Sophisticated gasket technology born of innovative concepts
Gaskets were first made of asbestos, then of man-made fiber, and now of metal.
We revolutionized the gasket industry around forty years ago, with our product development capabilities by introducing the steel laminated gasket which has registered as outstanding epoch-making historical turning point for industrial technology at the National Science Museum.
|Location||Ishikawa Gasket Co., Ltd.|
|Year of manufacture||1970|
|Manufacturers||Ishikawa Gasket Co., Ltd.|
|Research Agency||Japan Auto Parts Industries Association|
|Characteristics||Gasket is part of engine and assembled to prevent leaking out combustion gas, coolant water, and lubricating oil.In order to improve engine performance, we changed from gaskets made of soft material to metal.|
Ishikawa Gasket was first developer of steel laminated gasket, and thus supplied it to Isuzu Motors.
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The gaskets support the heart of the engine for all vehicles.
Inside the engine, the gasket made of different materials are combined, it is extremely important to prevent gas and liquid from leaking. Although rarely on the front stage, we have continued to challenge and grow cars and engines that are being produced one after another.
Our company was founded in 1932 by my grandfather Katsushiro Ishikawa.
"I should produce full-scale gaskets that made in Japan!" came up with in his mind. Automobiles made in the United States were still the main products and repair parts are only imported products at that time. He tried to produce to make metal gaskets ahead of the world. Its great achievement is exhibited in the National Museum of Nature and Science as the history of industrial technology.
My father, Itsuo Ishikawa, promoted direct delivery to automobile manufacturers and the development of overseas markets, and greatly spread this value. Cherry gaskets are now highly regarded in 60 countries around the world as a reliable brand.
Now I have taken over the company , the industry has changed and a new era of engines has begun.
The high power diesel engines help people's lives in hard places around the world, such as fishing boats in the open sea, snowplows in snowy countries, and water supply facilities in the desert.
The gaskets cannot be tolerated of defects or defects, and are constantly updated at the top.
We will firmly fulfill our mission as a manufacturer and continue to manufacture products with trust and innovation.
|Company Name||Ishikawa Gasket Co.,Ltd.|
|Head Office||2-5-5, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Tokyo Branch||2-5-5, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001|
Tel : 81-3-3501-5277
Fax : 81-3-3501-6509
|Nagoya Branch||5C 1-17-10, Meieki-minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0003|
Tel : 81-52-380-2780
Fax : 81-52-806-8411
|Torino Branch||Strada del Francese 133, 10156 Torino, Italy|
Tel : 39-011-450-1140
Fax : 39-011-450-0472
|Utsunomiya Plant||1547-1, Tei-Niisato-mati, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-2118|
Tel : 81-28-665-2212
Fax : 81-28-665-4567
|Kiyohara Plant||21-3, Kiyohara-kogyodanchi, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-3231|
Tel : 81-28-667-7220
Fax : 81-28-667-7228
|R&D Facility||21-3, Kiyohara-kogyodanchi, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-3231|
Tel : 81-28-670-5600
Fax : 81-28-670-5188
＆ Customer Service
|44-18, Senjuokawa-cho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 120-0031|
Tel : 81-3-5244-7385
Fax : 81-3-3882-5150
|Subsidiary Company||ISHIKAWA GASKET AMERICA, INC|
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|Joint Venture Company||Cherry Serina Co., Ltd.(Bangkok, Thailand)|
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|'1932||Founded by Katsushiro Ishikawa.|
|'1936||Organized as a stock Corporation.|
|'1950||Certified as a Class-A Manufacturer by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Accreditation Council of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.|
|'1955||Designated as a O.E.supplier to the Japanese National Railways Corp. for the diesel engine gaskets.|
|'1970||Dynamic testing system is installed.|
Steel-laminated gasket is developed.
|'1971||Paid-in Capital increased to 100 million yen.|
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Investment Co.
Became a shareholder.
|'1972||Cherry Chemical Industry Ltd. established.|
|'1973||Cheena Gasket Co., Ltd. established in Thailand as a joint-venture company.|
Toranomon Sakura Building completed.
|'1974||Utsunomiya Plant completed.|
|'1975||Development and mass production of heat insulators began to comply with air pollution control regulations.|
|'1981||New R & D building for gasket performance testing completed.|
Company provided technical know-how of manufacturing gaskets and compressed asbestos sheets to Yantai Asbestos Products factory in the People's Republic of China.
|'1982||Celebrated the 50th anniversary of establishment, and increased the capital to 200 million yen.|
|'1985||Company becomes O.E.supplier to General Motors Corporation in the U.S.A.|
Synthetic fiber gasket material joint development agreement with Armstrong World Industries, Inc., (U.S.A.) concluded.
|'1987||Rubber coating metal gasket material joint development agreement with Wolverine Gasket & Mfg. Co., (U.S.A.) concluded.|
|'1989||Company awarded The 14th Grand Prix Prize for the invention of steel-laminated gaskets.|
Kiyohara Plant (Utsunomiya,Tochigi) starts full operation. Cherry Technica Co., Ltd. established.
|'1990||President Ishikawa receives Director General's Award for Achievements form the Science and Technology Agency.|
Becoming O.E.supplier to the Ford Motor Company in the U.S.A.
|'1991||Company receives Regional Award from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprize Research Center for commercialization of steel-laminated gaskets. Yantai Ishikawa Gasket Co.,Ltd. established in China as a joint-venture company.|
ISHIKAWA GASKET AMERICA, INC. established in Detroit, Ohio in the U.S.A.
|'1992||Company becomes O.E.supplier to Hyundai Motor Company in Korea.|
|'1994||Technical Research and Development facility established.|
|'1996||ISO 9001 and QS-9000 acquired.|
|'1997||Shinichiro Ishikawa became president and CEO.|
Company receives National Award from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprize Research Center for commercialization of steel laminated gaskets.
|'1999||All gaskets production for FORD/America was completely transferred to ISHIKAWA-GASKET/America.|
|'2000||Company opened branch office in Torino/Itary.|
|'2003||ISO 14001 acquired.|
|'2004||ISO/TS 16949 acquired.|
|'2006||President Ishikawa receives Award from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for 300 of Japan's dynamic manufacturing SMEs Supporting the Japan of Tomorrow．|
|'2009||Facility of our Osaka Branch moved to Tokyo head office and Nagoya Branch.|
Facility of our Senju Plant moved to Utsunomiya Plant and Kiyohara Plant.
|'2010||We won the prize of Tokyo governor in the competition of “Human Resource Development for Creative Design and manufacturing” |
|'2012||The 80th anniversary of establishment was celebrated.|
|'2013||Pre-coat line completed at the Kiyohara Plant.|
|'2017||Pre-coat line began at the Kiyohara Plant.|
|'2018||IATF 16949 acquired.|
|'2019||Nagoya Branch moved.|
|'2021||Began to supply Current Collector Plate for a Fuel Cell Stack.|
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