History of Company

IKUTA`S History

1919

The founder Sutekichi Ikuta establishes IKUTA IRONWORKS INC. in Kyoto. Mainly invent Filter press machine, Sake brewing machine and contribute to rationalization of Sake brewery.

1935

Designated hydraulic pump manufacturer for Japan Military until 1940

1950

The encounter with Masaharu Terada who was the engineer of Manchuria Railway inspired IKUTA to start to produce production line for copper industries. Manufactured various kinds of automation machines represented like a Leveler.

1953

Found IKUTA SANKI KOGYO CO.LTD. changed from IRONWORKS INC.

1955

Invent Copper Surface Milling Machine and register patent. Achieve success and contribute to rapid quality advancement in copper industry. Milling Machine is qualified and known as indispensable process.

1960

Invent copper rod annealing leveler and register patent.

1970

Invent Double Surface Milling Machine and supplied Hitachi Cable. Contribute to labor-saving. The first Milling Machine was the right reason for copper industries to introduce following Milling Machine.

1974

Munehiro Ikuta (1930~1999) assume the position of second managing director.

1978

Supply Poongsan Metal Corp. which is industry leader in Korea with Double Surface Milling Machine and Automatic Welding Machine as a first foreign trading.
After this, start to export to foreign copper industries such as Hongkong, Taiwan ,etc in succession.

1985

Develop 1500mm width Double Surface Milling Machine and supplied Mitsubishi Copper Sanbo Factory (formerly Sanbo Copper)

1986

Supply Iranian State-owned company, Shahid Bahonar Copper, with Double Surface Milling Machine

1990

Invent thick gauge slitter line and supply Kobe Steel Ltd.

1991

Invent Alkali Degreasing Line and supply JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation (formerly Nippon Metal). Develop 1500mm width Double Surface Milling Machine and supply Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd

1994

Supply KME Osnabruck Germany (formerly KM-Europe Metal) with 1500mm width Double Surface. Milling Machine

1995

Invent CNC Cutter Grinding Machine and supply Hitachi Cable

1996

Supply First Copper Technology Co., Ltd. Taiwan with Double Surface Milling Machine

1999

Yasuhiro Ikuta assume the position of third managing director

2000

Invent 6 Axis CNC Cutter Grinding Machine and supply Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. Release Welded type Milling Cutter

2001

Establish Shanghai office and advance Chinese market

2002

Establish IKUTA SUZHOU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CO.LTD. in Suzhou China
Supply First Copper & Iron Industrial Taiwan with Reflow Tin Plating Line
Supply Anhui Xinke New Materials Co. Ltd. with Double Surface Milling Machine

2003

Supply Furukawa Wuxi Co.Ltd. China with Slitter Line
Supply Guangzhou Copper Factory Co.,Ltd. with Double Surface Milling Machine
Establish solid position in Copper industries
Invent Dual Gauge Milling Machine and supply Beijing Jinying Copper Co. Ltd.

2004

Supply JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation with 6μm Copper Foil Degreasing Line

2005

Supply Sunnex Inc. with Disk leveler for Harley-Davidson Braking Disk
Invent Wind Generator

2007

Supply Sofia Med Bulgaria with Cutter Grinding Machine and Milling Cutter
Supply JX Nippon Metal Suzhou China with Slitter Line
Selected 300 top-rated company from Japanese government

2008

Supply Chinalco Luoyang Copper Co.Ltd. with Double Surface Milling Machine and CNC Cutter Grinding Machine
Build Milling Cutter Factory
Awarded a Kyoto engineering prize

2009

Supply NingXia Orient Group Co.,Ltd. with Tension Leveler Line
Found KYOWIND, trading company
Found Hiroshima & Tokyo Office
Acquire environmental managing system KES

2010

Supply Chinalco Shanghai Copper Co.,Ltd. with Copper Foil Degrease Line
Take part in Shanghai International Exposition and release Wind Generator

2011

Supply Mitsui Sumitomo Metal Mining Brass & Copper Co.,Ltd. with Reflow Tin Plating Line
Construct new head office building

2014

Establish SEIWA SUZHOU ENGINEERING CO.LTD. in Suzhou China
Acquire all the stock of TOTO ENGINEERING CO.LTD (Slitter manufacturer) and realize subsidiary.
Take part in the exhibition of EURO BLECH 2014

2015

Found IKUTA MAK?NE A.?. in Istanbul Turkey as a maintenance and manufacturing base targetting at Middle East & Europe Industries.
Supply Sofia Med with Descaling Dry Brush Machine