01 Tama Metallurgy's longtime contributor
TAMAYAKIN has an engineer who is still working on site at the age of 82.
HIS NAME IS MR. M.
MR. M JOINED TAMAYAKIN IN 1959.
Since then, I have worked at Tama Yakin for more than 60 years.
From 1970, he served as plant manager for 15 years.
CURRENTLY, THERE IS NO ONE BETTER THAN MR. M IN TAMAYAKIN AT CORRECTING METAL CURVATURES, A TECHNIQUE CALLED KENTORI-TORI.
ON THE DAY OF THE INTERVIEW, A COMPLAINT WAS RECEIVED ABOUT AN ITEM THAT HAD BEEN CORRECTED BY ANOTHER EMPLOYEE, AND MR. M WAS IN THE PROCESS OF CORRECTING IT.
Even if the tempered product has a bend of 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm
IN MR. M'S HANDS, THE BEND CAN BE CORRECTED TO ABOUT 0.1 TO 0.15 MM.
From the point that if another employee did it, it would only correct a bend of about 0.3 mm.
YOU CAN SEE THE HIGH LEVEL OF MR. M'S SKILL.
When I asked him what he was aware of when he was taking a turn.
We'll see where it's the most crooked, and we'll take the crookedest part."
THE BEND IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT MR. M."
and the trust of other employees is overwhelming.
It's hard to convey this feeling."
AND MR. M IS ONLY HUMBLE.
The Tama metallurgical bend is
Round bars, plates, pipes, and special shapes can be handled.
WE ALSO HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH INCONEL, S45C, AND ALUMINUM.
MR. M IS SUCH AN ACTIVE ENGINEER, BUT WE ASKED HIM TO REFLECT ON HIS PAST.
Around 1961, when the company began to move from its Kichijoji headquarters to Musashimurayama
THERE WERE FEW COMPANIES IN MUSASHIMURAYAMA, AND THE AREA LOOKED LIKE A FIELD, WITH ONLY ONE OTHER EMPLOYEE BESIDES MR. M.
He missed the Musashimurayama area.
Unable to bear it, they asked him to return to the head office, and from there, employees began coming to Musashimurayama on a rotational basis.
In addition, the then president (now chairman) was a visionary.
At the time, salt baths and carburization/atmosphere for automotive-related machine parts were the norm, but the company was quick to introduce vacuum furnaces, which became a big hit.
Stopped subcontracting automotive parts and switched to an independent line of small-lot production of a wide variety of products.
Emphasizing quality over short delivery times to ensure that the goods last longer.
Every decision was made to please our customers.
Each time, he said, there were difficulties in the field, and there were times when he worked from 8:00 a.m. to about 1:00 a.m.
He looked back fondly on how he sometimes slept sitting up in a chair.
THE CURRENT HEAD OF THE PROCESSING G, THE SG HEAD, HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT MR. M.
IN A WORD, M IS QUIET, HONEST, AND ENTHUSIASTIC.
I'M SURE MR. M HAD A HARD TIME ORGANIZING A GROUP OF EMPLOYEES WITH STRONG PERSONALITIES WHEN HE WAS PLANT MANAGER.
I have never heard an employee say anything bad about the company.
I THINK THIS IS BECAUSE MR. M HIMSELF SAW THE GOOD IN HIS EMPLOYEES AND TREATED THEM WELL.
Even today, they are at the forefront of our industry as benders and welding technicians."
TAMAYAKIN IS SUPPORTED BY ENGINEERS LIKE MR. M.