News Releases 2018Meiden and Meiden Aqua Business obtain ISO 55001 certification

Meidensha Corporation (Meiden) and Meiden Aqua Business Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Meiden, obtained the ISO 55001 certification, an international standard for asset management systems, from the Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality (JACO) on October 26. The certificate awarding ceremony was held at Meiden’s headquarters in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, on November 15.

The areas covered by the ISO 55001 certification are comprehensive consignment of business activities and technological proposals in the water supply and sewerage sector. JACO is a certification body for standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Meiden is the first heavy electrical equipment maker in Japan to obtain this certification. In September, Meiden Facility Service Corporation* became the first Meiden Group company to receive the certification.

Meiden and Meiden Aqua Business obtained the certification as part of their ongoing asset management endeavors designed to properly maintain and renew facilities in the water supply and sewerage sector at a time when social infrastructure built during and after Japan’s high economic growth from the late 1950s to the early 1970s is rapidly aging. Asset management standards are being embraced by many countries, and the ISO 55001 certification could become a prerequisite for submitting a bid for a project. Meiden and Meiden Aqua Business expect the certification will boost opportunities for them to win more contracts.

Meiden and Meiden Aqua Business aim to further improve social infrastructure and enhance their business performance. 

ISO 55001

ISO 55001 is an international standard set by the International Organization for Standardization. It encompasses requirements for efficiently and systematically managing social infrastructure facilities, such as water supply and sewerage, roads, bridges and railways, so that the facilities will continue to perform their original functions. The standard also includes management of capital, human resources and information.

Meiden’s water infrastructure business

Meiden introduced an electric motor to Japan’s first-ever sewerage facility in 1922. The company has supplied such products as equipment for receiving and transforming ultra-high voltage electricity, power distribution facilities, power generation facilities, water quality sensors and monitoring and control systems for more than half a century. In recent years, Meiden has taken on new challenges including facility maintenance, cloud system-assisted services and flood damage monitoring services that use Internet of Things technologies. The ISO 55001 certification is expected to help Meiden’s business operations related to public-private partnerships (PPP).

Meiden Aqua Business Corporation

Working jointly with Meiden’s Water Infrastructure System Department, the company operates and maintains water supply and sewerage facilities, manages water pipes and runs businesses related to water supply equipment.


Organizations’ names
Public Private Partnership (PPP) Business Development Division (PPP Business Sales Engineering Section, FM Service Support & Administration Section, Sukagawa Operation Office), Water Infrastructure Systems (WIS) Business Unit of Meidensha Corporation Sukagawa Operation Office Annex of Business Operation Department , Operation Division, Meiden Aqua Business Corporation

Certification type
ISO 55001: 2014 (JIS Q 55001 2017)

Area covered by certification
Comprehensive consignment of business operations and technological proposals in the water supply and sewerage sector.

Meiden Aqua Business President Tatsuya Seki, left; JACO President Kazuo Tatsukami, center; and Yosuke Okamoto, General Manager of Meiden’s WIS Business Unit, at a certificate awarding ceremony on November 15.

Note) Meiden Facility Service Corporation’s main business operations are the maintenance and operation of various facilities such as buildings and plants, in addition to energy-related management and maintenance.

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