Yamato's Vision

Sophisticated and specialized technology; Strong capacity to satisfy the needs for high-mix low-volume production with diversified materials

In each and every age, castings have been indispensable to support many industries.

From its foundation in Matsumoto as an imperially sanctioned caster, Yamato Intec has been manufacturing the castings that each age required, focusing on foundry
for over 400 years.

However, in the recent waves of globalization, there is more to foundries than simply pouring molten iron into casts.

As times have changed, Yamato has continued casting, by making efforts from the start to improve the quality of parts for automobiles, engines, and construction machinery.

And also today, all of us are striving to manufacture safe products, meeting new challenges and achieving ontinuous technical improvement by our every-day efforts.

One of our strengths is the integration of processes from casting to machining. This integration greatly contributes to the quality assurance of casting products that our customers have come to expect.

Pride that the parts we manufacture are used throughout the world

Japan's engines, construction machinery, and machine tools, in addition to its automobiles, have a good reputation around the world. One of the reasons for this is the high quality of processed materials from forges and foundries from Japan.

Our customers rely very much on Yamato as a supporting company or as a partner. This is because of our quality assurance system, which allows us to produce critical parts, especially for high-quality and highly complicated products. If a defect product were delivered to a customer that led to a complaint, it would cause serious damage to the customer's reputation.

Bearing housings, for example, can be said to be very important parts to secure the function of the turbochargers in which they are used. Such critical parts are likely to increase in the future.

It is our great pride that the parts manufactured in Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture are used for engines around the world.

Making great advances in computerization, while handing down our traditions

The digital wave has been rapidly spreading, even in the analog world of the foundry. There was a time when people said it would be difficult to transfer foundry skills to the next generation, but now many of the traditional techniques are being digitized. Information technology can make it possible, for example, to simulate melt flow on a computer display at the 3D drawing stage, so that, before making prototypes, the casting process can be examined, and measures can be taken to prevent defectives, and improve the casting design yield. Thus, we can rapidly improve our technologies by fully taking advantage of progress in IT.

On another front, there will be more and more robotization in plants, making full use of IT. This will greatly contribute to a decrease, not only in heavy muscle work and high temperature labor, but also in defective products. In this way, conventional plants are expected to change dramatically. Aiming to create a plant that is always one step ahead, and not falling behind the times, Yamato has started to use these IT weapons in various ways for its production activities, environmental improvement, and safety measures.