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Outline of TAKISAWA

Company Takisawa Machine Tool Co., Ltd.
Head Office,
Head Factory
983 Natsukawa, Kita-ku, Okayama,
701-0164 JAPAN
TEL: (81)86-293-6111 FAX: (81)86-293-5571
Shimosho Factory 268 Shimosho, Kurashiki, Okayama,
701-0112 JAPAN
TEL. (81)86-463-5101   FAX. (81)86-463-5119
Capital 2,319.02 Million Yen
Employees 330 (Non-Consolidated) As of
March 2017
Settlement Term CNC lathes, Engine lathes, Machining centers, Drill centers, FA cells, systems
Stock Iistings Tokyo
Member Japan Machine Tool Builder's Association

History of TAKISAWA

Aug. 1922 Brothers, Shusaku and Hichisaburo Takisawa, establish Takisawa Machine Tool in Osaka City as a private firm to manufacture and sell various machine tools such as drilling machines and lathes.
Mar. 1933 The founding brothers establish the Tamashima Plant in their hometown, Tamashima-cho (now Tamashima, Kurashiki City), Okayama Prefecture.
Apr. 1935 Establishes the Fuse Plant newly in Fuse City (now HigashiOsaka City), Osaka Prefecture, and at the same time, moves the headquarters and reorganizes to a general partnership.
Mar. 1938 Establishes the Wakae Plant in Wakae Village (now HigashiOsaka City), Osaka Prefecture.
Oct. 1944 Focuses the facilities on the Tamashima Plant, moves the headquarters and reorganizes to a corporation.
Apr. 1946 Begins the manufacture and sales of various food equipment and industrial equipment as a piece industry conversion plant, as well as repair and reworking of machine tools.
Jun. 1950 Restarts the manufacture of machine tools.
Sep. 1962 Lists on the Second Section of Osaka Securities Exchange.
Feb. 1963 Begins export of precision lathes to the U.S.A. in earnest.
May. 1963 Lists on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Apr. 1964 Establishes the Okayama Plant in Kibi-cho (now Natsukawa, Kita-ku, Okayama City), Okayama Prefecture.
Oct. 1966 Moves the headquarters to the Okayama Plant.
Aug. 1968 Begins the production of lathes with numerical control units.
Sep. 1971 Establishes Taiwan Takisawa Machinery Co., Ltd. (now Taiwan Takisawa Technology Co., Ltd., a consolidated subsidiary) to manufacture and sell engine lathes in Taiwan.
Nov. 1971 Establishes Takisawa Techno Service Inc. to sell machine tool parts and to provide servicing.
Aug. 1979 Establishes local subsidiary TAKISAWA MACHINE TOOL USA, CORP. (later TAKISAWA U.S.A., INC.) to provide sales and services in the U.S.A.
Oct. 1981 Begins production and sales of vertical machining centers in earnest.
Apr. 1983 Establishes a headquarters building and FMS Plant on the headquarters plant site.
Jan. 1989 Buys out ROCKWELL MACHINE TOOLS LTD. (later TAKISAWA U.K. LTD.) a United Kingdom trading company of machine tools.
May. 1991 Establishes local subsidiary TAKISAWA BENELUX B.V. to provide sales and services in Holland.
Dec. 1991 Establishes a technical center in the United Kingdom.
Mar. 1994 Closes and sells the Tamashima Plant after consolidating it into the headquarters plant.
Feb. 1996 Liquidates TAKISAWA BENELUX B.V.
Mar. 1997 Transfers No.3 plant and ancillary buildings to Takisawa Techno Service Inc. as well as transfer of part of production.
Sep. 2000 Establishes TAKISAWA (THAILAND) CO., LTD. to provide sales support and service in Thailand.
Nov. 2002 Local corporation, Shanghai Takisawa Mechatronics Ltd. (now Shanghai Takisawa Mechatronics Ltd., a consolidated subsidiary) is established in China aiming at manufacture through Takisawa Technology Investment Co., Ltd. by Taiwan Takisawa Technology Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2003 Takes over Takisawa Techno Service Inc.
Feb. 2003 Partitions newly Takisawa Techno Service Inc.
Mar. 2003 Establishes local corporation TAKISAWA, INC.(consolidated subsidiary) to provide sales and services in the U.S.A.
Mar. 2003 Liquidates TAKISAWA U.S.A., INC.
Apr. 2005 Acquires 190 shares of stock of Cascade Inc.
Dec. 2005 Assigns equity interest in Shanghai Takisawa Mechatronics Ltd. to Miyano Machinery Co., Ltd. and changes the company name to Shanghai Takisawa Miyano Machinery Co., Ltd. to be a joint venture.
Aug. 2008 Establishes the R & D center on the headquarters plant site.
Mar. 2009 Establishes the Parts Center on the headquarters plant site.
Apr. 2009 Establishes local subsidiary TAKISAWA (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. (consolidated subsidiary) to provide sales and services in China.
Jul. 2009 Takes over Cascade Inc.
Jan. 2010 Shanghai Takisawa Miyano Machinery Co., Ltd. (STM) dissolves the joint venture to Miyano Machinery Co., Ltd. (Miyano), by taking over all of the equity interest of STM owned by Miyano, and changes the company name to Shanghai Takisawa Mechatronics Ltd.
Feb. 2011 Establishes local corporation PT. TAKISAWA INDONESIA to provide sales support and service in Indonesia.
Sep. 2011 Sells all the stock of TAKISAWA U.K. LTD. (changed the company name to ROCKWELL MACHINE TOOLS LTD. on Jul. 22, 2011)
Dec. 2011 Taiwan Takisawa Technology Co., Ltd. establishes No.2 plant in Yengmei City, Taoyuan Hsien, Taiwan (now Yangmei District, Taoyuan City)
Jan. 2012 Establishes No.4 Plant on the headquarters plant site.
Apr. 2012 Takes over Takisawa Techno Service Inc.
Dec. 2012 Establishes local subsidiary Takisawa Machine(SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd. (consolidated subsidiary) to provide sales and services in China.
Jan. 2013 Establishes Takisawa Tech Corp. (consolidated subsidiary), to provide sales and service in the U.S.A. through Taiwan Takisawa Technology Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2013 Lists on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Jun. 2013 Establishes a technical center in China.
Mar. 2015 Establishes a technical center in U.S.A.
Jun. 2016 Transitions from a "Company with audit & supervisory board" to a "Company with Audit & supervisory committee".
Jan. 2017 Establishes TAKISAWA Tech Asia Co.,Ltd (consolidated subsidiary), to provide sales and service support in Thailand through Taiwan Takisawa Technology Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2017 Establishes No.5 Plant on the headquarters plant site.