SAMPYO Cement. uses cutting edge automatic monitoring and control facilities, together with a statistical quality management system to ensure consistent quality. The company produces cement products with high fluidity, ensuring that they meet the highest standards by minimizing quality deviation through automatic sample selection analysis, and carrying out process control based on the results. SAMPYO Cement & Energy has contributed to consumer-centered management activities by producing and supplying products that meet the needs of customers, using technology accumulated over 50 years, and over 350 items of state-of-the-art research equipment. In particular, the company has developed a summer season cement quality support system, enabling it to swiftly respond to customers’ needs through quality monitoring.
We gained a cement quality assessment license from the Ministry of Construction of Japan in 1995, based on our advanced testing technology, and now export over 200,000 tons of cement annually to the Japanese market. In addition, we acquired a patent related to “low alkali cement production technology,” and export more than 1 million tons of cement to the U.S. market. We also acquired the LIP (Laboratory Inspection Program) certificate from the CCRL (Cement & Concrete Reference Laboratory) of NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) under the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1999, a first for an Asian cement company. To achieve this, we had to pass the strict environmental and technological standards set by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials).
The SAMPYO Cement Technology Research Center was founded in 1991 on the principle that national and corporate competitiveness can only be achieved through technological development. The Center has engaged in comprehensive R&D activities, including improving cement processing by developing production technologies and next generation construction materials such as special cement and special concrete. It has also helped raise the functionality and performance of various materials, including new materials, and is currently stepping up research into practical applications to help us maintain our position as a leading cement company.