History of Momoi Fishing Net


Alongside the development of the
world’s fishing industry.

The Earth is a planet of water.
We are all citizens of this blue planet and we all depend on the continued abundance of natural resources provided by its oceans.
In order to share these resources with people all over the globe,
MOMOI continues to play an active role in the global marketplace.

Since our founding in 1905 we have continuously developed revolutionary fishing materials that have allowed our customers to respond to the rapid progress of the fishing industry.In 1951, we added various synthetic fibres, such as nylon, to the list of materials from which we make our nets. In 1967 we began in-house production of our own nylon monofilament, and in 1970, our triple knotted fishing net defined a new era of modern fishing.

Our philosophy has always been to develop alongside the fishing industry, turning our attention to the world market to promote our overseas strategies. We have expanded our operations to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and now have 3 production centres around the world, building a worldwide sales network. The world’s fishing industry is at a major turning point.

For the future of the fishing industry, to efficiently utilise the precious world fishing resources, we continue to work on product development with new materials for products in the following fields: fishing nets, fishing gear, sports fishing, and continue to develop as a world-class fishing gear manufacturer.

With the goal of contributing to the development of the fishing industry, we look to grasp a global outlook for the future of the fishing industry. We continue to secure the development of fishery food resources to feed the world, and renew our company as a “Momoi” of the world, who will continue to take on the challenge of further leaping forward in the industry.


One stop speedy support,
deepening the network with our customers

Integrated production, from extruding monofilament to netting production.
We produce stable high quality products.

Momoi Fishing Net is a pioneer company in the development and production of synthetic fibre fishing nets.
In 1951, for the first time in the world, we used synthetic fibre to make fishing net material, which achieved durability that can not be obtained with twisted yarn using conventional hemp or cotton threads.
With our innovations, the name MOMOI FISHING NET spread to fishermen around the world.

In 1952, we acquired a patent for our unique mixed-twisted yarn, Marlon.
We created the foundation of today’s fishing nets.
Our triple knot patent keeps the knots in place even in the knitting process making it easy to repair and longer lasting.

New fishing net technology was born from Momoi Fishing Net.

A strong network that consistently supports you, from manufacturing to sales

Our factory is one of the few manufacturers in the world that are engaged in the production of fishing nets on an integrated production line, from monofilament production, spinning, knitting (weaving), to dyeing and finishing.

The Momoi team continues to maintain a high level of experience and know-how, delivering the most suitable fishing net products to our customers in a timely manner.

In terms of sales, we have our own direct global network, and strive to follow up on the ever-changing needs of the market.

Continuous Product Development

Based on understanding user needs, we are eager to accumulate chemical technology, and production control know-how.
These are the main points that show that we produce stable and high quality fishing nets and why users continue to use MOMOI FISHING NET products for a long time.


Momoi will fulfil its mission as a member of the earth.

Our company has been making efforts on global environmental issues since the beginning. We have conducted research and worked on what we could do to give back.
To this day, we will continue to promote efforts to reduce the environmental burden in order to pass on the abundant resources of the earth to the next generation.

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Loss reduction & recycling

MOMOI are pursuing the reduction of manufacturing loss, and the effective use of losses that have been unavoidably generated. We are applying the process of recycling by reusing our manufacturing loss as our raw materials.

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Water reuse

MOMOI takes pride as a company involved in water. We reuse the water from the manufacturing process by chemically purifying it to a very high level.

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Making eco-friendly materials

MOMOI conducts research on new raw materials that will lead to a reduction in our environmental impact.


Extensive lineup of fishing gear, focusing on fishing nets and fishing lines

From fishing, aquaculture, sport fishing, agriculture and land materials, MOMOI will meet your needs.



Overseas Factories

Momoi Fishing Net currently has overseas production factories in Mexico and Indonesia.

●Mexico, Productora Nacional de Redes S.A. de C.V. (PRONARESA)
●Indonesia, PT. Indoneptune Net Manufacturing

These factories are top-level fishing net manufacturers wholly owned by Momoi.

Japanese factory production system

From the 1950's, shortly after the birth of synthetic fibres, we started production of nylon monofilament in Ako City, Hyogo Prefecture, where we were founded. Since then, we have been working on the production of our fishing lines.

From the 1950's, shortly after the birth of synthetic fibres, we started production of nylon monofilament in Ako City, Hyogo Prefecture, where we were founded. Since then, we have been working on the production of our fishing lines.

MOMOI’s accumulated knowledge, and technology from our failures and successes is greatly utilised in our line manufacturing, leading to the trust from our customers.

Ako Factory (Ako City in Hyogo Pref.)

Indonesian Factory

Mexican Factory

Global Sales Strategy

Since the 1940’s, MOMOI has been actively developing its international position in Canada and the United States of America, and has been exploring ways to export its products.

MOMOI foresaw that fisheries and fishing would become an extremely important industry across the world, and that the key to success would depend on the advancement of fishing nets and other fishing equipment.

In 1947, our company name was changed to Momoi Fishing Net Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Four years later, in 1951, we re-entered the export market after the war ended. Since then, we have been steadily advancing our global strategy.

After that, we changed our strategy from exporting, to developing overseas sales centres.
In 1957, we established Momoi Company Inc., our California, USA based sales centre.

With its revolutionary fishing nets made of synthetic fibre, the company took its first step toward overseas expansion in the postwar period.

Since then, we have expanded our representative offices in Germany, Canada, Chile, and France, as well as production and sales bases in Thailand, Taiwan, Panama, Malaysia, Peru, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and China, expanding the name of MOMOI on a global scale. It has penetrated the world.

Countries and regions where we have had business:

[European market]

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta Republic, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

[African Market]

Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, "Mauritius , Mauritania", Mozambique, Nigeria, People's Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia

[Middle East Market]

Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

[Asian Market]

Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

[Oceania Market]

Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Polynesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

[North American Market]

Canada, United States

[Latin American Market]

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Toba


For more than 100 years, MOMOI has worked together with the fishing industry to protect food, the most important issue for human life.

We take pride in sharing the success of our many customers from all over the world. Customising and developing new products to meet their needs gives us great pleasure.

The technology we have developed has also been used in other industries besides fishing, and has now led to the expansion of our business to include agriculture and leisure fishing.

As the times change, the requirements of our company will also change. We will continue to strive for further innovation to work with our customers to protect the world’s food supply and to take on the challenge of protecting the global environment.

President and CEO

Kazumitsu Momoi


At Momoi Fishing Net, we are developing various businesses by utilising the knowledge and networks gained through our fishing net business.

Seaside Golf Garden

Largest golf driving range in the region.


Wholesaling seafood in cooperation with fishermen in Japan.

Fertiliser Sales

Selling organic fertilisers


1905 Yozo Momoi started the production and sales of twisted yarn for fishing nets as a private company.
1935 Established Chugoku Fishing Net Mfg Co., Ltd. with a capital of 1,000,000 JPY.
Started construction of a new factory (1576 Nakahiro, Ako City).
1947 Changed company name to Momoi Fishing Net Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Bought government owned land at 1576 Nakahiro, Ako City from the Ministry of Finance.
1951 Uses synthetic fibre as a material for fishing nets.
1952 The current head office factory is completed.
1955 Construction of the Hakodate sales office and assembly factory.
1957 Established Momoi Company Inc. (United States of America).
1959 Established The Thai Momoi Co., Ltd. (Thailand).
1960 Established Taiwan Net & Twine Co.,Ltd. (Taiwan).
1961 Completed the new construction of the head office building at the current location.
1962 Opened the Kobe branch office and promoted export and foreign exchange operations.
1964 Established The Thai Cordage Mfg,Co.,Ltd. (Thailand).
Established Malaysia Net & Twine Co., Ltd. (Malaysia).
1965 Established a new sales office and assembly factory in Ena, Iwaki City (Fukushima Prefecture).
Opened a sales office in Sapporo (Hokkaido Prefecture).
1966 Opened a representative office in Manila (the Philippines).
1967 Opened a sales office in Kushiro City (Hokkaido Prefecture).
1970 Established Chugoku Momoi Co., Ltd. in Onoda City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Increased capital to 150,000,000 JPY.
1971 Opened a sales office in Shiogama (Miyagi Prefecture).
1973 Established PT. Indoneptune Net Mfg. Co. (Jakarta, Indonesia) as a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation, Toyobo Co., Ltd. and local capital.
Acquired Nihon Polymer Co., Ltd. to advance into the float manufacturing field.
1974 Established Momoi International (HK) Ltd. (Hong Kong) as a base for overseas markets.
1978 Opened a representative office in Santiago (Chile).
Exported nylon fishing net production to a China based company.
1979 Established a local subsidiary, Marine Pioneers Inc. (The Philippines).
1980 Established Productora Nacional de Redes SA de CV (Mexico) as a joint venture with the Mexican Fisheries Public Corporation and the National Fisheries Harbour Bank.
Established Momoi Canada Ltd. (Canada).
1982 Opened a sales office in Rausu Cho (Hokkaido Prefecture).
1984 Installed long-line production machinery in our Japan based factory.
1986 Started operations of the Chidori Marina golf driving range and accommodation facilities.
1989 Kazuo Momoi appointed as Chairman of the Board.
Mitsuo Momoi appointed as President.
1991 New construction of the Union Building in Monzennaka-cho (Tokyo).
1992 Established MGM Co., Ltd.
1993 Established Momoi Nexus Co., Ltd.
Started operations of Seaside Golf Garden and Driving Range.
2001 Marumo Fisheries Materials Co., Ltd. changed its trade name to Marumo Co., Ltd.
2006 PT.Indoneptune Net Manufacturing achieved ISO 9001; 2000 certification.
Completed Indonesian office building.
2007 "Momoi 101 Meeting" was held to commemorate the 101st anniversary of our foundation. Exhibited at EFTTEX (European Fishing Tackle Exhibition)
Mitsuo Momoi appointed as chairman
Kazumitsu Momoi appointed as President.
2012 Established Dewa Lautindo Niaga in Indonesia to strengthen sales in Indonesia.
Productora Nacional de Redes SA de CV (Mexico) 30th Anniversary Ceremony.
2013 Indoneptune Net Manufacturing (Indonesia) 40th Anniversary Ceremony.
2016 Established CV. Mega Dewa Laut (Indonesia) and participated in the Indonesian Government Project (KKP) bidding
2018 Acquired Kikonai-cho based fishing net assembly business which was previously cooperating closely with MOMOI for many years.
2020 Established a new business (M-rico) selling seafood in cooperation with fishermen in Japan.


Corporate name Momoi Fishing Net Mfg. Co., Ltd.
English registered name MOMOI FISHING NET MFG. CO., LTD.
Headquarters location 1576-5 Nakahiro, Ako City (Hyogo Prefecture).
Representative Kazumitsu Momoi, President and CEO
Founded 1905
Established September 1935
Capital 90,000,000 JPY
number of employees 75 people (Japan)
Approximately 1,400 people (overseas subsidiaries)
Business Services 1. Manufacturing, processing, sales, import / export of fishing nets and other fishing materials and equipment.
2. Manufacturing and sale of machinery and equipment related to the production of fishing nets and fishing gear
3. Import and sale of marine products and general materials and merchandise.
4. Sales of nets for land use, agricultural nets / materials, organic fertilisers, etc.
Office Head Office
1576-5 Nakahiro,
Ako City,
Hyogo Prefecture 678-0232
TEL +81-791-43-2081
FAX +81-791-43-8669

Headquarters Factory
1576-4 Nakahiro,
Ako City,
Hyogo Prefecture 678-0232
TEL +81-791-43-2086

Ako Sales Office
1576-5 Nakahiro,
Ako City,
Hyogo Prefecture
TEL +81-791-42-0622

Kobe Import / Export Department
Kobe Asahi Building 10th floor,
59 Naniwa-machi, Chuo-ku,
Kobe City
TEL +81-78-391-5448

Sapporo Sales Office
3rd floor,
Dai-ni Suisan Building,
7-1, Kita 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku,
Hokkaido Prefecture
TEL +81-11-241-7351

Tokyo Sales Office
Union Building 102,
1-2-6 Monzennaka-cho, Koto-ku,
TEL +81-3-5602-9969

Kumamoto branch office
262-23 Minatomachi,
Yatsushiro City,
Kumamoto Prefecture
TEL +81-965-37-1290
Domestic subsidiary Momoi Nexus Co., Ltd.
1576-4 Nakahiro,
Ako City,
Hyogo Prefecture
TEL +81-791-43-8515
FAX +81-791-45-3351

Marumo Co., Ltd.
1576-5 Nakahiro,
Ako City,
Hyogo Prefecture
TEL +81-791-43-2081
FAX +81-791-43-8669
Momoi Kosan Co., Ltd.
1576-5 Nakahiro,
Ako City,
Hyogo Prefecture
TEL +81-791-43-2081
FAX +81-0791-43-8669
Overseas offices Local subsidiary (own overseas factory)
PT.Indoneptune Net Manufacturing Bandung, (Indonesia).
Productora Nacional de Redes S.A. de C.V. San Luis Potosi, (Mexico).

Local corporation (sales company)
PT.Dewa Lautindo Niaga Bandung, (Indonesia).
CV.Mega Dewa Laut Bandung, (Indonesia).


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