History

The proud history of AMADA since the 1940s

Since 2010

New era for laser cutting

April 2015
With the establishment of AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD. on April 1, 2015, the web sites of the AMADA Group companies were renewed.
January 2015
Fiber Laser cutting Machine ENSIS-3015AJ was honored the Ten New Product Award 2014
November 2014
Fukushima Factory opened
August 2014
AMADA ENGINEERING changed its name to AMADA AUTOMATION SYSTEMS in August 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)

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

1990s

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

July 1999
Established a subsidiary, AMADA LASER AMERICA, INC. in Covington, GA, USA
January 1999
Established a sales subsidiary AMADA KOREA CO., LTD. in Incheon, Korea
March 1998
Established a sales subsidiary, AMADA OCEANIA PTY. LTD. in Sydney, Australia
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 and started to manufacture bending and punching machines
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 and started to manufacture band saw blades
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 and started to manufacture NCT tooling
November 1992
Built AMADA MACHINE TOOL PLAZA
April 1992
Built the Soft Studio House and Training House, "FORUM 246"

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 ITALIA 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

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

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

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

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