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History

The proud history of Amada since the 1940s

Since 2010

New era for laser cutting

November 2014

Fukushima Factory opened

August 2014

Amada Engineering changed its name to Amada Automation Systems in August 2014

July 2014

The opposed 2-spindle multiprocessing machine with grindling function V-8G received Nippon Brand Prize at 44th Machine Design Award in July 2014

May 2014

Amada UK (United Kingdom) opened its Technical Centre in May 2014.

April 2014

Miyachi Corporation changed its name to Amada Miyachi Co., Ltd.

January 2014

The Sheetcenter LASBEND-AJ was honored the Masuda Award of Ten New Product Award 2013

December 2013

The Punch/Laser Combination Machine ACIES series and Fiber Laser Cutting Machine FOL-3015AJ were honored Environmental Minister's Award of Global Warming Prevention Activities 2013

July 2013

The Full Automatic Bending System EG-6013AR was honored the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award of the 43rd Machine Design Award

June 2013

The Technical Center opened in southern Germany

May 2013

Shanghai facility opened in Shanghai, China

March 2013

Miyachi Corporation became Amada’s subsidiary

February 2013

The Blair plant opened in California, USA

August 2012

Manufacturing tie-up for stamping press with China's Ningbo CFG Machinery Industrial Ltd.

July 2012

Sao Paulo Technical Centre opened in Brazil

June 2012

Los Angels Technical Centre opened in USA

June 2012

Business tie-up with Prima Industry of Italy for development & production of Panel Bender.

April 2012

Amada Advanced Technology GmbH established, development company in Gemany

April 2012

Established Amada (Chaina) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China

February 2012

Amada Swiss GmbH established

January 2012

The Fiber Laser Cutting Machine FOL-3015AJ was honored the Masuda Award of Ten New Product Award 2011

November 2011

Toki Works opened

October 2011

Kansai Technical Center opened

August 2011

Established Amada Do Brasil Ltda.

April 2011

Amada (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Opened technical center (India, Bangalore)

April 2011

Merged Amada Machine Tools and Amada Machine Tools MFG.
Combined cutting and machine tool manufacturing, and sales.

April 2011

Combined Amada Tool Technica and the tooling sales department of Amada Co., Ltd.
Changed the trade name to Amada Tool Precision Co., Ltd.

January 2011

Established regional general headquarters Amada Asia Pte., Ltd.

November 2010

Amada Korea Co., Ltd.
Opened technical center

July 2010

Announced successful development of fiber laser oscillator

July 2010

Amada Machine Tools Europe GmbH
Opened technical center

June 2010

Amada Italia S.r.l.
Opened new company office building and technical center

June 2010

Established Amada Lianyungang Machine Tech Co., Ltd.

May 2010

Amada Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Opened new company office building and technical center

April 2010

Announced Amada group environmental declaration

January 2010

Merged Amada Cutting Technologies and Amada Wasino America, and established Amada Machine Tools America, Inc.

January 2010

Established Amada Engineering Europe S.p.A for strengthened engineering in Europe (Headquarters and Italia)

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2000s

Established the Development Center and the Laser dedicated factory

October 2009

Amada Cutting Ltd., responsible for cutting machines, and Amada Wasino Co., Ltd., responsible for machine tools, merged into the newly formed Amada Machine Tools Co., Ltd., and Amada Machine Tools Mfg Co., Ltd., companies.
Amada Machine Tools Europe GmbH was established with headquarters in Germany for the sale of cutting machine and machine tools.

October 2009

Established Amada Vietnam Co., Ltd.

October 2009

The parts center is operated at Fujinomiya Works.

April 2008

Tecno Wasino Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name to Amada Wasino Co., Ltd.

April 2008

Merged with Amada Press Technology Co., Ltd. and consolidated Sales & Service portions of  the Press Business functions to Amada Co., Ltd.

March 2007

Established the Development Center and the Laser dedicated factory at Fujinomiya Works

January 2007

Amada America Inc. changed its corporate name to Amada North America Inc. and with segregation of the businesses, newly established Amada America Inc. (a consolidated subsidiary) as a wholly-owned company

August 2005

Amada America Inc. merged with Amada Manufacturing America Inc.

October 2003

Merged with Amada Machinics Inc.

October 2002

Merged with the R&D companies Amada Electronics Co., Ltd. and Amada Engineering Center Co., Ltd., and consolidated all R&D functions to Amada Co., Ltd.

October 2002

All Safety Engineering Center Co., Ltd. and Wasino Engineering Co., Ltd. merged together to establish Amada Press Technology Co., Ltd.
Sales of the Press Business of Amada Co., Ltd. transferred to Amada Press Technology Co., Ltd., and the Sales & Service portions of the Press Business transferred to Amada Press Technology Co., Ltd..

July 2001

Amada America Inc. merged with Amada Engineering and Service Co., Inc.

April 2001

Established sales subsidiary Amada International Trading (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. in Shenzhen, China

April 2000

Merged with Amada Metrecs Co., Ltd.

April 2000

Amada Sonoike Co., Ltd. merged with Amada Wasino Co., Ltd. and changed its corporate name to Amada Machinics Inc.

March 2000

Established sales subsidiary Amada India Pvt. Ltd. in Madras, India

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1990s

Built the Soft Studio House and Training House, "FORUM 246"

July 1999

Established a subsidiary, Amada Laser America, Inc. in Covington, GA, USA

September 1998

Established a sales subsidiary, Amada Oceania Pty. Ltd. in Sydney, Australia

March 1998

Acquired 100% of the stock of Korea Amada (present Amada Korea Co., Ltd.), Amada's sales representative in Ansan, Korea, and established the company as a sales subsidiary.

March 1998

Established a subsidiary, Amada European Headquarters S.a.r. l in Tremblay-en-France, France.

June 1996

Established a sales subsidiary, Amada International Industry & Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China

March 1996

Established a sales subsidiary, Amada (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

March 1996

Established a joint venture company, Amada Shanghai Punch & Shear Co., Ltd., in Shanghai,,China.

June 1995

Established a sales subsidiary, Amada (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in Samutprakarn, Thailand

December 1994

Established a joint venture company, Amada Lianyungang Machinery Co.,Ltd. in Lianyungang City, China

September 1994

Established a sales subsidiary, Amada Hong Kong Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong

March 1993

Created a joint venture company, Beijing Amada Metrecs Machine & Tooling Co. Ltd. (present Beijing Amada Machine & Tooling Co., Ltd.) in Beijing, China

November 1992

Built Amada Machine Tool Plaza

April 1992

Built the Soft Studio House and Training House, "FORUM 246"

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1980s

Full-scale overseas development (Photograph: Amada S.A.)

June 1989

Established a sales subsidiary, Amada Singapore (1989) Pte Ltd. in Singapore

April 1989

Sonoike Manufactures Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name to Amada Sonoike Co., Ltd.

April 1989

Wasino Machinery Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name to Amada Wasino Co., Ltd.

March 1988

Amada Metrecs Co., Ltd. listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

November 1987

Established a sales subsidiary, Amada Cutting Technologies, Inc. in Buena Park, CA, USA

September 1987

Sonoike Manufactures Co., Ltd. established Fujinomiya Factory (present Fujinomiya Works) in Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture

May 1987

Established a sales subsidiary, Amada Promecam Canada (present Amada Canada Ltd.) in Granby City, Quebec, Canada

December 1986

Established a manufacturing subsidiary, Amada Austria GmbH in Ternitz, Austria

September 1986

Purchased Promecam Sisson-Lehmann S.A. (France), and started Amada S.A. (present Amada Europe S.A.)

July 1985

Amada Metrecs Co., Ltd. listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

September 1984

Established a sales subsidiary, Amada Taiwan, Inc. in Chongwen City, Taiwan

January 1983

Amada Engineering & Service Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name to Amada Metrecs Co., Ltd.

January 1982

Established a subsidiary, Amada Italy in Milan, Italy

July 1981

Wasino Machinery Co., Ltd. took over Yodogawa Press Manufactures Co., Ltd. As a result of the merger, Amada acquired 27.2% of Yodogawa Press' stock

April 1981

Sonoike Manufactures Co., Ltd. established U.S. Sonoike (present Amada North America Inc.) in La Mirada, CA, and started local production of NC Turret Punch Press.

April 1980

Sonoike Manufactures Co., Ltd. listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

January 1980

Amada Engineering & Service Co., Ltd. established a subsidiary, Amada Engineering & Service Co., Inc. in Los Angeles, California

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1970s

Introduction of “LYLA”, the world's most advanced NC Turret Punch Press

April 1979

Built new corporate HQ building

November 1978

Sonoike Sales Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name to Amada Engineering & Service Co., Ltd.

May 1978

Built Amada Machine Tool Plaza in the headquarters (at present Isehara Works)

April 1978

Through the third party allocation of new shares to Wasino Machinery Co., Ltd. (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Osaka Securities Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchnage First Section), acquired 16.7% of Wasino Machinery's stock, and delegated mechanical press production to Wasino

March 1978

Received transfer of stock of Sonoike Sales Co., Ltd. from Sonoike Manufactures Co., Ltd. and started partnership for the after-sale service business of the Amada's products

November 1973

Through the third party allocation of new shares to Sonoike Manufactures Co., Ltd. (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section), acquired 49.4% of Sonoike's stock and received the company's management rights. Delegated the production of band saw machinery (horizontal type general-use machines) and toolings (for sheet metal) to Sonoike

July 1973

Through the third party allocation of new shares to Yodogawa Press Manufactures Co., Ltd.(listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange Second Section), acquired 30% of Yodogawa Press' stock and delegated mechanical press production to Yodogawa Press

October 1972

Purchased a local machinery trading company in Düsseldorf, Germany, and started Amada GmbH

August 1972

Established a sales subsidiary, Amada United Kingdom Limited in Birmingham, United Kingdom

December 1971

Concluded a Technical Assistance Agreement with U.S. Amada Ltd. (present Amada North America Inc.), and started production and sales of NC Turret Punch Press and Iron Worker

January 1971

Established a technology development subsidiary, US Amada Ltd. (present Amada North America Inc.), in Seattle, WA, USA

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1960s

Expansion of Amada's product portfolio

August 1969

Listed on the First Section at the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange

April 1969

Relocated headquarters from Nakano-ku, Tokyo to Isehara-cho, Naka-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture

November 1967

Concluded a Technical Assistance Agreement with Promecam International (France), and started production and sales of Shearing Machines

September 1965

Concluded a Technical Assistance Agreement with Promecam Sisson-Lehmann S.A. (France), and started production and sales of Press Brakes

April 1965

Concluded a Technical Assistance Agreement with USI-Clearing Industrial Inc. (U.S.), and started production and sales of Mechanical Press

February 1964

Merged with AM Trading Co., Ltd. and Takumi Technology Research Co., Ltd. Renamed Takumi Technology Research Co., Ltd to Ono Plant

January 1964

Changed corporate name to Amada Co., Ltd.

January 1963

Takumi Technology Research Co. Ltd. (manufacturer of band-saw blades, Ono-shi, Hyogo Prefecture) joined the Amada Group as a subsidiary

July 1962

Company's stock listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange

October 1961

Company's stock listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

August 1961

Built Isehara Factory in Isehara-cho, Naka-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture

July 1961

Issued company stock as over-the-counter shares in the Tokyo area

June 1961

To change the par value of its stock, merged with Amada Manufactures (former corporate name: Suzukawa Industries Co., Ltd.), which had its headquarters in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. After the merger, relocated the headquarters to Nakano-ku, Tokyo. Changed the par value of the stock to 50 yen. The date of the company's establishment became May 1, 1948

April 1960

AM Trading Co., Ltd founded by separating the Trading Department

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1950s

Introduction of Vertical Band Saw (Contour Saw), Amada's first machine as a machine manufacturer

October 1956

Established the Kawaguchi Factory in Hatogaya-shi, Saitama Prefecture

March 1956

Started production of Horizontal Band Saws (Cut-off Band Saws)

January 1955

Completed Amada's first Vertical Band Saw (Contour Saw)

October 1953

Reorganized as a stock company. Relocated headquarters to Nakano-ku, Tokyo. Started manufacturing and sales of universal sheet metal band saw machines

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1940s

Amada was Founded with a Single Fire-Charred Lathe

June 1948

Founded the limited partnership Amada Manufactures

September 1946

Inaugurated enterprise in Takada-minami-cho, Toshima-ku, Tokyo