On April 1, 2020, a ceremony was held at the Headquarters Deming Prize Commemorative Hall for the 2020 entrance ceremony.
With 26 new associates, the number of employees has reached 1,077.
▼ Opening remarks by Hiroaki Sunakawa, President
Congratulations to all new employees. I am very happy to welcome you here today. I guess you have been worried about the new coronavirus worldwide.
In order to ensure the safety and security of our employees, all employees are taking measures such as canceling large-scale events, reviewing the method of holding the event, and disinfecting the company.
As a part of this, it’s usual that this ceremony is celebrated with more than 300 employees, but please understand that this time only the officers and the union executive department participated.
However, for us, it is still the most enjoyable day of the year to welcome youthful and energetic people as friends.
We will do our best to select Cataler from a number of potential employment, survive the rigorous recruitment exams, and meet the efforts and expectations of everyone on this day.
In recent years, automotive electronics, intelligence, and information technologies have become the focus of attention in the automotive industry, and this is said to be a major turning point once every 100 years. Cataler anticipates changes in games such as electrification and has taken steps to start up operations at its R&D base, ARK Creation centre, and plan new businesses. We will create new customer value and establish an earnings base other than automotive catalysts. Of course, I would like you all to join the transformation team as well.
In terms of innovation, two years ago we won the Deming Prize, an award given to a company that excels in total quality management, including management. All employees participated, and the results of our challenge to create various systems were recognized in order for the Company to take a leap forward looking 50 years ahead.
For new recruits, we will start inputting the knowledge and skills necessary for working at Cataler using the human resource development system called C-HAM (Cataler-Human-Asset Management) for the DNA of Cataler-style quality management. .
Now, here, I would like to say three things about my expectations for all of you.
He likes to know him. It is like enjoying something that likes it.
(People who know things well cannot win against people who like things. People who like things cannot win against people who enjoy things.)
Please be fond of your work. At first, please be fond your company, Cataler. Be a person who can enjoy the company life. Please aim to become a world-class professional while enjoying yourself.
2. “Communication” and “Teamwork”
No man of any excellence can complete his work alone. Please greet your seniors and supervisors, ask questions, and improve your ability while actively communicating. Build teamwork with your fellow Global Cataler friends and open up a new era of Cataler.
3. “Safety and health”
Always judge and act with the courage of being a coward. If you feel a little uneasy or dangerous before taking action, “Do not put your hand out, do not move, or stop.” I want you to do your work dynamically and aggressively, but as far as safety is concerned, I want you to be a coward, acting with the utmost care from today.
Finally, I would like to talk about “work-life balance.”
With “Work Style Reform Activities” at the top of this year’s corporate policy, we are working to achieve a work-life balance for each and every employee. I would like you to work together with a sense of ownership in order to create an attractive company where everyone can be healthy and active.
As a member of Cataler, you will be able to grow and play an active role, survive this turning point vividly, and at the same time, realize the dreams of each and every one of you, and live a bright, healthy and productive life. I pray and make my welcome greeting.