Muromoto Tekko Co.Ltd, the Japan based pneumatic,
hand tools manufacturing company is set to market
its product in India.
Tekko Co. Ltd., a leading Japanese pneumatic
hand tools manufacturing company based in Osaka,
with an annual turnover of Yen 3.5 billion (approx.
30 million US dollars or Rs.150 crores) is ready
to introduce its products in the Indian market.
The company plans to market their Nile brand
of pneumatic tools and Merry brand
of hand tools, which are quite well-known in Japan
and are being widely used by leading Japanese
automotive and white good manufacturers like Toyota,
Honda, Suzuki, Sony, Sharp, Matsushita, Sanyo,
etc. in India. Muromoto Tekko would be marketing
its products through Pune based Arihan Trades
Pvt. Limited. The company plans to have a
strong network of dealers all over India, to look
after the sales and service of all Muromoto Tekko
company products, by the end of this year.
Muromoto Tekko is a pioneer in cutting blades
technology and most of the products are based
on this technology giving a leading edge to its
products. Popular in Japan, East Asian and European
countries. The company has, until now, never ventured
into marketing any of its products directly in
India. "We are confident that the introduction
of our tools in India will greatly enhance productivity
and improve quality of end products," asserted
Osamu Muromoto, President of Muromoto Tekko Co.
Muromoto Tekko Co. Ltd. introduced Merry brand
of hand tools in 1927 and since then continuous
improvements have been made to provide innovative
technology, patented hand tools to Japanese and
other Asian countries, and now the Indian industries.
The range of Merry tools include Cable cutters,
Plastic cutting nipper tools, heat nippers, special
innovative application pliers, palm grip cutters,
plastic duct cutters, conduit pipe cutters and
Plica tube cutters to name a few.
company has been manufacturing Nile pneumatic
tools since 1967 and their Nile power cutter (Nipper)
is an extremely popular product. There are no
limitations for Nipper applications. The Nipper
can cut metals like copper, steel, besides soft
and hard plastics. The Nipper can also be used
in wire lugs for crimping, punching, wire bending
and other various innovative applications by just
changing the blades. According to Mr.Muromoto,
Indian design engineers can design various automation
products and systems for all types of cutting
automation, which, in his opinion, would boost
automation in India in the field of cutting technology.
Besides Nippers (Power Cutters), Muromito Tekko,
are also popular in the Electrical industry. The
Pneumatic Cable stripper concept is new to the
Indian industry. Different types of single, shielded,
multi-core, flat and two-stage cables can be stripped,
using these power cutters and their blades are
designed to suit the respective cable application.
The pneumatic cable stripper helps boost the productivity
of the electrical industry and provide a constant
strip length, without damaging the conductors,
thus enhancing the quality. The Air twister twists
the stripped cable to enable easy insertion in
lugs or terminals. Earlier methods use hand pliers,
which is time consuming. The Wire Twister twists
the two separate wires together, which makes it
an extremely effective tool for applications like
manufacture of wire harnesses, and also for the
electrical industry in general, for all types
of wire applications.
innovative power tool is the One-shot hammer developed
specially for Japanese automobile manufacturers.
The tool can be used to insert bushings, bearings,
collars, pins, oil seals etc. in engine assemblies,
thereby increasing productivity and minimizing
noise pollution. Air shears is another useful
product to cut thin metal sheets, plastic plates
etc. The Heavy-duty air saw is used to cut 6 mm,
9 mm steel and 30 mm plastics. The File-saw combination
is used to achieve both cutting and filing operations,
with the same tool.
Says, Mr. Moromito optimistically, "We hope
that both our Nile power tools and Merry hand
tools will play an important role in the Indian
industry and result in increasing productivity
as well as quality.
Arhan Trades Pvt. Ltd, K-59-60, Arhan, Madhavshree
Society, Ganeshmala Sinaghad Road, Pune-411030.
By Rahul Surkund
Pics- Courtesy- Arhan Trades Pvt. Ltd.