Acknowledgement by President Komori
At the end of the award ceremony, Mr. Yoshiharu Komori, our president and CEO, gave thanks as the representative of the prize winners. After thanking all those concerned, his address continued as follows:
"All of us at Komori are delighted to receive this prestigious award. As we move into a new age, we must create products which move our customers. Quality, digitalization and automation are a matter of course, which means it is vitally important to make products that move people. A machine alone is not enough. There must be harmony between human and machine, and the way we build our machines must be based on consideration for the environment.
I believe design will become increasingly important from now on. I am confident that our united development effort led to our recognition with this award.
The prize will sustain us in our continued efforts towards harmony between human and machine, by which we will build machines with due care for the environment.