Information on Kowa

KOWA SEIKI (Translated from the Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, second edition. "the Awareness of Perfection in Precision Tools")

The beginning of KOWA SEIKI LTD. dates back to June of 1952 in the Shiba-Tamachi district of Tokyo, for the purpose of the manufacturing and sales of machinery and precision tools primarily for use within the automotive industry in Japan.

In November of 1956, KOWA SEIKI established it's first contract with the HONDA MOTOR CO. to manufacture and sell the special tools that were needed by the first HONDA Motorcycle dealers in Japan. To this day HONDA and KOWA SEIKI engineers still meet on an on-going basis for the design and development of special tools for all of HONDA Worldwide products.

In the years to come, KOWA SEIKI's reputation as a supplier of high quality precision hand and measuring tools grew. 1964 marked KOWA SEIKI's recognition by the Japan Automotive Machine Service Equipment Association, and continues to be an important member of this organization.

In mid 1965, Kowa Seiki received from the Minister of Transportation, approval for its line of automotive inspection tools for sale to dealer and repair shops in Japan.

Growth for KOWA SEIKI continued to expand in sales of special tools for such companies as TOYO KOGYO CO., Ltd. (MAZDA MOTOR COMPANY) starting in October 1966, KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. IN 1972 and SUZUKI MOTOR COMPANY in 1973. YAMAHA MOTOR CO., Ltd. followed in 1977.

Over this span of years, Sales/Engineering Offices were established in Nagoya, Kyushu, Tohoku, Hiroshima, Japan. Most recently in 1998, a new office was established in Thailand. A second manufacturing plant was opened in 1979, in Sanjo, Japan.

The Los Angeles (America Kowa Seiki) division opened in 1980 to facilitate several of the large OEM customers in America, and in 1997 introduced its Aftermarket product line (Kowa Tools) of Common & Specialty Motorcycle tools to North and South America, Europe, and Africa.

Today, KOWA TOOLS are being distributed in Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Australia, Canada and the United States. The company's emphasis is, and will continue to be a Motorcycle (Powersports) tool provider. While hand tools help to create the business, America Kowa Seiki is looking more to the future to the advancement into diagnostic tools and equipment. Its goal is to be the providing leader of new tools and tech-knowledge for Powersports equipment.

The name KOWA TOOLS will always be synonymous with Motorcycle tools.

America Kowa Seiki
800-824-9655

3551 Voyager St. Suite 101
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone 562 407 5860
Fax 562 407 5870

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America Kowa Seiki
800-824-9655

3551 Voyager St. Suite 101
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone 562 407 5860
Fax 562 407 5870