01  UCHINO BRAND

01-1Philosophy

“Uchino Brand” Our desire is to be synonymous with “the utmost technology and quality”. We continue to constantly bear in mind the manufacturing of prototype gears and race gears for cars and motorcycles. We recognize that we must continue to change with the times to maintain superior technology and quality.

Superior technology naturally requires superior facilities for production. The Japanese automobile industry is truly the world's most advanced industry. All over the world, success in new car development is demanded. In the top race category the highest quality is required. With our advancing technology of products and state-of-the-art machinery, we are proud that our technology has been of service to you. Therefore, we would like to pursue the “best of human resources and talent”.

We are proud that Uchino Engineering Corporation is said to be “the absolute in advanced performance and precision manufacturing of gears” and will continue to strive for excellence.

01-2History

Uchino Seisakusyo was launched in 1927

Uchino Seisakusyo was launched in 1927

Founder Yoshiharu Uchino

Founder Yoshiharu Uchino

Founder and his son Tetsuo Uchino the 3rd. president

Founder and his son
Tetsuo Uchino
the 3rd. president

Inside look of the 1960s

Inside look of the 1960s

Inside look of the 1960s

Inside look of the 1960s

“Uchino Seisakusyo Co., Ltd.”started in 1968.

“Uchino Seisakusyo Co., Ltd.”started in 1968.

Headquarters moved and newly-builted in 2011.

Headquarters moved and newly-built in 2011.

Uchino Seisakusyo was launched in 1927 by Choji Uchino as a weaving machine repair company. In 1949, the factory burned down from a World War II air raid and reopened as Uchino Seisakusyo Ltd. Soon the car industry became a key industry in Japan and second generation son Tetsuo Uchino, taking advantage of training at the European International trade fair, began production of precision gears for Honda motorcycle laboratory prototypes. The company also received orders to produce four-wheel prototype gears.
Changing jobs from a foreign lubricant manufacturer, third generation son Noriaki Uchino took over the company promoting advanced technological innovation and IT change. We focused on receiving sales and production orders of prototype gears from all two and four wheel domestic manufacturers. In 2011, for the purpose of employee working environment and better efficiency, as well as taking advantage of the natural environment, the business was fully relocated to Hachioji Tobuki.

1927 9 Choji Uchino started a business repairing weaving machines.
1945 8 The factory burned and closed due to World War II.
1949 9 Uchino Seisakusyo Ltd. was established.
1954 12 Received orders to manufacture automobile parts from Prince Motor Co. Ltd.
1961 4 New factory was built in Owada Hachioji.
1966 11 Registered as a manufacturing partner by Nissan Automobile Company due to their merger.
1968 6 Company name changed to “Uchino Engineering Corporation”
1974 12 Factory was enlarged due to the introduction of new machines.
1981 10 Special motorcycle parts order was accepted from Honda technical Laboratory.
1986 6 Precision F1 race gear order was accepted from Honda technical laboratory.
1987 11 Awarded prize as Honda F1 construction & driving champion manufacturing partner.
1988 11 Awarded prize as Honda F1 construction & driving champion manufacturing partner for the second consecutive year.
1989 11 Awarded prize as Honda F1 construction & driving champion manufacturing partner for the third consecutive year.
1990 4 Tetsuo Uchino assumed the post of CEO.
11 Awarded prize as Honda F1 construction & driving champion manufacturing partner for the fourth consecutive year.
1991 11 Awarded prize as Honda F1 construction & driving champion manufacturing partner for the fifth consecutive year.
1992 1 Awarded prize as a new technology developer for Honda F1 71st victory.
1998 4 Noriaki Uchino assumed the post of CEO and Seichi Uchino assumed the post of Senior Managing Director.
5 Certificate of Appreciation was awarded for new technology development.
2000 4 Certificate of Appreciation was awarded for new technology development.
7 Adopted techniques of CBN grinding technology by using a new KAPP gear grinding machine.
2011 11 Headquarters were moved to Tobuki Hachioji.
2012 10 Construction began on an addition to the headquarters.
11 Introduced a new complex grinding system (Studer S41) to make long or specific gear shapes possible.
2013 3 Construction was completed on the headquarters addition.
11 Awarded the Courageous Management Grand prize by the 11th Tokyo Chamber of Commerce.
11 CEO was awarded as the 31st Brilliant Business Manager from Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.
12 Company was awarded a blue-green award, the Tama blue award for excellence and a special award.
12 New KAPP gear grinding machine YX59 which makes it possible to shape long or internal gears was introduced.
2014 3 New Swiss CNC G250 lathe was introduced which allows blank work of long and complex items.
6 Solar panels on the factory roof were installed (300 panels, 75kWh).
8 Gleason ZH250 American gear honing machine was installed to provide honing technology.
2015 9 Introduced an upgraded, complex grinding system (Studer S41) to make long or specific gear shapes possible.
11 Awarded a local contributors prize from the Hachioji fire department.
2016 4 Installed a barcode production system for effectiveness.
6 Awarded the Excellent Installation prize by Honda technical laboratory.
6 Introduced a German barrel polishing machine for finishing.
7 Commenced using a new KAPP KX300P gear grinding machine.
7 Our employee received a Tokyo manufacturing festival award for experienced craftsmanship.
8 An Italian optical measuring instrument for shaft formed gears was introduced.

01-3MESSAGE

To our customers; honestly making quality products.
We believe it is obvious to management and everyone to be engaged in production.
But the actual execution of this involves many elements which must be interwoven to keep a good relationship. Accomplishing the task is very difficult and challenging if the correct direction is not maintained.

For example, readily bringing in the world's cutting edge manufacturing equipment. It is an important investment in high quality for our company to show the world excellent machinery. Human expertise to operate the machinery must also be improved. In order to continue making high quality products, skill and knowledge must always be evolving. For this reason, a proper work “place” must be established to create a comfortable working environment for all. These things should be a major driving force for good craftsmanship. Additionally, training to cope with the ever-changing auto industry and mechanical processing technology, we aim to be number one in industry and craftsmanship.

Area contributions as an example.
Corporate growth will not be achieved without the understanding and cooperation of the local area. We will cooperate and respond to these demands. Obviously, paying taxes and hiring area employees to produce quality goods should be a major factor in development which is admired by the local area and world.

In 2017, the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Uchino Ltd., our top priority is “honestly making quality products for customers”. We desire to spare no effort to improve the quality of technology and our products. Together with our employees, we aspire to open unknown doors to the future.