Company Information

FUKUDA as a Metal Stylist

Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Company’s mission is to be a “Metal Stylist”, freely designing the internal structure and surface morphology of metal foils and powders to create ever thinner and finer metal materials. Fukuda is committed to the continuing exploration of materials science and contributing to the development of industry and society.

Trade Name

Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd.

Year Founded



January 10, 1935


700 million yen

Corporate Headquarters

20, Nakatomi-cho, Nishinoyama, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto 607-8305, Japan
Phone: +81-75-581-2161


Shuzo Sonoda

Number of Employees


Business Profile

Manufacturing, processing, and sales of various metal foils and metal powders


1700 Founded Izutsuya (in the Matsubara-Muromachi district of Kyoto city), a shop that handled gold and silver foils and powders
1881 Changed name of shop to Fukuda Ju Shoten
1908 Established Yamashina Factory (current head office and Kyoto Factory)
1935 Reorganized as corporation (500,000 yen capital)
1940 Changed trade name to Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd.
1986 Established Shiga Factory
1988 Increased capitalization to 700 million yen
1994 Established Suzhou Fukuda Metal Co., Ltd. (China)
2003 Established Suzhou Fukuda Hi-Tech Powder Co., Ltd. (China)
2013 Shuzo Sonoda appointed president