Corporate Profile

Our Basic Information

  • Company Name
    KURASHIKI KAKO CO., LTD.
  • Address
    4630 Yagara, Tsurajima-cho, Kurashiki, Okayama 712-8555 Japan
    Phone: +81(0)86-465-1111/ Fax: +81(0)86-466-2500

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  • Establishment
    March 25, 1964
  • Capital
    309.6 million yen
  • President Director
    Hitoshi Takeshita
  • Description of Business
    Manufacturing and sales of automotive rubber parts, anti-vibration,
    sound proofing and cushioning instruments and equipment for industrial use
  • Annual Sale
    27.9billion yen (as of 2017 fiscal year (March))
  • Employees
    823

Major Customers

Major Customers (in random order)

  • Mazda Motor Corporation
  • JTEKT Corporation
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
  • YOROZU Corporation
  • Y-tec Corporation
  • JCS Corporation
  • NSK Ltd.
  • Kawamoto Pump MFG. Co., Ltd.
  • Kuriyama Corporation
  • Sugimoto & Co., Ltd.
  • Seiko Corporation
  • DAIDO Corporation
  • Tsubakimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Teral Inc.
  • Nishiyama Corporation
  • NICHIDEN Corporation
  • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
  • The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.

Other Major Customers

  • Pump manufacturers
  • Air conditioning equipment manufacturers
  • General constructors
  • LC manufacturers and inspection instrument manufacturers
  • Semi-conductor manufacturers and inspection instrument manufacturers
  • Physical and chemical equipment manufacturers

Our History

1960s to 1970s

  • March 1964
    Incorporation. Capital: 10 million yen.
  • December 1964
    Completion of plant. Started manufacturing anti-vibration rubber mounts and hoses for automobiles.
  • November 1968
    Capital increased to 40 million yen.
  • January 1971
    Won The Sanyo Shimbun award for the development of "Hi- Mounts."
  • April 1971
    Opened Tokyo Office.
  • July 1971
    Opened Osaka Office.
  • April 1972
    Started a dual business system; Automotive parts operation division and Industrial machinery operation division.
  • September 1973
    Opened Nagoya Office.
  • November 1976
    Capital increase to 48 million yen.
  • April 1977
    Opened Fukuoka Office.
  • November 1977
    Capital increase to 72 million yen.

1980s to 1990s

  • September 1982
    Completion of a product development center to reinforce the research and development organization.
  • April 1988
    Opened Sendai Branch Office.
  • October 1989
    Won a PM Excellent Business Entity Award Type 1 for our comprehensive TPM activities.
  • August 1991
    Completion of a new Technology Development Center and introduced a chassis dynamo meter.
  • June 1996
    Established Kurashiki Siam Rubber as a joint venture business in the foreign production location.
  • May 1998
    Certified as the "Excellent Quality Assurance Company" by Mazda Motor Corporation.
  • June 1998
    Our automotive parts operation division was ISO9001 certified (JQA-2441).

2000s

  • November 2000
    Installed a 3-axis elastomer tester.
  • December 2000
    Our industrial machinery operation division has been ISO9001 certified (JQA-QM5651).
  • January 2001
    Our automotive parts operation division has been QS-9000 certified (JQA-QS0131).
  • December 2001
    ISO14001certified (JQA-EM2045)
  • April 2002
    Upgraded Tokyo Office to Tokyo Regional Office.
  • October 2002
    Upgraded Hiroshima Branch Office to Hiroshima Office.
  • November 2003
    Established Kurashiki Kako Limited in Dalian, China.
  • January 2005
    Our automotive parts operation division was ISO/TS16949:2002 certified.
  • October 2006
    Capital increase to 309.6 million yen.
  • October 2006
    Won the Excellence Award (Family-friendly Enterprises Category) of Chief of Okayama Labor Bureau.
  • April 2008
    Won an "Intellectual Property Achievement Award" of the Japan Patent Office.
  • March 2011
    Established the second plant of Kurashiki Kako Limited in Dalian.
  • September 2011
    Certified as a Kurumin-accredited company as part of the policy of Development of the Next-Generation Children.
  • July 2012
    Established KURASHIKI KAKO KOREA CO., LTD. in Korea.
  • August 2012
    Established Dalian Kurashiki Rubber Parts Limited in China as a joint venture of Kurashiki Kako Limited in Dalian for production.
  • April 2013
    Established Kurashiki Kako Mexicana S.A.DE C.V. in Mexico.
  • October 2013
    Acquired 100% of shares of Yamani Rubber Co. Ltd.
  • August 2014
    Acquired a majority of shares of Kyosei Co., Ltd.
  • April 2015
    Promoted Osaka Office to Osaka Regional Office.
  • February 2016
    Acquired a majority of shares of Motion Trust Co., Ltd.