History and Main Environmental Activities

  • 1931

    November:Established Amano Manufacturing (private manage-ment) in 2-21, Minamirokugo, Kamata-ku, Tokyo.

  • 1952

    May:Development and sale of Ligless (drain separator). (Started environmental business operation).

  • 1966

    June:Company name changed to Amano Corporation.Devel-oped small dust collector “VS Series”.

  • 1970

    October:Developed large dust collector system. Established Pollution Division.

  • 1990

    April:Completed and launched a high-temperature hazardous gas removal system.

  • 1992

    October:Completion of “Miyakoda Techno Factory” for mold production and environmental development in Miyakoda Technopolis, Hamamatsu.

  • 1995

    April:Newly participates in functional water (electrolyzed warter) business operation (Ecology business operation)

  • 1999

    August:Acquired ISO14001-1996 certification for Hosoe Factory (Certified organizations: UKAS and JAB).

  • 2000

    January:Acquired ISO14001-1996 certification for Tsukui Factory (Certified organizations: UKAS and JAB).

    February:Tsukui Factory is set as the “Environ-mental Manage-ment Operation” in Kanagawa Prefecture.

  • 2003

    February:Appointed as manager of the Environmental Conservation Council “Kanagawa Prefecture Central - Tsukui District Subcommittee” (Tsukui Factory)

  • 2004

    March:Established Amano Environmental Policy.

    April:Joined Green Purchasing Network (GPN)

  • 2005

    June:Launched the industry's first “RoHS Directive” compliant electronic time recorder CRX-200.

    August:Hosoe Factory IS014001: 2004 Acquired and Renewed (Certification Body: UKAS and JAB)

  • 2006

    January:Tsukui Factory ISO14001: 2004 certification acquisition and renewal (Certifica-tion bodies: UKAS and JAB)

    1February:Issued Amano Environmental Report (No.1)

  • 2007

    March:Granted the “Comfortable Workplace Promotion Office” certification from Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (Hosoe Factory)

    April:Miyakoda Factory and Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. acquired simultaneous ISO 14001: 2004 certification (Certification bodies: UKAS and JAB)

  • 2008

    June:Received award from the Kanagawa Prefectural Center for Prefectural Government for pollution prevention and environmental conservation promotional activities (Tsukui Factory)

  • 2010

    June:“Zeolite-enriched plasma catalytic oxidation-type VOC device” received the “Chairman’s Award of The Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufactur-ers” at the 36th Excellent Environmental Device Award.

    October:Designated as a specified business operator (specifi ed company No.0010631) in accordance with provisions of the “Revised Energy Conservation Law”.

  • 2012

    To save energy at Yokohama Factory, some air condition-ing equipment was changed over to gas heat pump air conditioners.

  • 2013

    August:Installed solar panels at Tsukui Factory and started electrical power generation.

  • 2014

    April:Merged Tsukui Factory with Yokohama Factory and changed the name to Sagamihara Factory. Merged Miyakoda Factory into Hosoe Factory.

  • 2015

    October:Installed solar panels at Hosoe Factory and started electrical power generation.

  • 2016

    June:“Electric dust collectors for oil mist collection” won the “Chairman's Award of The Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers” at the 42nd Excellent Environmental Equipment Award.

  • 2017

    March:Started investigating materials for content of 4 additional RoHS2 substances.

    June:Hosoe Factory and Sagamihara Factory ISO14001: 2015 Renewal

  • 2019

    February:Commenced sequential response to the RoHS2 directive.

  • 2020

    April:Commenced sponsorship of the Kanagawa Reforestation Partner System.