Outline of company

History


Over 30 years ago, Aoki succeeded in expanding the potential for plastic container molding through its unique injection stretch-blow molding technology. The history of plastic containers is also the history of Aoki. We have always remained at the leading edge of container development and going forward as well, we plan to continue meeting demand for containers - a demand that is increasing thanks to high levels of container function and safety - with people-driven creative technologies.

History

1975 Four station injection stretch-blow molding machine developed
1976 Aoki Technical Laboratory, Inc. founded
1980 Plastics Grand Prize awarded to four station injection stretch-blow molding machine
1984 Three station injection stretch-blow molding machine developed, AKH-80 developed
1985 SBIII-250 developed
1986 SBIII-250L, SBIII-250LL, SBIII-250S, SBIII-250LS and SBIII-500 developed
1987 Prize received from Japan Synthetic Plastic Technical Association in recognition of development of transparent PP injection stretch-blow molding technology, and SBIII-100-20, SBIII-100L-20 and SBIII-1000N-300 developed
1988 Awarded American SPE prize for outstanding results obtained in blow molding
1989 SBIII-500-150, SBIII-500N-60 and SBIII-1000L-150 developed
1990 New factory completed, and first factory extension
Direct Heatcon injection stretch-blow molding technology developed
Aoki Manufacturing Co., Ltd. absorbed into Aoki Technical Laboratory, Inc. with capital of 11 million yen
SBIII-250-50, SBIII-500LL-75 and SBIII-500NL-60 developed
1991 Germany (Düsseldorf), Mexico and Singapore representative offices opened
SBIII-100H-15, SBIII-100LL-20 and SBIII-1000NL-100 developed
1993 Second factory extension (office)
SBIII-100H-50, SBIII-250-100, SBIII-1000H-60, SBIII-1000NL-300 and AOKI-250LL-50 developed
1994 AOKI-500LL-75, AOKI-100LL-20, SBIII-100P-20 and SBIII-250LL-50P developed
1995 Germany (Düsseldorf), Mexico and Singapore subsidiaries founded
SBIII-150P-20L, SBIII-250P-40N and five other models developed
1996 SBIII-500P-75L, SBIII-250H-50L and five other models developed
1997 Brazil (São Paulo) subsidiary founded
Total number of shipped machines reached over one thousand
SBIII-150P-20 and AOKI-250P-50L developed
1998 USA (Chicago) subsidiary founded
1999 China (Shanghai) representative office founded
SBIII-250LL-50S and AOKI-3000H-60 developed
2000 Australia (Melbourne) and India (Mumbai) representative offices founded
SBIII-350LL-40 and SBIII-500LL-75 converted to high cycle
SBIII-250LL-75S, AOKI-250-100 and AOKI-350LL-100 developed
2001 Celebrated company's 25th anniversary, and SBIII-350LL-100 converted to high cycle
2002 SBIII-100LL-20S developed
2003 SBIII-350-100 developed, and AOKI-500LL-75 and AOKI-500-150 converted to high cycle
2004 England (London) and Spain (Barcelona) representative offices founded
SBIII-100L-20 and SBIII-250P-50L converted to high cycle
2005 SBIII-1000P-75L developed
2006 Thailand (Bangkok) representative office founded
AOKI-350LL-100 converted to high cycle
2008 China (Foshan) subsidiary founded

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