We started as a specialized specimen manufacturer and then have expanded the scope of service into materials testing and chemical analysis. On August 1, 2015, the three group companies, Kobe Material Testing Laboratory, Co., Ltd., Minatogawa Kinzoku Test Piece Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Tsurui Chemical, Co., Ltd., were put together to make a great leap forward into a total testing, research and analysis laboratory, new Kobe Material Testing Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Based on our technology and know-how that have been accumulated for more than 70 years since our beginning in 1947, we have worked on challenges in a wide range of fields and have technically supported Japan's core industries, including aerospace, energy, automobile, and life sciences.
Increasingly competitive global markets demand that manufacturing companies enhance their technology and new product development capabilities. In accelerating technological innovation, KMTL will explore the world of materials from various aspects and contribute to development of the society by supporting your research activities.
Based on our three pillars of excellence―World-recognized quality assurance system, Integrated traceable testing system, and Independent third party laboratory, we push forward to be the world's best research support company with our mission to deliver pleasure and excitement to our customers and contribute to society by providing customers with the most reliable data in the world.
We look forward to your continuing support and cooperation.
Masaaki Tsurui, President
|Corporate Name||Kobe Material Testing Laboratory Co., Ltd.|
|Address||47-13 Niijima, Harima-cho
Kako-gun, Hyogo 675-0155
|Tel / Fax||TEL: 079-435-5010 / FAX: 079-435-5335|
|Capital||50 million yen|
|Employees||407 (as of April 2017)|
- Business Activities
Test specimen preparation
Design and manufacture of test specimens
Design and manufacture of special testing equipment
Strength testing and analysis
Metallographic examination and evaluation
Soundness/residual life evaluation of structures and members
Dispatch of engineers for research and development
Chemical and instrumental analysis
Physical properties and morphology analysis
Water control and corrosion testing for power plants
Technical Research And Development Institute (TRDI) Ministry of Defense
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)※
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)※
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)※
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)※
National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST)※
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)※
Hyogo Prefectural Institute of Technology
Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
Railway Technical Research Institute
※: National Research and Development Agency
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The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
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Institute of Nuclear Safety System, Incorporated (INSS)
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
Suzuki Motor Corporation
Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Daido Steel Co., Ltd
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
The Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc.
CHUBU Electric Power Co., Inc.
Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO)
Tohoku Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction
Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
Japan Casting & Forging Corporation (JCFC)
Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
Hitachi Zosen Corporation
Hino Motors, Ltd.
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
Honda R&D Co.,Ltd.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems,Ltd.
Hitachi Metals MMC Superalloy, Ltd.
Hitachi Power Solutions Co., Ltd.
Chiba Institute of Technology
The University of Tokyo
University of Hyogo
University of Fukui
Muroran Institute of Technology
KMTL Group contributes to the improvement of human life based on the scientific and technical knowledge.
・Respect for employees
・Emphasis on harmony
Harmony, Enterprise, Quickness, Sincerity and Gratitude
- Miniture specimen testing technology
( Machining , testing , and evaluation )
- From the local to the world
- To an universally-recognized company