|1938||Established; began manufacture and sales of stationary-type compressor. Capitalized at ¥15,000.|
|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, the company's first export.|
|1950||Delivered 200 portable compressors to the US Far East Army. Recognized its performance on a par with American /European models.|
|1952||Began to use 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 \6 million.|
|1960||Osaka branch established. Capital doubled to \12 million.|
|1962||Rapid surge in demand prompted the launch of a 4-year facility rationalization program. Capital raised to \45.88 million.|
|1965||The 4-year rationalization program completed, and the word largest compressor production plant (complete with 200m assembly line) began operations. 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 \100 million.|
|1979||Capital increased to \630 million.|
|1980||Yoshida plant began operation. The company was listed on the Niigata Stock Exchange Market (October 29).|
|1981||Named as Marginable Stocks by the Niigata Stock Exchange. Began marketing new mini- excavator. Capital increased to \1.1 billion.|
|1982||The Screw Compressor PDS series won the Energy Conservation Machinery Award at Japan Machinery Industries Federation.|
|1983||Won FA Award and named among the One Hundred Best Advanced Production Sites Nationwide by Nikkei Sangyo Newspaper.|
|1987||Won an award from the Ministry of Labor in recognition of factory safety.|
|1988||Online systems introduced throughout the company to integrate order inflow, production and delivery data. Celebrated its 50th anniversary.|
|1990||Awarded the Niigata Economic Promotion Award. The Yoshida plant expanded and focused on compressors and generators, while the Bunsui plant became a dedicated mini-excavator factory.|
|1991||Established Hokuetsu Industries Europe in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.|
|1992||Completed the mini-excavator AX series.|
|1994||Won ISO 9001 certification.|
|1997||Signed technical assistance agreement with the People's Republic of China.|
|1999||Signed technical assistance agreement with ATMOS, Czech for European market.|
|2000||The Oil-less compressor SAW series was awarded "Excellent Energy Saving Machine Prize" from Japan Machinery Industries Federation. Listed on the Second Division of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|2001||“Presidential Citation Award” was awarded by International VE Society for Hokuetsu's outstanding TCR activities. Established "FOUNDRY INC."|
Established "EN SYSTEM CO., LTD."
Established "AIRMAN-FUSHENG (SHANGHAI) ELECTROMECHANICAL CO., LTD."
as joint venture with Fusheng Industrial (Taiwan).
|2005||Certificated of ASME authorization "U" and "UM" stamp. Awarded ISO14001. Certificated of GOST authorization.|
|2006||Began to sell Scissors Lifter.|
|2008||Celebrated its 70th anniversary.|
|2009||Launched Energy Saving Screw Compressor “PROAIR Series”|
|2010||Oil-Fenced power generator was listed in “New Technology Information System” (NETIS) by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism.|
|2011||At first in the world, launched Energy-Saving and Variable-Speed Diesel Power Generator, VSG.|
|2012||Awarded “Good Green Spaces Factory Prize” by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.|
|2013||Established "HOKUETSU INDUSTRIES ASIA SDN.BHD.” in Selangor, Malaysia|
|2014||Listed on the First Division of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
"HOKUETSU INDUSTRIES ASIA SDN.BHD." had changed its name to "AIRMAN ASIA SDN.BHD." The number of shares to constitute one unit share had been changed to 100 shares.
Established “AIRMAN USA Corporation” in Georgia, the United States.