Strong Client Ties,
Nurtured over the Course of 100 Years
YAMAKIN (JAPAN) is move than a century old, with a history dating from 1893, when Sokichi Yamazaki opened his first hardware store. But tradition is not the only force behind our steady growth. Our company has made a comprehensive effort to strengthen its financial credibility, systematically pursuing efficiency and rationality in its operations in order to provide our clients with high-quality, cost-effective services. Our financial statements, along with the fact that Japan's leading manufacturers have continued to support and work with us, demonstrate our credibility. Our pursuit of efficiency and rationality can clearly be seen in our pioneering responses to the requirements of the information age, including the establishment of our new distribution system. In 1966, when few people had even heard the word "computer," let alone considered such measures, our company established a data center and developed a system to control all internal processes, from order receipt and order placement to inventory management and accounting. YAMAKIN (JAPAN) is determined to maintain its three primary policies - sound management, trustworthiness, and fundamental respect for our clients - in order to meet the evolving demands of our corporate clients.
October 1893: Corporate founder Sokichi Yamazaki establishes a hardware store called Yamazaki Shoten, and begins selling copper, brass, and other nonferrous metals. (The present YAMAKIN (JAPAN) headquarters stands on the same plot as the original store.)
     
     
July 1948: Yamazaki Shoten incorporated, capitalized at 500,000.
     
     
April 1961: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. established, capitalized at50-million, and assumes control of Yamazaki Shoten's business operations.
     
     
May 1962: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. raises its capital funding to 100-million.
     
     
September 1965: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. opens its Nagoya Business Office (present-day Nagoya Branch).
     
     
September 1966: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. employs computers to rationalize business processes.
     
     
October 1968: The Bank of Japan designates YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. as qualified for re-division.
     
     
June 1969: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. increases its capital funding to 200-million.
     
     
August 1969: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. completes a Distribution Center incorporating a sky-rack system in Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and begins the process of modernizing its distribution system.
     
     
March 1973: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. opens the Yamazaki COM Center and begins offering a data-processing service.
     
     
October 1973: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. increases its capital funding to 300-million.
     
     
April 1978: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. increases its capital funding to 400-million.
     
     
June 1978: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. expands the capacity of its Atsugi Distribution Center and completes full automation of the sky-rack system.
     
     
April 1981: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. increases its capital funding to 600-million.
     
     
March 1982: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. spins off its information department, establishing Yamazaki Electronics Systems Co., Ltd.
     
     
May 1983: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. completes the Gunma Distribution Center in the Isezaki Azuma Distribution Park in Azuma-mura, Sawa-gun, Gunma Prefecture. The facility is equipped with a fully automated multi-level warehouse, car track, single-level storage, and traversing cranes weighing 5 tons each.
     
     
July 1989: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. opens the Nagano Sub-Branch to enable market expansion.
     
     
December 1989: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. opens the Osaka Branch to enable market expansion.
     
     
October 1993: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding.
     
     
September 1996: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. opens a liaison office in Shanghai, China to enable market expansion.
     
     
October 2000: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. opens its Singapore Branch to enable market expansion.
     
     
July 2001: Established a local company, "SHANGHAI YAMAZAKI KINZOKU CO.,LTD.", in Shanghai City Waigaoqiao free trade zone, China.
     
     
March 2002: Established a local company,"YMAZAKI KINZOKU(THAILAND) CO., LTD.", in Bangkok City, Thailand.
     
     
April 2002: YAMAKIN (JAPAN) Co., Ltd. opens its Komatsu Branch to enable market expansion.
     
     
May 2002: The facility in Atsugi Center is equipped with C650-2 shaft type burr less slitter (computerized control) for aluminum and packing line.
     
     
May 2003: The facility in Atsugi Center is equipped with swing shear for aluminum plates.
     
     
January 2004: Established a local company "YAMAKIN(THAILAND)CO.,LTD",in Ayutthaya City Hi-Tech Industrial Estate(Duty Free Zone),Thailand.
     
         
August 2004: Built a new factory and warehouse of Komatsu Branch.
         
         
April 2005: Start operation Stamping and Slitting manufacture at YAMAKIN(THAILAND)CO.,LTD.
         
         
Octoberr 2005: The facility in Gunma 1st factory located in Gunma Center is equipped with continuous brazing furnace for cuprobraze heat exchanger manufacture.
         
         
April 2006: The facility in Komatsu Branch is equipped with plate saw machine for aluminum plates.
         
         
Novembe 2006: The facility in Gunma 2nd factory located in Gunma Center is equipped with long stroke running automatic circular saw for aluminum extrusion hollow shape.
         
         
November 2007: Start production and sales winder system for electronics materials and connectors.
         
         
December 2007: Established a local company, "YAMAKIN (DALIAN) CO.,LTD.", in Dalian City free trade zone, China.
         
         
March 2008: March 2008 The facility in Gunma 3 rd factory located in Gunma Center is equipped with bridge type 5 face machining center,abrasive jet cutter NC, circular saw for nonferrous, CNC turning center and vertical machining center.
         
         
November 2008: Fukui Factory is established,and the facility is equipped with
Self-Propelled bevering machine, plate saw machine for aluminum plates,NC, etc .
         
         
January 2011: Established a local company, "YAMAKIN (GUANGZHOU) CO.,LTD.", in Huadu , Guangzhou City , China.
         
         
February 2013: Established a local company, " PT. YAMAKIN INDONESIA", in Kabupaten Bekasi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
         
   
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