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Company data

  • Established


  • Paid in capital

    30 million yen

  • President

    Hiroyuki Ueda

  • Our Business

    Various train cast iron brake shoes, various train composition brake shoes, various train increase adhesive brake shoes, various wheel tread fix unit (emery shoe), sales and manufacture of other related products.


  • Head office・Factory

    2-10-19 Tomobuchicho, Osaka Miyakojimaku, Osaka
    Phone : +81-6-6921-2971  FAX : +81-6-6921-2975

  • Tokyo Office

    The second Hiramori Bldg. 7F, 8-1-2 NishiGotanda, Shinagawaku Tokyo
    Phone : +81-3-6417-9980  FAX : +81-3-6417-9985

  • Okayama Office

    338 Okuchokitashima, Setouchi, Okayama
    Phone : +81-869-24-1222  FAX : +81-869-24-1223

  • Sanda Office

    501-66 Fukushima,Sanda,Hyogo
    Phone : +81-79-558-8920  FAX : +81-79-558-8930

Main customers

  • Hokkaido Railway Company
  • East Japan Railway Company
  • Central Japan Railway Company
  • West Japan Railway Company
  • Shikoku Railway Company
  • Kyushu Railway Company
  • Japan Freight Railway Company
  • Keikyu Corporation
  • Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd
  • Keio Corporation
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd
  • Bureau of Transportation Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Nagoya Railroad Co.,Ltd
  • Kintetsu Railway Co., Ltd
  • Hankyu Corporation
  • Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd
  • Osaka Metro Co., Ltd
  • Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd
  • Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd
  • Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd
  • Japan Transport Engineering Company
  • The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd
  • more over one hundred companies.

Members of the following associations

  • Japan Railway Rolling Stock and Machinery Association
  • Tatsudo Koyu Kai
  • Kotsu Dotoku Kyokai
  • The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Company History

  • 1910 We became established as a small pig iron and casting company.
  • 1910

    Saichiro Ueda established the company as a pig iron and casting company in 1 doshincho, Kitaku Osaka.

  • 1923 We started our factory.
  • 1923

    Moved to Nakazaki, Kitaku Osaka, Started to use our brake shoe the Hankyu Corporation after that we became a brake shoe factory for trains.

  • 1931~1987 Ueda Sa Foundry to Ueda Brakes.
  • 1931

    Relocated to current location to expand the factory.

  • 1943

    It was designated as a casting factory for trains by Ministry of commerce and Industry.

  • 1946

    Became a Ueda company organization the president was Giichi Ueda.

  • 1949

    Developed the Ueda Original brake shoe.

  • 1957

    Built a composition brake shoe department.

  • 1959

    Developed high phosphorus cast iron brake shoe.

  • 1962

    Composition brake shoe was first exported to West Germany from Japan.

  • 1963

    Won the Japan Invention prize.

  • 1964

    Japanese Bullet Train adopted the increased adhesion abrasion block.
    Giichi Ueda( former chairman ) won the Yellow Ribbon medal.

  • 1965

    Build a new office with laboratories of full-size-brake-tester.

  • 1970

    Researched and developed special cast iron brake shoe (US Light).

  • 1971

    Adapted the shell mold process at the factory and installed an assembly line.

  • 1972

    Established Ueda brakes sales department.
    Start selling special iron brake shoe.
    Former president won the Order of the Rising Sun prize.

  • 1974

    Installed the machines which adhesive power.
    Built Tokyo office.
    Received the commendation from Japan National Railways Bullet train Department.

  • 1975

    Japan National Railway adopted the endurance snow composition brake shoe.

  • 1978

    Installed the disk brake testing machine.
    Won the National Invention award.

  • 1980

    Developed the increase adhesive brake shoe.

  • 1982

    Japan National Railway adopted the special cast iron brake shoe (US Light).

  • 1983

    Renovated the first factory and made automatic cast iron assembly line.

  • 1984

    Developed the he braking force distribution brake shoe.

  • 1987

    Ueda Sa Foundry to Ueda Brakes. Developed the special cast iron brake shoe 120km/h for high speed vehicles (four types).

  • 1989 Built a new factory in Okayama and later expanded it.
  • 1989

    Installed the high frequency electric furnace and the machine of spectroscopic analyzer.
    Each Japan Rail company adopted increase adhesive brake shoe.

  • 1990

    Developed special cast iron brake shoe(US Light) for 130km/h and increase adhesive brake shoe.

  • 1991

    Developed and adopted the water resistant brake shoe.
    The Bullet train Nozomi300 adopted the increase adhesive abrasion block U1-type.

  • 1993

    Started developing disk brake lining.

  • 1994

    Built new composition equipment at Okayama.(Okayama Factory)

  • 1996

    Implemented disk brake lining.
    Won the Osaka City’s Small and Medium Enterprise Efficient Factory.

  • 2001

    Expanded Okayama office to make new casting equipment.)

  • 2005

    All offices and factories were certified ISO9001:2000// 2005

  • 2005

    Installed the new high speed rotation tester.

  • 2007

    The Bullet train NozomiN700 adopted the increase adhesive abrasion block A1-type.
    Did construction work on the Okayama Factory.
    Constructed the new full size testing machines and a building for development.

  • 2009

    Introduce the X-ray- Fluorescence spectrometer to improve quality.

  • 2016

    Established Sanda Office.


~ Pride in Ueda Breaks. ~
We consider our customers.

Quality Policy.

We solve problems and ourselves in costumer’s position, provide relief and skills through our product.

Regarding Certificate ISO.

All offices and factories are certified ISO 9001:2015 to every customer’s needs.

  • Registration date.

    March 11th 2005

  • Registration number


  • Registration company

    Ueda brakes.

  • Registration standard

    ISO 9001:2015

  • Registration range

    The train brake shoe. The cast iron brake shoe. The increase adhesive abrasion unit. Design, development and manufacture of other related products.

  • Related offices

    Okayama office. Sanda office. Tokyo office. Ueda Company Ltd. U-tech- Corporation.

  • Registration authority