Sales Termination of Fixture Bases by Imao

It has been 35 years since we started production and sales in the workholding business. Now the
environment surrounding the manufacturing industry has significantly changed since then.
We have kept on making efforts in maintaining the selling price of our fixture bases against increasing
costs of the material and the energy by rationalizing the production process or reducing various
expenses. However, it became difficult to maintain the price and we finally had to make a full review
on our workholding business.
As a result, for the domestic market, we decided to discontinue all the supplemental fixture base
elements such as riser blocks and angle plates from September 2019. With a view to streamlined
production, we will concentrate on the production of fixture plates and single sided, double sided and
four sided blocks.
We finally decided that we would terminate the export of our fixture bases, plates and blocks including
supplemental elements.
We are going to terminate the export of those products around the end of 2019. We apologize for
any inconvenience this may cause you, but we hope that you will kindly understand our situation.
Regarding all of our fixture bases, we would appreciate it if you could proceed with manufacturing inhouse
or procuring from your area, at an early date.
We will continue providing standard fixture components as ever and devoting ourselves to
developing further unique components with strong original characteristics.
We are honored to keep the excellent relathionship that has long existed between us.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.