28.01.2017 - 31.01.2017 — Hall: 4.0 Stand: E 93
Tokyo Kinzoku Industry Co., Ltd. (TOHKIN) has poured its energies in to the manufacture and development of writing instrument parts and is punctilious about pen clips. The accumulation of reliable technology and a corporate stance that has ensured the delivery of highly reputable products, form the roots of our single-minded commitment to pen clips, a commitment that spans more than 60 years. At TOHKIN, we have been designing and manufacturing molds, the mainstay of pen clip manufacture, in-house since our inception and have established a coherent manufacturing process. In this way, we have avoided decentralization of our "technical capabilities", which are vital to manufacturers, and have been able to link our progress to the development of new technologies.
Pen clips are small products and the manufacture of their molds necessitates the precise engineering of an artisan. At the same time, we are at the apex of digitalization. Only TOHKIN is capable of incorporating the various advantages of both techniques. We have been quick to introduce the latest equipment, including CAD systems for design, wire cutting electro-discharge arc machinery, and high-speed presses, and are steadily passing on the technical expertise needed for intricate manual operations to our young engineers.
We can be justly proud of the results, which have linked to our development into a leading global company that is currently able to boast a domestic market share in excess of 40%.
We've dealt with in excess of 2,000 types of clips to date and have developed more than 300 varieties of "TOHKIN Original Clips" in-house. Naturally, the 200 million-plus pen clips we produce annually are used domestically, but they're also used overseas, too. Our clips enjoy and established reputation worldwide, not just for their design but for their high quality, which accentuates the intrinsic "clipping" function. 150 of our pen clips are patented. It's not just about making the shape; we are continuously addressing ways to incorporate enhanced functionality into the manufacture of pen clips.