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Latest update： 09/05/2019 11:52:09
KIHARA WORKS Co., Ltd.
We are a long-established drying machinery maker that is growing with its technology to control temperature and humidity.
We are a long-established drying machinery maker (established in 1902). Since we were designated as a leaf tobacco dryer manufacturer by the Ministry of Finance Monopoly Bureau in 1928, we have been engaged in temperature and humidity control and are the oldest existing manufacturer in this field. We have accumulated exceptional expertise and developed highly advanced temperature and humidity control technologies. In recent years, we have updated our production line to manage all the processes in an integrated manner, from fabrication, welding, and painting to assembly. Since then we even more vigorously been expanding sales channels in different industries in addition to food processing. We are increasing our business record with the IT industry, and receiving orders for automated soldering equipment.
[Company strength] We engage in all production processes from development and manufacturing to sales. On the manufacturing side, we have a production line that integrates fabrication, welding, painting, and assembly, and are able to internally manage all processes and respond to customers rapidly. Planning for new products is handled in-house. Our Development Division has personnel who specialize in heat, wind, electricity, and power equipment. A comprehensive service structure is provided through qualified sales staff members deployed in 14 offices nationwide to provide maintenance and management. Our integrated line that covers four processes, namely fabrication, welding, painting, and assembly is one of our strengths, which enables us to manage products meticulously and adjust our production flexibly. Leveraging our "4 process integrated management", we have entered into OEM contracts in the high-tech industries, such as automated reflow soldering equipment for IT industry. We are working hard every day to improve our manufacturing technologies to meet even higher customer demand. [Business description] We develop, manufacture, and sell various types of dryers, greenhouse heating equipment, and the like. We also manufacture automated reflow soldering devices and sell agricultural materials . [Industry] Manufacturing [Strength of products/technologies] We are the oldest in the industry and have been designated by the Ministry of Finance Monopoly Bureau as a leaf tobacco dryer manufacturer. Since the designation, we have been operating with our principal focus on the development, manufacture, and sale of dryers , and have developed advanced temperature and humidity management technologies. We were awarded the country's first “Excellent Energy Conservation Award” for our food and agriculture forestry and fishery dryer, which has become renowned for its energy conservation properties. We have also been awarded the "Monozukuri Japan Grand Award” under the Prime Minister's Commendation Program and the “Science and Technology Award” under the Minister of Education Culture , Sports, Science and Technology Commendation Program among others. Our track record in the research and development of drying technology is highly regarded by national institutions. [Representative's message] We are, with the drying expertise accumulated over time, trying to develop new technologies and expand our sales channels for other markets that require drying operations , such as food processing, medicine, and forestry. In the food products area, drying agricultural produce can create significant benefits in storage and transportation, while adding value to the raw materials. This technology has drawn attention as an effective tool for product development, especially for effective use of non-standard items. We look forward to receiving inquiries from customers who are considering product development as well as primary growers who consider diversifying their business into processing and distribution leveraging drying. Our integrated line that covers four processes, namely fabrication, welding, painting, and assembly is one of our strengths, which enables us to manage products meticulously and adjust our production flexibly. Leveraging our "4 process integrated management", we have entered into OEM contracts in the high-tech industries, such as automated reflow soldering equipment for the IT industry. We are capable of designing and manufacturing equipment. Please consult us for details. [Company structure for market development/overseas expansion] Our Yamaguchi head office mainly responds to inquiries through our website. We also have 10 offices with sales staff members across Japan, from Tohoku to Kyushu and Shikoku , which are well-structured and provide swift sales activities nationwide. Our Development Division and Manufacturing Division will respond rapidly to requests for new development and manufacturing projects. For overseas inquiries , please contact the Head Office Sales Division. [Market share/Ranking] Share in leaf tobacco dryer 50% or more [Awards and media coverage] [Awards] “30th Excellent Energy Conservation Equipment Commendation” (Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Company Award); Prime Minister Commendation Program “4th Monozukuri Japan Grand Award (Chugoku Economic Bureau Director Award)”; Minister of Education Culture Sports Science and Technology Commendation Program “Fiscal 2012 Science and Technology Award (Technology Area) ” among others. [Media] Yomiuri Shimbun “Yamaguchi’s Dry Goods are Good” (October 20 2013); Japan Economic Journal “Drum Type Dryers Dedicated to Royal Ferns and Other Wild Vegetables” (May 15 2013); Asahi Shimbun “About the Drum Dryer Dedicated to Edible Wild Plants” (May 29 2013); TV Tokyo among others . [Authorization/Certification] ISO 9001. Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Marine Business "6th Industrialization Advisor” and “Voluntary Planner” certifications [Factory (domestic)] 3106-1 Akiho, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture [Other sites] 3106-1 Akiho, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture [Transaction form] Orders for prototype development , OEM agreements, licensing agreements, joint development , contract processing, product and materials sales, and the like [Transaction terms] Our preferred terms and conditions are immediate payment after delivery and acceptance. [Main Clients / Business History (domestic)] Japan Tobacco Inc. (leaf tobacco dryer and others 1928 – present) National Tobacco Growers Union, JA , mushroom growing cooperatives, forestry cooperatives , food related trading companies , food product manufacturers, universities, government agencies, research institutions, and the like [Exhibition History/Information] International Food Industry Fair FOOMA 2013 "Agriculture Frontier 2012 ” Small and Medium Enterprise Fair 2010 International Food Industry Fair FOOMA 2014 (planned)
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- Chugoku Head Office, SMRJ