ITO products are currently used in medical facilities in many countries around the world. This is due to the fact that, as a pioneer in this field in Japan, ITO was quick to embrace the worldwide mainstream concept of EBM (Evidence Based Medicine), and continually incorporate it into the development of innovative equipment. Our quality environmental management system is certified to satisfy the ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 , and our products comply with MDD (EU), UL and FDA (U.S.A). We recently made an investment in the construction of a new Reliability Control Center that will enable us to supply even safer equipment with further quality improvements. We believe that our dedication to quality will gain us the trust of more and more people around the world.
It is vital for top athletes to maintain peak condition and recover as quickly as possible from injuries. ITO physiotherapy equipment plays an important role in enabling this goal to be achieved. Our equipment helped athletes to maintain their condition in the 2002 World Cup held in Japan and Korea, as well as in the 2004 Athens Olympics. ITO is certified as an official sponsor of the Japan Judo Federation, supporting athletes on the Japanese team and other judo enthusiasts. We are actively involved in the sports world based on the experience we have gained in both the medical and sporting fields.
The International Division mainly exports physiotherapy equipment to more than 100 countries. In order to customize products to meet the needs and conditions of our various trading partners, we have established foreign offices in China and Vietnam providing comprehensive consulting services concerning rehabilitation and training physical therapists as required. Our high-quality products conform to various applicable standards in Europe and the United States (the ISO, MDD, UL, and FDA standards, to name a few) and meet with high acclaim worldwide. The division also imports and introduces equipment made in Europe and the United States to the Japanese market. ITO has another 4 sales divisions specialized to Japanese domestic market.
To further increase consumer confidence, we have established a company-wide control system focusing on quality in every stage of our operations from product development, to production and customer service and also work on meeting global standards. As a key element in this system, we built the Reliability Control Center which was completed in 2004.