History

1980

Delivers a Large-Scale Automated Warehouse System to Nissan Motor

Installed the large-scale Bucketbuil System with over 100,000 totes in Nissan Motor's Sagamihara Parts Center.

Nissan Motor's Sagamihara Parts Center

Nissan Motor's Sagamihara Parts Center

Signs a Technical Partnership Regarding Webb Conveyors with Yang Shing Machinery of Taiwan

Shared automated conveyor technology with Taiwan's leading manufacturer and signed a technical support contract with Yang Shing Machinery Works Co., Ltd. marking the first export of Daifuku technology.

Daifuku's Trolley Conveyor Takes an Active Roll in the Major Repair of National Treasure of Japan, the Great Buddha Hall of Todai-ji Temple

Daifuku's trolley conveyor was used in the major repair of National Treasure of Japan, the Great Buddha Hall of Todai-ji Temple

Daifuku's trolley conveyor was used in the major repair of National Treasure of Japan, the Great Buddha Hall of Todai-ji Temple

1981

Signs a Technical Partnership Regarding Webb Conveyors with Bando Machinery

Signed a technical support contract with South Korea's leading industrial machinery manufacturer.

Delivers the Bucketbuil System to the Georgia Plant for TDK Corporation, U.S.A.

Introduces the Microcomputer-Installed Car Wash

Lead the industry by developing the microcomputer-installed car wash machine Waxmor 303.

The microcomputer-installed car wash machine Waxmor 303

The microcomputer-installed car wash machine Waxmor 303

Delivers an Automated Conveying System for Tray Services to Kagaya Group in Ishikawa, Japan

1982

Launches Three-Year Business Plan Entitled FF770

Launched a corporate management plan aiming for net sales of 70 billion yen and ordinary income of 7 billion yen in fiscal 1985.

Delivers State-of-the-Art FA System to FANUC's Motor Factory

Delivered a factory automation system with computer controlled AS/RS and AGV to FANUC's new motor factory near Mt. Fuji.

The world's cutting-edge Fanuc's Motor Factory (at that time)

The world's cutting-edge Fanuc's Motor Factory (at that time)

1983

Establishes the First Global Subsidiary Daifuku U.S.A. Inc. in Chicago

Delivers the Webb Conveyor System to the Tennessee Plant of Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation (now Nissan North America, Inc.)

Electrified Monorail System, the Ramrun

Developed the high-speed, high-accuracy carrier transport system called Ramrun for the Motomachi Factory of Toyota Motor and the Higashifuji Factory of Kanto Auto Works, Ltd.

The Ramrun heavily used in automobile factory

The Ramrun heavily used in automobile factory

1984

Develops the Clean Stocker for the Semiconductor Industry

Developed the Clean Stocker, the Cleanway and the Clean Shuttle for semiconductor production line in the cleanroom. Delivered the overhead transport system Clean Space Carrier to a semiconductor factory in Kyushu.

The cleanroom storage system Clean Stocker for semiconductor industry

The cleanroom storage system Clean Stocker for semiconductor industry

Changes Company Name to Daifuku Co., Ltd.

Changed the company name, Daifuku Machinery Works Co., Ltd. to Daifuku Co., Ltd.

The Palletainer to be Recognized for Superior Design

1985

Establishes Daifuku Canada Inc.

To meet the demands of automakers such as Honda Motor, Daifuku entered Canada by establishing a subsidiary in Toronto.

1986

Establishes an International Affiliated Company "Daifuku Mechatronics (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore

Develops the Digital Pick System

Developed pick-to-light system for picking merchandise according to commands from digital display equipment enabling more accurate sorting at distribution centers.

The Digital Pick System introduced in Tokyo Co-op

The Digital Pick System introduced in Tokyo Co-op

1987

Delivers the Linear Motor Driven Ramrun

Delivered the first Ramrun LIM-10 to Toyota Motor.

Provides State-of-the-Art Material Handling Systems for Pharmaceutical Companies

Provided a state-of-the-art material handling system for the Osaka Factory of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. and the Rackbuil System for the Tokyo Distribution Center of Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Moves Osaka and Nagoya offices

Reported record-high sales of 65.1 billion yen. Celebrated 50th anniversary. Moved Osaka and Nagoya offices to city centers and adapted a new approach to sales.

1988

Picking Cart System Wins Awards

Delivered the first Picking Cart System using IC cards and optical transmission to the Chubu Product Center of the Shiseido Logistics Company, Ltd. (Nagoya, Japan). Received the Shimoji Prize (Japanese material handling recognition) and the Logistics Grand Prize from the Japan Institute of Logistics Systems (JILS) for increasing Shiseido's productivity.

Picking Cart System

Picking Cart System

Collaborates with Nippon Steel

Teamed with Nippon Steel Corporation to develop and sell automated warehouse systems.

Develops the Running Flow

Developed the Running Flow (now the Magic Flow), a storage system combining a low-capacity motor and air sequencer.

1989

Develops the Silent Assembly Line

Developed a friction-driven automobile assembly and transport system, the Silent Assembly Line (now the Flexible Drive System). Workers ride the pallet while assembling.

Silent Assembly Line

Silent Assembly Line

Establishes an Affiliated Company in the U.K.

Established Daifuku Europe Limited in London as Europe formed the European Union.