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Corporate History

Corporate History

Oct. 1939

Took over part of motor business from Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd. (now Toshiba Corporation).
Established Shibaura Kyomachi Seisakusyo in Yurakucho, Tokyo.

Dec. 1939

Changed the company name to Shibaura Engineering Works Co., Ltd.

Jan. 1942

Opened OFUNA Works (now YOKOHAMA Operations).

Sept. 1943

Opened OBAMA Works.

April 1949

Toshiba Automation Co., Ltd. (later Toshiba Mechatronics Co., Ltd.) was established.

May 1962

Moved headquarters to Akasaka-Tameike, Tokyo.

Oct. 1969

Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Feb. 1972

Designated to list stock on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

July 1972

Tokyo Shinkuu Kizai (now Shibaura Eletec Corporation) was established.

April 1980

Established Shibaura Obama Kogyosyo (later Shibaura EMS Corporation).

Oct. 1981

Tosei Engineering Co., Ltd. (now Shibaura Precision Co., Ltd.) was established.

Oct. 1991

Merged with Tokuda Seisakusho Co., Ltd. (established in 1932); became SAGAMI Works.

June 1993

Established Shibaura Technical Systems Co., Ltd. (now Shibaura Vending Machine Corporation).

April 1994

Toshiba Automation Co., Ltd. took over the laser and microwave business from Toshiba Corporation.

April 1994

Established Shibaura Biru Service (now Shibaura Engineering Works Co., Ltd.).

July 1996

Established Shibaura Technology International Corporation in the U.S.A.

July 1996

Toshiba Automation Co., Ltd. changed its name to Toshiba Mechatronics Co., Ltd.

Aug. 1996

Toshiba Automation Co., Ltd. took over semiconductor back end process manufacturing equipment business from Toshiba Corporation.

Dec. 1996

OFUNA Works acquired ISO 9001 certification.

July 1997

Moved headquarters to Yokohama.

Dec. 1997

Toshiba Mechatronics Co., Ltd. (later SAGAMINO Operations) acquired ISO 14001 certification.

April 1998

Integrated OFUNA Works and SAGAMI Works into YOKOHAMA Operations.

Oct. 1998

Merged with Toshiba Mechatronics Co., Ltd. became SAGAMINO Operations.

Oct. 1998

Changed the company name to Shibaura Mechatronics Corporation.

Oct. 1998

Established Shibaura NIDEC Corporation, and transferred motor business.

April 1999

All operations acquired ISO 14001 certification.

April 1999

Established Shibaura Mechatronics Taiwan Corporation in Taiwan.

Feb. 2000

All operations acquired ISO 9001 certification.

Aug. 2000

Established SCK Co., Ltd.(now Shibaura Mechatronics Korea Co., Ltd.) in Korea.

Sept. 2000

Assigned the holdings of Shibaura NIDEC Corporation to NIDEC Corporation.

Feb. 2001

Won the Corporate Prize at the Anzoff Award.

Oct. 2001

Opened e-Service Center.

Nov. 2001

Established Shibaura Mechatronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in China.

July 2004

Established Shibaura Hi-Tech Corporation.

April 2005

Shibaura Vending Machine Corporation merged with Shibaura EMS Corporation.

July 2005

Took over silicon wafer inspection system business from Honda Electron Co., Ltd.

Jan. 2006

SCK Co., Ltd. changed its name to Shibaura Mechatronics Korea Co., Ltd.

Feb. 2007

Established Building No. 5 at Yokohama Operations.

March 2008

Shibaura Mechatronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. became a wholly owned subsidiary.

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