Osaka Solution Center is in Full-scale operation from June 2021
Value logistics, Future medical. Next-generation medical material distribution
“Smart Medical Solution”
In June 2021, the latest medical material distribution base "Osaka Solution Center (hereinafter, Osaka SC)" that creates innovation in medical distribution, which has been developed and prepared mainly by the group company, Konishi Medical Instrument Co., Ltd., has begun full-scale operation. Osaka SC project has been jointly developed by open innovation, which many manufacturers involve. It installed various industry-first solutions such as automated guided vehicles (AGV), automated warehouses, automated logistics equipment such as the latest motor rollers, and medical material management that makes full use of RFID technology. The Group has named this next-generation medical material distribution realized by Osaka SC as "Smart Medical Solution" and will provide comprehensive solutions for solving problems in the medical materials industry. Currently, Osaka SC is gradually expanding its operation to medical facilities mainly in the Kansai area, and in the future, we will further expand the field taking into consideration cooperation with the entire group. With the full-scale operation of Osaka SC, the Group will aim to further expand its business by differentiating our SPD business from others and strengthening its competitiveness in the Medical Supply business that the Group operates.
*SPD: *SPD(Supply Processing and Distribution)
Dedicated logistics system for flexible and smooth management of consumables in medical institutions by centralizing/outsourcing logistics management including supply/stock management/processing of materials.
Major features of Osaka Solution Center
Weighable from a single plaster! Industry's first automatic packaging machine
Automatic packing machine that has advanced technology measuring from a single plaster enables significantly to reduce labor and improve efficiency. In addition, it prevents the risk of mistakes by performing weight inspection and arrival registration at the same time when packaging.
High precision inventory management by 24-hour continuous inventory management on RFID shelves
For the first time in the industry, RFID tags are attached to all medical materials with divided units in Osaka SC. Management of these medical materials on inventory shelves equipped with RFID reading function enables 24-hour inventory counting. With this system, it improves the accuracy of inventory management, prevents shipping mistakes, and realizes more accurate medical material supply.
The latest automatic logistics equipment that enables high productivity.
Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) and an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) improve productivity of conventional picking work. In addition, the industry's first RFID-compatible AMR not only guides the staff to the picking location, but also has the function of instantly recognizing the picked medical material. With these technologies, anyone can easily perform picking work without mistakes.
Keep medical materials clean. Antiviral spray system
Introducing the antiviral liquid spray system, which is the first attempt in the logistics industry, we will always keep medical materials clean in both with corona and after corona crisis.
Osaka Heavy Ion Therapy Center has treated a total of approximately 1,200 patients
Contributing to cancer treatment for many patients while receiving the influence of avoidance of consultation due to COVID-19
Osaka Heavy Ion Therapy Center, which is the pillar of the fifth business area "Healthcare Service business", has treated a total of approximately 1,200 cancer patients from the start of the treatment in October 2018 to the present. This facility is the first privately-owned and -operated facility in Japan and has a great ripple effect on group businesses such as collaboration with medical institutions, collaboration with leading engineering companies in Japan, and acceptance of inspection teams from overseas. As the coverage of public medical insurance has expanded, the opportunities for more cancer patients to receive heavy ion therapy are increasing. The Group will continue to raise awareness for heavy ion therapy, which is the most advanced cancer treatment, and provide optimal treatment opportunities to all who need cancer treatment.
Accelerate the development of new business area “KKB”
Kankyo (environment)・Kansen (infection control)・Bosai (disaster prevention)
Strengthening response to important social issues that have been truly recognized by the spread of COVID-19
The Group has specialized in the fields of "Medical", "Health", "Welfare", "Nursing", and "Service", but each field is expanding its base and becoming more complex. In addition, in carrying out the group mission of "Creating an environment for medical professionals", issues that need to be addressed in the future are becoming apparent such as the spread of COVID-19 and the situation in Japan that many disasters occur. Under these circumstances, the Group is building a KKB business as our new business to solve those problems including disaster prevention that society faces. In the current fiscal year, we developed and provided fever outpatient units and simplified infection-control booth for medical institutions as a countermeasure against COVID-19, and actively promoted the sales of PB products such as the new series of "Airness" and "SHIP mask". Furthermore, we will aim to create a "medical" x "disaster prevention" industry in partnership with ONETABLE Inc., which develops disaster prevention solution business.
Through these businesses, the Group will contribute to a sustainable society and aim for long-term growth of the Group.
Executed a two-for-one common stock split, effective on April 1, 2021.
The Company executed a two-for-one common stock split, effective on April 1, 2021 for the purpose of creating an environment that makes it easier for investors to invest, expand the investor base, and improve the liquidity of the Company's shares by reducing the stock price per investment unit.
Stock split overview
|Record date||Wednesday, March 31, 2021|
|Effective date||Thursday, April 1, 2021|
|Total number of shares issued before the stock split||50,834,700|
|Total number of shares issued after the stock split||101,669,400|