SHINDO’s productive capacity, in which we take into consideration our global business strategy as well as cost reduction and environmental friendliness, has been highly rated within Japan and around the world, based on evaluations of the leading-edge technologies that we have developed and the efforts that we have made for overseas markets.
About the Most Treasured Company in Japan Award
Companies should truly treasure these five (as well as people in general), and continually work to bring about people’s happiness. In order to commend companies that truly go above and beyond in this effort, and to hold them up as examples for other companies, these awards were established in 2010.
In its first year, recognition began with the METI Minister Award (recognizing particularly excellent companies, regardless of scale), the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Director Award (recognizing particularly excellent small- and medium-scale companies), and both the Committee Chairperson’s Award and the Judging Committee’s Special Award. Starting in the fifth year of these awards, the Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare Award (recognizing companies that promote employment of people with disabilities, elderly people, and women, as well as demonstrating overall management that works to reduce long work hours, etc.) was added as well. SHINDO was nominated for this award in part for our dedication to these ideals, and in part because of our continued success due to this dedication - since its inception, SHINDO has never seen a drop in profit. As such, it is our honor to be recognized by this esteemed institution.
SHINDO’s S.I.C. Complete Photo Album has been awarded a silver medal in the product division of the second division of the Japan Federation of Printing Industries’ 57th Catalogue Fair. The S.I.C. Complete Photo Album was awarded a silver medal for its well-displayed products and beautiful page design, and was praised for its high degree of polish as a catalogue.
The Catalogue Fair began in 1959 as the Catalogue Fair of the Tokyo International Trade Fair. Starting with the 5th in 1963, a poster exhibition sponsored by the Printing & Publishing Institute Co., Ltd. was added, which came to be known as the “Catalogue Fair” in a nod to its history.
There are two divisions: the first division (illustrated catalogues) and the second division (ordinary products, high-priced products, manufactured goods, mail-order, guides, PR publications and advertising-supported publications provided for free, and reports).
The judges are drawn from sponsors and government offices, advertisers, consumer representatives, and publicity and executive board members for the printing and publishing industry, including Katsumi Asaba, Shin Matsunaga, Hitomi Sago, and Hiroshi Kashiwagi.
Since 2003, the Japanese Cabinet Office has bestowed commendations in order to enhance the promotion of industry-academia-government collaboration activities in Japan through praise of achievements, with regard to distinguished examples of success that greatly contributed to the promotion of industry-academia-government collaboration activities by attaining considerable results, making pioneering efforts, or making contributions in other ways in industry-academia-government collaboration activities among enterprises, universities, public research institutions, or other similar bodies.
This project on the application of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the aviation field, in which SHINDO was involved, received a Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Award, a category of Merit Awards for Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, from the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan. These merit awards, which have been granted since 2003 in order to publicly commend distinguished industry-academia-government collaboration projects, include the Prime Minister’s Award (the top award granted to a single project) and other ministers’ awards. In 2015, 14 projects in total were awarded.
August 28, 2015
One of the missions of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is to support Japanese enterprises that excel in developing business overseas and are leading Japan’s economy, so as to ensure the improvement of such enterprises’ global competitiveness. From this viewpoint, METI decided to commend outstanding enterprises that have achieved excellent results in developing business overseas as Global Niche Top companies (hereinafter "GNT companies") and to establish a GNT Companies Selection 100 program, aiming to share the experience of such outstanding companies among the public and provide other enterprises that wish to be GNT companies with such experience as an indicator to show the direction of business management.
March 17, 2014