A unique machine tool trading company with grinding tool and cutting divisions.Our Company was founded in 1966 (Showa 41) in Tsujimachi, Nagasaki city and moved to its current headquarters in Ogimachi in 1989 (Heisei 1). And thanks to our customers we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our founding in March, 2016 (Heisei 28). From the beginning with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd Nagasaki Shipyards as a main customer, we steadily developed as a General trading company for machine tool logistics management. From 1969 (Showa 44) we not only traded in machine tools, but as part of our customer service started in the business of repairing and maintaining cutting tools. Today we employ 10 cutting tool grinding technicians. In 2011 (Heisei 23) at the request of our customers, we obtained certification in the quality management system ISO9001 and formed a plan for a new management philosophy, company vision and management policies. We feel a responsibility to (become an indispensable company), to respond to changes in the environment, to continue to make progress in streamlining management and to have the will to be on the cutting edge. We’d like to thank our customers for the past 50 plus years of business and will redouble our efforts going forward to show our appreciation.
|company name||Kowa Corporation|
|location||【head office / factory】 Tel：+81-95-844-6108 Fax：+81-95-849-1632 【distribution center】|
|business description||General trading company for machine tool logistics management|
|capital stock||24,000,000 yen|
|sales||135,230,000 yen (April 2019)|
|officer||President and chief executive officer: Chikara Nagano
Chairman of the board of directors: Michihiko Nagano
managing director: Kanji Nagano
inspector: Hiroyuki Sumishita
|number of employees||office workers: 21 technicians: 14 total: 35 (28 men 7 women)|
|bank||Jyuhachishinwa Bank Motohara branch Nagasaki Mitsubishi Credit Association Sumiyoshi branch|
|business hours||8:30 am to 5:30 pm|
|Business holiday||Please refer to the company calendar. →【Company Calendar】|
In 1966 (Showa 41) Nagano Hiroshi, currently a consultant, with his younger brother, Nagano Shigeru, established the headquarters in Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo and set up the Nagasaki branch office in Tsujimachi, Nagasaki city. After that both the headquarters and the branch office continued to develop reliable business, but because of variations in management and available services in 1968 (Showa 43) they split off the Nagasaki branch office as a separate independent company and transferred control as an opportunity to streamline management and expand business. Since then starting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyards as well as other local major factories and suppliers we have continued to build up relationships of mutual trust which has led us to make steady progress to the current day. Also during this time a specialty factory for repairing and maintaining cutting tools was established as a service department. While keeping in mind to continuously improve the facilities and training of our high-skilled engineers, we received the high rating of (reliable Kowa) as a unique general trading company for our trading and both technical divisions.
|■ 1966||The Nagano brothers Hiroshi and Shigeru established Kowa Corporation’s headquarters in Misakicho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo and established the Nagasaki branch office in Tsujimachi, Nagasaki city.
|■ 1967||Moved the Nagasaki branch office parking to it’s current location. (Motohara machi)|
|■ 1968||With the split and independence of the Nagasaki branch office Nagano Hiroshi assumed the post of the founding president of Kowa Corporation. ￥1,000,000 in capital.
|■ 1969||The cutting tool repair and maintenance division started.|
|■ 1970||Increase of capital to ￥2,000,000|
|■ 1971||Increase of capital to ￥4,000,000|
|■ 1972||Increase of capital to ￥10,000,000|
|■ 1973||Increase of capital to ￥16,000,000|
|■ 1977||Established the factory in Ogimachi, Nagasaki city. Start operations of the air-conditioned cutting tool repair and maintenance factory.|
|■ 1982||Fax (Mitsubishi electric MELFA) introduced.|
|■ 1984||Office computers (IBM 5550) installed to computerize paperwork.|
|■ 1989||Nagasaki Ogimachi factory extension and relocation of the headquarters.
|■ 1990||We received a fully commissioned custom order for tool repair and maintenance from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyards and established a second factory (Side Entry Cutter Repair Factory).|
|■ 1991||￥24,000,000 increase in capital. Split off the factory division and established the limited company Koken (￥3,000,000) in a corporate spin-off with Nagano Michihiko assuming the post of founding president.|
|■ 1992||The first factory was set up a rotary stocker dedicated to tools.The second factory was added and hob grinding started.|
|■ 1993||Nagano Michihiko assumed the post of second president and Nagano Hiroshi the post of founding president.|
|■ 1995||The founding president Nagano Hiroshi assumes the role of adviser.|
|■ 1997||The main factory was extended and the second factory was integrated. The rotary stocker as well as a precision universal projector were added. We distributed note computers and set up LAN throughout the company.|
|■ 1999||We set up a trading center and put the executive department on the third floor. The former site of the old logistics warehouse was turned into a parking lot.
|■ 2000||We acquired a domain and set up a homepage.|
|■ 2001||We installed a router and transitioned to using an intranet.|
|■ 2003||We installed FTTH (B FLET’S 100Mbps).|
|■ 2011||Acquired certification for ISO9001 2008.|
|■ 2017||The Third president Nagano Chikara and the second president Nagano Michihiko assumed their posts.|
With the power of steal, we can expect unlimited development.
Kowa Corporation through logistical support to industry sites will contribute to the development of the world’s civilization.
Introduction of the qualifications our employees hold.
|rank/ level||Qualification name||Number of employees with qualifications|
|Level 2||cutting tool grinding technicians||８|
|Level 2||mechanical plant drafting technicians||３|
|Level 1||cutting tool grinding technicians||１|
|Level 2||monorail engineer||１|
|Administrative officer qualification||１|
|Welding management technician||１|