AIRMAN  Hokuetsu Industries Co., Ltd.

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Company Outline

Registered Company Name
Hokuetsu Industries Co., Ltd.
Brand Name
AIRMAN
Founding
May 15, 1938
Registered Office
■Headquarters
3074 Shimoaouzu, Tsubame-shi, Niigata-ken, 959-0293, JAPAN
TEL: +81-256-93-5571

■Tokyo Headquarters
Shinjuku San-Ei Bldg. 8F, 1-22-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, JAPAN
TEL: +81-3-3348-7251
Business Contents
Manufacturing and sales for engine driven compressor, motor driven compressor, engine driven generator, scissors lifter, mini-excavator andengine driven welder
Factory Facilities
Lines of casing process, screw rotor process, sheet petal, painting and assembly
Paid-up Capital
JPY3,416,540,000
Annual Turnover
JPY35,075,000,000 (as of Mar., 2018 consolidated)
Fiscal Year
Every March 31
Stock Exchange Market
The 1st Division of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Board of Directors and Auditors
President : Masayoshi Terao
Executive Director : Kenzo Takahashi
Executive Director : Hitoshi Uehara
Director of Production : Manbu Takeishi
Director & General Manager of Domestic Sales Dep. : Yoshimasa Horiuchi
Director & General Manager of Overseas Marketing Dep. : Hitoshi Watanabe
Director of R&D and Quality : Masayuki Sango
Director : Takamasa Suzuki
Standing Auditor : Masami Adachi
Auditor : Toshihiko Koike
Auditor : Yoshikazu Kasuya

History

1938
Established; began manufacture and sales of stationary-type compressor. Capitalized at ¥15,000.
1943
Became a disgnated factory of former Japanese Navy and sold large quantities of compressors. Established Tokyo branch.
1946
Switched from military to civilian demand with the development of a compact, portable, high-speed reciprocating-type compressor.
1948
Exported a large stationary-type compressor to Korea as the first unit of export.
1950
Delivered 200 portable compressors to the US Far East Army. Recognized its performance equivalent with American /European models.
1952
Launched the brand name "AIRMAN."
1955
Completed the first Japan-made rotary compressor for use in the construction of Japan's largest dam project.
1957
Embarked on a 3-year facility rationalization program designed to support volume production. Capital increased to JPY6 mil.
1960
Established Osaka branch. Capital doubled to JPY12 mil.
1962
Prompted the launch of a 4-year facility rationalization program due to rapid surge in demand. Capital raised to JPY45.88 million.
1965
Completed the 4-year rationalization program. Completed the word largest compressor production plant with assembly line 200m. Began technology exports to India. Recognized as a company contributing to Japanese exports.
1966
Signed technical collaboration agreement with the Republic of South Africa. Started operations at a knock-down factory.
1967
An AIRMAN compressor was used in the Antarctic Explore Ship “Fuji” by the Japan Antarctic Observation Team. Capital raised to JPY100 mil.
1968
Signed annual export agreement with Republic of China.
1970
Achieved 10,000 units annual sales. Became a principal compressor manufacturer both in name and reality in the world. Devevloped AIRMAN unloader (power reduction device at no load) and AIRMAN profile (unique arc screw rotor). Launched a biggest portable screw compressor in Japan.
1971
Launched diesel generators. Diversified products.
1973
Received "Top Excellent Prize of Ministry of Labor" especially for production environment. Capital raised to JPY150 mil.
1976
Began registration system of dealer "AIRMAN association". Awarded "Prize of Machinery Development Association" thanks to AIRMAN unloarder. Launched engine welder. Capital raised to JPY212.85 mil.
1977
Launched small single phase generators. Capital raised to JPY300 mil.
1979
Capital raised to JPY630 mil.
1980
Completed and began operation of Yoshida plant. The company was listed on the Niigata Stock Exchange Market (Oct. 29).
1981
Named as Marginable Stocks by the Niigata Stock Exchange. Launched mini-excavators. Capital raised to JPY1.1 bil.
1982
Awarded the Energy Conservation Machinery Prize at Japan Machinery Industries Federation by our screw compressor PDS series.
1983
Awarded FA prize and named "the One Hundred Best Advanced Production Sites Nationwide" by Nikkei Sangyo Newspaper.
1984
Established ARA (AIRMAN Rental Association) in Western Japan.
1986
Established ARG (AIRMAN Rental Group) in Eastern Japan.
1987
Awarded a prize from the Ministry of Labor in recognition of factory safety.
1988
Introduced online systems throughout the company to integrate order inflow, production and delivery data. Celebrated its 50th anniversary.
1990
Awarded the Niigata Economic Promotion Prize. Expanded the Yoshida plant and focused on compressors and generators, while the Bunsui plant became a dedicated mini-excavator factory.
1991
Established "Hokuetsu Industries Europe B.V. in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1992
Completed the mini-excavator AX series.
1993
Established "ASC Company Ltd. at Yashio-shi, Saitama.
1994
Awarded ISO 9001 certification.
2000
Listed on the 2nd Division of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Market (Mar. 1). Received "Excellent Energy Saving Machine Prize" from Japan Machinery Industries Federation for the Oil-less compressor SAW series.
2001
Awarded “Presidential Citation Prize” by International VE Society for Hokuetsu's outstanding TCR activities.
Established "Foundry Inc. at Tsubame-shi, Niigata.
2003
Established "EN System Co., Ltd.
Established "AIRMAN-FUSHENG (SHANGHAI) Electromechanical Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China as joint venture with Fusheng Industrial (Taiwan).
2005
Certificated of ASME authorization "U" and "UM" stamp. Awarded ISO14001. Certificated of GOST authorization for Russia.
2006
Changed the headquarter address from Ootakeshinden to Shimoaouzu, Tsubame-shi. Began to sell PTO (Power Take Off) generator 3 models. Launched scissors lift 6.1m 2 models.
2007
Dissoluted of several sections such as AIRMAN association, ARA, ARG and ASKA association into NEW AIRMAN association. Launched generator SDG-F series with oil fence. Launched oil free compressor outdoor type SMAD75.
2008
Celebrated its 70th anniversary. Launched scissors lift 8.0m and 9.9m. Awarded "Heisei 20th Excellent Green Factory Prize" by Kanto region of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Oct. 1).
2009
Launched energy saving screw compressor "PROAIR Series."
2010
Registered oil-fenced power generator into "New Technology Information System (NETIS)" by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism.
2011
The world's first! Launched energy-saving and variable-speed diesel power generator VSG.
2012
Awarded “Good Green Spaces Factory Prize” by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (Nov. 1)
2013
Established "Hokuetsu Industries Asia Sdn. Bhd. in Selangor, Malaysia.
Completed the new painting plant (Aug. 23).
Began installing new enegy saving AS rotor (5x6 tooths) on compressor in order.
2014
Listed on the 1st Division of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Market (Mar. 4).
Changed the name of "Hokuetsu Industries Asia Sdn. Bhd. to "AIRMAN ASIA Sdn. Bhd. (Jul. 1)
The number of shares to constitute one unit share had been changed to 100 shares (Dec. 1).
Established “AIRMAN USA Corporation” in Georgia, the United States.
2015
Launched leak-guard generator series.
2016
Launched able generator series.
The world's first! Launched invertor controled oil free screw compressor outdoor type SMAD22VD.
2017
New Series Scissors lifter 4.0m~9.9m is launched.
2018
Celebrated its 80th anniversary.
Start providing IoT solution by offering Good Smile service PLUS(Warranty program including maintenance plan for motor compressor+ Remote monitoring).