About the Kimura Foundry
History of the Kimura Group
|Tosei Kogyo Co., Ltd. merges with Kimura Foundry.
|Honorary Chairman Hiroyosh Kimura receives the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.
|A new corporate policy and the KSP100 and KVP2018 programs are launched.
|A reverse engineering program (KRIT) is commenced.
|Kimura Foundry America, Inc., (KFA) is established and Tosei Kogyo Co., Ltd. and the Gunma Machining Plant commence operations.
|Hiroyoshi Kimura takes up the post of Honorary Chairman and Tomoaki Kimura takes up the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors.
|Kimura Foundry’s Advanced Process Technology Center commences operations.
|Production of cast steel based on the Full Mold Casting process is resumed.
|Japan Metal merges with Kimura Foundry; the resulting entity commences operations as Kimura Foundry’s Gunma Plant.
|Hiroyoshi Kimura takes up the post of Representative Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors and Kazutoshi Kimura takes up the post of Representative Director and President.
|The No. 3 Sales Unit is established and participation in overseas transactions and energy industries is commenced.
|Kimura Foundry’s new Omaezaki Plant commences operations.
|A letter of appreciation is received from the governor of Shizuoka Prefecture for our contributions to the International Skills Festival for All (Japan); the Wise Owl, our donated cast-metal globe, is presented to the Imperial Household Agency by the governor.
|Kimura Foundry’s Gunma FM Plant acquires the OSHMS.
|Awarded the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the Second Monozukuri Nippon Grand Award.
|Japan Metal acquires the OSHMS.
|Awarded the 53rd Okochi Memorial Production Prize.
|Kimura Foundry’s Omaezaki Plant acquires the OSHMS.
|Awarded the 3rd Nikkei Monozukuri Award.
|Named one of the 300 Most Dynamic Small to Medium-Sized Manufacturing Companies in Japan.
|Hiroyoshi Kimura is awarded the 23rd Annual Most Outstanding Executive Award as sponsored by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
|Our achievement in developing a system for the full mold casting process is recognized with the conferring of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award by the Materials Process Technology Center.
|Nagaoka FM Plant is renamed the Izu FM Plant due to a change in address caused by the amalgamation of Izu-Nagaoka Town, Nirayama Town, and Ohito Town; Kimura Group is subject to a company-wide consolidation in terms of ISO 9001 certification.
|Hamaoka Plant is renamed the Omaezaki Plant due to a change in address caused by the amalgamation of Hamaoka Town and Omaezaki Town.
|Japan Metal Co., Ltd. is granted ISO 9001:2000 certification.
|The production of stainless castings is commenced, and the Kimura Foundry’s Nagaoka Slurry Plant commences operations.
|Kimura Foundry’s head office, Head Office Plant, and Gunma FM Plant are granted ISO 9001:2000 certification.
|Kimura Foundry’s Hamaoka Plant is granted ISO 14001 certification.
|Japan Metal Co., Ltd. is granted ISO 14001 certification.
|Kimura Foundry’s Toi FM Plant and Tosei Kogyo Co., Ltd.’s Mishima Plant are merged; the resulting entity commences operations as Tosei Kogyo’s Nagaoka FM Plant.
|Kimura Foundry’s head office, Head Office Plant, and Gunma FM Plant are granted ISO 9002 certification.
|Japan Metal Co., Ltd. is granted ISO 9002 certification.
|Kimura Foundry’s Hamaoka Processing Plant commences operations.
|Japan Metal Co., Ltd. is awarded the Minister of International Trade and Industry Award for an Excellent Environment for Forges and Foundries.
|Kimura Foundry’s Hamaoka FM No. 2 Plant commences operations.
|Kimura Foundry’s Hamaoka Plant is awarded the Minister of International Trade and Industry Award for an Excellent Environment for Forges and Foundries.
|Kimura Foundry’s Toi FM Plant commences operations.
|Kei Kimura is awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Rays in recognition of his achievements concerning the commercialization and industrialization of the full mold casting process.
|Kimura Foundry’s Hamaoka Plant commences operations (upon absorbing the Hamaoka FM Plant).
|A CAD / CAM system is adopted.
|Kimura Foundry’s Hamaoka FM Plant commences operations.
|Kimura Foundry’s Gunma FM Plant commences operations.
|Kei Kimura is awarded the Science and Technology Agency’s Director-General’s Award in recognition of his achievements in developing and cultivating full mold casting technologies; plants are designated as model plants for rationalization by small and medium-sized enterprises.
|Kimura FM Mold Factory is absorbed into Tosei Kogyo Co., Ltd. and capital is increased to 37 million yen.
|The Kimura FM Mold Factory’s Mishima Plant commences operations.
|Kimura Foundry assumes the post of Representative Director.
|FM pattern 3D NC processors are introduced.
|The company is recognized as an excellent company in being conferred an award by the director-general of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.
|Japan Metal Co., Ltd. is established with 50 million yen in capital.
|Computers are introduced for production and office work.
|Tosei Kogyo Co., Ltd. is established with 10 million yen in capital and commences machining operations.
|Capital is increased to 34 million yen.
|The Kimura FM Mold Factory is established, and full mold pattern production is commenced.
|Full Mold Casting process is introduced.
|The head office is relocated to Shimizu-cho, Sunto-gun.
|Kimura Foundry’s second plant is built in Shimizu-cho, Sunto-gun.
|Kei Kimura assumes the post of Representative Director.
|The company is incorporated as Kimura Foundry with 500,000 yen in capital.
|Kimura Foundry’s plant is relocated to Hattansho, Sanmaibashi, Numazu City.
|Tsunejiro Kimura establishes Kimura Foundry at Aza-Hiratsuka, Agetsuchi, Numazu City.