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ISHIKAWA'S EVOLUTION Ishikawa - A driving force behind the evolution of gaskets.
Based on concepts that stand the test of time, Ishikawa Gasket uses innovative concepts and technological strength to meet every challenge and continues to develop high-performance gaskets that are always one step ahead of the times.

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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.

PATENT INFORMATION

PATENT INFORMATION
Reference number107310821007
LocationIshikawa Gasket Co., Ltd.
Year of manufacture1970
CategoryMass production
ManufacturersIshikawa Gasket Co., Ltd.
Research AgencyJapan Auto Parts Industries Association
CharacteristicsGasket 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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経営憲章


President message

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.

President
Shinichiro Ishikawa


OUR PROFILE

Company NameIshikawa Gasket Co.,Ltd.
EstablishmentMay,1932
Paid-in Capital\200,000,000.-
Head Office2-5-5, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
105-0001, JAPAN
TEL81-3-3501-0371
FAX81-3-3501-5262

LOCATIONS

Tokyo Branch2-5-5, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001
Tel : 81-3-3501-5277
Fax : 81-3-3501-6509
Nagoya Branch5C 1-17-10, Meieki-minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0003
Tel : 81-52-380-2780
Fax : 81-52-806-8411
Torino BranchStrada del Francese 133, 10156 Torino, Italy
Tel : 39-011-450-1140
Fax : 39-011-450-0472
Utsunomiya Plant1547-1, Tei-Niisato-mati, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-2118
Tel : 81-28-665-2212
Fax : 81-28-665-4567
Kiyohara Plant21-3, Kiyohara-kogyodanchi, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-3231
Tel : 81-28-667-7220
Fax : 81-28-667-7228
R&D Facility21-3, Kiyohara-kogyodanchi, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-3231
Tel : 81-28-670-5600
Fax : 81-28-670-5188
Department of
Production Control
& 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
Cherry Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
Cherry International Co., Ltd.
Sakura Tochi Co., Ltd.
Sakura Building Co., Ltd.
Cherry Co., Ltd.
Joint Venture Company
Cherry Serina Co., Ltd.(Bangkok, Thailand)
Yantai Ishikawa Gasket Co., Ltd.(Shandong, China)


OUR STORY

'1932
Founded by Katsushiro Ishikawa.
'1936Organized as a stock Corporation.
Trademark “CHERRY”registered.
'1950Certified as a Class-A Manufacturer by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Accreditation Council of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
'1955Designated as a O.E.supplier to the Japanese National Railways Corp. for the diesel engine gaskets.
'1970Dynamic testing system is installed.
Steel-laminated gasket is developed.
'1971Paid-in Capital increased to 100 million yen.
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Investment Co.
Became a shareholder.
'1972Cherry Chemical Industry Ltd. established.
'1973Cheena Gasket Co., Ltd. established in Thailand as a joint-venture company.
Toranomon Sakura Building completed.
'1974Utsunomiya Plant completed.
'1975Development and mass production of heat insulators began to comply with air pollution control regulations.
'1981New 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.
'1982Celebrated the 50th anniversary of establishment, and increased the capital to 200 million yen.
'1985Company 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.
'1987Rubber coating metal gasket material joint development agreement with Wolverine Gasket & Mfg. Co., (U.S.A.) concluded.
'1989Company 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.
'1990President 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.
'1991Company 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.
'1992Company becomes O.E.supplier to Hyundai Motor Company in Korea.
'1994Technical Research and Development facility established.
'1996ISO 9001 and QS-9000 acquired.
'1997Shinichiro Ishikawa became president and CEO.
Company receives National Award from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprize Research Center for commercialization of steel laminated gaskets.
'1999All gaskets production for FORD/America was completely transferred to ISHIKAWA-GASKET/America.
'2000Company opened branch office in Torino/Itary.
'2003ISO 14001 acquired.
'2004ISO/TS 16949 acquired.
'2006President Ishikawa receives Award from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for 300 of Japan's dynamic manufacturing SMEs Supporting the Japan of Tomorrow.
'2009Facility of our Osaka Branch moved to Tokyo head office and Nagoya Branch.
Facility of our Senju Plant moved to Utsunomiya Plant and Kiyohara Plant.
'2010We won the prize of Tokyo governor in the competition of “Human Resource Development for Creative Design and manufacturing” 
'2012The 80th anniversary  of establishment was celebrated.
'2013Pre-coat line completed at the Kiyohara Plant.
'2017Pre-coat line began at the Kiyohara Plant.
'2018IATF 16949 acquired.
'2019Nagoya Branch moved.
'2021Began to supply Current Collector Plate for a Fuel Cell Stack.


MAIN CUSTOMERS

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE MAKERS

  • CNH INDUSTRIAL
  • DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD.
  • GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
  • HINO MOTORS, LTD.
  • HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
  • HYUNDAI KIA MOTOR COMPANY
  • ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
  • IVECO SPA
  • KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
  • MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION
  • MITSUBISHI FUSO TRUCK AND BUS CORPORATION
  • NISSAN MOTOR CO.,LTD.
  • SUBARU CORPORATION
  • SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
  • UD TRUCKS CORPORATION
  • YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD

 HEAVY INDUSTRIAL & CONSTRUCTION, AGRICULTURAL & MARINE ENGINE MAKERS

  • CATERPILLAR JAPAN LTD.
  • DAIHATSU DIESEL  MFC.CO.,LTD.
  • DEER AND COMPANY (JOHN DEER)
  • ISEKI & CO., LTD.
  • IHI SHIBAURA MACHINERY CORPORATION
  • IJTT CO., LTD.
  • KOMATSU LTD.
  • KOHLER ENGINE  (LOMBARDINI)
  • KUBOTA CORPORATION
  • LMB(LIEBHERR MACHINES BULLE)
  • MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER
  • SHINKO ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
  • TOYOTA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
  • YANMAR CO., LTD.


OTHERS

  • BOSCH
  • FUTABA INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
  • IHI CORPORATION
  • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
  • PANASONIC CORPORATION

EXPORT AGENTS

  • EMPIRE MOTOR CO.,LTD.
  • AXESS CORPORATION
  • SMS DIESEL SPARES (JAPAN)
  • TOKAI MOTOR CO., LTD
  • TAIYO CORPORATION

OVERSEAS MARKETS

  • NORTH AMERICA & SOUTH AMERICA
  • SOUTH EAST ASIA
  • MIDDLE EAST
  • AFRICA
  • EUROPE
  • OCEANIA
  • EAST ASIA

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