Factory of ACE Luggage in Akabira, Hokkaido is the biggest factory in Japan started running in 1971, which produces domestically manufactured luggage.
It is located in Mojiri, Akabira city, Hokkaido, whose site area is approximately 110 square meters. (3 times bigger than Sapporo dome stadium)
Our corporate philosophy is ''CREATIVITY, INNOVATION, EFFORT COLLECTLY''. Since its establishment, with the motto in our hearts, we have been developing various products which had been worth more than price, for over 50 years.
Products like luggage or bags may not put your life at risk directly; however, we've been trying and testing to maintain quality in an honest manner and doing researches and developing because we know even a tiny defect may lead to trouble and inconvenience.
To accomplish your ''safe, secure and comfortable movement'' is our mission.
A.T.I - ACE Technology Institute
We conduct various verification experiments to keep and improve our reliable skills. ACE Technology Institute is a institute to conduct the following tests that match each product characteristic and collect data; for example, the test for new products or parts, verification of durability or that simulating particular situations consumers use our products.
Wheel Running Test
Wheel durability test by rolling 16 km on simulated toad for 4 hour in a row with added weights inside.
Drum Drop Test
A Test to verify durability by dropping a case with added weights inside in the rotateing large drum 3.3 meters in diameter with protrusions and other obstacles inside.
Drop Impact Test
To test strength of wheels by dropping luggage with added weights inside for 5 times from 120cm high by changing angles of wheels and glides 5 times.
Handle Strength Test
To check strength of the handles, locks, wheels and shells with added weights inside by mocing handles up and down 5,000 times at high speed.
To verify durability of the locks and hinges under various situations, open and close lids by human hands.
Temperature Cycling Test
Putting luggage under -20℃ conditions for 24 consecutive hours and leaving it under 40℃ with 85% humidity for another 24 consecutive hours. This is repeated 3 times to verify its durability.
Ball Drop Impact Test
To test strength of shells by dropping 1kg weight onto material of shells from every 10cm hight (Up to 1 meter-high maxium)
Heat and Humidity Resistance Test
To verify durability of parts and stretchy/ adhesive conditions of fabrics, putting luggage under 40℃ eith 85% humidity for 500 consecutive hours.
Surface Friction Test
To check amount and condition of wear and tear, sand shells with abrasive file with a load of 1kg pressure and rotate 250 times.
At our factory in Akabira, Hokkaido, we are working on the following activities as environmentally responsible actions: recycling shells of suitcases, reducing CO2 emitted by running factory, saving energy, etc.Through taking eco-friendly methods and techniques into our manufacturing lines, we're trying to keep that people can experience four seasons and see picturesque landscapes of various locations in a beautiful island nation, Japan as a tourist attraction forever.Then, from small, we diligently contribute to the natural environment protection..