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Latest update: 30/11/2016 17:49:29

Imao Corporation

We are a machine part manufacturer contributing to energy conservation and quality improvement in Japan’s Monozukuri craftsmanship.

We manufacture and sell various standard machine parts, standard jigs, and aluminum structures for industrial machines. We also develop CAD/CAM systems and provide consulting. We supply standard machine parts and jigs based on our unique concept of standardization. We also contribute to labor-saving and quality improvement in high-mix low-volume production using software technologies epitomizing our unique know-how.

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[Company strength]
Handles, knobs, and other standard machine parts attached to industrial machines and jigs to secure workpieces for metal grinding used to be custom-made piece by piece. In 1967 we became the first to propose standard products applicable to a great variety of purposes. We have been providing people-friendly products that are safe, functional, and good in design ever since as the leading company for standard parts. We will continue to establish relations of trust with our customers, create new business opportunities, and meet various challenges as a manufacturer specialized in handles.

[Business description]
We mainly manufacture, sell, and export or import standard machine parts, standard jigs, and aluminum structures for industrial machines. Our main line of business is also to develop and sell manufacturing information systems (CAD/CAM) and to provide consulting services. We have standard machine parts and jigs based on our unique concept of standardization and software technologies epitomizing our unique know-how. We have a long history of using these advantages to contribute to labor-saving and quality improvement at Monozukuri craftsmanship sites where high-mix low-volume production is the mainstream.

Standard machine part, standard jig, and aluminum structure manufacturing

[Strength of products/technologies]
We listen to our customers and reflect their opinions in our products wherever possible. We plan, develop, and manufacture products ourselves, and also conclude sales tie-ups with excellent manufacturers having the same conception of standardization in Europe and other regions. In this way we contribute to improving on-site productivity and quality in Japan’s Monozukuri craftsmanship. We also give advice to our overseas partners based on the opinions of Japanese customers, who are said to be the most particular about quality in the world.

[Representative's message]
Our company mainly used to standardize, manufacture, and sell machine parts and processing jigs. Recently we have also been promoting orders and development of custom-made products for individual customers. In our overseas expansion activities we have been selling mainly processing jigs by establishing an agency network centering on Europe and America. We will also strengthen exports to China, India, and Southeast Asia.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We will have staff for new customers in the technical department act as the point of contact for inquiries from overseas and major companies. The technical department, manufacturing department, and quality assurance department will work together for technical consulting. Staff will directly visit customers to solve issues where necessary.

[Market share/Ranking]
Standard machine parts: 40%; standard jigs: 45%.

[Awards and media coverage]
Jury Prize of Japan Pack Awards, and Good Design Award (2 items in 2005 and 4 items in 2006).

Kagamihara City Monozukuri Navigator, “Energetic Company Management” (Cases of Creative SME Activities in Fiscal 2001), and many appearances in Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun and Gifu Shimbun.

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program approval.

[Joint research and development]
Gifu University (research and joint development of a jig constraint force monitoring system using semiconductor strain sensors, from 2009 to 2014).

[Factory (domestic)]
main factory, Gifu

[Transaction form]
Sales of products and materials, consignment design and manufacturing, and orders for trial manufacturing and development.

[Transaction terms]
Based on our terms and conditions.

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
DMG Mori Seiki and many other manufacturers through trading firms such as Nichiden, TRUSCO Nakayama, and Yuasa Trading.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
Through sales tie-ups with overseas companies, we import and sell European products and support customers as a manufacturer.

[Exhibition History/Information]
Kansai M-Tech; JAPAN PACK; Mechatronics Technology Japan; EASTPO 2013 China; ENGIMACH 2013 India; Kansai M-Tech (planned); JAPAN PACK (planned); Mechatronics Technology Japan (planned); EASTPO 2014 China (planned).

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Chubu Head Office, SMRJ