Our company traces its origins to the Kawaso Pottery, which was established in Seto City in Aichi Prefecture in the 8th year of the Meiji period (1875) by Sokichi Kawamoto,and we have continued our endeavors in the field of manufacturing while adapting to the changing times. As Seto-mono (name for traditional Japanese porcelain) materials (porcelain insulators) possess superior heat resistance characteristics, we have focused our efforts on conducting joint development with our customers, with the aim of developing temperature measuring instruments for high temperature usage that make use of such materials, and as a result, such products now comprise the core of our company’s business operations. At present, these vital temperature measuring instruments have evolved into products that play a critical role in the business operations of our customers in the steel-making industry, both domestically and abroad, and our products are used in a wide range of regions, earning us the patronage of customers across Europe and in various Asian countries. Additionally, our customers are not limited to the steel-making industry, and all of our employees work together in unison, as we actively engaged on a daily basis in the manufacture and sales of industrial temperature measuring instruments/analysis sensors for customers in other industries, in order to provide customers with the value they seek from our electrical instrumentation business operations.
In conjunction with the commencement of such joint development with our aforementioned customers in the steel-making industry to develop temperature measuring instruments for high temperature usage, our company was spun off into its present form as Kawaso Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., and as of 2017, we were able to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our company’s establishment. We attribute this exclusively to the devoted patronage and trust granted to us by our customers throughout our many years of business. We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude for this.
Furthermore, I would also like to take the opportunity of this 60th year milestone to announce the appointment of myself, Koki Kawamoto, as the 4th generation company president to take the helm of our company since its establishment. As I engage in my executive management duties, I consider it my mission to “strive to make our corporation sustainable, through enabling our company employees to grow in a viable and healthy manner.”
I believe that we must stay faithful to and to continue to pass down the fundamental values that our company has been tasked to uphold, beginning with those immutable values necessary to fulfill our company’s mission statement, namely, the “respect of human dignity” and the “further enhancement of trust and confidence.”
At the same time, it can be said that a period of 60 years is sufficient time for corporations to fully mature, and I believe that for better or for worse, there are aspects of the concepts and perspectives found within our company that have become static and rigid, not only in terms of business operations, but from an organizational standpoint as well. At present, the advent of AI and the global economy is causing competition to further intensify, as the environment that surrounds corporations is in a state of continual change, and it has become quite common to hear instances of companies not being able to compete even when employing business models that had been successful no more than several years ago. Faced with such a situation, I am motivated with a strong sense of urgency, and I believe that unless we can stop clinging to our successful experiences from the past, accept that such change is inevitable, and adopt a forward-thinking posture, it will be impossible for us to survive as a corporation.
Adopting this spirit of staying true to our fundamental values, and by taking a forward-thinking stance in dealing with change, I will strive to ensure that this company can strategically identify the subtle nuances of the changing times, so that it can continue to provide services that truly meet the needs of the customer, through manufacturing and the creation of superior value-added business propositions.
Koki Kawamoto, Company President
Our challenge and pursuit of quality consists of the 3 following actions.
“Behavior consistent with one’s words,”
“Ability to engage in deep thought”
“ability to strike a chord with others”
“ability to see the big picture”
“Clearness and conciseness”
“respect for other perspectives”
|Kawaso Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
|Koki Kawamoto, Company President
|on 22 July 1957
|90 million yen
1-7-10, Nishihonmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0005 JAPAN
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Overseas Department TEL : +81-6-6535-5932 / FAX : +81-6-6535-1914
Manufacture and sales of industrial measuring sensors
Design and construction of instrumentation and electrical work
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Osaka Industry Association
Japan Society of Promotion of Science
Society of Instrument and Control Engineering
THE JAPAN INSTITUTE OF METALS
Japan Instrumentation Industry Association
The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
South East Asia Iron & Steel Institute
ISO9001 (Industrial temperature measuring instruments)
Specific construction business (electric work)
General construction business (pluming)
The 60th anniversary
|Kyoto new factory completed.
|Europe branch established.
Kurashiki sales office established.
|Kyushu branch Oita sales office established.
|The 50th anniversary
|Share in PYRO of India acquired.
|IISO 9001 : 2000 certification for probes, thermocouples and resistance temperature detectors integrated into "industrial temperature measuring instruments".
|Plumbing Works License
(authorized by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) acquired.
|ISO 9001 : 2000 accreditation for thermocouples and resistance temperature detectors.
|HICOM founded in China.
|The 40th anniversary.
New head office building completed.
|Began business with Ircon USA.
ISO 9001 accreditation for sensor probe.
|General agency agreement with Land Pyrometers UK terminated.
|Nagoya sales office established.
|Kwaso M.S. Co., Ltd. founded.
|Capital increased to \90 million.
|The 30th anniversary, the company history edited, CI introduced.
New Technology Research Laboratory completed.
Capital increased to \60 million.
|Matsuo service center completed.
|Kyoto factory completed.
|Tokyo sales office established.
|DV sensor technical license given to other manufacturers.
|Kimitsu sales office established.
|Nagoya service center established.
|Okochi memorial production prize awarded.
(Sub-lance Sensor Probe for steel-making DV Brand)
|Shiga factory completed.
Capital increased to \30 million.
|Kitakyushu sales office established.
Capital increased to \20 million.
|Kagoshima sales office established.
|Wakayama sales office established.
|Foreign Trading and Instrumentation departments become independent, succeeding the name of Kawaso Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. with a starting capital of \5 million.
|Instrumentation department established.
Started trading with Pyrotenax UK.
|Foreign Trading department established.
Started trading with Sheffield UK. (thermocouple business)
Started trading with Land Pyrometers UK as the general agency in Japan to begin sales of radiation thermometers.
|Sokichi Kawamoto founded Kawaso Pottery Works in the ceramic town of Seto city, Aichi prefecture, starting manufacture and sales of pottery and ceramics.