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History

Kamome Propeller’s Developments to the Present

Sep. 1924

  • Itawaza Foundry established to begin manufacturing ship propellers

Mar. 1961

  • CPH manual hydraulic controllable pitch propeller announced

Dec. 1961

  • CPA power-driven hydraulic controllable pitch propeller announced

Oct. 1963

  • Company name changed to Kamome Propeller Co., Ltd. and new plant built at current location in Totsuka-ku, Yokohama

Mar. 1964

  • CPE electric remote-controlled controllable pitch propeller announced

May. 1966

  • TF side thruster with fixed pitch propeller announced

Apr. 1967

  • CPR controllable pitch propeller with built-in reduction gear announced and patents obtained in five countries outside Japan

Jun. 1974

  • TC side thruster with controllable pitch propeller announced

Aug. 1976

  • CPC150 10,000-horsepower controllable pitch propeller delivered

Feb. 1979

  • CPCM developed. Small-sized controllable pitch propellers begin to be widely used

Apr. 1981

  • Skew blades adopted for controllable pitch and fixed pitch propellers

Jul. 1981

  • Announces K-7 Rudder high lift flap rudder

Jul. 1982年

  • Delivers 3000th controllable pitch propeller

Jul. 1985

  • Joystick control system - MACS developed and announced

Mar. 1987

  • TCA new-type side thruster with controllable pitch propeller announced

Aug. 1987

  • Optimum Propulsion Control System - PRO-CON21 released

Oct. 1987

  • Feathering controllable pitch propeller system developed and exported together with integrated operation control systems

Jan. 1990

  • Delivers 4,000th controllable pitch propeller

Feb. 1990

  • Omni-Thruster water jet thruster delivered

Mar. 1992

  • TFA new-type fixed pitch propeller released

Jul. 1993

  • Partnership established with Fixturlaser AB and laser precision measuring system released

Oct. 1998

  • ISO9001 certification obtained for quality management systems

Jun. 1999

  • 15,887-kilowatt (21,600-ps) controllable pitch propellers for roll-on/roll-off ships delivered

Aug. 1999

  • Optimum Propulsion Control System - PRO-COM CX-300 developed

Jun. 2000

  • DS Series side thrusters compatible with dynamic positioning systems developed

Jan. 2001

  • CPC-N improved-type controllable pitch propellers for small ships developed

Jan. 2003

  • CPC-170BF for high-speed roll-on/roll-off ships delivered

Mar. 2004

  • Hub cylinder type controllable pitch propeller developed

Apr. 2004

  • Joystick Control System - MACS-KM developed

Sep. 2004

  • TCB new-type thruster with a controllable pitch propeller released

Apr. 2006

  • Controllable pitch propellers for hybrid contra-rotating propulsion systems delivered

Feb. 2008

  • Delivers 3,000th side thruster

Oct. 2010

  • Delivers 1,000th K-7 rudder

Oct. 2012

  • Delivers 5,000th controllable pitch propeller

Dec. 2014

  • Delivers 4,000th side thruster

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In 1924, our business began in Sunamachi, Tokyo.


In 1947, Tsurumi Factory


CPH manual hydraulic controllable pitch propeller


The Dai-Gojuni Daifuku Maru is a light Round Haul Netter of 25 gross tons, equipped with Kamome’s first controllable pitch propeller.


CPA power-driven hydraulic controllable pitch propeller


Feathering-type Controllable Pitch Propellers


Optimum Propulsion Control System - PRO-COM CX-300


High Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off Ship - HIMAWARI 5


Controllable pitch propellers for hybrid contra-rotating propulsion systems


Delivers 5,000th controllable pitch propeller