History of HOSHIZAKI

History of HOSHIZAKI

1940

February 1947
Established Hoshizaki Electric Co., Ltd. (paid-in capital: 180 thousand yen) at 17 Momozono-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Aichi.
April 1948
Moved the head office to 31 Miyade-cho, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi.

1950

October 1952
Opened Gokiso factory in 3-15 Tenjin-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi.
January 1956
Opened Toyoake factory (current main factory) at current head office location.
October 1957
Started selling juice vending machines.

1960

November 1963
Moved the head office to 3-16 Sakae-cho, Minamiyakata, Toyoake, Aichi, which is current head office location.
January 1965
Started selling fully automatic ice machines.
December 1966
Established HOSHIZAKI TOKYO CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
September 1968
Established SAKAMOTO SHOJI CO., LTD. (the company merged to Hoshizaki Electric Co., LTD. in December 2005) and transferred the sales department.
January 1969
Established HOSHIZAKI TOKAI CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi.
March 1969
Established HOSHIZAKI KEIHAN CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Tennoji-ku, Osaka (currently head office in Chuo-ku, Osaka).
March 1969
Established HOSHIZAKI KITAKYU CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka.

1970

January 1970
Opened Shimane factory (as cooking equipment factory) in Kisuki-cho, Ohara-gun, Shimane-ken (currently Kisuki-cho, Unnan, Shimane).
February 1970
Started selling draft beer dispensers.
February 1972
Started selling refrigerators.
April 1974
Established Shimane second factory (as prefabricated refrigerator plant) in Kisuki-cho, Ohara-gun, Shimane (currently Kisuki-cho, Unnan, Shimane).
April 1974
Established HOSHIZAKI TOHOKU CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Kasuga-cho, Sendai, Miyagi (current head office in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi).
February 1976
Established HOSHIZAKI KANTO CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
December 1976
Established HOSHIZAKI SHIKOKU CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Takamatsu, Kagawa and HOSHIZAKI CHUGOKU CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Matsue, Shimane (current head office in Naka-ku, Hiroshima).
December 1977
Established HOSHIZAKI SHONAN CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa (current head office in Minami-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa) and HOSHIZAKI HOKUSHINETSU CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Kanazawa, Ishikawa.
March 1978
Established HOSHIZAKI HANSHIN CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Kita-ku, Osaka (currently head office in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka).
December 1978
Established HOSHIZAKI HOKKAIDO CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (current head office in Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido).

1980

May 1980
Started purchasing and selling prefabricated refrigerators.
Mar 1981
Established R&D center in head office location.
December 1981
Established HOSHIZAKI AMERICA, INC. (Currently a consolidated subsidiary) in California, USA (currently head office in Georgia).
February 1982
Started manufacturing and selling prefabricated refrigerators.
December 1982
Established HOSHIZAKI KITAKANTO CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Omiya, Saitama (currently Kita-ku, Saitama).
December 1983
Established HOSHIZAKI NANKYU CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Kagoshima.
September 1986
Established Shimane main Factory (ice machines and dish washers factory) in Kisuke-cho, Ohara-gun, Shimane (currently Kisuke-cho, Unnan, Shimane).
October 1986
HOSHIZAKI AMERICA, INC. opened its main factory in Georgia, USA.
February 1987
Established HOSHIZAKI KADEN CO., LTD. (the company merged to Hoshizaki Electric Co., Ltd. in December 2005) in Toyoake, Aichi.
December 1988
Established HOSHIZAKI OKINAWA CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Naha, Okinawa.
December 1989
Changed company name to Hoshizaki Electric CO., LTD. (“Hoshizaki” from kanji notation to kana notation in Japanese).

1990

September 1992
Established HOSHIZAKI EUROPE B.V. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
January 1994
Established HOSHIZAKI EUROPE LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Shropshire, UK.
August 1994
Established Shimane third factory (as beer dispensers factory) in Kisuki-cho, Ohara-gun, Shimane (currently Kisuki-cho, Unnan, Shimane).
September 1996
Opened a representative office in Singapore.
December 1996
Merged HOSHIZAKI REIKI CO., LTD. and named Yokota factory. (currently Shimane-Yokota factory)
June 1998
Opened a representative office in Beijing, China. (Closed in June 2009)
October 1999
Closed a representative office in Singapore and established HOSHIZAKI SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary).

2000

January 2001
HOSHIZAKI AMERICA, INC. opened Griffin factory (as refrigerators factory) in Georgia, USA.
November 2003
Established HOSHIZAKI EUROPE HOLDINGS B.V. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
August 2004
Established HOSHIZAKI SHANGHAI CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Shanghai, China.
May 2005
Established Chubo Station Co., Ltd. (liquidated in December 2007) in Higashinari-ku, Osaka.
December 2005
Merged SAKAMOTO SHOJI CO., LTD. and HOSHIZAKI KADEN Co., LTD. to Hoshizaki Electric Co., Ltd.
January 2006
Established HOSHIZAKI SUZHOU CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.
January 2006
Established HOSHIZAKI USA HOLDINGS, INC. (Currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Georgia, USA.
February 2006
Acquired LANCER CORPORATION in Texas, USA, the beverage dispenser manufacturer (currently a consolidated subsidiary).
July 2006
Made Nestor CO., LTD. (Obu-shi, Aichi) (currently a consolidated subsidiary) a subsidiary through share for share exchange.
December 2006
Acquired SANSEI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. in Kisuki-cho, Unnan, Shimane (currently a consolidated subsidiary).
December 2007
Completed liquidation of Chubo Station CO., LTD. (Higashinari-ku, Osaka).
September 2008
Acquired GRAM COMMERCIAL A / S in Vojens, Denmark, a manufacturer of refrigerators (currently a consolidated subsidiary).
December 2008
Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the First Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

2010

August 2010
Established HOSHIZAKI TAIWAN Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Taipei, Taiwan (currently HOSHIZAKI TAIWAN, INC.).
November 2010
Established HOSHIZAKI HONG KONG CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Hong Kong, China.
March 2012
Established HOSHIZAKI (CHINA) HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Shanghai, China.
January 2013
Acquired WESTERN REFRIGERATION PVT. LTD., in Maharashtra, India, a refrigerator, manufacturer (currently Dedra and Nagar-Haveley Fed.) (currently a consolidated subsidiary).
January 2013
Established JACKSON MSC, INC. (currently JACKSON WWS, INC.) (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Kentucky, USA.
January 2013
Established HOSHIZAKI KOREA CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Seoul, Korea.
July 2013
Acquired AÇOS MACOM INDÚSTRIA E COMÉRCIO LTDA. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, a food service equipment manufacturer (currently a consolidated subsidiary).
February 2014
Established PT. HOSHIZAKI INDONESIA (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Jakarta, Indonesia.
February 2015
Established HOSHIZAKI (THAILAND) LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Patom Thani, Thailand.
June 2015
Acquired Ice Share Co., Ltd., in Texqing County, Zhejiang, China, a refrigerator manufacturer (currently a consolidated subsidiary).
December 2015
Acquired food service equipment business of POLAR SEAL (M) SDN. BHD through HOSHIZAKI MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Selangor, Malaysia.
September 2016
Changed company name to HOSHIZAKI CORPORATION.
October 2016
Established HOSHIZAKI VIETNAM CORPORATION (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam
September 2017
Established HOSHIZAKI PHILIPPINES CORPORATION (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Makati City, Philippines
June 2018
Transferred shares of Zhejiang Iceshare Refrigerating Appliance Co., Ltd. in China (out of consolidation).