MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

We contribute to customers and society with in-depth proposals looking ahead to the future.

Takasago has been growing our business with the development of the Japanese industry and technology since its establishment in 1953. We have contributed to manufacturers centered on heat treatment. In recent years, we have developed a business globally by gaining trust from worldwide customers. We are targeting European, Indian and African markets for the future to expand into new markets.

In these days, a product life is gradually shortening and quickly becoming obsolete in the rapidly changing trend. The speed of technological progress is expected to grow exponentially in the near future. To accommodate such a situation, we aim to contribute to manufacturers promptly and accurately more than ever.

In the field of manufacturing, robots and AI are increasingly replacing man-power. Yet, Takasago Industry is committed to “the people”. We’ll keep pursuing values that can only be made by people and accommodate diversifying needs. This is the most prioritized mission for us, and we’ll do our best for the development of the manufacturing industry.

We are looking forward to finding out how we can work together and bring service to you.

COMPANY HISTORY

  • Before 1970
  • Since 1970
  • Since 1980
  • Since 1990
  • Since 2000
  • Since 2010
September 1931 Kiyoshi Suzuki founded Takasago Manufactory in Toki, Japan and started designing and manufacturing industrial kilns.
September 1953 Takasago Manufactory was reorganized into a corporation, and Takasago Industry Co., Ltd. was established. Kiyoshi Suzuki became the first president.
From 1957 to 1966 Tile, material and machine factories were built in the current headquarters site in Toki, Japan. The foundation of Takasago Industry was formed.
February 1965 Takasago Tile Co., Ltd. was established in Mizunami, Japan, and started production of unglazed mosaic tiles.
April 1966 Nagoya Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co., Ltd. became one of our main shareholders.
October 1966 The construction of the current head office building was completed.
March 1968 Imari Factory was established in Imari, Japan, and started production of industrial kilns, related equipment and glazed roof tiles.
January 1970 A joint venture, Fancy Tile, was established in Malaysia and started production of glazed mosaic tiles and wall tiles.
October 1970 Miyazaki Takasago Industry Co., Ltd. was established in Kitamorokata, Japan and started production of glazed tiles.
April 1973 A joint venture, Alborz Ceramic, was established in Iran and started production of glazed mosaic tiles.
September 1974 A joint venture, Xuzhan Yaoye Gu Fen You Yian Gong Si, was established in Taiwan, and started manufacturing industrial kilns and related equipment.
February 1975 A joint venture, Phil Mosaic, was established in the Philippines.
March 1975 Externally-heated Rotary Kiln and Rotary Kiln for Carbonization were successfully developed.
July 1975 The company started production of smoked roof tiles. Tunnel Kiln for Smoked Roof Tiles was successfully developed, and installed at the main factory.
March 1976 Mikawa Service Station was established in Hekinan, Japan.
March 1977 A Tableware Plant, which installed a small-sized prefabricated tunnel kiln Micro Kiln and Roller Hearth Kiln, was built in the main factory. Production of white tableware was started.
February 1978 Super Wide Tunnel Kiln (high performance) for Glazed Roof Tiles was successfully developed.
March 1979 The company obtained permission to display Japanese Industrial Standards for tile manufacturing.
July 1981 The main factory was expanded for increasing production of machine tools.
December 1982 A factory for producing Fans and Burners was established at headquarters location.
March 1983 Internally-heated Rotary Kiln was successfully developed.
May 1983 Tunnel Kiln for Ceramic Honeycomb was successfully developed.
July 1983 Testing facilities were added at headquarters.
February 1985 The company announced the completion of Fully Automated Tunnel Kiln for Porcelain Tableware entrusted by Small & Medium Enterprises Corporation.
November 1986 A Fully Automated Plant for Glazed Mosaic Tiles was successfully developed.
February 1987 Roller Hearth Kiln (reduction firing) for Porcelain Tableware was successfully developed.
June 1987 Computer Software for kiln monitoring, management and control system was successfully developed.
March 1988 Yoshitake Suzuki was appointed as the second president.
October 1988 Miyazaki Takasago Industry Co., Ltd. established a fine ceramics factory.
January 1990 CAD (Computer Aided Design) system was fully introduced to Engineering Department.
September 1994 Awaji Service Station was opened in Awaji Island, Japan.
August 1997 CAD system was fully updated in Engineering Department. Thereafter, the system has been updated in regular basis.
April 1998 Batch-type Electric Rotary Kiln with Special Atmosphere was successfully developed.
April 1999 Continuous Gas-fueled Rotary Kiln with Special Atmosphere was successfully developed.
December 1999 The company acquired ISO9001.
July 2000 Electrically-heated Pusher Kiln with Special Atmosphere was successfully developed.
May 2001 Electrically-heated Elevator Kiln with Special Atmosphere was successfully developed.
October 2001 Batch-type Microwave Kiln was successfully developed.
April 2002 Cost Management System (CMS) was introduced to the head office.
June 2003 Continuous Rotary Kiln and Microwave + Gas Burners Hybrid Kiln were successfully developed.
July 2003 Hiroshi Watanabe became the third president.
July 2003 Electrically-heated Roller Hearth Kiln with Special Atmosphere was successfully developed.
December 2004 A joint venture, Foshan Takasago Industry Co., Ltd. was established in Foshan, China.
February 2005 Microwave + Electric + Vacuum Hybrid Elevator Kiln was successfully developed.
April 2005 Cost Management System (CMS) was introduced to the whole company.
August 2005 Desktop Microwave Kiln was successfully developed.
November 2005 The office and factory of Foshan Takasago Industry were opened and started full-scale operation.
April 2006 IH (Induction Heating) Rotary Kiln and Technology which applies superheated steam to a kiln were successfully developed in collaboration with Nisshin Engineering and Ito Koki.
December 2006 The company acquired ISO14001.
June 2007 Tatsuya Suzuki became the fourth president.
October 2008 Rotary Kiln with High-temperature & Special Atmosphere was successfully developed.
July 2009 Microwave + Electric Hybrid Roller Hearth Kiln was successfully developed.
September 2012 The company held 60th anniversary event.
April 2014 Vacuum Furnace Department and Environment Department were launched.
April 2016 The company acquired Maeda Material Co., Ltd.
July 2016 The company integrated Sales, Environment and Engineering Department into Industrial Furnace Department.
  To the present