Corporate profile

Our consistent manufacturing processes refined by original product development and technology enable us to offer and provide world top-class pistons to our customers.

Basic principles

  1. We aim to contribute ourselves to create an affluent society by offering the excellent products to the worldwide customers, and improve the lives of employees.
  2. We aim to create the lively workplace and implement human resource development with making our motto that is sophisticated work and ingenuity.

Corporate profile

Company nameART METAL MFG. CO., LTD.
Foundation1917
EstablishmentDec.1945
Capital2,397,978 thousand yen
PresidentMitsunori Ishihara
Production items Pistons and piston pins for various kinds of internal combustion engines
Sales24,441 million yen
Employees917

Associated companies

Tateshina Metal Co., Ltd. 3408 Ashida, Tateshina town, Kitasaku-gun Nagano Prefecture 384-2305
Phone 0267-56-2228 / FAX 0267-56-3321
Asama Piston Co., Ltd. 238 Yawata, Saku City, Nagano Prefecture 384-2106
Phone 0267-58-2011 / FAX 0267-58-2010
Tobu Metal Co., Ltd. 1354 Kasawa,Tomi City, Nagano Prefecture 389-0514
Phone 0268-62-1752 / FAX 0268-62-4362
Tatekita Metal Co., Ltd. 405 Yomogida, Saku City, Nagano Prefecture 384-2107
Phone 0267-58-2236 / FAX 0267-58-3190

Joint enterprises with foreign companies

Art Serina Piston Co., Ltd. 169 Soi Chalongkrung 31, Lamplatiew Ladkrabang Bangkok 10520, Thailand
Phone +66-2326-0384 / FAX +66-2326-0387
ANQING ART TP PISTONS CO., LTD. No. 317 Yingbin Road of Development Area Anquing, Anhui Province, China
Phone +86-556-5345-939 / FAX +86-556-5345-243
BINZHOU YATAI ART POWER PARTS CO., LTD. No. 389 North Outer Ring Road, BinZhou City, ShanDong Province, China
Phone +86-543-3520027 / FAX +86-543-3520666
PT. ART PISTON INDONESIA Suryacipta City of Industry JI.Surya Kencana Kav I‐M1FGH Kutamekar, CiampelKarawang 41361 Jawa Barat, Indonesia 
TEL +62-21 2961 4021 / FAX +62-267-8637-560

History

1917Ikuzo Sakakibara Founded in Hongo, Tokyo
1926Succeeded in developing an aluminum light alloy piston
1932Established Art Keigokin Chuzoujo in Totsuka Yodobashi-ku, Tokyo-fu and started producing original pistons for internal combustion engines
1941Allowed some part of sales department to become independent and found itself as a sales company
1943Moved the plant to Tokiwagi in Ueda-shi during World War II
1945Changed the name of the company to Art Metal Mfg. Co., Ltd.
1958Established Fuji Metal Co., Ltd. to strengthen piston and pin department
1964Established Tateshina Metal Co., Ltd. in Tateshina-machi in Kitasaku-gun to produce pistons for two-wheeled vehicles
1974Foundation joint-ventured with Art Serina Piston Co., Ltd. in Thailand
1980Built Yamada Plant in Yamada, Ueda-shi
1986Established Asama Piston Co., Ltd. in Asahina-mura, Kitasaku-gun
1987Acquired Fuji Metal Co., Ltd.
1990Merged with Art Piston Co., Ltd.
1993Built Shioda plant and newly-established R&D Center in Shimonogo, Ueda-shi
1996Expanded Shioda Plant
1998Acquired ISO9001 certification
2001Acquired ISO14001 certification
2002Foundation of joint-ventured with Anqing Art TP Pistons Co.,Ltd.in China
2004Acquired ISO / TS16949 certification
2005Foundation of joont-ventured with Binzhou Yatai Art Power Parts Co.,Ltd.in China
2011Foundation of joint-ventured with PT.Art Piston Indonesia

Main customers

                           
Domestic
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION
DAIHATSU MOTOR CO.,LTD.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
KUBOTA Corporation
Mazda Motor Corporation
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
Isuzu Motors Limited
Hino Motors, Ltd.
TOYOTA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
SUBARU CORPORATION
Global Component Technologies Corporation
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER,LTD.
TOHATSU MARINE CORPORATION
IHI Shibaura Machinery Corporation
Offshore
Groupe PSA(FRA)
Mercury Marine (USA)
Triumph Motorcycles Ltd (GBR)
MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. (ITA)
Volkswagen AG (GER)

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