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Industrial Features

Historically, Sakai has thrived with the industries of gunsmithing, blade and bicycle making, and now a large number of small and medium-sized companies are located in the city. To prosper domestically and internationally they have all made efforts to strengthen their technology and brands. Many of them have rapid and accurate production, planning and developing capacity. Sakai’s smaller companies provide the best solutions.

Manufacturing Industry in Sakai City

Thanks to Sakai’s history and the advantages of being located near Osaka City, there is a large variety of industries distributed throughout the city. Metal works and production machinery stand out as the top two manufacturing industries in the city.

Trade value (FY2010) Foreign Trade Chronology by Osaka Customs Office

Export value: "401,648,802,000 Import value: "1,214,046,506,000

  • Major export counterparts China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore
  • Major import counterparts Indonesia, Qatar, U.A.E., Russia, Kuwait
  • Major exports transportation equipments, iron and steel, petroleum, general machinery
  • Major imports petroleum, gas, iron and steel, wood products

Sakai’s Industrial Power (national ranking for FY2009)

Sakai’s Industrial Power

Types of Industry (Number of business offices by industry types FY2009)

Types of Industry

Sakai’s Leading Companies

In the waterfront area there is a cluster of cutting-edge, heavy chemical and other material industries, while smaller and traditional industries including machinery, metal works, bicycles and blade manufacturers are concentrated in the inner area. Sakai is blessed not only with big companies but also energetic and unique smaller companies.

Large Companies Located in Sakai

Iron and Steel,Metal

  • Kurimoto, Ltd.
  • Showa Denko K.K.
  • NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
  • NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN COATED SHEET CORPORATION
  • Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
  • MARUICHI STEEL TUBE LTD.
  • NIPPON SHINDO CO., LTD.
  • MITSUBISHI SHINDOH CO., LTD.
  • Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
  • Yokogawa Bridge Corporation
  • IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd. and others

Electric Devices etc.

  • Sharp Corporation
  • Sharp Display Products Co., Ltd.
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd
  • Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Corning Japan Incorporated
  • Sakai Gas Center Co., Ltd. and others

Chemical

  • Ube Industries, Ltd.
  • Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
  • Lion Corporation and others

Machinery

  • Kubota Corporation
  • Konica Minolta Sensing,Inc.
  • Daikin Industries, Ltd.
  • Hitachi Zosen Corporation and others

Electricity, Gas, Petroleum

  • Osaka Gas Co., Ltd
  • The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated
  • Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd.
  • Tonen General Sekiyu K.K. and others

Other

  • Central Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Nakabayashi Co., Ltd
  • The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
  • Amazon Japan K.K.

Companies with Headquarters Located in Sakai

Bicycle parts

  • SHIMANO INC.
    World’s top bicycle parts manufacture (overseas sales ratio: more than 90%)
  • HATTA INDUSTRIES. ,CO. LTD
    90% share of the racing bicycle parts market

Iron and Steel, Metal

  • ASAKA INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD.
    60% share in the domestic shovel market
  • Koyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
    65% share in the world’s bent metal parts
  • SDC Co., Ltd.
    Parts manufacturing for aircraft and spacecraft

Machinery

  • Coaken Techno Co., Ltd.
    Japan’s only general thermal spraying processing company
  • NISSEI KOUKI CO.,LTD.
    One and only company of air vibration cylinders
  • NIPPON SUPER INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    40% share in the world’s HDD hubs

Chemical

  • Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Long-established company with 90 years history
  • JAPAN VAM & POVAL CO.,LTD.
    Japan’s only vinyl acetate and polyvinyl alcohol manufacturer

Software

  • YUKE'S CO., LTD.
    Leading developer of Pro Wrestling game software

Others

  • Tamanoi Vinegar Corporation
    Pioneer in the vinegar drink products
  • Sakai Moving Service Co., Ltd
    No. 4 in the moving industry
  • Tohpe Corporation
    Top company in the paint industry
  • ROUND ONE Corporation
    Leading amusement company
  • Kohnan Shoji Co.,Ltd.
    Leading home improvement retailer
  • KURA CORPORATION
    Leading sushi restaurant chain
  • SATO RESTAURANT SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Japanese restaurant chain
  • Noraya Co., Ltd.
    Rising Udon noodle restaurant chain
  • Makoto Kensetsu Co., Ltd.
    Housing company listed in the
    Osaka Stock Exchange Second Section

Selected from Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun’s
Sakai’s Top 100 Companies and other sources

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