Nagoya Nishi Office
I've been working as a truck driver for around 30 years at this Nagoya location. I'm involved in activities such as driving tanker trucks to transport hazardous goods (liquid sulfur) from oil refineries to customers, driving large trucks like wing-body trucks for regular cargo deliveries, and accompanying new drivers to give them training and instruction. I attribute the fact that I've never experienced a major accident up to now to the culture of Konoike, which favors strict compliance with rules. At the time that I joined the company, when most cars just went flying around and the general attitude towards speed limits was somewhat lax, Konoike was by contrast very thorough and strict. The position that my senior employees held on being leaders in safety was driven into me as well. A very important point is the position of the company to take responsibility, whatever happens. Driving around you're just one person, but work isn't something that just one person does on his or her own. I believe that the idea of thinking of each other and lending a hand is one of Konoike's unique strengths as an organization, and is the foundation of Konoike's quality in safety.
I believe that the idea of going beyond expectations begins not with the customer, but first with how one might respond to expectations within one's own company. Observe procedures and maintain quality to achieve reliable work. This is tied to customer trust, and furthermore to our contribution to improving the strength of the brand. I want to continue being someone about whom customers might say things like, "If Tsutsumi's coming, we'll be all right. He's someone we can rely on." From my point of view, I'm just doing my job right by following the rules as usual, but it's great that, as a result, someone says something like that about me. I don't have a need for any special episode.
I've been handling the transportation and delivery of sulfur for about 15 years. Sulfur is one of the raw materials for sulfuric acid, which is itself essential to our everyday lives. Sulfuric acid has recently seen a lot of use in areas such as car batteries and the cleaning of electronic devices. In this way, if I think about how we're contributing to the growth of new industries in the future and I get a sense of the worth of my daily work that is different from what came before. I'm also careful to impart the importance of complying with rules when I train our new employees as well. This is something that will always be the same, no matter how much the times themselves change. Driving is one area, and there are many other places where we have to conduct verifications without overlooking or omitting anything. We also see a lot of people beginning work here after working at other companies, so everyone has their own habits. I do my best to have everyone follow Konoike's rules, without stepping on the pride of personnel who have prior experience. We're "a company where peace of mind is possible", where everyone on the team works together on our directions and initiatives. In my mind, this is the catchphrase for Konoike.
With my own hands, I am making things that are used all over the world.
Kashima BranchSteel Sheet Section
The strength of logistics contributes even at workplaces where people's lives are at stake
Konoike Medical Co., Ltd.Tokyo Office
Exceeding our customers' expectations creates a very rewarding feeling.
K Sky Co., Ltd.Haneda Office
Following rules to protect quality. This leads to the power of trust.
Tokai BranchNagoya Nishi Office
Creating an environment that everyone finds easy to work in is an important job in itself.
Higashi-Nihon BranchOme Distribution Center
There's no such thing as magic. Everyone must band together and head in the same direction.
Kanto BranchKamisu Office
I want to overcome barriers with flexible thinking, in both work and the environment.
International Logistics (Osaka) BranchHiroshima Regional Office
Our employees' approach and thoughts for our customers strengthen the brand.
Kansai Chuo BranchShiga Distribution Center
Maintenance is not passive. By looking one step ahead, we can support our customers' high-quality manufacturing.
Kashima BranchSteel Plate Section
I want to use my long experience to provide new proposals for management, so that we can also help develop the next generation.
Kashima BranchSteelmaking Materials Section
I think about how to move ahead for the sake of the sales office. I'm ready.
Higashi-Nihon BranchKunitachi Distribution Center
While working to create management with roots in the local community, we want to disseminate the Konoike DNA.
Konoike Logistics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.Konoike Asia (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
Director General Manager
Even on the far side of the world, I want to do my best.
Konoike Mexico S. A. de C. V.
We will use our frontline strength to build an unwavering relationship of trust with customers.
Kanto Chuo BranchFujimi Office
After I choose my path, I want to look back with no regrets.
Kyushu Sanko Unyu Co., Ltd.Kumamoto Center
*The employee title and affiliation were as of the time of the interview.