About us

About us


About Kyoto Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Kyoto Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was founded in 1902 as a manufacturer of ceramic machinery. Since then, we have expanded the scope of our business to meet the needs of our customers and the times, and currently focus on the manufacture of "precision machined parts," which are parts of machine tools, and "molds" used in cutting-edge manufacturing. As an important partner supporting manufacturing companies, we provide dies and metalworking parts that are indispensable for manufacturing sites in various industries, such as medical, aerospace, and battery industries. In response to the problem of passing on the skills of skilled craftsmen, we have worked to "standardize (manualize)" the skills of skilled craftsmen by introducing and utilizing state-of-the-art high-performance processing machines. Thanks to these efforts, we have now reached a level where we can handle precision machining and mirror finishing at the 1/1000 mm level. By utilizing the skills of traditional craftsmen and the power of cutting-edge processing machines, we are ready to meet any needs and orders, including the processing of difficult-to-machine materials.

Die sinking

Die sinking

Various mixers

Various mixers

Assembly equipment

Assembly equipment

History of Kyoto Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

  • 1902.

    The current president (Aiko Tsuruta)’s great-grandfather, Yoshisada Shimoya, founded a ceramic machinery manufacturer in Shimohorizume-cho, Saya-machi-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, the predecessor of the company.

  • 1914.

    Obtained a patent for a ceramic shaping machine and a Musou glazing machine, and was awarded the Silver Prize at the National Invention Exposition in 1914.

  • 1944.

    The company is reorganized from a limited liability company to a joint stock company.

  • 1964.

    Takao Shimoya becomes the second president. Around the same time, the head office and factory are relocated to the Kuze Industrial Park, the center of manufacturing in Kyoto Prefecture.

  • 1976.

    Takashi Shimoya becomes the third president. Business with Toray Industries, Inc. began to increase steadily, in addition to Shimadzu Corporation, with which the company had been doing business for some time.

  • 2008.

    Head office and factory expanded and relocated to current location (377-5 Kuze-Tsukiyamacho, Minami-ku, Kyoto) to accommodate increased business with Toray Industries, Inc. and affiliated companies.

Kyoto Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Present

One of the reasons why we receive direct requests from major companies such as Toray Industries, Inc. is our corporate culture of valuing human relationships.
For many years, we have valued the attitude of "never saying no to any request from our customers.
Today, this attitude remains unchanged, and we sincerely deal with every request, thinking about how we can clear difficult problems from our customers.
As a result, relationships are formed between people, which eventually lead to trust in Kyoto Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and the opportunity to receive new orders, and we have now reached the point where we are asked to provide advice as manufacturing professionals in upstream processes such as product development.

In recent years, we have also been actively taking on new challenges, such as developing business with startup companies in the capacity of "technical advisor" by leveraging our technological capabilities and insight cultivated as a manufacturing company.

Future of Kyoto Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Over the past few years, we have been actively passing on skills from veteran craftsmen to younger workers with the aim of further developing our business. We will continue this effort in the future, and while passing on the skills we have cultivated to the next generation, we will focus on nurturing craftspeople who will always be needed, while adopting trendy technology and the latest equipment.

Currently, we are mainly doing business with Toray Industries, Inc. but we will pursue sustainable growth by fostering new business areas and building a solid management base unaffected by fluctuating social conditions.


We will continue to cherish our once-in-a-lifetime relationships.

We have been sincerely engaged in manufacturing based on our philosophy of contributing to society by making products with sincerity, and in 2022, we will celebrate our 120th anniversary.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude for your warm support and cooperation.

I have served as president since 2010, following the sudden death of our third president, and I am becoming more and more aware of the greatness of my predecessors, and I am determined to protect the history and trust that they have built up.
In this context, one thing that has remained unchanged and that I place particular importance on is "dialogue" with our Stakeholder. Through two-way communication and casual daily conversations, we will continue to focus on creating an environment in which our Stakeholder can truly feel "I am glad to have found Kyoto Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

As a behind-the-scenes force behind Japan's manufacturing industry, we will continue to strive to improve our technological capabilities and become a company that is useful to our customers and society.

Representative DirectorAiko Tsuruta

Aiko Tsuruta

Company Profile

Company name
Kyoto Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
377-5 Kuze-Tsukiyamacho, Minami-Ward, Kyoto
Founded in
10 million yen
Number of Employees
20 employees


By train
10 minutes by cab from Higashimuko Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line or Mukomachi Station on the JR Kyoto Line
By bus
1 minute walk from Kyoto City Bus Kuze Kogyo Danchi-mae
By car
10 minutes from Kyoto Minami Interchange on Meishin Expressway