ATAGO History

Cent. Month Current events
2022 3 Opening of Fukaya fourth yard
4   ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade " aaa " on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the 11 consecutive years.
2021 1 Overseas Patent Registraton Number 10-2205783
Overseas Patent Registraton Number ZL 2019 9 0000638.1 CN 213689451 U
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number US D922,221 S
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number DM/205 380
Trademark Registraton Number 6340537
Trademark Registraton Number 6345622
2 PAL™-COVID-19 Selected by the Tokyo Tryout Order Program 2021, 2nd Emergency Measures for Corona virus infection
Certified as a gift for hometown tax payment.
3 ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade " aaa " on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the 10 consecutive years.
4 Opening of Sapphire factory
5 Trademark Registraton Number IDM000856882
7 Certification of Partial Exemption From Organic Regulations
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 6917060
8 Donation of Titaniu Roof Tiles to Zojoji Temple
Overseas Patent Registraton Number US 11,099,127 B2
10  Won the Good Design Award for Organized Beauty
12 Overseas Patent Registraton Number I 747871
Overseas Patent Registraton Number  (US 11,199,518)
2020 1 Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1652289
Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1652384~1652385
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number DM/205 380
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.
Overseas Patent Registraton Number ZL 2015 8 0049990.0
5 Awarded BtoB advertisement awards2020 “Product Catalog (single product) Category” Bronze
Overseas Patent Registraton Number EP3150990B1
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”!
Overseas Patent Registraton Number 50 2020 000051406
Overseas Patent Registraton Number 33750
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number ZL 2019 3 0711973.X CN 305849862 S
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D205314
Trademark Registraton Number No. 018167921
Trademark Registraton Number 763814
7 Overseas Patent Registraton Number  DE60 2015 052 360.1
8 Awarded a medal of merit by the emperor.
Trademark Registraton Number 6283197~6283198
9 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number 323726-001
Trademark Registraton Number 4381869
10 Donated two company cars to Fukuoka Atago Shrine.
Overseas Patent Registraton Number US 10,801,938 B2
11 Overseas Patent Registraton Number EP3296729B1
12 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number US D906,143 S
Trademark Registraton Number 40-1671569
2019 1 Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1624840
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number No.005993573-0001~3
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number KR30-0990864
2 Japanese Patent Registraton Number 6471300
3 ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade " aaa " on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the 8 consecutive years.
4 Overseas Patent Registraton Number 10-1975308
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)
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number US D851,523 S
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.
9 Overseas Patent Registraton Number DE 20 2016 008 769 U1
Overseas Patent Registraton Number US 10,429,332 B2
Overseas Patent Registraton Number ZL 2015 8 0000371.2
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number KR30-1023218-0001
10 Donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society for disaster relief fund for Reiwa 1 Typhoon 19
Japanese Patent Registraton Number  6600842
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number  ZL 2019 3 0035430.0 CN 305375806 S
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D200184~D200186
11 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number DM/205 380
12 Japanese Patent Registraton Number 6623385
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.
4 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number ZL 2017 3 0582732.0 CN 304592684 S
6 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number  US D820,702 S~US D820,703 S
7 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number 313695-001・313696-001
9 Japanese Patent Registraton Number 6395243
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”
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 6435532
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 6435565
12 Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number  1622525~1622526/1622717
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D194390
2017 1 Develops "CM-INTANK" for the measurement under water
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number No.003665546-0001
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number No.003665546-0002
2 Develops "PAL-HIARi IR Brix Meter"
Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1572703
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number 278231
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"
Overseas Patent Registraton Number I 574004
4 Donation to "Grand Head Shrine of Atago Shrine Kyoto"
6 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number US D788,623 S
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number ZL 2017 3 0023745.4 CN 304179629 S
7 Overseas Patent Registraton Number US 9,709,489 B2
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number 30-0917566・30-0917570
8 Donation to "Atago Shrine Fukuoka"
9 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number US D796,362 S
11 ATAGO Kazakhstan Subsidiary is opened !
Opening of Fukaya Second Factory
Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1592826
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D186342~D186343
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number No.004513364-0001
2016 1 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number No 002906149-0001
2 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D749969S
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 5th straight year.
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D750517S
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number 30-0846054
4 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D174679
Trademark Registraton Number 5846436
6 Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1553531
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D176013
7 Donation of incense stand to Zojoji temple.
Develops "Fring Oil Monitor DOM-24" for the magagement of deteriorated oil
Trademark Registraton Number 5864447
8 Portable Refracto-Polarimeter selected by the Tokyo Tryout Order Program 2016.
12 Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1566485~1566486
Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1538952
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number 30-0888538
2015 1 Overseas Patent Registraton Number ZL 2011 1 0215273.4
Overseas Patent Registraton Number 30-0796571~30-0796572
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number ZL 2014 3029 3095.1 CN 303067929 S
3 ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade “ aaa ” on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the 4th 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"
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 5747317
8 Develops "Portable viscometer VISCO"
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number No 002750265-0001
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number ZL 2015 3 0301440.6 CN 303577996 S
9 Trademark Registraton Number 5792033
10 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number ZL 2015 3 0418745.5 CN 303603846 S
11 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D171453~D171454
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number No 002520825-0001/0002 
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 3rd 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.
10 Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1511001~1511002
11 Overseas Patent Registraton Number 264028
2013 1 Establishes "ATAGO Kyushu Branch" in the City of Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken, Japan.
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number 002160960-0001
5 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number ZL 2012 3064 2681.3 CN 302429421
6 Develops "In-line Brix Monitor CM-Baseα"
7 Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1477226
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".
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D156564
2012 4 Japanese Patent Registraton Number 4977671
7 The headquarters is relocated to Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 5044774
11 Governor of Saitama Prefecture Kiyoshi Ueda makes a visit to Fukaya Factory.
2011 1 Overseas Patent Registraton Number I 335426
Overseas Patent Registraton Number 140491
3 ATAGO has been accredited for JCSS calibration.
ATAGO CHINA Guangzhou Co., Ltd, is now opened !
Overseas Patent Registraton Number US 7,916,285 B2
4 Overseas Patent Registraton Number ZL 2009 1 0128042.2
5 Opening of Fukaya Factory
9 Develops "Digital Immersion Type Refractometer PAN-1"
10 ATAGO Receives Good Design Award for Fukaya Factory.
12 Japanese Patent Registraton Number 4879197
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 4889772
2010 2 ATAGO BRASIL Ltda. is now opened !
3 Japanese Patent Registraton Number 4467933
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 4480653
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 4480738
6 Japanese Patent Registraton Number 4532357
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"
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 4653148
2009 1 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number US D584,648 S
2 Overseas Patent Registraton Number US 7,492,447 B2
Overseas Patent Registraton Number 10-0817807
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D 127363
3 Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1356117
Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1356136
4 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister Award
6 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number 30-0532950
8 ATAGO Hand-held Refractometers Selected by the Tokyo Tryout Order Program 2009
9 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number ZL 2008 3 0008615.4 CN 301011810 D
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".
3 Japanese Patent Registraton Number 4094972
4 Develops "Digital Hand-held Refractometer PEN series"
Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1331868
Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1332665
Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1344031
5 The National Museum of Nature and Science has registered ATAGO products in the "History of Japanese Industrial Technology" database.
Establishes "ATAGO Fund".
Overseas Patent Registraton Number US 7,369,221 B2
6 Japanese Patent Registraton Number 4133251
7 Overseas Patent Registraton Number Nr. 103 50 747
8 Overseas Patent Registraton Number DE 10 2008 037 275 B4
9 ATAGO CO.,LTD. has been rated top grade “ aaa ” on the Japan SME Rating presented by S&P for the 2nd straight year.
Overseas Patent Registraton Number ID 0 021846
10 Establishes “ATAGO Kansai Branch” in the City of Kobe, Hyogo-ken, Japan.
Overseas Patent Registraton Number 1686365
11 Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1346659
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"!
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 3934652
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 !
10 Japanese Patent Registraton Number 4024656
11 MASTER-Series were awarded "Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office Award for Encouragement" !
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number US D554,549 S
2006 1 ATAGO celebrated 65th years aniversary with all employees. (Company trip to Australia)
Overseas Patent Registraton Number 263394
6 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number D 111526
7 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number ZL 2005 3011 6401.5 CN 3543204 D
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number ZL 2005 3011 6403.4 CN 3543205 D
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.
Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number 000379326-0001/0002
9 Develops the "Automatic Digital Refractometer RX-007α (alpha)".
Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1255763
Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1255764~1255767
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.
Overseas Patent Registraton Number ZL 2003 1 0103015.2
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.
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 3568452
7 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number 089244
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.
Japanese Patent Registraton Number 3425067
Trademark Registraton Number 4674798~4674799
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.
Japanese Design Patent Registraton Number 1191241
11 Overseas Design Patent Registraton Number ZL 03 3 03431.1 338346
2002 5 ATAGO received recognition as superior company from the Itabasi revenue office.
Trademark Registraton Number 3112659
12 Trademark Registraton Number 2,656,334
Trademark Registraton Number 2,666,165
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 3 Japanese Patent Registraton Number 1771342
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
1969 10 Trademark Registraton Number 833461~833462
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.
1959 8 Trademark Registraton Number 540450
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.