古川製作所の原点

The delivery record more than 25,000 companies
We base on management philosophy that
Bringing happiness to those around us before ourselves”,
and we keep creating our original.

Project and Product

“OLD RIVERS ®” has supported an advanced of food distribution.

In 1950’s, food manufacturing was moved the style, “bulk production.” The background which is formed new food distribution was related to an extension of term to reserve foods of an improvement about package technique. The above of vacuum packaging machine gets involved with that. We, Furukawa made the first it in Japan. Since then, we has improved as a packaging machinery manufacturer, and now we establish both of the delivery record more than 25,000 companies and more than 40% domestic market share.

Trademark

a full view of headquarter and Hiroshima factory

The origins of our company

Our founder’s opinion, “MOTTAINAI” is the origins of our company.

The founder of our company, Takao Furukawa was familiar with sales about cooked beans and bread after the war. However, as food shortage was improving, he had to discard unsold reluctantly. He thought “Mottainai. I want something to change.” His righteous indignation was a cue to change packaging machinery manufacture in the future. “To think about happiness of more people is to make us happy.” This our basic philosophy inherits our founder’s aspiration more than sales.

Founder (right side)

The head office factory at that time in 1964

Future departure

Toward the bigger world by our original technic and productions.

We always have kept listening to customer feedback, correspond with them carefully and our products have advanced. As a result of that, we get a highly original technology as a specialized manufacturer. Also our brand, “OLD RIVERS ®” acquire a high reputation not only domestic but also every 54 countries in the world recently. Especially the USA, we establish the delivery record more than 3,000 machines. We also want to play on around Asia and support to develop modern Japan in the future.
We, Furukawa will let us be familiar with every world and pursue more happiness.

exhibition

Technical Building

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Lineup to meet all needs
We create your trust by our products that continue to evolve
in a variety of functions and our sensitive corresponding.

Productions made in Furukawa

Packing everything and solving every problems, “OLD RIVERS”

Automatic filling-sealing machine

Automatic filling-sealing machine is standard of filling-sealing machine.
Waterproof stainless expands the use as variety of additional functions by various attachments.

Vertical chamber vacuum packaging machine

This is the vacuum packaging machine equipped with vacuum packaging units.
Also this vertical chamber vacuum packaging machine can correspond to all kinds of products by multiple condition setting and adaptability to be available options.

Rotary chamber vacuum packaging machine

This is large vacuum packaging machine be available for pack thick packages.
It functions as the center of the line and designed on the premise of cooperation with equipment such as conveyors.

Service system with integrated sales, design and manufacturing

Service system with integrated sales, design and manufacturing

Sales

Proposal of introduction plan by careful listening

Design

In-house technical team reflects customer’s request in design

Manufacturing

Manufacture and adjastment with careful attention at our own factory

Delivery

Sales person is responsible to support the operation of the machine

Extensive after-sales service

In case of minor repair or adjastment, the sales person responds directly at site. Our dedicated engineers will be dispatched quickly even in advanced repairs. Realize a secure and quick response system.

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What we can only make.
Each one knows the site and provides the best resources.

Production System

Machine Studio which we realize customer’s individual request.

As a specialized manufacturer, we provide products that maximize customer’s requests.That’s our standard policy. Different working environments and processing procedures, required functions and themes to be achieved depending on the products to be handled・・・We prepare multiple options to realize maximize customer’s requests. Our manufacturing site has an atmosphere like studio rather than factory. That’s our big feature.

Quality Management

Quality assurance according to ISO 9001

Our products that support the production line must operate steadily under the customer for a long period of time. So, we are particularly focused on quality control, and as for the parts delivered during the manufacturing process, the inspectors of the quality assurance office are conducting checks based on strict standards.
We have acquired ISO 9001 which is the international standard for quality assurance.
Even after delivery, direct sales staff will support perpetual operation with full follow-up.

Engineers

Everyone is an engineer of OLDRIVERS.

All the staff involved in the product must know the site. Based on this idea, we have assigned businesses, designs and technologies with no boundaries, and we are pursuing an environment in which all members can improve their comprehensive abilities. Our ideal is “To have skills that all employees can assemble products with one person.”
The sales staff provides detailed technical supports by themselves and they can support every consultation from customers. All of our members are engineers representing OLDRIVERS.

Company Outline

Name FURUKAWA MFG.CO.,LTD.
President Representative director Masaaki Furukawa
Initiation June 2, 1957
Establishment March 22, 1962
Capital JPY 1.6 billion
Board members President Masaaki Furukawa
Managing director Mitsuo Yoshimura
Director Masahiro Okada
Director Yoshinobu Yamane
Auditor Hiroshi Yoshimoto
   
MAJOR STOCK HOLDERS Osaka Small Business Investment Co., Ltd.
The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.
The Hiroshima Bank, Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Banking Co., Ltd.
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Sumitomo Life Insurance Company
Tokyo Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
EMPLOYEES 285 (As of April 2018)
BANKERS The Chugoku Bank, Ltd., The Hiroshima Bank, Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Banking Co., Ltd.
Sales JPY 8.5 billion (As of January 2018)
Sales Percentage Distribution Domestic 70% Export 30%
Group companies・Other ECS Corporation,  
Cap Co., Ltd.
SHANGHAI SHINWA MACHINERY CO.,LTD.
OLD RIVERS(THAILAND)Co.,Ltd.
SHINWA KIKAI Co.,Ltd.
FURUKAWA ENGINEERING CO.,LTD.
FURUKAWA SERVICE HOKKAIDO CO.,LTD.
FURUKAWA SERVICE CO.,LTD.
Hi-Pack Co., Ltd.

History

1946 Food processing company launched by Takao Furukawa.
1950 Launched research into moisture-proofing packaging machine using plastic film, to protect food against moisture.
1957 Developed own vacuum packaging machines alongside progress that enabled plastic film to withstand vacuum pressures and heat. Launched business in Yoshiwa-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima, and developed first vacuum packaging machine made in Japan.
1962 Established Furukawa Mfg. Co, Ltd. with JPY 5 million in capital.
1964 Built factory in Kihara-cho, Mihara, Hiroshima.
1971 Began studies of overseas markets.
1972 Developed world’s first high speed, high performance rotary vacuum packaging machine.
1976 Increased capital to JPY 100 million. Built factory in Higashi-Onomichi, Onomichi, Hiroshima.
Concluded distributor’s agreement for vacuum packaging machines with WR Grace Co.,Ltd. of the USA.
1981 Rotary gas vacuum packaging machine caught worldwide attention at Interpack 1981.
1983 Increased capital to JPY 200 million.
Received 17th Small Business Research Institute Center Award (now Good Company Award). Received Regional Award.
1985 Introduced helicopter into business operations to speed up maintenance service.
1989 Built headquarters and factory in Ohara, Nutanishi-cho, Mihara, Hiroshima.
1990 Increased capital to JPY 1.6 billion.
1992 Founded Furukawa Technology Promotion Foundation to contribute to technological advancement in the local area.
Built second plant, baseball field and two tennis courts at our headquarters in Hiroshima.
2001 Founder Takao Furukawa acceded as chairman and Masaaki Furukawa assumed post of president.
2003 Opened office in Qingdao, China.
2006 Acquired ISO9001 accreditation.
2007 Feted 50th anniversary.
2009 Founded Furukawa MFG. (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.
2013 Founded OLD RIVERS (THAILAND) Co., Ltd.
2014 2014 founding “創(SOU)” HISTORY ROOM
Acquired all share in SHINWA KIKAI CO.,LTD.
2016 Acquisition of proprietary interest of SHANGHAI SHINWA MACHINERY CO.,LTD.
Liquidate Furukawa Mfg.(Qingdao) Co.,Ltd. and put together SHANGHAI SHINWA MACHINERY CO.,LTD.
Establish FURUKAWA ENGINEERING CO.,LTD.
Establish FURUKAWA SERVICE HOKKAIDO CO.,LTD.
2017 Establish FURUKAWA SERVICE CO.,LTD..

Product Guide

  • Vacuum Packaging Machines
  • Automatic Filling-sealing Machines
  • Tray Sealing Machines
  • Automatic Sterilizing-cooling-drying machines
  • Various Food Packaging Machines and Related Equipment
  • Various Industrial/Medical/Pharmaceutical Packaging Machine and Related Equipment