Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd.

 Non-ferrous Metals

Okayama Prefecture

~Approx. 100% Domestic Share for Fixed Pitch Propellers for Ships~

Established in 2009

Corporate Strengths

Nakashima Propeller, the core of the Nakashima Group which draws on the history of Nakashima Foundry established in 1926, is the world’s top manufacturer of marine propulsion equipment. We focus on a build-to-order approach. In 2015, we received the Prime Minister’s Award at the Monozukuri Japan Awards for the development of propellers using new materials.

Unique, Best-Selling Products and Services

■ Marine propulsion equipment (fixed pitch propellers)(Domestic share: Approx. 100%, Global share: Approx. 30%)

We use a combination of digital technology and highly skilled craftsmen who can use sand to create a casting mold without a model, and who can find errors of only 1/100th of 1 mm simply by touch during the finishing process, to manufacture propellers that are customized according to each customer’s needs. We have manufactured approximately 1 million propellers for ships of varying size, from diameters of 18 cm to about 10 m.

Appeal to New Graduates/Mid-Career Recruits

We will continue to face new challenges while aiming to create new and optimum products. We are looking for people who like to build things and enjoy taking on new challenges. We also welcome people who are active and have a global perspective. We strive to cultivate good employees by providing support for self-development correspondence courses and in-house language courses (English, Chinese).

  • Side thruster used when a ship is departing or docking


  • Manufacturing propellers larger than 10 m in diameter

Company profile

Address 688-1, Joto-Kitagata, Higashi-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
TEL (086)279-5111
Capital ¥100 million
Number of employees 421
Sales ¥21.600 billion
Main overseas locations the Philippines, Vietnam, China, Singapore
Hiring foreigners 2 foreigners hired in the past, willing to hire more

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