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1946 Haruji Asami (the present Chairman) he established ASAMI KIKI SEISAKUSHO at the current site of the head office.
1957 Authorized as a Pressure Gauge Manufacturing Plant by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
1959 Developed Japan's first completely water proof automatic recording water pressure gauge.
1965 Reorganized as ASAMI KIKI SEISAKUSHO Co., Ltd.
1967 Developed a gauge valve with damper (patent pending) for hydraulic equipment. Advanced into the field of hydraulic.
1972 Developed Japan's first freezer unit (water pipe freezing system). Started production.
1978 Developed Japan's first glycerin pressure gauge. The line-up series ranges from low to high pressures.
1979 Developed a pressure gauge switching valve (patent pending).
1985 Started import of a high pressure nylon hose from Germany. This was sold as a hose assembly.
1987 Developed a water pressure recorder with CPU and a pressure gauge and depth gauge for scuba diving.
1987 Designated as an excellent small company by Shinagawa-ku.
1990 Relocated Shinagawa Plant to Yoshima Industrial Estate, Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref.
Opened the Osaka Sales Office.
1992 The company name was changed to ASK Corporation. The Hydraulic Department advanced into the field of flow and level measurement, The Marine Department started production of the world's smallest diving gauge.
1994 Started production of a flow sensor and level sensor. Increased the capacity of the production facilities at Iwaki Plant. (Robot NC complex lathes, flow rate tester, etc.)
1996 Started production of a temperature switch. Advanced into the field of beverages. Brought a one-touch joint for beer to the market.
Visited Hawaii to celebrate 50th anniversary of the company's founding.
1997 Completed 2nd term expansion of the Iwaki Plant. (Expanded the space for assembly, inspection and shipment, and improved welfare facilities including restaurants and health care rooms. Improved Engineering Department and Training/Learning Rooms). Reinforced production capacities of NC composite lathes.
1998 Granted ISO 9001 certification (JQA 2640).
Issued Electronic catalog (CD-ROM).
2000 Opened Home Page:
Reinforced production capacities of NC composite lathes.
2002 Granted ISO 9001: 2000 certification (JQA 2640).
2004 Osaka office moved (9 Tani-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi)
2006 Granted ISO 14001: 2004 certification (JQA-EM5223).
2010 Started production of digital pressure switch and digital flow sensor.
2014 Established ASK PRECISION(THAILAND)CO., LTD in Thailand.
2014 Started sale of CR-39 for OPG 39mm pressure gauge.
2015 Got an award "GANBARU Small and Medium Enterprises 300" from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.
2016 Transferred ISO certification body from JQA to Perry Johnson Registrars,Inc. and continue the registration of ISO9001 and ISO14001.