GC America Inc.
As a general manufacturer of dental care products, GC takes the ordinary people`s perspective, providing true health to the people of the world. GC products are made with the core values of safety and effectiveness, in line with the company`s ethos of putting quality first, and we believe that protecting the global environment is a major part of our mission. We monitor each stage of a product`s life, testing for safety and for the impact of our products on resources and the environment. We scrutinize the production process to ensure that we are conserving energy, conserving resources and minimizing packaging waste. We examine the use of our products to ensure that they are energy saving and economical in terms of the resources they consume, and we examine disposal methods for our products.
People Friendly And Environment Friendly
Through dentists, technicians, hygienists and other dental professionals around the world, GC's quality dental care products make a major contribution to people's health. As a dental product manufacturer of global standing, GC Corporation constantly seeks to produce original products that are environmentally friendly as well as patient friendly and going a step ahead of patient's needs, while at the same time taking great care to minimize the impact of manufacturing processes on the environment.
Producing products that are people friendly and earth friendly, we will continue to create highly value-added products so as to provide oral health to the people of the world during the 21st century, a century we regard as the century of health.
ISO Certification, The Deming Application Prize And The Japan Quality Medal
Naturally, GC seeks to minimize any adverse effects, paying maximum attention to the issue of the environment from the time each product is developed until its use by the consumer. As a result of GC's endeavors in this respect, the company earned ISO 9001 Quality Systems certification in 1994, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification in 1998. GC topped this in 2000 by becoming the first company in the dental industry to be awarded the Deming Application Prize. In 2003, GC was certified for ISO 13485, and in 2004, GC became only the 18th company in the world to have won the Japan Quality Medal, the pinnacle of quality control. As a further mark of the company's reputation, the global marketplace has come to recognize GC's products as being synonymous with quality and eco-friendliness.
With an outstanding range of some 600 different excellent product types marketed in over 100 countries, GC is helping to maintain the health of people the world over. Given the importance of prediting and supporting different market demands from one region to the next, GC's approach is to site its manufacturing operations in the optimum location for each market. Naturally, the company's three main manufacturing bases around the world are all ISO-certified and deliver products of the highest quality.
Whether you’re a dental professional, a dental industry colleague who shares our longstanding commitment to improved oral health or someone looking for a mission-driven, global organization to grow your career, we’re delighted you found us and pleased to share our unique story.
GC America Inc. is a leading private manufacturer of professional consumable dental care products and one of the fastest growing dental companies in the world. Founded in 1992, we are the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of GC Corporation, the world’s fourth-largest professional dental consumables manufacturer, which has been based in Tokyo, Japan since it was founded in 1921.
We dedicate ourselves to customer needs and deliver the highest quality products because our cross-cultural corporate identity is grounded in a unique philosophy called “Semui,” a Japanese term drawn from ancient Buddhist teachings that means to put the needs of others ahead of one’s own.
A 2014 recipient of the Deming Prize for total quality management (TQM), GC America is the first U.S. dental company and only the fourth company in the country to earn one of the world’s oldest and most widely recognized total quality awards.
We offer a unique, globally inspired value proposition for our Associates, and we have exciting growth and expansion plans. Thus, we are continually seeking new Associates who care about growing meaningful and rewarding careers while promoting oral health as a vital link to the quality and longevity of human lives.
We’d like to invite you to learn more about our products and the people that define our growing company. We believe advancing and supporting the interests of good oral health on a global scale can change lives for the better, and we strive to demonstrate that commitment every day.
True products are made for the good of others, not for your own sake. In other words, they coexist for mutual benefits.
GCA's corporate philosophy can be summarized in one short , but richly significant word: SEMUI. Semui is a term drawn from ancient Buddhist teachings and literally means 'There is no fear if you do nothing for your own sake.” Although the original meaning includes more profound philosophical ideas, one can compare it with the similar Golden Rule: 'Do Unto Others as You Would Like Them to Do Unto You.'
This philosophy was originally espoused by Kiyoshi Nakao, one of the founders of GC.
How is this practiced in daily work? Associates of GC Corporation ask themselves:
- Is this decision truly beneficial to the customers?
- Is this decision truly made for the benefit of the Associates?
To be the number one dental company in the U.S.
GC America's future is grounded in the energy we create for our associates, and ultimately, our customers and their patients. Therefore, we work for the good of our workforce, our communities our customers - and ultimately for improved oral health for individuals throughout the world.
Our Japanese colleagues call this the 'Nakama' Spirit...the synergy of colleagues who all benefit from working together in a positive environment. 'Nakama' is the foundation on which we build our corporate environment - allowing Associates to take on new challenges without fear of failure. It is the driving force behind our policy to hold others in high esteem, no matter what their position, and to practice a constructive approach to every challenge. By setting aside organizational barriers, and encouraging communication, the result is a workplace where everybody can make the most of their abilities.