Our History

Yamamoto: 100 Years of History


Established. Began manufacturing and selling mulberry cutting machines for silk production.

mulberry cutting machines


Created a cylinder-type machine for cutting straw and wood. Recognized for our contributions to livestock farmers.

a cylinder-type machine


Became the leading manufacturer of grain dryers.
Produced batch-type circulating grain dryers with a capacity of 900–30,000 kg.

batch-type circulating grain dryers


Began selling a combination-type rice milling machine combining abrasive and friction functions with 600–8,000 kg/hour capacity.

combination-type rice milling machine


Increased our focus on environmental sustainability, developing the “High Melter” Styrofoam melter and Pellet Stove.

High Melter


A national dealer meeting was held in Japan to commemorate the company’s 75th anniversary.
Entered the country elevator business with Stir-Drying Depot, a cumulative-stir and drying storage system.

75th anniversary logo


Completed our first rice milling model plant in Hebei Province, China.
A ceremony was held to commemorate the company’s 80th anniversary.

80th anniversary logo


Celebrated the 90th anniversary of our founding. Established Yamamoto Machine (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. and began production in China.

90th anniversary logo


Opened Suzhou Mizuho Machinery Co., Ltd. Technical alliance with Fowler Westrup (India) in the field of rice milling.

Suzhou Mizuho Machinery Co., Ltd.


Celebrated the 100th anniversary of our founding. Released two machines; the RE-E2000, a large styrofoam volume reduction machine, and the “OU” wood pellet stove.

100th anniversary logo RE-E2000, “OU”


Refreshed our corporate identity with a new logo, logotype, and uniform. Released the RE-E2000, a large EPS volume reduction machine.

a new logo

Trial and Error in the Long-Grain Market

The requirements for equipment in the long-grain market are very different from that of the short-grain market that we have experienced for over a century in Japan.

We first started selling dryers for long grains in the Philippines in 2011. We had failed to calibrate the durability of our components to the different usage conditions.

This led to many instances where we could not demonstrate a high milling recovery rate and low power consumption.

We learned the hard way that our knowledge of the drying process for long grains was insufficient, which we deeply regret.

Old parts worn out due to drying long grains

Learning from these mistakes, we have since taken the time to regularly visit our customers to understand their usage conditions, grain characteristics, and the ongoing challenges they face.

The insights gained from listening to our customers have since been reflected in our products. We are happy to say that our customers in recent years have given us very favorable feedback on the performance, reliability, and usability of our machines.

Contact Us

Page Top