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Since its foundation, GIKEN has aimed to produce quality products so our customers can use them with peace of mind. We are confident that we have made great progress, proven by our customers' satisfaction with our products, which are manufactured while considering their perspective.
In this rapidly changing society, it is essential to understand global circumstances with a finely honed sense, and respond to them flexibly. Our abundant experience in the development of quality products has enabled us to respond to the changes in society and survive.
Our management philosophy is to "contribute to society with advanced technology". We will continue to advance our design and manufacturing of transfer systems, aluminum material handling equipment and various industrial machines. Also, we will adopt new technology to meet the current and future needs of our customers, through automation and labor-saving in various production lines. We will continue to take on the challenge of contributing to the development of society.

Kazuo Mukai, President

Company Profile


Trade name


Business type


Business field

Design and manufacturing of transfer systems, assembling machines, material handling systems, etc.


October 1964


September 1970


Kazuo Mukai


50 million yen

No. of employees



Hokkoku Bank (Tatsunokuchi Branch), Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Kanazawa Branch)


We contribute to society with advanced technology while enriching our employees’ lives through our harmonious progress.

Company Policy

・We will contribute to society by providing products of superior quality.
・We will established ourselves as an industry leader by advancing our technological strength.
・We will nurture our employees’ talents and improve their skills in an appealing workplace environment.

Corporate Identity

Health, Honesty and Harmony

ISO9001 Certified

[Registered Scope]
Head office
No.1/No.2/No.3/No.4 Plants
Chubu Sales Office



Head office

Head office

3-2 Shimoshimizu-machi, Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1238  [ MAP
Tel:+81-761-51-5700 Fax: +81-761-51-5336

Sales & Service

[Chubu Sales Office]
H-6F Cattle saison,1091 Sunayama-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka 430-0926  [ MAP
Tel: +81-53-489-3210 Fax: +81-53-489-3215

[Giken America Corp.]
6147 Red Winesap Way, Dublin, Ohio 43016 [ MAP
TEL.+1-614-783-3477 FAX.+1-614-876-1843

1002 Crystal bldg Ⅱ,1-175-1 Tsukuba, Naka-ku, Kumagaya-city, Saitama 360-0037 [ MAP
Tel: +81-48-578-8790 Fax: +81-48-578-8791


No.1 Plants No.2 Plants

[No.1/ No.2 Plants(former No.4 and No.5 plants)]
3-2 Shimoshimizu-machi, Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1238 [ MAP

No.3 Plants No.4 Plants

[No.3/ No.4 Plants (Former No.2 and 3 plants)]
Ta 91, Kamishimizu-machi, Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1237 [ MAP




1964 Oct.

Established Hokuto Manufacturing Research Institute, and commenced the design of industrial machinery such as transfer systems and cranes.

1970 Sept.

Incorporated into GIKEN CO., LTD. with a capital of 2 million yen for business growth.

1972 Oct.

Increased our capital to 5 million yen, and launched our engineering business. Organized the business into two categories: aluminum processing systems / transfer systems for automobile manufacture.

1982 Sept.

Constructed our product trial run and adjustment plant in Kamishimizu, Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture for the sake of quality improvement and rationalization of production.

1986 Jan.

Increased our capital to 20 million yen.

1989 March

Rationalized management with the support of the Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consulting System, and was awarded the “Director-general Award” by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.

1991 Sept.

Constructed the administration office and No.2 plant in Kamishimizu, Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture to consolidate all business.
Enhanced production through management rationalization and facility automation, and increased our capital to 50 million yen.

1998 Nov.

Established our Kanto Sales Office in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

2004 Feb.

Formed a contract of technological cooperation and licensed manufacturing with a Korean manufacturer, and commenced the manufacturing and sales of a new patented product in South Korea, which created a foothold for expanding sales in Asia.

2004 Dec.

Awarded “Industrial Promotion Award” by Hokkoku Bank.

2005 Apr.

Constructed No.3 plant in response to increased orders. Promoted the enhancement of human resources and improvement of our facilities.

2009 Apr.

Established Giken America Corp.

2009 Nov.

Awarded the “Director-general Award” by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency in the 2008 Chubu Region Invention Competition organized by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.

2011 Jan.

Established our Chubu Sales Office in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

2012 June

Constructed No.4 plant in Shimoshimizu, Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture.

2012 Nov.

Established the joint venture, GKM.

2013 June

Constructed No.5 plant in Shimoshimizu, Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture.

2014 Aug.

Constructed a new building and moved our headquarters to Shimoshimizu, Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture.

2015 July

Completed solar power generation equipment (500kw).

2016 June

Awarded “Performance Excellence Award” by Honda North America.Inc




We have obtained a number of patents in Japan, South Korea and the United States:

Conveyor equipment (No. 2045319)

Product separation device for conveyors (No. 2073303)

Scrap separation and unloading device (No. 2626941)

Clamp heads for puller equipment (No. 3220775)

Robot control method and related equipment (No. 6,816,754, U.S.A.)

Platen cutter for products extruded from forming machines (No. 3677608)

Clamp head control device for pullers (No. 3817700)

Robot control method and related equipment (No. 4081747)

Die detaching device (No. 4239182)

Paper tube inner-diameter correction head and device (No. 4239182)




We have received many awards and letters of appreciation.

“Director-general Award” by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (1989)

“Industrial Promotion Award” by Hokkoku Bank (2004)

“Director-general Award” by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency in the 2008 Chubu Region Invention Competition organized by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (2009)

“Performance Excellence Award” by Honda North America.Inc(2016)


Logo history


(Trademark No.3107527)


The logo represents the alphabet letter “D”. It was chosen as it symbolised the following three words when the company was founded:


Now it represents the following three mottos for customer satisfaction:

Devotion to work
Devices for problem solving and creation
Delight in work

In the future, we are aiming for the following three:

Diamond: As brilliant as a Diamond, with original technology and financial strength
Dynamism: Full of Dynamism for taking advantage of changes in the environment
Dream: A company with Dreams


Environmental activity

We have installed a solar power generation system in our facility.
By means of solar power generation system, we generate eco-friendly clean energy in order to reduce CO2 emissions as a part of our activities to save energy.