Company History

May 1977 A&D Co., Ltd. (paid-in capital 42.04 million yen) was founded to manufacture and distribute electronic measuring instruments. A head office was established in Nerima-ku, Tokyo and a factory in Kitamoto City, Saitama.
May 1979 Relocation of head office to Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
May 1981 Relocation of factory to Konosu City, Saitama (current Konosu factory)
June 1982 Acquired Kensei Industry Co., Ltd. stocks which then became an A&D subsidiary (currently A&D's consolidated subsidiary) and entered the electronic balance business.
August 1982 Founded A&D Engineering, Inc. (currently A&D's consolidated subsidiary), which became the sales office for North, Central and South America.
June 1985 Founded Litra Co., Ltd. (currently A&D's consolidated subsidiary), a factory specializing in load cell and electronic balance manufacturing.
January 1987 Entered into contract with Takeda Medical Inc. for sole representation and began distribution of digital blood pressure monitors.
December 1987 Acquired Mercury Weighing And Control Systems Pty. Ltd. stocks (current A&D Mercury Pty. Ltd., A&D's consolidated subsidiary) and established it as the A&D subsidiary sales office in Oceania.
May 1989 Merged with Takeda Medical Inc.
August 1989 Established a research and development technical center in Kitamoto City, Saitama and transferred all research and development functions from the Konosu factory.
April 1990 Founded A&D System Co., Ltd. to enhance the development of medical instruments.
September 1990 Relocation of head office to Toshima-ku, Tokyo
December 1990 Founded A&D Korea Limited (currently A&D's consolidated subsidiary)
May 1991 Founded A&D Instruments Ltd. (currently A&D's consolidated subsidiary), which became the sales office in Europe
May 1993 Entered into partnership with Orientec Co., Ltd. (currently A&D's consolidated subsidiary) and acquired sales representation for testing machines and load cells
June 1994 Founded A&D Scientech Taiwan Limited (currently A&D's equity method affiliate) in Taiwan
October 1995 Obtained ISO9001 certification
January 1996 A&D Korea Limited (currently A&D's consolidated subsidiary) acquired Hana Instruments Co., Ltd. stocks (currently A&D Scales Co., Ltd., A&D's consolidated subsidiary)
September 1996 Acquired Orientec Co., Ltd. stocks (currently A&D's consolidated subsidiary)
October 2002 Founded A&D Electronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., a factory that specializes in the manufacturing of healthcare products
April 2003 Went public on the JASDAQ market
August 2003 Acquired Litra Co., Ltd. (currently A&D's consolidated subsidiary) as a wholly owned subsidiary
January 2005 Merged with A&D System Co., Ltd.
February 2005 Listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
April 2005 Founded A&D Technology Inc. (currently A&D's consolidated subsidiary)
June 2005 Acquired Kensei Industry stocks to make it a wholly owned A&D subsidiary
August 2005 Took over the Powertrain technology department of MTS Systems Corporation through A&D Technology Inc
March 2006 Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
July 2006 Founded A&D RUS CO., LTD. (currently A&D's consolidated subsidiary), which will focus on the sales of both A&D medical and A&D weighing products in Russia
October 2007 Founded A&D Technology Trading(Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.(A&D's consolidated subsidiary)
February 2008 Founded A&D Instruments India Private limited(A&D's consolidated subsidiary)
March 2008 Acquired Horon Co., Ltd. stocks(currently A&D's equity method affiliate)
August 2008 Founded A&D Europe GmbH in Germany
October 2008 Acquired SUM Electro Mechanics Co., Ltd. stocks to make it a wholly owned A&D subsidiary
January 2009 Acquired Best Instruments Co., Ltd. stocks to make it a wholly owned A&D subsidiary
June 2013 Founded CM Seiki Co., Ltd. in Hidaka City, Saitama and entered the checkweigher and metal detector businesses
July 2013 Founded MBS Co., Ltd. in Kitamoto City, Saitama and began consulting on automotive design and development and offering contract testing/measurement services to the automotive industry
October 2014 Established A&D Co., Ltd. Indonesia Representative Office in Indonesia
July 2015 Acquired measurement business (formerly NEC San-ei) from Nippon Avionics Co., Ltd. and began sales of industrial measurement equipment

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