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New President Challenge 2001 / Product development vital to fortunes of 2 firms
This is the 13th installment of a series of interviews with company presidents who have recently taken office.
'Back to basics' pledge on quality
Takashi Matsuura, 58, who was recently appointed to head Toyota Gosei Co., urged the firm's workers to get "back to the basics" of creating high-quality products.
For the auto-parts manufacturer, it is vital to do more business with firms outside Toyota Motor Corp. and its related groups.
About 70 percent of its sales accounts are with Toyota or its related firms.