By Minako Kambara Suematsu
July 8th, 2015
Our factory in Cebu, Philippines just had the 20 th anniversary since its establishment. This Xiushan factory has 12 years of history so far. There are two “700 tons gantry cranes” which is the one of the biggest one out of three factories including Tsuneishi and Cebu. This is outstanding.
Zhoushan factory owns a marine crane as they do in Cebu factory.
The blocks and residences made in here are transported to Japan by a barge and become parts of new ships made in Tsuneishi factory. It was about to carry the residence block by the barge.
Experimental tank of ship-shaped development, which used to be in Japan, is now here. It is mandatory for the factory that keeps challenging to create new ships such as container ships and pushers.
A lovely photo session with factory manager Mr. Tanabe with work clothes on.
This “Xiu Ling Inn” is the residence for the Japanese staffs who are assigned to the Zhoushan factory. There is also a guesthouse in the hill and there are locally hired staffs that took a training at Bella Vista in Japan.
This is the view from the guesthouse. The shipyard is the innermost. The residence in the front is where local people who were forced to move due to a construct of the shipyard are now living.
Glocal Japan is also running local firms in this area. Although it still is a very small firm in terms of size, their tomatoes are highly evaluated in local markets and it is being delivered to the guesthouse in Xiushan.
Xiushan is very famous for the fact it has large number of islands. Also it is very famous for the clusters of ship building yards. A run down in Xiushan islands would give us a very similar feel as if we are running down Shimanami islands.
People may feel like as if they were in Tsuneishi when they come here.
We are proudly announcing the ability of Tusneishi Zhoushan factory that would delivery the same quality as they do in Japan.
I would like everyone to come here and to have the real feel of its dynamics where passion for monozukuri and collaborations are actually working out.