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“Sekishō idai.” : The Pursuit of a Fastening Product

The predecessor of Toska‐Bano’k was established in 1968 by developing and manufacturing tag pins (licensing) and tools for their attachment to attach tags on apparel products, as shown on this patent.
The tagging system has not changed over the course of the past half-century, and a small invention has resulted in large innovation.
Since then, our company has been offering unique fastening products to the world that meet the changing needs of the customers and adapt to the environment by using our flexible imagination and high-tech plastic molding technology, which we’ve cultivated as a specialized manufacturer for industry roots.
Over the past 50 years, the Bano’k brand has gained a high degree of trust from its long list of accomplishments both within and beyond Japan, as a standard item in logistics and production.
Furthermore, in order to handle the globalization of the customer market, we’ve expanded our production and sales facilities. In 2014, we established a production and sales facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In 2019, we established a sales facility in Shanghai, China. We strive to expand our business overseas by organizing a framework for rapid development and supply.

There’s a word called “Sekishō idai.” It means to create something big by accumulating small things.
Thoroughly pursue a niche field and ultimately connect your vision to the world and produce something big.
The same applies for human resources. No matter how small, produce results by thinking and acting on your own. Those actions make positions, and those positions create people.
We will continue to proactively develop products and services that can be applied not only in the apparel industry, but in other new fields as well, as we provide new values that bring positive changes to the environment and society.

September 2019
Nobuo Komine, President

Our Technology

Unique technology

Toska-Bano'k continues to create resin products for "tagging", "tying" and "labeling", developing high innovative and proprietary technologies in the process.

The factors below have served as a core foundation for [Bano'k]. a world class brand well-known as a manufacturer of auxiliary materials in the apparel industry over a history of 50 years.
 In search of further potential based on this core foundation, in recent years, we have been actively involved in the development and prototyping of products using bio-engineering plastic, biodegradable resins and super engineering plastic such as PEEK resins etc.

Extension Molding

Melted resin is injected into the mold, extending inside the mold before it solidifies.
As the resin extends, the molecules become oriented and the tensile strength increases as it becomes longer, finer and elastic.
Polyethylene bags etc. are also made using general extension techniques but our original technology is compatible with molds and allows the material to be injection molded, helping to reduce cost.

Multi-Cavity

The key points in reducing injection molding cost are the number of products that can be made with a single mold and the number of products that can be molded with a single injection.
It is not simply a matter of having more cavities as a high level of know-how regarding the fluidity of the resin, control of the molding conditions etc. is required to ensure stable mass production. Our original technology has been developed because of our continuous pursuit of cost reduction in auxiliary materials.

Insert Molding

Although insert molding is generally for metal parts etc. which are hard and whose dimensions are stable, we have developed insert molding technologies for threads and strings which are soft with inconsistent thicknesses. We also contribute to the added-value in terms of cost by achieving the functions that a resin has while making use of features and properties that are not available in a resin, rationalizing the assembly process and so on.

Special Molding

We also have an extensive track record in molding special shapes such as helical cams with a draft angle of 0 degree and resin springs etc.
We develop new products that other companies find difficult to produce and manufacture products that lead to the creation of new product value.

Manufacturing base: Miyoshi plant

In the Miyoshi plant which has been established as a development center, an integrated production system having assembly lines which can support not only prototyping but mass production too has been built. It mass produces auxiliary materials for mainly the apparel industry and aims to further contribute to customer satisfaction while achieving both cost reduction and quality assurance. As a specific example of our efforts in recent years, we have actively focused on the development of simple robots for unmanned assembly processes and the reduction of labor using specialized extraction machines.

While PEEK resins known as super engineering plastic are used for molded parts in the medical industry and space exploration, a "trial and error"method is repeated at the prototype development stage.

Product History

With a history of 50 years, [Bano'k], an original brand of Toska-Bano'k, is pursuing changes even now.

As an auxiliary material, [Bano'k] is also one of the oldest established brands in the apparel industry, maintaining a world-class quality in the industry and a name well-known all around the world.

Demonstrating an expanding range of applications, its use has also started to spread to the medical industry and field of space exploration.

  • 1967

    Bano'k 101 Series

    └World's first pistol-type tag gun.

  • 1971

    Bano'k 102 Series

    └Succeeded in weitght reduction by increasing plastic parts.

  • 1972

    Bano'k 103 Series

    └World standard base type of tag gun.

  • 1976

    U-PIN

    └Cohesive pins that revolutionized the productivity of pins.

  • 1977

    LOX

    └ナThin and durable nylon tag loop.
    Can be attached in one touch without using fixtures.
    Binding tool that eliminates directionality and improves workability.

  • 1980

    V-LOX

    └The tag faces front word and is stable without flipping over.
    It has a unique structure that prevents tangiling when taking it off.

  • 1982

    Bano'k 203 Series

    └ Free pitch method tan gun that supports U-PIN.

  • 1985

    Air Bano'k

    └Air drive tag gun for attaching a large number of tags.

  • 1993

    Hook LOX

    └Used for promotional flyer at the store.

  • 1996

    Bano'k 303 Series

    └Tag gun with improved work efficiency by weight reduction.

  • 1998

    ITO LOX

    └ The texture of the supple string gives a sense of luxury to the product. Multiple sheets of tags can be attached at once, leading tto an improvement in workability. Because no metals are used, it can be passed through a needle detector while attached.

  • 2000

    Bano'k 303Z

    └World's first extra-fine needle tag gun for fine products.

  • 2002

    FasBano'k 101

    └LOX attaching machine. This enabled attachment by continuous operation.

    FasLoop

    └Linked LOX developed for FasBano'k.

  • 2003

    Fas ITO Loop

    └Linked ITO LOX developed for FasBano'k.

  • 2009

    Bano'k 503

    └Tag gun that improves workability by discharging the runner from the rear. * With an optional sub guide.

  • 2013

    Bano'k 503MZ , Tag pin-MZ (Pathology specimen management tool)

    └A name tag can be attached easily to the pathology specimen in one touch with the super engineering plastic pin that is resistant to heat, cold and chemicals.

  • 2014

    Bano'k503MZ-ⅡM , Set PinMZ-Ⅱ

    └Provide peace of mind and safty to medical staff.
    Two role. Specimen display that helps prevent mistake and manege by hitting tag directly on specimen.
    Supports efficiency improvement in sample preparation and needle stick risk reduction.

  • 2019

    BIO ITO LOX Series

    └ It is a product of use of biodegrabole plastic which received GreenPla® certification by Japan Bioprastics Association. Its safety is confirmed, and it is finally broken down into carbon dioxide and water by the action of microorganism at a rate equal to faster than that of trees.

Corporate History

Toska Co., Ltd.
Japan Bano’k Co., Ltd.
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Quality control

In order to provide optimal products in response to customer needs, Toska- Bano'k is constantly improving its technology and striving for continuous improvements with the aim of providing products and services (at a higher quality, reasonable cost and shorter lead time) that can further raise customer satisfaction. Where traceability is concerned, even if a problem were to occur, the situation is controlled so that we can deal with it promptly.

※ Quality control initiatives have been undertaken in accordance with ISO9001 requirements (certified in February 2006).

ISO registration information

Standard Applied ISO90001:2015
Certification Mark
ISO
Registration number 12 100 27615 TMS
Certification review
number
73568934
Validated date 2021/6/7
Registrant Toska-Bano’k Co., Ltd. (Miyoshi Factory)
32-3 Chikumazawa, Miyoshi-cho, Iruma-Gun, Saitama 354-0043
Range of application Design for synthetic resin-related products.
Examining Authority TUV SUD Management Service GmbH

Quality policy

Based on our "Quality Policy", we have been awarded the ISO9001 Quality Management System Certification for our efforts to improve quality.

Capture customer needs correctly and
provide products that will earn their satisfaction and trust.

  1. Define the quality goals and strive for continuous improvements.
  2. Comply with relevant laws, regulations and customer requirements.
  3. Make sure all employees know and understand the company's quality policy and quality targets and strive to maintain a quality improvement awareness.
  4. Continuously improve the effectiveness of the management system and strive for business growth and social contributions.

1st. March 2019
President & Representative Director
Nobuo Komine

Corporate Profile

English name Toska‐Bano’k Co., Ltd.
Location [Head Office]Tohshin Kanda TH Building 7F 14 Kanda Higashimatsushita-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 101-0042 Phone: +81-3-6821-7993 (Rep.) Fax: +81-3-6821-7997(Rep.)
Date established September 1, 1976

* Established as Toska-Bano’k since March 1, 2013

Capital 20 million yen
Company executive
President & Representative Director
Mr. Nobuo Komine
Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Masao Terunuma / Mr.Takayuki Inoue
Auditor
Mr. Yasuo Yamada
number of employees 69 people
Parent company TSI HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Description of business Development, manufacture and sale of synthetic resin-related products

Offices

Head Office

Tohshin Kanda TH Building 7F, 14 Kanda Higashimatsushita-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 101-0042

Phone: +81-3-6821-7993 (Rep.)Fax: +81-3-6821-7997(Rep.)

Tokyo sales office Responsible for the areas east of Nagoya in Japan.
Over sea DEPT. Responsible for North, Central and South America, Middle East, Europe and parts of Asia. ⇒Overseas sales initiatives
Development DEPT. An integrated system from product planning to development, evaluation, testing and quality assurance has been established.
Managemant DEPT. Manages the offices, plants, logistics centers and various bases.
 

Osaka Sales Office

1-6-14, Azuchimachi,Chuo-ku, Osaka-City,Osaka 541-0052

Osaka sales office Responsible for the areas west of Nagoya in Japan.

Miyoshi Factory

32-3,Chikumazawa,Miyoshi-cho,Iruma-gun,Saitama 354-0043

Production managiment DEPT. Responsible for quality control besides production scheduling and delivery coordination.
Manufacturing DEPT. Responsible for not only stable production on a daily basis but also automation initiatives and other production challenges.

Distribution warehouse

32-1, Chikumazawa,Miyoshi-cho, Iruma-gun, Saitama 354-0043

Logistics and Admin DEPT. Responsible for all logistics-related admin work from order management to incoming/outgoing inventory control etc.
 

Shanghai Bano'k Co.,Ltd. [Chinese Sales Company]

Sales office for the China region which has its own warehouse to support operations to shipping.

English name Shanghai Bano'k Co.,Ltd.
Location Rm.201, No.49-7, Lane.930, ZhenBei Rd., PuTuo District, Shanghai, China
Date established Jun. 2019
Capital 9,000,000 yuan
number of employees 6
Description of business sale of synthetic resin-related products
Web site http://www.sh-banok.com.cn(comming soon)
E-mail info@sh-banok.com.cn(comming soon)
TEL +86-21-5282-6203
FAX +86-21-6260-9538

VAN NANG BANOK COMPANY LIMITED [Vietnamese Sales Company]

Sales office for the ASEAN region which has its own collaborative molding plant to support all operations from production to shipping.

English name VAN NANG BANOK COMPANY LIMITED
Location 1/15 & 1/17 Tran Binh Trong Str, Ward 5, Binh Thanh Dist, HCMC, VN
Date established Jul. 2014
Capital 300,000 US doller
number of employees 4
Description of business Clothing and accessories products for the apparel industry and export/import, wholesaling and retailing of plastic molds
Web site http://www.vannang-banok.com
E-mail vannang-banok@vannang-banok.com
TEL +84-28-3515-7095
FAX +84-28-3550-1452

海外への取り組み

Toska-Bano'k products has been theBabo'k brand of choice all over the world over many years.
We strive to provide a comprehensive range of services and support so that more customers in a variety of fields can use our products.

Sales of products according to user needs

We develop and sell products required in various fields using our own proprietary technology and know-how.
In particular, our tools that lead to an improvement in work efficiency have earned rave reviews and are widely adopted overseas.

Environmentally-friendly/compliant product lineup

We are also actively developing environmentally-friendly products such as biodegradable resins and natural materials etc. as well as special environmentally-compliant products.

Product lineup by grade

A part of our product lineup is also available in different grades with different price bands so that they can be used in a variety of regions and markets.

Safe and secure Japanese quality

Our products can be used safely and securely as they are based on Japanese quality regardless of whether they are produced overseas or in Japan.

Fulfillment of various standards/regulations/certification/agreements etc.

We will strive to meet your requirements including environmental regulations (REACH/RoHS etc.), safety standards (CE mark etc.), ISO certification, trade agreements and so on.

Establishment of distributors all around the world

We have established distributors all around the world to allow our products to be purchased easily anywhere so you will be referred to a distributor near you. In regions where there are no distributors yet, we are looking into the establishment of new distributors while considering the demand and future potential.
In recent years, we have set up a new distributor in Vietnam. The ASEAN region is covered here.

There is still a lot of hidden potential in expanding the range of applications of our products.