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Latest update: 27/04/2017 14:22:15

Ohkawa Tekkou Co., Ltd.

We manufacture steel structures, machinery and appliances, and develop environment-related devices.

We produce and install steel structures for construction, engineering works, freight elevators, etc., and machinery and appliances such as woodworking machines and incinerator cyclones. We focus on developing environment-related devices, and are expanding our operations to the design and execution of coating facilities and drying facilities, and the production and sale of small and medium-size smokeless incinerators. Our recent main products are small and medium-size boilers. We develop small boiler products that use small pieces of wood, etc. as the main fuel, and that achieve fuel-saving, steam production, and less residual ash, thus reducing the cost of industrial waste treatment. We also maintain under contract the lifting and lowering device for the “River Lift Bridge” which is a National Important Cultural Property in Okawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture.

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[Company strength]
Our company was founded 70 years ago. Our greatest strengths are our techniques and the trust our many customers place in us. One of the sightseeing places in Okawa City is the River Lift Bridge, a lifting and lowering device which is a National Designated Important Cultural Property, and we are contracted to maintain this bridge. A further strength is the complete commitment of all our staff to the development of techniques and technologies. At our technical center we conduct product tests separately from our head office and manufacturing plants, and market new advanced products by investing a considerable proportion of revenues in research and development cost every year.

[Business description]
Okawa Welding Factory started out in 1946, repairing woodworking machines and producing bicycle trailers in Okawa City, a place famous for the production of furniture. We then gradually won contracts to construct complete steel-frame buildings. We now manufacture and install steel structures for construction, engineering works, floodgates, etc., as well as machinery and appliances such as woodworking machines and incinerator cyclones, to meet the demand from private customers and public agencies. We have focused on developing environment-related devices in recent years, and are expanding our business to the design and execution of coating facilities and drying facilities, and the manufacture and sale of small smokeless incinerators, and small biomass once-through boilers.



[Industry]
Manufacture of general-purpose machinery and appliances

[Strength of products/technologies]
Our recent main products are small and medium-size boilers. There are strong demands for smaller, lighter and more efficient boilers in the boiler manufacturing industry. There are also major issues such as the use of energy and resources, environmental problems, and conservation of the global environment. Conventional boilers burn fossil fuel, but we have developed small boilers that use small pieces of wood, etc. as the main fuel, thus achieving fuel saving (10 million yen/year), steam production (750 kg/hr), and reduction of residual ash (residual ash rate of 2-5%, thus reducing the cost of industrial waste treatment).

[Representative's message]
We are a small company with few employees, but have been developing techniques and conducting research and development with the motto of “SMEs cannot survive without conducting R&D”. We encourage our employees to make proposals and improve their technical skills and development capabilities. Our heat-related knowledge and techniques can help many middle-ranking companies and SMEs by using our thermal recycling-type boilers.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We are a small company with few employees. We do not have a sales unit, but we have many repeat customers and gain new ones by word of mouth. Increasingly, new customers make inquiries at exhibitions. We respond to inquiries and requests for quotations by phone, mail, etc., and visit customers when necessary. We can deal with inquiries from overseas by phone, mail, etc., and will increase direct transactions with overseas companies.

[Market share/Ranking]
Our share is unknown (small enterprises account for about 40% of the manufacture of small and medium-size boilers and so the share is unknown).

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
Monozukuri Craftsmanship for Trial Manufacturing Subsidy for SMEs and Small-scale Enterprises (2013), and subsidies, etc. by Fukuoka Prefecture to promote technical development 

[Media]


[Authorization/Certification]
Constructor’s license (industry of installation, construction and civil engineering work of steel structures, machinery and appliances)



[Joint research and development]
We work with the Machine and Electron Laboratory of Industrial Technology Center, Kyushu University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kumamoto University, etc. on the development of new boiler products and environmental recycling products.

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
We indirectly perform the design and execution of coating facilities, drying facilities and production lines to Toyota Boshoku Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., NGK Insulators, Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, etc.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
We are in negotiations with a Thai company.

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Kyushu Head Office, SMRJ
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