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The 100th Anniversary(Date taken:2016)

 

Apr.1916

Foundation of the Osaka Turbine Water Mill Company

The fine grinding machine "Micron Mill" invented Mar.1930

  Aug.1949

Name changed to the Hosokawa Iron Works

The ultra-fine grinding machine "Super Micron Mill" developed Mar.1952

Air Classifier, Micron Separator Sep.1955

Innovative classifier "Micron Separator" developed

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The founder's relationship with powder technology

When the company was founded, it was called "Osaka Turbine & Water Turbine Works"... (read more)

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Episode of Eiichi Hosokawa, the founder

Eiichi Hosokawa was born in Nakagawara-cho, Tsuna-gun (now Sumoto-shi), Awaji Island... (read more)

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One invention helps a local industry to flourish
The Micron mill was used in a variety of fields such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, lead... (read more)

The journal for powder technology "The Micrometrics" published Oct.1957

The Micromeritics

Micromeritics Lab. Sep.1958

The Powder Technology Research Institute established

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Relationship with powder engineering
At that time, the Society of Powder Technology, Japan,  "a forum for discussion and study  by... (read more)

The Hosokawa Micron International Ltd. (U.K) established Feb.1960

 

Pulseair collector Jan.1962

The cross licencse agreement with the Pulverizing Machinery (in U.S.A.) and the dust collector "Mikro Pulsaire" launched

The cross license agreement with the Nautamix (the Netherlands) and the mixer "Nauta Mixer" launched May.1963

Naut amixers

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European expansion by a single Japanese

Our expansion into Europe would not have been possible without two foreigners. One was... (read more)

Powder Tester 1969

The powder characteristics tester "Powder Tester" developed

Name changed to the Hosokawa Micron Corporation Oct.1980

 

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The relationship between Hosokawa Micron and measuring instruments

When dealing with objects, it is necessary to quantify and understand their properties. For.... (read more)

HOSOKAWA NAUTA Aug.1982

Acquired the Nauta Mix B.V., the manufacturer of mixer in the Netherlands (currently the Hosokawa Micron BV.)

The English journal for powder technology "KONA" published Oct.1983

KONA

US Filter Systems 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.)

Built Technical Center in Osaka Mar.1986

R&D center

HMII Oct.1986

The Hosokawa Micron International Inc. established in USA as overseas management

Nano composite manufacturing equipment "Mechano Fusion" developed Aug.1987

Mechano Fusion

Alpine 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

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M&A and Mountain range of powder technologies

Many of the companies we have added to the Group through M&A were originally cross... (read more)

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Tidbit of M&A

One of the monetary units that has now disappeared because of the unification with the euro... (read more)

The Hosokawa Micron Corporation listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange Jun.1989

Osaka Stock Exchange

HPTF Dec.1991

The Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation established

Acquired the Bepex Group based in U.S.A (currently Hosokawa Bepex GmbH) Jan.1992

Bepex

Nara factory Jun.1992

Nara Factory completed

The Hosokawa Micron Corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Aug.1992

 

Tsukuba R&D center Apr.1993

Tsukuba Technical Center completed

The Hosokawa Micron Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. established Feb.1995

HMM

HMK Jun.1996

The Hosokawa Micron Korea Ltd. established

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Expansion into South East Asia

The internationalisation of our company tends to be focused on M&A, but in 1956, four years... (read more)

The Hosokawa Micron Corporation registered for ISO 9001 Jul.1998

 

  Oct.2000

The world headquarters established in Osaka, Japan.

The material business with PLGA nanocomposite launched Feb.2004

Nanocrysphere

HMS Aug.2005

The Hosokawa Micron (Shanghai) Powder Machinery Corporation established

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The beginning of the nanotechnology-based materials business

The concept of nanotechnology is the handling and use of nano-sized objects and is said to... (read more)

Hair growth promoter applied PLGA nanocomposite "Nano Impact" launched Apr.2006

NanoImpact

HMIndia Apr.2007

The Hosokawa Micron India Pvt. Ltd established

Hosokawa Alpine built the new assembly hall Apr.2008

 

Glacis Aug.2011

The grinding machine with cooling mechanism "Glacis" developed

The Hosokawa Micron Sankt Petersburg established Apr.2012

HMR

  Jul.2012

The branch office opened in Amman, Jordan

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Full-scale development with a view to energy reduction

The Act on the Rational Use of Energy, the so-called Energy Saving Act, was enacted in 1979... (read more)

The direct-heating air-flow type dryer "Drymeister H-Series" developed Feb.2013

DMR-H

Tokyo office Apr.2013

Tokyo Operation/sales, engineering, after sales and test center for East-Japan area were unified in Kashiwa city

Taking over a sales company for cosmetics and hair growth relative products
(This taken over company name was altered to Hosokawa Micron Cosmetics Corporation.)
Sep.2014

HMCC

HMKG Jan.2015

Enhancement of Blown Film Business
Taking over Anton Kolb Maschinenbau GmbH
(Germany / Take-off units, Winders, Unwind stations for plastic film handling)

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100th anniversary

In 2016, the year in which we celebrated our 100th anniversary, a number of events took... (read more)

Divesting of Confectionery & Bakery business
Concentration to two business segments (Powder processing and Blown film)
Sep.2015

 

100th Anniversary logo Apr.2016

The 100th Anniversary of the founding of Hosokawa Micron Corporation.

SAPS Ltda., a joint venture company of Dynamic Air Ltda., Brazil and Hosokawa Alpine AG, started full operation of toll processing Jul.2019

SAPS

  Oct.2019

Sales subsidiary in Thailand (Hosokawa Micron (Thailand) Co. Ltd.) established

Taking over Solids Solutions Group (provider for system engineering, products and sales i.e. pneumatic conveying, feeding and dosing systems based on material handling technology, Germany & Spain) through Hosokawa Alpine AG Jan.2020

HSS

  Mar.2020

Sales Subsidiary in Poland (Hosokawa Alpine Poland Sp. z o.o.) established through Hosokawa Alpine AG

Hosokawa Powders Corporation established Oct.2020

HPC

New Osaka factory in Japan Jan.2021

Completion of new Osaka factory

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Newly refurbished main factory

The rebuilding of our main factory began in November 2018. The first phase of construction ... (read more)