History

1893

Kintaro Kitamura founded Kitamura Machine Works in Sumida Ward, Tokyo (the company’s present location). Around 1897, at the request of Tsuruhiko Yoshikawa of Seikosha, an affiliate of Hattori Watch Company (SEIKO), started manufacturing watch machinery exclusively for Seikosha, but business was temporarily halted when factory burned down during World War II air raid on March 9, 1944.

1949

After being burned down, company separated from Seikosha and made new start under management of Takashi Kitamura.

1951

Takashi Kitamura, third President, established Kitamura Machine Works Limited.

1954

▼ Belt-driven lathe No. 3

his54

1955

▼Three-axis fan-type milling machine

his55

1957

Reorganized company as Kitamura Machine Works Co., Ltd. and increased capital.
▼Automatic Swiss-type screw machine

his57

1958

▼Single-axis fan-type milling machine

his58-1

▼Single-axis fan-type milling machine

his58-2

1959

▼Single-axis slitting machine

his59

1963

▼Cam marking machine

his63-1

▼Cam finishing machine

his63-2

1965

▼Simple direct-coupled bench lathe No.3

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1967

Established Miyagi Factory in Miyagi prefecture and increased production.

1970

Increased capital. Started manufacturing automatic precision lathe [HP-20].
▼HP-20

hp-20

1972

Started manufacturing automatic turret lathe [HM-80T].
▼HM-80T

HM-80T

1973

Started manufacturing automatic precision multiple thread screw cutting machine [KZ-2000] and automatic precision lathe [HP-250].
▼KZ-2000

KZ-2000

▼HP-250

HP-250

1974

Started manufacturing automatic precision lathe with automatic screw cutter [HP-20S]/[HP-250S]
▼HP-20S

HP-20S

▼HP-250S

HP-250S

1975

Started manufacturing automatic turret lathe [KT-25]/ [HP-160]
▼KT-25

KT-25

▼HP-160

HP-160

1977

Started manufacturing automatic multiple thread screw cutting machine [KZ-2200]. Opened new hydraulic assembly factory.
▼KZ-2200

KZ-2200

1978

Started manufacturing automatic precision lathe [HP-200].
▼HP-200

HP-200

1979

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC lathe [KNC-100F].
▼KNC-100F

KNC-100F

1982

Started manufacturing precision bench lathe [KL-25] and precision compact CNC lathe [KNC-150F]/[KNC-50F].
▼KL-25

KL-25

▼KNC-150F

KNC-150F

▼KNC-50F

KNC-50F

1983

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC turret lathe [TX-80].
▼TX-80

TX-80

1986

Started manufacturing precision super-compact CNC lathe [KNC-20F].
▼KNC-20F

KNC-20F

1988

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC lathe [KNC-50FS]/[KNC-100FR].
▼KNC-50FS

KNC-50FS

▼KNC-100FR

KNC-100FR

1990

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC turret lathe [TX-90/90D].
▼TX-90

TX-90

1993

Started manufacturing precision super-compact CNC lathe [KNC-201].
▼KNC-201

KNC-201

1994

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC turret lathe [TX-70].
▼TX-70

TX-70

1995

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC lathe [KNC-30 Series] and small type high precision CNC horizontal hole machine [KNC-303].
▼KNC-30Series

KNC-30Series

▼KNC-303

KNC-303

1996

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC lathe [KNC-50FA] and compact CNC multiple thread screw cutting lathe [MSB-100].
▼KNC-50FA

KNC-50FA

▼MSB-100

MSB-100

1997

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC lathe [KNC-100FA] and compact Small type high precision CNC vertical hole machine [KNC-403].
▼KNC-100FA

KNC-100FA

▼KMC-403

KMC-403

Started manufacturing precision compact two-spindle CNC lathe [KNC-500T Series].
▼KNC-500Series

KNC-500Series

2000

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC Multiple turret lathe [TX-250Y/YS/YT]/[TX-120/120D].
▼TX-250Series

TX-250Series</

▼TX-120Series

TX-120Series

2002

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC lathe [KNC-100G].
▼KNC-100G

KNC-100G

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC turret lathe [TX-75].
▼TX-75

TX-75

2003

Started manufacturing precision super-compact CNC lathe [KNC-202]/[KNC-20G].
▼KNC-202

KNC-202

▼KNC-20G

KNC-20G

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC lathe [KNC-50G].
▼KNC-50G

KNC-50G

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC Multiple turret lathe [TX-75D].
▼TX-75D

TX-75D

2004

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC lathe [KNC-30G].
▼KNC-30G

KNC-30G

2006

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC turret lathe [TX-75Y].

2008

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC turret lathe [TX-85].

2010

Started manufacturing CNC internal grinder[KGI-100N].
Started manufacturing High Frequency Spindle[Series KHFS].
▼Series KHFS

Series KHFS

2012

Started manufacturing precision compact CNC lathe [KNC-300W].
Started manufacturing CNC lathe internal grinder[KGI-20N].
▼KGI-20N

KGI-20N

Started manufacturing CNC multiple thread screw cutting lathe [MSB-100].