Company Profile

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Our company was founded in 1933 by “Hikoji Maekawa”, the grand-father of me, and since then, as a manufacturer specializing in bearings, we have focused on developing a wide range of products with the aim of contributing to the development of industries in various fields.

Since being incorporated as Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd. in 1951, we have been making efforts in “manufacturing special precision bearings that meet the needs of clients” that is inherited in the current business policy, and the technology that has been manufactured for more than 60 years now. We support special small lot production and custom-made production utilizing our know-how.

In recent years, due to the influx of overseas products led by China, many products whose quality is guaranteed by machines are on the market, but we make full use of the craftsmanship that has been passed down from the predecessor. We deliver high-quality products that can be achieved by not only machine’s performance but also professional human skills, and provide optimal solutions to clients who focus on wide-variations small-quantities production.

We will continue to study every day so that we can provide the optimum products that our domestic and overseas customers demand.

Kazuyoshi Maekawa ,CEO

Corporate philosophy

“Maekawa” is proud that our technical group with many years of experience can provide high quality products through high level processing, assembly and inspection systems. The technical know-how that has been manufacturing various types of bearings for over 60 years is utilized in our products.
Regardless of domestic or overseas, each user is satisfied with the high accuracy and quality control without complaints. On the other hand, we have been constantly striving to acquire new technologies through the development of new products and the development of new users. This accumulation of technical know-how is also passed on to young engineers through in-house training.

Company Profile

Company Name MAEKAWA BEARING MFG Co., Ltd.
Registered BrandMBS
Headquaters location1-14-3, Hiranoichimachi, Hirano-ku, Osaka, Japan,
Date of Establishment Dec 8th, 1951
Capital40,000,000 JPY
number of employees50
RepresentativeKazuyoshi Maekawa ,CEO
Business contentBall Bearing, Tapered Roller Bearing, Cylindrical Roller Bearing, Crossed Roller Bearing etc
Office & Factory■Hirano Factory(Headquaters)
1-14-3,Hiranoichimachi, Hirano-ku, Osaka, Japan
■Yao Factory
6-9-52, Miyamachi, Yao-City, Osaka, Japa
Business partner bankSumitomo-Mitsui Banking Co. (Hirano Branch)
Japan Finance Corporation (JFC)
The Shoko Chukin Bank, Ltd. (Osaka Branch)
Major ClientSumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.(SHI)
Nidec-Shimpo Corporation
Sales proportionAorund
60% domestic
40% export


Hirano Factory(Headquaters)

Yao Factory


Year 1933 Hikoji Maekawa started bearing manufacturing at his current location (by personal).
Year 1943The business was suspended due to difficulties in operations due to the recruitment of the Pacific War.
Dec, 1951 Incorporated and resumed operations. Established Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd. The capital is 3 million yen. Hiroshi Maekawa appointed as the first president Started manufacturing tapered roller bearings.
Sep, 1959 Started manufacturing Ball bearings.
Year 1960 Started production of roller bearings for crankshafts of 250㏄ motorcycle engines of HONDA.
Mar, 1963Increased capital to 12 million yen.
Year 1966With the start of Honda's four-wheel (automobile) production, production of roller bearings for engine crankshafts started (until 1973).
Jan, 1975Increased capital to 40 million yen.
Jun, 1988Started OEM supply of special taper roller bearings for SKF (-present).
Year 1988Orders for transmission parts for GM (General Motors) of the United States (-1990).
Year 1989Established a factory dedicated to turning in Kawachinagano City, Osaka Prefecture.
Year 2007Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquired 12.5% of our stock and started supplying special bearings for reduction gears.
Dec, 2009A new warehouse is set up in the site where the head office factory is laid.
Sep, 2012Obtained ISO9001 certification
Year 2014Started mass production supply of roller bearings for South Korea
Year 2018Established Yao Factory.