Promoting the Machinery Industries and Supporting Machinery Companies
The Japanese machinery industries are composed of 37,000 companies employing 3 million people. Shipments of manufactured goods in 2011 for companies in the machinery industries with more than 10 employees were ￥115 trillion. In 2013, exports by the machinery industries reached ￥44 trillion, and investment in plants and equipment was ￥2.7 trillion. The machinery industries account for about 40% of total Japanese manufacturing shipments and about 60% of total Japanese manufacturing exports.
The JMF, as the comprehensive industry association of the machinery industries, is engaged in a variety of issues with the purpose of promoting the machinery industries and supporting machinery companies.