Corporate Profile

Company name MOTODA GIKEN Co., Ltd.
Addresses Tokyo headquarters
633-10 Katakuramachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, 192-0914,Japan
TEL: +81-42-683-1282
FAX : +81-42-683-1286

Kagoshima plant
1237 Kedoincho-Imuta, Satsumasendai-shi,Kagoshima Prefecture,
TEL: +81-996-31-8009
FAX : +81-996-31-8008

Customer service
TEL: +81-42-683-1226
E-mail : mg-support@motoda-giken.co.jp

Representative Managing Director: Kimiyuki Motoda
Founded in November 2000
Capital JPY 10 million
Business description Load-handling work balancer research, product development, design, manufacturing,sales

Message from the President

Our goal is for MOTODA GIKEN to be a company
that both our customers and employees are glad they chose

We want to help resolve the problems of people working at job sites. This wish inspired us to start developing and manufacturing Yman balancers more than 50 years ago, and we currently employ an integrated production approach, including everything from design to the purchasing of raw materials, processing, painting, assembly, and electrical control.

Our Yman balancers are essential at job sites where heavy goods are handled, because they make it possible to freely handle all kinds of heavy goods, including lifting, clamping, and rotating them.

Yman balancers also make it possible for one person to easily move heavy goods that once required the effort of several people, including truck bumpers, airplane tires, electric-train wheels, and iron roll materials. This leads to increased work efficiency and labor saving while eliminating the burden of exerting physical strength, so that women and elderly people can also successfully contribute on-site. In short, our products can effectively resolve on-site problems.

We provide people-friendly Yman balancers
that respond to all kinds of needs

The specifications and performance of Yman balancers differ depending on each customer’s industry and the heavy goods they handle, and the associated needs are wide-ranging as well.

We strive to respond to these needs as much as possible through customization. We create different products for each customer according to their needs, which means that our products are made-to-order. Our small elite team of engineers enables us to achieve a flexible production system, and we utilize the strengths of the system to provide people-friendly Yman balancers designed to resolve various types of problems.

An uncompromising commitment to quality motivated
by our gratitude for our customers

Our motto is to not only create products that are durable enough to be used for many years but also to repair machines no matter how old they are. We are sometimes asked to do maintenance work on products that are 35 years old, and we even order electrical parts from overseas to handle repairs.

In addition to the ease of use of our machines, we are highly regarded for the above stance, and the majority of our customers end up being repeat customers who use our company’s products for many years.

For me, it’s always deeply moving to see that one of our products has undergone maintenance repeatedly so that it can be continuously used over the years. Our commitment to sparing no effort to provide uncompromising quality in response to the needs of our customers is an expression of our gratitude to them.

In addition, because the majority of our customers are major companies—including auto manufacturers, airline companies, and railway companies—if one of our company’s Yman balancers stops operating, it can result in not only a burden on affected workers but also an effect on the Japanese economy. Perhaps it sounds like an exaggeration, but our daily efforts are driven by a strong sense of responsibility and passion stemming from this belief.

We want to pursue the satisfaction of our customers
and the happiness of our employees

As the representative of this company, even as I consider my customers, I feel a strong sense of responsibility for my employees. I want to make sure that our company is one that can bring happiness to employees and their families.

I take pride in the fact that our company is attractive to people who like manufacturing. I’m confident that such people would find the work environment here rewarding, because they can enjoy helping us come up with new designs for every situation and create something different.

I hope that we can continue to be a company that employees are glad to work at and that manufactures products our customers are truly satisfied with.

Kimiyuki Motoda
Managing Director

Corporate Philosophy

MOTODA provides people-friendly balancers.

MOTODA GIKEN is a specialized manufacturer of load-handling work balancers. Our main lines of business are the research, product development, design, manufacturing, and sales of load-handling balancers. We strive to provide evolved balancers and safe, easy-to-use equipment offering inertial control and high-speed control.

Corporate History

April 1969 Developed and commercialized the cylindrical-coordinate-type arm crane Yman.
April 1972 Received the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Enterprise Agency No. 495
Letter of Recommendation for New Domestically Produced Technology for the material handling robot Yman.
December 1991 Commercialized the personal crane MOTOMU.
November 2000 Established MOTODA GIKEN COMPANY. Inherited Yman manufacturing, sales, and maintenance business.
June 2003 Switched the Yman torque motor to the servo motor type.
November 2019 Change of Tradename MOTODA GIKEN Co.,Ltd.
December 2019 Head office relocated to Shinjuku and opening East Japan Service Center in Hachioji.
September 2021 Head office relocated in Hachioji-shi,Tokyo.


Through health-oriented management, we will promote and keep our employees as well as their families’ mind and body healthy.
We pledge to create equal job opportunities and work conditions for all the employees regardless of age, sex, nationality and race.
We will promote to hire, train and sustain independent, creative and versatile human resources.