History

  Organization, systems, etc. Equipment, technology, products
2020

Conversion of Zhejiang Aichi Mechanical & Electrical CO., LTD. into a consolidated subsidiary.

Use of newly developed stainless steel "AUS305-H2" in high-pressure hydrogen applications for new fuel cell automobile "MIRAI."

Reduction of CO2 by converting and using exhaust heat energy of electric furnace (first in Japan).

Completion of No. 2 power card lead frame production line at Gifu Plant.

2019

Construction on the new Ai-Terrace welfare building completed. Opened to the staff and public.

Started supply of MAGFINE® Dy-free bonded magnets for drone motor use.

World’s first successful practical demonstration of a heat storage system using a calcium-based material

Installation of hot rolling mill line for ring gears completed in anticipation of global expansion.

Construction completed on a new [steel furnace] as a strategic investment for next generation reduced CO2 emissions vehicles

2018

Construction completed for new administration building

Joint development with Mizuno of an Internal Baseball Sensor Module applying MI sensor

Completes new power card lead frame production line at Gifu Plant

2017

Completed new main building. Start of operations at main building.

Adopted Company System management structure

Automated Driving Demonstration Testing Starts for a Magnetic Marker System Using the Ultra-Sensitive MI sensor

Joint development with NHK SPRING Co.,LTD. of High Strength Leaf Spring Steel for Tracks to improve fuel effeciency

Operation of the CVT hot-forging press line, a world-class high-speed automatic forging machine

2016  

Commercialized Dy-free bonded MAGFINE® magnets using innovative integrated injection molding method

Began sales of ASCON®-CD6 small diameter stainless steel reinforcing bar in order to expand product lineup of stainless steel reinforcing bars

Start of Production of Metallic Fiber (Amorphous Wire)

Joint development with OAT Agrio Co., Ltd. to develop TetsuRiki-TrePlus liquid compound fertilizer with trace elements

2015

Completed acquisition of metallic fibers business from Unitika Ltd.

Achieved monolithic extrusion forming technology for MAGFINE® Dy-free bonded magnets

Steel for high-strength control rods adopted for the new turbo engine the Toyota Auris

Start of provision of home gardening fertilizer to Earth Chemical Co.,Ltd.

2014  

Stainless steel "AUS316L-H2" for high-pressure hydrogen applications used for fuel cell automobile "MIRAI."

Start of sales of magnetic field simulator PalmGauss S for MI sensors and start of sales of MAGFIT MIP material for implants

Established a 4500 ton press for forging crankshafts at our head office forging plant and forging subsidiary (AFT)

2013

Adopted our Executive Director system

Completed repairs around the front gate of the Kariya Plant

Brought the high-strength and alloyings-saving steel, MSB20, to market

Newly established mass production equipment for high strength abrasive AS shot®

Development and sales of stainless steel for high pressure hydrogen “AUS316L-H2”

2012

Established Aichi Magfine Technology (Pinghu) Co., Ltd.

AICHI FORGE (THAILAND) CO., LTD. moved to Pinthong

Brought small diameter stainless steel reinforcing bar ASCON®-D4 to market

2011  

Development of magnet production technology using MAGFINE® powder with 30% less alloy

Brought TetsuRiki Aqua F14 to market with Sakata Seed Corp.Completed

The No. 3 Bloom Continuous Casting Machine

2010

Start of operations at Seki Plant

Established the Silicon Valley Office in the USA

Established AICHI Korea Corporation in Korea

Development of AMI306 compass for smartphones

Development of new Dy-free MAGFINE® powder

2009

Aichi USA, Inc merged with Louisville Forge and Gearworks LLC and changed names to Aichi Forge USA, Inc.

 
2008

Established AMIT Inc. in Taipei, Taiwan
(Liquidation completed in March 2019)

Development of navigation technology for underground markets designed for smartphones using 6-axis motion sensors

2007

Established Aichi Magfine Czech s.r.o in Libelec, Czech Republic

Brought TetsuRiki Agri Super Great and TetsuRiki Agri F10 to market

Brought AS shot® abrasive to market

Established briquetting equipment for recycled nickel material

Completed installation of small/medium precision facility

2006

Start of operations at the No. 7 Forging shop

Made Aichi Techno Metal Fukaumi Co., ltd. a subsidiary

Development of highly sensitive MI sensor able to detect nano-Tesla magnetic fields

Development of TetsuRiki Agri B10/C10 designed for alkaline soils

2005  

Development of ANRP slag recycling
Technology Brought G2(“G-squared”) to market, the world’s smallest motion sensor for motion control

2004

Start of operations at Gifu Plant

 
2003

Established P.T. Aichi Forging Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia

Development of ASTA, a new titanium alloy

Brought MAGFIT DX and MAGFIT IP dental magnetic attachments to market

Brought TetsuRiki Agri with Iron ions to market

2002

Established Shanghai Aichi Forging Co., Ltd. as a joint venture in Shanghai, China

Established Asdex Corporation as a forging mold machining business

Established AICHI FORGE (THAILAND) CO., LTD.

Brought ScreenBar Stainless steel shapes to market

Brought MAGFINE® 25 and MAGFINE® 21H to market, powerful heat-resistant Anisotropic Nd-Fe-B resin bonded magnet for automobiles

2001  

Development of ECOSCUT Steel, lead free cutting steel

Brought SUSCON® to market, Stainless steel bars for concrete reinforcement

Created a lineup of small stainless rolled steel H-shape

Established mass production system for Anisotropic Nd-Fe-B resin bonded magnet magnetic powder

Development of the high sensitivity amorphous MI (magnetic impedance) sensor

2000

Established Aichi Micro Intelligent Corporation (Dissolved in June 2020)

Established Aichi Europe GmbH

Opening of the Hall of Forging Technology Museum

Brought MAGFINE®18/20 to market, Anisotropic Nd-Fe-B resin bonded magnet

1999

Added AICHI CERATEC CORPORATION as a consolidated subsidiary

Development of strong crank shafts

Development of ACUTO440 stainless steel for blades

1998

Completion of ISO14001 certification of all plants (Chita, Kariya, Forging, Higashiura)

Completion of ISO9000 certification of all plants (Chita, Kariya, Forging, Higashiura)

Made OMI MINING CO., LTD. a subsidiary

Brought APTY titanium putter to market

1997

Established forging joint venture in Kentucky, USA (Louisville Forge and Gearworks LLC 100% subsidiary from 1999)

Established Aichi Forge USA, Inc. in Kentucky, USA

Development and application of new acid bath technology for stainless steel

1996  

Brought construction stainless steel to market

Brought MAGFINE®17 to market, Anisotropic Nd-Fe-B resin bonded magnet

Development of the steelmaking dust recycling technology

1995

Made Philippine forging company a subsidiary (AICHI FORGE PHILIPPINES, INC.)

Development of high strength control rods

1994  

Start of cold work forging production

Development of high strength, high toughness bainite steel

1993

Start of operations at Higashiura Plant

Made Aichi Steel Logistics co., ltd. a subsidiary

Development of rapid carburizing steel

1992

Received a special PM award for excellent workplace

Brought MAGFIT600 dental magnetic attachments to market

Start of operation of the hot former (rapid forging) line

1991

Received the Ishikawa Award

Established Aichi Information System Corporation

 
1990  

Completed the 50 ton furnace multiple steel making process (EF-AR-LD-BT/CC)

1989

Start of operation of No 2 Bar Mill Shop

 
1988  

Development of 3D cut steel, mass production for crank shafts

Brought titanium shaped materials to market

Start of operation of formed stainless steel line

1987

Received the Deming Prize

Established AIKO SERVICE CO., LTD.

 
1985  

Start of operation of billet continuous casting equipment (BT/CC)
 Joint development with partner manufacturers of long-lasting, high-quality bearing steel

1982

Start of operations at the No. 2 Melting shop

Start of operations for new steelmaking facilities (80 ton EF-LF-RH-BL/CC)

Development of the multiple steelmaking process technology

1980

Received a PM award for excellent workplace

Development of untempered steel, mass production for crank shafts

1978  

Start of operation of 6,000 ton forging press

1970

Start of operations at Electronic Maticial shop

 
1964

Start of operations at Forging shop

 
1958  

Brought stainless steel rolled angle bars to market

1954

Made AIKO CORPORATION a subsidiary

 
1945

Changed name to Aichi Steel Corporation

 
1943

Start of operations at Chita Plant

 
1940

Steel section spun off to establish Toyota Steel Works,Ltd (in today’s Tokai City)

 
1934

Establishment of steelmaking division at Toyoda Automatic Loom Works (today’s Toyota Industries Corporation)