The excitement of weaving is created when the warp threads of technology intersect with the weft threads of the heart.
Since time immemorial, Japanese artisans have produced high quality textiles with delicate and careful handwork. No matter how high the machine specs may go, the ultimate deciding factor lies in the quality of the craftsmanship. In keeping with the saying, "God is in the details," the passion of our highly experienced artisans is the very essence of ALLTE CLOTH's craftsmanship.
Our name is not inscribed on our products. The technology itself is our brand. In the following secton we introduce some of the staff members who have created this brand. Each and every one of these people takes great pride in their work.
For about a year and a half after joining the company, I experienced working on the frontlines of manufacturing in the Manufacturing Department. After that, I was reassigned and am now mainly responsible for production planning and progress management in the Production Control Department. I grasp the overall series of processes from order receipt through to production and shipment, prepare plans for the entire plant, and respond during times of trouble, which makes my job very rewarding as well as nerve-wracking.
Because ALLTE CLOTH is a manufacturing company, I feel that many of the staff members have an artisan's spirit. Personally I have always valued the importance of "taking on challenges without fear of failure and trying things out first," and I learned my job while being taught by my senior colleagues. Production control is a very difficult job, but when a problem arises, I gather a wide range of information from people at the site and consult with my superiors so that I can make the best possible decision. Sometimes customers can be harsh in their criticism, but I believe that my job is to "connect people with each other," so I try to keep my resolve and my thoughts about how I want to do things firmly in mind.
In the workplace, I try to communicate a lot. In the course of my work, there are urgent matters that need to be completed under tight deadline pressure, but even in such cases, by communicating with others on a regular basis, I am able to complete the work cooperatively from the perspective of "How can we do it?" rather than giving up on the assumption that "It can't be done." At such times, I strongly feel that this is a good working environment in which each of us can work with a sense of responsibility and pride. The president and the employees work closely together, and I am very happy that they can honestly share their thoughts and ideas with each other and raise their awareness in order to do a better job.
ALLTE CLOTH is a manufacturing company as well as being a company that can take on any challenge. Manufacturing is made possible through the accumulation of processes, and for this reason, the capabilities of each and every member of staff are indispensable. We continue to rise to the daily challenge of making "possible" what would normally be "impossible" through the cooperation of people in various fields. Why not explore your own potential at ALLTE CLOTH?
When I learned that products made at ALLTE CLOTH were used for the roof of the Tokyo Dome, I became interested in the company, and this led me to start working here.
I joined the company in 2020 and currently work in the Production Control Department, where I am mainly responsible for preparing slips for incoming and outgoing shipments and ordering raw materials and supplies. I have to take things out of boxes and check them. However, I personally like detailed work, so I enjoy doing this. Sometimes I get nervous when I have to communicate with business partners and customers over the phone, but I try to make progress on what is in front of me, one thing at a time.
The senior staff are very kind, and if there is something I don't understand, I feel at ease asking them questions. In the beginning, I saw the entire workflow and gradually learned how to perform the work so that I could do it all on my own. When I have a problem, I can work on it comfortably while consulting with the senior staff, rather than having to deal with it alone.
In the Production Control Department, delays in ordering materials can lead to problems such as delivery failures, so I would like to keep working with a sense of responsibility and create an environment where the work can be done even more smoothly.
All the senior employees at ALLTE CLOTH are friendly and are happy to teach me anything I need to know. The atmosphere in the workplace makes it easy for everybody to talk to each other, and we often talk not just about work, but also about our personal lives. I get busy at the end of the month when I check inventory, and sometimes I have to work a little overtime. But other than that, there is no overtime work and I am happy that I can leave work on time and do whatever I like after work. I believe this is an excellent environment for people who want to enrich both their working hours and their private time.
My only previous work experience was in the hospitality sector, and I joined ALLTE CLOTH in 2019 because I wanted to try working in a different field. I have always loved making things by hand as a hobby, including DIY, but this has been my first experience of weaving bales of cloth hundreds or even thousands of meters long, and I am hoping to learn and refine my skills every day in order to be able to create products that satisfy our customers.
Working in manufacturing has been more difficult than I had imagined. In order to weave cloth, the machine is set up to create a particular shape, but once it is up and running, the operator has to keep a close eye on it to ensure that no malfunctions occur. It is not as simple as just inputting the settings on the loom and letting it weave the fabric into the desired shape. Even if you try to do it exactly as you have been instructed, the results can be frustrating because things may not work well due to a small difference in the angle or the force applied. However, it is precisely because the work is difficult that the challenge is worthwhile, and the sense of accomplishment I feel when the product is finished is tremendous.
Many of the staff at ALLTE CLOTH have an artisan's spirit, and when I started with the company I felt awkward at times (laughs). In the interest of preventing injuries, we are sometimes given strict instructions. When I am struggling to do something by myself, I often realize that "this is what the senior staff were trying to tell me" and in the process I learn a lot. I am very grateful to the seniors who take the time to instruct me until I understand. Just as with most things, learning to do a job takes a lot of time. For that reason, the joy I feel when I master something and the accomplishment I feel when I succeed in achieving something are enormous, so I want to continue to challenge myself in many different ways in the future.
I am working while raising a family, and in this company it is easy for me to take time off, including to attend school activities or when my child is sick. On such occasions, the people I work with are very helpful, encouraging me not to worry about work and to just go home. Although many people have the impression that the manufacturing world is dominated by men, women can also play active roles. I hope you will give it a try and don't give up because you assume that it might be too difficult. ALLTE CLOTH provides an excellent environment for people who are motivated and willing to take on challenges at any level. I am looking forward to working with all of you.
I joined ALLTE CLOTH because I enjoy physical exercise and precision work, and because I wanted to work in a factory. After I started working here, I found that the senior staff were very kind and the atmosphere was informal, which makes my days very enjoyable.
Currently, the basic tasks I perform include replacing weft yarns and mending the threads when warp yarns break. When weaving cloth, sometimes multiple threads break, and I am very happy when I am able to restore them to their original condition. I haven't performed any of the more difficult tasks yet, such as setting up machines, but I expect to learn them in future, and I would like to do so as soon as possible.
When I learn how to do a job, I begin by watching and learning the way seniors do it. If I miss even a single explanation, all the subsequent work will be delayed, so while I am being taught, I concentrate on listening while watching the senior's hands, and later I take notes to make sure I do not forget. It is easy to raise questions with senior staff, and if I don't understand something, they carefully explain it and watch over me until I am able to do it. In the past, they also provided follow-up when I made mistakes at work. When I am in a position to teach my work, I would like to be that kind of senior. Also, I was transferred to another company for two months in 2021 to see the yarn making process at first hand. I strongly feel that many of the things I learned there are still very relevant to my current work, and I am deeply grateful to have been given such an opportunity.
I feel that ALLTE CLOTH is a company with a good atmosphere where all the employees get along well with each other and can continue working for a long time. Moreover, this is a company that continues to challenge itself in almost any way it can and allows its employees to thrive. Why don't you join us here in taking on new challenges?
Previously, while working for a glass fiber trading company, I considered changing jobs and decided to join ALLTE CLOTH. When I first joined the company, I spent about two years in the Manufacturing Department, where I gained experience in the manufacturing field. Although I already had a working knowledge of glass fiber and other materials from my previous work experience, at this company I have learned many new things and experienced a constant process of surprises and discoveries.
Currently, I work in the Inspection Section, where I inspect woven fabrics using an examination table. The process, called "defect correction," involves correcting loose or poorly twisted yarns. There are single yarns and twisted yarns made of several strands, and since defects inevitably occur during the weaving process, we use a magnifying glass and a needle to correct them one by one. After making the necessary corrections, we report them to the staff of the Manufacturing Department in an effort to make our products even better. I was assigned to the Manufacturing (Weaving) Department soon after I first joined the company, and I feel that the experience I had at that time was really good. I believe perspectives on inspection differ completely between those who know about the manufacturing process and those who don't.
The workplace atmosphere at ALLTE CLOTH is excellent, and the employees greet each other attentively. Since I believe that communication is very important in our work, I feel that I am working in a very good environment. Moving forward, I would like to continue to actively tackle a variety of challenges, including product inspection, in order to improve my own skills.
I imagine many people may feel uneasy if they lack previous manufacturing experience, including those switching from other industries, but even if you have no experience at all, as I did, you can do this job provided that you learn the skills. I hope you will step forward and take on this challenge.
I worked at a gas station until I retired and then I joined ALLETE CLOTH through a referral from the Silver Human Resources Center. It is completely different from the work I experienced before, but I find the work here very easy to do.
I am in charge of small rolls, rewinding, and other tasks, and I learned my job while being taught by surrounding staff members. At first, I was unable to learn the work as well as I would have liked, and there were lots of difficulties, but I feel rewarded when I feel that I have done a job well on my own. Nowadays, I work with a sense of responsibility, paying attention to whether or not I am satisfied with my work.
Working at ALLTE CLOTH, I feel a strong connection with others. All the employees are kind and teach me about the work in a friendly manner. While some of you may be nervous, as I was, about working in a new environment after retirement, we have an environment here where you can experience a variety of new challenges, and I hope that you will rise to these challenges without fear of failure. I would like to continue working for as long as I am healthy enough to do so.