Matex supplies a wide variety of planetary gear reducers/increasers/transmissions and electric actuators.


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Company Name Matex Co., Ltd.
Address 1-125 Mizukoshi Yao-city, Osaka, 581-0856, Japan
Founded 1921
Capital 8.88 million JPY (Individual)
1.03 billion JPY (Matex Group)
Sales 1.62 billion JPY (March, 2022)
Number of Employees 60(Domestic) 
960 (Matex Group)
Main Bank MUFG Bank, Ltd. (Yao Branch)
President・CEO Toshiaki MATOBA
Business 1) Development, production, and sales of electric actuators for home appliances, vehicles, industrial facilities, health equipment devises, etc.
2) Development, production, and sales of planetary gear reducers.
3) Precision injection molding and designing, manufacturing, and sales of injection molds.
4) Management of factories in Laguna, Philippines and Wuxi, China.


1921 Matoba Shokai Ltd. founded by the founder Jinjiro Matoba
Production of celluloid bicycle frame pumps started
1926 Production system for frame pumps revised for exclusive export around the world
1937 Sales of steel balls started
1948 Company trademark registered as "MATEX"
1955 Plastic injection molding machines installed
Production and sales of commercial precision parts and household goods made of nylon resin started
From then on till the present date, all kinds of hearable and malleable resins handled
1972 R&D into planetary gear module systems started.
From then on, various industrial patents acquired
1973 Company renamed "Matex Co., Ltd." Yao Factory(Current Osaka 1st Factory) opened
1976 Sales of planetary gear module systems started
1983 Tokyo Branch opened
1990 Matex built an additional reinforced two-story warehouse with fireproof cabinets for molds with a storage capacity of 1,000 molds in the site of Yao factory.
1996 Philippines Plant (in Laguna) inagurated as Matex's first mass-production base abroad.
1997 Headquarters moved and centralized in Yao Plant.
2001 ISO9001 obtained
2002 Toshiaki MATOBA assumed the position of the 5th president.
2004 Philippines No.3 Plant completed.
WUXI MATEX PRECISION CO., LTD. started in Jiangsu Province as the second overseas production base.
Precision Part Development Dept. initiated
2010 ISO14001 obtained
2016 IATF16949:2016 obtained in Wuxi plant in China.
2018 ISO 9001 and 14001 :2015 obtained.
2019 Announced a precision reduction gear for robots jointly developed with Sumitomo Heavy Industries,Ltd.
2020 100th anniversary of company's founding.
Expanded Osaka Second Factory to the adjacent land.

Matex featured on Yomimuri TV program ‛BEAT~Jidai no Kodo'

Matex was featured and broadcasted on June 23, 2019 in Yomiuri TV program ‛BEAT-Jidai no Kodo~′ which introduces the ‘Only One’ company in Kansai.
*Japanese sub title ”Jidai no Kodo” means “Heart beat of Era” and this words make people imagine “Challenge to new Era”.

The video is available from the URL below. (The program is in Japanese only.)


Accompanying H.E.Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Toshiaki MATOBA, our president and CEO, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Rodrigo R. Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines on January 12, 2017.

Our President and CEO Mr. Toshiaki MATOBA paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Rodrigo R. Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines as a member of the official delegation accompanying Japanese Prime Minister H.E.Mr. Shinzo Abe on January 12, 2017.

At the Malacanang Palace, he attended the Japan-Philippines Economic Conference as well as the Welcome Reception hosted by President Mr. Duterte. On January 13, Mr. MATOBA arrived Davao City, the birthplace of President Mr. Duterte, by government aircraft and met local business leaders to discuss and exchange views and enhance the relationship.

Mr. MATOBA (second from left) with H.E. Mr. Shinzo and H.E. Mr. Rodrigo R. Duterte at the Malacanang Palace

Mr. MATOBA (right in the front row) with H.E. Mr. Shinzo and H.E. Mr. Rodrigo R. Duterte in Davao City.