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History

August1968
The Machine Tool Division of Hitachi, Ltd. is established as an independent company: Hitachi Seiko, Ltd. in Kawasaki City.
January1981
Via Mechanics Head OfficeHead office/works are relocated to Ebina City.
December1987
Hitachi Via Mechanics (USA), Inc. is established.
March1992
Hitachi Via Asia Pte. Ltd. is established.
April1999
Corporate name is changed to Hitachi Via Mechanics, Ltd.
April2003
Via Mechanics (Shanghai) Ltd. is established.
February2007
Air Bearings Ltd. (U.K.) is integrated as a consolidated subsidiary.Air Bearings Ltd. (U.K.)
January2009
Via Mechanics, Ltd. takes over Contact Exposure Machine business from Ono Sokki Co., Ltd.
October2009
Via Mechanics(Changshu),Ltd. is established.日立維亜機械(常熱)
July2012
Taiwan Hitachi Via Mechanics, Ltd. is established.
November2013
Corporate name is changed to Via Mechanics, Ltd. due to the sole share transfer from Hitachi, Ltd. to the Longreach Group

Our Business Origin

Kawasaki Factory, the ex-head quarter of Via Mechanics Via Mechanics was established in 1968 as an independent company, while its business started from 1910 as a section of "Tokyo Gas Kogyo", one of the pioneer company in modern Japan. It reorganized as "Tokyo Gas Denki Kogyo" in 1913, and reached to the top 5 machine tool manufacturer in early Japan.
The machine tool section reinforced to Hitachi group in 1939, and next year in 1940 our ex-head quarter Kawasaki Factory was built, which is the birth of our architype. Our spirit of manufacturer or "Mono-zukuri", has grown and cultivated from the begining of modern Japan, for over 100 years.

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