be within 0.01 millimetre.
- Maximum revolution: 3,000-6,000 rpm (rotations per minute)
- Maximum torque: more than 50 Nm (newton-metre)
- Coolant through is preferable.
- Acceptable heating, vibration, and noise at maximum spindle rotation (as specified by end-users).
The EU manufacturer must comply with all above mentioned points.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The ideal EU partner has proven experience in manufacturing complex tools and should be open to a long-term partnership.
- The EU manufacturer has to be ISO 9001 and ISO14001 certified.
- It is preferred if manufacturing is done within the EU, but this is negotiable.
- To avoid domestic competition, it is preferred if the EU partner has no other ongoing partnerships in Japan
- The EU manufacturer must comply with the points mentioned in the technical specification or expertise sought field.