The Machine Tool Division of Hitachi, Ltd. is established as an independent company:
Hitachi Seiko, Ltd. in Kawasaki City.
Hitachi Seiko Engineering, Ltd. is established.
Movement of the Welding Division from Hitachi, Ltd.
Head office/works are relocated to Ebina City.
Hitachi Via Mechanics (USA), Inc. is established.
Hitachi Via Asia Pte. Ltd. is established.
Corporate name is changed to Hitachi Via Mechanics, Ltd.
Via Mechanics (Shanghai) Ltd. is established.
Air Bearings Ltd. (U.K.) is integrated as a
consolidated subsidiary.Air Bearings Ltd. (U.K.)
Via Mechanics, Ltd. takes over Contact Exposure
Machine business from Ono Sokki Co., Ltd.
Via Mechanics（Changshu),Ltd. is established.
Hitachi Via Engineering, Ltd. is merged into Via Mechanics.
Taiwan Hitachi Via Mechanics, Ltd. is established.
Corporate name is changed to Via Mechanics, Ltd. due to the sole share transfer from Hitachi, Ltd. to the Longreach Group
Head office/works are relocated to Atsugi City and Gotemba City, respectively.
Parent company is changed to *AP Group.
*AP Group: Funds to which Advantage Partners, Inc. provide services.