IKD Company Co., Ltd, IKD for short, was founded in December, 2003. It is a joint-stock enterprise specialized in manufacturing high-precision aluminum die casting products, which located in Ningbo, a modern international port city. It has advanced and efficient design philosophy at die casting industry, independent R&D, lean production and management capability. It has also built up a set of project production and management system, quality and risk-control system which can meet the requirements of modern auto parts manufacture.
The company is mainly engaged in the research and development, production and sales of automotive aluminum alloy precision casting. The production process covers the whole process of the design and development of die-casting tooling, die casting, trimming, heat treatment, precision machining, surface treatment and assembly. The main products include automotive wiper system, transmission system, steering system, engine system, commercial vehicle braking system. These Aluminum Alloy precision die casting parts are key to meet the requirement of lightweight, energy saving and environmental protection.
IKD’s business covers evenly the automobile industry developed regions of America, Europe and Asia. Its major customers are the global well-known large multinational auto parts suppliers, including Valeo, Bosch, Getrag(was taken over by Magna in 2016), Knorr-Bremse, Magna, Nidec and Borgwarner, Continental, Mahle, Nexteer, Schaeffler, ThyssenKrupp, ZF etc.
The company's development strategy requires “producing close to customers”, it provides high quality products at a lower cost by setting up production bases according to where customers located. In September 2014, IKD registered the Mexico subsidiary IKD FAEZA, starting the exploration of building the first overseas production base. In the future, IKD will help the customers to lower the purchase cost, gradually improve the efficiency of customer service and further consolidate and develop strategic partnership with customers with the help of IKD’s brand image, as well as the accumulated marketing channels and customer resources through meeting the requirements of supplier strategy layout from customers.
IKD has always been actively engaged in product R&D work for customers. With its tooling designing and productivity, as well as its rich product developing experience accumulated from cooperation with global well-known large multinational auto parts suppliers, now it has basically formed a joint development pattern that the customer provide the product designing drawing, IKD helps to improve the product structure design from the angel of all production process including tooling design and manufacturing, die-casting, precision machining, assembling and so on, so as to reduce the production cost.
It has experienced professional technical team. On the basis of mastering the core technology, its independent R&D and technology innovation ability has been further enhanced through cooperation for product development and technology communication with large world famous parts suppliers for many years. Many leading technology at home and abroad, such as energy saving melting, real-time feedback control technology of multistage shotting, high vacuum die casting technology, flexible manufacturing and thin-wall machining etc. are widely used. By the end of March, 2016, IKD has independently researched, developed and achieved 47 rights certificates of patents, including two invention patents.
It has been actively learning and absorbing advanced manufacturing technology and process home and abroad, at the same time, IKD has also imported a large number of advanced foreign die casting equipment (such as Toshiba or Toyo automatic die casting equipment made in Japan); high-precision and high-efficiency precision machinery processing equipment (such as Chiron and SW double spindle of machine tools from Germany etc.); advanced liquid aluminum heating system (such as the French impregnation heater etc.); high-performance assembly equipment (such as torque controlled wrench and Keyence photoelectric sensor from Japan etc.) and the leading testing equipment (like French dry leakage tester etc.). The number of existing various kinds of main machinery and equipment is up to 883 sets. By the application of these advanced high-performance and high-precision equipment, IKD is able to continuously provide customers with stable-performance and qualified products.
QC & EP
IKD has always been strictly carrying out quality control in accordance with ISO/TS - 16949 quality control standards over the years, and has passed the famous SGS quality control system authentication for many times, keeping quality system running effectively; Also it has ISO14001 environmental management system certification.
In sharp market competitions, the company has been adhering to the cooperate culture “all for customers’ expectations, all people participation, pursue for excellence, promote partners’ development, grew-up with profit”, forging ahead, seeking mutual benefit and growing together. In the future, the company will take technology R&D as the driving force and new products as direction, innovating technology level, improving manufacturing technology, maintaining the leading position in the industry, actively distributing globally, expanding in the direction of standardization,intelligence and modularization, tuning into a world-class auto parts supplier.
Provide customers with comprehensive services and actively participate in early designing and developing;
Pursue for excellence and no repeated quality problem, challenging for “zero-defect”;
Keep leading technology and continuous innovation, implementing the lean management model and having competitive cost control ability;
Distribute globally, maximum achieving global platform products produced locally, provide better and more rapid service.
All for customers’ expectations: provide the most valuable products and service to customers;
All people participation: each staff is the protagonist in the work;
Pursue for excellence: the devil is in the details, pursuing zero-defect;
Promote partners’ development: growing together with customers, suppliers, staff, shareholders and society;
Grew-up with profit: build to last, back to society.