NS Siam United Steel Bags Award for TPM Achievement
Nippon Steel Corporation’s Thai cold rolled, hot dip galvanized and galvannealed steel subsidiary NS Siam United Steel Co Ltd has received the
Nippon Steel Corporation’s Thai cold rolled, hot dip galvanized and galvannealed steel subsidiary NS Siam United Steel Co Ltd has received the 2020 Award for World-class TPM Achievement for Total Productive Maintenance Achievement. The TPM practice has been advocated by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. NS-SUS won the Award for World-class TPM Achievement, the highest ranked award of five ranks, for the first time as a steel company in Thailand. Prior to this, the company won the Award for TPM Excellence, Category A in 2008, the Award for Excellence in Consistent TPM Commitment in 2010, the Special Award for TPM Achievement in 2012, and the Advanced Special Award for TPM Achievement in 2017.
The Siam United Steel Co Ltd, a predecessor of NS-SUS, started the TPM activities in 2005. Since then, the company has undertaken its own maintenance work and has improved the level of planned maintenance and has raised the management level of maintenance work, so that there is participation by all employees corporate-wide. In 2012, it combined the TPM practice with the Toyota Production System to thoroughly reduce losses and improve production efficiency. Moreover, in 2018, the company launched the establishment of a sustainable business structure by further strengthening manufacturing and sales activities and incorporating new initiatives such as introducing Industry 4.0 technologies actively as well as carrying out previous activities.
Total Productive Maintenance program was developed by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. It is a corporate-wide maintenance program to be participated by all employees, from the top management to production workers, with the aim of building a company that pursues maximum efficiency in production system in keeping with the goal of no accidents, no defects, and no trouble.
Outline of NS-SUS
NS-Siam United Steel Co Ltd
Map Ta Phut, Rayong Province Thailand
Capital 13 billion baht
Nippon Steel Corporation 80.2%, Mitsui & Co Ltd 6.2%, Metal One Corporation 5.0%, Sumitomo Corporation 3.5%, Nippon Steel Trading Corporation 0.3%, Thai Tinplate Mfg Co Ltd 4.8%
Cold-rolled steel sheets 1 million tonnes per year
Hot-dip galvanized and galvannealed steel sheets: 360,000 tonnes per year
Number of employees approximately 1,080