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About Santoku

History

1937 "Santoku Kogyo Co., Ltd." was founded for the production of alloys and other specialized manufacturing.
1962 Established the Tokyo branch office.
1964 Established an extrusion manufacturing method for pyrophoric alloys and expanded into overseas markets.
1979 Completed the Miki Plant and began production.
1985 Increased production of neodymium metal using the electrolytic process and began its sale as a magnetic alloy material.
1990 Began the mass production and sale of hydrogen-absorbing alloys for nickel-metal hydride batteries.
1994 Completed the Akashi Plant and began production.
1999 Established Santoku America, Inc.
2000 Changed the trade name from "Santoku Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd." to "Santoku Corporation"."
2001 Invested capital in Baotou Santoku Battery Materials Co., Ltd.
2008 Increased capital to 1.5 billion yen.
2011 Established China Minmetals Santoku (Ganzhou) Rare Earth Material Co., Ltd. and began production.
2012 Completed the Tsuruga Plant and began production.
2015 Received the Japan Magnesium Association Technology Award for the world's lightest alloy, SanMaLia.
April 2018 Became a consolidated subsidiary following acquisition of company stocks by Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
May 2018 Became a wholly-owned subsidiary following a stock merger with Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

Profile

Trade name Santoku Corporation
Established 1949
Capital 1.5 billion yen
Board members CEO: Tatsuhiko Kakuda
Directors: Katsuyoshi Furusawa, Koji Furukawa, Masahiro Ao (part-time), Toshiyuki Inouchi (part-time)
Auditor Junichi Numata (part-time)
No. of employees 325(as of April 2018)
Annual sales 23.872 billion yen(as of March 2018 FY)

Address of head office

本社所在地

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4-14-34 Fukaekitamachi, Higashinada-ku,
Kobe, Hyogo 658-0013, Japan

TEL/078-431-0531

FAX/078-431-6522

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