Buckets and fuel tanks for hydraulic excavators; components for industrial equipment and diesel engines



Corporate information

About Us

President Takayuki Kinoshita

We trace our modest origins to the foundation of a humble and reliable welding service that served primarily as a cannery in 1956. Since then, decades have passed and, together with our valued customers, we have matured at the personal and corporate levels into the corporation we are today.

It goes without saying that technological capacity is a critical component of product manufacturing. Therefore, we have strived to lead the industry in technological evolution. In 1982 we introduced our first welding robot, which dynamically improved productivity and the quality of our products. Not only that but we are heavily invested in continuously improving the quality of our services and products.

As a result of our uncompromising efforts, we have achieved monumental strides in the avenues of quality improvement, cost-reduction, environmental preservation, and have actively pursued novel industrial opportunities such as making custom made products.

As the world is quickly evolving into a global climate, we expect that competition will only become ever fiercer in the days to come. All of us at KINOSHITA CAN MANUFACTURING CO., LTD pledge to provide high quality products, at highly competitive prices in a timely fashion to our highly valued customers.



We will always act with honesty,
Sincerity, and responsibility toward everyone, society, and work.


We will harmonious with others,
and will trust and cooperate each other.


We will advance from yesterday
to today and from today to tomorrow
with courage to open new perspectives.


Establishment November 22, 1956
Capital ¥10 million
Yearly turnover ¥2.93 billion (2022 results)
Employees 126 (as of January 2024)
Business Activities Fabrication of parts for power plants, parts for construction machinery and parts for diesel engines.
Fabrication of other steel equipment, and sheet metal work.
Banks Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, Hyogo Branch
Banshu Shinkin Bank, Tsuchiyama Branch
Chugoku Bank, Kakogawa Branch
Hyakujushi Bank, Kakogawa Branch
Customer Caterpillar Japan LLC
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Yanmar Co., Ltd.
Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.


1956 Nov. Kinoshita Can Manufacturing Co., Ltd. established with a capital of ¥1 million.
1957 Feb. Business relations established with the Kobe Shipyard & Engine Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries LTD.(MHI)
1958 Feb. Business relations established with Yanmar Diesel Engine Co., Ltd.
1964 May. New Plant constructed at Tsuchiyama in Inami-cho,Kako-gun,Hyogo Prefecture.
1969 Apr. Capital increased to ¥10 million.
1970 Aug. Adjacent plot of 1,402㎡ purchased for the construction of a steel materials stockyard.
1971 Apr. Company head office constructed in honjo-cho 7-chome.
Aug. Business relations established with the Akashi Plant which had separated from the Kobe Shipyard and Engine Works of MHI.
1975 Nov. Designated an "Excellent Corporation" by the Nagata Tax Office in respect of our tax returns.
1976 Apr. Designated as "Quality Guaranteed Plant" by the Kobe Shipyard and Engine Works of MHI.
1979 Apr. Designated as "Quality Guaranteed Plant" by the Takasago Machinery Works of MHI.
1983 Sep. New Office building constructed at the Tsuchiyama Plant.
Nov. Welding robots introduced.
1984 Jan. Computers introduced to improve the efficiency of our information and communication system.
1987 Jul. Business relations established which Shin-Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ltd., which had separated from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
Sep. Head office and main plant incorporated into the Tsuchiyama Plant.
1989 Jul. New plant established at Uozumi.
1996 Jan. Designated as "Quality Guaranteed Plant" by the Shin-Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ltd.
1999 Jan. Construction of Inami Plant completed.
2005 Sep. Inami Plant enlarged and extended.
2006 Feb. Uozumi Plant integrated into the Inami Plant.
2009 Apr. Obtained ISO9001:2008 certification.
2010 Sep. Business relations established with KCM Corporation.
Dec. Obtained ISO14001:2004 certification.
2013 Jul. Rated Level 3 under the Benchmarking Guide Painting Process system operated by Caterpillar Inc.
2014 Aug. Rated bronze under the Supplier Quality Excellence Process system operated by Caterpillar Inc.

Quality control

To stay abreast of increasingly diverse needs, we continue to introduce the latest technology, such as ultrasonic scanning and 3-D measurement, to the strict quality inspection process through which all our products must pass.
The enhancement of our quality control organization is an important part of our daily efforts to examine from every conceivable angle the potential to achieve even stricter quality control.

ISO 14001 certification

ISO 9001 certification