SWECO

四国溶剤株式会社

Shikoku Welding Electrode Co.,LTD.

会社概要

History

Company's History

1947.4.15
Shikoku Welding Electrode Co., Ltd. was established
1954.8
The plant received authorization to display the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) mark (JIS Z3211 Covered Electrodes for mild steel)
1958.4
Completion of the new plant and relocation
1963.9
Registered the company organization as a legal entity, and took Shikoku Welding Electrode Co., Ltd. as the company name
1968.5
Completion of the new Head Office
1969.4
Spun off the LP Gas Division and inaugurated Shikoku Youzai Shouji Co., Ltd.
1969.5
Opened the Niihama Office (afterwards relocated to Saijo)
1970.4
Opened the Matsuyama Office
1972.2
Opened the Marugame Office (now the Marugame Sales Office)
1973.4
Opened the Saijo Office, relocated from Niihama (now the Saijo Sales Office)
1974.9
Developed a delivery system using welding rod heated containers
1979.12
The plant received authorization to display the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) mark (JIS Z3212 Covered Electrodes for high tensile strength steel)
1980.10
Relocated product warehousing to a new building
1980.11
Relocated the Matsuyama Office to a new building
1983.4
Founder Toshiaki Murakami received the Science and Technology Minister's Award Keiichi Murakami was appointed President
1984.4
Opened the Niihama Office
1987.2
Opened the Mihara Sales Office
1989.2
Completion of the raw materials warehouse
1992.12
Completion of the new Marugame Sales Office
1993.2
Completion of the new Saijo Sales Office
The plant received authorization to display the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) mark
(JIS Z3212 Stainless steel Covered Electrodes)
1995.7
Relocated the Niihama Sales Office to a new building
1997.4.20
Celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the company
1999.5
Received ISO 9002 quality system standard certification from LRQA
2000.5
Received certification of conversion to ISO 9001 quality management system standard certification from LRQA
2000.9
Tosa Youzai became an Affiliated Company
2001.7
Invested in Sanyo Sanso which became an Affiliated Company
2001.8.18
Achieved 200,000 t production volume of coated electrodes
2003.7.22
President Keiichi Murakami received the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's Award
2003.12.12
Opened the Innoshima Sales Office
2004.2
Tosa Youzai relocated from Futaba-cho Kochi, to Niida
2004.12
Extension the Head Office plant Introduced FCW manufacturing facilities
2005.3
Decided on the name of the SWECO mascot character, 'Arc Angel'
2005.11
Expanded the scope of ISO 9001 to cover the whole company including Sales Offices
2006.11
Established a Local Affiliated Company in Dalian, China (Dalian Shikoku Welding Commodities Co.,Ltd.)
2007.10
Relocated the Mihara Sales Office to a new building
2007.11
President Keiichi Murakami received the Yellow Medal of Honor
2008.11
Opened the Hikari Office
2010.5
Keiichi Murakami was appointed Chairman of board of directors
Yuichi Murakami was appointed President
2010.9
Relocated the Hikari Office
2011.5
Received ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certification from LRQA
2011.10.19
Established a Local Affiliated Company in Dong Nai, Vietnam (ACROWEL VIETNAM Co., Ltd.)
2012.4
The HIKARI Office upgraded to the HIKARI Sales Office