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Company Profile

Company Name Kokusan Parts Industry Co., Ltd
Founded October 1, 1941
Established January 27, 1950
Capital 65 million yen
President Toshihiro Ito, Representative Director and President
No. of Employees 178 (as of April 2017)
Business Activities Manufacturing of sealing parts for automotive and other engines
(Main products: Gaskets, heat insulators, stainless-steel meshes, etc.)
Major Customers
  • Mazda Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., Sankei Industry Co.,Ltd.
  • Hirotec Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd., JATCO Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Isuzu Motors Ltd.
Sales 4.72 billion JPY (2016)

Corporate History

October 1941 Founded Kokusan Packing Company in Osaka, and began production of gaskets and packing seals for internal combustion
August 1942 Changed the company name to Kokusan Packing Manufacturing
January 1950 Became recognized as a corporation, and changed company name to Kokusan Packing Co., Ltd.
April 1954 Changed the company name to Kokusan Packing Industry Co.,
March 1964 Established the Toyonaka Plant in Toyonaka City, Osaka
July 1972 Established the Hiroshima Plant (Hiroshima Plant No. 2) in Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima
October 1981 Transferred the head office to Toyonaka City, Osaka, and changed the company name to Kokusan Parts Industry Co., Ltd.
March 1984 Opened a branch office in Hofu City, Yamaguchi
October 1985 Established a new plant (Hiroshima Plant No. 1) for manufacturing metal head gaskets in Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima
October 1990 Established KP. Parts Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd. in Johor, Malaysia
July 1996 Established an assembly plant in Bangkok, Thailand
May 1998
  • Established the Kyoto Plant in Ayabe City, Kyoto
  • Acquired ISO 9001 International Standard of Quality Management certification
  • Recognized by Mazda Motor Corporation as a “Quality Assurance –Accredited Company”
November 1998 Acquired QS 9000 International Standard of Automotive Quality Management certification
June 1999 [Hiroshima Plant] Recognized by Mazda Motor Corporation as a “Quality Assurance Excellence–Certified Factory”
October 1999 Established the Okazaki Sales Office in Anjo City, Aichi
March 2000 Expanded the Kyoto Plant
August 2000
  • Closed the head office and head plant in Toyonaka City, Osaka
  • Established the Osaka Head Office in Toyonaka City, Osaka
  • Established the Kyoto Head Office within the Kyoto Plant
  • Recognized by Mazda Motor Corporation as a “Full-Service Supplier”
April 2001 Closed the Hofu Branch Office
February 2003 Acquired ISO 14001 International Standard of Environmental Management System certification
August 2003 Expanded Hiroshima Plant No. 1
March 2004 Acquired ISO/TS 16949 International Standard of Quality Management System certification
January 2005 Established WUXI KBK Technology Co., Ltd. in Wuxi City, Jiangsu, China
January 2007 Established KOKUSAN PARTS (THAILAND) Co., Ltd. in Chonburi, Thailand
October 2011 Closed the Okazaki Sales Office and the Osaka Head Office, and relocated the Osaka Sales Office (Toyonaka City, Osaka)
December 2011 Acquired certification as a “Top 100 Manufacturers in Kansai 2011” by the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
February 2013 Closed the Hiroshima Plants (Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima), and consolidated domestic production at the Kyoto Plant
October 2016 Acquired “Youth Yell” certification from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Labor Bureau of Kyoto
(98th company to receive such certification in Japan, and the 5th in Kyoto)
December 2016 Relocated the Hiroshima Sales Office to Saijo, Higashi-Hiroshima City

Organization Chart

Corporate Planning Office, Quality Assurance Office,Management Department, Sales Department, Engineering Department, Production Department