Five ways to oem at a factory in Japan and make certified products such as the PSE mark made in Japan
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Hello. It is a hori of the manager.
Following the previous article, Mr. A, a business owner who has been refused to cooperate with PSE certification for a certain product from a local Chinese factory.
At first I was completely depressed that my hopes had been cut off, but when I received a new proposal from our company, I immediately regained my energy.
It is a method of requesting production (OEM) at a factory in Japan and completing certification such as PSE at a domestic factory in Japan.
In addition, since this product is other than PSE specified electrical appliances, there is no factory inspection, and the test is completed only by sample inspection.
Then, the inspection itself can also use domestic inspection institutions, and on the other hand, inspections can be done simply by sending samples to overseas inspection organizations such as China. It is good if you can decide that area taking into consideration various circumstances.
Above all, because it is assembled and produced at a factory in Japan, the product can be crowned "Made in Japan". Even those who are lamented that they will not differentiate themselves from the Chinese powers that are emerging on Amazon etc., this is an opportunity to differentiate at once with certification + made-in-Japan.
However, on the other hand, I think that various questions arise, such as how to contact the Japanese factory, whether the number of lots is more demanding than in China, and whether the labor cost of the Japanese factory is high in the first place.
In this article, I hope that you will have a new option to answer such questions and to produce them at a Japanese factory.
- 1 Are there any factories that are actually produced and operated in Japan yet?
- 2 Isn't japanese factories expensive? Can't you ask for a lot?
- 3 Can you make it if I give only samples to the factory?
- 4 Would you like to make a product produced in China in Japan and infringe on your design rights and patent rights?
- 5 Will it be Made in Japan even if I have imported parts assembled?
- 6 Summary
Are there any factories that are actually produced and operated in Japan yet?
Many manufacturers have switched production to factories overseas, mainly in China, and have been called "hollowing out industries" in Japan for a long time.
Apart from the actual situation, it is true that I thought that until recently, I may not already have a machine-related production plant in Japan.
However, the fact is that there are still factories that produce in Japan, and it is relatively easy to contact them.
In addition, it is also true that there are persistent needs for major and medium-sized manufacturers that want to put out at Made in Japan. This is not well known, but if you are doing a manufacturing-related business, you should keep it down.
However, it may be difficult to find a factory that suits your company suddenly at first glance because you do not know the ability of the factory, production capacity, quality, minimum number of orders, etc. unless you work at once.
Then, the introduction etc. of the acquaintance become important after all, but it is rare that there is a company etc. which know a good production factory in the first place.
If you are looking for such a place, it will be faster to look for a factory in China etc.
It is not a bad thing in itself, and we do not recommend a 100% domestic factory, but we think that it is good if it can be used separately on a case-by-case basis.
For example, if you try to make it in China like this business operator A, there may be cases where certification will not be possible, and there is a possibility that the Chinese factory will stop like the recent coronavirus disaster.
In order to continue business stably, it is necessary to list domestic factories that we know in terms of risk hedging.
Under such circumstances, we have a domestic factory that we know, so we decided to introduce it to Mr. A.
Isn't japanese factories expensive? Can't you ask for a lot?
This is also a kind of illusion, and in fact, japanese factories may be more automated, so the labor cost of individual individuals alone may be higher than overseas factories such as China, but overall labor costs may be cheaper.
Of course, it depends on what you produce, so you can't say it in general, but it's a waste that you can't negotiate because you're trapped in an image.
In addition, this also depending on the things to be produced, but if you use a domestic factory, it will be easier to pass government subsidies, so it is necessary to conduct business with such a view. In short, there is no doubt that nothing can be done without knowledge.
In addition, I have heard directly from the person in charge of the factory, but this also depends on things, but it is possible to produce in quite a small lot.
Originally, the reason why operators are required to mass lot at factories in China, etc., is that large amounts of lots are required when the factory itself purchases each part and part from a supplier. The Chinese factory is also not necessarily mean and demanding a large lot.
In addition, if a Japanese at first glance across the sea comes, it would be a true story as a business to say that you look at the situation with more lots first.
In that respect, if it is a factory in Japan, you can communicate in Japanese, and if you make full use of the net, you can easily get parts from China, and you will procure as much as necessary from China, so there is a possibility that Japan can do business in small lots.
This area depends on the exchange, so it is important to consult first.
Can you make it if I give only samples to the factory?
If it is a general product that does not require certification such as PSE, PSC, Radio Law, JIS, Food Sanitation Law, etc., it is possible to pass only samples and have them make. For example, apparel supplies.
However, when it is an electrical appliance such as PSE, technical materials such as specifications, circuit diagrams, and component lists are required. And basically, such documents are not made at production plants. The factory is a department which produces to the last.
Then, what is necessary is the existence of a company that develops and designs. They will create the necessary technical materials in such places.
Of course, if there is a department with development and design functions in the factory, it is possible to request it together, but unless it is a very large company, it is likely that each is often separated as a company.
As an image, an independent design company (development and design) has his products as printing media at a printing company (factory), and if the company grows, it feels like Dainippon Printing and Toppan Printing, it can cover everything from design to printing in-house.
It depends on what kind of place to ask, but for the time being, I think that it is better to give priority from the place where it corresponds in the situation of the company.
In addition, the factory itself may have connections with the development and design company, so you may want to ask about that area. In any case, when requesting machine-related products to a Japanese factory, you have the image of teaming up with a business operator, a factory, and a development and design company.
Would you like to make a product produced in China in Japan and infringe on your design rights and patent rights?
China itself may be making copycats. There is no such thing as imitation and not to make it as an idea. Basically, every product starts with imitating something.
However, the trouble is that the original product is China, so the destination to be examined is not In Japan but overseas, so there is a possibility that it is not only search with J-platpat as usual, so be sure to ask a reliable patent attorney and others to confirm.
In addition, if you make it from scratch at a domestic factory, you may want to OEM it to some extent and change the shape from the default product.
Will it be Made in Japan even if I have imported parts assembled?
As a made-in ○○ (country name), the country / region that was finally assembled, processed, and produced can bear the name. Therefore, even if we order parts from overseas such as China, if it is Japan that assembled, it will be made in Japan.
Conversely, even if it is written as Made in China, parts and raw materials may actually be from Japan.
The famous parts of the mobile phone terminal Huawei, which has been buzzing in recent years, are made in Japan.
So to think that it is a bad product because it is made in China, there is also a feeling of a little outdated, and if you stick to it, you may have a habit of worrying about what country parts the manufacturer is producing at the factory in which country / region.
If you are a general consumer, you don't have to worry about it that much, but if you are acting as a business operator, you will need such a perspective.
If you clear these elements and complete the certification from the perspective that we always tell you on this site, you will be able to handle OEM made-in-Japan certified products.
As for the above, I told you about the five ideas of OEM at a factory in Japan and making certified products such as the PSE mark made in Japan.
I think that what I think again is whether or not we have such an environment that is more important, of course, although it is important to think about producing at factories in Japan.
Of course, it is also good to look for yourself from the first, but if you do such a thing, you will not have enough time, and if you proceed to the final goal of certification, it is really a big project.
However, it is also true that if we team up with that environment, the story will progress in no time. And as for the front miso, we have all these environments.
If you want to differentiate yourself greatly from other companies by oem production at a domestic factory in Japan and selling certified products such as the PSE mark as made-in-Japan, please contact us.
In addition, since the challenge of Business Operator A continues, I would like to write it again as soon as the business progresses.