Punching out performance
OKUTANI WIRE NETTING,MFG,CO.,LTD.
Kobe-based Okutani Wire Netting, Mfg, Co., Ltd. possesses well over a century of experience working with metal products, with roots that reach back to 1895. In the days before machines and automation, the family business was engaged in weaving metal wire by hand to create netting and mesh products such as strainers, baskets, cages and ladles, examples of which are on display in the company's Kobe showroom. Yet as the times changed, Okutani Wire Netting's literal handiwork became produced mechanically and, in 1967, the company started "metal punching," or perforated metal operations. It eventually outsourced much of its wire mesh products to original equipment manufacturers.