NACHI-FUJIKOSHI CORP was founded in the city Toyama in 1928. Kohki Imura, The founder, named the company FUJIKOSHI in order to give concrete expression to his creed that self sufficiency in machine tool supply is indispensable to Japan’s economic prosperity.
The NACHI brand name comes from “KUMANO-NACHI-TAISHA” The Grand Shrine, that is origin of Japan. It Expresses entrepreneurial will. In 1929 Emperor Showa made a tour of the Kansai district to inspect industries as part of the encouragement of domestic production and personally inspected FUJIKOSHI hacksaw blade that was on display as an example of an outstanding domestic product at the Osaka Prefectural Office.
Overjoyed at the honor of entertaining the Emperor’s special attention, Kohki Imura decided the name to his product “NACHI” after the name of latest naval cruiser to be made in Japan, the very same vessel that the emperor was sailing on for his tour.
FUJIKOSHI, in the early days of Showa was still a fledgling machine tool supplier. For Imura, “NACHI” was the word that best identified FUJIKOSHI products with the dignity of the Emperor.