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Hida Sangyo Co.,Ltd.

飛騨産業株式会社

Hida Sangyo was founded in 1920 in Hida Takayama an area in Gifu prefecture as a manufacturer of bentwood furniture. Bentwood is a technique which originated from Austria. However the craftsmen of Hida Takayama evolved and developed the technology to suit their needs. Since its founding, Hida Sangyo has been producing the “Thonet” chair which is a western styled chair and it is exported to the United States. During the post war years, the company have been developing and producing original products to meet the demands and needs of Japan’s domestic market too. In 2000, when Mr.Okada took over as president of the company, he initiated and focused on the compression technology of Japanese cedar as a new business. There is an abundance of Japanese cedar in Hida Takayama but the strength of the wood is low and it is not suitable for furniture. Hida Sangyo was able to succeed in producing a strong cedar material by using their bentwood technology. The use of technology in order to make the regional material usable has became the new strong point of the company. Currently, Hida Sangyo has more than 400 employees. Aiming to be the best wood furniture company, they have unlocked the future of wood furniture manufacturing.

1920年、飛騨産業は、曲木家具のメーカーとして、岐阜県の飛騨高山で設立された。曲木(まげき)とは、元々はオーストリアで生まれた木の加工技術だが、飛騨の職人たちは、その技術を独自に進化・発展させてきた。飛騨産業は、創業当時より、トーネット型と呼ばれる西欧椅子の生産を手がけ、アメリカへの輸出を展開。戦後は、オリジナル商品を開発し、日本国内のニーズにも応え続けてきた。2000年、現社長である岡田贊三さんの社長就任後、新たな取り組みとして、国産杉の圧縮技術に着目。杉は、飛騨高山を代表する木だが、他の木材と比べて強度が低く、家具製造には不向きとされている。しかし飛騨産業は、長年培ってきた曲木技術のノウハウを活かして、強度の高い素材を生み出すことに成功。地域に根ざした素材技術は飛騨産業の新たな強みとなった。飛騨産業の従業員は、今では400名を超える大所帯。世界一の木工メーカーを目指し、一丸となって家具づくりの未来を切り拓いている。

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