The Founder, Masahiro Shima
―The Thomas Edison of Wakayama―
Love, Creativity, and Passion
Did you love your work today?
Did you feel motivated today?
Did you create new value today?
Such daily accumulation opens up the future.
The History Before Company Establishment
At the age of eight, he lost his father in the war and survived the post-war confusion era
The Early Life of Masahiro Shima
- AgricultureCultivating wasteland, planting vegetables
- FisheryCatching eels, fishing
- LivestockBreeding, hunting
- CommercialUsing abacus, unique formulas
- IndustrialEncounter with glove knitting machines
Developed the "Automatic operating device of needle support plate for work glove knitting machine" (application for utility model)
The "Thomas Edison" of Kishu (Wakayama)
Inventing since he was a teenager, Masahiro obtained a patent for a glove knitting machine at the age of 16.
- A thermal insulating lunch box made by folding aluminum plates into a double structure
- "Car headlights that move in the same direction as the steering wheel
- A lever to move the power generation lamp of a bicycle with one touch
- Automobile direction indicator
- A hard-to-loosen bolt
Number of Applications: Approx. 1,100 domestic and overseas
Patent application for a utility model for working gloves
Goal of a Fully Automated Glove Knitting Machine
The Inspiration of Seamless WHOLEGARMENT Knitwear
We can make a sweater by putting three fingers of a glove together!!
Quotes from Masahiro Shima
What a Computer Cannot Do
We cannot expect computers to love and create.
Inspiration and creativity are unique to human beings.
The challenge we face is in how to
utilize computers to create human-ness.
I strongly believe in human power.
and after catching prey they always return to the center.
If they are in the center, they can move efficiently,
regardless of where the prey is trapped.
When you think about creating something new, return to the origin.
In the center of the web, a view of 360 degrees
allows for flexibility, making it easier to create new things.
Each spring, the same question is asked to new employees.
The correct reason,
"the direction of the wheels on the left side and right side are different,"
is hardly ever mentioned.
The energy of development comes from the question "why?"
The profits and shares of the company come after the customers get rich.
If you are devoted to giving, the profits and shares come as a result.
If this water represents money, and you want to collect it,
you try to bring the water to your side.
Even if the water rises to 15 centimeters for a moment,
it immediately passes over and between your fingers.
However, if you push the water to the other side, water that hits the walls of the tub returns to you as a result.
In other words, profits come back to you.
First, it is important for customers to be happy by making money.
Only when the customer is satisfied, will it be possible to attract the next order and be introduced to more customers.
The idea is that if you do not have the machines, parts, and tools you need, you can create them using your own head and hands.
It is not always good to rely on others, as the know-how, intuition, and wisdom of manufacturing cannot be stored..
Is this negative attitude proof of lack of motivation?
If there is enough time wasted in thinking of a reason that it can't be done, more effort should be placed in taking a positive attitude to search for methods to break down that barrier.