Asahi Industry Co., Ltd.
642 Tono, Nanto City, Toyama, 939-1758, Japan 0763-52-3840

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Corporate history

1970 July 2 The company was established in Higasi-machi, Fukumitsu-machi, Nishitonami-gun, Toyama Prefecture (Capital: 3 million yen)
August Lathe turning machining of radial ball bearings #6201 for NSK LTD. Otsu Plant started at the same location (300 thousand sets a month). No. of employees: 10
1972 April 1 ASAHI GIKEN, a limited company, was established in Ota, Toyama Prefecture, for manufacturing machinery.
1973 April A land area of 3,300m2 was purchased at 642 Tono, Fukumitsu-machi.
August A plant (868m2) was constructed at the same location.
October Monthly capacity of 1 million sets was achieved. No. of employees: 24
1974 May The head office plant and the Tono Plant were certified by the NSK LTD. Otsu Plant as inspection-free plants.
1975 January ASAHI IRONWORKS CO., LTD. was established at 641-1 Tono, Fukumitsu-machi for bar-turner machining.
October An office building (two-story, 170m2) was constructed at 642 Tono, Fukumitsu-machi, and the head office was moved to the same location.
1977 August The new front-end lathe turning system was successfully achieved, and the second plant (742m2) was constructed.
1979 November A land area of 2,880m2 was purchased at 643 Tono, Fukumitsu-machi. The third plant (710m2) was constructed, and the Higashi-machi Plant was moved to the same location.
1980 September The third plant (2-story, 729m2) was extended at 643 Tono, Fukumitsu-machi; The second floor was for recreation facilities for employees.
October The tenth anniversary of the company was celebrated. Monthly capacity of 2.8 million sets was achieved. No. of employees: 50
November Made-to-order production of CVJ bushes for the NSK LTD. Fujisawa Plant started.
1982 August A plant for polishing and repair of tools was constructed. Manufacturing of bites started by using NC copying and polishing machines.
September Made-to-order production of small-diameter models for INOUE JIKUUKE KOGYO CO., LTD. started.
1983 July Capital was increased to 12,000,000 yen.
November A land area of 7,148m2 was purchased at 647 Tono, Fukumitsu-machi.
December The fifth plant (1,090m2) was constructed.
1984 April Made-to-order production of small-diameter models for the NSK LTD. Tamagawa Plant started.
December Production of miniature bearings started.
1985 July Monthly production of 5 million sets was achieved on the 15th anniversary of the company. No. of employees: 85
October The fifth plant (1,594m2) was expanded.
November Made-to-order production of inner rings of water pumps for the NSK LTD. Ishibe Plant started.
1986 May Made-to-order production of automotive parts for NSK LTD. Soja Plant started. No. of employees: 99
1987 March Made-to-order production of inner rings of water pumps for the NSK LTD. Ishibe Plant started. The NSK Award for Effort was awarded.
November Made-to-order production of outer rings of electromagnetic-W for the NSK LTD. Ishibe Plant started.
1988 March Technical Cooperation for Rationalization of NSK Overseas Plants.
September A plant site was purchased and the sixth plant (1,836m2) was constructed.
October An order for #6206 was received from the NSK LTD. Ishibe Plant, and the NC lathe lines were introduced. No. of employees: 110
1989 March Construction of the administration building started. Annual turnover reached 2.8 billion yen.
September Made-to-order production of tappet rollers for NSK TRINTON CO., LTD. started.
October An order was received from NSK Fukushima CO., LTD.
1990 March The company was honored with the presentation of the NSK Blue-Chip Award.
October An order was received from the NSK LTD. Saitama Plant.
1992 May A NACHI-FUJIKOSHI CORP. Subcontract Plant (4,300m2) was acquired.
1994 July A plant (3,190m2) was constructed in the economic development zone in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China.
1995 April The SHAOXING ASAHI BEARING CO., LTD. plant in China started operations.
1997 September The W/P Plant (1,100m2) was reconstructed for increased production of inner rings for water pumps.
2001 November The company was honored with the presentation of the Internationalization category award of enterprise grand prix by the KITANIPPON SHIMBUN.
2002 June ISO 9001:2000 certification was acquired.
2003 February The ZHEJIANG ASAHI BEARING CO., LTD. plant in China started operations.
2005 September The plant in China achieved 33 lines for a monthly capacity of 23 million sets.
No. of employees: 800
October The sixth plant (830m2) was expanded.
The plant in China celebrated its tenth anniversary.
2006 June Mr. Motoki Maeda assumed the post of new president, and Mr. Makoto Maeda assumed the post of chairman.
2007 February Construction of the second plant of ZHEJIANG ASAHI BEARING CO., LTD. in China started.
July ISO 14001:2004 certification was acquired.
2008 August A plant(3,182m2) was acquired at Nawagura,Nanto-city
Body production beginning for NACHI-FUJIKOSHI CORP.
2010 December Construction start of the inspection facility "Zhejiang Asahi Bearing Co., Ltd." in China factory.
2011 February Introduction of new processing method (WP) by NC.
2013 August "Asahi Bearing (Thailand) Co., Ltd." Started operation.
2015 October Commemorative ceremony for the 20th anniversary of China Factory.