Business and corporate history
|1946, April||Founded as Katahara machine factory in Shonaimachi, Toyonaka,
Osaka prefecture dealing with diesel related and car parts.
|1957, January||In addition to conventional production, production and sale of general grinder machines including cylindrical grinder was launched.|
|1960, January||Company names was changed from Katahara machine factory to Nihon Seiken Industry Co., Ltd. and started the production of mandrel for precision honing.|
|1962, August||Moved to 281, goshokakiuchi, higashitada, Kawanishi, Hyogo and built new factory. From this time, operations were restructured to open a path for long-service employees and support to be independent, and divided the company into groups with the concept of “Freedom and Cooperation”.|
|1963, July||Supplementary tool for precision machine was mainly produced instead of machine tools, and patent for head replacement type rolling center originally developed with mandrel for honing was applied for in Japan, Germany and America, and started production and sales.|
|1967, September||With the spread of the product, company name was changed to be easily recognized from Nihon Seiki Co., Ltd. to Kabuto. MGF. Co., Ltd. named after trademark.|
|1980, January||With cooperation with Endo Ltd., spindle unit as “OEM” production was started.|
|1982, March||With cooperation with Takahashi ironworks Co., Ltd., precision type L vise, precision 2D vise was started production.|
|1983, July||Precision sign-plate started production.|
|1984, September||Started to sell a series of precision vises, 2D vise and sign-plate.|
|1987, March||“Waterproof, high speed rolling center” product name: fine live center was developed and stared production and sales.|
|1993, August||Large-size automatic washing machine was introduced to improve quality.|
|1994, June||Seal center was developed and started production and sales.|
|2001, July||New product, several types of rolling center with support nut was developed, produced and sold.|
|2007, June||KCW was developed.|
|2008, April||Received a patent for KCW, and started to production and sales.|
|2009, December||Catalog was renovated and standard machine was added at the same time.|
|2010, January||Lathe center with specialty screw (KLN) was started to sell as standard product.|
|2014, June||Eco-friendly large-size fully automatic washing machine was introduced to improve quality.|
|2015, July||We got the approval of "busines innovation plan" from the Governor of Hyogo Prefecture.|
|2015, December||We were chosen by "SME support net hyogo" as a company with high expectations of growth.|
|2019, September||Isao Katahara was inaugurated as Chairman and Representative Director Isamu Katahara was inaugurated as President and CEO.|
|Tool production for precision machine||＜point replacement type＞||・rolling center
（product name: Kabuto center）
|・high speed rolling center
（product name: seal center）each type
（product name: fine live center）each type
（product name: Kabuto lathe center）
（product name: Kabuto clipper）
|・mandrel for honing|
|Company name||Kabuto MFG. Co., Ltd.|
|Address||1-5-13, Hirano, Kawanishi, Hyogo
|Business start||1946 April|
|President||Chairman Isao Katahara
President and CEO Isamu Katahara
|Factory||land area 4,000m2 building area 1,820m2|
|Other Factory||OSAKA, HIGASHIOSAKA, KYOTO|
|Bank||The Sensyu Ikeda Bank, Ltd. Tada branch, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Kawanishi branch|
|Main agency||SHIMIZU SANGYO CO., Ltd.
SUGIMOTO & CO., LTD
Izushi, Co., Ltd.
Toyotsu Machinery Corporation.
THAISENG TRADING CO,.LTD.
ATRYZ INAKEN. CO., LTD. (random order)
From Meishin Expressway
Enter Hanshin Expressway Ikeda Line from Toyonaka I.C. Before the exit at Ikeda, enter turnoff for Nose, Kameoka and Kawanishik-Obana.
After Big Harp (suspension bridge type), turn left at Kibe exit, and go straight ahead on Route 173 for Nose.
- From Hankyu Umeda to Takarazuka line “kawanishinoseguchi”, and take Nose railway, and get off at “Tada” station. Five minutes walk from the station.