In the News
- Exhibit at Engine Expo North America 2016
Kyowa to attend Engine Expo 2016 in Novi, MI, to be held from October 25-27, 2016. We hope to see you there!
- Awarded Energy-Efficiency Investment Subsidy
Awarded the 2015 SME Subsidy for Promotion of Energy Conservation and Productivity Investments. Applied funds to the purchase of the newest energy efficient air conditioning systems for our Technical Center. (June 2016)
- Kyowa Industrial Established New US Entity
Kyowa Industrial USA, Inc. was established as an affiliated company based in Michigan. (June 2016)
- Awarded New Business Development Subsidy
Awarded 2015 subsidy for companies in the manufacturing, commerce and service sectors to develop new business. Applied funds to develop a state-of- the-art machining center and in- flight measurement program for the development of machining technology to reduce weight of parts for motor vehicle engines. (June 2016)
- Recipient of SME Business Award
Selected as one of 300 SME “Companies Taking Flight” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. (May 2016)
- Kyowa Detroit Office Opened
Kyowa opened a new office in Novi, Michigan to build closer relationships with the US automotive industry. (April 2016)
- New State-of- the-Art Machine Tools Installed
Kyowa installed seven of the newest technology machine tools made by Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd., including two 5-axis simultaneous control vertical machining centers (MC D500), one vertical machining center (MC V77 1), and four horizontal machining centers (a61nx). (December 2015)
- Exhibit at Engine Expo North America 2015
Kyowa attended and exhibited at the Engine Expo 2015 in Novi, Michigan just outside Detroit. Engine Expo is an international show dedicated to automotive powertrain design, production and technology. (Oct. 2015)
- Kyowa Silicon Valley Office Opened
Kyowa opened a new office in Redwood City, CA to build closer relationships with Silicon Valley-based companies and research institutes. (Oct. 2015)
- Chosen as JETRO Innovation Program Participant
Kyowa was selected to participate in the JETRO Innovation Program which held a series of workshops followed by a Tech Match Japan event in California’s Silicon Valley. (Sept. 2015)
- Awarded Energy-Efficient Equipment Subsidy
Awarded subsidy by 2015 fund to promote installation of energy efficient equipment by regional manufacturers and small and medium enterprises. Applied funds to the purchase and installation of seven of the latest model energy-efficient machine tools. (May 2015)
- Recipient of Manufacturing Excellence Award
Received the “Manufacturing Excellence Award” at Gunma Prefecture’s Excellent Company Awards for FY 2014. (February 2015)
- Recipient of Innovation Award
Received the “Special Award” at the 5th Annual Business Innovation Awards 2014. (October 2014)
- New Capital Equipment Installed
Installed new vertical 5-axis machine tool (Integrex E-Ramtec V/8) manufactured by Yamazaki Mazak Corporation. (September 2014)
- Attended International Expo
Participated in the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (September 2014)
- Awarded Energy Efficiency Grant
Received grant under a program to support investments in energy efficiency, which we used to support conversion of existing lighting to LED lighting at each plant. (September 2014)
- Awarded Innovation Subsidy
Received subsidy to promote innovation by small and medium-sized enterprises in the manufacturing, commerce and service sectors for FY2013. Kyowa launched a plan to build a high efficiency production system at our high volume machining center in order to allow rapid development and production of prototype parts. (June 2014)
- Chairman’s Passing
Yasuji Suzuki, Kyowa’s Chairman of the Board, passed away at the age of 83 on November 18th, 2013. We mourn his loss and recognize with deep gratitude his lifetime of service to the company and his kindness to the people of Kyowa Industrial Co. We would also like to express our gratitude to the many customers and friends who attended his service and have offered their condolences to our company and team. (January 2014)
- Awarded Grant for Promotion of Capital Investment
Received grant for the promotion of capital investments related to the challenges of yen appreciation and energy restrictions in Japan (FY 2012).
Kyowa adopted plan for investment in leading edge technologies to improve resource productivity for manufacturing of motorcase and other parts for next-generation autos, with the goal of addressing demands for increased quality, reduced cost and shortened delivery times for mass production prototypes. (November 2013)
- Awarded New Technology/New Product Grant
Received Gunma Prefecture New Technology/New Product Grant (Next Generation Industry Promotion) (2013) Adopted business plan which aims to speed up prototype production process through development of new technologies for next generation automobile development and prototype manufacturing and reduced labor. (June 2013)
- Awarded Prototype Development Subsidy
Received FY 2012 prototype development subsidy for small and medium-sized manufacturing and business enterprises. Adopted business plan to add value through IT-based manufacturing information systems. The plan calls for rebuilding the production management system to reduce delivery time for development of prototype parts for the automobile and aircraft industries. (June 2013)
- Received Takasaki City Recognition
Received award for contributions to industrial development at the 32nd Takasaki City Awards. (November 2012)
- Received the Gunma Prefecture Governor’s Award
Received Governor’s Award from the “Gunma Prefectural Vocational Ability Development Association” (November 2012).
- Awarded the 2010 Excellent Company Award
One of five national recipients of the Excellent Company Award in the Good Company Awards program of the Medium and Small Business Research Institute of Japan. (November 2010)
- ISO9001 Certification Renewed
Renewed certification for ISO9001: 2008 version (July 2010).
- Authenticated New Technology Development Subsidy
Accepted the Gunma new technologies and new product development promotion subsidy authentication for FY2012. (June 2010)
- New Plant Completed
Completed our new prototype development and manufacturing facility (Factory #6). (March 2007)
- Received Environmental Certification
Certified as Gunma Prefectural Environmental GS Operator. (September 2006). (GS = Green Standard)
- Renewed ISO14001 Certification
Renewed certification for ISO14001:2004 Version. (April 2006)
- Received ISO14001 Certification
Certified ISO14001:1996. (May 2005).
- New Equipment Installed
Completed installation of five new large-scale 5-axis surface processing machining center RB-6VM.
- Completed New LCD Component Plant
Completed LCD (Liquid crystal display) product management plant.
- Completed New Prototype Development Plant
Completed construction of a new plant for development of large-scale prototype.
- Renewed ISO9001Certification
Certification renewed to ISO9001:2000 Version.
- Completed Installation of 5-axis Machine Tool Series
Completed the installation of 5-axis control horizontal machining center series (500, 630 and 1,000 sqmm).
- Awarded the TPM Excellence Award of the 2nd Category.