Creating the best wetsuits and drysuits
YASUDA Mamoru, Comapnyʼs president
MOBBY’s grew to be a worldwide manufacturer of drysuits and wetsuits. For over 50 years, the company has been a pioneer in bringing product innovation and original, fashionable designs to scuba diving industry. MOBBY’s offers cheerful colors and original designs combined with aesthetic elements made by anatomical cutting technology. The company’s goal is to create a suit that fits like a second skin: a durable and well-fitted suit that provides the ease of movement and comfort.
For safety at sea
Mobby Dick Inc. started creating drysuits and wetsuits for recreational use after the company’s founder, Mr. Yasuda, had a life-changing encounter with a sperm whale when he was still in college. In the interview he explained to us that his vision for the company was to create products that would allow people who love the ocean to experience it while having fun and being safe.
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Be globalized by E-commerce
Since the company is focused on expanding into the international market, they are looking for someone who has multiple language skills, especially someone who is fluent in English, to take part in business dealings and operations in foreign countries. Moreover, the company is also trying to become more globalized by entering the e-commerce market. However, the company’s number of employees trained in digital and online marketing is still limited. To summarize, the company hopes to recruit new graduates trained in the field of digital and online marketing who can speak multiple languages in the nearest future.
Let’s see how wetsuits are made
Not only cutting-edge equipment, but also the diligent work of human hands together create the high-quality products
We were lucky to have the opportunity to take a factory tour. There are many processes which need to be completed in order to create wetsuits/drysuits: measuring, designing, programming, cutting, bonding, and passing the final inspection. This company also repairs suits. All processes are very elaborate, and we realized that the cmpany’s high-quality products wouldn’t exist without employees’ cooperation and dedication. Our tour guide explained to us the differences between wetsuits and drysuits, as well as the differences between various materials used to create them. We saw large cutting-edge machinery, as well as detailed handwork. Through this tour we learned a lot of new information about their products.
International students would like to know
Global market = Global workers?
Given that Mobby Dick Inc. is an international distributor, we asked Mr. Yasuda whether it would be easy for international students to find a job and integrate themselves into his company. He answered with a laugh: “I hope so!”. Communication is incredibly important, especially in a digitally connected world. So naturally, the ability to work and communicate with people all over the world, especially by speaking many languages or having advanced computer programming skills, is a great advantage for prospective employees.
Being local, acting global
We asked Mr. Yasuda how important Japanese language proficiency is for working for his company, as this is something that many international students struggle with. He explained that some Japanese is definitely needed, not just for the job itself, but also for interacting with colleagues, many of whom are locals with a long history in Miyagi prefecture. While the global market is important, he explained, we must also consider the local area. Many people flock to big cities like Tokyo, but there is no need for it living in the digital age. Using the internet, young people can and should consider acting locally and thinking globally.