Tsukatani Hamono Mfg. is a leading manufacturer of industrial specialty blades in Japan.


"A cutting edge is power"—as the leading company in the industry with a commanding 90% share of the market

Since its establishment in 1951, Tsukatani has striven to attain the pinnacle in "cutting” and “punching" quality while addressing the needs of the times by way of low volume, high variety production and shorter delivery times. Yet, today, the Japanese economy is straddled with concerns about the future such as a declining population and fierce competition from Asia-based manufacturers particularly in China. Under the severe business environment, it is a big challenge for Tsukatani to figure out how to ensure technological superiority and cost-competitiveness.
Against this backdrop, however, bright prospects for the future have emerged from recent developments such as increasing demand for flexible pinnacle dies, Tsukatani’s third domain of business, introduction of Tsukatani’s products into the fields of “cutting” and "punching" electronic components such as printed circuit boards and liquid crystals, a rapid expansion of the Asian market and new inroads into the bag-making market. It would be a rational choice for Tsukatani to concentrate its management resources on these growing fields in the future.

To this end, Tsukatani is ready to actively create cross-border alliances without sticking to its proprietary technologies and distribution networks, if such alliances bring worthy technologies and advantageous cooperative conditions. Tsukatani is steadily laying a foundation for the next five and ten years, which includes the creation of a fourth business domain following flexible pinnacle dies. With a motto of “Continuation is power” as a management principle, Tsukatani is committed to exploring potential needs of the times with its “cutting-edge technologies” while remaining aware of the social responsibilities of a company holding the top share of the market.
Tsukatani looks forward to continued cooperation with its customers, business partners and all stakeholders.

Toshiya Tsukatani
President and Representative Director