Hokusei distributes aluminium products, medical packages and design products. They are related to Hokusei’s hometown, Toyama, Japan.
Dr. Jokichi Takamine, the Japanese father of American biotechnology, was born in Toyama in 1854. He insisted that Toyama should have aluminium industry because Toyama has mountains, rich water, and metal masters.
Aluminium production requires a huge amount of electricity. Since Toyama has 3000 meters high mountains with heavy snow, it can generate hydroelectric power. Moreover, Toyama is a production center of cast metal and metal craftworks known for the largest output in Japan with over 400 years of the history.
As the doctor predicted, Toyama embraced aluminium industry, and a lot of aluminium companies are headquartered in Toyama. Hokusei Metal Co., Ltd. is one of them. It is an authorized distributer of Nippon Light Metal Co.,Ltd over 30 years.
Aluminium is used in pharmaceutical packages to protect medicines from moisture and light. Hokusei provides not only aluminium films to local pharmaceutical companies, but also the knowledge of aluminium to protect their products.
Toyama has 400 year history of copperware production. Hokusei has engaged in several design products over the network with companies in Toyama.