Surrounded by lush mountains and the clear waters of the Nagara River, the city of Mino, Gifu has enjoyed a thriving paper industry since ancient times. Daifuku Paper has been exploring the potential of special paper ever since its establishment in 1934. Guided by its basic philosophy of contributing to society by creating excellent products, the company has pushed forward with technological innovation while striving to preserve the traditional techniques that make Mino washi uniform, beautiful, and strong. We are honored that our customers are able to use our products in diverse fields ranging from industrial materials, such as adhesive tape, electrical and electronic materials, to lifestyle materials, such as clothing and cosmetics.
Going forward, we will pursue harmony with nature and increase the sophistication of our basic technologies in the pursuit of new possibilities. Through unity among all our employees, we will continue taking on the challenge of developing products for new fields.
I hope that we can continue to count on your support and patronage.
CEO, Daifuku Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd.
|NAME||DAIFUKU PAPER MFG. Co., Ltd|
|ADDRESS||422 MAENO, MINO-CITY, GIFU, 501-3716, JAPAN.|
|TEL/FAX||+81-575-33-2131 / +81-575-33-2135|
|BUSINESS||SALES, R&D, MANUFACTURING OF SPECIAL PAPER|
|ESTABLISED||JANUARY IN 1934|
|CAPITAL||54 MILLION JPY|
|NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES||100 (As of 2015.1.1)|
The Early Years
Daifuku history begins when Mr. Eisuke Matsuhisa, the founder of Daifuku introduced the first machinery made Washi into Mino area in 1934. In the early years, Daifuku had to go through very difficult time but we made gradual growth as the advantages of machinery made Washi were recognized, particularly lower cost and stable quality compared to hand made Washi. Encouraged by the growth, Daifuku aggressively expanded the business and this aggressiveness brought a solid basis for our further growth. The base papers for Mimeograph and paper thread for Nishijin Kimono are some of our products in the early years.
Shifting to Special Paper Maker
From 1942 to 1949, Daifuku was appointed as a national paper currency plant by Japanese Ministry of Finance, National Printing Bureau. In 1949, announcement of discontinuity from its Bureau impacted Daifuku’s management seriously and this led Daifuku to take the helm toward a special paper maker. Development of electronic insulating paper using mica was our first success of special paper. Boosted by this success, Daifuku completely shifted from Washi maker to special paper maker who utilizes original uniqueness of Mino Washi. Since then, Daifuku has developed wide range of special paper products for medical, cosmetics, household, architecture, food and other industrial uses, and we are now one of recognized special paper companies in Japan.
For Our Further Growth
Utilizing Mino Washi’s sole originalities, we have successfully produced a number of unique products for many years. It is not exaggeration to say that both our employees and insatiable challenging spirit in Daifuku culture are the foundation of the success. So we foster our employees and the culture for our further growth and strengthen our position as a leading special paper maker by recognizing the needs and wishes of our customers and market trend.
office and factory in 1973
|1934||Established with a capital of 50,000 yen. Constructed a plant at current location and started the operation of the Paper Machine No.1|
|1942||Operated as Ministry of Finance designated plant. Produced paper for bank note and check of the Bank of Japan until 1949|
|1945||Installed Paper Machine No.2|
|1964||Designated as a model factory of rationalization for small and middle sized companies|
|1966||Installed Paper Machine No.3|
|1973||Mr. Tatsuzo Matsuhisa became CEO and made transition to special paper maker|
|1973||Installed No.1 Paper Impregnation Machine|
|1978||Installed Paper Machine No.4|
|1982||Installed No.2 Paper Impregnation Machine|
|1991||Installed N-No.1 Paper Impregnation Machine|
|1995||Mr. Toyohiko Mizuno became CEO|
|1997||Installed No.5 Paper Machine|
|2009||Mr. Toyotaro Matsuhisa became CEO|
|2015||Installed No.3 Paper Impregnation Machine|
ISO14001 : Certified in September 2005
Our Environmental Policy
We believe that good environment produces good product. We are committed to contribute our society through not only producing high quality product but also harmonizing with our local natural environment including Nagara River. We are very much aware that our primary role and responsibility in the business operations is environmental conservation in global level. Therefore we have established following environmental policies:
- Promote reducing, recycling and reusing of waste, and enhance reduction of the natural resources and hazardous chemicals
- Improve environmental performance, and operate sustainable management system
- Meet customers’ expectation as well as legal or regulatory requirements.
- Promote environmental conservation with the local community
- Publish the environmental policy within and outside the company
ISO9001 : Certified in August 2003
Our Quality Policy
- As a special paper maker, we ensure innovating unique products and leading-edge technologies as well as improving customer satisfaction. Also we are committed to foster diverse workforce, and to strive for creating company with high profit margin.
- Innovate new products to meet customers' demands
Promote continuous quality improvement to meet customers' needs
We are actively working on 3 SDGs Goals below(12,15,17). as a SDGs promotion network member.
12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
15. LIFE ON LAND
17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
Excellent health management corporation
We are certified as “Excellent health management corporation” and working on Employee health promotion and creating a comfortable working environment.