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Our History

Eventually, we expanded our interest to produce stainless steel kitchen implements also, which led to the diversification of our entity and establishment of Yoshikawa Factory Co., Ltd. This expansion led to the beginning of Yoshikawa Group.

Involvement of the group in the production of stainless steel houseware led to the establishment of Yoshikawa Metalware Co., Ltd.

To meet the demands of maximum people, we established Yoshikawa Sales Co., Ltd., for handling the sales of our houseware. This led to enormous expansion of the group as well as development of the Tsubame city.

All the three companies merged into Yoshikawa Corporation and with the support of Yoshikawa Metal Co., Ltd., started manufacturing products for customers while creating an overall system that encompasses everything from manufacturing metal materials through development and sales of houseware.

Our company has contributed immensely in making the city of Tsubame a hub of traditional metal craftsmanship. We intend to continue growing and expanding by using refined stainless steel processing technology to come up with high quality products for clients different needs. Clients matter to us the most and we make all efforts to ensure their demands are met, as per their expectations.

Our Milestones

  • 1948: Establishment of new branch and plant department.
  • 1952: The Factory Department leaves Yoshikawa Metal Co., Ltd., and formed Yoshikawa Factory, now known as Yoshikawa Corporation.
  • 1953: Began business with Nippon Metal Industry Corporation.
  • 1954: Began business with Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd., initially known as Japan Steel.
  • 1956: Started business with Nippon Steel Corporation, earlier known as Yawata Steel Corporation.
  • 1958: The President of the company, Yukimatsu Yoshikawa went to America to protest against the ban on import of metal kitchenware.
  • 1959: A building was constructed in Hatchbori, Tokyo.
  • 1962: Completion of Yoshikawa Factory and an administration system was established.
  • 1964: Formerly known as The Yoshikawa Sales Co., Ltd., now as Yoshikawa Corp. Head Office was established.
  • 1967: Yoshida Plant of the Yoshikawa Factory was finished (came to be known as Yoshikawa Metalware Co., Ltd. Began operations as an exclusive kitchenware manufacturer. In the same year, the President Sessho Yoshikawa was acknowledged for his contribution to local industry, honoured with a Medal with blue ribbon.
  • 1971: Yoshikawa Metalware Co., Ltd., now known as Yoshikawa Corp. #3 Plant was established.
  • 1973: Yoshikawa Corporation was shifted to a new location with a warehouse.
  • 1975: Development of metal-core cladding along with expansion-bonding was carried out with Japan Steel Works Ltd. and Asahi Kasei was successful. Business in Yoshikawa metal began. The Yoshikawa Factory began development of pots using cladding.
  • 1976:  Prima Inc. was established.
  • 1978: President Yukimatsu Yoshikawa was honoured Order of the Rising Sun with silver and gold rays, appreciating his many years of service.
  • 1979: Yoshikawa Corp., began marketing of first pots under the name of the Cook Pal collection.
  • 1980: Yoshikawa Corp., was awarded Good Design Award for its Cook Pal collection.
  • 1981: Yoshikawa Corp., extended its #2 Plant.
  • 1982: Yoshiyuki Yoshikawa was appointed as the new President of the group after the sudden demise of Yukimatsu Yoshikawa. Also, the former President was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure with gold rays and Rosette.
  • 1983: Japan Steel Works and Asahi Kasei were separated and two different sales routes were created. Yoshikawa Corp., failed to get the right to receive deliveries or even sell from Japan Steel Works.
  • 1984: Yoshikawa Corp. and Sumitomo Metal Industries together developed a metal core five layer structure using nickel foil in a join project. Sales rights were given to Yoshikawa Corp. Metal Core five-layer structure was used in Cook Pall collection.
  • 1985: Prima Inc., was shifted to Yoshikawa Building in Tokyos Hatchobori.
  • 1991: The Yoshikawa Metalware Co., Ltd., The Yoshikawa Factory and The Yoshikawa Sales Co., Ltd., merged into the Yoshikawa Corporation.
  • 1996: Sale of Power Cook Series was started by Yoshikawa Corp., and the series bagged the Good Design Award in the month of October, same year.
  • 1998: Administration department in Tsubame of Yoshikawa Corporation moved to Yahiko as the head office of company.
  • 1999: All the three plants of Yoshikawa Corporation acquired the ISO 9001 certification.
  • 2001: Head office acquired ISO 9001 certification. The certification is backdated to the year 2000.
  • 2003: Yoshikawa Metalworks Co., Ltd., acquired the ISO 9001 certification.
  • 2004: Made of core five layer structure material, Cook Pal Prime Series was introduced in the market by Yoshikawa Corp., It also bagged the Long Life Design and Good Design Award in the month of October.
  • 2006: Bunsui and Yoshida merged to become the City of Tsubame. Tsutomu Yoshikawa became the President of the company and the Yoshikawa Group. The Former President, Yoshiyuki Yoshikawa received the Order of the Rising Sun for his lifetime achievement. Asahi Kogyo Ltd., and Yoshikawa Shisetsu Co., Ltd. merged into Yoshikawa Corporation.
  • 2007: The President Tsutomu Yoshikawa announced the Group Development Plan for the year 2007.
  • 2008: Prima Inc., moved to Ryogoku, Sunidaku in Tokyo.
    • Yoshikawa Corp., established Lifestyle Business Department and Implementation Department.
    • Prima Inc., and Yoshikawa Corporation were merged.
    • The Group development Plan for 2008 was launched by the President Tsutomu Yoshikawa.
    • Niigata Sales Office and Tokyo Branch of Yoshikawa Metal Co., Ltd. and acquired ISO 9001:2000 certification.
    • Osaka Sales Office and Tokyo Branch of Yoshikawa Corporation acquired ISO 9001:2000 certification.
    • Japan Institute of Workers Evolution appointed Yoshikawa Corporation as the company to promote and improve work environment.
    • Cut Well Co., Ltd. acquired ISO 9001:2000 certification.
  • 2009: Yoshikawa Metal Co., Ltd. acquired ISO 14001:2004 certification. Yoshikawa Corporation acquired ISO 14001:2004 certification.
  • 2010: Plant one and three were integrated and renamed as Daiichi Production Division of the Implementation Department. Plant two was renamed as Daini Production Division of the Implementation Department.
  • Cook-Pal Prime of Yoshikawa Corporation received the Home Style Award Best look in the Interior Lifestyle China trade fair in 2010. Speech was given by the President Tsutomu Yoshikawa at the awards ceremony.
  • 2011: Cook Pal Ren received Best Green Style Award in the Interior Lifestyle China trade fair in 2011 along with a  Loyalty Award.

Our Expertise

We are providing finest quality Stainless Steel Pan, EAtoCO Oros Handy Grater and more at prices, affordable to every buyers within and outside the national boundaries. All the cookware and kitchenware tools are resistant to rust and caking as these are optimized through heat treatment. This treatment keeps our products free from rust as well as enhance their life.


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