Policy on Procurement
The KITZ Group contributes to enriching people’s lives by delivering improved products, technologies, and services to people around the world. To realize this goal, we implement procurement activities based on the following policies.
- 1. In our relationships with suppliers, we aim for joint growth and progress, as well as building relations of mutual trust, through fair and equitable transactions as equal business partners based on principles of coexistence and co-prosperity.
- 2. Based on a high sense of ethics and social consciousness, we comply with the laws, regulations, and social norms of each country, fulfilling our social responsibilities in areas that include respect for human rights, ensuring occupational health and safety, environmental protection, and information management and protection.
- 3. We deploy procurement activities with consideration not only for stable and appropriate quality, prices, and delivery times but also for reducing the environmental impact.
Conditions of Procurement
Please check the KITZ Conditions of Materials Procurement.
Methods of ordering
- 1. Repeat orders
In principle, we do not employ ordering conducted periodically or in fixed quantities. While, in principle, we make tentative decisions on planned transaction volumes at least two months in advance, we employ transactions conducted irregularly in which products are ordered repeatedly in fixed volumes. Basically, we ask suppliers to maintain inventories of products ordered repeatedly. Although, in principle, we request guarantees of receipt of these inventory volumes in the amount of tentative decisions on purchase, as necessary, we will negotiate these separately.
- 2. One-time orders
These orders are placed for only the materials needed when we receive an order with special specifications from a customer. In principle, we do not employ guarantee of receipt of surplus in these transactions.
Methods of delivery
- 1. Packed delivery
In principle, based on environmental considerations, we ask suppliers to use minimal packaging in special containers in periodic transactions and those in varying volumes (repeat orders). We negotiate separately on packing methods.
- 2. Procurement logistics delivery
We have a growing domestic logistics network. Suppliers can use this route in transactions conducted with us. We negotiate separately on details.
Materials and supplies we procure at present are listed below.
|Casting raw materials||Scrap||Cast iron, ductile iron, stainless steel, bronze and brass||ー|
|Casting alloys||Various types||For use in the casting above||ー|
|Castings||Cast and forged products||Stainless steel, cast steel, bronze and brass||ー|
|Cast products||Cast iron, ductile iron (approx. 200 g – 100 kg)||ー|
|Investment casting products||Ductile iron, stainless steel||Now seeking|
|Aluminum||Die casting, gravity casting products||Actuator components||ー|
|Bolts, nuts||Stainless steel, Alloy steel (chiefly ASTM)||ー|
|Packing||Various types for valve use||ー|
|Gaskets||Various types for valve use||ー|
|O-rings||Various types (for industrial use)||Now seeking|
|Plates||Aluminum, stainless steel||ー|
|Strainers||Various types in stainless steel||Punched metal products||ー|
|Sheet metal working||Various materials||Pressing, welding, bending, etc.||ー|
|Surface treatment||Plating||Various types of plating||ー|
|Machining||Machining work||Various materials, various forms||ー|
|Painting||Painting work||Powder, spray||ー|
|Resins||For molding, machined||Various plastics and fluororesins||ー|
|Safety gear||Various types||ー|
|Machining tools||Various types||ー|
|Packing materials||Various types||ー|
|Corrugated cardboard||Various types||ー|
|Heat treatment||Various types||ー|
|Springs||Various materials (e.g., Inconel)||ー|
|Electronic components||Circuit boards, relays, cables, etc.||ー|
|Motors||For valve driving||Compact motors, electric motors||ー|
|Others||For valve use||New materials, new construction methods||Now seeking|
List of individual product inquiries
Currently we are seeking the following items individually.
|2014-0801||Valve Body||ALBC2||300units/year||maximum weight 40kg|
Procedures for new transactions
Note: The above flowchart represents a typical example for a product handled by KITZ.
Steps may vary depending on the product. Contact us using the application form for more information.
The following is the application form for new transaction.
Suppliers who wish to sell the product should check whether or not they can apply for it and apply from here.
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