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[ Corporate History ]

Jun,1973AOI Kikou Co., Ltd. is established with a paid-in capital of 25 million yen
1976NC lathe No. 1 is introduced
1977Components for a vibration center of a nuclear power station are supplied
1979MC No. 1 is introduced
Apr,1982TQC activities are commenced
Four MCs (10-pallet) are introduced
Aug,1984Plant No. 2 is expanded
1989Wins Award for Outstanding Effort at the TQC Chugoku/Shikoku Competition
OctAwarded a health and safety award
Dec,1992Plants No. 3 and 4 are expanded
1993Swiss-type NC lathe is introduced
Manufacture of video components commences
Processed 280 tons of conductor for electric power transmission for super-high-capacity electroplating tank
Jul,1994Awarded "Safety promotion prize"
Apr,1996Awarded "Director General of the Science and Technology Agency"
SepNew Quality Independence Guarantee certification is obtained
May,1998ISO9002: 1994 certification is obtained
Dec,1999Manufacture of components for automobile safety devices commences
Oct,2000Transition to ISO9001: 2000
2002Processing of difficult-to-machine materials (e.g., titanium, beryllium-copper, cobalt, and vitallium) commences
Oct40th AQC presentation
Oct,2003ISO14001: 1996 certification is obtained
Feb,2004SIV system is developed
AprAwarded Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award
Jun,2005Exhibited a SIV system at the 9th Mechanical Components and Materials Technology Expo
Commenced operation of Ozu Plant in Ozu-shi, Ehime
Feb,2006Transition to ISO14001: 2004
JunExhibited maintenance-free device at the 10th Mechanical Components and Materials Technology Expo
Apr,2007Exhibited at Hanover Messe, Germany
JunExhibited at 11th Mechanical Components and Materials Technology Expo
Oct50th AQC presentation
Apr,2008Exhibited at Hanover Messe in Germany
Toshiba Environment Audit is passed
MayExhibited at the 1st Difficult Manufacturing Technology Show 2008 in Nagoya
Apr,2009Awarded Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award
JunAwarded "300 of Japan's Dynamic Monozukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises)"
JulExhibited at the 2nd Difficult Manufacturing Technology Show 2009 in Nagoya
Apr,2010Plant No.5 is expanded
SepISO/TS16949: 2009 certification is obtained ( quality austria )
Feb,2012Awarded "Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, The Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Nippon grand prize of Excellence"
Awarded "Asihara Kagaku Prize of Grand Prize"
Oct60th AQC presentation
Jun,2015Plant No.6 is expanded