President’s Message

DJA President Hyakudo

Our mission is to contribute to North American manufacturing using production know-how and our vast global network.

For more than 40 years, we have been providing equipment to U.S. customers in various industries, including factory automation, plastics and battery, through the worldwide resources of the DJK group network. Together with the DJK global network, we offer diverse industry knowledge and insight into a variety of manufacturing technologies.

As a trading company, we can assist our customers with everything from determining the right target market to building a plant in an Asian country. We also export U.S. industrial equipment to Japan and other Asian markets.

DAIICHI JITSUGYO (AMERICA), INC. (DJA) is a unique trading company. Our uniqueness comes from our pioneering spirit. We are not afraid to challenge existing systems as we explore new frontiers. We are flexible enough to learn new technologies and we have the company culture and resources to ensure success.

As the world changes, the U.S. manufacturing industry will face many challenges. We believe that the manufacturing process must adapt to market changes for U.S. manufacturing to not only survive, but to thrive. By providing up-to-date total manufacturing solutions through our unique capabilities, we are able to support our customers in this changing world.

We are here to support our customers using hard work, an innovative spirit, vast resources and the DJK global network.

Tadashi Hyakudo

About Us

DJA is a production technology based trading company with a global network of connections, customers and vendors which facilitate the global purchase, sale and service of various manufacturing equipment, machineries and even machinery plants.

Our Mission

To provide facilities, machineries, equipment and production technologies to our customers (manufacturers) in the U.S.A, Canada, Mexico and South America, including Brazil. Our goal is to create opportunities for U.S. customers and vendors to expand overseas through our global network.

We consult with customers and propose the best equipment and services to match their needs. We gather production and machine technology information in consideration of the quality, performance, cost, energy efficiency and environmental friendliness from our network of global resources.

Our Activities

Core Competence

Our people, with a wide range of technology knowledge, who are capable of consulting customers about the equipment and machineries they need.

DJA DAIICHI JITSUGYO (AMERICA), INC. Headquarters, Wood Dale, Illinois, building exterior
DJA DAIICHI JITSUGYO (AMERICA), INC. Headquarters, Wood Dale, Illinois, building interior
DJA DAIICHI JITSUGYO (AMERICA), INC. Headquarters, Wood Dale, Illinois, building interior, waiting area
DJA DAIICHI JITSUGYO (AMERICA), INC. Headquarters, Wood Dale, Illinois, building interior, offices


Aug. 1948 Our parent company Daiichi Jitsugyo Co. Ltd. (DJK) founded in Tokyo, Japan
Apr. 1968 Establishment of New York Office
Apr. 1972 Founding of DAIICHI JITSUGYO (AMERICA), INC.
Apr. 1974 Establishment of Chicago Office (Currently Head Office of DAIICHI JITSUGYO (AMERICA), INC.)
Oct. 1974 Establishment of Houston Office
Jan. 1976 Establishment of Los Angeles Office (Currently Closed)
Dec. 2001 Establishment of San Diego Office (Currently Closed)
Jul. 2004 Establishment of Knoxville Office
Jun. 2005 Founding of DJK GLOBAL MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V.
Dec. 2006 Establishment of Phoenix Office (Currently Closed)
Oct. 2010 Establishment of the Energy Equipment Solutions Division
Dec. 2015 New Technical Center at Headquarters