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1910

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  • Tomekichi Shimada, the first president, begins business as a machinery company of pharmaceutical products.

1928

  • Kikusui Seisakusho & Co. is established as a result of a partnership, with Tomekichi Shimada as representative partner.
  • The first rotary presses is produced.
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1935

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  • The head office and factory are moved to the present site.

1940

  • Kikusui Machinery Co., Ltd. is founded, with Tomekichi Shimada as president.
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1944

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  • The first double sided rotary presses is produced.

1952

  • The sales division of Kikusui Seisakusho & Co. is transferred to Kikusui Machinery Co., Ltd., whereby the company name is changed to Kikusui Seisakusho Ltd.
  • The late Tomekichi Shimada is replaced by Yasuo Shimada as president of Kikusui Seisakusho Ltd.
  • Mr. Yasuo Shimada is also appointed as representative partner of Kikusui Seisakusho & Co.
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1957

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  • The High Speed Rotary Tablet Press Machine is first produced.

1961

  • The Tokyo Sales Office is established.

1966

  • The Numazu branch office is established.
  • The Automatic Weight Checker (AWC) for Tablet Press is first produced.
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1968

  • The Kyoto Main Factory is expanded.

1974

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  • The high-pressure Rotary Tablet Press Machine for Epoxy Resin is first produced.

1979

  • The first of the Clean Press Correct Series is produced in compliance with GMP.
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1981

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  • The Weight Automatic Control is first produced.‚Äč

1982

  • The world's largest, the Tough Press Correct 8012 KS is produced.
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1983

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  • The first of the VG Coater Series is produced.

1985

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  • Kikusui makes an investment in UMI, its U.S.-based subsidiary.

1986

  • The first of the Lead Press Correct Series is produced.
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1991

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  • Yasuo Shimada is appointed chairman, with Keiji Shimada becoming president.

1994

  • Open a new sales office in Shizuoka.

1995

  • The Water Washable Vacuum Drying Tablet Press AQUARIUS is first produced.
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1996

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  • Kyoto Shimada building is completed.
  • The first of the AQUARIUS -DV is produced. It has visual coreless inspection system by CCD camera.
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1997

  • The New Tokyo office opens at Kaji-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

1999

  • The External Lubrication System (ELS) is introduced. The ELS enabled to product the tablet does not contain the lubricant internally.
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2003

  • The first of the High Containment tablet press AQUARIUS C is produced.
  • The Shizuoka branch office is integrated to Tokyo office.
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2005

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  • Kikusui acquires entirely UMI and fully subsidiary company, becomes KIKUSUI USA INC.
  • The first of the global model AQUARIUS G is produced.
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2006

  • The Dainagon factory is opened in Uji, Kyoto to expand the production capability.

2011

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  • The new single stroke press, CRUX is produced for initial development of pharma products.
  • The KIKUSUI EUROPE, S.R.L. is established in Milan Italy to start local manufacturing the Tablet presses.
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2013

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  • The new office building is opened at Kyoto Headquarters.

2015

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  • Keiji Shimada is appointed chairman, with Satoshi Shimada becoming president.

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