During its membership to JTEKT Group until 2022, HPI has inherited from its Japan way of thinking with the implementation of several working and production systems. The HPI philosophy is now a mix of Japan and French know-how. Thus, you understand better our thoroughness and quality expectation to deliver you excellent quality products.
A bit of vocabulary !
Kaizen: The kaizen philosophy is the practice of continuous improvement based on certain guiding principles as:
Kaizen is a system that involves every employee. Everyone is encouraged to come up with small improvement suggestions on a regular basis.
Monozukuri: The « Monozukuri » spirit is the art of refined craftmanship an superior quality
Genchi Genbutsu: The “Genchi Genbutsu” principle means “go and see”. It suggests that in order to truly understand a situation and take the appropriate decisions to solve the problem, one needs to go to the ‘real place’ – where the problem is.
The « 5 S »: The list describes how to organize a work space for efficiency and effectiveness by identifying and storing the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order.