Four UD Trucks employees receive prestigious awards in Japan

UD Trucks News | December 27, 2021
On November 30, UD Trucks' Machining Operator, Hiroshi Nomura was awarded The Order of the Sacred Treasure by the Saitama Prefecture Governor Motohiro Ohno.

In addition Yuya Yamazaki (Vehicle Manufacturing), Kyouhei Hagita (Powertrain Manufacturing), and Yoshimi Ishibashi (Supplier Quality) received the Saitama Meister Award. Moreover, the Yoshimi Ishibashi is the first female to receive the honor from Saitama's manufacturing industry.

The Order of the Sacred Treasure recognizes distinguished achievements in research, business, health care and other social causes. Hiroshi Nomura received the award for his skills as a machinist and for nurturing future generations through his work as a machining testing committee member from 2007 to the present. He also headed the committee for nine years.

Saitama Meister Award goes to highly skilled individuals under the age of 30 who study or work in Saitama Prefecture who are recognized as a role models for aspiring professionals in field of manufacturing. With the inclusion of this year's award winners, a total of 46 UD Trucks employees have received the accolade since it was first awarded in 1996.


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