代表取締役社長 伊藤秀典 CEOHidenori Ito The new coronavirus, which was first discovered in Wuhan, China, is still affecting countries all over the world about two years later. The impact of the virus has been felt in various fields, but for our company, which mainly produces MHE (material handling equipment) products, we are receiving more and more orders that indicate a turning point in the industry. It is no exaggeration to say that the world is being transformed as fast as, or even faster than, the singularity of 2045 predicted by Kurz Weil. It is no exaggeration to say that we are transforming the world as fast as or even faster than the Singularity in 45. So, if you ask me whether a system like Skynet in the movie "Terminator" will be born or not, I think it is safe to say that it will not be born as long as the conditions are met. What are the conditions? It is the simple and clear idea that the creator of the machine must always think about the people who will use the machine and how the machine will make them happy.
Kazuo Inamori describes the formula for success in life as follows.

Formula for success in life
= way of thinking x enthusiasm x ability

I believe that way of thinking = philosophy. How I, the creator of a machine, can be close to the people who use it determines whether the machine will be safe and productive, and whether the products produced by the machine will make people happy. That is why we at Ogawa Materials Handling want to place importance on our philosophy. Last year, we celebrated our 45th anniversary, and the 47th term will start next month in March, but there are many young members and we still have a long way to go. I always say, "A strong desire will always come true," and with that in mind, we will continue to develop and progress every moment of every day, considering the status quo to be a decline. I look forward to working with you again this year.

January 2022