Company overview and history

Corporate philosophy

We will continually develop as a corporation in Asia, achieving customer satisfaction, contributing to society, and fostering contentment among our employees and their families.

1. We provide customers with superior products at optimal prices.
2. We continuously strive to improve productivity and to achieve high profitability.
3. We value our organizations and bring them together to realize their full potential.
4. We constantly strive for self-development, and aim to improve our capabilities.
5. We continue to be a corporation that we can be proud of.

Message from the Representative

Our company policy of "Quality is the life of a company" embodies the spirit of our company, which has valued quality more than anything since the establishment of our business.

For many years, we have manufactured a broad range of products including the design and fabrication of high-precision dies, press work, plastic insert molding, and subassembly for the areas of automotive parts, office automation equipment, and audiovisual equipment, following the company’s policy spirit and incorporating the best of quality along with the latest technology.

Currently, we manufacture various parts with a focus on the area of automotive parts, in the system of "integrated production from press work to insert molding in the same factory," and deliver the products to many customers. Our products include key sets, lever combination switches, power windows switches, inhibitor switches, electric power steering units (EPS), inverters, power modules, and current sensors.

Recently, Thailand has been continuing to develop as the largest automobile production base in Southeast Asia. Our company established a subsidiary there in October 2000, when local automobile production had just started. Since then, we have expanded our business together with the growing automobile industry in Thailand. Now we have realized "integrated production from press work to insert molding in the same factory" in the same manner as in Japan. In Thailand, we deliver high-quality automotive parts rivaling or surpassing our products in Japan, to more customers than in our home country.

We always strive to be a more trusted manufacture both in Japan and in Thailand for years to come, and sincerely appreciate your further guidance and support in future.

President & Representative Director: Eiichi Kawabe

Company overview

Main factory
■Main factory
Company name Kawabe Co., Ltd.

2-1-20 Goda, Okaya City, Nagano 394-0021

Phone: +81-266-23-4145
Fax: +81-266-23-5694

RepresentativeEiichi Kawabe (President & Representative Director)
Capital 60 million yen
Employees 90
Establishment Feb. 1954
Incorporation Nov. 1959
Business line Precision press work, insert molding, precision press dies, insert molding dies, and subassembly
Acquired standards
ISO9001 ISO14001
- ISO 9001:2015 (Auditing body: Japan Quality Assurance Organization; Registration No.: JQA-1424)
- ISO 14001:2015 (Auditing body: Japan Quality Assurance Organization; Registration No.: JQA-EM0914)
Overseas base Kawabe Precision (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Thailand subsidiary

Company history

Feb. 1954 Started business in Tenryucho, Okaya.
Nov. 1959 Relocated to an office newly built at 1-5-1 Goda, Okaya
Incorporated as Kawabe Spring Seisakusho, Co.,Ltd.
Jul. 1970 Relocated to 2-1-20 Goda, Okaya.
Oct. 1992 Changed the organization from a yugen kaisha (limited liability company) to a kabushiki kaisha (stock company).
Oct. 1996 Acquired ISO 9001 certification.
Apr. 1997 Eiichi Kawabe assumed the presidency.
Jun. 2000 Acquired ISO 14001 certification.
Oct. 2000 Established a local subsidiary, Kawabe Precision (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
Apr. 2001 The factory in Thailand started operation.
Oct. 2004 The headquarters in Japan started the TPS activities and developed various improvement activities.
Jan. 2012 The expansion of the Thailand factory started, and upright molding machines were added.
Apr. 2014 Introduced automatic warehouse system for storing dies
Jan. 2015 In Automotive World 2015:
Ran a booth at the 1st Automotive Components & Processing Technology Expo (in Tokyo Big Sight)
* Orders increased thanks to the exhibits in the 4 consecutive years from 2015 to 2018.
Nov. 2017 Built a new warehouse for storing dies and service parts (which was equipped with an automatic warehouse system for storing dies).
Present Expanding business with a focus on parts for electric vehicles