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Global Group Company:ESC

ESC
Engineered Sintered Components Company
Yoshinori Kawabata
Yoshinori Kawabata
ESC

Report from ESC, U.S., a manufacture and sales base of a wide range of automotive sintered products

Engineered Sintered Components Company
Company Profile
Company Name
 
Engineered Sintered Components Company
Established
 
February 1989
Business
 
Manufacture and sales of sintered components
Representative
 
Ryuichiro Goto

Engineered Sintered Components Company (ESC) was established in 1989 as a manufacturing and sales base of sintered products in North America, and it is marking its 27th anniversary this year. We mainly supply sintered components for automotive engine transmissions to a wide variety of customers. In 2015, our sister company Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (SEMX) was founded in Mexico. While serving as the mother plant and providing support for SEMX, we will enhance the presence of the Sumitomo Electric Group in North and Central America.

ESC has a plant in Troutman, located in southwest North Carolina. Since the establishment of the company in 1989, we have been increasing our sales in step with an increase in the variety of items that we manufacture for automobiles. In 2002, in order to respond to an increased production volume of variable valve timing (VVT) parts and other machine-processed products, we established a joint venture in cooperation with Akita Atsumi Kogyo Co., Ltd., which specializes in machine processing. Thus, we respond to changes in demand trends, thereby achieving continuous development and growth.

I was transferred to ESC in January 2010. As an accounting and sales supervisor, I work mainly on establishing business plans, managing the company’s profits and losses, and obtaining orders for new products.

Although I am sometimes confused by the differences in work styles, mindsets, and customs, all the ESC staff members are very positive, and once they understand the purpose of their operations, they push ahead with these operations very powerfully. Accordingly, I always try to give them clear explanations and to ensure effective communication.

Profiles of Local Staff Members

Dee Pisauro

Dee Pisauro

I’m Dee Pisauro, a controller. I worked for ESC for four years from 1993 to 1997, and have been working here since 2006 to this day. Over these periods I have experienced not only the company’s rises and slumps, but also the company’s development and change.

I believe that the quality of one’s work is judged fully after he or she leaves the workplace. To ensure that ESC can continue its operations into the future, I will continue to work on the establishment and improvement of our business structures.

Josh Smith

Josh Smith

I’m Josh Smith, a quality assurance engineer. I’ve been working for ESC since I graduated from university in August 2013.

For the past two and a half years, I’ve learned a lot about the manufacturing process and quality from well-experienced leaders. In addition, I’ve been blessed with many opportunities to directly check the application of our products as automobiles parts through my visits to various customers.

I would like to further develop myself and contribute to the growth of ESC.

Places of Interest

North Carolina Renowned for the Wright Brothers’ First Flight

The State of North Carolina is renowned as the place where the Wright brothers succeeded in carrying out the first powered flight. A model of the plane used for the first flight is exhibited at a local airport.

Meanwhile, the state has a pleasant climate, and there are many days with bright blue skies. In autumn, a balloon festival is held, and hot-air balloons in various colors are released into the blue sky.

Model of the airplane used by the Wright brothers for the first flight (displayed at an airport)
Model of the airplane used by the Wright brothers for the first flight (displayed at an airport)
Balloon festival
Balloon festival

A Wide Variety of Entertainment Options

Street in Charlotte
Street in Charlotte

Located 35 miles south of ESC, Charlotte is the largest city in the State of North Carolina, and is placed high in the ranking of livable cities in the U.S.

Boasting a wide variety of entertainment options, the city serves as the home of two teams active in the four major sports played in the U.S.: the Carolina Panthers of the NFL and the Charlotte Hornets, whose owner is Michael Jordan, of the NBA. In 2015, the Carolina Panthers competed in the Super Bowl, the championship of the professional American football league.

Eating Chicken Wings Makes You Feel as if You Were an American!

I guess many people feel that hamburgers are a typical American food. Actually, there are many hamburger shops in this city, but chicken wings seasoned with teriyaki sauce or other flavors are also popular as a local specialty.

If you eat chicken wings dipped in a lot of dressing, it may make you feel like an American!

Chicken wings
Chicken wings
Hamburgers
Hamburgers

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