History of ASTI
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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
|1969 April||Started production of 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.
|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
|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.
|1979 October||Established Taiheiyou Electronics Corp. as a subsidiary in Irino-Cho, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka to produce printed boards for electronics.
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.
|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.
|1983 July||Started the brand logo ASTI.|
|1983 July||Decided on “ASTIQS” as the ASTI quality assurance system.
|1983 September||Changed the name of the corporation to Taiheiyou ASTI Corp.|
|1984 March||Started production of satellite receivers for America.
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
|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.
|1989 November||Announced the submersible trans-receiver “Channel Blue” that used ultra-sonic technology.
Submersible Trans Receivers “Channel Blue”
|1990 July||Developed and sold PC-LAN for production lines.
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.
|1993 April||Opened the Miyakoda Technical Center in the Hamamatsu Technopolis in Shin-Miyakoda, Hamamatsu-Shi, Shizuoka.|
|1993 April||Started production of pagers.
|1993 September||Started treatment of wire bonding for magnetic heads.
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]
|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.
|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.
|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
|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
|1998 February|| Moved the Tokyo office to Chuuou-ku, Tokyo and started the Tokyo Technical Center including a technical department.
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)
|2000 April||Changed the name of subsidiary Astom Corp. to ASTIplus Corp.|
|2002 May||Acquired ISO14001 certification for the Asaba factory.
|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.|