History of 120 years
|Establishment period to Taisho era||1889||Shotaro Ikegai established the Ikegai Plant in Shibakanasugikawaguchicho, Tokyo. Completed Japan's first lathe production.|
|1896||Manufactured Japan's first oil engine.|
|1905||Started mass production of the Ikegai-model standard lathe that was groundbreaking at that time.|
|1906||Established Ikegai Ironwork Limited Partnership.|
|1913||Incorporated as Ikegai Ironworks Corp.|
|1915||Advanced to the world market with machinery made in Japan by exporting 5 sets of eight-foot lathe.|
|1916||Exported 585 sets of 30ps gasoline engines with an order from the Russian government in 6 months.|
|1920||Manufactured Japan's first air injection diesel engine.|
|1926||Produced Japan's first high-speed newspaper printing machine.
Completed the production of Japan's first solid injection diesel engine.
|Early Showa era||1927||Started the production of automatic type casting machinery and eliminated the need to import these products into Japan.
|1934||Developed a fast newspaper printing machine that can print 180,000 copies.|
|1937||Completed Japan's first high-speed highly effective twin headed milling machine and delivered it to the Ministry of Railroad.|
|During World War II under All-mobilized R&D orders, developed the latest models of single-axis and four-axis auto lathes, strong auto lathe for shell manufacturing, airplane engines, cylinder liners FB model fine boring machine, specialized machinery for military aircraft engines, "Homare", and fine boring milling machine.|
|1949||Established "Ikegai Ironworks Corp" under Enterprise Reorganization Act.
|1950||Produced plastic extruder, PVC wire coating machine.
Completed Japan's first multi-color high-speed newspaper printing machine and delivered it to Asahi Shimbun and others
|1951||Developed Japan's first copying lathe and stimulated Japanese industrial machinery industry that was in the recession mode after the war Successively introduced auto copying lathe and copying roll lathe.|
|1953||Produced Japan's first spark electrical discharge machine "JAPAX"|
|1957||Delivered 850ps dynamos to Tokyo Tower.|
|1958||Entered technical alliance with R.H. Windsor , a British plastic machine maker and produced series of excellent machines.|
|1960||Sealed technical alliance with Daimler-Benz for high-speed diesel engine.|
|Late Showa era||1965||Received "The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Award" for the A20 lathe which is a unique product with many new functions.|
|1966||Introduced three numerically-controlled industrial machinery including machining center at the 3rd Japan Industrial Machine Exhibition.|
|1968||Completed Japan's first computer-controlled industry machine integrated management system and delivered to Japan National Railroad.|
|1969||Received "the Minister of state for Science and Technology Award" and "The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Award" for controlled industry machine integrated management system.|
|1974||Awarded "The Okochi Memorial Prize" for screw die method sheet production technology.
Received "Automation Machine Development Award" for turning center FT500NA.
Obtained the 4th Machine Design Award "Japan Industrial Machine Award" for GT110 double-axis extruder.
|1975||Developed non-circular machining lathe. Awarded "10 top new products of 1975"|
|1976||Produced super-large roll lathe TRL125 that has the world strongest cutting power.|
|1977||Automated small-sized NC lathe FX20N with some limitation by attaching autoloader device.|
|1978||Sealed OEM sales contract for small-sized engine with MAN, Germany.
Completed strong super-large machining center ANC180FM.
|1985||Newly constructed Tsukuba Plant in Namekata city (former Namekata county), Ibaraki to meet the expansion of business.|
|1987||Completed Japanese top-class turning center, TNC56.
Developed CPU system EX-100 that realizes FA plastic machinery.
|1988||Received Japan's Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry "Automated Machine Development Award" for vertical boring and turning mill machining center "Hitotsubokun"|
|Heisei era||1990||Developed the TM25YS. This is a 8 axis control machining turn that makes 6 face processing possible.|
|1991||Changed company name from "Ikegai Ironworks Corp" to "Ikegai Corp"|
|1993||Developed the CNC boring milling machine NB110T.|
|1995||Developed the 1500CPL, CNC crankpin lathe for large crank for vessel.|
|1998||Developed the U-axis horizontal machining center, TH500 and TH600.|
|1999||Established a centralized processing plant in Kawaguchi Plant.|
|2001||Filed for court protection at the Tokyo District Court. Capital 100% reduced. New capital 10 million yen.|
|2002||Closed down Kawasaki and Kawaguchi Plant. Integrated into Tsukuba Plant.
Received orders for honing center and delivered the orders.
|2004||Ended civil rehabilitation proceedings (a half year earlier than a plan)
Manufactured and delivered a large-scale diesel engine part processing special machine.
Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd made a capital participation. New capital 490 million yen.
|2005||Established Ikegai Diesel Corp.
Completed a large-scale assembly and machine processing plant that facilitates 50 ton and 30 ton crane to meet increasing orders for large-scale machine tools.
Opened Shanghai Office in Shanghai, China.
Established Ikegai (Shanghai) Machinery Company in Shanghai, China.
|2006||Began the production and sales of small-and mid-sized machine tools at Ikegai (Shanghai) Machinery Company.|
|2009||Facilitated 4 large-scale processing machines at Ikegai (Shanghai) Machinery Company.|