JGMA - Japanese Gear Manufacturers Association
|Objectives and Brief story of JGMA
JGMA is the only one representative of Japanese gear and
gearing industry. The objectives of JGMA activity is to contribute to the development of
Japanese economy by promotion technical innovation, streamlining the
management and the machine renovation for gear and gearing industry in
Japan. It was organized 1938 and restarted as an incorporated body in
Activities of JGMA
- Promoting the development of Gear and Gearing Industry.
For promoting the development of gear industry, make applications and
demands to ministry of economy, trade and industry and other government
Watch the trend of domestic and foreign industries by keeping close
contact with related industrial associations, and offer information to
- Gear standards development.
Standard committee was established in 1956 as one of the committee of
technical committees and stared making JGMA standards.
The first standard "Accuracy of spur and
helical gears" was published in
1956, and 57 standards have been published up to the present some of
these JGMA standards were quoted and adopted as a JIS standard.
Standard committee is also handling JIS standards, to meet the
requirement from the industry or needs, standard committee modify some
ISO standards and make them available as JIS standards.
For improvement and advancement of gear design, R&D, manufacturing
engineering, JGMA holds technical seminars regularly. Besides the
technical seminar, JGMA holds various kinds of seminars, for instance
management, tax matters, economic forecasting etc, and plant tour to
- Market development and Public relations.
JGMA participate in JIMTOF(Japan International
Machine and Tool Fair) as
a cosponsor, and many members exhibit their products, promote business
deal and international trade at this fair.
JGMA also cosponsor the international power transmission Expo.
JGMA members exhibit their products and promote business deal at this
- International exchange
- Business mission to overseas countries
Business mission to overseas countries started in 1958, 19 missions has
visited IMTOF, leading gear companies in USA and Europe and discussed
technical matters and gathered up useful information.
- Exchange with foreign gear association "Participation to the
In 1991, AGMA brought a suit to the Department of Commerce regarding
increasing gear import from Europe and Japan, AGMA required to
investigate the influence of increasing gear import on the National
Finally, the Department of Commerce concluded that increasing
import was not a menace to the national security.
One of the reason of this suit came from the misunderstandings to real
situation of other countries.
With this happening, Eurotrans(Gear Manufacturers Association of
European countries)made a proposal to start discussion with USA and
Japan for better mutual understanding .
1st Gear Summit Meeting was held at 1993 in Germany and have been held
every 2 years since then.
JGMA participate in all Gear Summit Meeting and hosted the meeting tow
times at Japan.
Not only Europe, USA, Japan but also, Australia,
Argentina are presenting the meeting recently.
This meeting is playing an important role of promoting international
friendship and exchange.
- Activity regarding ISO
JGMA is the Japanese official council of ISO/TC60.
Our members have been participating in ISO council and bringing opinions
from the view point of Japanese gear manufacturing industry.
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