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Asahi Mekki Co., Ltd.

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Asahi Mekki has conducted business with over 600 companies in and outside of Tottori Prefecture, and has built close relationships with many stainless steel manufacturers. Launched by the company as it celebrated its 60th year in business, “Ororu” is a new service whose aim is to provide “new value.” In the past, color unevenness and color variations between lots following color development were issues industrially. However, thanks to the creation of a pretreatment technique that processes under optimum conditions and the development of a system that accurately controls the color development electrical potential, great improvements have been made to resolve these issues. Our independently developed color development technique gives us technical advantages over other companies. By using that technology, we can offer new value to even more customers. 

History

With Asahi Mekki’s 60-year history of development as its foundation (as of June 2018), Ororu was established as a company to provide new value. 

  • 1946
    Founded by Nobuharu Kinoshita in Okeyamachi in the city of Tottori under the company name “Asahi Ringyo,” engaging in bicycle sales/repair and electroplating.
  • January 1958
    Established as Asahi Mekki Co., Ltd., in Ogimachi in the city of Tottori with capital of 2 million yen.
  • May 1967
    Enlarged factory and expanded production facilities.
  • May 1970
    Increased capital to 4 million yen.
  • March 1972
    Completed wastewater treatment facility.
  • March 1980
    Increased capital to 8 million yen.
  • January 1981
    Relocated the entire head office and factory to Nanei-cho in the city of Tottori. Changed the company name to Asahi Mekki Co., Ltd.
  • January 1983
    Established Research and Development Office.
  • January 1983
    Newly constructed a factory and industrialized cation electrodeposition coating.
  • May 1984
    Newly established an electroless nickel plating facility.
  • January 1985
    Acquired 2,000 m2 of land in Izumo Nagahama Core Industrial Park in city of Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.
  • June 1986
    Started construction of Izumo Factory.
  • November 1986
    Commenced operation of Izumo Factory.
  • June 1988
    Increased capital to 20 million yen.
  • May 1990
    Acquired 3,000 m2 of land for Izumo Factory.
  • February 2000
    ISO 14001 certification acquired by head office / Tottori Factory.
  • August 2001
    Newly established an automated static galvanizing facility.
  • December 2003
    Increased capital to 40 million yen.
  • February 2006
    ISO 14001 certification acquired by Izumo Factory.
  • June 2009
    Split up head office / Tottori Factory and Izumo Factory.
  • January 2010
    ISO 9001 certification acquired by head office.
  • December 2011
    Expanded electropolishing facility.
  • November 2012
    Renovated automated barrel galvanizing facility.
  • May 30, 2013
    Selected for FY2012 prototype development support funding for SMEs and micro enterprises in manufacturing (monodzukuri).
  • July 17, 2013
    Selected for Supporting Industry Program (Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program). Topic: Adaptation to All Aluminum Materials and Development of Surface Treatment Technique that Does Not Use Toxic Materials 
  • November 17, 2013
    Awarded FY2013 Tottori Prefectural Governor’s Certification as “Tottori Meister,” a Tottori Prefecture highly skilled worker (person certified: Kawami, Engineering Dept. General Manager).
  • January 15, 2014
    Commenced operations at new factory (Yonago Factory) in Hatagasaki in the city of Yonago.
  • April 2014
    Selected for FY2013 supplementary innovative manufacturing (monodzukuri), commerce and service businesses for SMEs and Micro Enterprises
  • September 17, 2014
    Certified as a Tottori Prefecture Gender Equality Promotion Company.
  • June 2015
    Selected for FY2014 supplementary subsidies for innovation of manufacturing (monodzukuri), commerce and service businesses
  • September 30, 2015
    Selected by NEDO (FY2015 Program to Promote Translation R&D for SMEs). Topic: Practical Development of SUS Color Development for Tone Uniformity
  • June 2016
    Formulated BCP. Acquired patent for “aluminum alloy surface treatment method.” Selected for FY2015 supplemental prototype development support subsidies for SMEs and micro enterprises in manufacturing (monodzukuri).
  • October 2016
    Selected for Tottori Next-Generation Local Resources Industry Development Program.
  • May 2017
    Selected for FY2016 supplemental support subsidies for innovative manufacturing (monodzukuri), commerce, and service development.
  • November 1, 2017
    Received FY2017 Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Human Resources Development Award (Technical skills test-related office).
  • November 17, 2017
    Acquired METI Omotenashi Japan Service Quality (Blue) Certification.
  • December 22, 2017
    Selected as the Driving Company for the Regional Future by METI.
  • February 15, 2018
    Received Director General of Chugoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry of Seventh Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award.
  • April 23, 2018
    With Niche Top (company that uses own technology to acquire new demand and expand employment) Certification, signed agreement to expand factory (signing ceremony).
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