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About METEK
METAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE KITAMURA METEK is a leading company in surface treatment technology that has been established for over 100 years.
METEK initials are M: Metal, E: Electronics, T: Technology, E: Experience, K: Kitamura.
In addition, we have a desire to aim for further leaps by making use of the technology and experience of metal surface treatment that we have cultivated so far.
Management philosophy
   
Company credo
The “Company credo” contains the belief that should be taken over permanently.
We will ensure that all employees thoroughly implement this “Company credo” and provide everyone with high quality service and products.
  • Sincerity
    Work sincerely on everything.
    Never lie.
  • Aggressive and proactive
    Always do one’s best,
    even if it is difficult.
  • Concord
    Collaborating with other people
    with the same aspiration.
Basic policy
Gathering creativity, making better products as a motto, making a concerted effort, contributing to society, enriching our living environment, and enhancing intelligence.
Behavioral guidelines
In order to meet the changing needs of customers, METEK Co., Ltd. has set up the following items as action guidelines.
  • Respond to customer trust with superior quality and technology
  • Challenge new technology every day
  • Strive to have a richness in mind
  • Take action in consideration of the conservation of the global environment
  • Keep improving our skills
Code of Conduct

The METEK Group establishes the “METEK Group Code of Conduct” in compliance with the “RBA (Responsible Business Alliance, formerly EICC : Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition) Code of Conduct”.
This promotes that the safe working environment and respectful treatment of workers in the industry to which the METEK group and its customers belong and their supply chains are maintained, and further environmental responsibility is fulfilled while the work is conducted ethically.

  • A. Labor The company supports workers’ human rights and treats them with dignity and respect so they can be understood by the international community. This applies to all workers, including temporary workers, migrant workers, students, contract workers, direct employers and workers in other working forms.
  • B. Health and safety In addition to minimizing occupational injuries and illnesses, the company’s safe and hygienic work environment improves product and service quality, manufacturing consistency, and worker retention and motivation. I understand that I am.
  • C. Environment The company recognizes that environmental responsibility is essential to the production of world-class products based on a management system such as ISO 14001, and in manufacturing operations, protects the public health and safety while maintaining local, environmental and natural resources. To minimize adverse events.
  • D. Ethics To fulfill social responsibility and achieve market success, the company and its agents support the highest standards of ethics, including.
  • E. Management system The company shall adopt or establish a management system related to the content of this Code. The management system aims to ensure the following: (A) compliance with applicable laws, regulations and customer requirements relating to company operations and products, (b) compliance with the Code and (c) identification and mitigation of operational risks associated with the Code. Through these, we will make continuous improvements.
METEK Group Code of Conduct
Message
President and CEO Takayuki Kitamura
Aiming for the world’s best quality!
Since its establishment in 1918, METEK has continued to pursue the possibility of electroplating and has developed various surface treatment technologies.
We have expanded the field to electronic components and semiconductors for industrial equipment, consumer equipment, aircraft, and automobiles, and in surface treatment in the field of electronics, especially semiconductors, there have been many technological developments that have become the de facto standard in the industry.
Efforts to streamline production
We challenge to streamline production, develop fully automated plating equipment, promote line automation, and provide users with the design technology for such plants to promote sharing of technology assets.
Technology globalization
We have expanded our domestic and overseas bases and built an information network to respond promptly to a wide range of requests as the METEK Group, based on the concept of “providing the most appropriate technology at the point where needs arise”.
Research on electroplating technology
Based on the unique technology of electroplating (gold, silver, copper, tin, zinc, etc.), we are strengthening a seeds-oriented R&D system under the theme of “application technology development for electronic devices”. Through the research, we have already achieved results in precision PCB boards, surface treatment processing for heat sink of LSIs, and application technologies for image sensors.
Challenge to the possibility of being unknown
We will further expand the fields of technology related to electronics, information devices and the environment, and continue to support the user’s technological development from the side. In the future, METEK will realize the possibility of being unknown , through a creative technology that opens up the micro world.
President and CEO
Takayuki Kitamura
PROFILE
After graduating from Doshisha University’s engineering department in 1983, he joined Kitamura Mekki Co., Ltd. in 1986 after working for Nippon Vacuum Technology Co., Ltd. (currently ULVAC, Inc.).
Worked in Singapore and Malaysia in May of the same year. After returning to Japan in 1991, he served as a director and executive director, and became president and CEO in 2001.
He lead the way by integrating domestic subsidiaries and establishing the Tokushima Plant, and will focused on solidifying the foundation for next-generation growth.
In addition to serving as president of group companies such as METEK KITAMURA (THAILAND) CO., LTD. and METEK KITAMURA (MALAYSIA) SDN., BHD., he also serves as the deputy director and Technical chairperson for the Kyoto Prefecture Plating Industry Association.
Company Profile
Company name METEK CO., LTD.
Head office location 1, Warada-cho, Kamitoba, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8133, Japan
Board of Directors
President and CEO Takayuki Kitamura
Director, Kyushu Works Shunro Kakoki
Director, Tokushima Plant Manager Kiyoshi Takayama
Auditor (Certified tax accountant) Kyoko Ohashi
Founded in 1918
Established in 1950
Capital 97 million yen
Customer Domestic semiconductor, electronic parts and automotive industrial equipment manufacturers, etc.
Main business Lead frame for semiconductor parts such as discrete, opto and LSI Surface treatment such as functional plating for metal parts and precision instrument parts
Organization chart Organization chart
Access 3 min on foot from Kintetsu Kyoto Line Kamitobaguchi Station
15 min on foot from Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line Kuinabashi Station
History
1918
January
Founded as a private company of Kitamura Wazo, in Sanjo, Kyoto-city
1927
February
Factory moved to Yamato Ohji Gojo, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto- city
1950
June
Established Kitamura Plating Industrial Factory with capital of 200,000 yen
1953
October
Received technical instruction the ” Copper plating combined method ” from Dr. Rihei Tomono.
1957
November
Became a MIL-certified factory of the Defense Agency
1964
April
Built and started operation of a new plant in Kamitoba, Minami-ku, Kyoto City
1969
January
Became a JIS(Japan Industrial Standard) display plant
1969
April
Reorganized a corporate organization and launched Kitamura Mekki Co., Ltd.
1970
August
Completed Kagoshima plant and started operation
1973
April
Joint development with MITANI SHINDO Co., Ltd. (acquired patent for rolled copper strip material platron with Ag)
1975
February
Developed partial plating equipment for gold and silver and continuous partial plating equipment (patented)
1979
July
Established Singapore (Kitamura) Pte., Ltd., and started factory operation
1981
May
Built Gunma Plant in Shin-machi, Tano-gun, Gunma, and started operation
1984
September
Co-invested with MITANI SHINDO Co., Ltd. and established Kitami-elektro Co., Ltd
1984
November
Co-invested with Kobe Steel, Ltd. and established Leadmikk Co., Ltd
1985
April
The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency designated the “Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Streamlining Model Factory”
1986
November
Kitako Electronics Sdn., Bhd. started operation in Malaysia
1987
August
Gunma MK Co., Ltd. established Hokkaido Sapporo Plant and started operation
1987
November
Kagoshima MK Co., Ltd. Established Miyazaki plant in Ebino city, Miyazaki, and started operation
1989
January
Changed the name of Kitamura Mekki Co., Ltd. to METEK KITAMURA CO., LTD.
1993
June
Changed the name of Kitako Electronics Co., Ltd. to METEK KITAMURA (MALAYSIA) SDN., BHD.
1993
August
Built Hokkai Plant of METEK KITAMURA CO., LTD. in Eniwa-city, Hokkaido, and absorbed the Gunma MK Sapporo Plant and started operation
1995
September
Started operation of METEK KITAMURA (THAILAND) CO., LTD. in Thailand
2002
December
Aquired Eco-Kyoto 21 (Global Warming Prevention / CO2 Reduction Facility) Certification
2006
December
Concluded Joint research agreement “Information Electronic Device Advanced and Alloy Technology Development” with three private companies
2007
April
Started joint development of “Next Generation Technology” with the Kyoto Institute of Advanced Technology
2011
August
Completed Tokushima Plant, METEK CO., LTD. in Awa-city, Tokushima
2013
September
METEK CO., LTD. merged Metek Kyushu Co., Ltd. and Metek Kanto Co., Ltd.
2018
January
100th anniversary of foundation
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