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Fumiharu Masuda
Chairman
of Japan Bakery and
Confectionery Machinery
Manufacturers' Association
Greetings
JBCM (Japan Bakery and Confectionery Machinery Manufacturers' Association) was originated from the former Tokyo Bakery Machinery Research Society organized in 1950 with interested manufacturers in Tokyo and Yokohama Districts and then started in 1962 as an organization representing the bakery and confectionery machinery industry in Japan under the name of Japan Bakery and Confectionery Machinery Manufacturers' Cooperative Association established by a coalition of leading manufacturers throughout Japan.

Then, in order to respond to a demand for bakery and confectionery products that arose at the dawn of abundant dietary life, through the aggressive work on research and development of bakery and confectionery machinery for 54 years since established, or for 66 years from the start of the activities JBCM has steadily grown to have 121 member manufacturers occupying 90% of the total share of the industry and has established a firm position in the Japan Bakery and Confectionery Machinery Industry.

In the meantime, the first show exclusive for bakery and confectionery machinery was held in March 1971 for the purpose of displaying the latest results of the members'research and development in machinery to make further mutual improvement in technical development and exploitation of a demand in the market. This show named as MOBAC, which is an abbreviation for Machinery Of Bakery And Confectionery, was continuously held in Tokyo and Osaka alternately and the 24th MOBAC SHOW 2015 was successfully completed in Februar‚™ with more than 35,000 visitors. MOBAC SHOW has now come to be highly evaluated as an international show for bakery and confectionery related industry showing the latest technological standards and an updated trend in development of machinery.

Also in 1995, for further energization of activities and creation of a modern image, the Cooperative Association was renamed as Japan Bakery and Confectionery Machinery Manufacturers' Association and since then JBCM has been making every effort to provide wide interchange and cooperation with respective related industries as users that surround the bakery and confectionery industry to further develop and heighten the bakery and confectionery machinery industry.

JBCM as an internationally recognized organization, in response to a further progress in both domestic and overseas borderless movement expected in the new centrury, will continuously develop its positive activities to meet the expectation from both overseas and domestic industries.