History of "Monozukuri" (Manufacturing)

Refuse Transfer Station Systems

1974

In the latter half of the 1960s, when the economic growth started a downward trend, Kawanishi Motor Service (predecessor of the Special Purpose Truck Division) which produced various types of special purpose trucks, struggled to find measures to expand their growth while considering "is it possible to realize efficient transportation by combining the functions of products." Under such a situation, Kawanishi Motor Service paid attention to the waste problem which started to intensify along with the development of society, and established the concept of a new product "refuse transfer station" which connected the "collection" and "transportation," and started research prior to the competitors.

  • 1974 Constructed a model plant of a "refuse transfer station" in the Development Center (former name)

    A "compactor" equipped with a waste compression function to be the core of a transfer station was developed, by the technical collaboration with a French company, and a model plant was constructed. The "refuse collection and transport system" was started as the foundation of the current Refuse Transfer Station System in combination with the refuse collector "Speed Pack," and the newly developed detachable truck body, etc. After about five years since the establishment of the concept, sales activities started with a lineup of four patterns, including the "Refuse Transfer Station System (transfer station method)," "refuse collection and transport system for buildings" and other systems.

    1974
  • "Refuse collection and transport system" captured the top share

    As a result of increasing the number of deliveries after the start of sales activities and developing sales channels, the recognition level of the "refuse collection and transport system" improved. Especially, the "refuse disposal facility" which served as the foundation of the "refuse collection and transport system for buildings" captured the top share in the industry.

    First 'Refuse Collecting and Transporting System' in a building delivered in 1976
    First "Refuse Collecting and Transporting System" in a building delivered in 1976
  • 1979 Completed Refuse Transfer Station System for the Kyoto Prefecture Jonan Sanitary Control Association

    Achieving both power savings and safety by promoting automation of the system using the hydraulic pressure technology gained through the manufacturing of special purpose trucks for "compactors" introduced from Europe, enabled fine control which could not easily be performed by people. Moreover, the first "Refuse Transfer Station System" was delivered to the Kyoto Prefecture Jonan Sanitary Control Association, including a "compactor and containers" used for household waste, which was modified and developed according to the characteristics of the waste in Japan (high water content).

    1979
  • Active advancement into overseas markets

    In 1984, among the "refuse collection and transport systems," the transfer station method particularly grew until it captured 60% of the market share, due to its high performance and the abundant variations of the product. Accordingly, the environment business became independent from the Special Purpose Truck Division in 1993. Advancement into overseas markets was also paid attention to with the aim of gaining stable sales, and the company advanced into Southeast Asia.

  • 1999 Delivered Refuse Transfer Station System to Jakarta, Indonesia

    This is the first system to be delivered overseas. This station adopted a semi-trailer container system targeting the treatment of city waste (waste discharged from households), which connects semi-trailers with loaded containers to a compactor to dump the waste.

    1999
  • 2002 Completed Refuse Transfer Station System in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    This station achieved success as a business taking advantage of the results in Jakarta. A semi-trailer container system was also used in this station, targeting the treatment of city waste.

    2002
  • 2009 Received order for Refuse Transfer Station System from Shanghai, China

    The size of this Refuse Transfer Station was of the largest ever for our company. This station adopted a precompression system, which precompresses waste into a block shape in a compactor, and then dumps into a container.

    Wenzaobang Refuse Transfer Station
    Wenzaobang Refuse Transfer Station
    Xupu Refuse Transfer Station
    Xupu Refuse Transfer Station
  • Contributes to the problem solving of the Japanese society

    While steadily gaining business results in the Asian region, refuse transfer station systems which respond to the advanced broadening of the waste disposal stations due to the integration and abolition caused by the decrease in the population and rural flight are also required in Japan.

  • 2015 Completed Tono Relay Center

    This center handles the waste of a very large area which includes three cities and one town in Iwate prefecture. This center adopted a walking floor and drum method, which allowed for a compact size building to be built on the site, by keeping the height of the system lower.

    2015

In the future

In response to social issues, such as labor shortages accompanying the decrease in the population, low birthrate and longevity, our company aims to provide more efficient refuse transfer station systems, which realize labor savings, including operation.

In the future

In response to social issues, such as labor shortages accompanying the decrease in the population, low birthrate and longevity, our company aims to provide more efficient refuse transfer station systems, which realize labor savings, including operation.

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