Jan. 1975

Honda Kogyo Co., Ltd. was established. Commenced cleaning and other factory maintenance services for Kyushu Factory of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Feb. 1983

Established Honda Machinery Co,, Ltd. in Yokohama. Commenced technical drawing translation services for the Technical Center of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Jan. 1986

Opened the Tokyo Office. Commenced mailing services for advertising materials and editing services for maintenance instructions for Nissan Koei Co. Ltd.

Jun. 1987

Appointed Keiichi Honda as the Representative Director & President as the founder Tomeo Honda passed away.

Oct. 1987

Honda Machinery Co., Ltd. was renamed as Homak Co., Ltd. along with its operational reforms.

Sep. 1988

Opened the Shinbashi Office to take over management and operations of Plus-One Planning Co., Ltd.

Nov. 1988

Honda Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Homak Co., Ltd. was merged to form HEADS Co., Ltd. Opened Kyushu Department and Tokyo Department.

Jun. 1991

Established the Manufacturing Division of the Kyushu Department.

Apr. 1992

Opened the Information System Kitakyushu Office. Set up the computer software development business.

Oct. 1992

Relocated the Yokohama Design Office to the head office and consolidated the Design Division and the Manufacture Division. Established the System Design Section in the Kyushu Department.

Apr. 1993

Relocated the Information System Section from Kitakyushu Office to the head office.

May. 1994

Closed the Shinbashi Office and relocated the Tokyo Department to the Hamura Office.

Apr. 1995

Commenced development of motor controllers.

Jun. 1996

Consolidated the Information System Section into the System Design Section to expand the computer software development operations into motor control software development with a view toward strengthening the energy-saving and motor controller equipment portfolio.

Jan. 1998

Established the Production Development Preparation Office at the Kyushu Department. Enhanced development of motor controllers and new products.

Apr. 1998

Commenced development of welfare devices.

Oct. 1999

Commenced development of high-efficiency, lightweight, and miniature arc welders.

Apr. 2000

Relocated the Tokyo Department to Musashimurayama, Tokyo.

Apr. 2000

Granted welfare equipment development aid by NEDO for the development of a wheelchair safety system.

Aug. 2000

Achieved the Excellence Award at the welfare equipment contest held by the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of JAPAN for prototype development of a wheelchair safety system.

Jan. 2001

Consolidated the System Design Section and the Product Development Preparation Office into a HICS Department to expand sales of in-house products.

Mar. 2001

Succeeded in development of the wheelchair safety system with development aid from NEDO and started commercialization efforts.

Jun. 2001

Succeeded in development of high-efficiency, lightweight, and miniature arc welders and started distribution.

Jan. 2003

Launched small-battery welder "NANOARC 5500."

Jan. 2006

Launched "NANOARC 6000" as a successor to NANOARC 5500.

Jul. 2006

Increased manpower in the HICS Department to enhance sales, engineering, and production competencies.

Oct. 2006

Commenced production of multi-functional models with improved AGV control technologies.

Feb. 2007

Promoted the Maintenance Section to Maintenance Department with a view toward expanding the maintenance business.

Aug. 2007

Established Sales Engineering Sections 1 through 3 within the HICS Department along with the expansion of the business and launched an AGV development project with a view toward enhancing and streamlining design organizations for AGVs and automotive equipment.

Aug. 2007

Commenced production of a high-efficiency charging system with improved conductivity of non-contact chargers.

Jul. 2008

Granted development aid from the Robot Development Technology Enrichment Project of Fukuoka Prefecture.

Apr. 2009

Succeeded in the development of high-efficiency automatic non-contact chargers which were launched for AGVs.

Apr. 2009

Five A Japan Company, a group affiliate, started staffing services.

Jul. 2010

Selected for a small-scale demonstration project for formation of a low-carbon technology business center by the Kitakyushu Foundation for Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology and commenced development of charging system for moving equipment.

Apr. 2011

Consolidated the Maintenance Department and set up the MF Department along with expansion of the quality inspection operations and commencement of automotive component manufacturing.

Dec. 2011

The Manufacture Section of the MF Department acquired the quality management system certification (ISO9001:2008).

Apr. 2012

Established a system engineering affiliate in Singapore.

Feb. 2013

Launched HEADS assembly pipes.

Jul. 2013

Established a system engineering affiliate in Thailand.

Jan. 2014

Started operations of the HEADS High-Tech Park (2425m2).

Jan. 2014

Commenced the robot business.

Dec. 2014

Added 2402 floor area to the building of the HEADS High-Tech Park.

Jan. 2015

Marked the 40th anniversary.

Jun. 2016

Relocated the office and factory to the High-Tech Park.

Nov. 2017

Launched automated carts for outdoor conveyance.

Oct. 2018

Purchased the 3D measurement system "VECTRON."

Sep. 2019

Entered into a partnership agreement with Switzerland-based Bluebotics for development of a next-generation AMR.

Oct. 2019

Acquired the license for "Unidraf" (electric CAD).

Jan. 2020

Marked the 45th anniversary.

Mar. 2020

Initiated an in-house training program as part of a human resource development project.

Jun. 2020

Renamed the Thai affiliate as HEADS Robotechs.

Jun. 2021

Acquired the license for "SolidWorks" (3D CAD).

Sep. 2021

Launched the AMR.

Oct. 2021

Opened the Kanto Office & Factory.

Apr. 2022

Opened the Hakata Office.

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