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Company Philosophy

Message from the President

Established more than 48 years ago, Shiga Yamashita has developed a range of industrial equipment of the highest level in the world for the automobile-related and liquid-related industries. Today especially, the automobile industry serves as Japan’s core industry and boasts a level of technical expertise recognized throughout the world. Within the context of the modern Japanese automobile industry, the company has focused on the development and the supply of fully-automated finishing equipment for post-processing of aluminum castings, and has taken on daily challenges and accumulated achievements. Shiga Yamashita is also highly praised for its draft beer keg filling equipment washer, and records successes and expertise in multi-industry equipment as well. As a response to future requirements, Shiga Yamashita introduced a new design and manufacturing system early-on, and maintains its drive for ever-improved operational efficiency, high levels of motivation in its research personnel, and high levels of technical expertise. At the same time, the company also focuses on the development of a new generation of personnel inculcated with the company values of honesty, enthusiasm, and inventiveness. To respond to changing requirements of the future, Shiga Yamashita will continue on its current path of providing mature and sophisticated expertise, together with a flexible system of invention and development.

Makoto Nakazawa, President

Company Credo

As a sincere and reliable company, Shiga Yamashita will continue to make great efforts to contribute to society and boost creativity of individuals.

Quality Policy

Based on the conviction that the needs of the customer are foremost, customer requirements are clarified, and the world’s best products are manufactured in complete conformance with all legal statutes and regulations, thereby gaining trust and satisfaction.


Company Overview

Company nameSHIGA YAMASHITA CO.,LTD. (CIGA)
FoundedOctober 1, 1973
Capital38.25 million yen
RepresentativeToshihiko Yamamoto, Chairman
Makoto Nakazawa, President
Number of employees80 people
Average age37 years old
Annual turnoverTwo billion yen
Headquarters338 URIUZU HIGASHIOMI SHIGA 527-0055 JAPAN Access Map
TEL +81-748-23-5671
FAX +81-748-20-3000
Relating companyCIGA YAMASHITA de MEXICO S.A. de C.V. / FINE INC.(Korea)
Business ・Finishing equipment for post-processing of aluminum castings
・Engine cleaning equipment
・Draught beer keg washing & filling equipment
・Various automatic assembly equipment
・Work carrier
・Pneumatic transportation equipment
・Urban refuse incineration and processing equipment
・Soot extraction systems
Dealings bankMIZUHO Bank, Otsu branch
The Bank of Kyoto, Kusatsu branch
Kansai Mirai Bank, Yokaichi branch
RISONA Bank, Kyoto branch
Area of companySite : 11,800㎡
Factory : 4,884㎡
Office : 1,315㎡

Company History

1973SHIGA YAMASHITA CO.,LTD. formed as an independent entity from Yamashita Tekko Co.,Ltd.
1975Signed a manufacturing agreement with the Industrial Materials Division of Cornes Dodwell Ltd. and localized a washer for the draft beer keg filling equipment manufactured by Sankey of the UK.
1978Began developing the WellPacker liquid bag filling equipment in cooperation with Dodwell’s Industrial Materials Division.
Developed an exhaust gas economizer and a soot extractor for marine boilers in cooperation with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Developed the dry forming machine for automobile carpets.
1980Developed the bag-in-box filling equipment.
1982Delivered six engine washers to automobile manufacturers in Mexico.
1984Developed the aluminum casting finishing and transfer equipment.
Developed the carrier equipment for applications of sealants to automobile glass.
1985Developed the large sheet feeder.
1988Developed the specialized servo system controller.
Developed thef NC deburring machine and multiarticular robot.
Developed the high-speed spindle.
1989Signed a technical assistance agreement with Fine Inc. of South Korea.
1990Developed the vertical five-axis multiarticular robot.
1995Developed the general-purpose finishing equipment for aluminum castings.
1996Developed the specialized cell-type finishing equipment for aluminum castings.
1998Developed the rotary-type a draft beer barrel filling equipment washer.
2000Obtained the ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Certification.
2001Developed the jet-type washing equipment.
Developed the finishing equipment for aluminum castings.
Developed the high-speed cutting equipment.
2002Began exporting the cylinder block finishing equipment to Nemak SA of Mexico.
2004Merged with Shiga Yamashita Services.
Increased Capital to Y23,250,000.
2005Established CIGA YAMASHITA de MEXICO S.A. de C.V.
2006Increased Capital to Y38,250,000.
Expanded and upgraded manufacturing factorys.
We were awarded with NEMAK SA of Mexico’s “SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2006″ Excellent award.
2007Rebuilded an office ridge.
2008Achieved that we delivered finishing equipment for aluminum castings 250 in total.
Flexible-Type Finishing machine for FC casting WORK have been completed and launched.
Brand new Keg Washing/Filling machine for micro breweries have benn completed and launched. This machine is equipped with newly developed sensors and control system which achieved outstanding level of quality.
2010We were awarded with NEMAK SA of Mexico’s “SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2009″ Excellent award.
2011We were awarded with NEMAK SA of Mexico’s “SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2011″ Excellent award.
2012Developed the BUILT-IN MOTOR for Gate Cutting use and Special Inverter system.
2013We were awarded with NEMAK SA of Mexico’s “SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2013″ Excellent award.
40th anniversary of foundation.
Toshihiko Yamamoto was appointed Chairman of the Board.
Makoto Nakazawa was appointed as President and CEO.
2017Developed a new Hybrid-type engine cleaning equipment for large work.
2019A new factory was built. (Factory No. 3)

Shiga Yamashita Departments

Sales Departments

Supported by a comprehensive list of successes, specialist sales engineers are focused on providing the customer with the optimum equipment. Activity begins with consultations with customers asking “I wonder if it’s possible to …..” questions, and culminates in presentation of equipment specifications suited to customer requirements.

Technical Departments

The Technical Department has a spacious, open floor, which allows each section to communicate easily We have a lot of experience in this field. The mechanical design section makes full use of high-end 3D-CAD for optimal equipment design, while the control design section is more user-friendly control systems that are easy to use. This enthusiastic technical team is responsible for Shiga Yamashita’s manufacturing.

Manufacturing Departments

Shiga Yamashita’s unique technology is employed by a manufacturing team engaged in a wide range of activities, from selection of materials to manufacture of components, and a finishing and technical team focused on assembly and adjustment of equipment for reliable operation. The finishing and technical team is also responsible to the customer for delivery and installation of equipment.


Main Customers

  • Toyota Motor Corporation
  • SUBARU CORPORATION
  • DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD.
  • Mazda Motor Corporation
  • SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Isuzu Motors Limited
  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Hino Motors, Ltd.
  • Kubota Corporation
  • RENAULT SAMSUNG MOTORS
  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • Toyota Industries Corporation
  • Nemak S.A. de C.V.
  • HIROSHIMA ALUMINUM INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • TSUCHIYOSHI INDUSTRY
  • Perodua Engine Manufacturing Sdn.Bhd.,
  • Aichi Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
  • F-TECH INC.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Kobe shipyard.
  • Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Environmental Solutions, Ltd.
  • Cornes Technologies Limited
  • Fine Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Corporation Technos
  • Sanko Shoji Co., Ltd.
  • Kokusai Kogyo Company Limited
  • Hamamatsukihan Co., Ltd.
  • Maruka Corporation
  • NACHI-TOKIWA CORP.
  • Katakura & Co-op Agri Corporation
  • ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
  • Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
  • Sapporo Breweries Limited
  • Suntory Holdings Limited
  • ORION BREWERIES, LTD.
  • Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd.
  • HAKUTSURU SAKE Brewing Co., Ltd.
  • DHC Corporation
  • Micro Breweries