|1927||August||Kuniichi Teranishi established Yamaichi Shouten in Takatsuji, Showa-ku, Nagoya City and started sales of special steel.|
|1948||August||Incorporated Yamaichi Shouten and renamed to Yamaichi Special Steel Co., Ltd. (Capital: 250,000 yen)|
|1961||April||Opened Hamamatsu Branch.|
|1975||January||Kuniichi Teranishi appointed as Executive Chairperson. Kunihiro Teranishi appointed asChief Executive Officer.|
|1980||January||Expanded and moved Hamamatsu Branch to present location in Shimoe Town.|
|1981||June||Selected as an investment company of Nagoya Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co., Ltd.; capital increased to 70 million yen.|
|1983||April||Opened Ina Branch in Kamiina County, Nagano.|
|1985||May||Moved Headquarters and warehouse to newly constructed premises at current location.|
|1989||January||Constructed New machining factory.|
|1993||December||Built automatic rack warehouse (Phase 2 expansion).|
|1995||December||Kunihiro Teranishi appointed as Executive Chairperson. Kyoichi Teranishi appointed as Chief Executive Officer.|
|1997||March||Built steel warehouse (1,800 m2: Phase 2 expansion).|
|April||Established Yamaichi Logistics Co., Ltd..|
|1999||June||Motoharu Teranishi appointed as Chief Executive Officer.|
|October||Introduced original inventory/sales/production management system (Hitachi-MP5400).|
|2000||October||Established machining company, DAI-TECH Co., Ltd..|
|2002||July||Introduced automated steel saw cutting system, the world's first fully automated material handling plant with gantry crane/dual running system.|
|2003||March||Established Yamaichi Special Steel (Thailand) Co., Ltd..|
|September||Acquired ISO9001:2000 certification.|
|2004||April||Reorganized and changed Die-Tech Co., Ltd. to a custom plate manufacturing company, HCP Die-Tech Co., Ltd.|
|October||Introduced custom plate sales management system (PRIUS).
All aspects, from price quotes to ordering, are handled online.
|2005||February||Capital increased to 80 million yen.|
|May||Expanded HCP Die-Tech Co., Ltd. factory.
Acquired adjacent site (8,264 m2).
|October||Acquired ISO14001:2000 certification.|
|December||Expanded buildings of machining and product warehouse.|
|2007||August||Constructed 142-car multi-story parking garage.|
|2008||September||Constructed heat treatment center and new metal material center.|
|October||Introduced "Horizon" heat treatment management system.|
|2010||April||Updated the original inventory/sales/production management system.|
|July||Introduced HERMLE 5-axis simultaneous machining center and YASDA-YBM9150V jig borer.|
|2011||January||Introduced PMM-C, high-precision CMM.|
|2012||February||Acquired ISO-17025 accreditation.|
|May||Patented LSP mold heat treatment technology.|
|September||Established Yamaichi Special Steel Vietnam Co., Ltd..|
|October||Constructed new technology development center, AEROV.|
|2013||April||Introduced "PMM-G", large-scale high-precision CMM.|
|May||Started heat treatment at Yamaichi Special Steel Vietnam.|
|2014||March||Started solar power generation (for sale of electric power).|
|October||Started operations at Ichinomiya Office.|
|2016||January||Established PRISMADD Japan Co., Ltd..|
|February||Acquired AS9100 certification.|
|March||Introduced 10-bar large heat treatment furnace.|
|2017||January||Purchased Hokkaido Hitachi Densen Kihan Co., Ltd. and renamed to Hokkaido Kihan Co., Ltd.|
|December||Selected as a Company Driving Regional Growth by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.|
|2018||March||Established a holding company, WEARE Pacific Co., Ltd. via share transfer.|
|April||Acquired AS9120 certification.
WEARE Pacific established a holding company , WEGT Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.
|May||Consolidated Ichinomiya Office into Headquarters.|
|June||Purchased Globaltronic Group in Singapore and Malaysia.|
|2019||January||Constructed the second factory at Yamaichi Special Steel Vietnam.|
|April||Development of CAST (carbon nanotube-added surface treatment) was selected as SAPOIN Project*.
*Project for enhancement of strategic core technology: Small and Medium Enterprise Agency
|2020||December||WEARE Pacific was renamed Yamaichi United Group (terminated the joint venture with France-based WeAre Group).|
|2021||March||Started solar power generation (for company's own use).
Merged PRISMADD Japan into the company.
|April||Constructed Painting and Laser factory.|
|October||Opened Yamaichi Online Store for business.|
|2022||March||Marged Yamaichi United Group into the company.|
|2023||February||Development of CAST was adopted as NEDO Project.
(NEDO: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization)
|October||Marged HCP Die-Tech into the company.|
We contribute to the creation and development of a new society while pursuing the happiness of our employees.
Giving shape to happiness
By promoting continuous improvement of our products, technologies, and services, and constantly striving to match global quality standards, we manifest our customers' "happiness."
By fostering human resources capable of acting flexibly in our global society and by providing them with the environment and opportunities that allow them to make the most of their diverse personalities and achieve self-actualization, we manifest our employees' "happiness."
By contributing to the creation and development of a new society through Yamaichi quality, we manifest society's "happiness."
We continuously pursue the following actions in our manufacturing, distribution, services, and other business activities, and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society and environment.
May 1, 2020
Motoharu Teranishi, CEO
Board of Directors, Yamaichi Special Steel Co., Ltd.