President, CEO and COO
Since its foundation in 1925, the SMK group has responded appropriately to the changing market, while preserving our founding spirit of “Good Parts Create Good Final Products.” We have also, in accordance with the “SMK Philosophy”, always developed pioneering techniques and provided attractive products and services from our bases all around the globe.
The environment surrounding the electronics industry is becoming increasingly uncertain due to such factors as the spread of COVID-19, prolonged trade friction between the U.S. and China, and growing geopolitical risks. On the other hand, the fields in which SMK can contribute are expanding along with the revolution of the car industry with the keyword CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric), the full-scale implementation of the fifth-generation mobile communication networks (5G), and the advent of the "super smart society" (Society 5.0).
In order to achieve sustainable growth under these circumstances, we are striving to continue expanding our core business through the proactive development of new products and exploring new markets by strengthening marketing capabilities. At the same time, we are working to create new business through collaboration with partner companies and open innovation.
Under the slogan of “CREATIVE CONNECTIVITY,” we will maintain a spirit of challenge to solve various issues which society and customers face, the creativity to generate ingenious ideas, and the capability to come up with solutions to these issues, aiming to contribute to the creation of a better society and future.