Introduction of Meiki Plant

 On April 2020, Meiki Co., Ltd. merged into The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. and newly established as Meiki Plant.
 Meiki, as a pioneer of injection molding machines in Japan, had been produced and sold various products that suits needs in the times. In recent years, Meiki focused on injection molding machines for composite materials and for special applications.
 Nowadays, needs in large scale injection molding machines are increasing, as material for large exterior equipment for automobile shifts into plastics and composite materials. Through the merger with Meiki, we maximize the synergy with our Hiroshima Plant, which takes advantage in general purpose machines, and enhance our production capability and efficiency, product development, and sales and service activities as the whole JSW group.

 

History of MEIKI Co., Ltd.

Year

Milestones

1933

Foundation as Limited Partnership Company, Meiki Seisakusho in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

1938

Entity conversion into Meiki Co., Ltd.

1942

Development of "8AH", the first plastic injection molding machine in Japan

1943

Development of the first hot pressing machine for plywood
(The Emperor observed Meiki's hot pressing machine at the Meguro Forestry Testing Facility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 1954.)

1955

The first overseas presentation of the plywood hot press at an international trade show in Toronto, Canada

1956

Received the Invention Award of the National Award of the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation for the invention of a plastic machine

1961

Completion of "SJ-150," the largest 1,100 oz injection molding machine in the world, and its presentation at the Tokyo International Trade Fair

1962

Received the 8th Okouchi Memorial Engineering Award for the development of a large injection molding machine
Development of the world's first rubber thermosetting injection molding machine
(Received the Minister of Science and Technology Agency Award in 1964)

1967

Development of a go-back type hot press
(Received the Minister of Science and Technology Agency Award in 1971)

1969

Completion of Obu Factory in Obu City, Aichi Prefecture,

1970

Development of the Dynameltor injection molding machine (Received the Plastic Award in 1973)

1971

Completion of a set of 6,000-ton hot presses for hard fiberboards, one of the largest machine in the world

1974

Completion of the first 4,500-ton Jumbo Dyna (DM-200 hydromechanical mechanism), one of the largest machine in the world

1979

Development of an optical disk injection molding machine (Received the Plastic Award in 1986)

1991

Selection of "M-100B-DM" injection molding machine as a Good Design Product by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

1997

Acquisition of ISO 9001 certification, the international standard for quality management and assurance

2005

Acquisition of ISO 14001 certification, the international standard for environmental management

2008

Capital and business alliance with The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.

2020

Merger into The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.