Industry

Traditional manufacturing industry making breakthroughs

In this area*, whose core industry is manufacture industry, numerous major manufacturers including Mazda Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Hiroshima Machinery Works and their suppliers are located, and the area has traditionally been a leading center of advanced technology. Hiroshima-style manufacturing, underpinned by proprietary technologies, gives birth to breakthroughs such as Mazda Motor Corporation's "SKYACTIV-X" new generation engine.
Manufactured product shipment values in 2013 reached a total value of approximately 5,968.7 billion yen, with transport machinery and equipment such as automobiles accounting for the largest share of 34% (approximately 2,003.1 billion yen).
Manufactured product shipment values in 2013 reached a total value of approximately 5,968.7 billion yen, with transport machinery and equipment such as automobiles accounting for the largest share of 34% (approximately 2,003.1 billion yen).

*In this area
Hiroshima Regional Urban Area, covering a roughly 60 km radius from the center of Hiroshima City, comprises 24 towns and cities linked by deep ties of economy and lifestyle, stretching from Mihara City in Hiroshima Prefecture in the east to Yanai City in Yamaguchi Prefecture in the west.

Place where universities and schools that nurture people and support innovation gather

Home to numerous educational institutions including 23 universities and 65 vocational schools, this area turns out a diverse array of human resources.
Universities and schools that have science and technological faculties nurture human resources in the science and technological fields, while their research and development activities support corporate innovation.

Unique and top-ranking corporations are gathering in Hiroshima!

Mazda Motor Corporation

CX-8 fitted with the SKYACTIV-D engine

Realizing amazing fuel economy!

"SKYACTIV-X" for compression ignition of gasoline.
This next generation engine combines the outstanding output of gasoline engines with the excellent fuel economy of diesel engines.

Kumahira Co., Ltd.

No. 1 share in vaults market for financial institutions

Asukanet Co., Ltd.

New technology! Forming images in empty spaces

The "ASKA 3D plate", which is a display device that has succeeded in forming still and moving images in empty spaces, can make the ultimate eye-catching images.

Otafuku Sauce Co., Ltd.

No.1 producer of Okonomiyaki sauce

The Otafuku okonomi-sauce was painstakingly elaborated in close collaboration with professional okonomiyaki chefs. Its unique thickness, mellow umami and sweetness from vegetables and fruits are the professional ingenuity for making okonomiyaki taste delicious.

Calbee, Inc.

No. 1 share in snacks market

The first company in Japan to manufacture cubic rice crackers from wheat flour. Calbee, which has the No. 1 share in Japan in the snacks market such as Jagariko and others, was originally founded in Hiroshima.

Molten Corporation

No.1 share in Japanese atheletic balls market

Applying the technology fostered through athletic ball manufacturing to automotive parts and healthcare equipment. Technologies are leveraged in air mattresses for preventing bedsores and handrails for assisting everyday life and so on.

Hakuhodo Company, Limited

Top maker (production volume and sales) of cosmetic brushes in Japan

SATAKE CORPORATION

No. 1 global share in rice milling machine market.

Satake manufactures and markets a wide range of food processing machinery, mainly for rice, wheat, and corn.

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Iwakuni-Ohtake Works

Japan’s first petrochemical complex.
Largest production center of raw materials for PET bottles in Japan

TOYO KOATSU Co., Ltd

Ultra-high-pressure conversion of foods into liquid

It offers systems that easily and safely realize the ultra-high-pressure environment found at ocean depths of 10,000 m or more. It has the top share in the supercritical systems market in Japan. Ultra-high pressure can be used to turn food materials into liquid form.

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