UBUKATA monitors and assures safety where safety needs to be present like the air we breathe.
Ubukata Industries Co., Ltd. is proud of its mass production capacity, using dedicated facilities designed in house. Our sensors and switches have been used in air conditioner compressors and intelligent gas meters as "safety switches," to guard people's lives.
We have developed a seismic detection unit that instantly senses the abnormality of an earthquake and automatically extinguishes a flame. Also, a bimetal switch that reacts to abnormal heat or overcharge and instantly disconnects the electric current. We have achieved an overwhelming global market share in the field of safety technology. When the Great Hanshin Earthquake occurred in 1995, our seismic devices earned an excellent reputation as "silent heroes." Our internal motor protectors, used in air conditioners, have achieved over 50% global market share and over 90% domestic market share.
Our efforts toward safety control are also embodied in PC hard disks. One day, a top manufacturer contacted us to ask whether it would be possible to prevent hard disk data loss due to drop impact. In response, we developed the world's first zero-gravity sensor, opening the door to an unimagined world of safety. Upon sensing the state of zero gravity caused during the dropping of a hard disk, the rice-grain sized sensor instantly disconnects the electric current.
We also engage in development, design, production, sales and after service at our company. Following the company principle "Send no products out from our company without our trade mark", we have maintained the business concept of being an independent, self-contained company that sells our own brand products. Our motto is: The power to dream is the power to live.
Headquartered in Nagoya, we have promoted the globalization of our business under our policy of manufacturing near the sales market, and have expanded our business activities to the U.S. and China. With 16 export counterparts, exports account for more than 65% of our total sales. We are now at the forefront of "global niche" companies.