“Surviving manufacturers of cutting rules in Japan”
There are seventeen manufacturers of cutting rules in the world and two of them are in Japan. Nakayama Co., Ltd. has specialized in manufacturing cutting rules since the company was established in 1937. The cutting rules were originally used in cutting dies for paper and corrugated cardboard. However, currently cutting dies are used not only for paper, but also for the protective films on smart phones, optical films for televisions, and food trays.
Their high quality cutting rules stand out among other competitors in the market. Nakayama has an advantage of having an integrated system of production from heat treatment of metals to finished product which enables production of a wide variety of products in small quantities, and to finely adjust cutting rules to meet customer’s demand.
Though it is a niche industry, Nakayama sustains stable economic growth. Their strength is their company structure which allows them to achieve the best quality, accuracy and durability of cutting rules. Which cutting rule to use is determined by the material to be cut, the shape, and the total count of die cutting.
In addition, thanks to our original machinery we assembled by ourselves, we can flexibly meet a variety of customer’s requirements such as shape and angle of the edge, hardness, thickness, and length. We’ve manufactured thousands of custom made cutting rules to meet those needs. Noticeably, we’re proud of keeping “Made in Japan” quality, which is a synonym for a high and stable quality product. Raw materials, for example, used to make our cutting rules, always meet Nakayama standards which are far tougher than JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) in all respects. When it comes to thickness, we’re working on the finest allowance in the industry. Our thorough effort to achieve high quality is what makes us stand out among other manufacturers.
Source of reference: http://www.city.osaka.lg.jp/ikuno/cmsfiles/contents/0000347/347741/nakayama.pdf
The leaflet produced by Ikuno ward office in Osaka, Japan