|1878||Company founder Buhei Ashimori the Tenth began trading in cotton and linen.|
|1885||Began manufacturing cotton ropes for pulleys.|
Began manufacturing spindle bands for spinning.
|1894||Named the company Ashimori Rope Works.|
|1919||Began manufacturing spindle tapes for spinning.|
|1935||Reorganized as a joint-stock company named Ashimori Rope Works.|
|1944||Changed company name to Ashimori Industry Co., Ltd.|
|1950||Company listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange.|
Began manufacturing Jet firefighting hose.
|1953||Began manufacturing synthetic fiber ropes.|
|1960||Began manufacturing synthetic fiber canvas.|
|1961||Company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|Obtained UL (U.S.A.) approval for fire hoses.|
Began manufacturing Auto Friend automotive seat belts.
|Established Jet Trading Co., Ltd.|
|1966||Concluded technological agreement with Angus Fire Armour Ltd. in U.K. for a new type of hoses.|
|1967||Obtained JIS (Japan) approval for automotive seat belt manufacturing plant.|
|1968||Obtained FMVSS (U.S.A.) approval for automotive seat belts.|
|1969||Established Ashimori Textile Manufacturing Co., Ltd.|
|1970||Concluded technological agreement with Granges Essem AB in Sweden for automotive seat belts.|
|1972||Obtained JIS (Japan) approval for synthetic fiber rope manufacturing plant.|
|1976||Began manufacturing Avaline buoy line for fishing applications.|
|Obtained EC approval for automotive seat belts.|
|1977||Obtained ADR (Australia) approval for automotive seat belt manufacturing plant.|
|1979||Began manufacturing Tightener cargo-lashing systems.|
Completed development of Pipeline Automatic Lining System (PALTEM).
|1981||Established Ashimori Engineering Co., Ltd.|
|1982||Exported Avaline manufacturing plant to A/S Fiskenvegn in Norway.|
|1986||Established Ashimori Real Estate Co., Ltd.|
|Exported Jet firefighting hose manufacturing plant to the Tianjin First Woven Belt Factory in China.|
|Concluded industrial agreement with Allied Signal Inc. in U.S.A. for automotive seat belts.|
|1987||Made PALTEM installation for British Gas in London, the first installation outside Japan.|
|Concluded technological support agreement with Narong Industry Co., Ltd. in Thailand for automotive seat belts.|
|1989||Established Ashimori Europe Ltd.|
Began manufacturing air bags.
|1990||Completed development of PALTEM-SZ.|
|1991||Began manufacturing Air Roll cargo-transportation system.|
|1992||Completed development of PALTEM-APOLLO.|
|1993||Concluded technological support agreement with Abhishek Auto Industries Ltd. in India for automotive seat belts.|
|1994||Exported fire hose manufacturing plant to Shanghai Huasen Fire Hose Ind. Co. in China.|
|Awarded an honorary “Special Prize,” Asahi Shimbun’s Prize of Invention for PALTEM-HL System.||1995||Began manufacturing piling material for a new foundation system (City Guy).|
|1996||Acquired ISO 9002 certification (Automotive Safety Systems Business Division).|
|1998||Established KPN Ashimori Co., Ltd. in Thailand.|
|1999||Acquired ISO 9001 and QS9000 certification (Automotive Safety Systems Business Division).|
|2000||Established J/V, Delphi Automotive Systems-Ashimori LLC, in U.S.A. to manufacture and sell seat belts.|
|2001||Acquired ISO 9001 certification. (Disaster Prevention Division, PALTEM Division, and Industrial Materials Division).|
|2002||Acquired ISO 14001 certification (Osaka plant).|
|Renewed ISO 9001 certification. (Renewed to ISO 9001:2000 following revision of ISO 9001:1994).|
|2003||Established Shanghai Office in China.|
|KPN Ashimori Co., Ltd. renamed Ashimori (Thailand) Co., Ltd.|
|2005||Established Ashimori Technology (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. in China.|
|Acquired ISO/TS 16949 certification (Automotive Safety Systems Business Division).
Renewed ISO 14001 certification. (Renewed to ISO 14001:2004 following revision of ISO 14001:1996).
|2007||Cancelled J/V Contract with Delphi Corp.|
|2008||Established Ashimori Industry Yamaguchi Co., Ltd.|
|2009||Established Ashimori India Private Limited.|
|Renewed ISO 9001 certification. (Renewed to ISO 9001:2008 following revision of ISO 9001:2000).|
|2010||Established second plant of Ashimori Industry Yamaguchi Co., Ltd.|
|Renewed ISO/TS 16949 certification. (Renewed to ISO/TS 16949:2009 following revision of ISO/TS 16949:2002).|
|2011||Established Ashimori Korea Co., Ltd.|
|2012||Established Ashimori Industria de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.|
|2015||Established Sapporo Office.|
|2016||Acquired allsafe JAPAN LTD．|
|Established Tohoku Sales Office, Chubu Sales Office and Kyushu Sales Office.Renamed Sapporo Sales Office to Hokkaido Sales Office.|
|2017||Established Europe Office.|
|Relocated and Integrated head office functions to Osaka Plant. Osaka Plant renamed Head Office & Osaka Plant.Established Osaka Office.|
|Acquired Shibata Industry Co.,Ltd.|
|Renewed ISO 14001 certification. (Renewed to ISO 14001:2015 following revision of ISO 14001:2004).
Renewed ISO 14001 certification. (Renewed to ISO 14001:2015 following revision of ISO 14001:2008).
|2018||Renewed IATF 16949 certification. (Renewed to IATF 16949:2016 following revision of ISO/TS 16949:2009).|