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History

Toyo Denki will continue to contribute to society by offering reliable products.

Ourtechnologies and products, which were the first in the world or Japan.


1910〜

1918 Technical cooperation with British Dick Kerr and establishment of the company with the capital of 3 million yen
1919 Operation started at Yokohama Factory
1920 Control equipments and traction motors delivered directly to Keihan Electric Railway Co.
1921 Development of pantograph, first in Japan
1926 Start of manufacturing of three-phase commutator motor (AS motor)
1932 Development of electric equipment for trolleybus, first in Japan
Completion of controller with regeneration brake using compound motor, first in Japan
1936 Development of diesel electric railcar, first in our country, and delivered to Sagami Railway
1949 Our stocks was listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange

1950〜

1950 Development of ST type three-phase AC Commutator motor (patented)
1952 Development of Cardan shaft driving device, first in Japan
1954 Open of technical research center
1958 Completion of traction motor and controller for the Japan National Railways “Kodama” limited express
1959 Completion of automatic train stop

1960〜

1960 Completion of traction motor and drive for Shinkansen testing car
Order received for electric towing locomotive for the Panama Canal
Development of constant-speed operation controller for vehicle, first in Japan
Development of hydraulic winch for ship, first in Japan
1964 Delivery of pantograph for Shinkansen to Japanese National Railways
Opening of technical training center
1965 Development of thyristor static Leonard equipment series, first in Japan
Completion of automatic drafting machine
1967 Completion of software (ARP-5) for automatic drafting machine
1968 Development of inverter for mass-production vehicles, first in the world

1970〜

1972 Development of brushless motor generator (BLMG), first in the world
Development of 150kVA 440Hz static CVCF, first in Japan
1973 Technical training center transferred to high vocational training school
Completion of commutation ticket issuing system
1976 Completion of large high-speed automatic drafting machine

1980〜

1983 Sales start of electrostatic plotter type automatic drafting machine
1984 Completion of in-train ticket issuing system
1985 Delivery of world-first superimposed field excitation control for 205 series electric train of Japanese National Railways
1988 Completion of world-first heat-pipe type 8-unit motor batch control VVVF inverter and delivery of it to Tokyu Electric Railway Co
“Power supply fault testing equipment” was awarded as the 40th anniversary special prize from Japan Electro-Manufacturing Association
1989 Development of small VVVF inverter using reverse conductive GTO thyristor, first in Japan

1990〜

1990 Development of stroke switching type door closing machine, first in Japan
Development of intelligent door system, first in Japan
1991 Development of light-weight VVVF inverter using 1,500V mass-production type reverse conductive GTO thyristor, first in our Japan
1992 Completion of LED type ordinary-paper plotter type automatic drafting machine
1993 Inverter VF61 series selected as good-design commodity in 1993 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
1994 ISO 9002 certification for “manufacturing of general-purpose inverter”
ISO 9001 certification for Sagami Works
1995 Single arm pantograph completed
1997 Completion of in-train ticket issuing machine corresponding to automatic ticket checker
Completion of portable credit card processing machine
ISO 9001 certification for Yokohama Works
1998 Delivery of electric equipment for Beijing subway east-west line train
Completion of three-dimensional photo-setting forming equipment (SOUP II)
1999 Marketing of new-type inverter VF64 series
Completion of permanent-magnet motor (ED motor)

2000〜

2000 ISO 9001 certification for Environment Power Source Business Division (present Society/Environment System Business Division)
Delivery of ED motor for rotary press to Sankei News Paper Co
Signing for joint production agreement of electric equipment with Xian Tang Electric Co (China)
Opening of Environment Business Division (present Society/Environment System Business Division) Kyoto Techno Center
2000 Good Design Prize was awarded for "Platform Safety System" (Platform Door & Platform Step)
2001 Opening of Saitama High Speed Railway Line (our products installed in Saitama High Speed Railway 2000 type). Start of joining between Eidan North-South Line and Tokyu Meguro Line
"Very Low Floor LRV Truck Technical Research Association" started. Our company joined it and started co-development of LRV.
Delivery of our company's 400kW ED motor of the largest output for mixer driving to Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Delivery of commutation ticket issuing machines and multifunctional terminals (60 units) when the Ooedo Line was opened
Sales start of "wind-power/mini hydraulic power generating equipment"
2002 Delivery of fall detection mat system to Shimokitazawa Station of Inogashira Line of Keio Electric Railway Co
Delivery of electrical machine products for shaft-less rotary press to Yomiuri News Paper Co
Delivery of electrical machine products and barrier-free equipment (wheelchair slopes, steps) for next-generation commuter train "AC train (E933 system)" of JR East Co
Delivery of electrical machine products for paper-making machine adopting permanent-magnet type synchronous motor to Maruo Paper Co
Delivery of 4000kVA gas turbine power generating equipment to Japan Telecom Ikebukuro
Development and sales start of Web remote monitoring system "GENES REMOTE"
Delivery of truck testing equipment corresponding to speed 400km/h to JR East Research Development Center (Omiya)
Order received for 24 linear motorcar driving systems of Aichi High Speed Railway Co "Tobu Kyuryo Line"
Opening of Tohoku Shinkansen Morioka-Hachinohe. Operation start of JR East E2 system No.1000 Shinkansen train "Hayate" and JR Hokkaido 789 system limited express "Super Hakucho" equipped with our company's electrical machine products
Development of drive control system to prevent slipping of train jointly with JR East (2-car train introduced for the first time for JR Musashino Line)
Sales start of "Ultra Economic Motor (UE motor)" realizing ultra-high efficiency 94%
2003 Receipt of orders for electrical equipment for the Batong Line of the Beijing Metro
Delivery of bogie test equipment for high speed trains to the East Japan Railway Company (JR East)
Development of in-wheel motors for electric cars
Started the Grow-Up 123 Plan (mid-term business plan)
Debut of the all-Japanese, low floor tramcar
Establishment of Toyo Denki USA, Inc.
Establishment of Hunan Xiangyang Electric Co., Ltd., in China
Development of autonomous synchronizing parallel drive redundant auxiliary power supply (JR East E993 system)
Development of the Water View water supply monitoring system
Delivery to Toyota Motor Corporation of a water-cooled, low inertia motor for vehicle engine development test equipment, with maximum capacity of 500 kW
Delivery to the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) of a next generation conductor's portable terminal with a built-in high-speed mobile communication function
2004 Development of electrical equipment for the world's first micro gas turbine hybrid vehicle
Joint development of the first full-flat, super-low floor light rail vehicle (LRV) produced in Japan
Obtained ISO 14001 environmental management system certification
Receipt of orders from JR East for electrical equipment for the next generation Shinkansen
Receipt of orders from West Japan Railway Company (JR West) for next generation conductor's portable terminals for use on the Shinkansen
Development of a high precision, synchronized positioning control system for offset rotary presses
Development of an ASP vehicle monitoring system using vehicle information equipment
Obtained ISO 14001 environmental management system certification at the Yokohama Works
2005 Delivery of electrical equipment for the Batong Line of the Beijing Metro
Receipt of orders for electrical equipment for trains on Line 10 (to the Olympic venue) of the Beijing Metro
Delivery to the Aichi Rapid Transit Co., Ltd., of electrical equipment for Linimo, the normally-conductive magnetic levitation train line at Aichi Expo
Establishment of a permanently staffed office in Beijing
Establishment of Changzhou Taiping Zhanyun Automatic Door Co., Ltd., in China
Delivery of electrical equipment for the LRV in Dallas, USA
Delivery of the first pantograph and TD coupling for the Taiwan Shinkansen
Development of an engineless transmission tester and vehicleless engine loading equipment
Development of a fully separate parallel drive auxiliary power supply (JR East E531 system)
Development of the ED64 Series inverter for ED motor drives
2006 Receipt of orders for electrical equipment for upgrading cars on Line 1 of the Beijing Metro
Completed the Grow-Up 123 Plan (mid-term business plan)
Started the Innovation 90 Plan (new mid-term business plan)
Development of a railway power storage system
Establishment of Changzhou Ruiyang Transmission Technology Co., Ltd., in China
Development of station operating equipment with support for smart cards
Establishment of Tianjin Toyodenki International Trade Co., Ltd., in China
Development of a low noise drive unit and pantograph for the next generation, high-speed Shinkansen
Development of the DG-AMP high-speed computing controller
2007 Sales of eco-drive (ED) motors (permanent magnet motors) that were launched in 2000 exceeded 10,000 units
The new public transport smart card Pasmo goes into service (delivery of automatic commuter ticket vending machine with support for smart card passes and smart card charge machines to station facilities)
Delivery to the Kagoshima City Transportation Bureau of the world's first trolley voltage compensation system for tramcars, and start of operation
Start of commercial service of the new N700 series trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines (delivery of traction motors, gear units, pantographs, TD couplings, static conversion equipment, etc.)
Receipt of orders for electrical equipment for each of the 102 cars of the 17 trains on Line 1 of the subway in Chengdu, China
Start of sales of the VF66 Series general purpose inverter
Development of μTOPcm/RX remote monitoring equipment
Establishment of new Training Center
Receipt of orders for electrical equipment for the Chengdu Subway Line 1, Sichuan, China
Establishment and delivery of converters, drive inverters, auxiliary power supplies, driving gear units, traction motors and pantographs for the hybrid LRV announced by the Railway Technical Research Institute
2008 Start of sales of the VF66 inverter
Exhibition at InnoTrans 2008 in Berlin, Germany
Honored at an Olympic award ceremony for contributions to safe transport during the Beijing Olympics
2009 Start of work on new R&D and design facility
Joint receipt of screening committee special prize in the 38th Japan Industrial Technology Award for the overhead line and on-board battery hybrid Hi-tram
Conclusion of a basic agreement on business alliance with Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd., concerning electrical railway equipment for overseas markets
Start of the new Challenge Up medium-term management plan
Start of sales of the Toyo Wireless Measurement System
Receipt of orders for electrical equipment for 528 cars for three lines of the Beijing Subway

2010〜

2010 Completion of the R&D and design facility, named the Engineering Center
Receipt of orders for electrical equipment for the Chengdu Subway Line 2, Sichuan, China
Publication of CSR Report
Conclusion of a basic agreement on business and financial alliance with Hitachi Ltd, concerning electrical railway equipment for overseas markets
2011 Conclusion of a basic agreement on business and financial alliance with Toyota Industries Corporation concerning in industrial machinery motor and inverter business
Establishment of ELETT CORPORATION
Establishment of Toyo Denki (Beijing) Co., Ltd. in China
2012 Joint receipt of screening committee special prize in the 41st Japan Industrial Technology Award for the contribution to research and development on new type Shinkansen bullet train “E5 series”
Establishment of a representative office in Delhi, India
2013 Publication of Toyo Denki Seizo Report
2014 Establishment of a representative office in Bangkok, Thailand
Establishment of Beijing Jingche Shuangyang Traction System Co., Ltd.

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