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BRIEF HISTORY

BRIEF HISTORY

 
1946 After the war, an ocean going shipping business was considered as a military industry and Saburo Yamashita was purged from an executive director position of Yamashita Steamship Company. In December,the Yamashita family was designated as a zaibatsu (family-run conglomerate) by the occupation forces and the family's assets were frozen.
1947 With the above background, two brothers, Saburo and Haro Yamashita, established Kashiwa Company. Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers comprised its main line of business at the initial stage. Later, their youngest brother, Toyoro, joined the company.
1950 The purge was released and Saburo went back to Yamashita Steamship Company and became its President in 1960. Merged with other companies, Yamashita Steamship Company later became Yamashita-Shinnihon Steamship Co., Navix Line, Ltd., and now Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.
1951 Received an order from the U.S. Navy for portable air foam fire extinguishers.
1953 Installed the first air foam fire fighting system aboard the tanker, Perusha- Maru (built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki), marking the beginning of the company's marine fire fighting system engineering business.
1956 Starting in 1956, built a series of new cargo ships (the Kashiwa-Maru, Kashiwasan-Maru, Kashiwaharu-Maru, Kashiwahana-Maru, etc.) and ventured into the ship owning business.
1965 After concluding a technical licensing agreement with Thomson Ship Cranes, U.K., founded Japan Thomson Ship Cranes Ltd. and began designing, manufacturing and selling Thomson derrick.
1967 Sold its fleet of ships and withdrew from the ship owning business.
1968 Completed Soka Works in Yashio Industrial Complex, Soka-shi, Saitama, to facilitate its research and development of marine fire fighting systems.
1970 Concluded a technical licensing agreement with W. C. Holmes, U.K., for the manufacture and sale of inert gas systems (explosion prevention systems for cargo tanks).
1971 Built a rental condominium for foreign tenants in Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
1974 Concluded a sales agency agreement with National Foam System Inc., U.S.A. . Commenced the sale of the fire fighting systems of the company in Japan.
1975 Commenced the manufacture and sale of Peabody type inert gas systems after W. C. Holmes merged with Peabody Ltd., U.K.
1979 Concluded a tie-up agreement with Ajinomoto Co. for a gelatinizing system for marine oil spills.
1981 Commenced the manufacture and sale of marine halon fire fighting systems under a technical license from Heien-Larssen Engineering A.S., Norway. Acquired land in Kutsukake Industrial Complex, Sashima-machi, Ibaraki and built Tsukuba Works. Sold Soka Works.
1986 Concluded an agreement with K.K. Raychem, a Japanese subsidiary of Raychem Corp., U.S.A., for the design, installation and sale of self-regulating heaters. Commenced the design, manufacture and sale of fluid thermal combustion systems.
1991 Issued a hundred million yen in bonds offered through private placement.
1992 Commenced the design, manufacture and sale of high expansion foam fire extinguishing systems for ships' machinery rooms. Commenced the sale of tank drying systems and cleaning systems for chemical tankers in domestic service.
1994 Relocated the head office to the company's own building located at Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
1995 Developed emergency towing arrangements for tankers jointly with Tateno Mfg. Co., Ltd. and marketed the product. Techno Kashiwa Co., Ltd was spun off to assume control of the self regulating electric heater for land users and fluid bed incinerator business.
1999 Compliance of Kashiwa's high expansion foam fire extinguishing system with IMO/MSC Circ. 668 regulations was fully approved by major classification societies, including Lloyd's and Det Norske Veritas. A liaison office was opened in Busan, Korea.
2000 Established Kashiwa Korea Co., Ltd. Obtained ISO9001 certification from NK. Commenced the designing and manufacturing of high expansion foam fire extinguishing systems for car holds on pure car carriers.
2001 Obtained type approvals for the fixed water-based local fire extinguishing system (HYPER-MIST) from major classifications. Delivered the first high expansion foam fire extinguishing system for the car holds of a pure car carrier. Completed reconstruction of the new Takanawa Head Office (including rental condominiums).
2003 Obtained CE Marking certification (M.E.D.) for the fixed water-based local fire extinguishing system (HYPER-MIST).
2004 Commenced the designing and manufacturing of the membrane type nitrogen generator system. Delivered the first membrane type nitrogen generator system.
2008 Commenced the designing and manufacturing of the PSA type nitrogen generator system in cooperation with KURAREY CHEMICAL CO., LTD
2009 Order confirmed for the first PSA type nitrogen generator system.
2012 Commenced the sales of Ballast Water Management System (MICROFADE).
2013 Acquired Seamate Inc., Japan. Commenced the sale of marine outfitting equipment by Seamate Inc.
2013 Commenced the sales of Exhaust Gas Cleaning System designed by CLEAN MARINE in Japan.
2014 Commenced the sales of Ballast Water Management System designed by OCEANSAVER in Japan.
2015 Acquired HI-TAK Co., Ltd. manufacturing and distributing gun drilling and deep hole boring machine.
 
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