About us

Corporate history

Apr.1916
  • Foundation of the Osaka Turbine Water Mill Company
Mar.1930
  • The fine grinding machine "Micron Mill" invented
Aug.1949
  • Name changed to the Hosokawa Iron Works
Mar.1952
  • The ultra-fine grinding machine "Super Micron Mill" developed
Sep.1955
  • Innovative classifier "Micron Separator" developed
Oct.1957
  • The journal for powder technology "The Micrometrics" published
Sep.1958
  • The Powder Technology Research Institute established
Feb.1960
  • The Hosokawa Micron International Ltd. (U.K) established
Jan.1962
  • The cross licencse agreement with the Pulverizing Machinery (in U.S.A.) and the dust collector "Mikro Pulsaire" launched
May.1963
  • The cross license agreement with the Nautamix (the Netherlands) and the mixer "Nauta Mixer" launched
------1969
  • The powder characteristics tester "Powder Tester" developed
Oct.1980
  • Name changed to the Hosokawa Micron Corporation
Aug.1982
  • Acquired the Nauta Mix B.V., the manufacturer of mixer in the Netherlands (currently the Hosokawa Micron BV.)
Oct.1983
  • The English journal for powder technology "KONA" published
Mar.1985
  • Acquired the U.S Filter Systems, the largest manufacturer of powder processing equipment in U.S.A. (currently the Hosokawa Micron International Inc.)
Mar.1986
  • Built Technical Center in Osaka
Oct.1986
  • The Hosokawa Micron International Inc. established in USA as overseas management
Aug.1987
  • Nano composite manufacturing equipment "Mechano Fusion" developed
Nov.1987
  • Acquired the Alpine, the largest German manufacturer of powder processing equipment in Europe (currently the Hosokawa Alpine AG.)
  • The fluidized bed opposed jet mill "Counter jet mill" launched
Jun.1989
  • The Hosokawa Micron Corporation listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange
Dec.1991
  • The Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation established
Jan.1992
  • Acquired the Bepex Group based in U.S.A (currently Hosokawa Bepex GmbH)
Jun.1992
  • Nara Factory completed
Aug.1992
  • The Hosokawa Micron Corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Apr.1993
  • Tsukuba Technical Center completed
Feb.1995
  • The Hosokawa Micron Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. established
Jun.1996
  • The Hosokawa Micron Korea Ltd. established
Jul.1998
  • The Hosokawa Micron Corporation registered for ISO 9001
Oct.2000
  • The world headquarters established in Osaka, Japan.
Feb.2004
  • The material business with PLGA nanocomposite launched
Aug.2005
  • The Hosokawa Micron (Shanghai) Powder Machinery Corporation established
Apr.2006
  • Hair growth promoter applied PLGA nanocomposite "Nano Impact" launched
Apr.2007
  • The Hosokawa Micron India Pvt. Ltd established
Apr.2008
  • Hosokawa Alpine built the new assembly hall
Aug.2011
  • The grinding machine with cooling mechanism "Glacis" developed
Apr.2012
  • The Hosokawa Micron Sankt Petersburg established
Jul.2012
  • The branch office opened in Amman, Jordan
Feb.2013
  • The direct-heating air-flow type dryer "Drymeister H-Series" developed
Apr.2013
  • Tokyo Operation/sales, engineering, after sales and test center for East-Japan area were unified in Kashiwa city
Sep.2014
  • Taking over a sales company for cosmetics and hair growth relative products
    (This taken over company name was altered to Hosokawa Micron Cosmetics Corporation.)
Jan.2015
  • Enhancement of Blown Film Business
    Taking over Anton Kolb Maschinenbau GmbH
    (Germany / Take-off units, Winders, Unwind stations for plastic film handling)
Sep.2015
  • Divesting of Confectionery & Bakery business
    Concentration to two business segments (Powder processing and Blown film)

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