Mr. Yusuke and Keisuke Uchikoshi adressing 200 (inter-)national guests

Sankosha 40th Anniversary; Beyond

Mr. Yusuke and Keisuke Uchikoshi adressing 200 (inter-)national guests

Tokyo, september 19th some 200 (inter)national guests were invited to celebrate the 40th anniversay of Sankosha. End users, drycleaners and Sankosha dealers from all over the world came to Tokyo to see a modern facility with strealined processing and sales functions.

Entering the headquarter factory in Hachioji, a visit to the History museum is allmost inevitable. It demonstrates the role and dedication of Sankosha to the drycleaning industry over the last 40 years. In a newly decorated showroom the latest products were displayed and provided the visitors a clear overview of Sankosha productlines and state of the art and beyond. As Mr. Yusuke Uchikoshi expressed it in his opening speech Sankosha is clearly looking in to the future. “We are now proactively dealing with new productdevelopment, capital investment and in-house employee education” he told his enthousiastic audience.


Sankosha foresees drastic social and technological changes for the next decade, including futher implementation of sensor technologies and a “cashless economy” , bringing immense and positive changes to the business.

Mr. Yusuke Uchikoshi stated; “Sankosha will continue to build up a solid organization and will try to better serve customers with “Trust and Fresh Wonder & Delight” through supplying products in a humble way.”

New showroom displaying the latest state of the art products for modern finishing.


There were many warm congratualtions from the attendants, from partners which could not attend and also from Mr. Nobuyasu Igarashi Chairman of Japan Cleaning Productivity Council & Counselor of Hakuyosha Co., ltd.

“Sankosha exhibits the most innovative machines and it lures the interest of many visitors abroad. The company is recognized as a worlds highest brand and is not only to develop and sell high quality and productivity products but also to take care of the drycleaners after selling the machines for service and maintenance from the customer stand point of view” expressing his warm appreciation.

Thanks to the Uchikoshi family were also publicly expressed by the business partners from the USA and Korea being important dealers over the last decades.

Sankosha USA 25 jaar

During the ceremony the announcement was made that Mr. Wes Nelson formally has been formally appointed General Manager of Sankosha USA. This is one of the most important markets for Sankosha and the company has been active on the American market for 25 years.

Factory Tour

The visitors were guided in 5 groups to the factory and could witness the wide variety of high quality parts production Sankosha has in its own production. This is providing flexibily in meeting customer demands because the current productrange keeps increasing to meet demands from customers over the world.

The visitors were clearly impressed and discussions continued during dinner. The general believe was that advanced finishing solutions with a high productivity and quality will support future market growth and competitiveness of the textile cleaning industry. And, thats exactly were Sankosha is aiming for.

Own processing of the majority of components and parts for the highest flexibility