@Company Profile
 
Company Name
  Furukawa Rock Drill Co.,Ltd.
Established   1 June, 1961
Capital   400 million Yen
Head Office   1-5-3 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027
President   Kiyohito Mitsumura
Factory   Takasaki works, Yoshii works
Domestic Branch   Sapporo, Tohoku, Kanto, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kansai, Kyusyu
Domestic sub-branch   Miyako, hokuriku, thu-Shikoku 
 

@History of Furukawa

We, Furukawa Rock Drill Co., Ltd, (FRD) one of the group companies of Furukawa Co., Ltd. (Furukawa) manufacture and distribute a wide range of rock drill products such as Hydraulic Breakers, Blast Hole Drills, and Jumbo Drills. We are the general rock drill manufacture who has missions to contribute to the society in both domestic and overseas market by providing the reliable products which have been cultivated in the long history which becomes 140 years as of August 2015. Our history started with mining in Japan and invented the first rock drill in Japan. It was the year 1914. We have faced challenges time to time under the changing circumstances in the world, and we are here today to continue our efforts to contribute customers who are using and will use our products in the future.

   
 

@Overseas subsidiaries

(1)
FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL USA
805 Lake Street Kent, Ohio 44240-0017 U.S.A
   
(2) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL USA SOUTH CAROLINA BRANCH
155 Dexter Road Spartanburg, SC 29303 U.S.A.
   
(3) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL LATIN AMERICA
Torre Banco Panama, piso 22 oficina A, Av. de la Rotonda, Costa del Este, Panama, Republica de Panama
   
(4) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL EUROPE B.V.
Proostwetering 29, 3543 AB Utrecht The Netherlands
   
(5) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL ABBRUCHTECHNIK
Casimirstrabe 2 60388 Frankfurt am Main
   
(6) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL EUROPE B.V. MADRID BRANCH
C/Rozabella, 6 Complejo Europa Empresarial Edif. Paris, bajo, oficina 15 28230 Las Rozas Madrid
   
(7) FURUKAWA ROCK@DRILL EUROPE B.V. SOUTH AFRICA LIAISON OFFICE
14 Atlas Road Anderbolt 1459 BOKSBURG South Africa
   
(8) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL INDIA PRIVATE LTD.
No. 116, 1st Floor 8th Cross, Railway Parallel Road Kumara Park West Bangalore 560 020
   
(9) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
125 Yingjin Street, Jinhui Town Feng Xian District, Shanghai City, China 201404
   
(10) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL (SHANGHAI) CO.,LTD. BEIJING OFFICE
Blook D2302 Floor Free Town Center. No.58 East 3rd Ring Road. BJ Post Code : 100022
   
(11) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL (SHANGHAI) CO.,LTD. CHENGDU OFFICE
Room 1-2-810, No. 48 Xichengguoji, Yingmenkou Red, Jinniu Zone, Chengdu
   
(12) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. GUANGZHOU OFFICE
Room A809, Longyi yuan, longbu, West Red, Zhangshan Dadao, Dongpu, Tianhe Zone, GuangZhou
   
(13) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL KOREA CO., LTD.
 70-7, Teoneokgol-ro 165beon-gil, Paltan-Myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, 18531, Korea
   
(14) FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL CO., LTD. INDONESIA LIAISON OFFICE
Mid Plaza2, 17th Floor,?Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 10.11. Jakarta 10220, Indonesia
   


 

@Chronology

 
1875
  Began the operation of the Kusakura Copper Mine in Niigata (Company foundation)
 
   
1877
  Began the operation of the Ashio Copper Mine in Tochigi The Ashio Copper Mine is where the Furukawa Company Group began.
At that time in Japan, industries had not yet fully developed so operation of copper mines was essential.
 
   
1884
  The Ashio Copper Mine produced the largest amount of copper in Japan Comparison of amount of copper produced in copper mines around 1884
 
   
1885
  Began using rock drills to excavate mine cavity For the operation of copper mines, the latest technologies were imported from Europe and the U.S.A. The rock drill was one of such technologies and the Ashio Copper Mine was one of the first places to start using them in Japan.
 
   
1887
  Set up the Manufacturing Section at the Ashio Copper Mine and began machinery repair and manufacturing
 
   
1900
  Set up a machinery works at the Ashio Copper Mine and entered into the machinery business
 
   
1905
  Furukawa & Co. was founded. Shifted from private management to a corporate structure
 
   
1911
  Changed the organization to Furukawa General Partnership
 
   

1914

  Manufactured the first rock drill in Japan. The first domestic rock drill was developed at Ashio. Because imported rock drills were too large and difficult to handle, development of a small rock drill that could accommodate the physique of Japanese operators had been expected.
 
   
1918
  Spun off the mining business from Furukawa General Partnership and established Furukawa Mining Co., Ltd.
 
   

1920

  Established The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. through investment in kind to Nikko Electric Copper Refinery
 
   

1941

  Furukawa General Partnership was merged with Furukawa Mining Co., Ltd. to form the basis of the current management
 
   

1942

  Went semi-public
Spun off the machinery business from Ashio Mining to establish Ashio Manufacturing
 
   

1950

  Built the Takasaki Works of the Rock Drill Division in Gunma. At the Takasaki Works, rock drills were massproduced and we established the position of a leading rock drill manufacturer.
 
   

1952

  The production of Furukawa's wagon drill was started
 
   

1955

  The production of Furukawafs Drill Jumbo was started.
 
   

1961

  Established Furukawa Rock Drill Sales Co., Ltd in Tokyo.
 
   
1972
  Changed the English company name to Furukawa Co., Ltd.
 
   

1973

  Discontinued the Mining Division of the Ashio Plant (closed the Ashio Copper Mine)
Built the Mibu Works of the Construction Machinery Division in Tochigi
 
   

1974

  First Furukawafs Hydraulic Breaker (HB600) was developed.
 
   

1977

  First Furukawafs Hydraulic Crawler Drill was developed.
 
   

1989

  The Japanese name changed from Furukawa Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha to Furukawa Kikai Kinzoku Kabushiki Kaisha
 
   
1990
  Bought an American breaker manufacturer
 
   

1998

  Established a sales company of rock drill products, Furukawa Rock Drill Europe B.V. in Holland. This is an affiliate company for the construction and mining machinery business established in Utrect, Holland, which distributes rock drills and other products.
 
   

2003

  Established a sales company of rock drill products, Furukawa Rock Drill Korea Co., Ltd. in Korea
 
   

2005

  Spun off the Machinery business, Metals business and Electronic Materials and Chemicals business and shifted to a group management structure as the Furukawa Company Group to enhance the management
 
   

2006

  Established a rock drills sales company, Furukawa Rock Drill (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in China. This is an affiliate company which deals with the construction and mining machinery business established in Shanghai, China and distributes rock drills and other products.
 
   

2011

  Established a sales company of rock drill products, Furukawa Rock Drill India Pvt. Ltd. in India.
 
   

2012

  Established a sales company of rock drill products, Furukawa Rock Drill Latin America S.A. in Panama.
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   

   
 

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