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founded in 1913

Reliable technologies created through a century of history. We have achieved a considerable market position among various industries as “Hobber Kashifuji”.

Corporate History
1913 :
Founded by Tomesaburo Kashifuji in Mibu Suzaku-cho, Simogyo-ku, Kyoto. Started manufacture and sale of Drilling Machines, Testing Machines, Dyeing Machines and Woodworking Machines.
1918 :
Finished trial manufacture of 40-inch Hobbing Machine.
1928 :
Finished trial manufacture of 14-inch Hobbing Machine Model K0.
1932 :
Started manufacture and sale of Hobbing Machines.
1934 :
Factory moved to the present address. (28 Kamota Kamitoba, Minami-ku, Kyoto)
1943 :
Re-organized to a joint-stock corporation. Capital increased to 1.5 million yen. New Hobbing Machine and Hob Sharpening Machine developed.
1954 :
Finished trial manufacture and started selling High Production Hobbing Machine Model KS20 with subsidies from the MITI concerning the trial manufacture of machine tools.
1956 :
Finished trial manufacture and started selling High Production Hobbing Machine Model KS14 with subsidies from the MITI concerning the trial manufacture of machine tools.
1964 :
Capital increased to 100 million yen.
1972 :
Started manufacture and sale of Gear Honing Machine Model KGH300.
1976 :
Started manufacture and sale of the world’s first practical Carbide Hobbing Machine Model KH300HD. Completed manufacture of Rotor Hobbing Machine Model KS600R with subsidies from the MITI.
1978 :
Started manufacture and sale of Hob Sharpening Machine Model KG250. Received an award from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers for the development of a Gear Honing Machine.
1984 :
Started manufacture and sale of CNC Hard Gear Finishing Machine Model KF220.
1985 :
Started manufacture and sale of Precision Turn-Mill Machine Model KY10.
1990 :
Company name changed to Kashifuji Works, Ltd.
1996 :
Started sale of CNC Dry-cut Gear Hobbing Machine Model KC250H.
1998 :
Started sale of CNC Thread / Worm Milling Machine Model KRM2. Kashifuji obtains ISO9001 Certification.
1999 :
Started sale of Shaft Groove Grinding Machine Model KGV150.
2000 :
Contract with Gleason Corporation concerning the manufacture and sale of gear cutting machines.
2002 :
Gear Production Alliance (GPA) created by NACHI, KANZAKI & KASHIFUJI. GPA Engineering Corporation founded in 2003.
2004 :
Kashifuji obtains ISO 14001 Certification.
2007 :
Started manufacture and sale of CNC Compact High Speed Hobbing Machine Model KT50.
2008 :
Marked the 95th year since its founding. New factory (3rd factory) completed.
2009 :
Started manufacture and sale of CNC Large Hobbing Machine Model KA1200.
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