The Deming Prize is the ultimate prize for quality management, awarded once every year by the Deming Committee (operated by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers) to companies that carry out effective quality management, in recognition of their product quality management systems. Ahresty introduced TQM (Total Quality Management) activities at a very early stage, and was awarded the Deming Award in 1989 for developing, building and implementing effective quality control methods.
Ahresty was awarded the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in 2004 for its proprietary manufacturing method. The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award is the highest award of all awards for contributions to industrial technology for the production of forged and fabricated materials.
In 2012, Ahresty was awarded the Nippon Monozukuri Taisho Award (or “Japanese Manufacturing Award”) for Excellence in the Overseas Expansion category.
The award was presented in recognition of the establishment of a local employee training and manufacturing setup at Ahresty Precision Die Mold (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. in China—which manufactures die molds—to achieve the same level of manufacturing quality as in Japan. The receipt of this award by Ahresty marked the fourth time for the award to be presented.
Ahresty has been awarded the Kaoru Ishikawa QC Circle Prize. The prize is awarded by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers to QC circle groups that engage in exemplary quality control and kaizen (improvement) activities.
FY2010: Ahresty Toyohashi Plant (now Tokai Plant)
FY2011: Ahresty Kumamoto
FY2014: Ahresty Tokai Plant
The Onoda Prize is awarded as one of three prizes offered by Japan Die Casting Association. It is awarded for research themes that make significant contributions to the advancement of the Japanese die casting industry.
Ahresty was awarded the prize in 2005, in recognition of its research achievements in manufacturing testing for large-scale frames using a high-vacuum (HVAC) casting method.
The Takahashi Memorial Award is awarded by the Japan Institute of Light Metals in memory of the achievements of the late Aiji Takahashi (Ahresty’s founder). It is awarded to skilled employees with extensive experience (around 15 years or more) in smelting and casting work who have distinguished themselves in the advancement of manufacturing techniques in areas such as aluminum alloy casting, or in the manufacture of die cast products.
The Ahresty Group has a long history of receiving numerous such awards.
1988, Ahresty Tochigi
1990, Ahresty Tochigi
2013, Ahresty Tochigi
2016, Ahresty Kumamoto