Results of Participation in Aichi Skills Olympics

December 10, 2019

Two employees from Gigaphoton participated in the “57th National Skills Olympics (Aichi Skills Olympics/Abilympics 2019)” held in Aichi Prefecture from November 15 to 18, 2019. They accomplished the feat of a double win in the “Factory Electric Equipment” category with a bronze medal and Fighting Spirit Prize for the second consecutive year. Our company has won the bronze medal for the third straight year.

     Bronze medal winner: Shunta Kazamaki from the Manufacturing Education Section, Production Division.
     Fighting Spirit Prize winner: Haruki Omori from the Manufacturing Education Section, Production Division.
     Mr. Kazamaki participated for the second time and won the Bronze medal following last year. Mr. Omori participated for the first time and won the Fighting Spirit Prize.

The level of the “Factory Electric Equipment” category, where listed companies from across Japan send strong participants, is increasing every year. The number of participants this year was 19, which was more than last year. Gigaphoton was able to obtain the results with such tough competition, and this is proof that our senior employees, including Chief Engineer Ajima of the Manufacturing Education Section and former participant Fukuda, gave proper instructions and transferred the technology which the current participants acquired by studying diligently.

President Katsumi Uranaka said the following. “I am very pleased that the prizes won by our employees are a result of the technical capabilities fostered by Gigaphoton and acquired by the younger generation. Gigaphoton established a technical training center ‘Gino Juku’ in 2007 and was working on improving skills. With the expansion of the center during the construction of a new building in 2017, we have further increased our focus on training. We will provide industry-leading technologies and quality products, and continue contributing to our customers.”

Participant Omori (left) and Kazamaki after the award ceremony



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