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Management philosophy

Produce reliable products meeting customer’s requirement as a preffered supplier.
Develop company culture and people who can work on their own initiative.
Improve ourselves to glow as a innovative and competitive company.

Message from the President

Hikari Corporation President and CEO Masatomo TazuharaThank you very much for your continued patronage.

We are a company that aims to solve the wire problems and grow with customers.

With the purpose of growing together with shareholders, customers, suppliers, partner companies, employees working at Hikari, and everyone involved in Hikari, with the purpose of "connecting" joy and happiness, We will work hard to create good things and things.

Thank you in the future.Hikari Corporation
President and CEO Masatomo Tazuhara

Director greeting

  • Mikio MatsushitaFor half a century since its inception, we have been facing the wire steadily.
    We will work hard to pass on the commitment to "manufacturing" inherited from our predecessors to the next generation.Senior Managing Director
    Mikio Matsushita
  • Tsuyoshi AsanoBased on the management policy of "Making reliable products that meet the needs of our customers", we have been manufacturing in good faith.
    We will continue to work with our customers in the future by creating new value utilizing our proprietary technologies.Director Sales Manager
    Tsuyoshi Asano
  • Takeshi YasukawaWe want to contribute to the happiness of our employees and their families and stakeholders.
    Create a 100-year-old corporate culture with good manufacturing and human resource development.Board of Directors Management Planning Division
    Quality Control & Development General Manager
    Takeshi Yasukawa

Company Profile

EstablishmentMarch 5, 1969
Capital256.5 million yen
Annual Sales3 billion yen (for year 2018)
Group Sales3.5 billion yen (for year 2018)
Number of Employees80
Managing DirectorMasatomo Tazuhara
ShareholdersMetal One Corporation
Max Corp., Ltd.
Masatomo Tazuhara
Main BanksMUFG Bank, Ltd.
The Nanto Bank, Ltd.
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Corporate history

1969March 5Established HIKARI CORPORATION in Osaka Japan, with capital at 2.5 million yen.
AugustOpened Nara Factory to produce staple wires.
1976AugustMoved head office to Nara factory.
1983DecemberEstablished an integrated production system from wire rod.
1990DecemberStarted Nylon coated wire production with NV Bekaert SA under shareholder and technicalcontract.
Increased the capital to 120 million yen.
1996JulyStarted a Team Work Management with profit dividend system.
2002DecemberTerminated shareholder and technical contract with NV Bekaert SA.
2006AprilOpened Gunma factory to produce tying wires.
NovemberInstalled patenting heat treatment furnace to produce high carbon steel wires.
2008JuneIncreased the capital to 256.5 million yen.
2009MarchCompleted the 2nd construction plan at Gunma factory to strength the Nylon coated wire production.
2011NovemberCollaborated with Chao Pao Metal Co., LTD., started to produce air-bag wire in Thailand.
2012MarchEstablished Hikari (Thailand) Co.LTD.
2018AprilHikari Monozukuri University (in-house academy) established
2019March50th anniversary of the founding