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Corporate Profile

Corporate Profile

Company name SAMTECH Corp.
Established 1949
Commenced operations 1913
Capital 95,000,000 yen
Primary business Manufacture and sale of forged parts and flow forming parts for automobiles, as well as high-pressure gas cylinders
Locations Head Office & Main Plant
1000-18 Enmyo-cho, Kashiwara City, Osaka-fu, Japan 582-0027
TEL. +81-72-977-8851 FAX +81-72-977-8854
Site area: 3,324m² Building area: 2,569m²
Habikino Plant
1452-3 Komagatani, Habikino City, Osaka-fu, Japan 583-0841
TEL. +81-072-977-8852 FAX +81-072-956-4061
Site area: 32,530 m² Building area: 19,377 m²
Die Set Plant
1000-95 Enmyo-cho,kashiwara City.
Osaka-fu,Japan 582-0027
Tel + 81-72-927-9011 Fax + 81-72-927-9013
SAMTECH International Inc.
Head Office & Main Plant
1130 East Dominguez Street Carson, California 90745 USA
Tel.310-638-9955 Fax.310-638-6593
Samtech (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
219/2 Moo 6, Tambol Bowin, Amphur Sriracha, Chonburi 20230 Thailand
Tel.+66 (0)38 110512  Fax.+66 (0)38 110516
Officers
President and
Chief Executive
Officer
Teppei SakaguchiExective
director
Ryoji Sakaguchi
Managing directorManaging
director
Yoshiki Sakaguchi
ChairmanTeppei Sakaguchi
Voice
Chairman
Ryoji Sakaguchi
President and
Chief
Executive
Officer
Yoshiki Sakaguchi
Senior
Maneging
Director
Naoki Sakaguchi
Executive
Managing
Director
Hirofumi Annomae
AuditorMieko Sakaguchi
DirectorYuriko SakaguchiDirectorHirofumi Annomae
DirectorNaoki SakaguchiAuditorMieko Sakaguchi
Employees 292
Production capacity 69,600 tons/year
Annual sales 14.8 billion yen(2011 sales)

Principle Clientele (in no particular order)

Mazda Motor Corporation
JTEKT Corporation
NSK Ltd.
NTN Corporation
GKN Driveline Japan Co., Ltd.
NSK-Warner Co., Ltd.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Banks of Account

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
The Shoko Chukin Bank, Ltd.
Japan Finance Corporation

Corporate History

1913Kyujiro Sakaguchi establishes a private iron-plate company in the West Ward of Osaka City, manufacturing materials for bicycle parts washer rings, and other products.
1949Tetsuo Sakaguchi, son of Kyujiro, establishes Osaka Iron & Steel Company, Ltd. (capitalized at 500,000 yen).
1957The company changes its name to Sakaguchi Ironworks Co., Ltd. and shifts from iron-plate manufacturing to hot forging manufacturing.
1964Sakaguchi Ironworks begins producing hot forged bearings for Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd. (now JTEKT Corporation).
1969Sakaguchi Ironworks increases its capital to 8 million yen, adding forging presses and other equipment to become a manufacturer specializing in press forging.
1970With a grant from Osaka Prefecture for research and development in automatization, Sakaguchi Ironworks develops an “Automatic-feed mechanism employing a transfer beam system” (patent obtained) for hot forging presses and pioneers automatization of forging.
1972Sakaguchi Ironworks begins producing hot forged automobile parts for Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (now Mazda Motor Corporation).
1973Sakaguchi Ironworks begins producing hot forged automobile parts for Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (now Mazda Motor Corporation).
1979Sakaguchi Ironworks moves all of its production from West Ward, Osaka City to its present location in Kashiwara City.
1983Sakaguchi Ironworks is named a “small-to-medium-sized enterprise model rationalized factory” by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (an agency within the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry).
1986Sakaguchi Ironworks receives the “Small-to-Medium-Sized Enterprise Agency Director General Award” for its progress in the rationalization of its business and the resultant excellent business achievement. Habikino Plant is established to handle increased orders. An 1,800-ton automated hot forging line is established.
1987Sakaguchi Ironworks begins producing hot forged parts for Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. for use in mopeds and automobiles Sakaguchi Ironworks begins producing hot forged wheel hub units for NSK, Ltd.
1989Receives “Quality Control Award” from Osaka Prefecture. Company name changed to SAMTECH Corporation. Construction of Habikino Plant completed.
19912,500-ton hot forging line and 630-ton cold forging line added to Habikino Plant, making it a fully automated, 3-line facility.
1993Sign contract with British Steel Forge Corp. to allow transfer of special technology related to forged products.
1995R&D Center established (currently Habikino Plant Building No. 2). Establishment of flow forming process technology allows production of one-piece products, lighter products, etc. and SAMTECH enters new fields of business.
Begin producing flow formed automobile parts for Tochigi Fuji Sangyo Co., Ltd. (now GKN Driveline Torque Technology Co., Ltd.)
1996SAMTECH International, Inc. established in Carson, Californian, USA (capitalized at $450,000 US with all funds invested by SAMTECH Co., Ltd.). Began development and manufacture of lightweight liners for high-pressure gas cylinders, and establish American base of operations.
1996Sign contract with the American company Walker Forge, Inc. to allow transfer of special technology related to forged products.
1997Achieved ISO 9002 certification. Comply with international standards of quality assurance.
2000700-ton, fully automated forging line goes on line.
2001Achieved QS 9000 certification.
2002Establish a new 3,000-ton, 5-process, fully automated hot forging line at Habikino Plant Building No.1.
Achieved ISO14001 certification.
Begin producing flow formed automobile parts for NSK-Warner Co., Ltd.
2003Achieved ISO/TS16949 certification.
2005Completed construction of Habikino Plant Building No. 3.
Began the development and manufacture of high-pressure gas cylinders.
Began machining of hub units.
20051,200-ton hot forging line established.
2006Completed construction of Habikino Plant Building No. 4.
1,600-ton hot forging line and cold forging line (1,000-ton and 250-ton) established.
Two new flow forming machines established.
2007Expanded Habikino Plant Building No. 4 to include a new 3000-ton hot forging line.
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