It has been 40 years since KARUI created the first wood grinding machine in Japan.
|Representative director||Kazunari Takahashi|
|Street address||Head Office
Seibu Industrial Park (Imonomachi 46-1),
Yamagata-shi, Yamagata Pref., Japan, 〒990-2351
|Founding||April 22, 1960|
KARUI COMPANY HISTORY
In 1975, KARUI was the first in Japan to create a wood grinding machine.
KARUI was established in 1916 and has been trusted as a good partner to Japanese farmers since.
KARUI is putting forth more efforts in the future to provide services for all of its customers.
|1860s〜||Shouhei Takahashi (高橋尚平) ran a gunsmith on Iyomishima Island in Aichi Prefecture.|
|1916||The Takahashi Factory was established and distribution of agricultural equipment starts.|
|1918||The air-cooled oil engine was completed and distribution started.|
Our engine was exhibited at the 1st Agricultural Oil Engine Comparison Testing held by the Ministry of Agriculture
The KARUI oil engine was selected at the top spot in the 1st Agricultural Oil Engine Comparative Judging held by
The KARUI oil engine was selected at the top spot in the 2nd Agricultural Oil Engine Comparative Judging held by
Operations were moved from Iyomishima Island in Aichi Prefecture to Yamagata Prefecture due to Yamagata Prefecture
|1940||The establishment of Tohoku promotion laws led to mergers with Sakata Agricultural Machinery and Akita Agricultural
Machinery. The trade name was changed to Tohoku Shinko Agricultural Machinery and the company became a statutory
company under the Tohoku Industrial Promotion Group.
|1941||The KARUI oil engine was selected at the top spot in the 3rd Agricultural Oil Engine Comparative Judging held by the
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
|1943||Merger with the Sakaku Spraying Machine Factory.|
|1944||The trade name was changed to Tohoku Zoki and it became a factory managed by the Naval Ship Head Office of the
Ministry of Military and Food Affairs.
|1946||The company received the designation of a special accounting company after WWII and started planning.|
|1947||Our engine was selected at the top spot in the Industrial Internal Combustion Engine Comparison Judging at the machine
testing facility of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
|1949||Our engine was selected at the top spot in the Industrial Internal Combustion Engine Comparison Judging held by the
machine testing facility of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
|1960||The trade name was changed to KARUI Kogyo.|
|1964||The canal pump was developed.|
|1965||The canal pump passed the liquid pump division of government inspections.|
|1967||The Ministry of International Trade and Industry decided to award subsidization of costs for technological improvements
in SMEs for self-priming pump research.
|1974||Total sales of canal pumps reached 300,000 units.|
|1975||The first wood grinding machine in Japan was developed.|
|1976||The factory was moved to a newly built factory in the Seibu Industrial Park of Yamagata City.|
|1977||The Ministry of International Trade and Industry decided to award subsidization of costs for technological improvements
in SMEs for hydraulic cutting scissors research.
|1978||Distribution of the wood grinding machine “KARUI CHIPSTAR” started.|
|1981||The shell grinding machine “Shell Crusher” is developed and distribution started.|
|1990||The trade name was changed to KARUI.|
|1991||The garbage grinding machine “Recycle Crusher” is developed and distribution started.|
|1997||Distribution of the large grinding machine “Green Shredder” started.|
|2000||Distribution of the small grinding machine “Mini Shredder” started.|
|2002||Distribution of the new chipper “SCUT (2 types)” started.|
|2005||Distribution of the new 13ps chipper “DraCom (2 types)” started.|
|2006||Distribution of the new 10ps chipper “Acute (2 types)” started.|
|2008||Distribution of the chipper “NEW SCUT (3 types)” and the new 13sp chipper “DraCom (2 types)”started.|
|2009||Distribution of the first chipper with a blower in its class “MiniDora” started.|
|2010||Distribution of the new 8sp chipper “DraCom (2 types)” and the new 10sp chipper “DraCom (2 types)”started.|
|2012||Distribution of the DraCom 10sp (2 types), 13sp (2 types) and the CHIPSTAR 13sp (2 types) started.|
|2013||Distribution of the tractor PTO type DraCom and CHIPSTAR started.|
|2014||Distribution of the DraCom 8sp (2 types) started.|
|2015||Received the “26th Kirayaka Industry Award” from the Kirayaka Bank Industry Promotion Fund.|
|2016||Celebrating 100 years since its founding
Knife type crusher “Dracon (7 type)” and Hammer type crusher “Chipster(3 type)” and Combined crusher “Skat(1 type)” Sales started.
|2017||Tractor-mounted crusher knife type “Dracon PTO-1200N” and hammer type “Chipster PTO-1200H” are now on sale.|
|2019||Tractor-mounted crusher knife type “Dracon PTO-1700N” and hammer type “Chipster PTO-1550H” now on sale.
Knife type crusher “Dracon KDC-802 / 802B / 1102 / 1102B” now on sale.
|2020||Knife type crusher “Dracon KDC-1302 / 1302B” and hammer type crusher “KSC-1302 / 1302B” are on sale.
2020 Tohoku Invention Award “Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Commissioner’s Award” “Implementation Achievement Award”.