Started in Ohkawa, Japan
Founded in 2010 in Ohkawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture, well known for being the largest furniture production area in Japan. Concentrating various suppliers from timber providers, woodworking machinery, hardware and furniture manufacturers.
Amocc was established by succeeding a local factory with over 50 years in bespoke furniture for public and commercial facilities, and therefore having long experience in manufacturing furniture.
Factory in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
In 2012, three key members of Amocc moved to Vietnam, in order to set-up a production line over there.
Two years later, in 2014, Amocc successfully set-up its own factory.
Rapidly expending, in 2020, the factory now counts 10,000 square meters, employ about 120 Vietnamese craftsmen for manufacturing.
What We Do
materials & know - how
At Amocc, a 3D modeling department of about 30 people supports product planning and new development. From your hand drawing, shape and details specifications such as wood and fabric selection, we build-up your product in 3D.
We have developed our own 3D simulation application called “R.Design”, based on a real time rendering technology. This makes development process much more efficient and helps our clients to visualize their product before it comes to real life.
CAD & Mockup Production
When all the details of a product have been approved, then our team creates all the technical drawings that are necessary to ensure the production. These drawings are then transferred to our sample team, in charge to create the first prototype. Working hand by hand, these two teams proceed to the adjustments when requested by the client, and update all the data until it goes to final production line.
We don't rely on CNC too much. We use many single-function machines for wood processing. It is possible to produce various curves even with a single-function machine by creating a dedicated jig for each design. Accumulation of jig manufacturing know-how is one of Amocc's strengths.
Over the years, Amocc has developed strong expertise in upholstery and set-up a high skilled sewing division. Since 2017, this team is led by Mr. Yuzuru Koike (Former Chairman of the Tokyo Upholstery Association, Honored as a 'Master Craftsmen' in Japan).
In order to take advantage of the natural texture of wood, we make our urethane coating as thin as possible. We also propose oil finishing.
Solid paint can also be done. Applying 3 or 5 layers’ paint film, we then adjust color and grain, then finish it in antique style. Any specific color can be created with the cooperation of our paint supplier.
We can offer many different finishing based on customer's request.
As many items are based on a mix-material such as solid wood and metal, Amocc can also manage iron elements. Shaping of iron pieces is outsourced to another supplier, but the final finishing is made in-house, except for special finishing requiring specific machines such as plating. The picture below shows a painted finish that intentionally roughens the surface in order to create an antique aspect.
加工バリエーション (Rattan and Cord Weavingの例）
Knitting of natural or synthetic fibers such as rattan or cord can also be handled in house.
Hand knitted on the back and/or the seat, any specific request regarding patterns, tensions, and seams can be made.
加工バリエーション (Ratten webbingの例）
In addition to rattan knitting, requests for rattan finishing are increasing year by year.
To maximize the natural beauty and strength of the material, raw rattan requires many different treatments. The expertise, know-how and hard work of many small scale artisans makes the beauty and the quality of such elements.
Products featuring natural or artificial stones, such as marble and granite stone, can also be done, thanks to our local partners.
We have released marble table tops and fiber stone planters for many customers over the past years .
How We Work
5S is a workplace organization method based on 5 japanese key Words:
Seiri (organizing), seiton (tidy), seisō (cleaning), seiketsu (clean), and shitsuke (discipline)
Five elements to maintain high quality standards and efficiency in work.
Keeping everything organized and ready to use sounds really basic and easy, but in fact is really challenging. It took us five years to establish such process in house.
Gantt Chart Management
In order to get a clear overview on how many products must be done, which parts are getting processed, how many steps remain, avoid bottleneck, anticipate overtime when necessary, to prevent rush of work just before the delivery deadline, while contributing to the improvement of the products’ quality, we are using a Gantt chart system developed in-house to update the production plan daily.
Compliance with Global Formaldehyde Emission Standards
Here at Amocc, we are very particular with the materials that we choose to work with. All of the products we work with clear Japan’s and Europe’s highest standard (F****/SE0).
Over 70% of the materials we use are walnut, white oak, and ash which we import from IOWA, U.S.A.
While we could choose less expensive sources for our timber materials, we have consciously chosen to avoid countries which lack responsible forestry management practices and countries where irresponsible logging practices might occur.
When deciding on where to source our materials, we looked carefully for foresting companies with long-term vision and who were engaging in responsible logging and reforestation practices.
We have chosen to use solid wood over other materials as it is both appealing in itself, but is also reflective of traditional Japanese aesthetic styles.