From agriculture and forestry to construction, Chikusui Canycom's high-quality products are getting the job done in a range of fields.
“Creating niche markets allows us to cross the boundaries beyond Japan and export increased output to overseas markets.”
Yoshimitsu Kaneyuki, President, Chikusui Canycom Inc.
Japanese firm Chikusui Canycom has built its reputation by creating high quality products in the fields of brush cutting, agriculture, construction, and forestry inspired by its surroundings in Fukuoka province.
Founded in 1948, the company has grown into an international firm with sales in over 50 countries while retaining a local feel. The development has been driven by Chikusui Canycom's focus on quality, an example of which is its radio-controlled brush cutter specialized in tilting. Deriving from Japan’s mountainous terrain, the cutter specializes in functioning on steep slopes with 40-degree gradients, while the radio-controlled transmitter allows for a communication range of up to 100 meters for 20 hours.
The company’s forestry products are centered around the mechanization of weeding and logging in afforestation, a novel approach with a focus on planting young trees. This fits into Chikusui Canycom’s overall dedication to pushing the green revolution, especially in the field of biofuels. As company president Yoshimitsu Kaneyuki says: “Biofuels are becoming necessities around the world right now.” Chikusui Canycom is focusing on introducing its machinery in areas where it can be used with biofuel crops, such as its drip irrigation systems which improves yield reliability for corn.
This is indicative of the Japanese firm's dedication to value-added products rather than mass production, as Mr. Kaneyuki explains: “Creating niche markets allows us to cross the boundaries beyond Japan and export increased output to overseas markets.”
As this expansion develops, the company will continue to recruit from the local population – offering an innovative path into the agriculture sector — and use its surroundings to inspire products that take agriculture, construction, and forestry into the future.