Company History

Company History

Jun. 1935 Founded as a manufacturer of heat exchangers and fans in the form of a joint stock company (capital: 5,000 yen) in today's Hirano-ku, Osaka.
Mar. 1939 Launched sales of applied machinery. Carried out the design, manufacture and sale of hot-air dryers, transportation and chemical equipment that apply the theory of "heat and circulated air."
Apr. 1947 Developed various dryers focusing on dyeing and finishing-related machinery.
Mar. 1957 Capital increased to 3 million yen. Reorganized as a stock company.
Oct. 1961 Capital increased to 36 million yen.
Apr. 1962 Capital increased to 100 million yen. Listed on the second section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.
Apr. 1964 Recognized by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) as a company contributing to the export business.
Jun. 1970 Celebrated 35th anniversary. Created a company flag.
Dec. 1971 Capital increased to 560 million yen.
Jun. 1973 Established "Hirano Technicum."
Mar. 1979 Expanded the headquarters plant.
Jul. 1981 Received award for Excellence in Energy-Conserving Machines (by the Japan Machinery Industry Association).
Completed new energy-conserving machines (simplex tenter).
Machine designated for energy-conserving preferential tax treatment (MITI, Notification No. 201).
Jun. 1985 Celebrated 50th anniversary. Published a company history.
Apr. 1988 Capital increased to 1,053 million yen.
Jan. 1989 Changed company name to HIRANO TECSEED.
Feb. 1990 Issued Swiss francs convertible bonds.
Mar. 1990 Completed new "Hirano Technicum (Product Development Center)."
Mar. 1991 Capital increased to 1,847 million yen.
Apr. 1998 Acquired ISO9001.
Nov. 1998 Introduced "CAP COATER" technology for LC resistant coating from a German company, STEAG GmbH.
Feb. 1999 Installed a large-sized "CAP COATER" for production trials within Hirano Technicum.
Jan. 2000 Started the manufacturing of "CAP COATER" photoresist coating equipment.
Jun. 2000 Developed "CAP COATER II" for coating continuous sheets.
Mar. 2001 Developed small-sized "Capillary COATER III" for research and development.
Nov. 2001 Installed "M-600SF," a test machine for casting mid-thickness ceramic sheets within Hirano Technicum.
Dec. 2001 Developed the "New-Type Capillary COATER" for fifth generation LCD panels.
Mar. 2002 Development of an organic EL light-emitting film formation process
Dec. 2002 Developed coating technology for environmentally resistant thin films.
May. 2008 Updated laser beam machines
Jan. 2010 Installed an R800-DB testing coater for lithium ion batteries and regenerative thermal oxidizers, in our Technicum test center.
Oct. 2010 Installed surface grinders.
Aug. 2012 Expanded our main factory site.
Jan. 2013 Completed construction of a new coating factory.
Jul. 2013 Integration of the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange into the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Jun. 2016 Transition to a company with an Audit & Supervisory Committee for corporate governance
Jun. 2017 Certification under ISO 14001