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Apr. 1946 Kaibara Alloy Casting established in Higashi-Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Nov. 1948 Kaibara Alloy Casting Works. Ltd incorporated
Feb. 1963 Obtained approval for bearing plates for use in bridges by the Japanese National Railways (License No 38-63)
Oct. 1963 Centrifugal casting machine installed
Jun. 1966 Company name change to Kaibara Metal Co., Ltd in line with business expansion
Nov. 1967 Received Japanese Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Award as an outstanding small and medium enterprise
Oct. 1970 New factory established and started operations in Yamatokoriyama, Nara Prefecture (current location)
Nov. 1976 Optical Emission Spectroscopy introduced to enhance quality control
Jul. 1985 High-frequency induction furnaces introduced
Nov. 1988 Heat treatment furnace introduced
Jul. 1990 Company name change to Kaibara Corporation
Apr. 1992 Coordinate Measuring Machines introduced
Nov. 1996 Consultant engaged to improve production control and KPS activities started
Feb. 2001 Obtained ISO 9001 certification
Apr. 2003 Kaibara Metal (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. established in Suzhou, China
May. 2003 KRP activities started with new business expansion in mind
Feb. 2004 Obtained ISO14001 certification
Sep. 2004 Kaibara Metal (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. started operations in China
Nov. 2005 Double-Column Machining Center equipment (gate-type machining center) introduced
Nov. 2005 Optical Emission Spectroscopy replaced with the latest model
Jun. 2007 Rotary dryer introduced
Aug. 2011 Office building renovation for energy saving
Jan 2013 Cast iron foundry factory of Kaibara Metal (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.started operations
Oct. 2013 Master CAM introduced
Nov. 2013 Equipment of plasma-immersion ion implantation with film deposition introduced
May 2014 Started machining aircraft parts
Jan. 2016 Obtained JIS Q9100 certification
Sep. 2016 Purchased adjacent land and newly established West Factory
Dec. 2016 5-axis machining center, FMS, large-scale coordinate measuring machines introduced