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Latest update: 27/04/2017 14:17:05

Kawakami Bankin Kougyousyo Co., Ltd.

We are an architectural sheet metal working company that conducted roofing on the New Imperial Palace.

We are engaged in roofing and wall construction for public structures and private facilities. Our company has been accumulating various achievements since our establishment in 1934. We also conducted roofing on the New Imperial Palace, and we apply the experience and knowledge we have cultivated to take on globally unique roofing. Our Closer series roofing materials are based on our unique methods, and have obtained permission for application to flame-resistant structures. Our company won the Good Design Award 2011 and 2013 and also the Distinguished Service Prize in the Ashihara Science Award.

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[Company strength]
Our advantage is the commercialization of our original Closer series brand. We focused only on strength as the subject of manufacturing at the beginning of development, but we have solved various issues and made improvements to satisfy customer needs. We have been pursuing convenience, and also globally unique roofing that satisfies residents and users. We design products from public viewpoints such as comprehensive environmental design, including the financial aspect, while preserving our cohabitation with nature. Our advantage is our advanced R&D power. This has enabled us to produce Japan's first TYPE-D high heat insulation product, ceiling inserts that are strong against earthquakes, and Closer Light that enables natural lighting.

[Business description]
Our company has been engaged in roofing and wall construction since its establishment in June 1934, including the New Imperial Palace and many other public structures and private facilities. We currently develop, research, sell, and install original in-house products. We also analyze test and experimental data regarding all products under our in-house brand to improve and enhance them. We provide high-quality roofing and wall construction with advanced technical power and have an extensive track record in Japan and abroad. Our efforts to differentiate ourselves from other companies resulted in our winning the Good Design Award in 2011 and 2013 and the Ashihara Science Award in 2014.

[Industry]
Architectural sheet metal working

[Strength of products/technologies]
Our company possesses many intellectual property rights for the Closer series because of our unique methods. We have now registered nine patents and three patents are pending. Both Closer Roof and Close Z are certified by the Japan Metal Roofing Association as roof structures that withstand flame for 30 minutes. They can be used for flame-resistant structures. The General Building Research Corporation of Japan also performed bending strength tests on all models. Our technical advantages include seam-type folded-plate technology for strongly joining thin plates, strong wind resistance, heat insulation improved by lamination, and environmental friendliness.

[Representative's message]
Our company participates in a domestic Japanese exhibition twice a year to expand our sales network. We will further improve our technical power to develop new products and provide safe and secure products with high quality to contribute to local industries. We will promote business expansion to disaster-stricken areas in the near future, mainly in the Kanto and Tohoku regions. Sales channel expansion is also an important issue for our company. We will consolidate our foundation in the Shikoku, Chugoku, Kansai, and Kyushu regions first and expand sales throughout Japan.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We participated at the 19th M-Tech at Tokyo Big Sight and the 18th M-Tech at Intex Osaka to cultivate sales channels. We decided to participate at the 22nd Architecture + Construction Materials 2016 and N-EXPO with a two-thirds subsidy from the prefecture. Our executives, sales department manager, and design section manager acquire more customers from among visitors at these events. Our goal is to expand our business to the Kanto region and also to the disaster-stricken Tohoku region.

[Market share/Ranking]
We rank about 20th in the domestic Japanese market.

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
Good Design Award 2011 and 2013; Ashihara Science Award, Distinguished Service Prize.

[Media]
The Japan Iron and Steel Federation, Steel Design, "Examples of Roofing with Fine Steel: Good Design Award;" and many others.



[Joint research and development]
Japanese Patent Nos. 453809, 4564575, and 4875782.

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Shimizu Corporation: New construction work for Daio Kaiun Co., Ltd. (seaside warehouse), Daio Paper Corporation, Kochi Prefectural Aki General Hospital, school building alteration work for Jinsei Gakuen High School, and warehouse construction work for Kami Shoji Co., Ltd. (Mishima Office).Taisei Corporation: Integration work for hospitals (Zentsuji Hospital and Kagawa Pediatric Hospital), new construction work for Honda Cars Zentuji, and new construction work for JA Ueda Branch.Obayashi Corporation: Clubhouse construction, office drainage, Seto Center construction work for Okudogo Golf Club.Kajima Corporation: New construction work for the Oe Kyodo Hospital of the Tokushima Prefectural Welfare Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives, and new construction work for TAIHO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Kitajima Factory) and Konan Ayakawa Store.

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Marketing Support Department, SMRJ
Shikoku Head Office, SMRJ
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