SANYO MACHINE WORKS, LTD.

History

1945/09
Takeshi Horiba started Sanmei Co., LTD., which sold electrical instruments in Nagoya.
1950/10
Sanyo Manufacturing Co., LTD., established with its head office at Hira, Yamada-cho, Nishi-ku, Nagoya. Started manufacturing jigs, gauges and test instruments.
1957/01
Company name changed to Sanyo Co., LTD.
1959/05
Company won Prefectural Governor's Award following evaluation of several companies.
1960/06
Nishiharu Plant built in Nishiharu-cho, Nishikasugaigun(present Kitanagoya), Aichi-ken. This promoted production capacity of cylindrical grinders, special purpose machines, jigs and press dies.
1962/01
Company renamed as Sanyo Machine Works, LTD.
1962/07
Business Department became independent and named Sanyo Machine Trading Company.
1963/03
Concluded a technical aid agreement concerning Press Line Automation Devices with the Press Automation Systems Corp. (U.S.A.)
1965/01
Toyota Plant built in Midorigaoka, Toyota City, Aichi-pref.
1968/11
Technical aid contract made with Efficient Engineering Co.(U.S.A.) for automatic welding device.
1969/12
Concluded a technical aid agreement concerning Automatic Assembly Devices with the Cargill Detroit Corp. (U.S.A.)
1971/04
Prince and Princess Takamatsu visited the company to observe the Gate Line manufactured by Sanyo Machine Works LTD. and delivered to Toyota Motors, Corporation Tsutsumi Plant. They also visited our Nagoya and Nishiharu plants.
1972/06
Head Office moved to Nishiharu-cho, Nishikasugaigun, Aichi-pref.
1975/03
Taiyo Kiko Co., LTD. established in Nishi-ku, Nagoya for production and sales of jigs, gauges and welding machines.
1976/09
Automatic thread fastening device(DC Nutrunner) developed for actual use.
1979/10
Concluded a technical aid agreement concerning Adaptable Control-resistance Welding Devices with the Partron Corp. (U.S.A.)
1980/12
Contract made with Krause(West Germany) for sales and technical aid of Sanyo's automatic thread fastening device.
1982/07
Sanyo's Canada plant built in Elmira, Ontario,Canada.
1983/12
Detroit office opened in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
1984/12
Technical aid contract made with BTM Co.(U.S.A.) for Sanyo's Sheet metal joining Systems.
1986/02
Sanyo Machine America Corporation established in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
1986/09
Exhibited Jig Center at the '86 IMTS(Chicago Trade Show). Started selling in the U.S.A
1991/11
CO2Started development and sales of CO2 Laser Processing Systems.
1992/12
Smart Automation Systems, Incorporated established in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
1993/04
Started development and sales of 3D Coordinate measuring devices.
1993/06
Takeshi Horiba became Chairman of the Board. Masatake Horiba became President and CEO.
1994/01
Developed an automatic alignment device for laser cutting machines.
1995/09
The 50th Anniversary of the company.
1995/10
Started selling a small, high speed type Nutrunner SVNR.
1999/02
Sanyo Machine America Corp. certified to ISO 9001 and QS-9000 certification for its automatic operation facilities.
1999/06
Released high-speed precision wide-use processing machine for YAG laser.
1999/10
Certified to ISO 9001 certification for the Nutrunner Department.
2000/08
Released FA controller CETOP for open network.
2001/09
Certified to CSA standard certification(USA,CANADA) of industrial control equipment for the CETOP products.
2001/10
Introduced 3D simulation technology and 3D design for automatic assembly and welding line systems.
2002/05
Innovated Epochal engine line system that integrated manufacturing processes from maching, assembling, production control, and extended to inspection and shipment.
2002/11
Released a small-high function type Nutrunner SDNR.
2004/07
SDI3Sanyo machine Digital Innovation, Initiative, Integration.
2005/09
The 60th Anniversary of the company
2007/06
Released CETOP F-series.
2008/01
Sanyo Machine Works, LTD. merged with Sanyo Food Products Co., LTD. and CHOJUTEI.
2008/05
Released small and lightweight Handheld Nutrunner SHDN.
2008/12
Released a Digital Control Press System SMDP.
2010/03
Certified the patent of new Constant Time Tightening Method for the Nutrunner.
2011/07
Masatake Horiba became Chairman of the Board. Keita Horiba became President and CEO.
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