Japanese cutting tool supplier Osaka Kohki becomes Cominix

May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018

Japanese cutting tool supplier Osaka Kohki becomes Cominix

Cominix supplies a wide range of cutting tools and wear resistant parts


Cutting tool technology company Osaka Kohki Co Ltd, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, has been renamed Cominix Co Ltd following a recent rebranding exercise. The company is said to be a leader for cutting tool technology in the Japanese market, and provides solutions for companies in the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries.

According to a report by South China Morning Post., the company is keen to work with suppliers in both developed and new markets, offering new solutions as well as the traditional solutions which it has been providing to companies such as Toyota and Nissan since the 1940s.

Cominix stated that the solutions it offers combine innovations from around the world, and that it will continue to draw on the knowledge of a number of manufacturers of cutting and wear-resistant tools, optical products and related accessories. In 2016, the company opened opened a technological laboratory in Japan to enhance its development of new customer solutions.

Shigemasa Yanagawa, President and Representative Director of Cominix, stated, “We find the best products from around the world. We have close relations with our customers, know their needs and pick out the best available products in places such as Germany, South Korea, United States, Israel, Switzerland, Sweden, and of course, here in Japan.”

Cominix has bases in six Asian countries as well as an established presence in Mexico and the US. According to the company, it expects to add five more branches to its network of offices and facilities over the next few years. The company’s Japanese facilities are said to employ roughly two-hundred employees, creating solutions with new materials such as carbides and ceramics as well as new applications for hard metals and alloys.

“We focus on creating cutting tools that improve our customers’ productivity,” added Yanagawa. “They find our solutions appealing because we provide products that are affordable and last a long time. We are the No. 1 company in Japan in cutting tool technology because we are trustworthy. Our goal is to expand further overseas so that we can contribute more to society.”


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