Sano (Tochigi, Japan)
Producing a wide range of special-purpose trucks at one of the largest factories in the industry
The Sano Plant is conveniently located in southwest Tochigi Prefecture, about 50 minutes outside of Tokyo by expressway. One of the largest factories for specialty vehicles in the world, the Sano Plant handles the production of a wide range of special-purpose trucks for not only the Japanese market but for regions throughout the world.
- 2 Sakae-cho, Sano, Tochigi 327-0816, Japan
- June 1970
- 233,000 square meters
- No. of employees
- Major products
- Large dump trucks, concrete mixer, detachable container systems
- ISO certification
- 9001, 14001
In addition to having some of the largest production equipment in the industry for laser work and electrodeposition devices, the Sano Plant is equipped with a production line for assembly.
The Technical Center not only develops new products incorporating the latest technology, but designs customized products.
Test Drive Course
The Sano Plant has a circular drive course to evaluated vehicle drive performance. The curved 300-meter course has dips and bumps to check their effect on the body of ShinMaywa trucks and to ensure they will perform reliably.
ShinMaywa employees have hand constructed a portable shrine for use in local festivals.