Solving Social Issues Through Our Activities

Our jobsite-oriented principle helps to solve social issues.

MAX's strict jobsite-oriented attitude towards manufacturing has created a number of "products only we can create" and "our unique and quality products" in various niche markets, and such products have contributed to creating healthy, safe and secure living and working environments.

Reducing physical burden and providing solutions for labor shortages

Rebar Tying Tool "Stand-up TWINTIER"

Before MAX started to sell the world's first battery operated rebar tying tool in 1993, tying of concrete reinforcing bars had been done manually by using pliers. Aer several model changes, we developed the TWINTIER mechanism in 2017 which ties concrete reinforcing bars with two wires. Because we succeeded in improving its binding force and shortening its tying time to 0.7 seconds, our TWINTIER has established an overwhelming leading position in the market. Furthermore, in 2020, we started to sell the "Stand Up TWINTIER," which allows its user to conduct tying while standing and walking. Since concrete reinforcing bar tying is often conducted under the scorching sun, in this current environment where aging and the reduction of reinforcement workers are ongoing, we believe that "TWINTIERs" are an innovative product that can reduce the physical burden and working time of workers at the same time.
NETIS (New Technology Information System) is a database operated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for the purpose of sharing and providing information related to new technology. The TWINTIER series was highly evaluated in NETIS as a technology expected to produce stable results. The series was registered as "VE Evaluation" in December 2020 (NETIS Registration Number: KT-180090-VE). Furthermore, the TWINTIER series has been recognized as an outstanding technology and selected for the Utilization Promotion Technology (New Technology Utilization Evaluation Conference (Chubu Regional Development Bureau)).

Manual work (comparison with hooker)
Compression force on lumbar discs Approx. 40% reduction
Calories burned during work Approx. 85% reduction
Working hours Approx. 40% reduction
*According to survey by MAX Co., Ltd.

Promotion of environmentally friendly initiatives


Use of biomass materials

We have developed “Biomass Plastic Staple” and “Biomass CONI-CLIP” containing biomass materials as dedicated consumables for our “AIR PACKNER” and “CONI-CLIPPER” bag closing tools. Previously, we used petroleum-derived plastics, but we are now working to reduce our environmental impact by incorporating a mix of plant-derived biomass material. Biomass plastic containing biomass material has been drawing attention for its ability to curb emissions of greenhouse gases compared with petroleum-derived plastics.


Paper tape that decomposes in soil

We have developed paper tape that decomposes in soil in about three months as a dedicated consumable for our “TAPENER” mechanical tape binding tool. In the past, used tape has been incinerated together with discarded branches and stems, but an increasing number of regions have placed restrictions on incineration. In these cases, the tape is either buried or collected, but there has been an increasing resistance to burying among producers, while collection is problematic because of the required effort. Tape made from paper material will decompose in soil in about three months, reducing environmental impact and resolving these issues.


Switching from plastic packaging to cardboard

We launched a sustainable stationery series called “Re:max.” With this series, we will contribute to the environment by developing stationery that moves away from plastic items and packaging and uses environmentally friendly materials. Our first initiative is the renewal of the “HD-10TL” stapler, changing from plastic packaging to cardboard.

Reduction of occupational accidents

The contest for safety signs and awareness training

Every year, in Japan, MAX holds a "contest for safety signs and safety awareness training", in which participants use our sign & label printing machine "Bepop" to reduce labor accidents. During the contest, participants work together to check dangerous places and create signs to warn about such places. We believe that by having participants do so, they can learn how to solve dangers and issues in their workplace together. The fundamental reason for holding this contest is to encourage people to conduct "voluntary" improvement activities, and we believe this reason shares some similarities with our fundamental management policy, which is "to become a group in which everyone can grow together by creating a lively and fun atmosphere." MAX will continue contributing to reducing labor accidents by "creating a workplace with a positive and lively atomosphere."

Creating comfortable housing environments

"DRYFAN" a heater-ventilator-dryer for bathrooms

Since its sales started in 1985, more than 7.7 million units (total number of shipments) have been used by our customers. "DRYFAN" has maintained its No. 1 share* in the market because we have prepared a varied lineup for various usage purposes, such as DRYFAN for apartments, for condominiums and for stand-alone houses, as well as DRYFAN with plasma-cluster technology*. It contributes to reducing various risks, such as sick house syndrome that can occur in air-tight houses.

  • *2022 Housing and Construction Materials Marketing Handbook
    Electric Heater/Dryer Market for bathroom Maker Share (FY2021 Forecast)
    According to the research of Fuji Keizai Co., Ltd.(as of May 2022)
  • *The plasma Cluster Logo (shape), plasma cluster, and plasmacluster are registered trademarks of Sharp Co Ltd.
Safe and secure food

A stapler using paper-made staples

In 2013, MAX launched the industry's first staplers using paper-made staplers for food companies. Previously, food companies widely used staples made from metal wires for egg packs and bento (lunchbox) lids. However, since the 1990s, the use of metal staples decreased due to safety concerns. Afterwards, bringing metal staples into factories or offices became prohibited in order to prevent the intrusion of foreign substances. It took seven years of development to realize the idea of binding with paper. The paper-made staples that securely fasten documents and remain affixed for a long time are an "only-one" product of MAX. We also offer a lineup of antibacterial models certified with the SIAA mark, and paper-made staples which are colored blue so that they are easily seen in the unlikely event of contamination.

Toward realization of a fulfilling lifestyle for seniors

Wheelchairs Designed for a Comfortable Life

Since its founding in 1995, the MAX group company Kawamura Cycle has promoted manufacturing that incorporates opinions from nursing care sites. The company contributes to the creation of comfortable living by developing wheelchairs that match the lifestyles of caregivers and users, such as enabling easy transfer to beds, easy handling in small Japanese houses, and use in bathrooms.
Currently, in preparation for the development of an ultra-aging society, Kawamura Cycle is developing lightweight wheelchairs that reduce the burden on caregivers and wheelchairs that take into consideration visibility during use.
The Group will continue to work toward the realization of a fulfilling lifestyle for seniors through the manufacturing and development of wheelchairs.