Company history

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.

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