History

1956〜1969

1956 April TAIKO KIKAI INDUSTRIES Co., Ltd. was established at the present location with a capital of $170,000 (¥17,000,000) and began design, production and sale of TAIKO Segmental Gear Pumps (patent No. 221928).
1958 May Opened Tokyo office
1960 April Opened Osaka office
1963 April Tokyo and Osaka offices became permanent.
1965 January Supplied fuel oil pump for Antarctic research ship ‘Fuji’.
April Kyushu factory completed. Began design, production and sale of centrifugal pump and sand pump.
1968 October Began design, production and sale of Rotary Blowers.
1969 September Introduced Quality Control (QC).
December Expanded Rotary Blowers test factory.

1970〜1979

1971 October Began design, production and sale of Sewage treatment Device.
November Introduced electric office calculator.
1972 March Licensed as authorized general construction group (construction industry machines and equipment installation) by the Governor of Yamaguchi prefecture.
April Environment Business Division launched.
1974 November Licensed as authorized manufacturer of Gear Pumps (Ship Safety Act Article 6-2) by the Minister of Transportation.
1975 March Licensed as authorized construction group in general (piping installation business equipment) and specialized fields (sewage treatment facility construction) by the Minister of Construction.
October Began design, production and sale of One Screw, Two Screw and Three Screw Pumps.
1976 June Began design, production and sale of Marine Oily Water Separators.
1978 March License renewed as authorized construction group in general and specialized fields by the Minister of Construction.
1979 November License extended as authorized manufacturer of Centrifugal Pumps (Ship Safety Act Article 6-2) by the Minister of Transportation.

1980〜1989

1980 July Contract with Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA, a nonprofit body) for “highly viscous oil suction performance experiment on land.”
1981 March License renewed as authorized construction group in general and specialized fields by the Minister of Construction.
April Supplied main engine integrated pump and engine room pump for Antarctic research ship ‘Shirase’.
1983 April Implement TQC (Total Quality Control).
August New facility for the exclusive testing and inspection of Centrifugal Pumps completed.
December Entered into a license agreement with IMO AB (Sweden) for Tank-mounted Lubrication Oil Pumps.
1984 March License renewed as authorized construction group in general and specialized fields by the Minister of Construction.
April Started numbering system to manage materials.
November Licensed extended as an authorized manufacturer of Screw Pumps (Ship Safety Act Article 6-2) by the Minister of Transportation.
1985 January Started numbering system to manage applications of marine approval.
1986 April Tokyo and Osaka permanent offices became branches.
October Began design, production and sale of Oil-free Screw Dry Vacuum Pumps.
December Provided technical assistance to Changsha Blower Works (China) as cooperation efforts in developing rotary blower technology.
1987 March Licensed renewed as authorized construction group in general (Set up equipment for civil works construction and electrical construction industries) and specialized fields (sewage treatment facility construction and pipe construction industries) by the Minister of Construction.
1989 October Introduced EWS/CAD (computer-aided drafting and design system).
November License renewed, authorization as a manufacturer of Pumps (Ship Safety Act Article 6-2) by the Minister of Transportation extended.

1990〜1999

1990 March License renewed as authorized construction group in general and specialized fields (Pipe construction industry) by the Minister of Construction.
October Introduced Light file system.
1991 November Komedashi Factory completed.
1992 July Began operating TCIM system. (TAIKO Computer Integrated Manufacturing)
1993 March License renewed as authorized construction group in general and specialized fields by the Minister of Construction.
Vacuum Pump (constant temperature) Production Factory completed.
1994 April Office established in Beijing, China.
September Provided centrifugal pump and gear pump technologies to Industry Pump General Plant. (Tianjin City, China)
November License renewed and authorization as a manufacturer of Pumps (Ship Safety Act Article 6-2) extended by the Minister of Transportation.
December Began output service for EWS/CAD data FD
1995 June Established SHANDONG ZHANGHUANG MACHINERY INDUSTRIES Co., Ltd. (China)
December Expanded Vacuum Pump Production Factory. (Technical Division and Research and Development Department transferred in)
1996 March Renewed license as authorized construction group in general and specialized fields by the Minister of Construction.
Restaurants completed.
July Provided rotary blower technology to Zhangqiu Blower Factory, Shandong Province, China.
1997 July Contracted exclusive sales agreement for Electrical Deepwell Pumps in Japanese market with MarFlex BV. (Netherlands)
September Received type approval for marine pump production by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK).
October Received type approval for mass production equipment by NK.
1999 February Received ISO 9001 and JIS Z9901 Certification for Vacuum Pumps from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (class NK).
November License renewed as a manufacturer of Pumps (Ship Safety Act Article 6-2) by the Minister of Transportation.

2000〜2009

2000 January Established SHANDONG FENGHUANG FOUNDRY Co., Ltd. (China)
February Received ISO 9001 and JIS Z9901 Certification for Gear Pumps, One Screw Pumps, Two Screw Pumps, Three Screw Pumps, Centrifugal Pumps, Rotary Blowers, Oily Water Separators, Sewage Treatment Devices and Sludge Agitators.
2001 August Established SHANDONG TAIKO MACHINERY Co., Ltd. (China)
2003 March Established CHONGQING TAIKO AND KANGDA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd. (China)
Received ISO9001 2000 version (JIS Q 9001).
April Representative office opened in Shanghai, China.
September Received type approval of pump and factory by ABS.
2004 January The No.5 test and service factory completed.
December Established YOSHIKAWA Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) jointly with YOSHIKAWA.
2005 January The 2nd Vacuum Pump (constant temperature) Production Factory completed.
July Received type approval of pump by CCS.
September Established TAIKO KIKAI (QINGDAO) Co., Ltd. in China.
November Established SECOH SHANGHAI MEC. LTD. in China.
2006 March Received type approval of factory by BV.
April Selected by the Ministry of Economy and Industry as one of the 300 top Small and Medium Enterprises.
October Received type approval of factory by DNV.
2007 August Received type approval of factory by CCS.
October Received type approval of factory by KR.
2008 April TAIKO KIKAI and SECOH SANGYOH merge.
Electromagnetic Division launched.
May Received type approval of factory by LR.
June Jointed “TEAM MINUS 6%” for greenhouse gas reduction.
2009 January Established a new automatic warehouse.
November TAIKO KIKAI (QINGDAO) Co., Ltd. / Shanghai service center was established in People’s Republic of China.

2010〜2017

2010 February Received type approval of factory by GL.
Received ISO9001 2008 version. (JIS Q 9001 2008)
August TAIKO VACUUM TECH Co., Ltd. was established in South Korea.
2011 January Owned YOSHIKAWA Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) as TAIKO’s subsidiary company.
2013 March We have kicked off Mega solar business.
October Began solar power generation at the head office and the Second factory.
2014 July Start the sales of Diaphragm blower TKO series.
2015 March Start the sales of small scale hydraulic power generation systems.
Start the operation of the first unit of small scale hydraulic power generation system. (Electricity sales to grid)
2016 May Increased capital investment $1,000,000 (¥100,000,000).
July Established TAIKO HOLDINGS.
September Launched employee stock ownership.
December Received type approval of factory by DNV GL.
(Certification through merger of DNV and GL.)
2017 February Established Singapore Representative Office.
Received ISO9001 2015 version. (JIS Q 9001 2015)
2018 January YOSHIKAWA Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) changed the company name to TAIKO FLOW SOLUTION Co., Ltd.
February CHUGOKU ELECTRIC SERVICE CO., LTD. and MarFlex Holding B.V. became group companies of TAIKO HOLDINGS.
April Rebuilt a main building in a head office.
July Singapore Representative Office changed for a local subsidiary;
Established TAIKO ASIA PACIFIC PTE. LTD.