JES INNOVATION CENTER
JES INNOVATION CENTER LAB

Our Strengths

JES Innovation Center (JIC)
/ JES Innovation Center Lab (JIL)

Integrated Technical Research Center with the First High-Rise Test Towers for an Independent Elevator Maintenance Company

The motto that inspires us in our work is "Safety above anything else." The JES Group has consolidated the technical bases that support its services and strengthened its preparedness and measures in the event of an emergency problem such as failure, stoppage, or a natural disaster. This enables the development of cutting-edge technology with the Group's high-rise test towers - the first for an independent maintenance company - to aim for an improvement in the quality of services. The towers also play a role as a facility through which the JES Group communicates its attitude toward safety.

About JIC & JIL

Name:
JES Innovation Center
Premise area:
4,923.61 square meters
Total floor area:
5,608.73 square meters
Size:
3 stories
High-rise test tower of about 50 meters
4 elevators for testing
Completion date:
October 13, 2017
  • ・The first independent high-rise test tower to enable cutting-edge technology development
  • ・Allowed for a doubling of modernization service capacity
  • ・The control center has been strengthening its business continuity plan (BCP), and has installed facilities that can withstand a major disaster.
Name:
JES Innovation Center Lab
Premise area:
2,673.64 square meters
Total floor area:
3,525.78 square meters
Size:
3 stories
High-rise test tower of about 33 meters
6 elevators for testing
Completion date:
October 2, 2020
  • ・Transfer of development-related departments to further improve R&D functions
  • ・Strengthen performance inspection capabilities for parts procured overseas
  • ・Accelerate the development of JES’s unique “Quick Renewal” renewal service that realizes low cost over a short time
  • ・Further expand parts center to strengthen the ability to respond to malfunctions

1.Machine Room

2.Shaft

3.Pit

4.Control Center

Expanded capacity allows full support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for an ever-increasing number of customers. Monitors instantly display customer information when a call comes in using the CTI function linking telephone lines to computers. Provides strong BCP response, with power supplied through emergency power generation, solar power generation, and power supply vehicles. JES is fully prepared to help preserve customer safety and security in the event of a disaster.

5.Parts Center

The Parts Center maintains the largest stock of parts of any independent maintenance company, focusing on genuine manufacturer parts. This enables a quick turnaround system for emergency problems such as breakdowns and stoppages 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To prevent static electricity damage to electronic components, all walls, floors, and ceilings are coated with antistatic paint. Temperature, humidity, and air intake/exhaust are all carefully controlled to prevent electronic component deterioration. By helping to maintain the best parts condition and ample inventory space, these facilities have enabled a more thorough management system than ever before, both in terms of quality and quantity.

6.Technical Support

The training floor helps raise more elevator professionals. Previously scattered elevator and escalator training facilities have now been consolidated into one area. This enables a wide range of application-focused educational training programs, with classrooms holding a maximum of 200 people training at once, and actual equipment for training purposes.
The quality of Step 24 , the JES Group's unique training program, will see further improvement through enhanced actual-equipment training using the test tower and the entrance hall escalator.

7.Modernization

The Modernization and Production floor includes Machinery Storage for spare traction machines and controllers, a Machine Control Room for tuning and parts assembly, and a Test Tower for checking elevator operation.
The first floor section has ceilings about seven meters high so enormous 10-tonne trucks can enter. Large, heavy elevator components can now be raised and lowered by crane, dramatically improving work efficiency.
The rational design allows expanded parts storage and has more than doubled elevator modernization capacity.

8.R & D

Research and verification in the test tower dramatically increased R&D speed for the next generation control panel, which serves as the elevator’s "brain.” It also aids in updating the remote inspection service PRIME, to which the JES group is the sole independent maintenance company patent holder. It plays a central role in promoting the JES Group's sustainable growth by engaging in a wide range of R&D projects that will open the path to its future.

  • 1.Machine Room

  • 2.Shaft

  • 3.Pit

  • 4.Control Center

    Expanded capacity allows full support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for an ever-increasing number of customers. Monitors instantly display customer information when a call comes in using the CTI function linking telephone lines to computers. Provides strong BCP response, with power supplied through emergency power generation, solar power generation, and power supply vehicles. JES is fully prepared to help preserve customer safety and security in the event of a disaster.

  • 5.Parts Center

    The Parts Center maintains the largest stock of parts of any independent maintenance company, focusing on genuine manufacturer parts. This enables a quick turnaround system for emergency problems such as breakdowns and stoppages 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To prevent static electricity damage to electronic components, all walls, floors, and ceilings are coated with antistatic paint. Temperature, humidity, and air intake/exhaust are all carefully controlled to prevent electronic component deterioration. By helping to maintain the best parts condition and ample inventory space, these facilities have enabled a more thorough management system than ever before, both in terms of quality and quantity.

  • 6.Technical Support

    The training floor helps raise more elevator professionals. Previously scattered elevator and escalator training facilities have now been consolidated into one area. This enables a wide range of application-focused educational training programs, with classrooms holding a maximum of 200 people training at once, and actual equipment for training purposes.
    The quality of Step 24 , the JES Group's unique training program, will see further improvement through enhanced actual-equipment training using the test tower and the entrance hall escalator.

  • 7.Modernization

    The Modernization and Production floor includes Machinery Storage for spare traction machines and controllers, a Machine Control Room for tuning and parts assembly, and a Test Tower for checking elevator operation.
    The first floor section has ceilings about seven meters high so enormous 10-tonne trucks can enter. Large, heavy elevator components can now be raised and lowered by crane, dramatically improving work efficiency.
    The rational design allows expanded parts storage and has more than doubled elevator modernization capacity.

  • 8.R & D

    Research and verification in the test tower dramatically increased R&D speed for the next generation control panel, which serves as the elevator’s "brain.” It also aids in updating the remote inspection service PRIME, to which the JES group is the sole independent maintenance company patent holder. It plays a central role in promoting the JES Group's sustainable growth by engaging in a wide range of R&D projects that will open the path to its future.

BCP(Business Continuity Plan)

The JES Group has formulated a plan for the continuation and early recovery of business activities by minimizing damage to important operations in the event of a disaster. The JIC and JIL are able to supply power with emergency power generation, solar power generation and a power supply vehicle. This means that the safety and security of the Group's customers are fully supported with complete preparedness in the event of a disaster.

Environmental Response

Use of LED lighting

Use of LED lighting

LED lighting achieves an overwhelmingly long life and power-saving compared to regular lighting. This makes it possible to reduce CO2 emissions by about 60%. It emits less harmful light such as ultraviolet rays and uses heat rays that do not emit harmful rays, giving it the characteristic of people-friendliness.

Greenery Development Project

Greenery Development Project

The JES Group is actively engaged in greenery development activities in the environment around the JIC and JIL together with Wako City. Greenery absorbs carbon dioxide and is said to alleviate the heat island phenomenon through transpiration. By forming beautiful landscapes as habitats for birds and insects, the Group is actively participating in the creation of a pleasant city with warmth and tranquility

Community Initiatives

The JES Group is working on various future-oriented initiatives for the safety and security of the community.