|1952||In May, Masao Moriyama establishes Moriyama Works in Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka. The new company starts researching on fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) forming machines.|
|1953||Develops a pilot plant for continuous FRP corrugated sheet manufacturing equipment.|
|1954||• Helps create lighter railcars as part of a research project commissioned by Tetsudo Kenkyujo (the research branch of Japanese National Railways, the forerunner of today’s Japan Railways Group).
• Releases continuous FRP corrugated sheet manufacturing equipment, followed by a glass fiber preforming machine, high-speed mixer, ribbon mixer, high-speed/high-power kneader and two-axis extruder. The products are widely acclaimed.
|1955||Develops a kneader for polyester premix (the forerunner of today’s double-arm kneader).|
|1956||Develops a two-axis tapered extruder and a kneader-ruder.|
|1960||• Develops an MS-type pressure kneader. Starts delivering it to industries requiring kneaders able to handle diverse materials ranging from high-hardness rubber compounds to low-viscosity material.
• Designs and manufactures the FRP parts for the first domestically built submarine for Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force. Later, designs and manufactures the FRP parts for the second and third domestically built submarines.
|1962||Exhibits at the Osaka International Trade Fair for the first time (a separate plastics category is later created, Plastic Japan). Exhibits at each fair held thereafter.|
|1963||Establishes a Tokyo sales office and boosts sales in Kanto area.|
Completes the Sanda Plant in Sanda, Hyogo prefecture. Works on modernizing and rationalizing production equipment.
|1969||Develops SMC manufacturing equipment.|
|1970||Completes a kneader plant containing cutting-edge large-scale processing machinery. Increases the production scale.|
|1971||Develops FRP preforming machinery (preforming machines, FW machines and BMC supply equipment).|
|1973||• Establishes a mass-production system for MS-type pressure kneaders.
• Starts developing continuous kneaders; completes a prototype.
|1974||Develops a pressure kneader-ruder.|
|1975||• Completes a new type of pressure kneader with a new mechanism.
• Completes prototypes of ribbon manufacturing equipment and a cold-feed extruder.
|1976||Starts manufacturing the completed ribbon manufacturing equipment and cold-feed extruder.|
|1980||Develops FR pellet sheet manufacturing equipment driven by an MS-type two-axis taper screw. Starts delivering it to industries requiring extruders that can be used for granulating and sheet manufacturing.|
|1981||Develops an SPM sheet preforming machine driven by an MS-type two-axis taper screw. Starts delivering it to industries seeking to rationalize kneading lines.|
|1982||• A ceremony marking the Company’s 30th year anniversary.
• A local subsidiary, Moriyama Corporation, in New York state, US established.
• The second plant and R&D building in Sanda, Hyogo established.
• Exhibits at The National Plastics Exhibition in Chicago, US.
|1983||Exhibits at Rubber Expo (in the US) for the first time.|
|1984||Establishes a general-purpose building in Sanda, Hyogo prefecture; boosts the R&D organization.|
|1986||• R&D reinforced by Moriyama’s reorganization. Nagoya sales office opens.
• A large-scale SPM sheet preforming machine launched, expanding the series lineup.
• Mix Lab launched, a computerized high-performance knead process testing device.
• MS-type continuous kneading system developed, combining an MS-type continuous kneader and FR pellet sheet manufacturing equipment.
|1989||• The third plant established in Sanda, Hyogo prefecture.
• A test plant and office opened.
|1991||Masao Moriyama receives the Yellow Ribbon Medal in recognition of his many years of research and invention.|
|1992||A ceremony marking the Company’s 40th year anniversary.|
|1994||• Moriyama Company Ltd., taking over the business of former Moriyama Works.
• Nihon Spindle Manufacturing Co., Ltd. provides a capital infusion, raising the capital to 30 million yen.
|1997||Triples the capital to 90 million yen.|
|2005||Purchases a new building.|
|2006||Moves into a new building. Integrates the headquarters and plant functions.|
|2007||Establishes Moriyama USA. Boosts sales in North America.|
|2009||Signs an agency agreement for North America with Sanyu USA, Inc.|
|2011||Relocates the headquarter and plant to Amagasaki where the parent company (Nihon Spindle Manufacturing Co,. Ltd.) is located.|