NAMICS is the name of our company. It also represents our values and corporate philosophy. NAMICS is an abbreviation of Nature, Art, Mutual Prosperity, Innovation, Creativity, and Sensibility. Read on to learn more about the different aspects of the NAMICS name.
Nature & Art
NAMICS pursues the harmonious coexistence of nature and humans. NAMICS’ core business is developing chemicals for the semiconductor and electronics markets, but we care about the environment. Headquarters, factories and technical centers are surrounded by bountiful harvests and a vibrant fishing industry. Protecting these important natural resources is of utmost importance to NAMICS.
NAMICS has been maintaining ISO14001 certification since November 2003, which is the cornerstone of the environmental management system. Our goal is to actively promote environmental protection activities through recycling, energy conservation, green purchasing and pollution protection.
Since the establishment of NAMICS, one of our main goals has been to protect the environment. That’s why we provide environmental training to our employees. We also provide sustainable product development. Our products are lead-free and have a long shelf life, which helps reduce waste. We do not use hazardous substances and our products comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. Our Green Purchasing Criteria, the purchasing criteria we use to mitigate our environmental impact, also focus on selecting products with the lowest environmental impact.
Our facilities are also designed with sustainability in mind. Designed to keep clean water and fresh air in the environment. Minimize your daily energy consumption with an annual energy saving plan. It also reduces waste by recycling the generated waste.
Mutual prosperity is the M in NAMICS. Collaboration is essential to our work in the high-tech industry. We work with industry and universities to develop next-generation materials. Through these partnerships, NAMICS provides solutions for our customers and creates new, valuable technology
Innovation is central to NAMICS and key to the semiconductor and electronics market. High-tech companies are focused on reducing design time and need innovative solutions to make their next-generation ideas come to life. We own over 380 patent registrations in 10 countries. 30% of our employees are engineers. 10% of annual sales are invested in research and development (R&D) at NAMICS.
Originality and imagination are foundational to the NAMICS approach to product development. We analyze industry needs and trends to anticipate future changes.
We contribute to the innovation of manufacturing in Japan using both innovative and flexible technologies. The new products developed by NAMICS represent 40% of sales in recent years. Engineers are encouraged to participate in academic conferences both in Japan and abroad. To help NAMICS maintain its place as a leading supplier to the industry, we challenge ourselves to innovate. We create over 300 new R&D projects every year.
NAMICS is an R&D-oriented company requiring a logical way of thinking. However, that is not all a global perspective and flexible thinking are also critical. Because we create entirely new things that are not in already there in the world, things like technical possibilities, efficiency of production, or cost-effectiveness sometimes take a backseat to thinking big. Expressing ideals and talking about dreams — so to speak, being able to freely ideate is also required to come up with our next great product.
Sensitivity deals with noticing the nuances whether cultural, geographic, or other details that can be helpful in tackling big challenges. Sensitivity is needed to understand how to perceive an event, how to recognize the problem, and how to sense the emotions of others. Sensitivity leads to communication skills and is the backbone of human resource education.
NAMICS is committed to promoting cultural sensitivity via expansion of overseas deployment. Our human resources team possesses knowledge of foreign languages, cultures, and values. We have a nuanced knowledge of intellectual property rights management, including the acquisition of patents and trademark rights, and continue to promote our employees to continue their education. We believe that a wide range of knowledge and experience, flexible thinking, and a willingness to tackle difficult challenges will shape the next generation of NAMICS.
The NAMICS name is a representation of our company values. We promote an environmentally-sustainable mode of innovation which draws on partnerships. Our creative approach to product development takes into account cultural factors and thinking big to help facilitate technological breakthroughs in our field.