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We have provided high quality “Only One” products which match customer needs with the advanced technology. Plastic products which have enriched our lives more have made rapid progress as information technology (IT) develops.
Kawata Marketing Sdn. Bhd.
KAWATA started business in 1935, and entered the plastic molding processing field, taking the lead of other companies.
KAWATA has worked toward manufacturing and marketing our products along with the tide.
In recent years, we have provided products and service in a wide range of the business fields such as automobile and molding processing of the most advanced parts which are the core of liquid crystal and plasma displays, and cellular phones. How can we make user-friendly products in the high-perfor-mance mold processing, save labor in manufacturing processes, eliminate waste of process material, and reduce the effect on the environment? In order to achieve our philosophy since the establishment, KAWATA Group will devote itself to making each product with its whole heart, sincerely address many challenges, and continue to offer new ideas with continuous development of technology and never-ending efforts of passionate employees across the world.
We believe that all the employees in KAWATA Group keep on creating value for customers, suppliers, and society through development, manufacturing, sales, and service in the future.
September 10, 1935
977,142,640 JPY (As of 31st March, 2018)
Kawata Kyoshin Kai, Employee Shareholding Association., MUFG Bank, Ltd., Others
Non-consolidated: 11,884 million JPY(FY2019)
Consolidated: 24,576 million JPY(FY2019)
Design and manufacturing of powder and grain processing equipment and systems
No. of Employees
238 (Consolidated basis: 808)
MUFJ Bank, Ltd., Resona Bank Ltd.,Nanto Bank Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp.
The Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Osaka Prefectural Manufacturing & Industrial Association, Osaka Industrial Research Association, Japan Plastics Machinery Association, Plastics Technology Association, Japan Society of Polymer Processing, The Japan Society of Plastics Technology, East/West/Central Japan Plastic Products Industrial Association, The Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering
KAWATA MANUFACTURING established by Masateru Kawata in Osaka, and started designing and manufacturing the machinery and metal molds for manufacturing rubber goods.
Started designing and manufacturing plastics processing machinery.
KAWATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. incorporated and Masateru Kawata appointed as president (capital \250,000).
Developed an extruder and simultaneously developed extrusion-related equipment for manufacturing pipes, corrugated sheets, sheets, etc.
Established Bainan Plant at Nishinari-ku in Osaka.
Started manufacturing high-speed mixers (SUPER MIXER).
Obtained utility model right for an automatic loader (AUTO LOADER) and went into full commercial production.
Opened Tokyo Office at Taito-ku in Tokyo.
Established Sanda Plant in Hyogo
Technical cooperation with CONAIR INC. in the U.S. regarding automatic colorant measurement machine (AUTO COLOR).
Opened Nagoya Office in Nagoya.
Technical cooperation with Krauss Maffei in Germany on a plastics processing machine (SUPER GRUSH MIXER).
Technical cooperation with SOMOS GmbH in Germany regarding dehumidifying dryer (CHALLENGER).
Tokyo Office moved to Adachi-ku in Tokyo.
Head Office moved to Awaza at Nishi-ku in Osaka.
Masateru Kawata appointed as chairman and Teruhiro Kawata as president.
Technical cooperation with TOYO INK MFG. CO., LTD. on a vibrating mixer (SUPER FLOATER).
Changed the company name to KAWATA MFG. CO., LTD.
Cooperated with AXIOMATICS(TREXEL INC.) in the U.S. and obtained the exclusive right to sell an automatic continuous moisture sensing system in Japan.
Obtained a patent for a dehumidifying dryer (CHALLENGER). (Patent No. 160783).
Established CONAIR KAWATA SALES & SERVICE CO. with CONAIR INC. to offer KAWATA and CONAIR products and service in the U.S.
Reinstated Chairman Masateru Kawata as president.
Re-exported the technology of a resin drying system for CD to CONAIR INC.
Tokyo plant moved to Kawaguchi, Saitama Pref. and the old plant closed.
Developed the world’s first microwave continuous dryer (DRYTOP). Received a subsidy for new technology and development from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and an Industrial Technology Award.
Michinosuke Ota appointed as president.
Technical tie-up with AXIOMATICS(TREXEL INC.) in the U.S. on automatic continuous moisture sensing system (AXIOMETER).
Established KAWATA U.S.A. INC. in the U.S.
Established KAWATA MF Singapore PTE. LTD. (Renamed to KAWATA PACIFIC PTE. LTD. in May 1993).
Listed the stock on over-the-counter market on the Japan Securities Dealers Association.
Established KAWATA PACIFIC PTE.LTD. in Singapore.
Established KAWATA-ENGE MFG.SDN.BHD. in Malaysia.
Established KAWATA CONAIR INC. with Conair Inc.
Developed the world’s first dehumidifying dryer,”CHALLENGER II”, with ADS ceramic adopted as adsorbent.
Established KAWATA (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. in China.
Opened Guangzhou Office in China.
Technical tie-up with TOYOTA Motor Corp. & TOYO INK MFG.CO., LTD. on a gravimetric feeder (SYNCHRO AUTOCOLOR).
Started selling SYNCHRO AUTOCOLOR.
Obtained an exclusive right to sell extrusion molding control system from INOEX in Germany and started sales.
Rebuilt Sanda Plant and moved Osaka Plant to Sanda.
Integrated all activities of Osaka Plant into extended and improved Sand Plant.
Opened Representative office in the Philippines.
Established KAWATA (THAILAND) CO., LTD in Bangkok.
Developed the world’s first Material loading/drying system for DVD production.
Established KAWATA MACHINERY MANUFACTURING (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD in China.
Established KAWATA MARKETING SDN BHD in Malaysia.
Obtained an exclusive right to sell granulators from RAPID in Sweden
Completed Shanghai Factory and started full-scale manufacturing of plastic processing machinery
Michinosuke Ota, President, won the Award of Director-General of the Science and Technology Agency
Obtained ISO9001 certification
Michinosuke Ota and Toshimasa Ota appointed as chairman and president, respectively.
Developed Environmental equipment “PET Recycle System” and displayed at “IPF99” (Tokyo).
Established KAWATA TECHNO SERVICE CO., LTD for full after-sales service.
Established Taiwan KAWATA CO., LTD in Taiwan.
Started production of MCF-RIM (Reactive Injection Molding).
Capital increase (to \973,670,000).
Completed construction of an automatic warehouse in Sanda Plant.
Opened sales offices in Shenzhen and Tianjin.
Completed construction of MCF development factory at Sanda Plant.
Started marketing the world’s first MCF-RIM system.
Developed a waste plastic recycling system, SUPER ADDON MIXER.
Partnership with Haruna Co., Ltd. regarding an injection molding system for undried resins, ECOMAK.
Opened a demonstration test center for SUPER ADDON MIXER in Saitama.
Completed construction of the second Shanghai factory.
Established Kawata Machinery(HK) Limited in Hong Kong.
Developed MCF-extrusion system.
Opened Suzhou Office in China.
Listed on the JASDAQ exchange.
Cooperation with TOYOTA MOTOR CORP. on the mold technology for biodegradable plastics (polylactic acid resin).
Acquired all shares of ML Engineering Co. Ltd, making this company a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Completed construction of the third Shanghai Factory.
Naoto Yukawa appointed as president.
Obtained “ISO14001”, the international standard for environmental management.
Nagoya office moved to Osone Higashi-ku in Nagoya.
Opened an intellectual property development division to enhance intellectual property management.
Opened Chubu sales division to increase sales in central Japan.
Established PT. KAWATA Indonesia in Indonesia.
Merged Kawata Machinery Manufacturing (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (the surviving company) with Kawata (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Completed construction of the Indonesia Factory.
Organized Production Managment Div.
Acquired all shares of Reiken Inc. making this company a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Appointed Hidenori Shirai as president.
Established REIKEN (THAILAND) CO., LTD in Bangkok.
Established PT.Kawata Marketing Indonesia in Republic of Indonesia.
Changed the number of shares per share unit from 1,000 shares to 100 shares. Relocated Kawata Machinery Manufacturing (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. to a new factory in Shanghai.
Transferred to a Company with an Audit and Supervisory Committee.
Established a local subsidary, Kawata-Machinery Mexico S.A. DE C.V. in Mexico.
Assignment to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Appointed Wataru Shiraishi as president