To meet the needs of the global community, how must we act? What must we do?
At SANWA METAL INDUSTRY, our answer is to be a team that maximizes the potential
within each member and continually pursues the craftsmanship our customers desire.
With this belief firmly in mind, we are committed to challenge ourselves both now
and from this point forward.
“Building Genuine Trust”
This is our craft.
Our company boasts a 70 year history of manufacturing and craftsmanship.
While carefully listening to the ever-diversifying needs of our customers, we have continued to develop our technical skills under the motto of “craftsmanship our customers can trust.”
Aiming not only to fulfill our duties as Japan’s leading grease nipple manufacturer but also to continue being an indispensable company to both our clients and society in an increasing range of fields, we deliver our customers with the highest level of value and satisfaction.
|Company Name||Sanwa Metal Industry Co., Ltd.|
|Address||Head Office 3-2-40 Miyakehigashi, Matsubara City, Osaka 580-0041, Japan
TEL +81-72-332-3377 FAX +81-72-333-6911
2nd Factory 6-1-5 Bessho, Matsubara City, Osaka 580-0005, Japan
3rd Factory 6-4-1 Hitotsuya, Matsubara City, Osaka 580-0003, Japan
Thai Subsidiary Sanwa Metal（Thailand）Co., Ltd.
304IP No.553 M007, Thatoom, Srimahaphot, Prachinburi 25140, Thailand
|Founded||August 15, 1945|
|Established||Head Office December 27, 1947
Thai Subsidiary November 9, 2011
|Capital||Head Office \20,000,000
Thai Subsidiary THB 25,000,000
|Annual Sales||\2,240,000,000 (Stand-alone Sales for 2019)|
|Number of Employees||Head Office 79
Thai Subsidiary 43 (as of September 2019)
|Scope of Business||The sale and production of grease nipples, hydraulic/lubricant/pneumatic piping joints, hub bolts and nuts, automobile/specialized vehicle parts, construction machinery parts, machine tool parts, shipping vessel parts, and medical equipment parts|
|1945||Aug||Sakae Kitayama began producing parts for motors and shipping vessels in Bessho-cho, Matsubara City|
|1947||Dec||Sakae Kitayama established Sanwa Metal Industry L.C. (Capital \180,000)|
|1949||Sep||Began production of grease nipples|
|1959||Dec||Established the current main factory (approx. 3,000m2) at 3-2-40 Miyakehigashi, Matsubara City|
|1965||Mar||Increased capital to \5,180,000|
|1971||Feb||Increased capital to \10,000,000|
|Mar||Ryoichi Kitayama took over the position of representative director|
|Dec||Moved the Head Office to its current location at 3-2-40 Miyakehigashi, Matsubara City|
|1972||Oct||Began production of brake lining rivets|
|1975||Feb||Established the current second factory (approx. 1,800m2) at 6-1-5 Bessho, Matsubara City|
|Sep||Increased capital to \20,000,000|
|1982||Jun||Expanded the site area for the main factory and erected D Building|
|1986||Jun||Reconstructed A and B Buildings of the main factory|
|Sep||Introduced CNC lathes|
|1990||Dec||Established the current third factory at 6-4-1 Hitotsuya, Matsubara City|
|1996||Mar||Reorganized as Sanwa Metal Industry Co., Ltd.|
|2000||Jul||Yoshimori Kitayama took over the position of representative director|
|2004||May||Reconstructed C Building of the main factory|
|Dec||Acquired ISO9001:2000 certification|
|2011||Nov||Established the Thai subsidiary Sanwa Metal (Thailand) Co., Ltd.|
|2012||Oct||Sanwa Metal (Thailand) Co., Ltd. erected its factory (approx. 7,000m2) at Thailand’s 304 Industrial Park and began operations|
Sanwa Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
3-2-40 Miyakehigashi, Matsubara City, Osaka 580-0041, Japan
TEL +81-72-332-3377 / FAX +81-72-333-6911