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History

Founder and president Yokei Aida

 

Crown capping automatic press

First Japanese transfer press

2,500-ton press, the largest class in the world

Industrial robot "Autohand"

HMX-U series

 

Direct Servo Former

UL series

2,300-ton capacity large servo press

Servo Motors for commercial marketing

1917
AIDA Ironworks is founded in Honjo, Tokyo, by the late Mr.Yokei Aida.
1923
The factory is totally destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake but rebuilt immediately.
1933
Introduced the first Japanese knuckle-joint press.
1937
Incorporated as a limited company with capital of 200,000 yen.
1945
The factory is totally destroyed in an air raid, then rebuilt and operations are restarted two months later.
1951
Introduced the first Japanese crown capping press.
1956
Introduced the first 200-ton high-speed automatic press.
1959
New factory constructed in Sagamihara City in Kanagawa Prefecture (current headquarters).
1960
Introduced the first Japanese transfer press.
1962
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, 2nd Section.
1964
Headquarters and Kameido factory are moved and integrated into the Sagamihara facility.
1967
Completed the development of a 2,500-ton transfer press (among the world’s largest capacity presses at the time).
1968
Introduced “Autohand,” the first Japanese industrial robot.
1970
Company name is changed to AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD.
1971
Promoted to the 1st Section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange.
1972
Established a subsidiary in the United States.
1974
Tsukui Factory is constructed in Sagamihara City.
1977
Introduced 3-D Motion Mark IV Transfer Press stamping center system.
1985
Nominated as a marginable stock at the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Established a subsidiary in Canada.
1989
Established a subsidiary in Singapore.
1992
ACCESS, LTD. is established in Ishikawa Prefecture.
AIDA BUSINESS CORP. is established in Sagamihara City.
1993
Established a subsidiary in Hong Kong.
1995
Manufacturing bases are established in the US and Malaysia.
A new facility is constructed in Hakusan City in Ishikawa Prefecture.
1997
Established a subsidiary in Thailand.
2001
Received ISO 14001 certification.
2002
Established subsidiaries in China(Shanghai) and France.
Introduced the world first direct- drive servo press (now called the Direct Servo Former)
2003
A manufacturing base is established in China(Shanghai).
Completed the development of the Precision Forming Press UL Series.
2004
Established a subsidiary in Germany(Kamen).
Absorbed an Italian company and established a manufacturing base.
2005
Established subsidiaries in Brazil and Indonesia.
2007
A new plant is constructed on land adjacent to the headquarters.
Established a subsidiary in India.
2008
Announced a newly development of a 2,300-ton large servo press (among the world’s largest capacity presses).
2009
Established a subsidiary in Mexico.
Completed the development of AIDA Ultimate Precision Forming Press UL-D Series.
2010
Launched commercial marketing of large-capacity servo motors for servo presses developed and manufactured by AIDA.
Transferred Chinese production base to Nantong City and expanded base.
2011
Established subsidiaries in Vietnam and Morocco.
2012
Established a subsidiary in Russia.
2013
Completed the development of new servo press "DSF-C1-A Series".
Segregation of production functions from AIDA ENGINEERING (M) SDN. BHD to AIDA MANUFACTURING (ASIA) SDN. BHD.
2015
Established a subsidiary in the Philippines.
Completed the development of a 2,700-ton progressive servo press (among the world’s largest capacity presses).
2016
Established a Technology Center in Germany(Weingarten).
2017
Made Reliance Electric Limited and its subsidiary, RAS Co., Ltd., into subsidiaries of AIDA ENGINEERING,LTD.
2018
Reliance Electric Limited absorbed its subsidiary, RAS Co., Ltd.
(Company name was changed to REJ Co., Ltd. in January 2019.)
2020
Absorbed and merged with its wholly-owned subsidiary, ACCESS, LTD.

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