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History of yasec

1939
Established Yamashina Seiki Research Institute Co., Ltd. with capital fund of 190,000 Japanese yen.
Started manufacturing micrometers.
1949
Changed company name to Yamashina Seiki Co., Ltd.
Started manufacturing Japanese character typewriters.
1958
Succeeded in commercialization of special purpose machine tools using the block build system which had been studied and developed as an in-house processing facility, and started manufacturing and selling these tools along with tiltable barrel grinders.
1962
In May, formed a business tie-up with Daikin Industries Ltd..
In July, increased the capital fund to 50 million Japanese yen.
1963
Started manufacturing submersible pumps and Bosch type lubricators, as their manufacturing license and dealership got transferred from Daikin Industries Ltd.
1965
Laid the foundation as a manufacturer of lubrication equipment thanks to transfer of element type lubricator from Daikin Industries Ltd. and self development of high pressure lubricator.
1968
Newly established Ritto Plant in Ritto-cho in Shiga Prefecture, and started manufacturing lubricators, circulating lubrication systems, and various kinds of heat exchangers.
1970
Built Ritto Plant No. 2 in June, and started manufacturing large-sized coolers, introduced large-sized machining facilities and started die machining.
Newly organized Electronics Division in September to make an entry into the field of electronics, and started manufacturing small motors and special measuring instruments.
1971
Newly established FRP Resin Molding Plant in Mizuguchi-cho in Shiga Prefecture and installed an 800 ton hot press.
Started manufacturing various kinds of FRP products including FRP cooling towers of Daikin Industries Ltd.
1972
Newly established a plant with an area of 3000m2 in Mizuguchi-cho in Shiga Prefecture according to the policy to expand its electronics business. Established yasec Electronics Co., Ltd. with the capital fund of 10 million Japanese yen to expand the business as an independent company.
1973
Increased the capital fund to 100 million Japanese yen in accordance with business expansion.
Opened Kochi Plant in November and started manufacturing mainly small motors.
1977
Merged yasec Electronics Co., Ltd. toward business reinforcement through integration of machinery and electronics.
Built Omi Plant as Head Plant. Centered Yamashina Plant and Ritto Plant to Head Plant.
1980
Succeeded in development and commercialization of exhaust valve grinding machine for all types of marine engines.
1983
Succeeded in development of machinery which meets the needs for FMS (Flexible Machining System), such as machining center, NC facing, multi spindle auto head changer and turrex.
1987
Started manufacturing large-sized heat exchangers (condensers).
1992
Completed installation of flushing system with a capacity of 300m2/Hr.
1998
Exported large-sized transfer lines to U.S.A.
2000
Head Plant and Head Office obtained ISO9001 certification. Certification body: LRQA.
Opened Central Research Institute within the premises of Head Plant.
2001
Obtained plant certification for ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.
2002
Succeeded in development of high speed U-axis controlled system. Patented in Japan, USA, Korea and EU.
2003
Started manufacturing pressure vessels in compliance with CE Marking (TUV certification).
2005
Opened Central Research Institute, BKC Incubator Annex within the premises of Ritsumeikan University BKC Incubator.
2007
Shiga Plant obtained ISO14001 certification. 
Certification body: DNV (DET NORSKE VERITAS).
2009
Obtained "Medical Device Manufacturing License" under Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (9/25)
Set up Medical Division (10/17).
Opened Medical Division Annex within the premises of Innovation Center of Shiga University of Medical Science.
2010
Obtained "Class 2 Medical Device Manufacturing and Sales License"under Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (5/24).
2011
Opened Clean Room M3 Plant for manufacturing medical devices (4/17).
Trade Name: YASEC Suction Catheter 
Obtained "Designated Controlled Medical Device Manufacturing and Sales License"under Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (10/24) and started manufacturing YASEC Suction Catheter.
2012
yasec Medical Division achieves ISO13485certification(1/6).
yasec achieves ISO14001certification(11/1).