About UsMilestones

1897 Company formed
1913 Meiden Osaki Works established.
1917 Incorporated.
1935 Meiden Nagoya Works established.
1937 Meiden Shinagawa Works established.
1939 Meiden Nishio Factory established.
1955 Concluded a technical license agreement with AEG in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on its transformers and on-load tap changers.
1958 Head Office opened in Chiyoda City, Tokyo.
1961 Meiden Numazu Works established. Transformer factory started operation.
Concluded technical license agreement with ASEA in Stockholm, Sweden on its turbine generators.
1967 New Electronic Equipment Factory established in Numazu City
1968 Concluded technical license agreement with G.E., U.S.A., on its vacuum interrupters.
1969 Concluded technical license agreement with SEVCON in England on its forklift truck electrical appliances.
Concluded technical license agreement with AEG in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on its thyristor rectifiers, control equipment, and processing lines.
1970 New System Equipment Factory and Industrial Device Factory established in Numazu City.
Concluded a technical license agreement G.E., U.S.A. on its synthetic fiber heaters and temperature control equipment.
1972 "Powertronics" ad released.
1973 Concluded a technical license agreement with G.E., U.S.A. on its induction heating and welding static power converters.
1976 Gotanda Office opened.
1977 Meiden Ohta Works established.
1979 Begun the production of power transformers in Singapore.
1980 "Powertronics &Mechatronics" ad released.
1983 "Powertronics &Mechatronics &Electronics" ad released.
1985 Introduced a Group-based divisional organization structure for corporate planning, sales, engineering, and production.
1987 Memorial technology exhibition held to celebrate the Company's 90th anniversary.
Changed its English name to MEIDENSHA CORPORATION.
1993 Meiden R & D Center established.
1995 Relocated the Head Office to Chuo City, Tokyo.
1997 Marked the 100th anniversary.
1999 Introduced a product-line-based divisional organization structure incorporating sales, engineering, and production around key products
2000 Released a New Medium-Term Management Plan "New Construction 21 (NC 21)"
Announced a partnership agreement among Hitachi, Ltd., Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd. and Meiden for a joint business of medium-voltage electric motor and small and medium capacity generator
Japan Motor & Generator Co., Ltd. established as a joint venture by the three companies for the medium-voltage electric motor and small and medium class generator products.
2001 Announced a partnership agreement among Hitachi, Ltd., Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd. and Meiden for a joint business of the power transmission and distribution ("T & D" products.
Japan AE Power Systems Corp. established as a joint venture by the three companies for T & D products.
2002 Split the Company's T & D busines unit and transferred its employees, assets, facilities, and part of the goodwill to Japan AE Power Systems.
2003 Merged a once separated public company, Meiden Engineering Corporation, to Meidensha Corporation.
2004 MSA Co., Ltd. established as a joint venture between ABB Group and Meiden in the surge arrestor business.
2005 Begun the construction of ThinkPark Tower as a joint project with World Trade Center Building Inc., Tokyo
2006 Implemented the spin-off of the business unit involving R & D and production of motors and merged into Kofu Meidensha Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Meiden Hangzhou Drive Systems Co., Ltd. established in Hangzhou, China. Begun the production of motors.
2007 Marked its 110th anniversary.
Relocated the Head Office to Osaki, Shinagawa City upon completion of the ThinkPark Tower Building.
2008 Appointed Keiji Kataoka as Chairman and Representative Director and Junzo Inamura as President and Representative Director.
2009 Released a medium-term management plan, "POWER 5" .
Signed an agreement on business and capital alliance with Ono Sokki Co., Ltd., in Yokohama for the automotive testing systems business.
2012 A joint venture company, Japan AE Power Systems Corporation, dissolved and the T & D business operation previously or then related to Meiden succeeded..
2013 Appointed Junzo Inamura as Chairman and Representative Director and Yuji Hamasaki as President and Representative Director.
Implemented the spin-off of the maintenance and after-sales service business unit and established four firms: Meiden Engineering Corporation, Meiden Engineering East Japan Corporation, Meiden Engineering Central Japan Corporation, and Meiden Engineering West Japan Corporation.
2014 Capital investment to Prime Electric Ltd. in India and established Prime Meiden Ltd. as a joint venture.
2015 Released a medium-term management plan, "V120" .
Maintenance and after-sales service business reorganized into Meiden O&M Corporation and Meiden Engineering Corporation.

Tridelta (now Tridelta Meidensha GmbH) acquired from Tridelta GmbH

2017

Our 120th anniersary