The Japan Machinery Federation (Nihon Kikai Kogyo Rengokai, or NIKKIREN) is a nationwide organization of the Japanese machinery and engineering industry. Its membership consists of the regular members (the company members representing the leading companies in the fields of engineering and machinery manufacturing, and the association members representing industry-specific trade associations), and the supporting members.
Japan Machinery Federation : 5th floor of Kikai Shinko Kaikan, 3-5-8, Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Outline of JMF:
JMF members are leading manufacturers and trade associations that represent the following industrial areas: general machinery (machine tools, industrial machinery, etc.); electrical machinery (electrical equipment, electronics, etc.); transportation equipment (automobiles, rail cars, shipbuilding, aircraft, etc.); precision machinery (cameras, measuring equipment, etc.); machinery parts and components (gears, screws, bearings, etc.); and tool and die.
The JMF was established April 2, 1952, as a voluntary organization called the Japan Machinery Association. Its purpose was to contribute to the overall advancement of the Japanese machinery and engineering industry and, by extension, the general economy of Japan. The association’s name was changed to the Japan Machinery Federation in 1954, and the organization became a non-profit, public-service corporation in 1958. The JMF’s organizational status changed to a general incorporated association from July 1, 2011.
Establish and implement policies to promote the development of the machinery and engineering industry
Represent the desires and general views of the machinery and engineering industry to the Diet, government officials and other authorities
Undertake studies and surveys of the machinery and engineering industry
Collect and disseminate information of importance to the machinery and engineering industry
Coordinate activities with similar and related organizations, both domestic and international
Undertake public relations and related activities on behalf of the machinery and engineering industry.
To accomplish these tasks, the JMF has formed the Policy Council, standing committees, and, as necessary, special committees. Committee discussions and policy deliberations are carried out in close cooperation with the associations most affected.
Promoting the Machinery Industries and Supporting Machinery Companies:
The Japanese machinery industries are composed of 37,000 companies employing 3 million people. Shipments of manufactured goods in 2011 for companies in the machinery industries with more than 10 employees were ￥115 trillion.
In 2013, exports by the machinery industries reached ￥44 trillion, and investment in plants and equipment was ￥2.7 trillion. The machinery industries account for about 40% of total Japanese manufacturing shipments and about 60% of total Japanese manufacturing exports.
The JMF, as the comprehensive industry association of the machinery industries, is engaged in a variety of issues with the purpose of promoting the machinery industries and supporting machinery companies.