History

Asahi Seiko Co., Ltd

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History

May 1928 Founded SKI Bearing Manufacturing Co. (unlimited partnership)
Nov 1938 Incorporated as ASAHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
June 1951 Started production of Ball Bearing Units for the first time in Japan
May 1962 Business tie-up with NACHI
Oct 1967 Started production of Rod-ends & Spherical Bearings
June 1977 Started production of Air-actuated Clutches & Brakes
Aug 1982 Established the joint venture Taiwan Asahi Bearing Co., Ltd. In Taiwan
Mar 1986 Started sales of Cam followers and Liny Rollers
Oct 1988 Started production and sales of Hi-moler slide bearing units
June 1987 Started sales of stainless steel bearings
Feb 1989 Started production of Power Gatch Units
Oct   Started sales of fluid couplings
Mar 1990 Established AMI Bearings, Inc. in Chicago, USA.
Dec   Capital was increased to JPY660,000,000
Feb 1991 Established the joint venture Horton Japan Co., Ltd.
Apr 1992 Started sales of medical bed with Power Gatch
Mar 1993 Started production of Stainless Steel Ball Bearing Units
Started produciton and sales of Motin Guide Systems
Apr 1994 Started production of Stainless SILVER series and Liny Pusher
Apr 1996 Started sales of Plastic Housing Bearing Units
Oct   Started production of Aluminum Housing Bearing Units
Apr 1997 Constructed a new plant for linear motion products
Started production of Ring Guide Ways
Nov   Approved to hold ISO9002 Quality System Certificate
Mar 2003 Approved to hold ISO9001:2000 Quality System Certificate
Apr 2004 Started production of Mini Caliper Brake
May 2005 Approved to hold ISO14001:2004 Environmental System Certificate
June 2006 Started production of Linear brakes
Apr 2007 Started production of Eco series insert bearing units
Sept 2008 Renewed the painting line
July 2011 Established a sales subsidiary Asahi Seiko (Shenzhen) Machinery Import & Export Co., Ltd. In China
Sept   Developed HT400 high-temp series bearing unit
Jan 2014 Acquired all the shares of SANKOU

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