Yoshikawa's sales for the past several years have included increased percentages of storage and feeding facilities for functional ingredients and advanced technologies of various industries, regardless of field.
Examples include a rechargeable battery production facility that requires high functionality and feeding precision, a highly efficient coal-fired thermal power plant that requires long-term stable operation and high reliability, and a sewage sludge fuelization system.
Here is more evidence that the features of Circle Feeders and other Yoshikawa products, including the elimination of bridging and prevention of segregation, have been widely recognized.
This recognition is increasing overseas as well as domestically. Overseas delivery destinations of Yoshikawa products are now in over 30 countries, accounting for more than 25% of our sales.
Problems of bridging with difficult-to-discharge materials and segregation with mixed materials at storage and feeding facilities are common issues encountered around the world. The functionality of Circle Feeders offers the potential to resolve these issues, and increased overseas demand is expected.
Yoshikawa has also been successively introducing new products to the market, for which orders have been received. Such products include a high precision ultra-low rate feeder that allows feeding of 1 gram per hour, and a large tank feeder for large silos with outlet diameters exceeding 6 meters.
We are determined to respond to our customers' expectations and trust by understanding the needs of the powder industry, and by resolving each feeder-related issue our customers face through research and innovation.