Howa Machinery, Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of machine tools, electronic machines, sweepers and road rollers, windows and doors, and firearms. Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Machine Tools, Firearms, Special Equipment Vehicles, Construction Materials, Real Estate Lease, Domestic Sales, and Others. The Machine Tools segment handles the production of machining centers, special machines, and pneumatic and hydraulic machines. The Firearms segment provides rifles, mortars, and hunting rifles. The Special Equipment Vehicles segment offers road sweeping vehicles, industrial cleaning machines, and automatic floor cleaning machines. The Construction Materials segment produces sound proof sash and doors, belt line sash, and waterproof plates. The Real Estate Lease segment covers the lease of lands and buildings. The Domestic Sales segment sells iron and steel. The Others segment includes the business of its subsidiary Chunichi Transportation Co., Ltd. The company was founded on February 9, 1907 and is headquartered in Kiyosu, Japan.