Manufacturing company visit in Kitakyushu-city
The city of Kitakyushu is the birthplace of the modern Japanese steel industry which began
operation in 1901, and is now the world’s leading environmental future city after overcoming
serious environmental pollution while it contributed greatly to Japan’s industrial development.
Now it is called industrial and environmental city which is representative of Japan.
Therefore the various manufacturing can be visited for learning State-of-the-art technologies
Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal / Yawata Works
Japan’s first modern steel making company established in Kitakyushu in 1901. Now, becoming
the best steel maker with World-leading capabiities. Process of steel making can be learned to
visit Blast Furnace and Hot rolling mill plants.
World-leading motor and industrial robots manufacturing company established
in Kitakyushu in 1915. The robots are heavy duty industrial robots used in welding, packing,
assembly, painting and other activities.
Robot manufacturing factory and Yaskawa Innovation Centre can be visited.
The world’s largest toilet manufacturer established in Kitakyushu in 1917.
The company is well-known in Washlet which is an innovative toilet seat that features an
integrated bidet. The sanitary ware manufacturing factory and TOTO Museum can be visited
The roots of NISSAN is Tobata Casting funded in Kitakyushu in 1911.
The factory was commenced operation in 1975. Now TEANA, X-TRAIL ROGUE, SERENA
and MURANO are being manufactured. The process from assembly of the parts to final
products can be seen.
Established in 1991, 100% shareholder of Toyota Motor. Major manufactured car is Lexus,
and annual production volume is 430,000 cars. Assembly line and Inspection line are visited
at the factory tour.
Suggested Study tour plans in Kitakyushu