|Timeline: The history of the AMADA stamping business
|AMADA established in Takada-Minami machi, Toshmia, Tokyo
|AMADA incorporated as Amada Seisakusho & Co.
|AMADA business name changed to AMADA CO., LTD.
|AMADA signed a technical license contract with US Industries in the USA and began producing and selling mechanical presses
|AMADA merged with Sogo Safety Technology Center Co., Ltd. Washino Engineering Co., Ltd. to form AMADA PRESS TECH CO., LTD.
|AMADA PRESS TECH CO., LTD. absorbed by AMADA CO., LTD. Stamping press sale and servicing business concentrated in AMADA CO., LTD.
|AMADA HOLDING CO., LTD. Relocated AMADA's stamping press business to AMADA MACHINE TOOLS CO., LTD.
|AMADA ORII CO., LTD. formed through a merger between Orii & Mec Corporation and the stamping press department of AMADA MACHINE TOOLS CO., LTD.
|The company name is changed to AMADA PRESS SYSTEM CO., LTD.
Amada Press System: Growing Along With Our CustomersMasaru Orii founded the Orii Automatic Equipment Manufacturing Company in 1962 in Tokyo. Three years later, the firm launched Japan’s first press room robot, named Auto Arm OA-4. Designed to transfer work from a magazine to a press die, the robot operated at a rate of 200 times per minute. From then on, the company grew to develop and produce a variety of automation equipment, spanning robotics, coil handling systems, straighteners and feeders and levelling equipment.
In 1984, Orii launched its first branch office in the U.S. to support the growing North American market with sales and technical support. Two years later it founded Meca Tech Systems Corporation, a subsidiary based in St. Marys, Ohio and continued to grow. Between 1996 and 1997, Orii underwent additional changes, adopting a new name as Orii Corporation of America and transitioning its U.S. operation to greater Cincinnati.
The year 2000 brought additional growth to the company. Orii Corporation of Japan merged with MEC Machinery Company, a Japanese manufacturer of spring-forming machines founded in 1972 by Takeji Matsuoka. As a result, Orii Corporation of America absorbed MEC’s North American operations and was renamed Oriimec Corporation America. The company also partnered with Napoleon, Ohio-based Automatic Feed company to manufacture the first American-made straightener/feeder combination unit using a combination of Orii technology and U.S. electronics.
Now known as Amada Press System Inc., the company continues to develop and manufacture cutting-edge stamping presses, coil feed lines, transfer systems and spring machines from its locations in Erlanger, Kentucky and Isehara, Japan. The company also provides service and technical support and employs more than 500 people across its global operations.