AIDA Company | History

AIDA Company History

1917 AIDA Iron Works is founded in Honjo, Tokyo, by Yokei Aida.

1923 Totally destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake but rebuilt immediately.

1933 Introduced the first Japanese knuckle-joint press.

1937 Incorporated as a limited company with capital of 200,000 yen.

1945 The factory is totally destroyed in an air raid, then rebuilt and operations restarted two months later.

1951 Introduced the first Japanese crowncapping press.

1955 Introduced the first 200tf high-speed automatic press.

1959 New factory constructed in Sagamihara City (current headquarters).

1960 Introduced the first Japanese transfer press.

1962 Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, 2nd section.

1964 Headquarters and Kameido factory aremoved and integrated into the Sagamihara facility.

1967 Completed a 2,500 tf transfer press,the largest class in the world.

1968 Introduced “Autohand,” the first Japanese industrial robot.

1970 Company name is changed to AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD.

1971 Promoted to the 1st Section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange.

1972 AIDA-AMERICA CORPORATION is established.

1974 Tsukui Factory is constructed. (Current Tsukui Plant Division in Sagamihara City)

1977 Introduced 3-D Motion Mark IV Transfer Press stamping center system.

1985 Nominated as a marginable stock at the Tokyo Stock Exchange.AIDA CANADA, INC. is established.

1989 AIDA STAMPING TECHNOLOGY PTE., LTD., is established in Singapore.

1990 AIDA INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT is established in Sagamihara City.

1991 Awarded the “Technology Development Prize” from the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity for AIDA's “Precision Closed Die Cold Forging System”.

1992 ACCESS, LTD., is established in Ishikawa Prefecture.

1993 AIDA HONG KONG, LTD., is established.

1995 Manufacturing bases are established in the US and Malaysia. A new facility is constructed in Hakusan City in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Awarded the “Mitsui Precision Technology Prize” from the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity for AIDA's high speed HMX-U press.

1997 AIDA STAMPING TECHNOLOGY (THAILAND) CO.,LTD., is established.
Introduced the “New Corporate Identity Program.”

1999 Received ISO 9001 certification.

2000 Awarded the “Mitsui PrecisionTechnology Prize” from the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity for the“VL Series”.

2001 Received ISO 14001 certification.

2002 AIDA Srl-France and AIDA CHINA offices are established.
Introduced the world first direct-drive Digital Servo Former (now called the Direct Servo Former).

2003 Introduced the “UL series” ultimate precision forming press .

2004 AIDA-PRESSEN GmbH is established in Germany.
An Italian corporation is acquired, and AIDA Srl. is established as a production facility.

2005 AIDA do BRAZIL and PT AIDA STAMPING TECHNOLOGY INDONESIA are established.

2006 Awarded the Aida Technology Award from The Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity for “Heavy-plate FCF (plate structure) Process Method Development”.

2007 A new plant is constructed on land adjacentto the headquarters.

2008 AIDA STAMPING TECHNOLOGY (INDIA) PVT. LTD. is established.
Completed the development of a 23000kN capacity large servopress.
AIDA ENGINEERING DE MEXICO, S. DE R.L.DE C.V is established.

2010 Launched commercial marketing of large-capacity servo motors for servo presses developed and manufactured by AIDA.

2011 Established subsidiary in Vietnam. Transferred Chinese production base to Nantong City.

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