UNIPRES

  • The global leader in total press engineering

    Design-in: The strength of Unipres is our total press engineering,
    from new design proposals matching the automaker's needs to parts development, prototyping and mass production.

  • Car Body Press Technology Solving the dilemma of light weight versus safety

    Achieving both light body weight and safety is a tough problem to solve. Simply making the steel plate thinner to save weight diminishes its collision strength. Unipres employs HTSS forming technology along with product design technology to solve this dilemma. By applying our expertise in structural parts, we are aiming for further weight reductions.

    HTSS forming technology

    Freely processing light and strong high tensile strength steel makes it more widely applicable.

    Product design technology

    Light weight and strength are achievedby optimizing body structure.

    Car Body Press Technology Each component making up a car body offers new added-value to the vehicle.

    At Unipres, we make original design proposals for each body module to meet all kinds of automaker needs and realize automobiles with outstanding performance along with light weight. Unipres’s distinctive press technology plays a vital part in every component.

  • Precision Press Technology Pressing also realizes this degree of precision.

    Transmission components for automobiles require precision and strength. Building on our car body press technology, we developed innovative technology for producing transmission parts by means of precision pressing, in place of the conventional casting, forging, and cutting processes. Along with high strength and 1/1000mm-level precision processing, considerable cost savings can be realized. In addition, by pursuing highly efficient manufacturing aimed at resource conservation and CO2 reduction, we are helping to protect the earth. This is the ultimate in press technology, essential for creating automobiles of the future.

    Precision Press Technology Fuel-efficient CVT is kind to the environment.

    We are pursuing new possibilities for press technology, toward the creation of high-performance transmission parts.

  • The world's lightest* floor under-cover made with foam molding material also with excellent aerodynamic, heat resistance, and sound absorption qualities

* 50 percent lighter weight (1.0kg/unit) than conventional products (internal data, 2008 as base point)

    Plastic Press Technology Innovative technology realizes the world's lightest products.

    Plastic parts formerly made by injection molding can now be made by pressing. Using innovative technology derived from our body press know-how, we are producing the world's lightest plastic parts for automobiles, with far greater productivity and at competitive costs. Our goal now is to contribute to overall lighter vehicle weight by applying plastic-forming technology to structural parts.

    Plastic Press Technology Our one-of-a-kind press technology will revolutionize plastic molding.

  • “Unified Commitment to Manufacturing”
    results in consistent high efficiency and quality at all our global sites.

    Production technology is the key to highly efficient, high-quality mass production of compelling products at plants around the world.
    Our highly advanced technology is achieved, through our motto, "Unified Commitment to Manufacturing," and by merging our own unique press and assembly technologies with digital technology in all processes from development to production.

Press technology
Original technology and equipment create products
with worldwide consistent quality.

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  • 3D technology used for front pillar forming analysis
  • Completed die

Unipres takes advantage of our own forming simulations to discover potential problems in the pressing processes and to optimize the production methods, number of steps, equipment, and die specifications. Especially for precision pressing, where a high degree of accuracy is required, our dies are micromachined to 1/1000mm precision. In addition, for the pressing of high-tensile materials, which requires highly advanced technology, dies undergo trials on a pilot line in Japan (using presses of the same specifications as actual production lines) before they are supplied to each global site. By ensuring quality and productivity in this way, the same high level of quality is achieved on large transfer presses delivered to global sites in a short time.

Deployment of large transfer presses meeting globalization needs

・26 units of large transfer press (2000-3500 tons), which can process high-tensile materials, are introduced in our global sites.
・Highly efficient, high-quality mass production is available at our plants around the world.

Assembly technology Know-how and a passion for craftsmanship live and breathe in every part of the assembly line.

Developing equipment and jigs for assembly processes is another specialty of Unipres. We have achieved cost reduction and faster production by developing our own universal robot line for assembling four different types of parts on one piece of equipment. In developing assembly facilities, we use robot simulations to discover potential problems and optimize the equipment specifications. Trials are run on a pilot line in Japan, resulting in equipment that produces consistently high-quality products and enabling quick setup for mass production at global production plants.

  • Simulation of robot integrated with jig
  • A jig is tested on a pilot line.

Quality control Our top salespersons are of world-class quality.

The aim of the Unipres worldwide quality control system is zero defects.
By basing quality control on the same standards at all our global sites, we provide the highest quality anywhere.

Global network To respond to needs for the supply of high-quality automobile parts, Unipres is continuing to expand its network throughout
the world.

The overseas expansion of automobile manufacturers is accelerating each year. As an automobile parts manufacturer that meets the needs of its customers, Unipres provides support for the development and production of automobiles to realize global strategy. We deliver the highest quality products all over the world in a timely manner. Furthermore, Unipres continues to strengthen cooperation among our sites all over the world with regional headquarters in North America, Europe and China, with the head office functioning as the core site.

Business Activities» Offices and Plants


  • Car body Products

  • Plastic-pressed Products

  • Precision-pressed Products

  • Dies, Jigs and Tools

  • Business Office / Regional Headquarters / Sales Company

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Japan

  • Head Office
    Unipres R&D
  • Tochigi Plant (Moka)
  • Tochigi Plant (Oyama)
  • Unipres kyushu
  • Sagami Office Tool & Die Plant
  • Fuji Office Fuji Plant (Fuji)
  • Fuji Plant (Fujinomiya)
  • Unipres Precision Corporation
  • Unipres Mold Corporation

Americas

  • Unipres North America, Inc.
  • Unipres U.S.A., Inc.
  • Unipres Southeast U.S.A., Inc.
  • Unipres Alabama, Inc.
  • Unipres Mexicana
    (The First Plant)
  • Unipres Mexicana
    (The Second Plant)
  • MA Automotive Brazil Ltd.

Europe

  • Unipres Europe, SAS
  • Unipres (UK) Limited
  • UM Corporation, SAS

Asia

  • Unipres (China) Corporation
  • Unipres Guangzhou Corporation
  • Unipres Zhengzhou Corporation
  • Unipres Precision Guangzhou Corporation
  • Unipres India Private Limited
  • Unipres (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • PT. Unipres Indonesia
  • UNIPRES SUNRISE CORPORATION