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Toyohashi Forum] Transformation of Manufacturing Industry triggered by Business Succession / December 17, 2022


panel discussion

triggered by business succession.
Manufacturing Transformation


A panel discussion, "Transformation of Manufacturing Industry triggered by Business Succession" (Session Partner|Nishijima Co., Ltd.) will be held within the Toyohashi Forum 2022 (Saturday, December 17, 2022) of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields.


Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Toyohashi Forum 2022

The session will deal with the essential transformation needed in the manufacturing industry, not just DX, as major changes are emerging in the manufacturing industry, such as the shift to electric vehicles. Manufacturing companies that are taking on new challenges beyond subcontracted manufacturing, such as supporting venture manufacturing and developing and manufacturing proposals from the perspective of 20 years into the future, will share how they got to where they are today, and discuss where they are headed in the future.

We will have a program of discussions among researchers, startups, and large companies from a variety of perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session. For more information,Conference Websitefor more information.

*The event will be held after taking measures against new coronavirus infection on the day of the event.

Transformation of the manufacturing industry triggered by business succession

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 13:30-14:20
Place: Toyohashi Science Core


Yutaka Nishijima

Nishijima Corporation / Nishijima Medical Corporation / President and Representative Director, TannePartner Co.
Born in Karlsruhe, former West Germany, he joined Nishijima Corporation in 2005. After serving as Director and General Manager of the Reform Promotion Division, he was appointed Representative Director of Nishijima Co. Since its establishment in 1924, Nishijima has been committed to "human resource development" as a manufacturing company where all employees, including veterans, young workers, women, and people with disabilities, can play an active role, based on the management philosophy of "first-class products start from first-class personalities: lifelong vitality, lifelong active service. Nishijima Corporation has been working on "human resource development" thoroughly as a manufacturing company where all people can play an active role. Nishijima won the Jury's Special Award at the 11th "Nihon no ichiban ichiban ichiban desiderai kaisha" grand prix.

Toshiyuki Shibahara

Representative Director, Shibahara Kogyo Co.
Born in 1975. Born in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. After graduating from university, he joined a major cabinet maker, where he was engaged in shop floor improvement in the IE team. Later, he experienced the secretariat of the production innovation project. 1992 joined Shibahara Kogyo Co., Ltd. and implemented on-site improvement by IE and IT by building a core system, experienced production control and management planning and became familiar with plant operation. 2017 entered the Graduate University for the Creation of New Optical Industries and studied laser welding and small and medium business management. 2019 Appointed as the third generation representative director, aiming to utilize his expertise to DX a sheet metal processing manufacturer.

Yoshihiro Doba

Representative Director, Sankei Engineering Co.
After retiring from a major manufacturer, he started a venture company with "heating technology" at its core. Backed by the power of a small factory in Ota-ku, Tokyo, the company performs a full range of services, from atari-testing for universities and major companies, to prototyping of equipment and manufacturing of industrial manufacturing equipment. The company has a wide range of customers in the food, automobile, medical, and semiconductor industries. The company aims to become a "prototype laboratory" for its customers, functioning as a place for experimentation, measurement, and prototype assembly, while leaving the manufacture of parts to nearby factories with optimal equipment and technology.

Kazuhiro Hasegawa

Executive Officer and CMO, Liverness, Inc.
He holds a Master's degree in Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University. Joined RIVERNESS from the first year of his master's degree, then became the first new employee of RIVERNESS, and was appointed as Executive Officer in 2012. He is also responsible for launching Techplanter, an incubation business in the manufacturing field, managing Garage Sumida in collaboration with Hamano Seisakusho, and promoting the Super Factory Group. He also established Japan's largest incubation facility for manufacturing start-ups, "Center of Garage," and is responsible for the revitalization of manufacturing companies from a wide range of perspectives.


Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Toyohashi Forum 2022