Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plant and Transportation Systems Engineering & Construction Center
Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology Ltd.
Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Shigiya Machinery Works Ltd.
Yanmar Co., Ltd.
Yasda Precision Tools K.K.
Yamasaki Giken Co., Ltd.
Mitsui High-tec, Inc.
Seibu Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd.
Kitagawa Iron Works Co., Ltd.
Yanmar Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Yamamoto Co., Ltd.
Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd.
Cosmic Industry Co.,Ltd.
Tomoe Valve Co., Ltd.
Ishigaki Company, Ltd.
Kikusui Seisakusho Ltd.
Affiliated Trade Associations
Hiroshima Iron Casting Industry Association
Fukuyama Region Foundry Industry Cooperative Union
Hiroshima Eastern Machinery & Metals Industrial Cooperative
Hiroshima Prefecture Federation of Small Business Associations
Japan Foundry Society, Inc.
Japan Foundry Engineering Society
Hiroshima Bank, Chugoku Bank, Mizuho Bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Sato Iron Works is established in Tera-machi, Fukuyama City by Kenichi Sato.
Machining business is started.
Due to the control of materials because of WWII, the company manufactures parts for military vehicles as a subcontracted plant of the current Mihara Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
The plant is completely burned down due to a massive air raid of Fukuyama.
A provisional plant is newly established in Teshiro-cho.
Manufacture and sales of straw processing machinery such as rope production and finishing machines, and straw beaters is started.
Operations are moved from the provisional plant to the newly constructed plant and office in Tera-machi, Fukuyama City.
A foundry is newly constructed in Minato-machi, Fukuyama City (current location of Agricultural Machinery Office).
The company becomes incorporated in order to expand business operations.
A plant and office are newly constructed in Minato-machi, Fukuyama City for plant expansion and all operations are transferred there.
A foundry is newly constructed in Teshiro-cho and operations are transferred
there due to expanded business operations.
Efforts are made to develop
new products outside of straw processing machinery.
The foundry division is split off to establish Sato Machinery & Foundry Co., Ltd.
A 3.5-ton low-frequency induction furnace manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric is introduced.
A 2MM automatic molding line by Kanamori Systems is introduced.
A 1.5-ton high-frequency induction furnace manufactured by Fuji Electric is introduced.
An RDM-4 automatic molding line by Kanamori Systems is introduced.
New plant is constructed within grounds of foundry due to expanded mass production.
A Meehanite metal licensee is acquired.
Sato Farm Machinery Co., Ltd. and Sato Foundry Co., Ltd. are merged.
A KDM-8 automatic molding machine by Kanamori Systems is introduced.
An emission spectrophotometer manufactured by Shimadzu is introduced.