The Head Office and foundry of Sato Machinery & Foundry performs manufacturing and machining of gray, ductile, and Meehanite cast iron.

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〒721-0966 3-25-25 Teshiro-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Pref.

Company Overview

Company Overview
Sato Machinery & Foundry Co., Ltd.
Akizou Sato
Head Office/Foundry
3-25-25 Teshiro-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Pref.
TEL. +81-84-922-3811
FAX. +81-84-925-3362
15 million yen
Feb. 1, 1937
June 30, 1948
Number of Employees
81 (As of Jan. 2017)
Main Customers
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.
Hokoku Kogyo
Teral Inc.
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
Sokeizai Center
Affiliated Banks
Hiroshima Bank, Chugoku Bank, Mizuho Bank,
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ


Feb. 1937
Sato Iron Works is established in Tera-machi, Fukuyama City by Kenichi Sato.
Machining business is started.
April 1943
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.
Aug. 1945
The plant is completely burned down due to a massive air raid of Fukuyama.
Oct. 1945
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.
March 1946
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).
July 1948
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.
May 1961
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.
April 1970
The foundry division is split off to establish Sato Machinery & Foundry Co., Ltd.
March 1974
A 3.5-ton low-frequency induction furnace manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric is introduced.
Sept. 1983
A 2MM automatic molding line by Kanamori Systems is introduced.
Dec. 1988
A 1.5-ton high-frequency induction furnace manufactured by Fuji Electric is introduced.
May 1999
An RDM-4 automatic molding line by Kanamori Systems is introduced.
Sept. 2000
New plant is constructed within grounds of foundry due to expanded mass production.
July 2002
A Meehanite metal licensee is acquired.
Oct. 2003
Sato Farm Machinery Co., Ltd. and Sato Foundry Co., Ltd. are merged.
May 2006
A KDM-8 automatic molding machine by Kanamori Systems is introduced.
Sept. 2007
An emission spectrophotometer manufactured by Shimadzu is introduced.
75th anniversary of the company.
80th anniversary of the company.


Sato Machinery & Foundry Co., Ltd.

3-25-25 Teshiro-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Pref.

TEL +81-84-922-3811
FAX +81-84-925-3362