During the Pacific War in 1942, Sanjo Machine Works, Ltd was established at Sanjo city in Niigata prefecture, which is well
known for hardware producing area.
Afterwards, going through a difficult phase of the war, we have been successfully doing business for over 70 years.
Founder Taichiro Yuki
|Dec.1938||The Company starts in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, as a jointly operated factory of the Sanjo Steel
Machinery Guild of small household hardware concerns.
|Jul.1942||Officially established as Sanjo Machine Works, Ltd., the Company takes over the guild’s facilities and manufacturing machine tools as wholly owned subsidiary of Niigata Ironworks Co., Ltd. The forging section also starts production. The Company’s capital is ￥500 thousand.|
|Nov.1945||Following the closure of Niigata Ironworks Co., Ltd. for reparations, the Company beigins manufacturing cigarette-processing equipment to help
reconstruct the Japanese Ministry of Finance’s Monopoly Bureau that had been destroyed during the war. The forging section also restarts precision
|Apr.1946||The Takasaki Plant is founded in the city of Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, as a dedicated plant for cigarette-processing equipment.|
|Jun. 1949||The Tokyo Branch Office is opened in Chiyodaku, Tokyo.(The name was changed to the Tokyo Branch in 1970.)|
|Apr. 1956||The Company’s shares are listed on the Niigata Securities Exchange.|
|Nov.1961||The Company’s shares are listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|Oct. 1962||A new Takasaki Plant is built in Kuraganomachi in line with the establishment of the Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Monopoly Corporation.|
|Dec. 1963||Sanjo Machine Works enters an exclusive contract with Hauni Werke, Korber & co. KG of Germany. for the sale of Tobacco
Cutting Machine. Model KT 400 A (cigarette-processing equipment) to the Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Monopoly Corporation.
|Nov. 1966||The Company’s Head Office and Sanjo Plant are built in Sakaemachi, Minami Kanbara-gun.(current Sanjo-City)|
|Jun. 1971||Sanjo Machine Works enters a contract with the United States company, Bernal Rotarysystems Incorporation for the
exclusive manufacture and sale of rotary dies in Japan and Southeast Asia.
|Sep.1971||Contracted with Robert Blohm of Germany for exclusive production and sales of Surface grinding machine in Japan and nonexclusive
production and sales in the world.
|May. 1972||The Osaka Branch is opened in Osaka City.|
|Oct. 1975||A new Tokyo Branch is completed.|
|Apr. 1977||The Utsunomiya Branch Office is opened in Utsunomiya(name changed to Utsunomiya Branch in 1991).|
|Mar. 1980||Sanjo Machine Works enters a contract with T.Y. Miles, of the United States, to provide technical assistances on broaching maching.|
|May. 1981||A new Utsunomiya Branch Office is built in Hiraide Industrial Park.|
|Apr. 1991||Capital is increased to ￥1525 million.|
|Oct. 1992||Sanjo Machine Works celebrates its 50th anniversary.|
|Nov. 1992||A new plant containing the DS and heat treatment sections of the Die System Division is completed.|
|Nov. 1995||Foshan Shunde, Lecong, Sanjo Forging Co., Ltd. in Guangdong Province, China, established.|
|Sep. 1997||The FLX Plant (a flexible die plant of the Die System Division) is completed.|
|Nov. 1999||The Forging Division gets “ISO9000S”certification.|
|May. 2000||The Die System Division gets “ISO9001”certification.|
|Jun. 2000||The Machinery gets “ISO9001” certification.|
|Aug. 2001||Forging Headquarter’s new plant (automatic forging press line) completed.|
|Dec. 2003||Head office and Sanjo Plant acquire ISO 14001 certification.|
|Apr. 2012||Securities delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|Mar. 2017||Foshan Shunde, Lecong, Sanjo Forging Co., Ltd. in Guangdong Province, China built and relocated to a new office and factory.|