Ashimori Industry at a Glance

Business Overview
Contribute to society by providing safety, comfort, and peace of mind
Automotive Safety Systems
Seatbelts, airbags, interior parts, others
High Performance Products
PALTEM Division
Repair and renewal of underground pipelines
Disaster Prevention Division
Fire hoses, disaster prevention materials and equipment, others
Industrial Materials Division
Synthetic ropes and belts, canvas and silica screens, others
Sales Composition Ratio
Years in Business
145 years
Founded in 1878
Markets Listed On
Standard Market, Tokyo Stock Exchange
million yen
Net Sales (Consolidated)
billion yen
Number of Overseas Manufacturing Bases (Consolidated)
Operating in seven countries
(Japan, Thailand, China, India, South Korea, Mexico, Germany)
Number of Employees (Consolidated)
2,451 people

Origin of the Name ‘Ashimori Industry’

Founder Ashimori Buhei the 10th named the company Ashimori Rope Works in 1894 after the family name. In 1944, the name was changed to Ashimori Industry Co., Ltd.
In the eighth year of operation, 1885, under Ashimori Buhei the 10th the company became the first in Japan to successfully use a machine to make cotton power transmission rope. This contributed to the modernization of the country’s spinning industry.

Left: In 1885, the company began manufacturing cotton power transmission rope. This very first factory was open air and was equipped with only a wooden rope-making machine.
Right: Photo taken in 1960, when the company moved to and built a new factory in Settsu, Osaka Prefecture, the current location of the Head Office and Osaka Plant.

Technology, Adaptability, R&D

Ashimori Industry, which began as a cotton and linen yarn merchant, has been diversifying its business activities by utilizing elemental technologies cultivated in the textile industry.
The company contributes to society through technological innovation with the aim of helping realize a safe, secure, and comfortable society.

Technologies were developed to allow a wide range of products to be made from a single fiber.

  • Technology for weaving tube shapes (fire hoses, PALTEM materials)
  • Technology for weaving belt shapes (seatbelts)
  • Technology for making rope (rope for shipping, etc.)

A History of
Realizing Numerous Japan-Firsts

Ashimori’s spirit of manufacturing first-in-Japan products has been passed on as our DNA through successive generations.
Industrial MaterialsBegins manufacturing Japan’s first cotton power transmission rope.
Disaster PreventionSucceeds in developing and begins manufacturing JET HOSE, Japan’s first latex rubber-lined fire hose.
  • ※ This revolutionized firefighting, which had mainly used hoses made of hemp.
Automotive Safety SystemsBecomes first seatbelt manufacturer in Japan to obtain JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) labeling approval.
PALTEMSucceeds in developing PALTEM, a first-in-Japan hose-lining technology, and provides this entirely made-in-Japan technology to the rest of the world.