History

1978-1990

Nov. 1978
NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD. founded in Sakaki town, Nagano prefecture.
Tokyo office opened in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo as center for domestic sales.
Jan. 1979
Patented injection stretch blow molding machine, the base of the biaxial orientation stretch blow molding machine.
Dec. 1980
Wholly-owned sales subsidiary NISSEI ASB COMPANY established in California (currently located in Atlanta, U.S.A.)
Apr. 1983
Wholly-owned sales subsidiary NISSEI ASB LIMITED established in Peterborough, U.K.
Jan. 1987
Komoro factory completed in Komoro city, Nagano prefecture (current head office & factory).
May. 1987
Wholly-owned sales subsidiary NISSEI ASB GmbH established in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Aug. 1987
NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD. transferred its head office & factory to Komoro city, Nagano prefecture.
Aug. 1989
NITTO KOGYO CO., LTD. acquired as a subsidiary.

1991-2000

Apr. 1993
Wholly-owned sales subsidiary NISSEI ASB PTE. LTD. established in Singapore.
May. 1995
Wholly-owned sales subsidiary NISSEI ASB CENTRO AMERICA, S.A. DE C.V. established in Mexico city, Mexico.
Wholly-owned sales subsidiary ASB PTE (THAILAND) CO., LTD. established in Bangkok, Thailand.
Jul. 1995
PF Series 1.5-step PET injection stretch blow molding machine, PM Series 2-step preform molding machine, NB Series 2-step blow molding machine, and HS Series 2-step hot-fill bottle blow molding machine released.
Sep. 1995
R&D Laboratory opened in Ueda city, Nagano prefecture.
Oct. 1995
Wholly-owned sales subsidiary NISSEI ASB DO BRASIL COMERCIAL LTDA. established in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (current company name: NISSEI ASB SUDAMERICA LTDA.)
Feb. 1997
Wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary ASB INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD. established near Mumbai, India.
Jul. 1998
Wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary SHANGHAI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD. established in Shanghai, China.
Feb. 1999
NISSEI ASB SOUTH AFRICA (Pty) LTD. established in Centurion, near Johannesburg, South Africa.
Apr. 1999
NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD. earned ISO 9001 certification for quality assurance.
Sep. 1999
ASB INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD. begins production of machine parts.

2001-2010

Jul. 2001
ASB-50MB 1-step injection stretch blow molding machine manufactured at ASB INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD. in India.
Oct. 2004
Wholly-owned sales subsidiary NISSEI ASB MEDITERRANEA, S.L. established near Bilbao, Spain.
Dec. 2004
NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD. went public on Japan Securities Dealers Association Quotation System (JASDAQ).
Apr. 2005
Wholly-owned sales subsidiary NISSEI ASB FZE established in Dubai, UAE.
Jul. 2006
Wholly-owned sales subsidiary PT. ASB INDONESIA established in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Aug. 2007
ASB-15N/10E, the world's first 1-step all electric injection stretch blow molding machine launched.
Feb. 2009
PM-70/65NII 2-step high-speed preform molding machine released.
Mar. 2009
HSB-6N and HSB-4N 2-step hot-fill bottle blow molding machines released.
Jun. 2010
ASB-150DPW, 1-step injection stretch blow molding machine for mass production released.

2011-

Sep. 2011
HSB-6M 2-step hot-fill jar blow molding machine released.
Jan. 2012
Wholly-owned sales subsidiary SHANGHAI ASB TRADE CO., LTD. established in Shanghai, China.
Sep. 2012
NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD. listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Nov. 2012
NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD. delisted from Osaka Securities Exchange JASDAQ (Standard) as it went public on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Dec. 2012
ASB-12M 1-step injection stretch blow molding machine manufactured at ASB INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD. in India.
Jun. 2013
Second factory of ASB INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD. started the operation.
Aug. 2013
Completion of liquidation of SHANGHAI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
Sep. 2013
PF24-8B, 1-step injection stretch blow molding machine for mass production released.
NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD. listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Jul. 2015
Machine - Mate CO., LTD. acquired as a subsidiary.,
ASB Parts Center opened in Tomi city, Nagano prefecture.
Sep. 2015
Shizuoka Factory opened in Kakegawa city, Shizuoka prefecture.