|Years||History of Sankyo Seisakusho Co.|
|1938||Ryohei Ogawa founded Ogawa Seisakusho at 3-128, Tabata, Kita Ward, Tokyo for the manufacture of aircraft turbine vanes and Caterpillar tractor parts.|
|1951||Company name changed to Sankyo Seisakusho Limited.
Started manufacturing automobile parts and electrical parts for consumer items.
|1964||Company organization changed and incorporated as Sankyo Seisakusho Co.|
|1970||Developed a shrink tunnel packaging machine (photo 1). (Patent No. 121463.
The first patent applied for under the name Sankyo Seisakusho Co.)
Began research into intermittent indexing devices using roller gear cammechanisms (Applied for a basic patent for an intermittent indexing device)
|1973||Succeeded in developing the first roller gear cam indexing drive in Japan
(Applied for a patent related to our in-company produced cam processing machine.)
Started selling our D series, a basic model with an output shaft (photo 2)
|1980||Started producing our AIM - Ampoule Inspection Machine (photo 3).
(Applied for a patent for the oscillating synchronization system we developed)
Our indexing devices were chosen to be added to the drive mechanism of a large-scale high-speed production system manufacturer.
Developed the Variax M1, a press feeder (photo 4)
(Patent No. 1376660.)
|1981||Our Shizuoka Plant was constructed in Kikugawa-cho (currently called Kukugawa City), Shizuoka
(Site area: 54,000m2
|1982||Developed and sold world's smallest pick & place unit: FS.
Developed the world's fastest press materials feed units, the Variax V60A and V70M.
|1984||Started selling the world's smallest ultra-compact indexing drive, the 2.8D.|
|1985||Expanded our Shizuoka Plant. It became the world's largest plant dedicated to cams.|
|1987||Ryohei Ogawa was named Chairman of the Board of Directors
Hiroumi Ogawa was appointed President (photo 5).
Sankyo America Inc. was established in Ohio, the USA (photo 6).
|1989||Newly constructed Second Shizuoka Plant.
A bridge was completed between the 1st and 2nd Plants.
|1992||Second Shizuoka Plant expanded.
The new building to expand the 2nd Shizuoka Plant received the 24th Central Award for Architecture.
|1993||The Shizuoka Plant received the 12th Japanese Greening Center Chairman'.s Award.|
|1994||The 2nd Shizuoka Plant received the 6th Prefecture City Landscape Excellence Award.
The Miyagi Plant was completed at Shiwahime Cho, Kurihara Gun (currently called Kurihara City), Miyagi (Photo 7).
|1996||3rd Shizuoka Plant expanded.|
|2002||Plant for Hangzhou Sankyo Machinery Co., Ltd. completed|
|2004||The Shizuoka Plant received the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry award for its excellent greenery.|
|2005||Released our RollerDrive RA series (photo 8)|
|2006||The RollerDrive RA series received a Good Design award (photo 8)
Sankyo China Trading Co., Ltd. established (photo 9).
|2007||Released RollerDrive system RC series circular CNC table.|
|2012||Developed a high speed, long stroke linear unit.
(Patent No. 4700944.)
|2013||Completed a new Hangzhou Sankyo Machinery Co., Ltd. Jiang plant established sales and service bases in Korea and Taiwan. (Korean Branch, Taiwanese Branch)|
|2015||Inauguration of Hiroumi Ogawa as Chairman of the Board.
Established RVC: RODAX VIETNAM CO., LTD.
|2017||Established a local subsidiary in Thailand: Sankyo Works (Thailand) Co., Ltd.|
|2018||Local subsidiary of Korean Branch: Sankyo Korea Co., Ltd.|
|2019||Launched the RollerDrive RGV and RGR series.|