Oita Virtual International Trade Show

Company Name: MINAMI Co., Ltd. Japan

Type of Business: Manufacturing
Type of Products: Secondary Concrete Products

Exhibition Product A Grass-stopping blocks
Grass-stopping blocks
Grass-stopping blocks
Secondary Concrete Products
Apron Blocks, Frames
Selling Point(s)
The weeds which grow between the edge of the road and the footpath spoil the scenery of a town and reduce the width of footpaths.
The unique design of Minami's "Grass stopping blocks" markedly inhibit the spread of weeds and therefore, without question, improves the look of footpaths and have gained popularity with pedestrians.
People-friendly blocks for a new generation.
Grass-stopping blocks are designed to be used at the junction between asphalt and footpaths and have a key-like foot which stretches under the asphalt. The width of the junction is increased and the heat from the sun markedly inhibits the growth of weeds.

Exhibition Product B Minami Kokomo (Grass cutting operation hazard prevention device)
Minami Kokomo (Grass cutting operation hazard prevention device)
Minami Kokomo (Grass cutting operation hazard prevention device)
For use with guardrails (Diameter 114.3mm,139.8mm)
For use on slopes and with guard pipes(Diameter 60.5mm,76.3mm)
Selling Point(s)
Up to now the posts of guard rails have been a problem while cutting grass as the blade of grass cutters scrape against them, making dangerous for operators. However, by placing Minami Kokomo around the posts they act as hazard prevention and it is possible to complete grass cutting safely.
To prevent grass cutters from scraping the posts, Minami Kokomo are tapered and as they are made in two halves they are simple to install on existing guard rails.
The durability of Minami Kokomo is also unrivaled and they contribute to cost reduction.

Exhibition Product C Advancement (Fully automated lifting machinery)
Advancement (Fully automated lifting machinery)
Advancement (Fully automated lifting machinery)
Iron and Steel
For use with drain manholes, Hume concrete pipes and steel pipes, model L retaining walls and for drains and frames on slopes.
Selling Point(s)
Up to now wire etc. has been used for the purpose of suspension which is not only time consuming, but also very dangerous. Our product however uses the principles of gravity and levers in a practical way and has the capability of suspending heavy objects safely.
Furthermore, the mounting process is fully automated, with heavy objects being raised in an instant and mounting only taking 2 or 3 seconds with next to no chance of failure. The machinery is aimed at 7 different types of hanging loads and can also be used for lifting, especially as a hoist, or ceiling crane etc. and is excellent for use inside factories.

Business Profile

We are involved in the manufacturing and sale of secondary concrete products.
It was founded in June 1929 and in August 1959 the Minami Concrete Manufacturing Factory was established. In August 1988 Notsu Transportation Ltd. purchased the company and Kunio Yakushinji regained the office as a representative director. The name was changed to Minami Co. Ltd in August 1991.
We develop specially patented goods such as Minami Kokomo, grass stopping blocks and MBF gutters which assist in reducing power and labor which in fact help to beautify the environment. Efforts are being concentrated on manufacturing and selling original goods.

Business Summary
Year Established 1929
Capital JP 10,000,000 Yen
Annual Sales JP 1,000,000,000 Yen(1999 Accounting period)
Number of Employees 45
Number of Factories 1
Name of Bank Oita Bank
Company President(CEO) Kunio Yakushinji

Contact Details
Address 3700 Nagakawahara, Kamihetsugi, Oita City
Telephone Number +81-97-544-8909
FAX Number +81-97-545-3624
E-mail Address minami01@minami-y.co.jp
Web-site Address http://www.minami-y.co.jp

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