Kyokuto Australia management have worked around the world in the truck offshore oil and mining industries as diesel mechanics and engineers, and have many years of experience in this area.

Managing director Dave West has been dealing with products from Japan for the last 34 years and is well versed in the Japanese market and dealing with the differences in business culture.

Kyokuto Australia offers special purpose vehicles with a focus on bringing new technologies and ideas to various fields. 

We offer a lineup of products for specific applications in order to realise equipment improvements and significant workload savings in the front line of construction and transportation.


Kyokuto Kaihatsu has constructed well equipped production bases throughout Japan and established production systems that are closely tied to customers and communities in order to efficiently produce a broad spectrum of products and to promptly and attentively respond to the diverse needs of the customers.

They also manufacture various hydraulic equipment and machine parts; as they develop new products, it has been a great advantage to have the production technology and know-how of manufacturing functional parts, which are the heart of products.

Getting ideas from requirements of customers, markets, and times, we check up our R&D concepts from various perspectives such as design, sales, production, and services, to refine them into a development theme. Once the theme is decided, we proceed to the design to materialize the theme and the production of prototypes. To develop high quality products, we use computers to perform structural analysis and conduct many rounds of various tests on the prototypes.

“High Quality,” “High Technologies,” and “High Reliability” are keywords of Kyokuto Kaihatsu’s plan to developing products for international markets. The company plans on becoming a truly global company by offering special purpose vehicles not only from our production bases in Japan but also from overseas bases to meet the needs of various countries in the world.

Kyokuto Company History


  • Kyokuto Kaihatsu Kikai Kogyo Co.,Ltd. was established in Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, with the capital of 2.5 million yen.
  • Manufacture and sale of special purpose vehicles were started.


  • A tailgate lifter was developed.
  • Technology partnership was established with Inter Consultant
  • Company in Sweden to develop the “spherical pneumatic bulk carrier.”
  • Technology partnership was established with Challenge Cook
  • Brothers Company in the US to develop the “squeeze type concrete pump.”
  • The first concrete pump was completed.
  • The first pneumatic bulk carrier was completed.


  • The first pulverizer was delivered to a customer.
  • A refuse truck was developed.


  • The company was listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.


  • The company entered the multistory parking equipment industry.
  • The company was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • The company was designated up-listing on the First Section of the
  • Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange.
  • An underfloor retractable tailgate lifter was developed.


  • ISO14001 was obtained.
  • Kyokuto Special Automobile Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. was established.
  • Kyokuto Kaihatsu (Kunshan) Machinery Co.,Ltd. was completed.
  • NIPPON TREX Co.,Ltd. became a subsidiary.
  • By the joint development with NIPPON TREX Co.,Ltd. the first “new single-axis 20 kL aluminum tank semi-trailer” was completed.
  • Technical license agreements were signed with South Korean companies for refuse-derived fuel (RDF) manufacturing plants.


  • An electric refuse truck was developed.
  • A joint-venture company was established in India.
  • A demo line of pulverizer was installed at the Kunshan Plant (China).
  • A joint-venture company, PT. Kyokuto Indomobil Manufacturing Indonesia (manufacture) was established in Indonesia.
  • A joint-venture company, PT. Kyokuto Indomobil Distributor Indonesia (sales) was established in Indonesia.
  • Start of mega solar power business.
  • A joint-venture company was established in Thailand.

Value technology and trust, make concerted efforts to develop the company, and widely contribute to society.

Kyokuto Indonesia production plant

Kyokuto Indonesia

PT. Kyokuto Indomobil Manufacturing Indonesia

Was established as a joint venture together with a local corporation in Indonesia, the INDOMOBIL Group.

We produces special purpose
vehicles related to transportation and construction for which a huge demand is expected to come from activities such as coal transport and infrastructure improvement in Indonesia.

By taking advantage of the broad on-site sales network of the INDOMOBIL Group, we will contribute to the development of Indonesia by
providing dump trucks and concrete mixer trucks.

Kyokuto India production plant

Kyokuto India


SATRAC is the Kyokuto Kaihatsu Group's plant in India, established as a joint venture with a local corporation.

In India, a country developing remarkably, the demand for infrastructure improvement is rapidly increasing.

With the technological strengths that Kyokuto Kaihatsu has developed in Japan and the extensive sales network that SATRAC Group has established through years of business activities in India, we will provide the local market with concrete mixer trucks and dump trucks, and contribute to the development of India.

Kyokuto China production plant

Kyokuto China

Kunshan Plant (China)…Kyokuto Kaihatsu (Kunshan) Machinery Co.,Ltd.

Since its completion in 2005, our Kunshan Plant in China, which was established as the Kyokuto Kaihatsu Group's first overseas production base, has contributed to the infrastructure improvement in China and other Asian countries through the manufacture and sale of concrete mixer trucks and concrete pumps.

It is also playing an important role as a base for supplying parts to our plants in Japan, India and Indonesia, gaining more and more importance within the Kyokuto Kaihatsu Group.