ARO accelerates business in Japan with long-established partner Aichi Sangyo

3-day joint technical seminar follows opening of Aichi's new Tokyo showroom

ARO and long-term Japanese partner Aichi Sangyo recently held their first ever technical seminar for customers following the opening of a new showroom at Aichi headquarters in central Tokyo.

The 3-day seminar attracted 97 attendees from Japanese OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and highlighted the benefits of their long-established partnership in providing Japanese customers with the best available technology and service in the area of resistance welding.

Four technical sessions enabled a close-up look at the state-of-the-art ARO welding technology in the showroom. The sessions demonstrated aluminium welding, robotic welding with and without glue; robotic welding of High Strength Steel (HSS) and Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS); manual adaptive welding of HSS/UHSS and welding of HSS/UHSS with the Ergoweld mobile repair unit.

The seminar also featured presentations by Mr Iyota of the Osaka Institute of Technology on ‘The Strength of Resistance Spot Welding for Hot Stamped Steel in the Automotive Industry’, and Mr Suzuki of Kobe Steel whose topic was ‘Aluminium and HSS Welding in the Automotive Industry’.

Jean Yves-David, President, ARO Technologies: “As leaders in resistance welding technology, the ARO brand continues to grow around the world. Our long-established partnership with Aichi Sangyo and the subsequent opening of the new Tokyo show room, demonstrates our commitment to the Japanese manufacturing sectors to bring state-of-the-art technologies and a proven track record in welding solutions".

Other events are now in preparation and the Tokyo showroom is permanently available for demonstrations and tests.

For further information email : T +33 2 43 44 74 00 or contact your local ARO office.

Aichi SangyoTokyo head office

ARO Robotic 3G Welding Gun

About Aichi Sangyo

Aichi Sangyo is an engineering company providing technologies to major manufacturers in the automobile, shipbuilding, nuclear power and the Japanese manufacturing industries.

Established in 1937, the company today focuses on welding technology, metallurgy technology and machine tool related products. As well as importing the world's most advanced technologies, Aichi Sangyo develop, design and manufacture their own products. The business relationship with ARO dates back to 1967 when Aichi Sangyo began importing resistance welding equipment from ARO.

About ARO

ARO is widely regarded as the world leader in resistance welding to the automotive and other industries. The ARO group is headquartered near Le Mans, in France with regional offices in the Americas, Europe, China and Asia. The company employs over 500 people and was founded in 1949, becoming part of the German engineering group IWKA, until acquired by Langley Holdings plc, the engineering group owned by British industrialist, Tony Langley.