1944
The founder Kaname Mitsuhashi established the company at 72, Shin-Marutamachi, Kawabata Higashi Hairu, Magohashi-dori, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City.
Began production of precision machine parts.
1946
Relocated headquarters to 6 Mibubojo-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
and changed the company name to “Mitsuhashi Corporation”.
1950
Became a contracting company to Shimazu Corporation to manufacture medical X-ray machines
and material testing machines.
1953
Entered the automated labor-saving business for the textile industry.
Manufactured sheet edge position control equipment for fabric dyeing and finishing machines.
1955
Advanced to industrial dryer business in the textile industry.
Developed a gas combustion safety device for dryers.
1962
Relocated the plant to 25, Shunei-cho, Saiin, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City.
1963
Entered the film, paper and rubber processing industry and printing industry.
Developed a line mark position control (LPC) device.
1968
Increased operating capital to 100 million yen.
1971
Entered the food industry.
Developed automated pouch dispenser (SDM series).
1976
Entered the general industrial equipment industry.
Developed AIREX SHAFT.
1977
Developed automated chain form pouch dispenser (KD series).
1978
Entered the sewing industry.
Developed auto-seamers using industrial sewing machines.
1979
Established the group company Sunbridge Corporation
in Ochiai-cho, Maniwa-gun, Okayama.
1982
Developed the pouch loader (KE series)
—automated cartoning device for chain form pouches using microcomputer control.
1983
Developed the aligned cartoning machine.
1986
Opened the Tokyo Branch.
1987
Developed a full-auto edge guide control system equipped with image sensor.
1988
Developed a card dispenser that can accommodate stickers and cards.
Moved to the new Headquarters building when it was complete.
Hiroshi Mitsuhashi assumed office as Representative Director.
1993
Opened the Kyushu Branch.
Developed Cam-rack.
1994
Developed the card dispenser equipped with Cam-rack (CD series).
1995
Developed high-speed pouch stocker (CS series).
1996
Developed the winder for nickel-metal hydride batteries (MW series).
1998
Began a new business policy throughout the company.
Developed high-speed pouch cutter (KS series).
2002
Developed high-speed pouch dispenser.
Developed the reflective marking sensor equipped with image sensor.
Developed the rubber-surfaced air shaft “Rubber Chuck”.
2004
Commemorated our 60th anniversary.
Commercialized the web guide system for clean rooms.
Developed and commercialized innovative contactless pitch detection unit.
2005
Began the manufacturing and sales of UE “Expander Rollers” after business transferred from U-Engineering Industrial.
2006
Participated in solar cell production line.
Developed and commercialized the web guide and tension control for a vacuum environment.
2008
Relocated the Tokyo branch to Edo-dori.
2010
Acquired “KES step 1”.
2011
Selected as an “Oscar recognized company”
2014
Celebrated our 70th anniversary.
2015
Established a group company “Shanghai Mitsuhashi Trading Company” in Shanghai, China.
2016
Began the sales of the full lineup of the LPC G series.
2017
Selected as a “Driving Company for the regional future” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.