Innovation powered by Tradition since 1953

KYOKUTOH History Milestones

KYOKUTOH was founded in 1953 in Japan and within a few years was able to develop into a globally active family business. Even in the early years of the company, innovative solutions for the automation of welding processes were at the forefront of the company's activities. Over the decades, the Japanese company has always reacted to the changes in the automotive industry with increasing automation technology and adapted its product range for automated welding applications to meet the requirements. Today, KYOKUTOH is one of the world's market leaders for highly efficient, automatic electrode tip dressers and tip changers.

KYOKUTOH has locations in the major automotive regions of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. The headquarters of KYOKUTOH Europe GmbH with responsibility for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) economic region was opened in Munich/Germany in 2011 and has been steadily expanded over the years. The technical and logistics centre is located in Unna near Dortmund and has sufficiently large storage capacities. From here, all car manufacturers in the EMEA region are supplied and supported by our technical and sales team. Our sales partners in various countries also offer our customers excellent service and support on site.
 

2014

KYOKUTOH Europe opens the technical centre in Unna near Dortmund (Germany)

2018

Relocation of the Japanese headquarters to the new company building in Aichi completed

2019

KYOKUTOH further expands its global activities and establishes subsidiary in India

2019

Presentation of the new KYOKUTOH APP for iOS and Android

1953

Foundation of Kusano Steel Recreation Company LTD. in Nagoya/Japan

1968

Production of electrodes and gas nozzles for arc welding and delivery to Toyota Motor Corporation 

1982

Start of production of electrode parts and insulating guide pins for resistance welding

1983

Renaming of the company to KYOKUTOH CO., LTD.

1985

Market launch of the automatic electrode cap cutters

1992

Foundation of the branch office in Korea

1999

Certification of the quality management system according to ISO 9001 

2001

Development of the US market with the opening of the branch office in Alabama, USA

2004

Expansion of activities in Asia through KYOKUTOH China CO. 

2008

KYOKUTOH expands to Europe and founds KYOKUTOH Europe GmbH in Germany

2011

The registered office of KYOKUTOH Europe GmbH is moved to Munich

2011

KYOKUTOH Thailand CO.LTD opens in Bangkok, Thailand