K-ELements = Elements supporting KEL
R&D activities pursuing high-performance and high-quality products
R&D activities aimed at creating original products
As electronic devices continue to evolve day by day, there is a demand for high-performance in connector products accordingly. KEL is working to create leading edge technology through advanced R&D, while striving to provide quality and service that meet customers’ expectations by actively proposing technologies. Maximizing customer satisfaction through the creation of added value—this is KEL’s constant mission.
KEL’s development policy and features of products
“Apply innovative ideas to develop distinctive products”
- Products with originality
- Products with high quality and high reliability
- Products incorporating leading-edge technologies
- Products are safe and can be used with confidence
- Products have a high level of recognition within the industry
- Products are designed to make them as easy to use as possible
- Products are environment friendly
KEL’s R&D division is within its Head Office. The engineering division draws on its accumulated extensive technical knowhow to promote R&D by linking the needs of customers relayed by the sales division with factories equipped with state-of-theart facilities. This enables us to swiftly create new products and technologies in a timely fashion. KEL also actively invests in R&D, considering continuous R&D to be the source of our future earnings.
Establishment of a stable production system
From material procurement to assembly - Establishment of an integrated production system
In KEL’s trusted integrated production system, all processes are handled completely in-house, from primary parts processing such as stamping, plating, and molding, through to assembly, and quality inspection. By establishing an integrated production system from parts manufacture through to assembly, KEL has steadily enhanced its flexibility and customer response capabilities. Our highly versatile automated assembly line not only responds flexibly to customers required specifications and functionalities, but also enables multi-item, small-lot production, including custom orders.
KEL’s integrated production system
With state-of-the-art machines, flat metal materials wound on reels are processed into high-precision and high-performance contacts.
Surface finish processing (gold plating or tin plating) is performed on the pressed contact with a line corresponding to lead free plating.
Insulator (plastic molded part) is processed with high-performance equipment such as injection molding machine with image inspection function and insert molding machine.
We produce high quality products with outstanding speeds under the line layout that devised the idea and a thorough production control system.
After completing the electrical test and shipping inspection on the finished product, it packs it and delivers it to the customer's hand.
StampingWith state-of-the-art machines, flat metal materials wound on reels are processed into high-precision and high-performance contacts.
PlatingSurface finish processing (gold plating or tin plating) is performed on the pressed contact with a line corresponding to lead free plating.
MoldingInsulator (plastic molded part) is processed with high-performance equipment such as injection molding machine with image inspection function and insert molding machine.
AssemblyWe produce high quality products with outstanding speeds under the line layout that devised the idea and a thorough production control system.
InspectionAfter completing the electrical test and shipping inspection on the finished product, it packs it and delivers it to the customer's hand.
Flexible responses according to customers’ needs
KEL has an efficient, sales and marketing system capable of responding immediately to customers’ needs. We proactively hold technical training sessions to foster sales and marketing staff who have abundant knowledge and know-how of not only connectors but electronics products of all kinds. We also offer consulting capabilities through collaboration between our sales and marketing staff and development staff who have technical knowledge and know-how to provide solutions to problems faced by customers. We provide total customer support, including product installation and after-sales services, such as delivery adjustment after purchase.
Flexible customization such as special-order harnesses and customized racks
Example of harness assembly
Development of customized racks
From Asia to Europe—towards global recognition of the KEL brand
With the advance of globalization, our products have achieved impressive results and are highly praised in overseas countries as well. We have overseas subsidiaries in Shanghai and Taiwan, as well as a North American representative office in California, U.S.A. Moreover, in 2017, we have set up an overseas subsidiary in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Hong Kong to enhance our sales and marketing for customers in Europe and Asia. We will proactively focus efforts on overseas business expansion to spread our KEL brand worldwide.