Japan Auto Parts Industries Association

Chairman's Message
From the address by Chairman Koji Arima at the Ordinary General Meeting (May 25, 2023) I am Mr. Koji Arima, Chairman of the Board.

Thank you very much for joining us today at the Ordinary General Meeting. The G7 Summit in Hiroshima, which you have all been paying attention to, was a very significant summit, as it demonstrated the G7 leaders' strong unity and will to defend the international order amidst the world's growing tendency toward division and confrontation.

9 Jun 2023
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What’s New
Special Feature Article

DX Frontline for Automobile Parts Manufacturers
~Securing Digital Human Resources is also an Important Issue~

Automobile development and manufacturing sites are undergoing major changes through digital transformation (DX). Digital technology is not just a tool for saving labor and improving efficiency; it must be linked to development and production activities, technological innovation, and even corporate transformation in order to respond to the rapidly changing times.

18 Jan 2024・・・ read more

Rapidly Expanding Next-Generation Cockpit Development
~Multifunctional "integrated cockpits" are the trend~

Car electronics manufacturers and interior component manufacturers are working to develop cockpits for adoption in next-generation vehicles. This is because the rapid development of electrification, automated driving, sharing, and MaaS (mobility as a service) has shifted the automobile interior from a space for transportation to a space as comfortable as a living space.

30 Aug 2023・・・ read more

The Future of Automobile Development and Production from JIMTOF
~ Automobile Manufacturing Changing with the Spread of Electric Vehicles ~

While auto parts manufacturers are facing drastic changes in their business environment, machine tool manufacturers are focusing on proposals that will lead to solutions. At the 31st Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF2022) held last November, cutting machines for electric vehicle (EV) parts, which are expected to become popular in the future, were prominently displayed.

11 May 2023・・・ read more

The Year 2023 and Beyond Electric vehicles and automated driving will be the key

Auto parts manufacturers are reorganizing their supply chains and accelerating the capacity expansion of their domestic facilities. In order to respond to automakers' battery electric vehicle strategies and the full-fledged spread of automated driving, companies need knowledge that differs from the areas in which they have strengths, and it appears that acquisitions and business alliances with companies that possess such knowledge are becoming more common.

10 Feb 2023・・・ read more

Activities of JAPIA

No.13 : Background and Aims of Establishing “Health and Safety Subcommittee”  Report: Health and Safety Subcommittee
Subcommittee activities started this year, providing various information and measures to achieve "Zero Workplace Accidents" for member companies

Subcommittee activities started this year to provide various Information and measures to aim for "Zero Industrial Injuries" in member companies. JAPIA has newly established Health and Safety Subcommittee this fiscal year to disseminate information to all member companies with the aim of reducing industrial injuries to zero.

30 Aug 2023・・・ read more

Carbon Neutral Activities  Report: Carbon Neutrality Subcommittee

Disseminate information on CN response, its approaches, and case studies to members.

   JAPIA Carbon Neutrality (CN) Subcommittee was established in April 2021 in response to Government's "2050 Carbon Neutrality Declaration." CN is an important issue that could shake the very foundations of the automotive industry, and the CN Subcommittee is working with the four main JAPIA committees to promote CN activities across the board.

11 May 2023・・・ read more

No.11 :Trade Fairness  Report: Procurement and Production Subcommittee / Task Force (TF) for Trade Fairness
Supporting members for coexistence and co-prosperity with business partners Voluntary Action Plan revised annually

JAPIA's Procurement and Production Subcommittee works daily to resolve issues throughout the supply chain of members. Currently, we are focusing on activities to support the Trade Fairness for the purpose of coexistence and co-prosperity with business partners.

10 Feb 2023・・・ read more

No.10 : Raising Awareness of the Industry  Report: Public Relations Subcommittee

Disseminating information widely within and outside the industry Taking on the challenge of digitization and video distribution

The automotive industry is undergoing a once-in-a-century transformation, and it is essential to secure talented human resources who can respond to the rapid technological evolution.

2 Nov 2022・・・ read more