The Yamabiko Corporation was formed with the merger of Kioritz Corporation and Shindaiwa Corporation. Founded after WWII, both companies have more than 50 years’ experience serving similar businesses.
Kioritz Corporation started by manufacturing agricultural machinery such as engine powered dusters and mist blowers. It then expanded its business into serving the tree maintenance and landscaping/gardening segments. Shindaiwa Corporation initially manufactured electrical and industrial products before moving into the landscaping and gardening sectors.
Yamabiko is one of the few manufacturers in its industry that produces most key components in-house or through affiliated companies. Its factories operate with an environmental conscience and strive to continually produce environment-friendly products for global use.
Yamabiko Corporation sources its products from three factories in Japan – Yokosuka, Morioka and Hiroshima – and also from Illinois, U.S.A. and Shenzhen, P.R.C. All the companys factories follow the same quality standards and systems needed to manufacture the highest quality products.
Yokosuka plant houses the foundry department where key components for Shindaiwa products are prepared and processed.
The Morioka plant manufactures other key components for Shindaiwa products. It is Yamabiko’s largest assembly plant in Japan and also manufactures agricultural machinery for the home market.
Among other things, the Hiroshima plant specialises in producing the Shindaiwa trimmer and brushcutter drive train. This plant is playing an increasingly important role in pushing the company forward.
The plant in Illinois, U.S.A. is the largest assembly plant of the entire Yamabiko group. It not only assembles outdoor power equipment but also makes a large number of plastic components for Shindaiwa products.
The Shenzhen factory is a relatively new plant for Yamabiko and is rapidly becoming one of the key assembly plants for Shindaiwa products. It is certified for ISO9000 and operates to exactly the same exacting standards as the other Yamabiko plants.