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History of ASTI


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

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.
1966 November Started assembling and tuning organ mechanisms
1967 January Transferred operations for oil product parts to Taiheiyou Sekiyu Corp.
1968 September Started production of wire harnesses for electronic organs.
Production of Harnesses

Production of Harnesses

1969 April Started production of audio amplifiers
Audio Amplifiers

Audio Amplifiers

1969 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
1972 July Started production of wire harnesses for two wheeled vehicles
1974 August Established a new stereo factory (currently Fukushima Factory) in Fukushima-Cho, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka to expand production of stereo amplifiers.
Stereo Factory

Stereo Factory

1976 September 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)
Day care center

Day care center

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.
1979 August Started production of car radios.
Car Radios

Car Radios

1979 October Established Taiheiyou Electronics Corp. as a subsidiary in Irino-Cho, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka to produce printed boards for electronics.
Taiheiyou Electronics Corp.

Taiheiyou Electronics Corp.

1979 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.
Answering Machines

Answering Machines

1982 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.
1983 June Started bike audios and started production for America.
Bike Audio

Bike Audio

1983 July Started the brand logo ASTI.
1983 July Decided on “ASTIQS” as the ASTI quality assurance system.
ASTIQ

ASTIQ

1983 September Changed the name of the corporation to Taiheiyou ASTI Corp.
1984 March Started production of satellite receivers for America.
Satellite Receiver “SKYTOUCH”

Satellite Receiver “SKYTOUCH”

1986 April Established ASTI Corporation of America as an overseas subsidiary. Started production and sales of audio equipment.
ASTI Corp.of America

ASTI Corp.of America

1987 July Started production of programmable controllers.
1988 October 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.
Monterey

Monterey

1989 November Announced the submersible trans-receiver “Channel Blue” that used ultra-sonic technology.
Submersible Trans Receivers “Channel Blue”

Submersible Trans Receivers “Channel Blue”

1990 July Developed and sold PC-LAN for production lines.
PC-LAN for Auto-Inserter

PC-LAN for Auto-Inserter


From 1991 to 2000

1992 January Changed the name of the corporation to ASTI Corp.
1992 January Liquidated the overseas subsidiary ASTI Corporation of America.
1992 April Opened a precision plastic molding department.
View of the line at the Hamamatsu South Factory (currently Fukushima Factory) in 1992.

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.
1993 April Started production of pagers.
Pager

Pager

1993 September Started treatment of wire bonding for magnetic heads.
Treatment of Wire Bonding

Treatment of Wire Bonding

1994 February Opened the Tokyo office in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
1994 April Started domestic production and sales of BS tuners for mounting in vehicles and homes.
BS Tuner [CT800J]

BS Tuner [CT800J]

1994 April Opened the Kansai office (currently Kansai Factory) in Settsushi, Osaka.
1994 July Started production and sales of signal mirrors for assistance in evacuation.
Signal Mirror

Signal Mirror

1994 December Established Zhejiang ASTI Electric Co. Ltd. in China as an overseas subsidiary.
1994 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.
1995 August Started production of circuit boards for mobile phones.
Mobile Phones

Mobile Phones

1995 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
BS Set Used in Times of Disaster

BS Set Used in Times of Disaster

1996 March Moved the head office to Fukushima-Cho
1997 August Increased the area at Asaba Factory.
1997 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.
Production of Thin Film Magnetic Heads

Production of Thin Film Magnetic Heads

1998 February Moved the Tokyo office to Chuuou-ku, Tokyo and started the Tokyo Technical Center including a technical department.
Tokyo Technical Center

Tokyo Technical Center

1998 March Acquired the ISO9002 certification for the Ryuyo factory.
1998 September Established the ASTI Electronics Corporation in Vietnam as a joint venture with Sumitomo Corp.
1999 March Acquired the ISO9001 certification.
(Head office/ Chuuou annex/ Miyakoda Technical Center/ Miyakoda Factory/ Ryuyo Factory/ Asaba Factory)
ISO9001 Certification

ISO9001 Certification

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

From 2001

2002 May Acquired ISO14001 certification for the Asaba factory.
ISO14001 Certification

ISO14001 Certification

2002 November Corrected the name incorporated in registration to ASTI Corp. in the Articles of Incorporation.
2002 December Listed in the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2003 March Merged the subsidiary ASTI Plus Corp.
2003 March Closed the Tokyo Technical Center to centralize the technical departments.
2003 August Acquired the ISO14001 certification for the Ryuyo Factory/ Fukushima Factory/ Miyakoda Factory.
2004 March Increased the area in the Asaba factory.
2004 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.
2005 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.
2006 November Incorporated Asti Electronics Hanoi Corporation, a new subsidiary in Vietnam
2006 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.
2007 March Built a new head office/factory in Yonezu-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu and transferred the head office functions to the new office.