Toshiba Manufacturing Facilities Win Major Japan Management Association GOOD FACTORY AWARDs

  Toshiba Manufacturing Facilities Win Major Japan Management Association GOOD

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TOKYO -- August 21, 2013

Toshiba Corporation today announced that two of its production facilities have
won major awards in the Japan Management Association GOOD FACTORY AWARDs 2013.
Yokkaichi Operations, the company’s development and mass-production base for
NAND flash memory, was selected for a Factory Management Award, and Toshiba
Information Equipment Hangzhou (TIH), the company’s development and
mass-production base for value-added notebook PCs, received a Manufacturing
Innovation Award.

The GOOD FACTORY AWARDs was founded by JMA in 2011 as part of its efforts to
promote the monodukuri (manufacturing) potential of Japan’s manufacturing
sector. The awards focus on and recognize excellence in different aspects of
factory operations, from process innovation through to corporate social
responsibility in manufacturing. The winners are seen as models and benchmarks
for Japanese manufacturing industry.

The Factory Management Award is based on an “ideal factory” that promotes
excellence across its activities and in all business processes, while the
Manufacturing Innovation Award focuses on a factory’s total efforts to
reinforce its manufacturing processes.

The Yokkaichi award recognizes the factory’s efforts to establish a management
system that allows it to withstand fierce competition through technology
innovation and market expansion. The system includes a management index
focused on securing the competitiveness necessary to be No.1 in the market and
realization of the world’s most advanced memory fabrication facility. It also
promotes training of technicians and engineers, the use of IT to promote
productivity, and an awareness of the environment in its operations.

The TIH award recognizes the factory’s efforts to develop a management system
that achieve high level process innovation in manufacturing. TIH promotes
close collaboration between development and manufacturing in a wide range of
activities through projects with a 90-day cycle, synchronizes board and
product assembly lines, operates IT-driven quality control and product
management, and places a major on reinforcement of human resources

Going forward, Toshiba will continue to boost its competitiveness by
strengthening manufacturing capabilities across its complete range of

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and
marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba
Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital
products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs;
electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials;
industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators &
elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than
590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales
surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at


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