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It has been 40 years since KARUI created the first wood grinding machine in Japan.

 

Company name KARUI
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
E-mail karui@funsaiki.com japan  eng

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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.
1910s
1916 The Takahashi Factory was established and distribution of agricultural equipment starts.
1918 The air-cooled oil engine was completed and distribution started.
1921

Our engine was exhibited at the 1st Agricultural Oil Engine Comparison Testing held by the Ministry of Agriculture
and Commerce and was selected at the top spot. This was named the KARUI (meaning light in Japanese) oil engine
because it was the lightest engine in Japan and overseas.

1925

The KARUI oil engine was selected at the top spot in the 1st Agricultural Oil Engine Comparative Judging held by
the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

1930

The KARUI oil engine was selected at the top spot in the 2nd Agricultural Oil Engine Comparative Judging held by
the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and became a recommend machine of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

1939

Operations were moved from Iyomishima Island in Aichi Prefecture to Yamagata Prefecture due to Yamagata Prefecture
business attracting laws and Yamagata Engine was established. This was the first company established in Yamagata using
Yamagata Prefecture business attracting laws.

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.

 

 

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