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Japanese technology helps make life easier and convenient

Updated: Dec 30, 2016 08:41 IST      
Japanese technology helps make life easier and convenient

Tokyo [Japan]/Jakarta [Indonesia], Dec. 30 (ANI): Many people in Japan prefer small cars as it suits to available infrastructure.

To cater to the needs of its customers, Daihatsu Motor makes small sized automobiles.

The company was established in 1907. In 1955, it introduced the light three-wheeled automobile called the Midget, which can make sharp turns and was economical.

With its mobility to access narrow roads, the vehicle became popular domestically, and was nicknamed "the helicopter in the street".

Afterwards, the company started production of compact cars focusing on light automobiles. In 1967, Daihatsu announced that they were affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.

Introduced in 1970, with its own technologies as a roomy, compact, comfortable, and economic car, the Charade broke the existing concept of a small-sized automobile.

It was utilized for taxis in China.

Subsequently, being the driving force of compact car market, Daihatsu produced more than 10 cars domestically till 2010. Introduced in 2014, theTanto became No.1 car in Japan.

Equipped with compact stereo camera in the small car segment the Tanto's original crush avoidance support system "Smart Assist" can detect vehicles and pedestrians ahead and avoid accidents.

With its advanced technologies and sales record, Daihatsu reinforced its affiliation with Toyota in 2016.

In order to boost the compact car businesses in developing countries in the future, a new company that is responsible for compact cars in developing countries will be established at the beginning of 2017.

With its rapid economic growth, Indonesia is one of the largest agricultural countries in the world.

Over 40 percent of the labour force works in agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector. However, the percentage has been decreasing due to out0flowing of labour force into the urban areas.

Now, the stress is being laid on promotion of machines in agriculture sector. For the last four decades, Kubota of Japan has been producing and selling a horizontal diesel engine that is mainly used as cultivators.

The production is conducted by the experienced staff at the same level with it in Japan. With its high market share, Kubota pays special attention to the community-based after-service structure.

For farmers, being unable to control a farm is due to engine problems, which can be an issue of life or death.

In order to cover Indonesia's large area, Kubota established an authentication system that invites in the local workshops that are scattered around the countryside as partnership to provide the community-based services.

Kunihiro Kimura, president Director, Pt. Kubota Indonesia, said, "By providing services and paying attention to details, we make every effort to have the product always used in its best condition. In Asia, although we are aiming to make the horizontal diesel engine to be more available, we predict that mechanization of farm works in areas like Africa or the Middle East will be advanced. With this situation as a background, we think of providing products to areas such as ASEAN or Africa as demanded."

Along with its economic growth, more and more people in Indonesia start wearing glasses.

The world's fourth populous country, Indonesia has over 10 million people using eyeglasses every year.

To tap the huge domestic market, the Japanese optical lens manufacturer, HOYA, has opened a new factory.

HOYA, as a multinational company, is active in two main business domains as Life Care and Information Technology with leading innovation and high technology.

Takahiko Sogo, president, PT. Hoya Lens Indonesia, said, "In the eye care business, HOYA Vision Care company has started manufacturing of the eye glasses in 1962. HOYA drives an innovation and development, and we are providing the superior designed optical glasses to the market, and we are getting higher customer satisfaction."

As a provider for glass lenses for over 20 years, HOYA has earned a great reputation.

Saliman Hadi, Customer Service Supervisor, PT. Hoya Lens Indonesia, said, "We will be able to supply the product of the high quality and with short delivery time which many customers looked forward to by making a local laboratory in Indonesia."

Glasses are essential for living in modern society. It's an enormously pleasure for consumers to be able to access to the products with high quality in a timely manner. (ANI)

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