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ATAGO History

ATAGO History

Century Month Current events
2020 2 Selected by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Small and medium sized enterprises Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Business Supporting Surveys, Case based survey
 ATAGO Sustainability established
3 Donation to Shurijo Castle fire in Naha city
Selected by 34th Japan Post DM Award
Selected for Tokyo’s Kirari Kigyo (shining business)
Donation to Fukaya city furusato nouzei (hometown tax) for business
  Enactment of slogan
Featured in “The Companies with a Long History in Tokyo” (publication by The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun)
ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade " aaa " on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the 9 consecutive years.
5 Awarded BtoB advertisement awards2020 “Product Catalog (single product) Category” Bronze
6 Donation of PAL-COVID-19 to Fukaya city
Donation of sponsorship money to Hoozukin-chan, the ambassador of Fukuoka Atago Shrine
Selected for 2020 “Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100”!
8 Awarded a medal of merit by the emperor.
2019 3 ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade " aaa " on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the 8 consecutive years.
5 Donation to the Cathedrale NotreDame de Paris, Paris France
6 Awarded BtoB advertisement awards2019 “Product Catalog (single product) Category” Bronze
Frying oil monitor, DOM-24 was recognized as “an innovative product that contributed to food safety” by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
7 Awarded “Red Dot Best of the Best” for the piccolo.
8 Awarded “Ringier Technology Innovation Award 2019-Food & Beverage Industry Chinese Food and Beverage Industry Association” for the Automatic CO2 Brix Monitor, CooRe.
10 Donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society for disaster relief fund for Reiwa 1 Typhoon 19
2018 2 Awarded “Eiichi Shibusawa Business Award Technology Category, encouragement prize’’ for the development of the PAL-HIARi IR Brix Meter
Develops world’s smallest polarimeter "Portable Polarimeter Po-1"
3 ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade “ aaa ” on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the 7 consecutive years.
11 Non-destructive Brix meter PAL-HIKARi Sensor receives “The Prize of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Kanto Region Commendation for Innovation”
Non-destructive Brix meter PAL-HIKARi Sensor receives “2018 Going-Global Innovations Competition, Tokyo Venture Technology Special Prize”
2017 1 Develops "CM-INTANK" for the measurement under water
2 Develops "PAL-HIARi IR Brix Meter"
3 ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade “ aaa ” on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the 6 consecutive years.
Develops "Automatic CO2 Brix Monitor"
4 Donation to "Grand Head Shrine of Atago Shrine Kyoto"
8 Donation to "Atago Shrine Fukuoka"
11 ATAGO Kazakhstan Subsidiary is opened !
Opening of Fukaya Second Factory
2016 3 Awarded "Grand Prize of Invention ’’award for the Portable Refracto-Polarimeter RePo series in the 2015 Invention Grand Prize
ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade “ aaa ” on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the second straight year.
7 Donation of incense stand to Zojoji temple.
Develops "Fring Oil Monitor DOM-24" for the magagement of deteriorated oil
8 Portable Refracto-Polarimeter selected by the Tokyo Tryout Order Program 2016.
2015 3 ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade “ aaa ” on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the second straight year.
4 Develops "In-line Refractometer PRM-2000α"
5 Develops "Pocket Brix-Acidity Meter PAL-BX/ACID" designed for Brix and Acidy in one unit.
Develops "Pocket EC Meter PAL-EC"
8 Develops "Portable viscometer VISCO"
2014 1 ATAGO RUSSIA is now opened !
3 ATAGO was selected as one of the 100 "Global Niche Top Companies" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade “ aaa ” on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the second straight year.
Develops "Digital Hand-held Pocket Refractometer PAL-COFFEE"
4 Develops "Digital Hand-held Pocket Salt Meter PAL-SALT"
Develops "Process refractometer PRM-Tankα"
6 Develops " Portable Refracto-Polarimeter RePo-1" designed for the hybrid unit of refractometer and polarimeter.
2013 1 Establishes "ATAGO Kyushu Branch" in the City of Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken, Japan.
6 Develops "In-line Brix Monitor CM-Baseα"
8 Develops "In-line Brix Monitor CM-800α"
Develops "Automatic Polarimeter/Saccharimeter SAC-i"
9 ATAGO dedicated an offertory chest to the Atago Jinja in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
10 Recognition by Minato-ku: "Businesses Promoting Better Work-life Balance".
2012 7 The headquarters is relocated to Minato-ku, Tokyo.
11 Governor of Saitama Prefecture Kiyoshi Ueda makes a visit to Fukaya Factory.
2011 3 ATAGO has been accredited for JCSS calibration.
ATAGO CHINA Guangzhou Co., Ltd, is now opened !
5 Opening of Fukaya Factory
9 Develops "Digital Immersion Type Refractometer PAN-1"
10 ATAGO Receives Good Design Award for Fukaya Factory.
2010 2 ATAGO BRASIL Ltda. is now opened !
10 ATAGO ITALIA s.r.l. officially opened !
11 Acidity Meter " Excellence Award at the 2009 Itabashi Product Technology Contest "
12 Develops "Digital Refractometer RX-5000i"。
2009 4 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister Award
8 ATAGO Hand-held Refractometers Selected by the Tokyo Tryout Order Program 2009
10 PAL series " Kanto Bureau of Business Industry Chief Award "
11 PEN series " Invention Association Chairman Encouragement Award 2009 "
PEN series " Excellence Award at the 2009 Itabashi Product Technology Contest "
12 ATAGO (THAILAND) Co.,LTD. is now opened !
2008 1 ATAGO Co., Ltd. was selected as "Top 40 of Genki-100 bai cooperation in Saitama".
4 Develops "Digital Hand-held Refractometer PEN series"
5 The National Museum of Nature and Science has registered ATAGO products in the "History of Japanese Industrial Technology" database.
Establishes "ATAGO Fund".
9 ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade “ aaa ” on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the second straight year.
10 Establishes “ATAGO Kansai Branch” in the City of Kobe, Hyogo-ken, Japan.
2007 2 MASTER-Series were awarded "Invention Prize from Japan Invention Promotion Association" !
3 Obtained a patent on Hand-held Refractometer MASTER series.
5 ATAGO CO.,LTD. was selected as "Top 300 Lively Small and Mid-sized Manufacturers 2007"!
7 ATAGO's promotion of blood donation was assessed and commended by Governor of Saitama prefecture.
8 ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated the top grade "aaa" on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P !
11 MASTER-Series were awarded "Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office Award for Encouragement" !
2006 1 ATAGO celebrated 65th years aniversary with all employees. (Company trip to Australia)
9 Shigeo Amamiya is named as CEO, and Hideyuki Amamiya as President.
10 Awarded the prize "Special Award for Good Design" for the MASTER-Series.
11 ATAGO increases the capital to 96 million yen.
ATAGO Web site was selected for "The Web Design Annual 2007", published by Nikkei BP, as one of the good designed Web site. Our Web site evaluated the good design as well as the identity of the Web site.
2005 2 Establishes "ATAGO INDIA Instruments Pvt. Ltd."
7 Develops the "MASTER-α " hand-held refractometer with ATC and a new water resistant body design.
9 Develops the "Automatic Digital Refractometer RX-007α (alpha)".
10 Courageous Business Management Award for Excellence.
11 Awarded the prize "Person of Food Industry Technology Merit" for the "Pocket" Refractometer PAL-1.
12 ATAGO has been introduced by a TV program named "World business satellite" in TV Tokyo Station.
ATAGO INDIA branch relocates.
2004 5 Develops "Near-infrared Ray Powder Moisture Meter PMM-1000"
ATAGO has been presented in a TV program named "Tokyo's Vitality! Japan's spirit ! Little Gulliver" in Tokyo MX TV Station.
6 Reaches the record of "Five million-hour" of operation mark without an accident.
9 ATAGO U.S.A., Inc. relocates to larger office facilities to meet business growth and demand.
10 Releases 80 types of scales as part of "Pocket Refractomer PAL series".
Awarded the "Excellence Prize for Tokyo Venture Technology Awards" for digital hand-held "Pocket" Refractometer, PAL-1.
2003 3 Develops "Automatic Polarimeter AP-100"
4 Launches the world's smallest digital Hand-held "Pocket" refractometer , the PAL-1, featuring water-resistant design.
5 The company’s logo ATAGO CO.,LTD. is registered as a trademark for the establishment of its brand image.
8 Awarded the prize "Special Award for Good Design" for the "Pocket" Refractometer PAL-1.
9 ATAGO has been presented in a TV program named "Tokyo's Vitality! Japan's spirit ! Little Gulliver" in Tokyo MX TV Station.
10 Awarded the "Itabashi Product Technology Grand Prize" for the Fully Automatic Polarimeter AP-100.
2002 5 ATAGO received recognition as superior company from the Itabasi revenue office.
2001 3 Awarded Commendation from the Chairman of the Saitama Labor Association Federation.
8 Establishes "ATAGO U.S.A. Inc." in North America.
2000 10 Develops "Digital Refractometer RX-5000α " featuring a Peltier system for maintaining a constant measuring temperature without the use of an external waterbath.
1998 1 Completes the ISO 9001 certification requirements.
6 Develops "Multi-Wavelength ABBE Refractometer DR-M2"
1997 6 Awarded the "Metropolitan Industry Grand Prize" for honorable community business outreach.
1993 6 Develops "Digital Refractometer RX-2000", allowing for the measurement of solid sampless for the first time in the world.
8 Develops "Digital Salt-Meter ES-421"
Develops "Digital Differential Refractometer DD-7"
1991 3 Awarded SME's prize for outstanding business achievements.
6 Develops the small water-resistant "Digital Refractometer Palette Series"
1990 6 Develops the water-resistant "Hand-Held refractometer P-1"
12 A gymnasium is donated, "ATAGO Memorial Hall" (50 million yen) to the town of Yorii on the company's 50th anniversary.
1988 10 Awarded the Good Design Prize for the new "Digital Refractometer PR-1".
1987 8 Governor of Saitama Prefecture Yawara Hata makes a visit to Yorii Factory.
1986 2 Develops the world's smallest "Digital Refractometer PR-1"
3 Develops "Digital Specific Gravity Refractometer (SG Series)"
1985 8 Reaches the record of "Three million-hour" of operation mark without an accident.
9 Kiheiji Amamiya is named as CEO, and Shigeo Amamiya as President.
1984 1 Commendation from the Small and Mid-sized Business Center.
4 Kiheiji Amamiya is awarded the "Orders of the Sacred Treasure" by the Emperor.
1983 10 Develops "In-Line Refractometer PRM-100"
1981 6 Develops "Digital Refractometers (RX Series)"
1979 6 Develops "Digital Refractometer DBX-50"
1977 10 Prince Takamatsumiya of Japan makes a visit to Yorii Factory.
11 Awarded the Medal of Yellow Ribbon from the Prime Minister of Japan, Takeo Fukuda, for the contributions in the optical industry.
1976 8 Develops the world's first "Digital Refractometer DBX-25"
10 The Emperor and Empress of Japan (Crown Prince and Princess at that time) in a fruit examination station looking at an ATAGO instrument.
Awarded “Tokyo Science Technology Achievement Awards” for the development of the optical measurement instruments.
1975 11 Corporate name changed to "ATAGO CO., LTD.", and the headquarters is relocated to Itabashi, Tokyo.
1974 9 Reaches the record of "Two million-hour" of operation mark without an accident.
1971 5 Develops In-Line Refractometer
1967 2 Reaches the record of "One million-hour" of operation mark without an accident.
8 Develops "Densitometers Quick - with IC technology"
1960 2 Develops "Densitometers"
4 Headquarters relocates to Yushima.
1957 4 Develops new ABBE Refractometers, serving as the foundation for ATAGO's future development.
1956 11 "Corporate name is changed to ""ATAGO Optical Instrument Co., Ltd."
Construction and opeing of Yorii Factory in Yorii".
1953 4 Develops "Hand-Held Refractometer"
1951 9 Construction and opening of a new office in Yushima.
1940 9 "Amamiya Seiki Corporation" established by Kiheiji Amamiya in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
Releases ABBE Refractometers, chromatometers, and spectroscopes.