Message from the President
|Company name||Kumalift Co., Ltd.|
|Established||October 7, 1965|
|Employees||334(as of April 2017)|
|Business||Manufacture, sale, installation, and maintenance of lift equipment including elevators, dumbwaiters, welfare equipments, etc.|
|Licenses||Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism
(General Construction Contractor) Machinery and
Equipment Installation License No. 622
Osaka Labour Bureau Safety License No. 15-1, 15-2, 15-3
Ishikawa Labour Bureau License No. 9
Registered Architect Office, Tokyo Governor
Registration No. 36482
|Memberships||Japan Elevator Association
Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kansai Association of Corporate Executives
Kansai Economic Federation
Japan Business Federation
Tomoya Kumagai, President
|Major customers||Government agencies, construction or welfare related contractors and others|
|Head Office||Osaka Headquarters
1-12-20 Kyomachibori, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0003
Hon-ikeda Bldg., 3-35-9 Higashi-Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0015
1-18 Rokuchonome Nishimachi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 984-0011
1-8-18 Otemon, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 810-0074
+38 sales offices
5-26 Kokufudai, Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture 923-0061
|Facility||R&D, Technical Center
7-2-6 Saito Asagi, Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture 567-0085
|1930s||Gentaro Kumagai founds a company to pursue his development of dumbwaiters.|
|1956||The company's postwar business is restarted.|
|1965||Kumalift Co., Ltd. is established in Osaka to manufacture elevators.|
|1975||Capital is increased to JPY37.5 million.
Kumalift Engineering Laboratory Co., Ltd.
|1979||Technical tie-up with Thyssen De Reus of the Netherlands.|
|1980||Capital is increased to JPY 80 million. Kumalift develops the world's first
electronic control circuit for dumbwaiters. The company's headquarters
function is transferred to its Osaka Plant (Settsu City).
|1982||Electronic control circuits for dumbwaiters are replaced by microprocessor controllers in all models.|
|1984||A synthesized voice function is developed for a "talking dumbwaiter."
Kumalift stays ahead of the times with the launch of small elevators, with a standard model for three-story, three-generation residences.
|1985||Capital is increased to JPY100 million. New products, such as a fully automated transport mechanism combining dumbwaiter and conveyer features, are developed.|
|1986||Kumalift's installed elevators pass the 2,000-unit mark.|
|1989||In line with Ministry of Construction policy, Kumalift develops its
Aisance elevator for private residences.
The Tokyo Headquarters is established to facilitate business expansion.
|1990||Kumalift's Operations Division is transferred from the Osaka Plant to the Osaka Headquarters in Suita, Osaka Prefecture.|
|1992||Kumalift's residential elevators are certified as superior housing components (BL Label) by the Center for Better Living.|
|1994||Phase One of the Ishikawa Plant is completed.|
|1996||Kumalift's residential elevators receive ISO 9002 certification and BL Label certification as superior housing components.|
|1997||Kumalift's Administrative Division is transferred from the Osaka Plant to Nishi-ku, Osaka as the Osaka Headquarters function.|
|1998||Kumalift's elevators and welfare facility lifts receive ISO 9002 certification. Launch of Jiyuuseikatsu straight rail seated stairlift.|
|1999||All Kumalift products (excluding OEM products) receive ISO 9001 certification. Launch of Jiyuuseikatsu outside curved-rail seated stairlift.|
|2001||Launch of Jiyuuseikatsu inside curved-rail seated stairlift.|
|2002||Launch of Jiyuuseikatsu outdoor seated stairlift.|
|2003||Phase Two of the Ishikawa Plant is completed. Launch of Jiyuuseikatsu narrow gauge straight-rail seated stairlift.|
|2005||Launch of a new Kumapet unit-type dumbwaiter with optional automatic cart door and curved-corner cart floor.|
|2006||House of Happiness is completed in Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Kumalift develops a freight elevator that does not require a machinery compartment. Kumalift Corporation is established.
|2008||Launch of a next-generation dumbwaiter with revised design and easy-operation features.|
|2009||Launch of Jiyuuseikatsu seated stairlift with an even more compact, minimum-gauge rail (improved curved-rail type) and the world's first lift up/down feature.|
|2013||Launch of Jiyuuseikatsu seated stairlift for installation on outdoor curved stairways (outdoor curved rail). R&D and Technical Centers are established at Saito, Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture. Kumalift Engineering Laboratory Co., Ltd. is transferred to R&D Center.|
|2014||Kumalift Co., Ltd. and Kumalift Engineering Laboratory Co., Ltd. merge. Kumalift Co., Ltd. and Kumalift Corporation merge.|
|2015||It became a member company of a group of SECOM Co., Ltd.|
|2017||Merger of Kumalift Co., Ltd. and Kumagai Industry Co., Ltd.|