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The 100th Anniversary(Date taken:2016)



Foundation of the Osaka Turbine Water Mill Company

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


Name changed to the Hosokawa Iron Works

The ultra-fine grinding machine "Super Micron Mill" developed Mar.1951

Air Classifier, Micron Separator Sep.1955

Innovative classifier "Micron Separator" developed


The founder's relationship with powder technology

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


Episode of Eiichi Hosokawa, the founder

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


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


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


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



The relationship between Hosokawa Micron and measuring instruments

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


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


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


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)


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


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


HMK Jun.1996

The Hosokawa Micron Korea Ltd. established


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



The world headquarters established in Osaka, Japan.

The material business with PLGA nanocomposite launched Feb.2004


HMS Aug.2005

The Hosokawa Micron (Shanghai) Powder Machinery Corporation established


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


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



The branch office opened in Amman, Jordan


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


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.)


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)


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)


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 Jan.2018



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

Sales Subsidiary in Poland (Hosokawa Alpine Poland Sp. z o.o.) established through Hosokawa Alpine AG Nov.2019  
HSS Jan.2020

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

Hosokawa Powders Corporation established Oct.2020


New Osaka factory in Japan Jan.2021

Completion of new Osaka factory


Newly refurbished main factory

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

Sales Subsidiary in Mexico (Hosokawa Solids Mexico S.A.de C.V.) established through Hosokawa Solids S.L. Oct.2021



Sales Subsidiary in Chile (Hosokawa Solids Chile SpA) established through Hosokawa Solids S.L.

Moving to Prime Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Apr.2022  

Sales Subsidiary in Swizerland (Hosokawa Alpine Swizerland GmbH) established through Hosokawa Alpine AG

Hosokawa Custom Processing Services LLC established Oct. 2023 Hosokawa Custom Processing Service
  Hosokawa Micron India Technologies Pvt. Ltd. established