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Yamato Metal 100-year History

historySince its establishment in 1900 as Yamato Metal Shokai, "Yamato Metal" has expanded its market to China, Taiwan and South Korea. Our products have been adopted for the use in the Imperial Locomotive and we have been awarded many prizes at various exhibitions. After the Second World War, we have evolved with Japan’s recovery / modernisation. Yamato constantly strives to develop further in its second century.

1900 Began operations as Yamato Metal Shokai
1904  <Japanese-Russo War broke out>
1914  <First World War broke out>
1918 Established Yamato Metal Shokai Corporation (Stated Capital 500,000 Yen)
1923  <Great Kanto Earthquake struck>
1941  <Second World War broke out>
1944 Changed its trade name to Yamato Metal Industries, Ltd. (Stated Capital 4,000,000 Yen)
1945  <End of Second World War>
1952 Appointed as a member of the committee concerned with the establishment of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) and with tin standard analysis by Ministry of International Trade and Industry
1954 Increased capital to 12,000,000 Yen
1955 Obtained JIS Mark factory certification (JIS H 4105)
1964  <Tokyo Olympics held>
1966  <Colour TV released>
1968 Main factory relocated from Tsukishima, Chuo-ku, Tokyo to Toyofuta, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba
1969  <US Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the first-ever human presence on the moon>
1970  <Japan World Exposition held>
1972  <Sapporo Winter Olympics held>
1973  <First Oil Crisis>
1976 Increased capital to 18,000,000 Yen
1984 The 6th president took office (Current Director and Senior Advisor)
1985  <The Equal Employment Opportunity Law enacted>
1993 Changed its trade name to Yamato Metal Co., Ltd.
1995  <Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck>
2000 100th year in business – Started business with Michell Bearings (Rolls-Royce Group), U.K.
2003 Obtained ISO 14001 Certification (BVQI UK)
2009 Current president (the 7th) took office


Yamato Metal Photo Gallery
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1968 (Showa 43) Head office, Factory
Relocated from Tsukishima, Chuo-ku, Tokyo to Toyofuta, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba
Early company brochure Printed in 1913
Yamato Metal Shokai Head Office
Tsukishima Factory Laboratory
Yamato Metal Shokai Laboratory Chemical Laboratory
Inside of Second Factory, Inside of Metallograph Room
1918 (Taisho 07) Yamato Metal Shokai Corporation Company Brochure
List of Business Establishment
Tokyo Factory, Tokyo Head Office, Osaka Factory, Laboratory
Prize Medals
General Finished Goods
A Part of Yamato Metal Laboratory, Factory
Yamato Metal for Ship Machinery