For more than four centuries, we have been in the business of
providing healthy, comfortable sleep for our customers. But the next century will
bring new challenges. Among those challenges will be the dramatic aging of the
Earth's population. We intend to meet that challenge with a full line of products
for the elderly, from beds and bedding to lifts and home elevators, all of which
have been developed with both the care providers and care recipients in mind.
Our new product line will help make us a total health-care company, providing
solutions for the aged and the handicapped.
Our health-care products help the aged and the handicapped, providing
satisfaction to users and reducing the burden for care providers. But our products
are more than just functional tools; they are also attractive home furnishings.
They are colorful, imaginatively designed and fashionable.
N'Able House is the center of our new health-care business. The
"N" stands for Nishikawa, and "able" stands for ability. This
name reflects our desire to help the aged and the handicapped use their abilities
to the maximum extent possible. Nishikawa now has two N'Able Houses, both highly
regarded for their full range of products and services. We plan to build a franchise
retail chain of N'Able Houses across Japan.
In 1990, we introduced to Japan a made-to-order seating system
based on technology from the United States. We developed "Muatsu Mat",
a mattress that prevents pressure sores, and various kinds of pajamas and bedding
to ease the care of the handicapped and the aged. We also import various related
products from overseas and provide them to our customers through N'Able House
and other shops, department stores and clothing stores.