History
History

In 1937, SNT Co., Ltd. has been established as Japan Forging Co.,Ltd. in Kawasaki plant, manufacturing the car’s axle and forging iron mainly. Afterwards, manufacturing and selling the iron pillars for mining which is called “Kappe” as a starting point, coal mining has dramatically improved and reduced the use of mining wood. This has developed the manufacturing and sales of temporary construction equipment as well as leasing business of staffolding parts business. Also, logistic equipment, mainly steel pallets, has become a firm mainstay of our business(Logistic Business), understanding the consignor’s needs by adding values to planning and designing.

“Iron” is common to all three business. Each business has grown into a company with risk tolerance and each technology is using common iron effectively.
In 1968, Chubu Forging Co., Ltd. was established in Shinjo City, Aichi Prefecture. We have grown into a company that specializes in constructing machinery of large forging parts.

Siam Metal Technology Co.,Ltd.(SMT) established a joint venture in Thailand in 1966 and completely grouped in 2006. With the main business of manufacturing forging parts for commercial vehicles, we have grown into an excellent company by capturing the production of local needs repeatedly.

Hitachi Co., Ltd. aquired all SEITAN INC. issued shares and become a member of our group.
Originally, our high-precidsion forging was our strength, but SMT’s coopertation effect and the latest new capital investment are increasing our presence.

History
  • 1937
    Established as Japan Forging Co., Ltd. Kawasaki Factory.
  • 1948
    Established East Japan Forging Co., Ltd. based on the Corporate Reconstruction and Maintenance Law (Established the company with 4 million yen in capital)
  • 1953
    Changed the company name to Shin Nippon Tanko (Capital 28.5 million yen)
  • 1954
    Started manufacturing and sales of iron pillars for mining and “Kappe” (Developed into the current Staffolding Parts Business)
  • 1961
    Build a Japan’s first full automatic high-speed forging press factory.
  • 1962
    Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section (Capital 400 million yen)

    Started manufacturing and sales of temporary equipment for construction.
  • 1968
    Established Chubu Tanko Co., Ltd. in Shinjo City.
  • 1970
    Capital increase (Capital 550 million yen)
  • 1971
    Start manufacturing and sales of Logistic container.
  • 1977
    Moved the head office and forging factory to Takahagi City.
  • 1983
    Opened a leasing equipment center in Sagamihara City.
  • 1984
    Takahagi Factory/Newly established 3,000 TON Forging Press.
  • 1989
    Capital increase (Capital 1,398 million yen)
  • 1990
    Change the company name to SNT Corporation.
    Takahagi Factory/Newly established 4,000 TON Forging Press.
    Issued CHF 40 million for CB bonds.
    Capital 3,469.8 million yen.
  • 1992
    Issued 35 million CHF for WB bonds.
    Newly established CAD/CAM/LAN system mold factory.
    Opened a leasing equipment station in Shimotsuma City.
    Completion of own building in Kawasaki City.
  • 1993
    Issued 45 million CHF for WB bonds.
  • 1994
    Takahagi Factory/Expand 4,000 TON Forging Press (Unit 2)
    Takahagi Factory/Newly established Electric upsetter Line.
  • 1995
    Separated the Logistic Business from the Scaffolding Business and newly established the Logistic Business.
    Moved to own building of Tokyo Head Office/Kawasaki City.
  • 1996
    Issued CHF 30 million WB bonds.
    Established joint venture “Siam Metal Technology Co., Ltd.” in Thailand.
  • 1997
    Capital 7,256 million yen.
    Takahagi Factory/Newly established 9 Inch Upsetter.
  • 1998
    Takahagi Factory/Expand 3,000 TON Forging Press (Unit 2)
  • 2000
    Acquire ISO9002 certification.
  • 2003
    Redesigned to the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section.
  • 2004
    Merged 3 subsidiary into NNK Co., Ltd.
    Established Shanghai Nittan Metal Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
  • 2006
    Make Thai’s joint venture (Siam Metal Technology Co., Ltd.) a wholly owned subsidiary.
  • 2010
    Moved and expanded the leasing equipment to Sagamihara City.
  • 2011
    Relocated and expanded Kanda Business Office.
  • 2013
    Aquired Integrated ISO9001/14001.
  • 2014
    Takahagi Factory/Newly established 10TON Airdrop hammer.
  • 2016
    Takahagi Factory/Established new solar power generation equipment.
  • 2017
    Moved the Kita-Kantou Equipment Maintenance Factory and renamed to Tsukuba Equipment Center.
    Acquired all issued shares of Seitan Co., Ltd. and made the company a wholly owned subsidiary.
  • 2020
    Seitan Co., Ltd. 100th Anniversary.
*Click Chubu Tanko Co., Ltd., SEITAN INC. linked to the official website.
*Click SIAM METAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. link to referral site of Bangkok Consulting Partners.
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