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May.8, 2022  Toa Koki Soft Tennis Club won the Saga Prefectural Qualifying Tournament for the Saga Prefecture non-professional Soft Tennis Championship.

Toa Koki Soft Tennis Club won the Saga prefecture non-professional Business Team Soft Tennis Championship (which also serves as the preliminary round for the All Japan non-professional Business Team Soft Tennis Championship).

Toa Koki Soft Tennis Club

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May.8, 2022  Toa Koki Baseball Team advanced to the Top4 of the Saga Prefectural preliminary round for the Prince Takamatsunomiya’s Cup Tournament.

Toa Koki Baseball Team advanced to the Top 4 in the 66th All-Japan Rubber-ball Baseball Saga prefecture preliminary round for the Prince Takamatsunomiya’s Cup National Tournament.

Toa Koki Baseball Team

Toa Koki Baseball Team

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May.8, 2022  Brew KASHIMA participates in the Emperor's Cup National Tournament as a representative of Saga Prefecture

Brew KASHIMA, a local soccer team supported by Toa Koki, won 2-0 against Kawazoe Club in the final of the Saga prefecture preliminary round for Emperor's Cup JFA 102nd All Japan Soccer Championship, and will represent Saga prefecture in the National Tournament on May 22.

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Brew KASHIMA

Brew KASHIMA

Apr.1, 2022  IoT Section was newly established under the Engineering Department.

Today, Toa Koki continues to manufacture high-quality products based on its advanced technology, skills, know-how, and experience.

In addition to these, Toa Koki will introduce IoT (the Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) near future.

The purpose of introducing IoT and AI is to build a system that allows AI to correctly determine complex issues in the manufacturing process by processing raw data from the manufacturing site based on var-ious theories in casting.

The goal is to develop AI that can be used on site in Toa Koki in 5 years.

Dec.15, 2021  We have renewed the design of the website.

Dec.10, 2021  FUCHIKAMI Masanori Medal of Honor

Award ceremony to be held at the Soto Goshoin Ichi-no-Ma room of the Saga Castle History Museum

FUCHIKAMI Masanori Medal of Honor

Dec.8, 2021  “Fuigo Festival”

The “Fuigo (“bellows”) Festival” is a ceremony performed on November 8th (according to the formerly used lunar calendar) during which people involved in jobs having to do with fire, such as blacksmiths, metal casters and founders, and others that use bellows in their occupations purify their bellows and make offerings of thanks to the “Sun God” as a way to pray for continued safety on the job.In accordance with the “O-hi Taki” festival (another religious rite having to do with fire) held at Yutoku Inari Shrine in the city of Kashima (Saga Prefecture, Japan) on December 8th, Toa Koki holds its Fuigo Festival on the same day.

Fuigo Festival

Fuigo Festival

Nov.3, 2021  FUCHIKAMI Masanori Awarded the Medal of Honor (Autumn)

(Award ceremony to be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 at the Soto Goshoin Ichi-no-Ma room of the Saga Castle History Museum)

Jul.7, 2021 FUCHIKAMI Masanori Fiscal 2021 Governor’s Award for Merit

(Award Ceremony was held on May 7, 2021)

Fiscal 2021 Governor’s Award for Merit

Jun.10, 2021 Obtained ISO 45001

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Jun.10, 2021 Yuichi OMAGARI 2020 Tokyo Olympic Torch Runner

On May 9, 2021 Yuichi OMAGARI (Machining Section, Omuragata Manufacturing Department) was an Olympic Torch Runner in the city of Ureshino. The Olympic torch he carried and the uniform he wore will be on display at the entrance to the Company Headquarter Office until the end of June.

Yuichi OMAGARI  2020 Tokyo Olympic Torch Runner

Mar. 22, 2021 Clean-up Activity: “Zero Trash in the Ocean Week”

We participated in this project, which is a joint project of the Nippon Foundation and the Ministry of Environment, after receiving an invitation to take part in the event from the Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association. Once again this year a total of 69 people from our company and 26 children (total of 95 people) took part in the clean-up activity between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. at Nanaura Seaside Sports Park, during which time they were able to collect a large amount of garbage from the area surrounding the park.

“Zero Trash in the Ocean Week″

Apr. 14&15, 2021 Drone aerial photography in the Toa Koki plant.

The images will be posted to the company website. (Cooperation: Kyushu Electric Power Co, Inc.)

Drone aerial photography in the Toa Koki plant

Drone aerial photography in the Toa Koki plant

Drone aerial photography in the Toa Koki plant

Drone aerial photography in the Toa Koki plant

Mar. 24, 2021 The cherry blossoms at Toa Koki Tanda factory are once again in full bloom this year.

cherry blossoms at Toa Koki

cherry blossoms at Toa Koki

Mar. 23, 2021 Mr. Kenichi Uematsu Awards Ceremony for winning the “Fighting Spirit Award” in the 31st National Skills Grand Prix.

Skills Grand Prix awards ceremony where Setsuko Kanetake (left) was presented with the Prime Minister’s Award and Kenichi Uematsu (right) was presented with the “Fighting Spirit” Award by Saga Governor Yoshinori Yamaguchi.
(venue: Saga Prefectural Building)

Feb. 04, 2021 Mr. Kenichi Uematsu participated in the 31st National Skills Grand Prix (lathe event)

Mr. Kenichi Uematsu participated in the 31st National Skills Grand Prix (lathe event)
(venue: Kansai Human Resources Development Promotion Center)

Result: “Fighting Spirit Award”

2020

Dec. 08, 2020 The “Fuigo Festival”

The “Fuigo (“bellows”) Festival” is a ceremony performed on November 8th (according to the formerly used lunar calendar) during which people involved in jobs having to do with fire, such as blacksmiths, metal casters and founders, and others that use bellows in their occupations purify their bellows and make offerings of thanks to the “Sun God” as a way to pray for continued safety on the job.
In accordance with the “O-hi Taki” festival (another religious rite having to do with fire) held at Yutoku Inari Shrine in the city of Kashima (Saga Prefecture, Japan) on December 8th, Toa Koki holds its Fuigo Festival on the same day.

Fuigo Festival

Fuigo Festival

Nov. 09, 2020 Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Prize Contemporary Master Craftsmen (outstanding technicians)

Foundry Mr. Masanori Fuchikami
Awards ceremony: November 19, 2020 Saga Prefectural Office

May.30,2020 Clean-up Activity: “Zero Trash in the Ocean Week”

We participated in this project, which is a joint project of the Nippon Foundation and the Ministry of Environment, after receiving an invitation to take part in the event from the Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association. Approximately 60 people from our company took part in the clean-up activity between 8 a.m. and around 9 a.m. at Nanaura Seaside Sports Park, during which time they were able to collect a large amount of garbage from the area surrounding the park.

“Zero Trash in the Ocean Week”

“Zero Trash in the Ocean Week”

Jun.28,2020  The following officers were appointed at the annual general meeting of shareholders held on January 25, 2020.

Executive Managing Director Hirofumi Yamamoto(Promotion to new position)
Director Toshiaki Tanaka (New)
Director Tokioki Aino (New)
Adviser Kosuke Sakaguchi (Director, retired)
Technical Adviser Shinji Miyamoto (Director, retired)

2019

Aug.26,2019 Result of "Special match in Saga of all Japan manufacturers' spinning-top competition" which was competed with 12 teams on Aug 25(Sunday). "TOA KOKI team Yokota" won the first prize!

Aug.24,2019 "SAGA MONOSUGO Festa 2019" was closed successfully!

"Let's challenge to form Mutsugorou by metal casting" which was managed by TOA KOKI, it was successful thanks to 381 visitors on Aug 24 (Saturday)

SAGA MONOSUGO Festa 2019

Aug.23,2019 Mr. Kenichi Uematsu was awarded "Saga monozukuribito commendation ceremony having just finished flying in the fourth world".

Aug.5,2019 Completion of the cannon nameplate.

To commemorate the transfer of the company headquarters and all industrial operations from the Yokota Factory to the Tanda Factory in 2004, master craftsman Shinichiro Ide cast a nameplate for the “Saga Domain 150-pound cannon (reconstructed)” that was installed in front of the new headquarters at the Tanda site. The nameplate, which includes information about the history of the cannon, was cast in May 2019 at the Yokota Factory. It was then mounted on the cannon after refinishing work on the cannon was completed.

cannon nameplate

cannon nameplate

cannon nameplate

The Saga Doman was in charge of protecting the port of Nagasaki since 1642 (the year Kanei 1 according to the Japanese calendar). However, in 1804 (Bunka 1) the Russian Rezanov delegation arrived by ship and in 1808 (Bunka 5) the English Royal Navy ship Phaeton entered Nagasaki harbor. Both of these incidents led to a military defensive buildup at the port of Nagasaki.

The 10th daimyo of the Saga Domain, Nabeshima Naomasa, was keenly aware of the need to utilize Western-style cannons as part of the increased defenses at the port of Nagasaki, and in 1850 (Kaei 3) he had a reverberatory furnace constructed at Tsuiji (the site of present-day Nisshin Elementary School) in order to attempt to construct the first iron cannons in Japan.

In 1853 (Kaei 6) ships commanded by American Commodore Perry arrived at Uraga, Japan. In the aftermath of this incident, the Bakufu (central) government sent an order to the Saga Domain for cannons that were to be installed along the battery at Shinagawa in order to provide increased defense of Edo harbor. In order to fill this order, the Saga Domain constructed an additional official government reverberatory furnace at Tafuse (a model of this furnace stands at the North Gate of Saga Railway Station). By 1856 (Ansei 3) twenty-five 24-pound cannons and twenty-five 36-pound cannons had been delivered and three additional 150-pound cannons were given as presents to the Bakufu government. Unfortunately, only one of these cannons is extant today.

This 150-pound cannon was recreated based on designs that are thought to have been used in 1856 (Ansei 3) to construct the first Armstrong cannons in Japan. It was made in July 2004 to commemorate the transfer of all of Toi Koki’s operations from the Yokota Factory to the Tanda Factory.

Jun.21,2019 Toa Koki celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding.

Jun.9,2019 Clean-up Activity: “Zero Trash in the Ocean Week”

We participated in this project, which is a joint project of the Nippon Foundation and the Ministry of Environment, after receiving an invitation to take part in the event from the Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association. Approximately 60 people from our company took part in the clean-up activity between 8 a.m. and around 9 a.m. at Nanaura Seaside Sports Park, during which time they were able to collect a large amount of garbage from the area surrounding the park.

“Zero Trash in the Ocean Week”

“Zero Trash in the Ocean Week”

May.21,2019 Mr. Wataru Mitsutake was presented with the Medal with Yellow Ribbon award by Japanese Government.

Yellow Ribbon award

May.6.2019 The "Family Gratitude Day in Commemoration of the 75th Year since the Founding of the Company"

The participants (approximately 930 employees and their family members) enjoyed a day of touring the plant, making keyholders, and a variety of other activities.

Family Gratitude Day

Family Gratitude Day

Family Gratitude Day

2018

Jun. 15, 2018 Omuragata Factory Pouring achieved 7,000 times.

May. 1 2018 Start of factory operations at the Machine Production Department

Start of factory operations at the Machine Production Department

Apr.19.2018 Article on TOAKOKI was posted on Newsweek International(04.13.2018).

Apr. 1. 2018 New parking lot on the west side of the Tanda Factory(Start parking)

New parking

Mar. 28, 20188 The cherry blossoms at Toa koki Tanda factory are in full bloom.

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

Mar. 25, 2018 We joined at Kids restoration workshop.

Article in SAGA SHIMBUN[Mar. 25, 2018]

Feb. 22, 2018 Decision made to conduct a memorial firing of a cannon manufactured by Toa Koki Co., Ltd. at the Opening Ceremony of the Hizen Saga Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Expo (Memorial firing to take place on March. 17, 2018)

Last year's picture

Feb. 21, 2018 Tanda Factory Pouring achieved 6,000 times.

2017

Dec. 26, 2017 Renewal of the restored Saga Castle History Museum Cannon.

Nov. 5, 2017 Mr. Masatoshi Ichinose was awarded “FOREST-MASTER”(Qualified by Saga midorino kikin).

Aug. 25, 2017 Mr. Shoji Kawasaki was awarded "Saga monozukuribito commendation ceremony having just finished flying in the second world"

Mr. Shoji Kawasaki

Aug. 26-27, 2017 "SAGA MONOSUGO Festa 2017" was closed successfully!

1."Let's challenge to form Mutsugorou by metal casting" which was managed by TOA KOKI, it was successful thanks to 211 visitors on Aug 26 (Saturday)

2.Result of "Special match in Saga of all Japan manufacturers' spinning-top competition" which was competed with 14 teams on Aug 27(Sunday). "TOA KOKI team Yokota" won the first prize! "TOA KOKI team Senbatsu" won the second prize!

Jul. 30, 2017 Toa Koki receives ISO9001:2015 certification.

Jul. 21, 2017 An article of the round table was appeared in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun about Ms. Otakara who is working at Yokota Foundry Shop.

May. 16, 2017 Mr. Masatoshi Ichinose was presented with the Medal with Yellow Ribbon award by Japanese Government.

Apr. 17, 2017 [TOA KOKI MUSEUM]opened at Yokota Factory.

TOA KOKI MUSEUM

TOA KOKI MUSEUM

Apr. 7, 2017 [COLORS]issued by the Saga Prefecture Conference of promote Women's great success carried about Ms.Otakara who is working at Yokota Foundry Shop.

Article in COLORS

Apr. 5, 2017 We changed the capital to 100million yen by reducing capital without compensation.

Mar. 21-24, 2017 An article of Toa Koki was serialized in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.

Feb. 13, 2017 Mr. Kenichi Uematsu won eighth prize in the Lathe Division of the 29th Skills Grand Prix.
(Numazu, Shizuoka-pref.)

Mr. Kenichi Uematsu

Feb. 1, 2017 "TOA KOKI"English logo was completed on the Tanda factory side.

TOAKOKI

2016

Nov. 5-6, 2016 Mr.Mitsunobu Nakamura, Mr.Taro Matsumoto, Mr. Kenichi Uematsu will participate in the “Special match in Izumo of all Japan manufacturers’ spinning-top competition”.

Nov. 3, 2016 Mr.Hidemi Tahara was presented with the Medal with Yellow Ribbon award by Japanese Government.

Sep. 29,2016 Toa Koki Co., Ltd. was approved as the Authorizing Factory based on Article 6, paragraph 2 of the Ship Safety Law, by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

And the approved item is as follows,

Click to open the PDF file.(Cylinder/シリンダライナCylinder Cover

Aug. 27-28, 2016 "SAGA MONOSUGO Festa 2016" was closed successfully!

1."Let's challenge to form Mutsugorou by metal casting" which was managed by TOA KOKI, it was successful thanks to 268 visitors on Aug 27(Saturday)

metal casting

metal casting

2.②Result of "Special match in Saga of all Japan manufacturers' spinning-top competition" which was competed with 15 teams on Aug 28(Sunday).

"TOA KOKI team A" won the first prize!
"TOA KOKI team B" won the third prize!

Aug. 27-28, 2016 MONOSUGO Festa 2016 of SAGA"

#1 TOA KOKI held a casting experience for the kids at “SAGA MONOSUGO Festa 2016”.

#2 3 teams of TOA KOKI competes "Preliminary match in Saga of all Japan manufacturers' spinning-top competition".

June. 1, 2016 New Truck Scale System was introduced

[Maker:Kamacho Scale Co., Ltd.] (Max weight : 50 Ton)

New Truck Scale

May. 4, 2016 “SAGA MONOSUGO” featuring TOA KOKI is broadcasted.
TOA KOKI is featured on a TV program, "SAGA MONOSUGO" which is introducing advanced manufacturers located in Saga.

(Production by SAGA pref. : On SAGA TV)

2015

Jun. 30, 2015 Website renewal

2014

Dec. 22, 2014 All Japan Women's Judo Players visit Toa Koki

Front row (left to right): Haruna Asami (48-kg class), Ami Kondo (48-kg class), Kaori Matsumoto (57-kg class), Nae Udaka (57-kg class), Mitsutoshi Nanjo (Coach)

All Japan Women's Judo Players

Nov. 29, 2014 Mr. Kenichi Uematsu competes in the Lathe Division of the 52nd National Skills Competition as the Saga Prefectural Representative

Nov. 24, 2014 Received Workplace Certification from ClassNK

Jun. 21, 2014 Toa Koki celebrates the 70th anniversary of its founding

Jun. 15, 2014 Toa Koki receives ISO14001 certification

2013

Nov. 20, 2013 Mr. Kenichi Uematsu competes in the 51st National Skills Competition as the Saga Prefectural Representative

Aug. 2, 2013 "Monozukuri Master" certification received by Shinichiro Ide, Hidemi Tahara, and Masanori Fuchikami

Jun. 25, 2013 Website renewal

May. 20, 2013 Start of power generation at Solar Factory TOA

Apr. 15, 2013 Yoshio Ohara chosen for the 2012 JIFFA English Correspondence Course (held in Osaka) Excellent Achievement Award

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Telephone:+81-954-63-3236
Lines are open from 8 am to 5 pm on weekdays
[Headquarters/Tanda factory]
1430-30 Yamaura, Kashima, Saga

[Omuragata Factory]
305-2 Furueda, Kashima, Saga Prefecture 849-1321
Telephone: +81-954-63-1303

[Yokota Factory]
62-1 Takatsuhara, Kashima, Saga Prefecture 849-1311
Telephone:+81-954-69-0131