History

YAMAWA has been working on Threading Tools for more than 90 years with a hope to contribute to machine industry.

Mr. Jokichi Watanabe started the business in Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo in 1923. Since then, YAMAWA has been making an effort to evolve its technologies along with the progress of Japanese machine industry. YAMAWA will respond to diverse customers’ needs by continuously focusing on research and development.

Nov, 1923
Founded by Jokichi Watanabe in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
Dec, 1937
Company incorporated.
May, 1945
Factory established in Yonezawa City in Yamagata prefecture.
Jan, 1953
Spun off Yonezawa Factory into a separate company as YAMAWA Taps Co., Ltd.
Jun, 1955
All products certified to Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) categories.
Jul, 1956
Acknowledged as a licensed factory by Defence Agency.
Oct, 1956
Awarded by the Department of Trade and Industry for superiority in industrial standardization.
Oct, 1963
Awarded by the Institute of Industrial Technology for superiority in industrial standardization.
Apr, 1964
Newly constructed Fukushima Factory began operation.
Nov, 1973
Awarded from the Department of Trade and Industry as superiority in industrial standardization.
Oct, 1983
Established YAMAWA Engineering Co., Ltd.
Dec, 1984
New machine tool manufacturing shop constructed inside the Fukushima Factory.
Oct, 1986
Newly completed Aizu Factory began operation.
Jul, 1989
Newly constructed Taiwan Factory opened.
Apr, 1991
Spun off Fukushima Factory and Aizu Factory into a separate company, YAMAWA Precision Co., Ltd.
Nov, 1995
Established TC (Total Cutting) Center Co., Ltd.
Jun, 1996
YAMAWA Taps Co., Ltd. obtained ISO 9001 certification
Jul, 2000
YAMAWA Precision Co., Ltd. in Aizu plant obtained ISO 9001 certification.
Oct, 2000
YAMAWA Precision Co., Ltd. in Fukushima plant also obtained ISO 9001 certification.
Aug, 2001
Established YAMAWA TC Center Co., Ltd from TC Center.
Oct, 2002
Obtained ISO14001 certification in YAMAWA Precision Co., Ltd. at Fukushima plant.
Dec, 2002
Obtained ISO14001 certification in YAMAWA Precision Co., Ltd. at Aizu plant.
Jan, 2003
Obtained ISO14001 certification in YAMAWA Taps Co., Ltd.
Oct, 2003
Obtained ISO14001 certification in YAMAWA MFG. Co., Ltd.
Apr, 2006
Obtained ISO14001 certification in TAIWAN YAMAWA Co., Ltd.
Oct, 2006
Spun off overseas sales div. into a separate company as YAMAWA International Co., Ltd.
Jan, 2007
Spun off sales div. into a separate company as YAMAWA ASIA Co., Ltd.
May, 2007
Obtained ISO14001 certification in YAMAWA ASIA Co.,Ltd.
Nov, 2007
Newly constructed Tsutusmi plant of YAMAWA MFG. Co.,Ltd. opened in Yonezawa.
Mar, 2008
Newly completed Tsutsumi plant began operation.
Sep, 2008
YAMAWA Engineering Co., Ltd. and YAMAWA TC Center Co., Ltd. obtained ISO14001 in September, 2008.
Jun, 2011
Obtained ISO14001 and ISO9001 certification in Tsutsumi plant of YAMAWA MFG. Co., Ltd.
Feb, 2012
Obtained ISO9001 certification in TAIWAN YAMAWA Co., Ltd.
Feb, 2012
Obtained ISO9001 certification in YAMAWA ASIA Co., Ltd.
Oct, 2014
YAMAWA TC Center Co., LTD. and YAMAWA Engineering Co., LTD. were merged into a new company "YAMAWA Engineering Service Co., LTD."
Sep, 2015
Established "YAMAWA EUROPE S.p.A.".