Fukai MFG Co., Ltd.


Will participate in the Automotive Weight Reduction Technology Exhibition

In recent years, while weight and size of vehicles has increased due to demands of safety and comfort, there is continued demand for weight reduction technology to improve mileage.
This exhibition is a specialized technical exhibition gathering all raw materials, processed materials, machining technologies, and weight reduction components in a single hall (Quoted from the website for the exhibition).

As always, we will participate in this technical exhibition. It is scheduled to be held January 14 (Wed) to January 18 (Fri).
Weight reduction is an eternal issue with vehicles. In particular, general-purpose technologies that can achieve both weight and cost reduction have recently gathered a lot of attention.
The patented technology embrella® that we have developed has garnered a lot of attention each year touting vehicle weight reduction as just one of the many weight reduction technologies that achieves both lightness and inexpensiveness.

Starting with application as a thermal barrier plate on the Suzuki “Swift” in 2010, this has been applied as a thermal barrier plate on the Mitsubishi Motors “Outlander” (gasoline automobile) in 2012 as well as the Mitsubishi Motors “Outlander PHEV” in 2013. In addition, it has been used as an aluminum battery cover on Subaru’s first hybrid car “XV Hybrid,” and applications other than as thermal barrier plates are continuing to grow.

In addition, with application to the small truck Dost of India’s Ashok Leyland and on the compact SUV “Korando C” by Korea’s SsangYong Motor, the embrella® has started to expand onto the global market and the latest information will be provided.

At low cost, the highly rigid, lightweight panel embrella®, has become a new de facto standard and will continue to expand onto the market. In the future, we would like to take this technology beyond automotive where through achieving application in various industries, we can contribute to the global competitiveness of Japan and in the future we can contribute to preventing global warming on a worldwide level and through doing so contribute as a corporation to society.

This year our booth will be in the west hall and so will be some distance from the main east hall; however, please come by and see us. We look forward to seeing everyone at the exhibition.