70 year-old history of IMADA

70年の歩み

Real beginning of IMADA (since 1947)

イマダの原点(昭和22年~)
In 1940s, force gauegs are rarely offered in Japanese market. Then, the first CEO was running a small factory, and asked to create some force gauges by his customer in 1947. Next year, he offered some analog force gauges as customized products to the customer. For the next 6 years, he had developed and improved force gauges. Then in 1954, he finally had sold 3 pieces of force gauges as mass-produced products, and he had started force gauge business on a full-scale.

Launch for digital force gauges

デジタルフォースゲージの開発~発売
As IMADA’s analog force gauges were getting widespread, we were asked to create digital force gauges by customers. For that, we took a process of trial and error, and in 1984, finally we had started selling the digital ones. Then, we recognized that customers need to output data aquired by digital force gauges, and in 1986, we had started selling force gauges equipped with RS232C output for the first time in Japan.

The establishment of IMADA CO.,LTD. for global launch

株式会社イマダ設立=荷重測定器部門の独立~世界進出
Force gauges were produced in one department of the factory. In 1987, for global launch, the department had been separated from the factory, which becomes IMADA CO.,LTD. At the time, our company did not have any business partners outside of Japan. Then, second CEO packed some force gauges in his suitcase and went abroad to find a market outside of Japan even without any appointments. He locally looked for translators at airports and tried to get appointments. He never gave up and keep challenging himself, expanding markets in Asia, Europe, America and more little by little. Now we have almost 50 distributors around the world.

IMADA’s identity from a manufacturer of force gauges to a provider of force measurement solutions

フォースゲージのイマダから荷重測定のイマダへ・・・
We recognize that our customers’s needs are not only force gauges but also the accurate test result led by force gauges. Therefore, we have created a wide range of force testing products to fit various force measurement needs.
– A wide range of attachments
– Motorized test stands to combine force gauges for greater accuracy
– Force-displacement analysis unit
– Torque testers
– Measuring unit for medical industries
– Texture analyzer or other testers for food industries
and more

For further growth

更に進化を続けるために・・・

We have accelerated our effort to grow ourselves in tangible and intangible elements.

For further growth of personnel resources,
– We have adopted “Personnel analysis sheet” and “Flow for career path,” and enhanced in-house training system in 2012.

For further growth of facilities,
– We had been accredited to “ISO/IEC 17025:2005”, an International Standard for Testing and Calibration Laboratories in 2013.
– We moved to new premises equipped with modern facilities in 2016.

For further growth of tecnique,
– We offer force gauges equipped with output for USB flash drive for the first in the world in 2013.
– We obtained a patent with the University of Tokyo in 2015.

We always will be hungry for growth.

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