This page gives an overview of the major strides Asahi Kogyosha has made since its founding.
Through the design, manufacture, and installation of precise temperature and humidity regulating devices, spray humidifying devices, and dust removal/vacuum devices, we gained considerable trust in our technology from the spinning industry—a key industry in Japan at the time. This equipment was also exported overseas.
- April 1925
Asahi Kogyosha founded in Kita-ku, Osaka as a limited partnership company with the purpose of constructing devices such as temperature and humidity regulators, spray humidifiers, and dust removers for spinning companies.
- October 1928
Established the Tokyo Office. (Upgraded to a Branch in July 1934, currently our Central Branch.)
Thirties to Early Forties
With advances in the manufacture and processing of silk thread, artificial silk, and other fibers by spinning companies, along with the construction of new, sophisticated factories one after another, our company stepped up its efforts in the design and construction of air conditioners and drying equipment for spinning mills. Our company also saw an increase in government contract work during this time.
- August 1940
Company reorganized from a limited partnership to a joint-stock corporation.
Riding out the turmoil following the war, we established sub-branches in Hokkaido, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Sendai, and Hiroshima and began expanding our business throughout all of Japan.
- January 1948
Established the Hokkaido Office. (Upgraded to a Branch in March 1961.)
- June 1952
Established the Nagoya Office. (Upgraded to a Branch in March 1961.)
Established the Fukuoka Office. (Upgraded to a Branch in March 1961, currently Kyushu Branch.)
- March 1953
Established the Sendai Office. (Upgraded to a Branch in March 1961, currently Tohoku Branch.)
- March 1954
Established the Hiroshima Office. (Upgraded to a Branch in March 1961, currently Chugoku Branch.)
Mid-Fifties to Early Seventies
During a boom in construction due to rapid economic growth, we worked hard to keep up with the orders we received for air-conditioning installation work in industrial facilities and regular buildings and made plans to expand our operations. At the same time, we developed VAV (Variable Air Volume) units and, from early on, worked on energy-saving air conditioning systems.
In addition, we transferred our Head Office from Osaka to Tokyo and were listed on the Japanese Stock Exchange.
- December 1963
Completed construction of the Head Office building (currently the Osaka Branch Office building).
- October 1967
Transferred Head Office functions from Osaka to Tokyo.
- April 1970
Transferred our registered Central Branch (Head Office) from Osaka to Tokyo.
- April 1971
Listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
- April 1972
Listed on the second section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.
Mid-Seventies to Eighties
We contributed to the development of the industrial world through our design and construction of air-conditioning systems, plumbing/sanitation systems, and disaster prevention equipment for high-tech buildings, intelligent buildings, computer centers, hospitals, pharmaceutical plants, and various kinds of research institutions. Exploiting the stylishness of popular technology, we responded to the sophisticated needs of our clients and were able to bring a super clean room environment to semiconductor fabrication plants, the leading edge of Japan’s advanced technology.
- July 1976
Established Asahi Tokyo Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd., Asahi Osaka Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd. (renamed Asahi Kansai Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd. in April 1997) and Asahi Tohoku Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd.
- March 1979
Listed on the first section of both the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.
- March 1982
Completed construction of the current Head Office building (Minato-ku, Tokyo).
- April 1983
Established the Technical Research Institute (Narashino, Chiba-ken).
- January 1984
Created a new Equipment Division.
- February 1984
Established the Equipment Division Ichikawa Plant (Ichikawa, Chiba-ken).
- October 1986
Established Asahi Hokkaido Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd.
- October 1988
Established Asahi Nagoya Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd. and Asahi Kyushu Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd.
- October 1988
Upgraded the Yokohama Office to a Branch.
Nineties to the Present
With people becoming increasingly conscious about the protection of the global environment, we worked on developing energy-saving and environmental technologies for the home and workplace and built environmental control technology such as energy-saving control systems and environmental chambers.
We have also been making efforts to expand our renovation business, including proposals for energy-saving systems, and have been carrying out business activities through various forms of business partnerships and working on our overseas operations. In addition, we have been actively pursuing the development of technology for AgriBioscience facilities.
- July 1990
Established the Equipment Division Funabashi Plant (Funabashi, Chiba-ken) and closed the Ichikawa Plant.
- October 1990
Upgraded the Saitama Office to North Kanto Branch.
- April 1994
Established Asahi Yokohama Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd.
- March 1995
Acquired Kyoku-ei Industries Co., Ltd. as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
- April 1995
Upgraded the Kobe Office to a Branch.
- May 1996
Established Asia-Pacific Asahi Co., Ltd. in Taipei, Taiwan through a joint venture with a local firm.
- October 2002
Upgraded the Chiba Office to East Kanto Branch.
- September 2003
Dissolved and completed the liquidation of Asahi Tokyo Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd., Asahi Kansai Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd., Asahi Tohoku Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd., Asahi Yokohama Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd., Asahi Nagoya Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd. and Asahi Kyushu Cooling and Heating Co., Ltd.
Acquired Asia-Pacific Asahi Co., Ltd. as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
- April 2006
Integrated Kobe Branch as an Office under Osaka Branch Office.
- May 2007
Established the Equipment Division Toyotomi Plant (Funabashi, Chiba-ken) and closed the Funabashi Plant.
- November 2012
Established Asahi Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with our 100% investment.
- September 2015
Head Office/Central Branch temporarily moved to Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo for rebuilding.
- February 2018
Due to completion of rebuilding, Head Office/Central Branch moved back to Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo from the temporary location in Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo.