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Latest update: 27/04/2017 14:14:23

MITSUHASHI CORPORATION

Development of machines using techniques for dispensing, aligning, winding and spreading

We are a manufacturer of machines for saving energy and manpower, and were founded in 1944. Based on our core techniques for dispensing, aligning, winding and spreading, we manufacture and sell automatic pouch feeders, pouch loaders, pouch winders, etc. We supply our products to a number of leading manufacturers in Japan including Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd., Morinaga & Co., Ltd., Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, and Astellas Pharma Inc. For overseas markets, we sell our machines to Unilever plc, Nong-sim of Korea, Ting Hsin International Group of China and Uni-President Enterprises Corporation of Taiwan. We also make and sell converting devices such as alignment machines, shafts for easy loading/unloading of rolled materials and wrinkle-removing rolls for processing rolled film materials.

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[Company strength]
We develop, manufacture and sell machines and devices that are required to save energy and manpower based on our core technologies of feeding, aligning, and spreading. Although it is a niche field, we are dedicated to delivering products that satisfy customers’ technical and safety requirements. We are committed to providing our products through our own development, production and sales while seeking to expand our business internationally.

[Business description]
We manufacture and sell machines for saving energy and manpower in the field of “pouch handling,” namely, dispensing a pouch containing content or placing a pouch at a specified position, and other peripheral machines to handle items in the form of a pouch or card. We also make converting devices such as a wave-guide system to align a rolled film, an air shaft to hold a shaft for easy loading/unloading of rolled materials, and wrinkle-removing rolls. We supply our products to customers in Japan and overseas.



[Industry]
Manufacture of precision machinery and tools

[Strength of products/technologies]
For packaging products, we have developed various types of machines for saving energy including our main Pouch Dispenser product which cuts a series of pouches into individual ones and fills them, Pouch Loaders and Pouch Winders. In addition to increasing the processing speed, our goal of product development is a sense of safety and ease of use for customers. Based upon our skills and knowledge, we develop each machine according to the customer’s various requirements. For converting machines, we manufacture and sell web alignment machines, shafts to chuck the core of a material roll, and chuck units and wrinkle-removing rolls.

[Representative's message]
The automatic pouch dispenser, our main product, plays an essential role in the production of instant noodles. Instant noodles were invented in Japan and have spread worldwide. As the world population grows, demand will increase and noodles will be more widely consumed in countries all over the world. We are proud of contributing to satisfying such demand. Mass-production at low manufacturing cost will be increasingly required in various fields. We are committed to actively being involved in and contributing to these fields.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We have established a distribution agent network in several regions to develop overseas markets, particularly in Asia. As part of this effort, we have joined some local exhibitions. We have taken part in Interpack, the world’s biggest packaging machine show held every three years in Dusseldorf, six consecutive times. We have hired three Chinese staff with English language ability to promote direct trade with other countries. We also have an engineer who graduated from Ho Chi Minh City, University of Technology in the R&D Department. We plan to establish a sales company in Shanghai this year.



[Market share/Ranking]
Packing machines: 65% (largest share)
Converting machines: 20% (second-largest share)


[Awards and media coverage]
[Award]
Awarded as an Excellent SME in Kyoto in 2014 (by Kyoto Prefecture)

[Media]
“Kyo Biz” by KBS Kyoto TV (broadcast on May 11, 2012), “Takeuchi Koichi’s Zu-kyun” by KBS Kyoto Radio (broadcast on October 30, 2012), The Nikkei Newspaper “Echo” (Kinki Economy, Kyoto and Shiga, October 11, 2012)


[Authorization/Certification]
KES Step 1
Certified as an Oscar Corporation in 2012 (Advanced Science, Technology Management Research Institute of Kyoto)



[Joint research and development]
Joint research with Ritsumeikan University on “Research on Cutting Point Detection for Serial Food Packaging Cutting Machine” (March 1993 to March 2001)
Joint research with Ritsumeikan University on “Development of Technology to Automatically Detect the Border between a Transparent Film and the Silicon Applied to the Film” (July 2001 to October 2001)


[Intellectual property]
15 registered patents out of 43 applications
5 registered utility models out of 20 applications




[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Packing machines: Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd., Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd., Sanyo Foods Co., Ltd., Myojo Foods Co., Ltd., Morinaga & Co., Ltd., Meiji Dairies Corporation, Fujiya Co., Ltd., Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, Astellas PharmaInc., Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.Converting machines: Toray Industries, Inc., Sony Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, TDK Corporation, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Gunze Limited, Kyocera Corporation, Bridgestone Corporation, Achilles Corporation, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., Kuraray Co., Ltd., Gore and Associates Japan and Fujifilm Corporation

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
Packaging machines: Nestle, Uni-President Enterprises Corporation of Taiwan, Ting Hsin International Group of China, Nong-sim of Korea, Ottogi Co., Ltd. of Korea, Thai President Foods Public Co., Ltd., Taiwan Thai Food., Thai Preserved Food Factory Co., Ltd., Monde Nissin of the Philippines, Indofood of Indonesia, Unilever plcConverting machines: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, POSCO of Korea and Brückner Group GmbH of Germany

[Exhibition History/Information]
In Japan
Film Tech Japan (2014 and 2015), FOOMA Japan (2014 and 2015), Chubu Pack (2014) and Japan International Packaging Machinery Show (2013)

Overseas
interpack (2014), Taipei Pack (2015) and Propack Asia (2013)


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