Osaka Heavy Metrics

Osaka Heavy Metrics
Company Information
Founding Year 2570
Interstellar Company No
Primary Site(s) Apriki
New Samarkand
Primary Products IndustrialMechs

Osaka Heavy Metrics is a Draconis Combine manufacturer of IndustrialMechs. [1]

Company Profile[edit]

Home Office: Arlington (Circa First Succession War), Yokahama (Apriki, Circa 3067)[1]

President/CEO: Brett O'Shaughnessy (Circa 3067)[1]


During the height of the Star League Osaka Heavy Metrics introduced the Kiso IndustrialMech in 2638, a massive 100-ton 'Mech intended to be the centre point of the huge construction operations common across the Draconis Combine at the time. Working on construction sites for years at a time, the Kiso was an immensely capable construction tool and was seen on worlds across the Combine, including the capital, Luthien. The First Succession War halted production of the Kiso; the three main Osaka plants and company headquarters on Arlington were all destroyed during the conflict, and with them went the technology and understanding needed to produce the advanced command consoles and communication suites that were an essential part of the Kiso's role and the company foundered.[2] [1]

Following the loss of its most popular product, Osaka Heavy Metrics focused on heavy construction tools and materials as well producing other cheaper and less complex IndustrialMechs and WorkMechs such as the Herdsman for various industries. As with many companies hampered by the Inner Sphere's slide into LosTech, Osaka's fortunes improved with the discovery and dissemination of the Helm Memory Core which included several technical specifications for the Kiso's manufacturing line, the company able to resume production of the now revamped design at its four production site on Dieron, New Samarkand, Philadelphia and Togura in time for Osaka Heavy Metrics five-hundredth anniversary in 3070.[2] [1]

Osaka Heavy Metrics was also a secondary military supplier to the Draconis Combine of long-standing prior to the Jihad. Osaka were developing the Sokuryou as a design concept prior to the eruption of the Jihad, but this development work was soon on hold as the Combine found itself beseiged inside and out. By the mid-3070s the DCMS was becoming critically short of military materiel, and the industrial losses suffered thrust second-tier suppliers like Osaka squarely into the limelight. Osaka responded to the Dragon's need by quickly adapting to the use of to retool their IndustrialMech production lines to produce RetroTech BattleMechs from the Age of War, designs such as the Ostwar and Ymir.[3]

The production contracts to produce these RetroTech designs was cancelled as the Jihad drew to a close, but by this point Osaka Heavy Metrics had proved itself to be a viable and reliable supplier to the DCMS. Osaka became one of many companies to benefit from a determination on the part of the Combine that the military industrial basis of the realm should expand beyond the long-standing core based around Luthien Armor Works, and was one of many small construction firms to receive contracts for work. In the case of Osaka, the contract was for a durable recon platform, which was sorely needed to plug the shortfall in reconnaissance assets within the DCMS while major 'Mech producers continued to focus on heavy designs to rebuild the shattered DCMS line units. The result was the SKU-197 Sokuryou, which began production in 3085 from the company's factories on Togura and Philadelphia.[3]

Since beginning manufacturing of the Sokuryou, Osaka's full production capacity has been devoted to manufacturing the military variants of the SurveyMech design for the DCMS; it is unclear when Osaka will be able to begin producing models for the civilian market.[3]


Osaka Heavy Metrics has manufacturing centers on the following planets:


Components produced on Dieron:[2]
Component Type
K-3N-KR4 Kiso[2] Industrial Mech

New Samarkand[edit]

Components produced on New Samarkand:[2]
Component Type
K-3N-KR4 Kiso[2] Industrial Mech


Components produced on Philadelphia:[2][4]
Component Type
K-3N-KR4 Kiso[2] Industrial Mech
SKU-197 Sokuryou[4] Industrial Mech


Components produced on Togura:[4]
Component Type
K-3N-KR4 Kiso[2] Industrial Mech
K-3N-KR5 Kiso (by request only)[2] Industrial Mech
SKU-197 Sokuryou[4] Industrial Mech
CERO V Frame Sokuryou[4]
Fusion Engine
Nissan 150 Sokuryou[4]
Industrial Armor
Tybalt Blue Heavy Industrial Plate Sokuryou[4]
Communications System
Sipher Security Plus Advanced Sokuryou[4]
Targeting-Tracking System
Daidouji 52 Enhanced Optical w/Beagle Active Probe Sokuryou[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 165 "Pillar of Jade (Economics) - Indirect Service (Civilian) Corporations - Osaka Heavy Metrics"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 210, "K-3N-KR4 Kiso"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 34, "SKU-197 Sokuryou SurveyMech"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 34, "Produced Sokuryou Components"