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43

years

Dedicated to realizing our clients'
wishes since 1976

about asahi intecc

Starting from modest means in 1976, Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd. has grown to a renowned Japanese medical device manufacturer, recognized for its high quality ultra-fine stainless steel wirerope and tubes with high torsional rigidity.

Drawing from our indepth experience in the medical device field, our in-house wiredrawing, wire-forming, coating, torque and assembly technologies provide a broad range of options for your device.

Company History

  • 1976

    Jul

    Establishment of Asahi Mini Rope Co., Ltd. Start of sales of ultra-fine stainless steel ropes

  • 1988

    Jul

    Asahi Mini Rope Sales Co., Ltd. changes name to Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

  • 1989

    Oct

    Establishment of Asahi Intecc Thailand Co., Ltd. (now a wholly-owned overseas subsidiary) in Thailand as an overseas production base to enhance price competitiveness

  • 1991

    Feb

    Opening of the Medical Development Headquarters to start R&D of medical devices

  • 1991

    Oct

    Completion and start of operation of the Seto Medical Factory (company approved for the manufacture of medical devices) (Seto, Aichi Prefecture); Changed location of head office to same location due to business reasons

  • 1992

    Mar

    Approved as a medical device manufacturer by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare (now Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) (current approval No.: 23BZ0510). Succeeded in Japan’s first commercialization of guiding catheters and PTCA guide wires for myocardial infarction treatment

  • 1994

    Mar

    Establishment of Asahi Intecc (HK) Co., Ltd. as the overseas sales base in Hong Kong (changed to Hong Kong branch of Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd. in September 1999)

  • 1995

    Dec

    Absorption merger with Asahi Fine Tecc Co., Ltd. (a wire drawing company established in June 1992)

  • 1996

    Sep

    Established Atecc Co., Ltd. (now Filmecc Co., Ltd.) (Takaishi, Osaka Prefecture) for the manufacture and sale of medical products

  • 1996

    Nov

    Seto Medical Factory authorized by Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare (now Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) for import and sale of medical equipment (approval No.: 23BY0071)

  • 1998

    May

    Absorption merger with Intertect Co., Ltd. (stainless steel rope processing company established in October 1989)

  • 1998

    Sep

    PTCA guide wires acquire CE marking certification under the EU quality standard.

  • 1999

    Jun

    Absorption merger with Asahi Mini Rope Sales Co., Ltd. (ultra-fine stainless steel rope producing company established in April 1972)

  • 2001

    Oct

    Change of registered head office address to Moriyama-ku, Nagoya. Establishment of the US representative office of the Medical Division in California, USA (changed to local company Asahi Intecc Group USA, Inc. in July 2004 (wholly-owned consolidated subsidiary))

  • 2001

    Dec

    Completion and start of operation of dedicated medical factory of Asahi Intecc Thailand Co., Ltd.

  • 2002

    Aug

    Started cooperation with DongGuan Shilong Asahi Precision Steel Wire Factory in China for production of terminal products (consignment factory) (closed June 2010)

  • 2002

    Nov

    Opening of the Kobe Research Center (Chuo-ku, Kobe) for the development of delivery devices for various cells (for regenerative medicine) (closed June 2006)

  • 2004

    Jun

    Establishment of Europe representative office in Amsterdam, Netherlands (changed to EU branch in August 2005)

  • 2004

    Jul

    Initial public offering with Japan Securities Dealers Association (currently, the JASDAQ Securities Exchange) (delisted in April 2012)

  • 2005

    Jun

    Listing on Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

  • 2005

    Sep

    Establishment of Asahi Intecc Hanoi Co., Ltd., in Vietnam (wholly-owned consolidated subsidiary) as the second overseas manufacturing base

  • 2006

    Mar

    Establishment of Singapore representative office (changed to Singapore branch in August 2009) Establishment of CompassMed Integration Co., Ltd. (now Asahi Intecc J-sales, Inc.) (wholly-owned consolidated subsidiary) in Shinjuku, Tokyo, to strengthen medical device sales

  • 2006

    Jul

    Established Osaka R&D Center in Izumi, Osaka as a center for materials research and development of the next-generation advanced medical devices

  • 2007

    Oct

    Introduced new logo mark to build Asahi brand worldwide

  • 2009

    Jul

    Established Beijing representative office(closed November 2016)

  • 2010

    Jan

    Acquired GMA Co., Ltd. at Fukuroi, Shizuoka to become wholly-owned consolidated subsidiary for the purpose of strengthening polymer technology

  • 2010

    Jul

    Renamed GMA Co., Ltd. as Asahi Intecc GMA Co., Ltd. (acquired by Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd. in October 2013)

  • 2011

    Nov

    Established Asahi Intec Scientific (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (wholly-owned consolidated subsidiary) as a business base for the Chinese market (business permit obtained in March 2013)

  • 2013

    Jul

    Established Middle East branch

  • 2013

    Sep

    Acquired all shares of Toyoflex Co., Ltd. (now in Shinjuku, Tokyo), making Toyoflex Co., Ltd. and Toyoflex Cebu Corporation wholly-owned consolidated subsidiaries and Toyoflex (H.K.) Co., Limited and Toyo Precision Industry (Huizhou) Limited non-consolidated subsidiaries.

  • 2014

    Jan

    Established India branch

  • 2015

    Jan

    Established Korea branch

  • 2015

    May

    Made Y.K. Meisen (Kishiwada City, Osaka) a wholly-owned consolidated subsidiary and absorbed the company with a merger on the same day to strengthen stainless steel processing technologies.

  • 2015

    Jun

    Transferred non-consolidated subsidiary Toyoflex (H.K.) Co., Limited and Toyo Precision Industry (Huizhou) Limited.

  • 2017

    Jan

    Established Asahi Intecc Latin Ltda (wholly-owned consolidated subsidiary) as a business base for the Central and South America market.

  • 2017

    Aug

    Acquired Nihon Chemical Coat Co., Ltd. at Sagamihara , Kanagawa to become wholly-owned subsidiary for the purpose of strengthering resin coating technology.

  • 2018

    Jul

    Established Tohoku R&D Center as a central base for development of high-precision processing techniques such as casting and injection molding. ASAHI INTECC USA, INC., a consolidated subsidiary of Asahi Intecc, acquired shares of RetroVascular, Inc. owning plasma energy technology and made RetroVascular its subsidiary (sub-subsidiary of Asahi Intecc/ consolidated subsidiary). Acquired Ficas Co., Ltd. to make Ficas Co., Ltd wholly-owned subsidiary for the purpose of contributing society from the view point of welfare for the handicapped.

  • 2018

    Sep

    Listing on First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and First Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

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