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Chronicles

1953March

Past founder Yahachi Sugimoto started Kyowa Seisakusho Co. at 638 Yokota Takaoka-shi and started iron casting business.Capital: 900,000 yen.

1957October

Capital: 1.8 million yen.

1961March

Capital: 2 million yen.  Up scaled to a stock company.

  September

Qualified by the Osaka Rail Road Supervising Office, the company was assigned as the official factory for casting and machining of the National Rail iron base blocks.

  Novenber

Based on the Act on Promotion of Specific Machinery Industries, Kyowa received an investment from Japan Finance Corporation for Small and Medium Enterprise.

1962December

The new factory was built at Chokeiji Takaoka site, completing the 1st stage production equipment investment.

1964April

Capital: 12million yen.

1967March

Expanded the casting Factory, reinvesting and relocating machines which completed the 2nd equipment investment.

1969March

Capital: 16 million yen.

1971March

Capital: 21.5 million yen.

1972January

A low frequency induction furnace was installed.

  February

February Executed our quality stabilization project, and joined the Japan High Strength Catt Iron Society.

1973February

Built the brand new No.2 factory and introduced an AVS-4 automatic molding machine.

  September

Capital: 30 million yen.

1976May

Assigned as the Japan Water Works Association approved factory for the cast iron fitting components.

1978May

V-Process machine was introduced.

1978June

capital: 39 million yen.

1981August

Assigned as the Japan Water Works Association approved factory for the cast iron fittings inspection factory.

1983October

Granted as the licensed Meahanite casting technology practicing factory.

1984September

Started to operate the Kanayama Factory (specialized in small products) in Kosugi-machi Imizu-shi.

1985September

Capital: 48.75 million yen.

  October

Built the brand new Shipping Center to rationalize our shipping operation.

1986October

Introduced a high frequency induction furnace intending to upgrade and stabilize the material quality.

1988May

Introduced an SMS production line to the Chokeiji Factory and improved the small product production efficiency.

  August

Closed the Kanayama Factory and merged its function to the Headquarters for rationalization.

1989November

Introduced an Emission spectrophotometric analyzer to upgrade our quality control level.

1991May

Introduced office automation to rationalize the operation of order receiving-production-shipping-accounts processing.

1992April

Acquired the land for new the factory in the Yokkaichi Industrial Park in Takaoka-shi.

1995May

Introduced a green mold sand automatic kneading equipment to automate and stabilize the casting molds.

1996April

Started to build the Yokkaichi new factory.

  September

Capital: 80 million yen.

1997March

Started to operate the new Yokkaichi Headquarters/Factory.

1999December

Capital: 92 million yen.

2000July

Acquired ISO 9002 certificate (area: pig iron casting products manufacturing).

 October

Introduced a 3-D spin arm measurement apparatus.

2001April

Introduced a business control system to achieve consistent control from order receiving to all the way through production management and shipping using personal computers.

2002February

Capital: 100 million yen.

  March

March  Company’s 50th anniversary.

  July

Acquired JIS Q 9001:2000/ISO9001:200 (area: pig iron cast product design, development and manufacturing)

2005August

Built the new shipping Center in the Headquarter property to speed up inspection and shipping operations.

  October

Issued the private placement bond certified by the Credit Guarantee Corporation.

2006April

Introduced 3 NC lathes and started to machine in-house.

  April

Introduced the setting analysis software, JSCAS.

  July

Terminated Meahanite contract.

  September

Started to build the warehouse for WIP products and models to accommodate increasing production. Established a consistent operation flow system from order receiving ミ production to shipping.

 November

Our management innovation plan was approved by Toyama governor.

2008April

Introduced a vertical MC machine and strengthened our in-house machining capability > acquired EA21(eco-action) certificate.

2011October

Built the new inspection factory and strengthened our quality assurance system.

  October

Issued the private placement bond certified by Hokuriku Bank (100 million yen).

  November

Exhibited in the Messe Nagoya exhibition.

2013March

Companyユs 60th anniversary.

  November

Introduced a multi joint special coordinates measurement equipment (3D measurement eqiopment)

  December

Established a Chinese trading entity, “Qingdao Kyowa Trading Co.”

2014March

Issued the Hokugin Eco private placement bond (50 million yen) certified by Hokuriku Bank.

  April

Issued the private placement bond (50 million yen) certified by Takaoka Shinkin Bank.

  September

Participated the FBC Shanghai 2014 (Japan China FACTORY NETWORK BUSINESS CONFERENCE)