Message From the Chairman

Mitsuo Itoh
Chairman

The Japan Foundry Society, Inc. integrated three casting organizations, namely, the Japan Cast Iron Foundry Association, the Japan High Grade Cast Iron Association and the Japan Association of Casting Technology in July 2005, and integrated the Japan Non-Ferrous Alloy Casting Association in July 2009, and was established as core of the casting industry in name and in reality, to enhance the quality of castings and promote the casting industry, thereby contributing to the development of the Japanese economy and upgrading the livelihood of its people.

To accomplish these objectives, the Society engages in studies and research, human resources development, the promotion of industrial safety and health, environmental conservation measures, training programs, the sponsoring of seminars and lecture and interchange and cooperation with casting-related organizations; both inside and outside Japan.

The casting industry has been regarded as a core industry that supports manu-facturing in Japan. However, it is facing many problems, including international competition, that is intensifying year after year, as well as the surging prices of raw materials.

The Society has forged a casting industry vision and is tackling reform of the casting industry to ensure its evolution as an industry that continues to support manufacturing a decade on.

I would like to appreciate the further understanding of and cooperation with the activities of the Society by member companies and those related to the industry.

 

Mitsuo Itoh
Chairman