Feb. 26, 2021
Nippon Steel Corporation
Outline of NS-SUS
NS-Siam United Steel Co., Ltd. (NS-SUS; President: Iku Harada), a consolidated subsidiary of Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon Steel) and a manufacturer of cold-rolled, hot-dip galvanized, and galvannealed steel in Thailand, received the 2020 Award for World-class TPM Achievement for Total Productive Maintenance 1 (TPM) Achievement. The TPM practice has been advocated by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM). NS-SUS won the Award for World-class TPM Achievement, the highest ranked award of five ranks, for the first time as a steel company in Thailand. Prior to this, the company won the Award for TPM Excellence, Category A in 2008, the Award for Excellence in Consistent TPM Commitment in 2010, the Special Award for TPM Achievement in 2012, and the Advanced Special Award for TPM Achievement in 2017.
The Siam United Steel (1995) Co., Ltd., a predecessor of NS-SUS, started the TPM activities in 2005. Since then, the company has undertaken its own maintenance work and has improved the level of planned maintenance and has raised the management level of maintenance work, so that there is participation by all employees corporate-wide. In 2012, it combined the TPM practice with the Toyota Production System (TPS) to thoroughly reduce losses and improve production efficiency. Moreover, in 2018, the company launched the establishment of a sustainable business structure by further strengthening manufacturing and sales activities and incorporating new initiatives such as introducing Industry 4.0 technologies actively as well as carrying out previous activities.
NS-SUS’ management and employees are committed to make improvement an every-day activity and to use this as one means of achieving a world top-class enterprise.
1 The Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) program was developed by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM). It is a corporate-wide maintenance program to be participated by all employees, from the top management to production workers, with the aim of building a company that pursues maximum efficiency in production system in keeping with the goal of “no accidents, no defects, and no trouble.”
Nippon Steel Group will always seek the best technologies in the world as well as the power of manufacturing and continue to contribute to the progress of society through activities that also match the sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations (“Responsible Production and Consumption”).