Automotive - Material Handling System Developments
Installed Conveyor System for Japan's First Passenger Car Factory
In 1959, Daifuku delivered conveyor systems to Toyota's Motomachi Factory - Japan's first factory exclusively producing passenger cars. The factory incorporated 2km of chains in its powered and non-powered conveyors for body assembly and washing and wheel painting.
Pioneered HID (High Efficiency Inductive Power Distribution Technology) in the Private Sector
The basic technology of non-contact power supply (HID) was invented in 1990 by a team from New Zealand's University of Auckland. Daifuku collaborated with this team to conduct further research and development in an effort to understand how to apply the technology. In 1993, Daifuku became the first company to successfully develop a monorail system using HID.