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What's METROL?

METROL specializes in manufacturing Precision Positioning Sensors.

More than 500000 of our Tool Setters for CNC Machine Tools have already been shipped and are used by more than 70 machine tool manufacturers located in 17 countries throughout the world.

Metrol switches were co-invented with TOYOTA for its car-manufacturing lines.

Metrol switches were developed as Ultra-precision switches which can be installed in harsh environments such as Automobile manufacturing lines where coolant and metal cuttings are present.

Used for Origin Detection in various industrial machines and medical machines such as CNC machine tools, semiconductor production equipment, microscopes for neurosurgery and disc brakes.

Our mission statement is “Contribution to our customers by cost reduction” through our suggestion for improvement of productivity and machine downsizing by choosing a right product in our lineups and customizing it to customers’ applications.

Craftsmanship that represents “Made in JAPAN”

Metrol Precision Positioning Switches are mechanical devices.

Like a Swiss mechanical watch, it is assembled from over 7000 original precision components based on skilled craftsmanship.
Over 700 kinds of products are manufactured on the production line, which, though automated, is under the control of responsible individuals.

Metrol conducts integrated quality control throughout the production, quality inspection and delivery processes within its Tokyo factory and ships the products thus manufactured to customers all over the world.


We will take care of your purchase orders.
The purchase orders are passed to our production lines immediately.


Highly trained Japanese technicians assemble sensors with responsibility.


Before shipping, all of products are inspected to an accuracy of 1/1000 mm.


Shipping from JAPAN to customers all over the world with carefully packed.

Company profile

Corporate Name Metrol Co., Ltd.
Address 1-100, Takamatsu-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-0011, JAPAN
TEL: +81 50 5558 7366
FAX: +81 42 528 1442
Established in 1976
Capital 40 million JPY
Representative President and CEO Takuji MATSUHASHI
Number of employees 115
Business activities Development, manufacture and sales of original Precision Positioning Switches
Main clients Toyota Motor Corporation,
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.,
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,
Yamazaki Mazak Corporation,
Mori Seiki Co., Ltd.,
Okuma Corporation,
DENSO Corporation,
Foxconn Electronics Inc. (World’s top-class OEM)
Web sites //www.metrol.co.jp/en/ (Corporate site)
//www.positioning.jp/ (Precision Positioning Improvement site)
//toolsensor.com (Direct sales site)

Metrol’s History of Awards

Metrol has obtained over fifty patents inside and outside JAPAN.

In addition to the Director General of the Science and Technology Agency Award, the company has been highly regarded by many other public organizations.

  • Receiving the award at the ceremony from Director General of the Science and Technology Agency.

  • Receiving the Tama Technology Award at the ceremony from President of Bank in Tokyo.

  • Receiving the Courageous Management Award at the ceremony from the President Yoshino of HONDA MOTOR.

  • 1994The Tanabe Invention Achievement Award
  • 1995The Director General of the Science and Technology Agency Award
  • 2005The Shirai Invention Achievement Award
  • 2008The Courageous Management Award in Tokyo
  • 2010The Tama Technology Award of Bank in Tokyo
  • 2012The SME IT Management Awards of the Ministry of Industry
  • 2007Approved as a Developer of New Markets in Tokyo
  • 2010Approved as an Excellent Manufacturer in Tokyo
  • 2010Approved as a Core Manufacturing Technology by the Ministry of Industry

METROL is a world-class brand

Metrol occupies the world’s No.1 share in the field of Tool Setter for CNC Machine Tools.

It has participated in expos worldwide, such as Germany, the United States, China, South Korea, India and Taiwan.
METROL is the world-class brands.

  • Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Chicago, USA
  • Hannover, GERMANY
  • Istanbul, TURKEY
  • Shanghai, CHINA
  • Taipei, TAIWAN
  • Bangalore, INDIA
  • Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
  • Bangkok, THAILAND
  • Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Press reports

Metrol has been introduced in various media including professional journals and newspapers.

Precision Positioning Switches have been spotlighted in various major Japanese mass media such as The Nikkei (newspaper), Nikkei Business (magazine), NHK (national broadcasting), etc.

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