Kansai Co., Ltd.

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Determination to Celebrate 100 Years of Establishment

As we celebrate our 80th anniversary, we would like to reiterate our commitment toward our 100th anniversary.
(Since the manufacture of printing inks, the company has been in business for 82 years.)

CEO Message

Founder Masahiro KOJIMA's Philosophy

①What is taken from the earth is returned to the earth.
②Innovate based on the natural order of things.

Our world-first technologies include rice husk carbonizer technology, rice husk energy-saving technology, and waterweed harvesting technology for Lake Biwa.
In particular, technological innovation has been remarkable over the past two years, and we now have three new models for solidifying rice husks into fuel.

The latest models of grain millers and biomass dryers are also expected.
In May 2017, we opened a branch in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as a base from Japan to Asia.
We will contribute from Cambodia to Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.
We will continue to inherit the passionate philosophy of our founder and contribute to technical innovation in biomass.Thank you for your cooperation.

Chairman Hiroaki Kojima
President and Representative Director Teruaki Kojima

Company Profile

Company Name

Kansai Co.

Establishment

December 26, 1941

Representative

Hiroaki Kojima, Chairman
Teruaki Kojima, President and Representative Director

Capital

50 million yen (paid) 200 million yen (authorized)

Head office and laboratory

1666 Minamikawase-cho, Hikone-shi, Shiga 522-0222, Japan
JR Biwako Line (Tokaido Main Line) Kawase Sta.

TEL

0749-25-1111

FAX

0749-25-1111

MAIL

info@kansai-sangyo.co.jp

Main Citation

National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations /
Economic and Agricultural Cooperative Associations /
Agricultural Cooperative Associations /
Government Offices

Main Bank

Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank, Hikone Branch / Shoko Chukin Bank, Hikone Branch / Resona Bank, Hikone Branch

Group Companies

Kansai Corporation Limited / Matsubara Kanko Co.

Affiliated Company

Japan Farm Products Co.

History

1941

Founded as an edible oil manufacturing company.

1962

Established the Development Section. Begins research on rice husks.

1967

Succeeded in developing the world's first automatic rice husk carbonizer.

1968

Signed a basic agreement with the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations.

1975

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) visited the company.
Started sales of rice husk crushing plant
Delivered a water weed cutter "Kaitsuburi No.1" to Shiga prefecture (world's first)

1978

Tha United State Department of Agriculture visit to our company

1982

Conducted tests of greening deserts and other areas with biochar.

1986

Begins sales of seedling bedding soil production plant using heat from rice husk carbonization.

1989

Started development of woody biomass gasification power generation plant.

1993

Woody Biomass Gasification Power Plant ODA Export
Technical Development Center completed

1994

Started development of a continuous wood chip carbonization plant.

1995

Started development of a solidification system for fungus beds
Laboratory completed.

1999

New Research Institute and Warehouse completed

2000

Delivered a plant for continuous carbonization of beer lees
Started sales of woody biomass carbonization heat utilization plant

2001

Completed construction of laboratories and outdoor testing facility

2003

Development of beer yeast extract extraction technology, Vietnam, NEDO-commissioned project

2004

Wood gasification and power generation plant in the Philippines, commissioned by NEDO (joint research)

2005

Delivered three large rice husk carbonization units to the Philippines.

2007

Joint research on wood gasification with the National Research Institute of Thailand NEDO-subsidized project

2008

Delivery of a plant for drying and carbonizing mushroom waste beds

2009

Joint research with National Institute of Thailand on small-scale power generation using woody biomass NEDO-subsidized project

2011

Joint research with Osaka University and Myanmar National Rice Research Institute (Conversion of rice husks into solid fuel and production of silica feed), NEDO Research Cooperation Project

2012

Methane gas power generation plant delivered to a wastewater treatment facility in Vietnam NEDO Project
Cambodia: NEDO demonstration project to install waste heat utilization rice husk carbonization equipment

2013

Solar power generation equipment installed
Started sales of Rice Husk Heater and Rice Husk Compressing and Forming Machine
ODA project feasibility study for the diffusion of rice husk smoked charcoal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/JICA

2016

Developed feed rice grinding plant and high-moisture raw material drying plant
Opened office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2018

Started sales of sludge drying plant

Access to Head Office

Business hours 8:15〜17:15
location 1666 Minamikawasecho,
Hikone City,
Shiga Prefecture
FAX 0749-25-1115

By train
Get off at Maibara Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line
Approx. 3 minutes walk from West Exit of Kawase Station on JR Biwako Line

By car
Meishin Expressway
About 30 minutes from Hikone IC