KAWANOE ZOKI CO.,LTD.

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Nov. 1944 Foundation of Kawanoe Zoki
Affiliated to Kure Naval Arsenal to manufacture torpedo parts.

previous casting shop (1944)


previous mechanical workshop (1944)


previous wooden mold workshop (1944)


previous design section (1945)


previous head mill (1968)


previous Mishima mill (1968)


head office


Yoki mill


Kawanoe Zoki (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd. (China)

Sep. 1945 With the end of the war, switched over to manufacture of pulp and paper machines.
Apr. 1948 Designed as a special plant by Shikoku Regional Bureau of International Trade and Industry.
Jul. 1953 Awarded for rationalization and increased production by Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.
Jan. 1959 Designated as a model plant of rationalization by Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.
Nov. 1959 Established Osaka office
Jan. 1964 Established Tokyo Office
Feb. 1968 Established Mishima mill
Jan. 1971 Concluded a technical agreement with FMC(USA) on toilet roll converting machine, paper napkin converting machine, paper handkerchief converting machine, etc.
Mar. 1974 Cited by the Minister of International Trade and Industry as a model plant for years of rationalization, on the occasion of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.
May 1980 Concluded a technical agreement with JWI (Canada) on T-bar system foil unit.
Sep. 1982 Concluded a technical agreement with James Ross Ltd. (Canada) on doctors.
Apr. 1985 Development of fully automatic random roll wrapping machine.
Nov. 1985 Established Fuji office
Mar. 1986 Development of fully automatic double drum winder
Sep. 1986 Development of 1,400m/min. BestFormer Yankee Paper Machine
Jul. 1988 Awarded for the 16th Sasaki award for Fab-jet automatic canvas cleaner.
Jan. 1990 Development of fully automatic random roll wrapping machine (High capacity type)
July 1990 New head office building completion.
Jan. 1994 Concluded a technical agreement with Black and Clawson-Kennedy Ltd.(Canada) on Top Flyte “C” Former, etc.
Apr. 1996 Concluded an agreement with Valmet-karlstad AB(Sweden) on tissue machine.
Oct. 1998 Delivered Crescent Former tissue machine to a Japanese customer.
Apr. 1999 Concluded a technical agreement with Valmet-Karlstad AB (Sweden) on tissue machine.
Jul. 1999 Awarded for the 27th Sasaki Award for JW-II fully automatic random roll wrapping machine. (High capacity type)
Sep. 1999 Concluded a technical agreement with Valment Gorizia S.p.A (Italia) on Yankee hood and paper machine air system.
Nov. 1999 Concluded a technical agreement with Farros Blatter AG (Switzerland) on Yankee dryer grinding.
Jun. 2000 Development of high speed Interfolder (for tissue paper and towel paper)
Mar. 2003 Advance into Chinese market with tissue machine.
Jan. 2004 Concluded a technical agreement with GL&V Canada Inc. on the latest headbox, etc.
Apr. 2004 Concluded a comprehensive agreement with Metso Paper Karlstad on tissue machine business
Dec. 2005 Yoki mill construction started.
Apr. 2006 Concluded sales and distribution agreement with GL&V Sweden and GL&V USA in pulping equipments
Nov. 2006 Concluded marketing agreement with Metso Paper Karlstad on tissue machine in Chinese market.
Dec. 2006 Yoki mill construction completed.
Sept. 2007 Concluded a technical agreement with GL&V Sweden AB on Pulping equipments.
Apr. 2008 Concluded a technical agreement with BTG Eclepens (Switzerland) on CBC Creping blade control.
Sep. 2008 Established Kawanoe Zoki (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd. in Jiaxing, China.
Jul. 2009 Mill construction in Kawanoe Zoki (Jiaxing) started.
Feb. 2010 Mill construction in Jiaxing, China completed.
Dec. 2011 Large machining center was introduced to Kawanoe Zoki (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd.
Jan. 2012 Development of BF-1000, the world’s top efficient tissue machine.
Mar. 2013 Development of fully automatic toilet roll kraft paper wrapping machine.

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