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Latest update: 07/09/2019 10:18:46

Kumonos Corporation Co., Ltd.

We have an advantage in measurement and surveying using 3D measurement and our unique measurement system.

Our company is engaged in general surveying and also in surveying existing structures. We developed the KUMONOS crack measurement system, which is capable of measuring structural cracks and shapes from a distant location. We provide quick, accurate measurement services using a 3D laser scanner system, which is capable of instantaneously acquiring the shape of an environment as a large quantity of points.

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[Company strength]
We meet a wide variety of clients' needs ranging from construction to maintenance, providing the service of geodetical survey conducted by our experienced and skilled surveyors, structures mapping using 3D laser scanner, and external wall diagnosis using our own technology, KUMONOS. Also, we have know-how related to the development and production of new technologies. Our target covers a wide range such as whole city, tunnel, bridge, buildings, structural property, and plumbing in plant facility, and our experience is ranked in the Japan's top level. We look forward to your request.

[Business description]
Structure maintenance and management needs have recently been growing. Our company is engaged in general surveying and also in surveying existing structures to meet these needs. We developed crack measurement system "KUMONOS", which is capable of measuring structural cracks and other damages from a distant location. We also provide quick, accurate measurement services using a 3D laser scanner system, which is capable of acquiring the shape of an environment as a large quantity of points. We have begun activities for KUMONOS sales and measurement services not only in Japan but also overseas.

[Industry]
Surveying and Measurement

[Strength of products/technologies]
We were the first surveying company to employ a 3D laser scanner. We established a technique and know-how for high-precision measurement and analysis through approximately 500 projects. 
Our "KUMONOS" and "Baum Station" make it possible to remotely measure the objects which were not measurable. We can remotely measure crack shape and width using KUMONOS, and the center of cylindrical and spherical object using Baum Station. KUMONOS is widely used for infrastructures and building. Baum Station and its application system are now useful for pile driving in construction sites.  

[Representative's message]
Developing new products imposes a great managerial burden on SMEs, and is very risky in overseas business expansion. Collaboration with major companies and support by public organs are indispensable for solving these problems. Our company is engaged in a niche business, but we have many excellent products and technologies that have been proven in Japan and abroad. We have thoroughly established quick information sharing within the company and we are confident about quick decision-making. We aim to provide optimal solutions meeting various needs, and to be a unique company selected by customers in Japan and abroad.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We have staff in the sales department and the international business department to handle inquiries from new customers in Japan and abroad. Staff in the technical department will handle technical inquiries and directly visit customers as required for explanations and demonstrations about technical details. The president will directly oversee support for new customers including information collection and management. We will support every customer sincerely and carefully.

[Market share/Ranking]
3D laser scanner and KUMONOS measurements: Top market share in Japan
KUMONOS and Baum Station globally patented (exclusive sales)

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
Japan Institute of Construction Engineering, Infrastructure Technology Development Award (2009); Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Minister’s Science and Technology Award (development section), (2010); The 5th Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Nippon Grand Award, Prize of Excellence (2013); etc.

[Media]
TV: NHK World, “Science View” (July 2014); BS12; Nikkei CNBC; SUN TV, “Kenja no Sentaku: Leaders” (January 2013); ABC TV, “Ohayo Call” (October 2006); etc.
Newspapers: Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Sankei Shimbun, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, Nishinippon Shimbun, etc.

*NHK WORLD TV "Science View"
Here is the link to the TV program on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BONWL0hPxvs

[Authorization/Certification]
[Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry] New Partnership Program approval
[Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism] New Technology Information System (NETIS), associate recommended technology


[Joint research and development]
Osaka University (joint research on technologies concerning Baum Station and MMS), Ritsumeikan University (joint research on technologies concerning KUMONOS and external wall diagnosis and repair methods), and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (joint development of pile-driving navigation system).
We have carried out collaborative R&D with Osaka University, Ritsumeikan University, and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation.

[Intellectual property]
[USA]
No. US7667823B2
"OPTICAL DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MEASURING THE DIMENSION OF OBJECT USING OPTICAL DEVICE."
*We hold the same patents in China, Korea and Europe (Switzerland, Germany, France and Sweden).

[Japan]
We have approximately 30 patents in regard to surveying instruments and technologies.

[Other sites]
Tokyo office, Kyoto business office

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Surveying consigned from prefectural civil engineering offices, construction consultants, Obayashi Corporation, Kajima Corporation, Takenaka Corporation, and the likeSurveying for ODA consigned from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012 and 2013)

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
[Overseas Trade]Sales of "KUMONOS": USA, Sweden, Vietnam, Korea, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, UK Provision of measurement services: Bangladesh (3D), USA, Singapore (KUMONOS)

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