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Company Overview

A Message from the President

Maintaining our management philosophy of contributing to society through the development of our business, we focus on turning our customers' needs into reality. As a manufacturer of products such as outdoor protective housings/buildings, cleaning systems for various applications, and aluminum vans, our mission is to provide high-quality products, and to gain our customers' trust.

Company Overview

Company Name Kitamura Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Established May 1945
Head Office 1-3604-12 Ryokawa, Konan-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata 950-0322
President & CEO Taisaku Kitamura
Capital 100,000,000 yen
Number of employees 320 (as of July 31, 2013)
Business line 1. Truck bodies
2. Insulated truck and refrigerated truck bodies and containers
3. Efficient loading equipment such as tailgate lifters
4. Special-purpose vehicles
5. Industrial cleaning machines, medical equipment cleaning machines, and environmentally safe systems
6. Protective housings/buildings for communications equipment
7. Disaster equipment storehouses
8. Automated efficient equipment, and wireless keys
9. Vehicle body maintenance, repair, and maintenance of protective housings for equipment
Locations of branches and offices Tokyo, Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Nagoya, Kanazawa, Osaka, Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kumamoto


March 1936 Founded as an automobile sheet metal manufacturer in Ryusakuba, Niigata City
May 1942 Discontinued a portion of automobile manufacturing, and shifted to munitions production
May 1945 Established as Kitamura Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
September 1945 Discontinued munitions production, and returned to automobile manufacturing
May 1948 Started producing bodies for large buses
July 1952 Received authorization from the Niigata District Land Transport Bureau to engage in the overhauling of ordinary vehicles
September 1954 Received authorization from the Ministry of Transport as a truck body A-1 maintenance plant under the provision for authorizing maintenance business operators for good businesses
October 1963 Relocated plant from Ryusakuba to Dekijima, Niigata City
April 1967 Started production and sales of aluminum truck bodies, insulated vans and refrigerated truck bodies
June 1972 Started production and sales of ultrasonic industrial cleaning machines and related devices
October 1973 Started production and sales of bodies for small buses
December 1974 Completed technical tie-up with VENCO (USA), and started production and sales of liftgates
May 1978 Started production and sales of cassette bodies (mechanical self-desorption bodies)
October 1982 Started production and sales of wireless anti-theft security systems (wireless keys)
February 1984 Started production and sales of housings for equipment
April 1985 Started installation and maintenance of vending machines
May 1988 Started production and sales of moveable billboards
1989 Started production and sales of floor lifts
August 1993 Relocated head office and plant from Dekijima to Ryokawa Industrial Park, Niigata City
September 1994 Opened DeKKY401 shopping center as a redevelopment project of the old plant site
August 1995 Commenced operation of joint Japan-China corporation 'Beijing Beiling Zhuanyong Qiche Youxian Gongsi'
April 1998 Acquired ISO9001 certification for international standards of quality assurance (Housings Department)
July 1999 Acquired permission to engage in general construction business and authorization as a first class architects office
July 2000 Acquired ISO14001 certification for international standards of environmental conservation management (head office and plant)
2005 Awarded the Small and Medium Enterprises Research Center Award (currently the "Good Company Award") and district recognition
February 2005 Acquired permission to engage in general construction business (telecommunications construction business)
September 2009 Acquired a medical device manufacturing license
December 2010 Started production and sales of module data centers
December 2011 Started production and sales of power controller box for solar power generation systems
May 2012 Acquired model designation for vehicle inrush prevention device
June 2012 Acquired permission (from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) to engage in general construction business