Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® Interviews Misumi to Discuss Their Smart Solutions That Empower Engineers to Bring Innovative Ideas to Life

Tune in to Fox Business Network as sponsored programming on December 10, 2016 and Bloomberg International on December 11, 2016. See market-by-market listings below

Los Angeles, CA – December 6, 2016 — Misumi President, Nobu Ashida and Marketing Director, Chris Osos are featured on the award-winning, global TV show, Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®. The segment’s topic is the company’s automated solution for the expansion of new, manufactured innovations.

Misumi is a company that currently serves more than 220,000 customers around the world by supplying mechanical components for factory automation, press die and plastic mold components, cutting tools and gauges. Misumi’s products are seen in a diverse range of industries, including automotive, appliance, semi-conductor, medical and packaging. All 16,000,000 configurable and standard products have been developed based on customers’ input to solve ever-increasing needs for innovative manufacturing solutions. Misumi was founded in 1963 with its USA branch being established in 1988. It has two headquarters: One in Tokyo, Japan and one in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Osos explains how configurable components differ from regular customization, saying, “To create the automation you want, oftentimes the design engineer needs a very specific part, so it’s fully customized. Traditionally, they would have to go to a machine shop with that design and say, ‘Can you make this for us?’ The machine shop would then probably have the customer order a large volume so that the machine shop gets the right amount of scale. For the customer, they’re going to pay a lot more and it’s going to take a lot longer to get. Misumi changes that game! We have a website where you can configure your product with the specifications, the materials, the finishes, everything you need. And for specifications, some of those dimensions we can get down to as fine as a micron. And we can give you one or ten thousand because this is standard operating procedure for us. That’s really a huge value for the customer.”

JL Haber, Vice President of Programming for Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®, is pleased to feature Misumi. He says, “Today, automation is presenting new challenges for manufacturers all over the world. But luckily, Misumi is perfectly positioned to meet these challenges. Misumi has spent years raising the bar in automated solutions. That’s why we’re absolutely thrilled to feature this revolutionary company on our show.”

For more information about improving engineers’ productivity with configurable components, visit

Tune in to see Misumi on Fox Business Network as sponsored programming on December 10, 2016 at 4:30pm ET and Bloomberg International on December 11 at 7:00am GMT and  10:00am CST D.F.

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