Several times a year, Topy's Toyohashi Factory is involved in environmental conservation activities in the area surrounding the factory. Seventy factory employees participated in the first conservation activities conducted on May 30, 2013 and November 8, 2013. They were assigned into four groups to clean the shoreline in front of the guard station, the outside area of the south gate, the shoreline of the north wharf, and the east shoreline over the course of about one hour, and succeeded in collecting a large quantity of driftwood and other objects.
First of all, we at the Topy Industries Group would like to offer our sincere condolences to the people and their families who have been affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.The Topy Industries Group has made monetary donations to the disaster stricken areas to assist in their recovery and restoration. Topy's directors and employees have participated in the fundraising campaign and donated to the Fukushima Prefectural Government, as Topy has long maintained a close relationship with Fukushima Prefecture as a sponsor of the Japan-US Intercollegiate Golf Tournament held annually at the golf course of one of Topy's affiliated companies located in Fukushima. In addition, the autonomous group members from Topy's Toyohashi Factory and the representatives of its sub-contractors offered a part of their membership dues to the pertinent organizations in the suffering areas through the Toyohashi Charity Bank.
On November 7, 2012, a factory-wide joint fire evacuation drill took place at the Toyohashi Factory with participants from each department and its subcontractors. A total of 450 participants partook in the drill from initial evacuation, roll-call and reporting to the emergency headquarters to secondary evacuation as instructed by the emergency headquarters.
The fire prevention efforts at the Toyohashi Factory have received high evaluation from the local community. Our in-house firefighting team came in 1st place in the indoor fire extinguisher category at the 47th Hose Spray Competition held on the Toyohashi Ground of Nitto Denko Corp., in Nakahara, Toyohashi City on November 2, 2013.
The Ayase Factory has been participating every year in the initial firefighting competition organized by the Ayase Firefighting Association.
The competition is designed to allow participants to gain effective firefighting skills. For the 26th competition, held in 2012, a total of 84 participants from 32 teams representing 18 local business sites participated in the fire extinguisher and indoor fire extinguisher competitions. Topy's Ayase team performed well, demonstrating the culmination of their routine training, and won the highest award and the best operator award in the men's fire extinguisher category.
In December 2012, the Science Division received a letter of gratitude from the Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated, appreciating the contribution by Topy's survey robot "Survey Runner™" toward site inspection work at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Going forward, Topy will continue to develop useful robots for practical applications.
Topy operates the large-scale shopping center Topy-Rec Plaza in Koto Ward, Tokyo. The Koto Ward Office solicits the conclusion of security agreements with companies which have business facilities in the Koto Ward in preparation for possible future floods or tsunamis.Topy-Rec, Ltd. has concluded an agreement with the Koto Ward Office, promising to offer its facilities as an initial evacuation facility. In the event of a natural disaster, the company is expected to provide anti-disaster measures in collaboration with the ward office.
Topy's Ayase Factory regularly offers factory tours to pupils of elementary schools in the vicinity of the factory. On January 16, 2014, the factory welcomed 57 fifth-grade pupils from Ryohoku Elementary School and factory staff in charge of safety gave a guided tour through the production process.
The children were surprised at the vast site of the factory and their eyes widened in excitement upon seeing the wheel production lines and having the opportunity to touch truck and bus wheels. At the end of the tour, they posed for a class photo in front of an SGOR® ultra-large diameter wheel for mining trucks and expressed their wonder at its huge size.