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Special FeatureAisin Group Network Magazine October, 2019 No.11 Aisin Responds to CASE Deadline: December 26 Click here for the questionnaire site https://www.aisin.co.jp/helloworld/index_us.php A drawing will be held and 50 people will receive prizes! Fill Out a Questionnaire and Get a Gift!! Hello World Original Hand Towel!

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[Special Feature]

Aisin Group Network Magazine October , 2019 No.11

Aisin Responds to CASE

Vol.07

NEWSClose Up!New System to Accelerate Efforts to Reach SDGs StartedNew System to Accelerate Efforts to Reach SDGs Started

Currently, KPIs and long-term targets are being studied by each function in order to solve the seven priority issues and achieve the goals. We will incorporate these efforts into the activities of the entire Group and promote initiatives. While disseminating information on these initiatives to stakeholders, we will also actively promote understanding throughout the Group so that each company member is aware of and understands the priority issues and is able to apply them to their work after absorbing them as if they were their own.

What are the plans for the new system

What's the aim of establishing the "Sustainability Conference" and "Sustainability Promotion Group"?

In order to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society, the Group's overall strategy, long-term goals and KPIs (key performance indicators) that meet social demands from a medium- to long-term perspective are essential. In order to determine and develop them, and to implement PDCA cycles, we will establish a new “Sustainability Conference” and already establishied “Sustainability Promotion Group” as a full-time promotion organization.

In May 2019, the Aisin Group selected seven priority issues to focus on to achieve the SDGs (SustainableDevelopment Goals) adopted by the United Nations. We are planning to establish a "Sustainability Conference" to accelerate the efforts to solve the priority issues. Along with this, we established the "Sustainability Promotion Group" within the Corporate Planning Dept. of Aisin Seiki on October 1st.

Study Session to Learn SDGs with a Card GameIn the game, small teams promoted different project activities using given money and time. In the end, the participants created the world of 2030 with a balance of "Economy", "Environment" and "Society." In the middle of the game, participants would jeopardize the world if the economy became strong due to the achievement of certain project, but as a result, the world environment suffered. Game participants realized the necessity of balanced development and began to help each other beyond the team to move towards the realization of a sustainable society. They learned the essence of SDGs and deepened their understanding while enjoying the game.

[Full-time organization]

Cross-functional activity

Sustainability Promotion System

[Management system]

Business Ethics Committee

Safety and Health Committee

Environmental Committee

Risk Management Committee

Sustainability Conference (to be established)

Research & External Affairs Group

Regional Strategy Group

Consolidation Management Group

Corporate Management Group

Sustainability Promotion Group (New)

Corporate Planning Dept.

Aisin-Group Corporate Planning Headquarter

Executive Support Group

TOPICS

In this section, we dig deeper into some hot news stories about the Aisin Group! In-depth commentary answers your questions about what our Group is currently up to.

~ "Sustainability Promotion Group" was established ~

Participants exchanged ideas beyond the team limitations

Cards used in the game

Deadline: December 26

Click here for the questionnaire site

https://www.aisin.co.jp/helloworld/index_us.php

A drawing will be held and 50 people will receive prizes!Fill Out a Questionnaire and Get a Gift!!

Hello World Original Hand Towel!■Please follow confidentiality rules when using the two-dimensional bar codes.

Aisin Group Network Magazine “HELLO WORLD” No.11 (October, 2019)Published by: HELLO WORLD Production CommitteeContact information: Public Affairs Dept., Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. 2-1 Asahi-machi, Kariya, Aichi, 448-8650, Japan TEL +81-566-24-8233

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Feature

CASECASE is an acronym for four keywords that indicate the future of the automotive industry: "C" for Connected, "A" for Autonomous, "S" for Shared / Service, and "E" for Electric.The culture surrounding motor vehicles is changing dramatically, and we are seeing a shift from cars as something people “own” to something they “use.” The auto industry needs to join in development of mobility services that allow all people to move freely, such as car share and ride share services.

Aisin Responds to

Competition for CASE in the automobile industry

has been intensified. What efforts are being carried

out by the Aisin Group to win this competition?

What is required for the Group members?

What is CASE?What is

Message from President Ise

Let's create new value with each individual's challenge.

Kiyotaka Ise / President of Aisin Seiki

Solving social issues through CASE initiativesIn the automotive industry, fierce competition for development of CASE is taking place, with the entry of companies from different industries. In addition, the progress of technological development related to CASE will lead to solving the social issues aimed at by the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) such as prevention of global warming and reduction of traffic accidents. We also need to strengthen product development in response to CASE for the sustainable growth of Aisin Group and the realization of a sustainable society.

Aisin's approach to the CASE areasE (Electric) is the main area for Aisin Group to focus on with CASE. We will strengthen development based on the knowledge of electrification that Group companies have accumulated so far, including Aisin AW's HV transmissions, Aisin Seiki's electric pumps, and ADVICS electronically controlled brakes.In other areas, activities such as world's first automated parking assistance technologies and car sharing services are steadily producing results. We expect these to become core products that support our growth.On the other hand, for advancing the development of CASE products which require enormous amounts of

resources, we have to accelerate reforms in various fields such as scrapping uncompetitive businesses and building a lean management base by shifting from spin-off to group management, etc.

Reform by each member will be a substantial force.I have said continuously that I want each one of the Aisin Group's 120,000 members to advance "scrap & build" individually. Scrap & build of business is the reform which we, executives, should advance with leadership. In the meantime, I hope each one of you asks yourself "are there any other ways?" without assuming your ways of doing business in the past were right and to drastically change your work through challenges. I would like you to make full use of IT and create new value and products. Under these circumstances, young engineers from five Group companies started new projects in the areas of C (Connected) and S (Shared/Service) (refer to Page 7). This is a new effort that goes beyond the existing framework of companies or departments. I look forward to seeing many new initiatives like this in the future.

Solving social issues through CASE initiatives

Aisin's approach to the CASE areas

Reform by each member will be a substantial force.

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Feature

[Forecast of Electric Products Percentage in Powertrain Units]

Electric units (ATs) Motors

Responding to with ConcertedGrou p Wide Efforts

Aisin Responds to CASE

CASEElectric (E) is the Aisin Group's strength in challenging CASE areas. After making use of past results and experiences, we will respond to Electrification not only with transmissions, but with a broad range of the Group wide products.

CASE has produced positive results in various

fields, such as those based on many years of

experience and those from new technologies

and ideas. We are also working to strengthen

the Group's development capabilities to

further accelerate development.

We will actively introduce a broad range of Electric products to respond to customers' diversified Electric needs. By 2023, we plan to expand Electric percentage in powertrain units, like transmissions, up to 20%.

The Aisin Group began production of HEV systems for Ford in 2004, and since then has been launching many electrified products. Taking advantage of this experience and know-how, we will lead the electrification movement.

Reform of proucts lineup to respond to Electric

Total production volume of Electric products

Volume since 2004 Volume since 2008

HV dampers Electric pumps

Volume since 2010 Volume since 2010

The Aisin Group has not only developed powertrain units

but a broad range of products and systems and is responding

to various automobile manufacturers' needs.

Approx. million units3.7

Approx. million units10.9

Approx. million units7

Approx. million units36.1

lectricE

5.0% 6.0% 9.0%20.0%

15UP %

2018 2019

(10,000 units/year)

2021 2023

999 9851,3001,150

Percentage of Electric ProductsVolume of Electric Products

Electric Products Lineup Responding to a Broad Range of Areas

Powertrain

Chassis & Vehicle Safety System

Body

BodyChassis & Vehicle Safety SystemPower t ra in eAxleThe transaxle, motor and inverter, the three key components indispensable for the powertrain of Electric vehicles are integrated into one package.

Electric water pump for auxiliary equipmentThe integrated motor and pump are both highly efficient and optimized to reduce size and weight, and achieve a wide range of flow control by expanding the rotation operating range.

Flow shutting valveTwo types of valves, 2-way and 3-way, control the stoppage and flow of coolant. They also switch the coolant channels to realize the optimum temperature control path according to the conditions.

eAxle

Electric water pump for auxiliary equipment

Flow shutting valve

Cooperative regenerative brake systemThis system coordinates control with the regenerative brake and provides hydraulic control according to the change of regenerative braking force. Brake by wire composition realizes the balance of the maximum regenerative efficiency and proper brake feel.

Electric parking brakeThe electrified parking brake can be operated and released with a single switch, providing comfortable operation. This also prevents forgetting to lock or unlock the brake by combining it with accelerator operation.

Shift by wire actuatorActuator that makes shifting operation electric. High accuracy motor control realizes high response P → D shift changes.

Cooperative regenerative brake systemThis system coordinates control with the regenerative brake and provides hydraulic control according to the change of regenerative braking force. Brake by wire composition realizes the balance of the maximum regenerative efficiency and proper brake feel.

Electric parking brakeThe electrified parking brake can be operated and released with a single switch, providing comfortable operation. This also prevents forgetting to lock or unlock the brake by combining it with accelerator operation.

Shift by wire actuator

EV aluminum battery frameThe battery is placed in this frame under the floor. The frame contributes to efficient cooling and warming during charge and discharge. The coolant circulating mechanism in the frame keeps the battery at optimal temperatures.

Grille shutterThe shutter in front of the radiator controls the flow of air into the grille by opening and closing fins and increases vehicle aerodynamics and thermal efficiency.

Floor for EVAn aluminum frame that forms the vehicle floor. In order to protect the battery, materials and construction methods that efficiently absorb collision energy at side impact are utilized, contributing to the weight reduction of the vehicle.

EV aluminum battery frame

Grille shutter

Floor for EVAn aluminum frame that forms the vehicle floor. In order to protect the battery, materials and construction methods that efficiently absorb collision energy at side impact are utilized, contributing to the weight reduction of the vehicle.

EV aluminum battery frame

Electric parking brake

Shift by wire actuator

Cooperative regenerative brake system

Flow shutting valve

Electric water pump for auxiliary equipment

eAxle

Floor for EV

Grille shutter

from 2018

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Feature

Realize autonomous parking with only a smartphone through vehicle control and infrastructure coordination. We are conducting ver i f ica t ion tes ts towards ear ly market introduction.We have conducted verification tests at private parking lots since 2018. At tests held in December, we confirmed that this system safely worked in four parking situations which could cause operational problems. Also we conducted a verification test in case of car sharing in September 2019.

Issues

[Things to realize]Society・Free and comfortable movement・Revitalization of local communities by the expansion of mobility range・Society connecting people and automobiles・Services meeting diverse needs

People

Member's voice

To realize our vision, we listen to people in various industries, domestic and abroad, and are trying to create and destroy business models every day. Though only a few months have passed since the start, we could find partners in other industries who support our business models. We are quickly developing and aiming for prompt start of verification tests and development of new markets.

We hope to realize a new world-class business model by synergizing all five Group companies!

Shogo Kimura, Team Leader (from Aisin Seiki)

Aisin Responds to CASE

A project named "MaaS※1 Incubation Team" was started to create new business plans that are not constrained by existing products and businesses in order to advance “innovation to our corporate structure that supports CASE”. We selected young members, in their 30s, from five Group companies※2, who are proactive in creating new businesses. We aim to provide products and services that meet the potential needs of customers by making use of our manufacturing technology. Based on the idea of “Do first,” we will continue to inherit the “power” of creating business from scratch by continuously taking on challenges.

Promoting the value of mobility and challenging conventional conceptsYoung Staff Members Initiate New Business

Depopulation

Urbanization

Declining birthrate and aging population

Physically challenged

Logistically challenged

Need diversification

Autonomous Valet Parking

Allows for accident free parking

Cameras equipped in the parking facility detect a pedestrian and when a collision risk is high, the vehicle stops automatically.

When the facilities cameras detect the priority vehcle approaching, the test vehicle stops at the intersection receiving commands from the camera. After the priority vehicle passes, the test vehicle starts to move.

Members of MaaS Incubation TeamThe test vehicle stops when it calculates the other vehicle's moving direction and detects its parking operaton. After the other vehicle completes the parking operation, the test vehicle starts to move.

The test vehicle updates the course to secure enough passing space. After the other vehicle passes, the test vehicle starts to move.

※ Android version will be released soon.

※ Displayed image is of the latest version released in early November.

LINE Car Navigation Application

Navigation APP. allowing a safer and more convenient car lifeUsing SDL (Smart Device Link) that links the in-vehicle display and a smartphone, maps can be shown on the vehicle display and used for car navigation. It is supported in the new Corolla released in September.

Connecting with car display

Aisin AW developed this free AI car navigation application jointly with Toyota Motor and LINE. This application connects with "Clova," LINE's AI assistant, and "search and setting of destination" is enabled by voice operation, even while driving.Expressway and toll road information※ on the map is updated around every 10 days on average. You can enjoy comfortable driving. ※ Local road information will be updated after collecting and preparing the data.

Chauffeur Service Application

New business aimed at eliminating drunk-drivingThis is the Japan's first chauffeur service appl ica t ion wi th reservat ion funct ion developed to eliminate drunk-driving. When you need the service promptly, you can search for a chauffeured car to come in the shortest time from a number of cars. The application also offers an estimated fare. Prior to releasing all over Japan, test roll out has begun in the Kariya and Anjo areas of Aichi.

Approching pedestrian in a parking lot

Intersection where other vehicle has priority

Stop while other vehicles are coming in or going out of the parking lot

Passing each other of the vehicles

Free iPhone application download

Connected to vehicle display

Free download

Available for android 5.0 and above

※1: MaaS is explained in "Key Terms" on Page 8. ※2: Aisin Seiki, Aisin Takaoka, Aisin Chemical, Aisin AW, Advics

Available for iOS11.0 and above

The application is only available in Japanese.

The application is only available in Japanese.

【Main characteristics】

utonomousA

onnectedC hared / ServiceS Search for cars that can respond promptly and receive

a fare estimate

Search availability and make reservations.

Confirm vehicle location

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Massive new rivals entering the automotive field via the CASE revolution

GAFA

New service in which people with a common purpose and/or destination share rides

Ride Sharing

MaaS

GAFA is an acronym collectively referring to the four global IT giants Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. In recent years, they have been expanding their business domains beyond IT and making active efforts to enter the automobile industry. They are promoting development in the autonomous driving field in particular. Another acronym, BATH, refers to Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and Huawei, the Chinese IT titans that have also entered the industry. The struggle to survive and thrive in the new world of CASE is intensifying.

Companies from different industries are making moves into the auto industry in Japan as well. In Electric, an area of strength for the Aisin Group, the motor manufacturer Nidec has entered the automobile industry in earnest, developing a motor for vehicles and emerging as a powerful competitor. A number of other non-auto industry companies have entered the field as well, and fierce competition is sure to continue.

A service that connects car owners with those who want a ride. Although it is still not popular in Japan, it is increasingly used in Europe and the US for reasons such as low cost, environmental conservation, and reduction of traffic congestion. There are widely varied modes of carpooling through the use of apps, etc. to search for others whose needs or conditions match one's own. Users pay for gasoline and highway tolls in return for rides to their destinations, as well as utilizing paid-service platforms such as Uber, etc.

MaaS stands for "Mobility as a Service," and represents a new and growing concept that considers modes of transportation as something people "use" rather than "own." In the future, ICT (information and communication technology) will be used to create platforms that integrate all aspects of transit into a single service available to the public. For example, it will be possible to reserve, pay for, and utilize forms of transit such as trains, buses, taxis and also airplanes with a single smartphone application.

“Choisoko” is a ride-sharing service that picks up and drops off elderly passengers. In addition to offering mobility to elderly people who have difficulty shopping or going to the hospital on their own, it helps them to maintain and improve their lifestyle by going out more often. It is attracting attention from all over the country as a new business model for an aging society. In addition, we have launched a new "chauffeur reservation service.” Aisin is moving decisively in new business areas.

The AISIN Group is actively pursuing initiatives to adapt to a MaaS society. We have developed the "i-mobility TYPE-C" concept car and exhibited it at trade shows. It is equipped with smart swing door, welcome entry seat, and emotion prediction functions. Moving forward, we will continue to provide even more comfortable, secure & safe, and high-quality transportation offerings.

"Choisoko" ride-sharing service

GAFA, the four US IT giants

"i-mobility TYPE-C," exhibited at CES2019

Key termsUnderstand today’s world! 03

No. In this series, we introduce and explain terms you are likely to see and hear in the news

in the context of the Aisin Group.

The third article features key terms connected with CASE. Read this in conjunction with

this issue's special feature, and make sure to understand the words.

A new concept viewing mobility of people and goods as a service

What the Aisin Group is doing

What the Aisin Group is doing

What the Aisin Group is doing

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October, 2019October, 2019

GROUP NEWSNEWS In this section, we present some

of the activities of the Aisin Group

companies around the world.

Aisin AW was presented with the Best Supplier Award in the powertrain category at FCA Latam Supplier Conference in Brazil. We were highly commended for our AT quality and flexible delivery system.

Aisin Kiko has commenced production of parts for the small torque capacity CVT “X-037." This transmission is installed in the Toyota Vitz and the Suzuki Alto, Hustler and Wagon R. The production line incorporates new automation technology to reduce cycle time.

Aisin Software Co., Ltd.-inaugurated by merging Aisin comCruise and AW Software- held a management integration ceremony at its headquarters in Kariya, Aichi Prefecture on October 1st. The new company will continue to develop software for electric, intelligent and connected vehicles.

Production of Parts Started for Small Torque Capacity CVT8/5

ADVICS has expanded its Handa plant with the aim of strengthening the production structure for control brake products. Demand for these products are expected to increase as vehicle electrification and automated driving are advancing. A truck lane, usually only on the first floor, was also installed on the second f loor, e l i m i n a t i n g concerns with upstream and d o w n s t r e a m logistics within the plant and i m p r o v i n g l o g i s t i c a l efficiency.

Brake Plant Expansion Completed7/17

10/1

The ceremony marking completion of the first CVT ADVICS Handa plant newly expanded

An exhibition was held in the Aisin Seiki Head Office region, for the purpose of YOKOTEN (lateral deployment) of "karakuri (mechanical)" improvement case studies. About 3,300 visitors over three days viewed the 47 exhibits presented by 11 Aisin Group companies and affiliates from Japan and overseas. There was a lively exchange of opinions and questions among visitors, who deepened their knowledge of the improvement case studies. A popularity contest was also held, and the Aisin Seiki Handa Plant exhibit received the Grand Prize.

Held Aisin Group "Karakuri" Improvements Exhibition 2019

7/23-25

The Aisin Group participated in the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019, held in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition to our "eAxle" electric drive module, we exhibited products for electric vehicles such as the "regenerative brake system" and "aluminum battery frame" for the first time as a single integrated "Aisin EV System."

Exhibiting at Frankfurt Motor Show 2019

Two Group Companies Receiving Supplier Awards from FCA

9/10-22

9/17-19

New AT Company Established in Cibolo, Texas9/18

Aisin AW disclosed that its new plant in the United States announced in April 2019 will be built in Cibolo, Texas. A new company, AW Texas, Inc., will produce automatic transmissions locally, with the start of production scheduled for September 2021. The plan calls for capital investment of up to US $400 million over the next five years and hiring of approximately 900 new personnel.

The Aisin Group booth bustling with visitors

Commemorative photo at the ceremony

Aisin AW Managing Director, Mr. Morimoto (second from right) accepting the award.

Test-ride Event Held for Analysts and Media at Toyokoro Proving GroundA test-ride event was staged for the benefit of securities analysts and newspaper and automobile magazine reporters in order to promote the Aisin Group's CASE initiatives focused on vehicle electrification. The event featured vehicles equipped with our newly developed “eAxle” electric drive unit series and mass-produced ARS* system. In addition to a presentation on CASE-supporting technologies, the related products were exhibited.*ARS stands for Active Rear Steer. This steering system controls the rear wheels to improve turning performance and stability at high speed running.

"Best Supplier Award" from FCA LATAM6/13 Excellent Supplier Award from FCA NAFTA7/15

Aisin Drivetrain received an Excellent Supplier Award from FCA Nafta for our contributions in launching the RAM HD3500 truck in 2019. In addit ion, we were cert i f ied as an excel lent transmission supplier.

Related members posing for a commemorative photo

Aisin Software Held Management Integration Ceremony

10 11

Aisin Seiki President Ise (far right) observes Grand Prize winning exhibit.

A presentation outlining CASE initiatives

Test-ride vehicles equipped with the latest Aisin Group technologies Explaining Aisin Group products to attendees

Area of plant expansion

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Toyota Changzhou

Aisin Chemical was incorporated in 1952 as Oohama Mishin Co., Ltd. a sewing machine manufacturing and sales company. Soon after, the company entered the automotive field, beginning with painting for motorcycle parts. As the Aisin Group's only chemical manufacturer, we are developing and manufacturing chemical products, friction materials, and plastic parts for automobiles, and are constantly striving to contribute to the security and comfort of users.

ADVICS Changzhou Administration was established as an ADVICS development and sales base in China. Since its establishment in June 2011, the technology and sales departments have worked together to secure orders from Chinese customers through technical exchange. Moving forward, we will

continue with short-term training programs for local Chinese members in order to expand our business and development capabilities.

P R O F I L E

Address: Wujin District, Changzhou, JiangsuBusiness: Development and sales of brake systemsEstablished: June, 2011Employees: 72Main products: Master cylinders, boosters, calipers, pads, discs, ABS, ESC, cooperative regenerative brake system.

P R O F I L E

What kind of area is Toyota?

Midori IwamuraMarketing and Planning Dept.

The most famous landmark in Changzhou is the Tianning Buddhist Temple. Its 13-storied Tianning Pagoda is an astounding 153m high and makes a tremendous impact. The dinosaur theme park “China Dinosaurs Park” in the city is also popular with families. Since Changzhou is located in the Yangtze River Delta, it has a well-established rail network and is easily accessible from big cities such as Shanghai and Nanjing.

▲Winter test carried out at  Heilongjiang test course▲Factory tour for local children

▲Tree-lined road at the Aichi  Greenery Center

▲The towering Tianning Pagoda

▲China Dinosaurs Park

Base for Brake Development and Sales in China

Aisin Chemical Co., Ltd.(Toyota, Aichi)

ADVICS Changzhou Administration Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu, China)

Nobuo FuruhashiManufacturing

Engineering Dept.

We are promoting the Aisin Group's Environmental Education Program to contribute to the community, protecting the environment and fostering youth. As part of this effort, local children are invited to our company headquarters to tour the factory and listen to the environmental initiatives. They then make presentations about what they learned at the Aisin Chemical's event “AC Festa” held every autumn.

Toyota City is known as "car city", but the Yahagi River flows through the center of the city and Toyota has rich nature as well. Snowy willows and cherry blossoms bloom every year from late March to early April at the Aichi Greenery Center in the Fujioka area. The snowy willow trees above your head and the cherry blossoms blooming above them is a beautiful sight to see.

Building where our office is located

Wang LiSales & Marketing Dept.Masayuki Mizutani

General Affairs, Safety and Environment Dept.

Address: 1141-1 Okawagahara, Fujioka-Iino-Cho, Toyota, AichiBusiness: Development, production and sales of chemical products, friction materials and plastic parts for automobilesEstablished: February 12, 1952Employees: 1,323Main products: Chemical products (spray-type damping coats, body sealers, underbody coatings) Friction materials (wet friction material, dry friction material, etc.) Plastic parts (intake manifolds)                         

What our

is proud of!

company

What our

is proud of!

company

What kind of area is Changzhou?

Guo JiaCorporate Administration Dept.

Gao FengResearch & Development Dept.

Spray-type damping coat Wet friction material Electronically controlled brake system

As a R&D center, we are focused on technical training. In addition to giving lectures, we carry out product and conformity training using actual vehicles. Also, various driving drills are conducted on the test course for control brake evaluation. The CATARC Yancheng Test Course in Jiangsu Province has a dedicated pit for dynamic evaluation of vehicle speed, vehicle deceleration and pedal force.

Caliper

The Sole Chemical Manufacturer in the Aisin Group

07Vol.

F ND AISINIntroducing our colleagues playing an active part

around the world

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The Gorinkubo district in the town of Tateshina is at an altitude of 700m, and there is a large temperature difference between day and night. Apples grown in such an environment are characterized by a high sugar content and long shelf life. There are only between ten and twenty orchards producing them, and it is rare to see them at supermarkets even in the prefecture. You can enjoy apple picking during the harvest season from October to November.

"G orinkubo Apples" from Tateshina, Nagano

Enjoying renewed popularityafter appearing on TV

Approximately 120,000 team members are working in the more than 200 Aisin Group companies worldwide.In this section, people from various countries and regions appear and talk about diverse fun topics!

Enjoying Gohei-mochi with colleagues

The Genkainada Sea of Kyushu is full of delicious seafood, and is known as a fishing area for sword-tip squid. I enjoy riding motorcycle, and when touring we stop off at sushi restaurants and dine on an entire fresh squid prepared as sashimi. Squid sashimi has translucent flesh, a delightfully chewy texture and sweet taste! Don't miss it when you are in northern Kyushu.

T he Texture Is out of This World!Squid Sashimi Fresh from the Genkainada Sea

Gohei-mochi rice cakes are a local specialty in the Tono area of Gifu Prefecture. They are made from rice pounded into a paste, topped with a sauce containing soy sauce, miso, sugar, walnuts, and then cooked on skewers. The shape varies depending on the region, but “straw sandal” and “dumpling” shapes are common. The same sauce is delicious with boiled vegetables or grilled rice balls as well! A lot of people buy the sauce to take home, too.

G ohei-mochi Rice Cakes from Gifu Irresistibly Sweet & Spicy

Rika AdachiAdministration Group/Administartion Dept.

AW MIZUNAMI

In a Toyama Shrimp Burger, the patty is made of deep-fried glass shrimp fresh from Toyama Bay. You can enjoy one in the fast food court of "Road Station Kamon Park Shinminato," a highway rest area in Imizu that also offers many Toyama specialties for take out, such as trout sushi. Please stop by when you're driving through!

N ow Enjoying Resurgent Popularity!Toyama's White Shrimp Burgers

Junpei HoritaBusiness Affairs Section

Technometal

Halloween hospitality

on the farm!

Delicious, sweet, juicy apples

rarely seen on store shelves

Savor both the fragrance and the flavor!

Guangzhou, China is famous for lychee, a fragrant fruit. I recommend the local specialty, lychee-smoked roast chicken. At a popular restaurant near our workplace, they raise free-range chickens and roast them with a delicious secret sauce. The lychee-scented meat is delectably aromatic, and when my colleagues and I go there we always order it!

A Famous Guangzhou Specialty,Whole Roast Chicken Smoked with Aromatic Lychee

Chen Si HuaAdministration Section

Takaoka Lioho (Guangzhou) Industries

Feast on pork from a whole roast pig, which we serve up for Halloween. I invite colleague and their families to my farm, where we cook over hickory wood. It takes the whole day to roast over a fire until it becomes soft and juicy. Once it's done, it's time to dig in while drinking a toast to the occasion. There's nothing like it!

C elebrating in the USA, Home of Halloween!Whole Roast Pig

Eddie MaytonProduction Control

Aisin Electronics Illinois

"A scrumptious stop-off"

on a motorcycle ride

Hey, everybody in the Aisin Group!

Tell us about “great things to eat near your workplace”!

Shinobu ShiokawaGeneral Affairs Section

Tateshina Kinzoku

Ryoko YamadaGeneral Affairs Section

Kyushu Shiroki

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[Special Feature]

Aisin Group Network Magazine October , 2019 No.11

Aisin Responds to CASE

Vol.07

NEWSClose Up!New System to Accelerate Efforts to Reach SDGs StartedNew System to Accelerate Efforts to Reach SDGs Started

Currently, KPIs and long-term targets are being studied by each function in order to solve the seven priority issues and achieve the goals. We will incorporate these efforts into the activities of the entire Group and promote initiatives. While disseminating information on these initiatives to stakeholders, we will also actively promote understanding throughout the Group so that each company member is aware of and understands the priority issues and is able to apply them to their work after absorbing them as if they were their own.

What are the plans for the new system

What's the aim of establishing the "Sustainability Conference" and "Sustainability Promotion Group"?

In order to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society, the Group's overall strategy, long-term goals and KPIs (key performance indicators) that meet social demands from a medium- to long-term perspective are essential. In order to determine and develop them, and to implement PDCA cycles, we will establish a new “Sustainability Conference” and already establishied “Sustainability Promotion Group” as a full-time promotion organization.

In May 2019, the Aisin Group selected seven priority issues to focus on to achieve the SDGs (SustainableDevelopment Goals) adopted by the United Nations. We are planning to establish a "Sustainability Conference" to accelerate the efforts to solve the priority issues. Along with this, we established the "Sustainability Promotion Group" within the Corporate Planning Dept. of Aisin Seiki on October 1st.

Study Session to Learn SDGs with a Card GameIn the game, small teams promoted different project activities using given money and time. In the end, the participants created the world of 2030 with a balance of "Economy", "Environment" and "Society." In the middle of the game, participants would jeopardize the world if the economy became strong due to the achievement of certain project, but as a result, the world environment suffered. Game participants realized the necessity of balanced development and began to help each other beyond the team to move towards the realization of a sustainable society. They learned the essence of SDGs and deepened their understanding while enjoying the game.

[Full-time organization]

Cross-functional activity

Sustainability Promotion System

[Management system]

Business Ethics Committee

Safety and Health Committee

Environmental Committee

Risk Management Committee

Sustainability Conference (to be established)

Research & External Affairs Group

Regional Strategy Group

Consolidation Management Group

Corporate Management Group

Sustainability Promotion Group (New)

Corporate Planning Dept.

Aisin-Group Corporate Planning Headquarter

Executive Support Group

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~ "Sustainability Promotion Group" was established ~

Participants exchanged ideas beyond the team limitations

Cards used in the game

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Aisin Group Network Magazine “HELLO WORLD” No.11 (October, 2019)Published by: HELLO WORLD Production CommitteeContact information: Public Affairs Dept., Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. 2-1 Asahi-machi, Kariya, Aichi, 448-8650, Japan TEL +81-566-24-8233