Japanese manufacturing equipment producer expanding presence in North AmericaJapanese company SUS Corporation establishes its stake in North America this October when it opens its United States headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village, Ill. The move allows the environmentally friendly manufacturing equipment producer to better serve its customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“Last year we came to the United States to introduce one of our most exciting and popular products, the GreenFrame Series. We received such a promising response that we felt it was time to establish a larger presence in the U.S. to better meet the needs of our growing customer base,” said Yasuo Ishida, President of SUS Corporation. “Our high quality machinery, equipment and components for factory automation have continued to perform well in Asia and we believe we can replicate that success in North America. We estimate our first year in the U.S. will generate more than $500,000 in revenue.”
SUS Corporation specializes in developing manufacturing equipment composed of aluminum and primarily utilized by automotive and airline manufacturers. By using aluminum in its products, SUS is able to provide environmentally friendly products that are lightweight and customizable to meet a variety of needs within the factory.
For example, the company’s GreenFrame (GF) Series is a lightweight structural framing system made entirely out of aluminum. GF Series frames take 66 percent less time to assemble than industry-standard plastic resin coated steel pipes while providing greater strength and durability. It is already being used by companies worldwide, the most notable being Toyota Auto Body, which uses GF Series frames to increase production efficiency and ergonomics.
Advantages of GF series compared to resin-coated steel pipes
Plastic resin coated steel pipes are commonly used for lean structures in manufacturing facilities; however, they are often heavy and difficult to assemble. With its lightweight construction and easy-to-assemble design, the GF series offers a more economical and aesthetically-pleasing option. The aluminum profiles contain mounting features that allow connectors to grip and securely fasten with a single bolt, ensuring a reliable fit every time.
Because they are made entirely out of aluminum, GF series frames are full recyclable and 40 percent lighter than plastic resin coated steel pipes. The frames also provide a maintenance free finish that is resistant to corrosion and scratches.
GreenFrame also enables Karakuri, an energy-saving system that utilizes the flow of gravity to guide the system forward, increasing efficiency and ergonomics.
SUS at the Assembly Show 2014 – Interviews Available
SUS Corporation will be exhibiting at the Assembly Show 2014 to showcase its GF Series products at booth 1438 and promote the opening of its new headquarters. A wide variety of GreenFrame applications, such as workstations, flow racks, and carts, will be on display. For more information about meeting with SUS Corporation and Mr. Ishida at the Assembly Show, contact Jennie Szink at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-558-1770.
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SUS Corporation –Innovator of Aluminum–
SUS Corporation is a Japanese company with its head office located in Shizuoka, home of Mt. Fuji. SUS develops, produces and sells machinery, equipment and components for the factory automation, furniture, and architectural industries all over the world. As an environmentally conscious company, SUS primarily uses aluminum as the basis for its products since it is a reusable and 100 percent recyclable material. A company with $1 million (U.S.) in capital and a network of eight group companies and 10 distributors overseas, SUS can provide a high degree of customer support. Services include engineering design, development, mechanical build, and installation. The company’s new U.S. headquarters, located in Elk Grove Village, Ill., has 3,280 square feet / 1,000 square meters total floor space. For further information, please visit the official website of SUS at: http://global.sus.co.jp/