Since its foundation in 1937, Daifuku has lead material handling industry for nearly 80 years. We have continuously developed and introduced various innovative products. We strive to take up challenges to provide products and services that benefits society.

1937-1959

History

1937

Founded in Osaka, Japan

1957

Delivers the first chain conveyor system to Toyota Auto Body

1959

Delivers a chain conveyor system to Toyota Motor, Japan's first passenger automobile factory

Delivers a chain conveyor system to Toyota Motor, Japan's first passenger automobile factory

1960-1969

History

1963

Manufactures the first Japan-made bowling machine

1965

Manufactures Japan's first automatic guided vehicle

1966

Delivers the Rackbuil system, Japan's first automated warehouse to Matsushita Electric Industrial

Delivers the Rackbuil system, Japan's first automated warehouse to Matsushita Electric Industrial

1969

Delivers Japan's first online computer-controlled Rackbuil system to Asahi Kasei

1970-1979

History

1970

Acquires a 1.2 million sq.m (approx. 12.9 million sq.ft) industrial site in Hino-cho,
Shiga Prefecture with plans for an industrial park

1972

Develops the first unit load AS/RS

1973

Delivers Japan's first refrigerated unit load AS/RS to Hosen Cold Storage
Develops a mini load AS/RS, called the Bucketbuil System

1975

Establishes Contec Co., Ltd.

1976

Delivers Japan's first automated steel-belt sorter to Heiwado

Delivers Japan's first automated steel-belt sorter to Heiwado

1977

Begins production of car wash machines

1978

Delivers Japan's first book conveying system to Chuo University Library

1980-1989

History

1982

Delivers the world's most advanced FA system to FANUC

1983

Develops the Ramrun electrified monorail system
Establishes the first global affliate in the U.S.

1984

Develops cleanroom FA systems for semiconductor factories

1985

Establishes an affiliate in Canada

1986

Establishes an affiliate in Singapore

1988

Delivers the first Picking Cart System to Shiseido

1989

Develops the Flexible Drive System
Establishes an affiliate in the U.K.

1990-1999

History

1991

Establishes an affiliate in Thailand

1993

Develops the world's first non-contact power supply monorail system

Develops the world's first non-contact power supply monorail system

1994

Opens Hini Arata Kan, the world's largest material handling and logistics demo center
Develops Japan's first energy-saving automatic guided vehicle
Establishes an affiliate in Malaysia

1995

Establishes an affiliate in Indonesia
Establishes a cleanroom FA system production affiliate in South Korea

1996

Establishes an affiliate in Taiwan

1997

Establishes the second affiliate in South Korea

1999

Delivers the first quake-absorbing AS/RS

2000-2009

History

2001

Delivers a 300mm wafer transport system to a semiconductor manufacturer in South Korea

2002

Establishes the first affiliate in China

2004

Develops a super-fast mini load AS/ RS with the world's fastest speed of 500 m/min
Develops the E-DIP environmentally friendly automobile paint system

Develops the E-DIP environmentally friendly automobile paint system

2005

Production of S/R machines reaches 20,000 sets in total
Establishes two production affiliates in China
Establishes an affiliate in India

2006

Develops the Synchronized System, a mini load AS/RS

2007

U.S. -based Jervis B. Webb Company joins the Group

2008

Develops the DUOSYS super-fast mini load AS/RS

Develops the DUOSYS super-fast mini load AS/RS

2010-

History

2010

Forms a business partnership with Knapp in Austria
Consolidates China affiliates and establishes a new operating structure

2011

Logan Telefex joins the Group
Establishes a holding company in the U.S.
Develops the picking system eye-navi
Develops the Baggage Tray System, the world's fastest airport baggage handling system

Develops the Baggage Tray System, the world's fastest airport baggage handling system

2012

Acquires all stocks of Hallim Machinery, the largest car washing machine manufacturer in South Korea
Elite Line Service, which provides services for airports, joins the Group
Establishes an affiliate in Suzhou, China

2013

Establishes an affiliate in Mexico
U.S. -based Wynright Corporation joins the Group

2014

New Zealand-based BCS Group Limited joins the Group