Aichi Tokei Denki first started its business as a clock manufacturer. It then started providing service as an aircraft manufacturer and then became a flow meter manufacturer. At all times, we have been active on the frontlines of industries that have required the highest level of technologies. In the clock business, our products have been awarded for the best accuracy in Japan for eight years in a row while our solid experience in aircraft manufacturing has led us to the opportunity to develop the engine for the first prototype of Japan's automobiles. In the post-war years of recovery, we strove to develop water and gas meters by using our advanced technologies and produced many of the world's first technologies.
Electromagnetic and Ultrasonic measurement technologies. By using these two technologies , we have produced many first-in-the-world products in the flow meter industry.
Our technologies enabled us to install flow meters in locations that were once believed impossible, and to measure substances that were once believed impossible to measure. We also possess advanced quality control technologies for stable product operations over a long period of time.
As soon as inspiration hits, our engineers would run into the factory that is immediately adjacent to their office and start making prototypes. Once the prototype is ready, they would start letting water flow from the second floor to check the operation and share the joy of achievement with everyone. In Aichi Tokei Denki, engineers are devoted to thoroughly pursue scientific principles in a climate where they can enjoy research and development. It is the spirit of challenge and pride as a manufacturer that produce many first-in-the-world products.
As is evident from the Good Design Award, our products have highly functional, ready-to-use designs. The safety performance of the product has been polished in Japan, a country full of natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, tsunami, etc. Our product is space-saving and lightweight to cater to the needs of smaller countries. This product of Aichi Tokei Denki is packed with such wisdom, and today we have reached a global production of 100 million water meters and 50 million gas meters.
Working in an open and free environment, our engineers collaborate in developing products across the boundaries of departments. In addition, having a factory in the same premises allows us to conduct development in a higher quality and a quicker way and also contributes to foster excellent engineers. Utilizing the worldwide network of production and distribution bases effectively, we provide ideal solutions to customers across the world.