During its membership to JTEKT Group, 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.