250 highly skilled technicians deliver the finest Japanese quality. A total of 250 skilled technicians employed in our four domestic factories sew items for many top brands.

Factory

Miyagi Factory

The old factory was completely destroyed by a Tsunami in 2011, but operations commenced in a new factory built in February of the following year.
This is One of the most state-of-the-art factories in Japan, featuring the latest technology and equipment.

■ Lineup of items
- General cut and sewn
- Fabric cloth pants
- Fabric cloth skirts
Location: 4-2-39 Okaido-Higashi, Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture
TEL:0225-93-8230

Outline of facilities

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Process Machine type Number of units
Cutting CAD system 1
Plotter machine 1
CAM cutting machine 1
Sponging machine 1
Steric cutting machine 3
Automatic spreading machine 1
Spreading table 2
Pin insertion table 1
Sewing Lockstitch sewing machine 55
Lock sewing machine 36
3-needle sewing machine 23
Special sewing machine 16
Intermediate process ironing 11
Fusing press roller 2
Finishing, inspection Finishing iron set 5
Needle detector 1

Factory introduction

  • - We are united in our efforts while thankful that we once again have a place to work following the tsunami.
    - We will continue to deliver MADE-IN-JAPAN products from Miyagi.
  • - In the new factory, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities have been installed to improve productivity.
    - We value the spaciousness of our work place while providing maximum productions within this space.
  • - We keep a thoroughly clean environment by cleaning twice a day so as to prevent yarn waste and dust from adhering to products.
  • - We handle a wide variety of items from cut and sewn to fabric cloth, and manufacture high quality and short cycle products unique to domestic factories.

Iwate Factory

The predecessor of this factory, Iwate Sanyo Sewing, was a subsidiary of SANYO SHOKAI.
This is a “Japan quality certified factory” specializing in the production of heavy clothing and jackets including trench coats.

■ Lineup of items
- Coats
- Jackets
- One-piece
Location: 3-26-2 Osawa, Yamada-machi, Shimohei-gun, Iwate Prefecture

TEL:0193-82-5111

Outline of facilities

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Process Machine type Number of units
Cutting CREACOMPO 5
Marking plotter 2
Pattern plotter 1
CAM 1
Fusing press machine 3
Cold adhesion press machine 1
Sewing One-needle final stitching sewing machine 90
Overlock 16
Blind stich sewing machine 9
Final stitching differential up/down feed sewing machine 12
Final stitching 2-needle sewing machine 8
Iron finish table 16
Binding automatic machine 2
Final stitching unison feed sewing machine 9
Star stich sewing machine 6
Press, iron Iron flat table 6
Collar press 1
All-purpose press 1
Sleeve cap press 2
Genkotsu press 1
Human body press 1
Modular finishing machine 1
Inspection facilities Needle detector (conveyor type) 2
Needle detector (desktop) 1

Factory introduction

  • - We have specialists in each process that add value and deliver high quality products.
  • - We reliably integrate feedback information such as caution points after sample sewing for mass-production.
  • - Skilled finishing professionals finish neatly.
  • - This is a “Japan quality certified factory.

Niigata Factory

The predecessor of this factory, Niigata Sanyo Sewing, was a subsidiary of SANYO SHOKAI.
This is a “Japan quality certified factory” which can handle a wide variety of items from medium and light clothing to cut and sewn including jackets and blouses.

■ Lineup of items
- Jackets
- One-piece
- Skirts
- General cut and sewn
1383-1, Bunda, Agano City, Niigata Prefecture
TEL:0250-62-5358

Outline of facilities

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Process Machine type Number of units
Cutting CREACOMPO 4
Vertical plotter 1
Horizontal plotter 1
CAM 1
Sponging machine 3
Spreading machine 3
Fabric inspection machine 1
Hand knife 2
Sewing One-needle final stitching sewing machine 81
Differential sewing machine 16
Lock sewing machine 54
3-needle sewing machine 29
Zigzag sewing machine 4
Pattern seamer 4
Surging 5
Running stich 4
Blind stich sewing machine 1
Deep cup seaming machine 1
Other 74
Press, iron Iron vacuum table with boiler 15
Iron vacuum table 8
Collar label press machine 1
Auxiliary press machine 2
Upper sleeve press machine 1
Arm hole press machine 1
Other irons 19
Inspection facilities Belt conveyor type needle detector 2
Desktop type needle detector 1
Handy type needle detector 1
Body 30

Factory introduction

  • - This factory has many veterans as well as young factory workers, who make great efforts as a team to increase the level of technical skill.
  • - We employ a highly consistent process from sample to mass production in providing our high precision products, while paying great attention to detailed specifications.
  • - We handle a wide range of items from cut and sewn to fabric cloth jackets.
  • - We maintain high quality production while keeping in mind products unique to domestic production.

Sekikawa Factory

Sekikawa Factory specialized in men’s cut and sewn golf shirts (neckband) and polo shirts.
Later, we expanded items to ladies clothing.
The Sekikawa Factory features original sewing techniques created by the craftsmanship of experienced persons in charge of maintenance, such as modifications of sewing machines and creation of special attachments. This factory is also capable of handling unprecedented sewing specifications by creating dedicated attachments and wrappers.

■ Lineup of items
- General cut and sewn (PO, SK, PT, OP, KD)
- Combination items with fabric cloth
123-4 Shimoseki, Sekikawa-mura, Iwafune gun, Niigata Prefecture
TEL:0254-64-2261

Outline of facilities

See the separate sheets for details.

Process Machine type Number of units
Cutting CAD system 1
Plotter machine 1
Actual size marker 1
Sponging machine 1
Servo cutter 1
Steric cutting machine 3
Automatic spreading machine 1
Spreading table 2
Pin insertion table 1
Sewing Lockstitch sewing machine 77
Lock sewing machine 62
3-needle sewing machine 30
Special sewing machine 34
Intermediate process ironing 11
Fusing press roller 3
Finishing, inspection Finishing iron set 4
Needle detector 3

Factory introduction

  • - This factory has experienced skilled workers and persons with craftsmanship in charge of maintenance.
  • - This factory is equipped with various sewing machines such as special sewing machines which are no longer manufactured.
  • - This factory has multi-head embroidery machines, that allow for embroidery in factory.
    - This factory responds to quick delivery times in a low cost manner.
  • - As this factory previously sewed men’s golf shirts, the production lines demonstrate expertise at sewing shirts with collars and polo shirts.

Flow of production

Flow of production

Sponging, spreading, cutting

About sponging, spreading, cutting

- Fabric is sponged (heated and steamed) to stabilize without damaging the texture of fabric and prevents form change at the product stage.
- Clothing is spread one-by-one by automatic spreading machine while stretching wrinkles.
- This factory adopted state-of-the-art CAM technology not only for pursuit of productivity but also for cutting accuracy.
- Cutting as shown in CAD patterns cannot be imitated by manual cutting.
- For boarder and patterned cutting, fabric is spread by pin insertion and joint fixation and then carefully cut three-dimensionally.

Embroidery, sewing

About embroidery, sewing

- Sewing line of one sheet flow standing sewing machine
- There are 4 to 5 persons in one group of the cut and sewn line and 10 to 15 persons in one group of the fabric cloth line.
- Since inspection can be conducted from the first one sheet, this factory can respond to high quality and short cycles.
- In addition, this factory has embroidery machines, which allow for embroidery in the factory.
- The machining room makes machine improvements and adds special attachments in the machining room.

Inspection, finish, shipment

About inspection, finish, shipment

- Products are passed throughout the inspection process after sewing completion and checked under strict observation.
- In the finishing process, products are carefully finished one by one while adjusting the steam volume and iron temperature according to the respective product specifications.
- Products are passed through needle detectors, and can be shipped after checking for no needle mixing.

About Us

Trade name Matsumaru, INC.
Address Head Office:
AMS Bld.1F., Akasaka , Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052, Japan > MAP
TEL. +81-3-6804-3620
FAX. +81-3-6804-3621

New York Office:
60 Riverside Blvd #1705, New York, NY 10069, USA
Establishment June 1956
Capital 40 million yen
President Kiichiro Matsumaru
Business lineup Manufacture of a total lineup of clothing
Main partner companies SANYO SHOKAI Ltd., WORLD CO., LTD., Itokin Co., Ltd., Anglobal Ltd., Matsuo International Corporation, Marubeni Fashion Link, Ltd., TOMORROW LAND CO., LTD., UNITED ARROWS LTD., ITOCHU MODE PAL CO., LTD.
Member organization Tokyo Knit Fashion Association
Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Distribution Systems Research Institute

Message

Our company celebrated its 60th anniversary of business this year.

We celebrated our 60th anniversary of business this year as a total production company of clothing items. In order to follow and inherit Japanese excellent sewing techniques, we have expanded our production capacity while attracting domestic factories with technical skill into our orbit and keeping domestic production 100%. Currently, a total of 250 skilled technicians produce every type of clothing.
What we have been pursuing is to become a company which allows every one of our employees, partner companies and customers to feel satisfied. Under this management philosophy, we are thankful that our business has continued for 60 years with the support of all.
We aim to become a company that will continue to make Japan quality products supported by technical skill with a sense of pride and satisfaction.

Kiichiro Matsumaru, President