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Monozukuri gives Japan its competitive edge--Made world famous by Toyota, mono-
zukuri is a concept found at the core of all Japanese manufacturers, from those making cars to those making cardboard boxes. While monozukuri focuses on high-quality, perfection, and fine attention to detail, it also entails the constant pursuit of innovation guided by a response to customer, industrial and societal needs. “After WWII, the Japanese economy grew exponentially andJapanese firms focused on developing their monozukuri, which consequently enhanced Japan’s industrial sector as a whole,” explains Akiyoshi Kitamura, president of PACRAFT, a renowned manufacturer of filling and packaging machinery. “Japanese manufacturers during that period really challenged themselves. One aspect of the Japanese population that drove this sector to what it is today was the high demand of consumers and the monozukuri craftsmanship required to fulfil these demands.” For Takao Morizane, president of Misumaru Sangyo – a leader in industrial packaging that is also behind Woodtique, an ultra-thin real wood veneer for walls, ceilings and other surfaces – monozukuri is “the accumulation of improvements in quality, usage and use in the right direction, from the user’s point of view”.
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