Awards and Commendations from External Organizations

Awards received in FY2017 (in chronological order)

Award name Sponsor Detail
Awards from customers
Excellent Supplier Award 2016 (11th time) TTX Company (U.S.A.) Supply of high-end railway wheels for high-load-bearing freight cars with a long service life and excellent performance in load bearing and resistance to wear (NSSMC, Standard Steel)
Procurement Partners Forum 2017 Premier Partner Award (6th consecutive year) Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Delivery of eco-friendly, high-performance, low-carbon, non-lead free-cutting steel and surface-treatment steel sheets. Highly evaluated in terms of technology, quality, stable supply and the management attitude concerning environmental management (NSSMC)
Excellent Partners Meeting 2017 ECO-VC Gold Award (8th consecutive year) Panasonic Corporation Development of highly-corrosion-resistant coated sheets, adopted in outdoor units of air conditioners (NSSMC)
Diamond Supplier Award 2017 Navistar International Corporation (U.S.A.) Outstanding contribution of high-grade precision-machined crankshafts in quality, delivery, technology and cost (Nippon Steel and Sumikin Crankshaft)
Awards from governments and institutions
The Seventh Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award “Special Prize” Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Development of permanent magnet-type retarder as the auxiliary brake system on commercial-use trucks and buses (NSSMC)
The Second Award for Enterprises and Workplaces with Pleasant Working Enviroments and High Productivity “Award of Excellence” Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Achievement of high goals by team by visualizing happiness of individual workers, and understanding and helping each other, and improvement in productivity by manufacturing high-value-added products (Nittetsu Sumikin Kozai)
2017 ENAA Engineering Commendation Award Engineering Advancement Association of Japan Development of spherical sliding bearing (NS-SSR™) and its adoption in large-sized distribution warehouses (Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering)
The 43rd Outstanding Environmental Equipment Award “Chairman’s Award” The Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers High-efficiency industrial waste power generation boiler with shot cleaning equipment (Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering)
2017 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems “METI Minister’s Award” Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry Establishment of a resource recycling system by alloy iron melting furnaces, enabling recyling of the entire chrome resources (NSSMC)
The 35th IT Encouragement Award Japan Institute of Information Technology Use of advanced IT to visualize moving vessels in the domestic integrated optimization project of allocation of ships (NSSMC)
The 64th Okochi Memorial Production Grand Prize Okochi Memorial Foundation Development of eco-friendly high-productivity stainless steelmaking process (NSSMC)
2017 Advanced Special Award for TPM Achievement Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance All-participating initiatives to promote voluntary maintenance and enhance planned maintenance and management levels (NS-Siam United Steel)
Top 100 Global Innovator 2016 (6th consecutive year) Clarivate Analytics (U.S.A.) Selected as one of the top 100 innovative companies in the world based on the number of patents, global nature, etc. (NSSMC)

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