Message from the President

Creating Enriched Time

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the bereaved families of the victims of COVID-19, and my heartfelt sympathy to all who have been affected and their families. I would also like to thank everyone who is working tirelessly to treat and prevent the spread of the disease.

Message from the President

In recent years, as exemplified by the SDGs, social issues such as climate change, resource circulation, and human rights issues have become more and more diverse, and companies are assuming greater responsibility for solving them.
In addition, the spread of COVID-19 has dramatically changed conventional wisdom and values that were taken for granted, and the way we work is also changing dramatically, including the introduction of telecommuting systems.
Under these circumstances, I am keenly aware that companies are required to manage their businesses with an emphasis on the needs of society, while adopting new values without being bound by fixed ideas.

For example, with the increasing number of extreme weather events and associated disasters caused by climate change, the risks of climate change in business can no longer be avoided. In addition, risks to the resource circulation and global supply chain are also a major challenge for manufacturers. These issues need to be addressed head-on.
At the same time, I believe that resolving these social issues is an opportunity for us to achieve sustainable growth, and we will continue to formulate and implement our vision from a long-term perspective.

In April 2020, our watch business was transferred to Seiko Watch Corporation, and we have made a new start as a company that plays a central role in the electronic device business of the Seiko Holdings Group. While this is a major turning point for us as a company that has walked hand in hand with watch manufacturing, our core values of Integrity, Trust, and Appreciation and our corporate identity of Creating Time, Optimizing Time, and Enriching Time remain unchanged.

The technologies of Craftsmanship, Miniaturization, and Efficiency that we have cultivated in the watch manufacturing process is our DNA, and by utilizing these technologies and pursuing miniaturization, high precision, and low power consumption, we have been creating environmentally friendly products and products that can contribute to the environment. We will continue to evolve our technologies of Craftsmanship, Miniaturization, and Efficiency to meet the needs of the times and provide products that contribute to solving social issues, while at the same time taking on the challenge of innovation to create enriched time and a prosperous future.

In order to create enriched time and a prosperous future, the efforts of each employee, as well as management, are essential. We need to recognize that each of us is a member of a team, and we need to help each other and work together. I will continue to lead the way and work with our employees to realize the “enriched time” that we are aiming for.

Tetsu Kobayashi Tetsu Kobayashi
Seiko Instruments Inc.