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Metal Products Inc. (nickname: MetaPro) is a company specializing in steel frame parts.
We manufacture steel structures, a small quantity and a large variety of steel frame members, and custom-made products for various purposes.
Our company provides services suitable for social needs by sensing changes in diversifying products.
Any work always entails some request from a customer. To bring solutions to customers in any "what should we do?" situation, our company is sincerely committed to any work ordered from any customer to the fullest extent possible. As a specialized company, it is quite important to understand the "potential needs" of customers. To enhance the satisfactory level of customers, it is essential to make customers recognize products and services that they have not yet realized, but they really want. I think our company's mission is to help them to do it.
As a specialized manufacturer of steel frame parts, we will be grateful for being supported by society, work on innovation and improvement for generations to come, foster human resources, and always respond to what is requested flexibly.
With the motto, "We want to be a company that can continuously provide excellent products and always meet customers' needs," we all are working together as one. Besides, as our theme, we focus on "for what purpose we exist and are allowed to sustain ourselves." To enhance a firm vision and ideal, we will continue to look into the meaning of why our company exists and take on challenges through persistent efforts. In doing so, we will endeavor to seek customer satisfaction and be of some help to the stable lives of our employees.
In any world and in any industry, there are infinite possibilities for improvement and ingenuity. I can feel that we have been given a role to play. Through further development of the industry and improvement in quality, I will make efforts to contribute to the construction industry and society. I intend to move forward using the skills that we have been developing and leveraging our experience with the spirit of innovation. I would like to ask for your continued guidance and support.
Metal Products Inc.
President Susumu Watanabe
We hereby declare that we will set the following five priorities and implement them with a new commitment.
Based on the company vision of "creating a steel frame parts company that suits the new era," the name is meant to represent "flexibility" that can adapt to drastically changing environments. An appropriate image required by customers is added to the word "Products," and a perspective of a new steel frame processing company is also embedded in it. Also, by placing "Metal" as the name of the business type at the front, the name is intended to familiarize a wide variety of customers with the company.
|Establishment||Established a Watanabe Iron Works in April 1965|
|Representative||President Susumu Watanabe|
〒999-5311 432 Hiraoka, Mamurogawa-town, Mogamigun, Yamagata-pref
|Capital||10 million yen|
|Number of Employees||3 board members and 48 employees (as of December 25, 2020)|
|License/Registration||License by the governor of Yamagata Prefecture (general-30) No. 400726
Certified factory by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Certification number: TFBR-204056
R-grade certified factory as the facility of the member of the Japan Steel Fabrications Association
No. 28 case approved by the governor of Yamagata Prefecture under the management innovation directive for industrial policy
No.32 case approved by the governor of Yamagata Prefecture under the management innovation directive for SMEs
A company driving regional growth
|Organizations to which the company belongs||A member of Shinjo branch of the Yamagata Steel-Structure Fabricators
A member of Youth Group of the Yamagata Steel-Structure Fabricators
A member of the Yamagata Welding Engineering Society
A member of the Supporting Association for Building Steel Structural Technology (SASST)
TNB (Steel frame secondary members processing group)
|April 1965||Established as Watanabe Iron Works|
|April 1997||Incorporated as Watanabe Iron Works Ltd. in Kanazawa-shinmachi, Shinjo City with the capital of 3 million yen|
|May 1999||Completely relocated to Torigoe, Shinjo City|
|February 2006||Increased the capital to 10 million yen|
|August 2008||No. 28 case approved by the governor of Yamagata Prefecture under the management innovation directive for industrial policy|
|January 2009||Relocated from Shinjo City to the current address and started business pursuant to the Ordinance of Mamurogawa Town for Promoting the Attraction of Companies
Changed the company name to Metal Products Inc.
|June 2010||Joined TNB (Steel frame secondary members processing group) as a founding member|
|April 2011||Started a 5-year equipment investment plan|
|April 2011||Newly introduced a new-type steel bar processing machine|
|April 2012||Replaced an outdoor portal crane, various painting machines, and other equipment|
|February 2013||Newly introduced a new-type steel bar processing machine, and introduced S/F REAL4|
|April 2014||Started a 3-year overseas expansion plan|
|June 2014||The subsidy grant for overseas expansion into Dalian, China and Indonesia was approved by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) under its "Subsidy Project for the Utilization of Experts for Overseas Development"|
|June 2014||Approved as "Growth area type" of the 2013 supplementary project for SMEs and micro businesses of Manufacture/Commerce/Innovation Businesses|
|August 2014||Japan's ODA project: the 2013 Project for Effective Use of Biomass Fuel in the Republic of Moldova
Our company president stayed in the country as a supervisor for manufacturing steel frames.
*JICA's first free project by Japanese SMEs
|February 2015||Newly introduced a new-type multifunction machine|
|February 2015||The second factory started operation|
|January 2016||Certified as R-grade factory by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Certification number: TFBR-151809
|June 2016||Started a 3-year growth strategy plan|
|September 2016||Completed the extension of the second factory|
|December 2016||Established a company in Boyolali, Central Java of the Republic of Indonesia
Company Name: CV.Metal Products Indonesia
|January 2017||Established a company in Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova
Company Name: METAL PRODUCTS EUROPE S.R.L.
|January 2017||Acquired a plot of land of 10,738 square meters adjacent to the head office pursuant to the Ordinance of Mamurogawa Town for Promoting the Attraction of Companies|
|April 2017||Newly introduced a new-type steel bar processing machine|
|December 2017||Updated the MetaPro Production Control System Ver.2|
|February 2018||No.32 case approved by the governor of Yamagata Prefecture under the management innovation directive for SMEs|
|June 2018||Approved for the 2017 supplementary project of "Subsidy for Improving Management of Manufacture/Commerce/Service"|
|August 2018||Newly introduced a new-type multiple function machine|
|December 2018||Selected as a company driving regional growth|
|June 2019||Approved for the 2018 supplementary project of "Subsidy for Improving Management of Manufacture/Commerce/Service"|
|August 2019||A research for the project application under "JICA SMEs/SDGs Business Support Project (SMEs support type)" was adopted|
|September 2019||Newly introduced a new-type multiple function machine|
|April 2020||Next-generation Smart Factory Strategy 3-year Plan Started|
|January 2021||R Grade Renewed which is certified by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Certification
|register an "METAL PRODUCTS EUROPE" SRL MOLDOVA IT PARK|
|The application of "Business Restructuring Subsidy / Regular Frame" (1st open call for participants) was adopted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.|
|Third factory started operation.|
|Established Branch of CV. Metal Products Indonesia (Head Office: Boyolali) in Jogyakarta, Central Java of the Republic of Indonesia.
Company Name: CV.Metal Products Indonesia Yogyakarta Branch