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Since our foundation(1970), we have been engaged in the manufacture of joints under the theme of natural resource saving. Our technical development ability is highly evaluated in our industry as seen in our original manufacturing method with the minimized cutting process and its reflection in our production lines.
Industrial machines supporting modern society use numerous joints as important components. Joints are used in various fields ranging from electronics to aircraft, medical instruments, automobiles, industrial machines and construction machines. Along with the improvement of equipment performance, the significance of joints has been drawing attention more and more. Also, with the fast evolution of industrial machines, joints are requested to have more innovative, enhanced functions.
In such social environment, SHIMIZU Manufacturing, as a member of the SHIMIZU group, is working hard to actively deal with environmental challenges, conducting business operations in harmony with nature and life environment and progressing with local communities, aiming at becoming a global enterprise and promoting "manufacturing and development" to fulfill the industrial requirements.
|1970||Established SHIMIZU Manufacturing Co., Ltd.|
|1977||Received an order for manufacturing hexagonal hollow pipes (and succeeded in substantial cost reduction).
Started the manufacture of stainless steel hose fittings.
|1982||Newly opened Chitose Factory.
Succeeded in the mass production of parts up to 3/4" by using a parts former.
Developed an SK type rotational adapter (swivel joint) and applied for a patent.
|1986||Succeeded in the mass production of large sizes (1 - 2") by cold pressing.
Acquired patent for the SK type rotational adapter.
|1988||Established Showa Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. at Otake Town, Nobeoka City, Miyazaki Prefecture.
Started the joint development of a shape-memory material with Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation.
|1993||Established SHIMIZU Manufacturing Shiga Co., Ltd. (Land area: 3,115m2 ) at Nishiazai Town, Ika County, Shiga Prefecture.|
|1994||Increased the capital to 10,000,000 yen.|
|1995||Expanded Showa Precision Machinery to the total land area of 8,115m2 and building area of 2,115m2.|
|1995||Established SHIMIZU Manufacturing Thailand Co., Ltd. (Land area: 2,100m2).
Started licensing of technology to Samwon Tech, Korea.
|1996||Developed a large-sized swivel joint.|
|1998||Developed a hose fitting inserter ST-1.
Applied for a patent for an elbow joint manufacturing method.
|1999||Introduced a pressure and impulse tester.|
|2000||Applied for a patent for an in-furnace brazing method.|
|2001||Made a capital participation in Samwon Tech.
Expanded Nobeoka factory to the total land area of 5,725m2.
Nobeoka factory acquired the ISO 9001 and 2000 certificates.
|2002||Newly opened a new factory at Sanban Town, Atsuta County, Nagoya City (Total area: 1,245m2)|
|2003||Established SHIMIZU Manufacturing Miyazaki Co., Ltd. at Miyakonojo City, Miyazaki Prefecture (Total area: 9,033m2).
Applied for a patent for the minimal bending of hollow pipes.
Introduced a continuous hydrogen furnace.
|2004||Obtained the patent for the in-furnace brazing method with the work fixed.
Obtained the patent for the clean elbow joint manufacturing method by cold forging.
|2005||Added a precision measurement room within Sanbancho Factory.
Expanded SHIMIZU Manufacturing Thailand Co., Ltd to the total land area of 3,350m2.
Took over 100% shares of Hobic Sales Co., Ltd., Hakata.
|2006||Applied for a patent for a new deposition method.
Accredited as a grant-aided project by the Management Innovation for Medium and Small Businesses.
|2007||ISO 9001 and 2000 certificates.|
|Machining center (Okuma & Howa)||Pressure tester|
|Machining center (Fujie)||Pressure, impulse and pressurization tester|
|CNC lathe LB25 (Okuma)||Projector|
|CNC lathe LCS15 (Okuma)||Contour measuring instrument|
|CNC lathe LB15 (Okuma)||Surface tester|
|CNC lathe (Nakamura-Tome Precision)||Three-dimensional CAD|
|CNC lathe LCS15 with bar feeder (Okuma)||Three-dimensional measuring instrument|
|CNC lathe with bar feeder (Nakamura-Tome Precision)||Contamination measuring instrument|
|CNC special lathe with comb teeth||Tapping machine (Brother)|
|Four-axis punching machine, self-developed and manufactured||Welding Robot (Daihen)|
|Punching machine, self-developed and remodeled||Pipe end processing machines (Matsumura)|
|Screw thread rolling machine (Nissei)||Pipe bender (Chiyoda)|
|Screw thread rolling machine of 3-roller type (Nissei)||Hydraulic press machine (Amada)|
|Hydraulic single-function machine (Fujie, etc.)||Continuous electric furnace (Kanto Yakin)|
|Single-function machine with copying function (Fujie, etc.)||Continuous electric furnace (Shoei Burns)|
|Sawing machine with auto feed and circular saw||CNC lathe (KIA)|
|Sawing machine||Machining center (Mitsubishi)|
|General-purpose lathe - 1.2 to 3.6m in bed lengh||CNC lathe X150 (Takamatsu Kikai)|
|Sheet chamfering machine||CNC lathe X150 with bar feeder|
|Drilling machine||CNC lathe LB30 (Okuma)|
|Tapper||Machining center (OKK)|
|Tool grinder (Iida)||Impulse tester, self-developed|
|Drill grinder (Tanaka)||CNC lathe X10 (Takamatsu Kikai)|
|O-ring inserter||Full-automatic washing machine, self-developed|
|Pneumatic press machine||Capacitor welding machine (Kimura Denyoki)|
|Hydraulic press machine||Roundness measuring machine (Tokyo Seimitsu)|
|Hose assembling machine||Torque tester, 5 tons (Attonic)|
|Nut fastening machine - Up to 65 pcs||Machining center VM-5 III (OKK)|
|Automatic warehouse (Daifuku)||Welding robot (Panasonic)|