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Founding to Postwar Reconstruction

145m² foundry at the time of its founding

1938
Founding With the idea of "business that benefits the domestic market" Tomeso Tsutsui started an alloy foundry with only seven workers at the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war.
1940
Established a new machine factory

Main shaft driven crankshaft piston pump

1941

Became the factory of the Kure Naval Arsenal The company made progress as it was designated as the controlled industrial factory for various military departments (naval arsenal, etc.) under the jurisdiction of the Kure Naval District.

Silzin bronze casting Requested by the Kure Naval Arsenal, the company began manufacturing silzin bronze by only casting copper and zinc without tin, successfully reducing costs.

Started manufacturing pumps for standard wartime ships A main shaft driven crankshaft piston pump was manufactured for standard wartime ships.

1943
Incorporation The company was licensed by the minister, renamed Shinko Kinzoku Industries Co., Ltd.

View of the factory during the postwar period

1945

The atomic bomb was dropped For the first time in human history, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The blast completely destroyed the foundry, even knocked down the walls of the machine factory, and inflicted considerable injury to many workers.

Manufactured various products for survival After the war, the company produced sawdust stoves and food processing machines for surviving while steadily preparing for the resumption of the shipbuilding industry.

Becoming a general manufacturer of marine pumps

1946
Began productin of marine pumps The occupating army authorized the resumption of the construction of ships that could be used as standard wartime vessels. The company was reborn as a marine pump manufacturer.
1947

筒井數三 入社 Kazuso Tsutsui, son-in-law to founder Tomeso Tsutsui, joined the company

Manufactured the first and second pumps of the postwar period After the war, the company manufactured an electric water pump, and a main shaft driven bilge and sanitary pump, as its first and second pumps for the ships that could be turned into standard wartime ships.

First electric water pump after the war

1948
Development of the first steam pump The company developed two fuel pumps and one evaporator pump for the Japan’s first steel export ship. These pumps were the first to be subjected to “operation and performance tests” in the company.

First centrifugal pump

1949

Development of the first centrifugal pump The first centrifugal pump was developed for patrol boats of the Japan Coast Guard.

Establishment a new steam pump performance testing equipment A Kanhon Ⅰ-go boiler that was lifted to land from the destroyer was sold by the government. It was then repaired and relocated by the company as steam pump performance testing equipment.
Although it was viewed as an irrational capital investment because of the huge cost it required, the establishment of this boiler received high praise from clients, drawing in almost all orders for important pumps the following year.

Establishment of a new electric pump performance testing equipment The company established a 50kW DC generator as an electric pump performance testing equipment.
It was at the forefront of the industry with the completion of the electric pump and steam pump performance testing equipment.

1951
Development of the first gear pump With intentions to advance in the whole field of pumps, the company developed the first gear pump for whaling ships.

Main engine seawater cooling pump

Manufactured the first main engine seawater cooling pump The company manufactured a main engine seawater cooling pump for tankers ordered by domestic ship owners. The order of pumps for continous use was a long-awaited event in the company, which was limited to manufacturing pumps for intermittent use.
1952
Development of a rotary cargo and stripping pump
1953
Development of a dual-purpose fuel and seawater pump with oil seals

A Period of Rapid Economic Growth

1955

Decision to develop its own turbines Inability to achieve technical cooperation with western companies led the company to develop its own turbines.

Relocation of the foundry and rationalization of equipment The company relocated the foundry, prepared five overhead cranes, and established a new melting facility. In addition, it had become a revolutionary and rationalized foundry, entirely converting from natural casting sand to synthetic sand, and managing consistently from sand processing up to molding. The remaining building was made into a machine factory as an expansion of the Machine Assembly Department.

6t/h x 50k test boiler

Establishment of a new high pressure test boiler The company decided to develop its own turbines and establish a new heavy oil fired high pressure boiler and turbine performance testing equipment in the factory. At the time, the amount of money invested for the equipment exceeded the sales of one month.

1956
Manufactured the first condenser circulating water pump The company manufactured the first condenser circulating water pump for tankers ordered by ship owners in Greece.
1957
Development of the first steam turbine A turbine for Butterworth pumps was developed as the first steam turbine for tankers ordered by Greek ship owners in New York.
1958
Established an office in Tokyo
1959
Established an office in Kobe Renovation and rationalization of the machine assembly factory The machine assembly factory went through full-scale renovations and large imported equipment such as drilling machines, boring machines and lathes were proactively introduced.
1960

Visit of Princess Chichibu The company was honored to be selected as business leader in Hiroshima by Princess Chichibu during her visit.

Cargo oil pump and cargo oil pump turbine in ship

Development of a cargo oil pump and drive turbine (cargo oil pump turbine) The company developed a cargo oil pump and cargo oil pump turbine for tankers constructed on the 15th scheduled shipbuilding. This development gave the company a stronger foothold in the industry.

View of the new foundry

1961

Another relocation of the foundry (currently Fuchu Factory) Together with the second relocation of the foundry, the company established a new sand processing and molding equipment, drying furnace, melting furnace, and overhead crane, enabling progress in production volume and productivity.

12t/h x 47k test boiler

Installation of the high temperature and high pressure boiler The company introduced a high temperature and high pressure boiler to run tests for cargo oil pumps with a capacity of 2,000㎥/h, and drive turbines with an output up to 1,000kW.
At this time, the company was headed towards the path of becoming a cargo oil pump and drive turbine manufacturer.

1962
Produced over 10,000 units The total production volume surpassed 10,000 units starting with the release of the first pump of the postwar period in 1947.
1964
Established offices in London and New York Offices were established in London and New York. This was considered groundbreaking for a medium-sized manufacturing company.

Ceremony for surpassing 20,000 unit production

Cargo oil pump and cargo oil pump turbine in test operation

1966
Produced over 20,000 units Manufactured vertical cargo oil pumps and cargo oil pump turbines A vertical cargo oil pump and cargo oil pump turbine was developed to meet the demands of that time to reduce the pump chamber space, expand load capacity, and improve suction performance.

30t/h x 67k test boiler

1967
Upgrade of the test boiler The company installed a high temperature and high pressure boiler, steam consumption measuring equipment, and other testing equipment for testing cargo oil pumps with a capacity of 6,000㎥/h.
1968

Started exporting units to European shipyards As a marine machinery manufacturer in Japan, the company successfully began full-fledged export of machinery (cargo oil pump + drive turbine).

Inside the factory, the Crown Prince listens to an explanation of Executive Vice-President Kazuso Tsutsui

Visit of the Crown Prince (the Emperor Emeritus) The company had the honor of being selected as a growing mid-sized export company during the visit of the Crown Prince (the Emperor Emeritus).

Ceremony for the 30th anniversary of founding

30th anniversary A large ceremony was held to celebrate the 30th anniversary.

Development of Houttuin screw pumps
1969
Manufactured multi-stage water pumps The company manufactured a multi-stage water pump for large ships which require high capacity, high pressure, and high efficiency. The company received a better rating due to its efficiency which was a few percent higher than competitors, and the market share in this field continued to expand.
1970
Produced over 30,000 units

Pump factory (left) and foundry (right)

Turbine factory

1971
Completion of the pump factory (currently Fuchu Factory) and turbine factory (currently the Main Factory) During the boom of supertankers, the Pump Department was moved to a site adjacent to the foundry making it into a pump factory. Then the main factory was turned into a turbine factory by entirely revising its layout. With greatly enhanced equipment at both factories, production volume and productivity were advanced.

First cargo pump for LPG carriers

1973

Joint development of cargo pumps for LPG carriers With the emerging problems in air pollution, the company co-developed a cargo pump for LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) carriers with Nishishiba Electric Co., Ltd.

Development of a power generator turbine for ships Due to the oil crisis, the company developed a power generator turbine to be its main product, as a substitute for the rapidly decreasing demand for cargo oil pump and cargo oil pump turbine, and thus the market share expanded.

LPG and LNG pump research and test facility

Completion of the LPG and LNG pump research and test facility The company constructed a facility that can perform operation test of pumps with a capacity up to 2,000㎥/h using low temperature liquefied gas.
Because of this, operation tests can be conducted for all manufactured land and marine LPG and LNG pumps before delivery. In addition, this facility was certified by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (currently Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) as the first domestic facility based on the promotion program for heavy machinery development.

1974

Founding of an overseas subsidiary in Amsterdam Overseas subsidiary Shinko Machineries Europe B.V. (SME) was established in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Exceeded 10 billion yen in sales The company achieved 10 billion yen in sales during an unprecedented boom in shipbuilding.

Maintenance of the foundry To deal with the doubled increase in demand for pumps and turbines, the company advanced the development and realization of the Foundry Department in a span of 4 years.

A Period of Recession in Shipbuilding

1975

Manufactured the world’s largest cargo oil pump and cargo oil pump turbine The largest cargo oil pump and cargo oil pump turbine at that time were manufactured.

Manufactured cargo pumps for coastal LPG carriers The severe shipbuilding recession triggered by the oil crisis strengthened the diversification and scaling down of ships. This lead the company to manufacture cargo pumps for small to medium-sized gas tankers (LPG/ammonia/VCM).

1976
Closed the London Office The London Office was closed and integrated with the overseas subsidiary SME in Amsterdam.
1977

Established offices in Busan and Singapore Development of a pit barrel pump The company manufactured a pit barrel pump for test plants that perform waste heat recovery power generation.

Joint development of a power generator turbine that uses exhaust gas The company co-developed with four related companies a highly efficient power generator turbine that uses exhaust gas for small to medium-sized ships with less amount of exhaust gas.

SV centrifugal pump

Manufactured SV centrifugal pumps The company manufactured an SV centrifugal pump for the engine room of small to medium-sized ships.

Kazuso Tsutsui (left), Tomeso Tsutsui (right)

1979

Appointed Tomeso Tsutsui as Chairman of the Board, and Kazuso Tsutsui as President and Representative Director Tomeso Tsutsui was appointed Chairman of the Board, and Kazuso Tsutsui as President and Representative Director at the board of directors’ meeting.

Manufactured a power generator turbine that uses industrial waste A power generator turbine that uses industrial waste was manufactured as equipment for an era of energy conservation.

LNG pump

Joint development of land and ship LNG pumps An LNG (liquefied natural gas) pump that can handle liquids at very low temperatures was co-developed with four related companies.

1981

Launched the Gas Project Team The Gas Project Team was established aiming for a “world class recognition for LPG and LNG pumps.”

Manufactured a drainage pump for floating docks The company manufactured a drainage pump for floating docks that is to be mounted on the bottom of shipyard docks to drain sea water from the dock.

Manufactured a power generator turbine that uses differential pressure The company manufactured a power generator turbine that uses differential pressure. It uses the difference between the steam pressure generated in the boiler and the steam pressure actually utilized.

1984

Closed the New York and Busan Offices Jointly manufactured marine cargo pumps for oil refining products Marine cargo pumps for oil refining products were co-manufactured with Japan Steel Works, Ltd.

Reversible flow pump with directional control valve

Manufactured a reversible flow pump with directional-control valve The company manufactured a reversible flow pump with directional-control valve to be able to adjust the amount of water in the anti-heeling tank during loading. The patent registration for this pump was completed in 1989.

Introduction of a FMS equipment to the pump factory The company introduced a FMS (Flexible Manufacturing System) equipment to the pump factory to achieve high-variety/low volume production and make the factory fully automated and unmanned.

Private power plant fueled by scrap wood

Construction of private power plant fueled by scrap wood In order to respond to the rise in the cost of power and to meet the demands for sales expansion of power generator turbines by demonstration plants, the company constructed a private power plant fueled by scrap wood in Fuchu Factory.

1986

Passing away of the founder, Tomeso Tsutsui Company founder, Tomeso Tsutsui, lived to the age of 85.

Manufactured a ring section boiler feed pump A ring section boiler feed pump was manufactured due to the demands for a highly efficient and low cost pump.

New establishment of FMS line in the foundry The company also introduced FMS to the foundry in order to achieve significant reduction in casting cost which accounts for majority of the pump costs.

First turbo motor

1989

Manufactured the first turbo motor The company manufactured a small turbine (named turbo motor) that is profitable even with low volume steam quantity.

Manufactured a low noise fire extinguishing seawater pump A low noise fire extinguishing seawater pump was manufactured for AEGIS ships.

50th Anniversary of Founding to Present

1988

Inauguration of “Shinko Ind. Ltd.” Before the 50th anniversary, the company changed its name from “Shinko Kinzoku Industries Co., Ltd.” to “Shinko Ind. Ltd.”, and created an new corporate philosophy.

Takeover of shares of Toyo Kikai Co. Ltd. and Shin-Toyo Iron The company bought out the shares of Toyo Kikai Co. Ltd. and Shin-Toyo Iron, making them affiliates.

Celebration of the 50th anniversary A large ceremony was held celebrating the 50th anniversary.

Water Rainbow Bridge

1989

Exhibition of Water Rainbow Bridge A water rainbow bridge was exhibited in the “1989 Hiroshima Sea and Islands Exposition” which gained popularity.

First turbo motor

Manufactured the first turbo motor The company manufactured a small turbine (named turbo motor) that is profitable even with low volume steam quantity.

Manufactured a low noise fire extinguishing seawater pump A low noise fire extinguishing seawater pump was manufactured for AEGIS ships.

Automated warehouse for wooden molds

Rationalization of the foundry Facilities in the foundry were improved, expanded or newly constructed such as the automated warehouse for wooden molds, which successfully enabled greater productivity with less labor.

Ceremony for surpassing 100,000 unit production

1990
Produced over 100,000 units Established an office in Bangkok, Thailand
1991

Manufactured a waste water treatment pump The company manufactured a downstream aerated waste water treatment pump for sewage facilities.

Five-face milling machine for processing large parts

Introduction of a five-face milling machine The company was the first in the industry to introduce a five-face milling machine for the manufacturing of cargo oil pumps and ballast pumps.
It continued to improve, expand and build new facilities and equipment at each factory.

1992

Awarded the Japan Expo Grand Prize for Fountain Paradise The company exhibited Fountain Paradise at the first Japan Expo held in Toyama Prefecture, and was selected as the grand prize winner.

Manufactured a sliding bearing LNG pump A sliding bearing LNG pump was manufactured to compensate for limitations of the ball bearing.

Hydrophore tank unit

Development of a hydrophore tank unit and onboard water supply system The company developed a hybrid tank unit equipped with a pump for washing and drinking. The patent registration for this tank unit was completed in 2008.

Manufactured a cascade tank unit The company manufactured a cascade tank (oil water separator tank) equipped with an atmospheric pressure condenser and a pump. The patent registration for this tank unit was completed in 2008.

View of the new Head Office

1993

Established the new Head Office Building

Manufactured a vertical diagonal flow seawater pump A vertical diagonal flow seawater pump was manufactured for cooling offshore power plants.

In-tank LNG pump

Manufactured a in-tank LNG pump The company co-manufactured an in-tank type LNG pump featuring high reliability and superior maintainability with Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

1994

Manufactured the world’s largest stripping pump The world’s largest stripping pump was manufactured for tankers handling crude oil in the North Sea.

Manufactured a jellyfish-crushing seawater pump The company manufactured a jellyfish-crushing seawater pump for the research ship of the Japan Meteorological Agency.

1997
Inheritance of Masuya Industry Co. Ltd. The company bought out the shares of Masuya Industry Co. Ltd., making the firm an affiliate.
1998
Manufactured an automatic thrust balancing LNG pump The company manufactured an automatic thrust balancing type LNG pump in response to user demand for the automatic thrust balancing system.
2002
Exceeded 20 billion yen in sales Manufactured a submerged pump for DME A submerged pump that supports DME (dimethyl ether), an alternative clean energy for the next generation, was manufactured.
2003
Won the "Manufacturing Award" by Nihon Keizai Shimbun
2005
Manufactured an ultra-high pressure water supply pump for next-generation LNG carriers The company manufactured an ultra-high pressure water supply pump for LNG carriers that adopted steam turbines in the main engine.
2006
Selected as one of the "300 Best Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises" by The SME Agency

An Evening of Thanksgiving at Shinko

2007

Appointed of Kazuso Tsutsui as Chairman of the Board, and Kanji Tsutsui as President and Representative Director “An Evening of Thanksgiving at Shinko” was held where Kazuso Tsutsui passed the management to the current company president.

Achieved 30 billion yen in sales Won the “Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards (Excellence Prize)” by the METI

Ultra-high vacuum pump for LNG carriers

Manufactured an ultra-high vacuum pump for LNG carriers The company manufactured an ultra-high vacuum pump to maintain high vacuum in the condenser of an LNG carrier.

Sendai Factory

Five-face milling machine for processing large parts

2008

Establishment of a new machining plant for large parts (Sendai Factory) To accommodate larger turbines, the company established a processing plant for large parts in a company-owned land adjacent to the Fuchu Factory, and introduced a large five-face milling machine, turning center and equipment for NC lathe and others.

Established a Shanghai Office Achieved 40.6 billion yen in sales

70th anniversary thanksgiving celebration in Tokyo

Celebration of the 70th anniversary Grand ceremonies were held in 3 venues in Japan and abroad, celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding.

Manufactured a water injection pump A water injection pump was manufactured for offshore oil development.

2009
Produced over 200,000 units

Energy-saving cargo oil pump turbine

Manufactured a energy-saving cargo oil pump turbine The company manufactured a cargo oil pump turbine that cuts steam consumption by 13% less than the conventional cargo oil pump turbine.
2012
Appointed Kazuso Tsutsui as The Honorary President
2013
Established an office in Doha, Qatar Joint Venture PMT Shinko Turbine Sdn. Bhd. was established in Malaysia. Establishment of a new aluminum melting furnace and heat treating furnace The company established an aluminum melting furnace and heat treating furnace for LPG and LNG pumps that use aluminum casting.

Ceremony for achieving 250,000 unit production

2014
Produced over 250,000 units

New pump factory office and warehouse

Established a new pump factory office and warehouse
2015
Ozuki Steel Industries became our subsidiary company.
2016

Achieved 42.5 billion yen in sales The company had achieved the highest sales of 42.5 billion yen since its founding.

Highest personal total production volume of 12,637 units in a year
2017

Passing away of the honorary chairman, Kazuso Tsutsui lived to the age of 98.

A private power plant in Fuchu factory was demolished.

Ceremony for achieving 300,000 unit production

2018
Produced over 300,000 units

80th anniversary thanksgiving celebration in Hiroshima

Celebration of the 80th anniversary Large thanksgiving ceremonies were held in Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Bangkok.

2019
Design of the company uniform wear and helmet was refreshed.