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Always with Iron and Steel for more than a century

Since its founding in 1909, Shimabun Corporation has progressed with iron and steel industry, has accumulated expertise and has built its own unique network.
We will evolve ourselves, as we did in the past, to respond to drastic changes in the world.


Corporate Profile

Corporate Name

SHIMABUN Corporation


4-2-7 Iwayanakamachi, Nada-ku, Kobe-city, Hyogo 657-0845, Japan


Chief Executive Officer
Kensuke Kitani


October 1909


August 9, 1949


65.5 million Yen

Number of employees

1,200 (As of September 30, 2017)


Telephone: +81(0)78-871-5181
Facsimile: +81(0)78-802-9524




Shimabun Kakogawa Building 4F,
1884-1 Ikeda, Onoe-cho, Kakogawa-city, Hyogo 675-0023, Japan


Telephone: +81(0)79-423-0392
Facsimile: +81(0)79-423-8380



October 1909

Founded as Shimada Shoten.

April 1933

Reorganized as Shimabun Shoten Partnership.

August 1949

Incorporated as Shimabun Industries Co., Ltd.

January 1990

Renamed Shimabun Co., Ltd.

January 1995

The Kobe Earthquake totally destroyed Shimabun's Headquarters Building, the Second Building, the annex of the Third Building, and damaged works in the Kobe area.

December 1995

Inaugurated Shimabun Kakogawa Building.

August 2003

Inaugurated new Shimabun Headquarters Building.
Renamed Shimabun Corporation.



The Shimabun Group has progressed along with our stakeholders for more than a century. As a result, we have become one of the top-class Japanese companies in the fields of following businesses:

- Recycling of iron and steel, both in terms of sales quantity and expertise
- Contracted operations, in terms of safety and labor management

Moreover, each of our group companies has achieved a unique position in its own business area. The basis for all these businesses is our focus on employees and the realization of their capacity. This focus is a part of our DNA. We will firmly maintain it as we move forward. We will make the best use of the knowledge and expertise of our employees, and we hope the result will be another 100 years of prosperity with our stakeholders.

Kensuke Kitani
Chief Executive Officer
Shimabun Corporation


SHIMABUN Corporation Headquarters; 4-2-7 Iwayanakamachi, Nada-ku, Kobe-city, Hyogo 657-0845, Japan
Telephone: +81(0)78-871-5181 Facsimile: +81(0)78-802-9524

Sales Division Shimabun Kakogawa Building 4F, 1884-1 Ikeda, Onoe-cho, Kakogawa-city, Hyogo 675-0023, Japan
Telephone: +81(0)79-423-0392 Facsimile: +81(0)79-423-8380