Kanefusa started manufacturing cutting tools in 1896 by making the Kanefusa brand knife. Since 1896 they have developed saw blades for the automotive, heavy truck, energy, construction, wood, aluminum and paper industries. Kanefusa is a market leader in all sectors of the sawing industry and is a publicly traded company in the Japanese stock markets. Kanefusa is a pioneer in developing new technologies for the sawing industry. In the 1980s when the automotive market in Japan was looking to automate further Kanefusa developed the single use thin kerf carbide sawing cold saw blade. Since the 1980s Kanefusa has continued to develop new tooth geometries and tooth tips to improve cutting rates. As a group Kanefusa’s mentality of quality and consistency every time allows the customer to rely on the integrity of its quality saw blade after saw blade.