And by the way, this is just WILD!
In the late eighties when the vast majority of Japanese component manufacturers moved production overseas, Nitto kept production in Japan.
When materials moved on and the push from teams and enthusiasts was for ever-lighter components, they investigated using carbon fibre, but decided to carry on doing what they did best rather than learning a new trick.
Nitto’s president Mr Yoshigawa, now at the helm for 40 years states: “ We made the decision to focus on quality as we knew we could not compete with Chinese made components on price. All of our staff are highly experienced, allowing us to make better goods by hand than any automated machine.”