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Energized by the next generation of challenges, ASTI is surpassing all personal beliefs.

More than 40 years since establishment in 1963. ASTI has been continuously working towards the needs of society and the customer. Success at ASTI can be attributed to the desire to look at the next generation as a challenge while also looking at the requirements of the changing times. Everyday, ASTI goes towards the future from new starting points. It is the path to technology and challenges.

 From Establishment to 1970   From 1971 to 1980   From 1981 to 1990
 From 1991 to 2000   From 2001


From Establishment to 1970
1963
May:  Founded Pen Oil Sales Corp. in Asada-Cho, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka. Started sales of oil products like lubricants for automobiles and ships.
1964
April: Started assembling and machining piano action parts.
1966
April: Changed the name of the corporation to Taiheiyou Kigyo Corp.
November: Started assembling and tuning organ mechanisms
1967
January: Transferred operations for oil product parts to Taiheiyou Sekiyu Corp.
1968
September:
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Production of Harnesses
Started production of wire harnesses for electronic organs.
1969
April: Started production of audio amplifiers
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Audio Amplifiers
May: Established a new electronics factory in Enshuuhama, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka to expand production of audio amplifiers.



From 1971 to 1980
1971
June:  Established the new Nishijima factory in Nishijima-Cho, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka to expand production of wire harnesses for electronic organs.
1972
June: Inaugurated the department for development of technology
July: Started production of wire harnesses for two wheeled vehicles
1974
August:
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Stereo Factory Stereo Factory in the Works.
Established a new stereo factory (currently Fukushima Factory) in Fukushima-Cho, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka to expand production of stereo amplifiers.
Established a new stereo factory (currently Fukushima Factory) in Fukushima-Cho, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka to expand production of stereo amplifiers.
1976
September:
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Day care center
Started a day care center in the company to improve the work environment for female employees. (Section 1 of Promotion of Subsidies for Hamamatsu-Shi Employees)
1977
June: Moved head office to the Nishijima factory.
1979
February: Established Taizui Electronics Factory Co. Ltd. in Taiwan as an overseas joint venture and started production of wire harnesses.
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Car Radios
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Taiheiyou Electronics Corp.
August: Started production of car radios.
October: Established Taiheiyou Electronics Corp. as a subsidiary in Irino-Cho, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka to produce printed boards for electronics.
December: Established Asia Parts Corp. as a subsidiary in Ichino-Cho, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka to produce audio products.


From 1981 to 1990
1982
March: Started production of answering machines for America.
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Answering Machines
November:  Established a new electronics factory (currently Ryuyo Factory) in Ryuyo-Cho, Iwata-Gun, Shizuoka
(currently Iwata-Shi) to expand production of wireless harnesses and answering machines.
1983
May: Started production of electronic control boards for home electronics.
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ASTIQ
image:Bike Audio
Bike Audio
June: Started bike audios and started production for America.
July: Started the brand logo ASTI.
July: Decided on “ASTIQS” as the ASTI quality assurance system.
September: Changed the name of the corporation to Taiheiyou ASTI Corp.



1984
March:
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Satellite Receiver “SKYTOUCH”
Started production of satellite receivers for America.
1986
April:
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STI Corp.of America Nikko Audio
Established ASTI Corporation of America as an overseas subsidiary. Started production and sales of audio equipment.
1987
July: Started production of programmable controllers.
1988
October:
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Monterey
Established the new Asaba Factory in Asaba-Cho, Iwata-Gun, Shizuoka (currently Fukuroi-Shi) to
expand the electronic circuit board production department because of an increase in the
production of satellite receivers and acoustic equipment.
1989
November:
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Submersible Trans Receivers “Channel Blue”
Announced the submersible trans-receiver “Channel Blue” that used ultra-sonic technology.
1990
July:
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PC-LAN for Auto-Inserter
Developed and sold PC-LAN for production lines.


From 1991 to 2000
1992
January: Changed the name of the corporation to ASTI Corp.
January: Liquidated the overseas subsidiary ASTI Corporation of America.
April: Opened a precision plastic molding department.
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Injection Machinery View of the line at the Hamamatsu South Factory (currently Fukushima Factory) in 1992.
1993
April: Opened the Miyakoda Technical Center in the Hamamatsu Technopolis in Shin-Miyakoda, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka.
April: Started production of pagers.
September:  Started treatment of wire bonding for magnetic heads.
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Pager Treatment of Wire Bonding

1994
February: Opened the Tokyo office in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
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BS Tuner [CT800J]
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Signal Mirror
April: Started domestic production and sales of BS tuners for mounting in vehicles and homes.
April: Opened the Kansai office (currently Kansai Factory) in Settsushi, Osaka.
July: Started production and sales of signal mirrors for assistance in evacuation.
December: Established Zhejiang ASTI Electric Co. Ltd. in China as an overseas subsidiary.
December: Established Hangzhou ASTI Electronics Co. Ltd. in China as an overseas subsidiary.
1995
June: Changed the name of the corporation in the Articles of Incorporation to ASTI Corp.
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Mobile Phones
August: Started production of circuit boards for mobile phones.
September: Listed in the second section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange. Increased capital to 1.15 billion yen
1996
January: Developed and sold BS receiver sets used in times of disaster
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BS Set Used in Times of Disaster
March: Moved the head office to Fukushima-Cho




1997
August: Increased the area at Asaba Factory.
August: Merged the Taiheiyou Electronics Corp and ASTI Orbix Corp. Name of the new company is Astom Corp.
1998
January: Started production of thin film magnetic heads.
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Production of Thin Film Magnetic Heads
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Tokyo Technical Center
February: Moved the Tokyo office to Chuuou-ku, Tokyo and started the Tokyo Technical Center including a technical department.
March: Acquired the ISO9002 certification for the Ryuyo factory.
September: Established the ASTI Electronics Corporation in Vietnam as a joint venture with Sumitomo Corp.
1999
March:
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ISO9001 Certification
Acquired the ISO9001 certification.
(Head office/ Chuuou annex/ Miyakoda Technical Center/ Miyakoda Factory/ Ryuyo Factory/ Asaba Factory)



2000
April: Changed the name of subsidiary Astom Corp. to ASTIplus Corp.


From 2001
2002
May: Acquired ISO14001 certification for the Asaba factory.
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ISO14001 Certification
November: Corrected the name incorporated in registration to ASTI Corp. in the Articles of Incorporation.
December: Listed in the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2003
March: Merged the subsidiary ASTI Plus Corp.
March: Closed the Tokyo Technical Center to centralize the technical departments.
August:  Acquired the ISO14001 certification for the Ryuyo Factory/ Fukushima Factory/ Miyakoda Factory.
2004
March: Increased the area in the Asaba factory.
November: Established ASTI Electronics India Private Limited in India as an overseas subsidiary.
2005
December: Hangzhou ASTI Electronics Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of ASTI in China, completed the factory construction and started operations.
December: Issued 1.1 million new shares by means of public offering and third party allocation, increasing the company's total share capital to 1,839.43 million Japanese Yen.
2006
January: Introduced the solar photovoltaic system into Asaba Factory for the initial case of the CO2 reduction program to be proceeded by Asti group.
November: Incorporated Asti Electronics Hanoi Corporation, a new subsidiary in Vietnam
December: Issued 0.7 million shares by means of public offering and third party allocation, increasing the company's total share capital to 2,396.63 million Japanese Yen.
2007
January: Issued 0.1 million shares by means of third party allocation, increasing the company's total share capital to 2,476.23 million Japanese Yen.
March: Built a new head office/factory in Yonezu-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu and transferred the head office functions to the new office.
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