More than 150 years
of history devoted
to manufacturing

Driving. Cutting. Scraping. Shaving. Hammering. rchitectural edged tools and tools are held in human hands and used to perform various tasks. We have continued to manufacture the hardware that can be easily held in human hands. Our first president started by forging saws, however, from the second generation onwards, the company also assumed trading functions in wholesaling edged tools, and this evolved into our subsequent business style.

Takagi was founded in 1866. In over 150 years of Takagi’s history, we have always devoted ourselves to manufacturing. The techniques and knowledge that we have nurtured as saw smith are utilized today in developing and making tools in our manufacturing division. Moreover, our spirit and vitality as a hardware wholesaler, which began with the start of trading with overseas markets in 1910, have been inherited by our trading division.



PLANNINGMain Functions and Planning and Development


From product development to support for product introduction, we make proposals unfettered by convention!

Daily evolving technologies and tools based on asking, “Are there any new products that could sell?” and “How about popular products?”

Members of the development department visit various makers and suppliers in Japan and overseas to conduct product planning, preliminary meetings, product inspections and so on. Moreover, we develop our own original products based on information and various ideas received from business partners and sales representatives.

In addition to development work, we accompany sales representatives and take part in business negotiations with business partners to support sales of the company’s own original products, and we undertake various work areas in order to “sell good products”.

Staff member in charge of horticultural tools development,
Mr. Suzuki

I am in charge of developing gardening tools such as sickles, hoes and clippers for use in fields.

Based on a desire to develop products that make it possible to offer “activities” through “things”, we plan and propose the “Hata Cycle” (Field Cycle) brand.

We tackle our everyday tasks in the hope that we can develop the kind of products that will contribute to the satisfaction of as many customers as possible.

02Quality Control

Safe use over the long term ensures that cost performance is also good.

Concerning quality control, we spare no effort in envisaging various situations and enhancing safety to ensure that customers can use tools over the long term.

We track the safety of products through pre-shipping inspections and quality inspections, post-sale repairs and so on.

The company keeps stores of all models from the time of launch and also sells parts, enabling us to respond to customers’ inquiries with responsibility and confidence. Please feel free to consult us about the products at any time.

Staff member in charge of quality control,
Mr. Inada

I work on various tasks from repairs to packing and shipping of gardening equipment such as brush cutters and power tools such as drill drivers and so on.

I approach my job in the hope that customers can safely use Takagi’s products over the long term.

Since we handle various fields, we need to have a broad range of repair knowledge and technology. I continue to study each day in an effort to widen my own scope of work.


We design those products!

We conduct the total coordination of both our original products and products belonging to the private brands of our clients, starting from product design to package design, POP sales promotions, creation of fliers and so on.

Every day we conduct planning and design with fresh creativity while staying attuned to the latest designs that reflect the age. We will continue to shape everybody’s “I want!” while striving to make better products!

Staff member in charge of product design,
Ms. Hirahara

I work on design of all products ranging from carpenter’s tools to gardening supplies.

It is difficult to envisage products designs that everyone want from scratch, however, I gain an immense sense of achievement from developing products while incorporating the opinions of development personnel and various other members.

I will continue to conceive designs to ensure that customers keep using our products for always!

MANUFACTUREPush and pull. Overcoming differences in cutting culture

Whereas Western saws cut by pushing, sometimes forcefully, Japanese saws are made from pliant materials and cut by pulling. Due to differences in materials, the method of attaching blades, and methods of use, it was previously thought difficult to export Japanese saws and blades. We first needed to have people’s understanding of the features and merits, but…

In 1990, Takagi took part in a log cutting contest at a DIY show in Chicago, using its own brand of saw. Despite being greatly inferior to the American competitors in terms of physique, the Takagi representative won an outstanding victory in terms of both speed and cutting beauty, and in the process boosted recognition of the company.


Mr. Takahashi

Having overcome the differences in cutting culture between the West and Japan, our saws that incorporate local demands while retaining the quality of Japanese “pull saws” have come to be highly regarded in overseas markets too.

Our refined production lines and the skilled human perspective that is devoted to quality inspections combine to enhance the quality of the brand, enabling it to grow to the point where it is loved by people all over the world.

MANUFACTUREAutomation is advanced in all processes and a structure that allows efficient and stable production is established

All processes at Takagi are fully automated. We vigorously seek to evolve our technology and introduce new models, for example, original automatic machines that can change serration fineness with a single blade, automatic machines endowed with cutting-edge performance for applying ultra-thin coating and so on. We want to wow carpenters in overseas countries more and more.


Mr. Yamauchi

Four members including myself are in charge of all saw blade manufacturing processes. Based on production plans, we rearrange machines and manufacture more than 40 types of product, ranging from hobby specifications to professional specifications and including products intended for domestic use, products intended for overseas use and so on.

We implement periodic inspections to adjust any errors with specified standards and thereby maintain quality. We can fix minor troubles in the machines ourselves.

MANUFACTURETrial and error behind the development of artificial wood

“Artificial wood” is a reproducible new material that doesn’t rot, is endowed with outstanding durability, and has the texture of natural wood.

In 2004, when the concept of artificial wood (composite material of wood meal and resin) was not yet recognized in the world, we introduced an extrusion molding machine in our plant and embarked on several years of trial and error that eventually resulted in the successful commercialization of this product.

Today, we conduct business with various customers including exterior agents, building materials trading companies, house makers, and building firms throughout Japan, and artificial wood is used in general houses, commercial facilities and numerous public facilities, such as kindergartens and elderly care homes.

Despite the presence of numerous rival makers, our greatest joy is felt when customers say, “Takagi’s products are the best”, and this also motivates us to keep moving forward.


Mr. Itoh

I am mainly in charge of design and manufacturing. Since this department only has a few members, I sometimes need to perform a wide variety of tasks including proposal of product or creation of product materials, receiving and placing of orders, and shipping.

My duty is to provide perfectly complete products to customers via sales and marketing. In addition to pre-existing sales channels, our products are now adopted in the exterior industry and are used as wood deck and fence material in houses, public facilities, kindergartens and so on.

I experience the greatest joy in my work when I feel that the manufacturing department and sales and marketing department have combined to be of service to the local community.