Thanks to you, on March 31, 2015, we were able to move our stock listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange from the Second Section to the First Section. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the support from our shareholders and the many other concerned parties for making this change possible. This accomplishment serves as a checkpoint in our quest to maintain and improve the Sodick brand through strengthened corporate governance and by promoting a “diversity business” that will facilitate the generation of a wide variety of innovations that leverage the capability of our diverse talent base. While our business expands globally, we aim to achieve a record high in net sales within three years through the fostering of the Sodick Group’s own core competencies, centering on EDM.
One of our growth drivers for further business expansion is our metal 3D printer that has been in the limelight for its next generation production technology —the OPM250L. With this system, metallic powder is melted by laser and laminated, then undergoes a repeated set of finishing processes at the machining center, In this way, the system can produce tools and dies of complex shapes, such as 3D cooling water pipes, that could not be achieved with existing machinery until today.
Another Group strength is its new end-to-end manufacturing process (“monozukuri”),
a “one-stop solution” from upstream to downstream that covers the full range of monozukuri from CAD/CAM to EDM systems to a machine center and even injection molding equipment. With this solution, the manufacturer can respond promptly and effectively to customer problems. We expect that an aggressive set of business activities will increasingly expand the contribution to metal 3D printing’s business performance.
In order to respond to your future expectations, we will devote ourselves to the expansion of the Company’s business under the corporate philosophy of “creation,” “execution,” and “hard work and perseverance.” To this end, we ask for your understanding and support.