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Management Philosophy/Policy and Articles of Incorporation

Management Philosophy/Policy

By 1972, THK overcame considerable technical difficulties to develop a method of linear motion (LM) with rolling contact, becoming the world's first company to commercialize LM guides.

Linear motion with roller contact is considerably more efficient than sliding mechanisms, contributing to the rapid advancement of mechatronics equipment capabilities through more advanced functions, higher speeds and greater energy conservation. A wide range of industrial equipment requires linear motion, including machine tools, industrial robots and semiconductor production equipment. Compared with roller bearings, the market for LM guides is still young with high growth potential. With a well-established market demand and substantial market opportunities overseas, the LM guide market is expanding steadily year by year.THK is the leading manufacturer of LM guides and currently holds market shares of approximately 70% in Japan and more than 50% worldwide.

THK is also a company focused on creation and development, holding 726 patents in Japan and 1,551 patents overseas (as of December 31, 2023, including patent pending) Compared to bearings for rotary motion, which have a history of more than 100 years, linear motion systems were only developed recently. As a result, there are still unexplored markets overseas-mainly in emerging countries-as well as in Japan, and the potential demand for the LM Guide is enormous.

How do we respond to the growing demand, and how do we lead this growing market? THK is tackling these issues proactively. Following our business philosophy of "providing innovative products to the world and generating new trends to contribute to the creation of an affluent society," we will continue to contribute to the development of our customers around the world and to the creation of a prosperous society by providing technologies and products with even greater added value.

Management Principles


Articles of Incorporation

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