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Latest update: 22/11/2017 02:11:50

Kyouwa Giken Co., Ltd.

Our company has developed a pitching machine with pneumatic technology.

The incumbent CEO established our company in 1983. We sell automatic pneumatic valves, which are used in various industries. We develop, manufacture, and install devices that control the closing and opening of a damper. Particularly, our company has developed a pneumatic ball launcher as a pitching machine. The launcher has no high-speed moving parts, so it is safer, more durable, and more convenient than conventional spring or rotor operated launcher. We have custom-made machines that can pitch balls at 170 km/h and breaking balls. Many university, high school and local baseball clubs use our machines. We receive many orders for the ball launcher for a wide range of uses from sports goods manufacturers to industry.

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[Company strength]
We are confident that our pitching machine is safer, more durable, and more convenient than conventional spring or rotor driven varieties because it has no high-speed moving parts. We can manufacture custom-made machines that pitch balls up to 170 km/h and breaking balls, as well as other standard products. We sell our flagship product, the pitching machine, through leading sports goods manufacturers. Also, the pneumatic ball launcher is not limited to sports equipment and is used in various industries. We can manufacture custom-made ball launchers through our integrated manufacturing method that covers specifications, design, component processing, manufacture, assembly, inspection, and after-service care.



[Business description]
The incumbent CEO established our company in 1983. We sell automatic pneumatic valves, which are used in various industries. We develop, manufacture, and install devices that control the closing and opening of a damper. We have developed devices using various types of compressed air according to the requests from customers. Particularly, our company has developed a pneumatic ball launcher as a pitching machine and are currently marketing it. Our machine has gained the attention of the media. Many university, high school and local baseball clubs use our machines. We have received many orders for the ball launcher over a wide range of uses from sports goods manufacturers to other industries that use balls. For example, it is used in various tests and experiments as well as on construction sites.

[Industry]
Pneumatic equipment manufacturing

[Representative's message]
The ball launcher came about through casual conversation with a client from a different project. The ball launcher was developed and became commercially available as a pitching machine baseball. Media including newspapers, magazines, radio, and television were drawn to our pitching machine, which operates on a different principle to conventional machines. We make our ball launchers to meet the requirements for various industries. We hope to meet new customers through J-GoodTech. We expect to contribute to a better society by sharing a sense of achievement through manufacturing items previously not considered possible. 

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We are a small-scale enterprise consisting of less than 10 workers and have limited impact on the market. We have two sales staff. We accept orders via phone or e-mail. We conduct on-site visits as required. We are characterized in our quick response and flexibility. We are currently developing new properties at the request of our five leading companies and local organizations. We can accept orders for non-conventional uses of our products.

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
3rd Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Nippon Grand Award Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award (2009), 33rd Invention Award Invention Encouragement Award (2007) et al.

[Media]
Nikkan Kogyou Shimbun (2016); Nikkei (2015); Nishinippon Shimbun (2013); RKB Mainichi Broadcasting (2015); TBS (2013) et al.



[Authorization/Certification]
Management Innovation Plan approved by Fukuoka prefecture (2008)

[Intellectual property]
Patent: four patents including Fire Extinguishing Device (Japanese Patent No. 5759842 in 2015)
Trademark: TOPGUN (No. 5058709 in 2004)


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Kyushu Head Office, SMRJ
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