Corporate History

 

 

 

1948 - 1980

 

1948

Feb

Fujitec Co., Ltd was founded by late Honorary Chairman, Mr. Shotaro Uchiyama for the purpose of research and development, manufacturing, sales, installation and maintenance of elevators.

1964

Aug

Fujitec (HK) Co., Ltd. was established.

1968

Sep

Fujitec Korea Co., Ltd. was established.

1972

Aug

Fujitec Singapore Corpn. Ltd. Was established.

1974

Feb

The company is listed on the first Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange.

Mar

Fujitec Venezuela C.A. was established.

1975

Sep

A 150-meter tall elevator research tower (at the time the world’s tallest and largest of its kind) was completed in Ibaraki, Osaka.

1976

Jul

A super high-speed DC gearless elevator with a speed of 600mpm (at the time the world´s fastest) was developed.

Oct

A computer-controlled elevator group control system was developed.

1977

Jul

Fujitec America Inc. was established.

1978

Dec

A microcomputer control system elevator was developed.

1979

May

Fujitec Argentina S.A. was established.

Oct

Fujitec Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. was established.

 

1980 - 1990

 

1980

Jan

Fujitec Taiwan Co., Ltd. was established.

1981

Mar

Fujitec Saudi Arabia Co., Ltd. was established.

Jul

Fujitec Egypt Co., Ltd. was established.

Oct

Fujitec Inc. was established in Philippines.

1982

Jan

The world's largest elevator production plant was built in Lebanon, Ohio, USA.

Jun

Fujitec UK Ltd. was established.

Sep

An elevator group supervisory control system with a learning function was developed.

1983

Jul

Microcomputer-controlled vertical parking equipment CITYPARK was developed.

1985

Dec

Fujitec Pacific, Inc. was established.

1987

Mar

Elevator Tele-Monitoring System was developed.

1988

Feb

Elevator group supervisory control system using a fuzzy computer was developed for the first time in the world.

1989

Oct

The Hidaka Plant of Fujitec Japan began operation. 

Dec

Fujitec Indonesia was established.

 

1990 - 2000

 

1990

May

CITYPARK EV, elevator type vertical parking equipment was developed.

1992

Apr

SAFE NET, a comprehensive building monitoring system was developed.

Aug

The Batam Plant in Indonesia was put into operation.

Fujitec Canada, Inc. was established.

Nov

Fujitec Deutschland GmbH is established.

1993

Mar

Fujitec Co., Ltd. became the first in the Japanese elevator industry to obtain ISO9001, an international quality assurance standard.

Sep

Construction of a research tower was completed at the Ohio Plant in the USA.

Dec

AUVIS, the world’s first elevator multi-informational AV system, was developed.

1994

Jun

Fujitec (HK) Co., Ltd. obtained ISO 9001 certification.

Aug

Fujitec Singapore Corp. Ltd. obtained ISO 9001 certification.

1995

Apr

NEUROS, an elevator group supervisory control system using a neuro-computer, was developed for the first time in the world.

Jul

Fujitec Korea's new plant began operation in Incheon.

Sep

Fujitec's demonstration test on a ropeless linear-motor-driven elevator was successfully performed for the first time in the world.

Dec

Huasheng Fujitec Elevator Co., Ltd. was established in China through a joint venture with Chinatex, one of China's largest trading companies.

1997

Jul

Huasheng Fujitec Elevator's new plant began operation in Langfang City, Heibei province.

V SERIES a new type of global standard escalator was developed.

Dec

Fujitec UK Ltd. obtained ISO 9001 certification.

1998

Nov

SECURIA, an elevator security camera, which records images and sounds on hard disk, was developed.

Fujitec Korea Co., Ltd. obtained ISO 9001 certification.

Dec

Fujitec Taiwan Co., Ltd. obtained ISO 9001 certification.

1999

Feb

Huasheng Fujitec Elevator Co., Ltd. obtained ISO 9001 certification.

Jul

Fujitec Co., Ltd obtained ISO 14001 certification.

 

2000 - 2010

 

2000

Apr

The Shiga Plant of Fujitec Japan began operation.

Fujitec Singapore Corpn., Ltd. obtained ISO 14001 certification.

Dec

Fujitec Egypt Co., Ltd. obtained ISO 9001 certification.

2001

Jan

RAKUL elevator for railway station buildings was developed.

Apr

FLEX-DD, the world's first double-deck elevator that can automatically adjust the distance between the upper and lower cabs, was developed.

Dec

Shanghai Huasheng Fujitec Escalator Co., Ltd. a joint venture was established in Shanghai City, China.

2002

Mar

The Shanghai Fujitec Escalator Factory began operation.

Construction of Huasheng Fujitec Elevator’s second plant was completed.

Apr

The revolutionary TALON Drive System was developed.

Sep

The industry's first smoke-tight elevator landing doors that require no fire-prevention equipment in front was developed.

Oct

GS8000, new type of global standard escalator with improved design and functions was developed.

2003

Feb

XJ SERIES, custom-made elevators with a fresh sense of design was renewed.

Jun

MODERNIZATION PACKAGES, which offer four options to customers according to elevator upgrade purpose, were developed.

Sep

The world's first PLASMACLUSTER ION GENERATING SYSTEM that purifies the air in the elevator was developed.

Oct

Fujitec Korea Co., Ltd. obtained ISO 14001 certification.

Nov

Shanghai Huasheng Fujitec Escalator Co., Ltd. obtained ISO 9001 certification.

Dec

Fujitec Shanghai Technologies Co., Ltd. was established.

2004

May

Fujitec India Private Ltd. was established.

Aug

Fujitec Vietnam was established.

2005

Feb

Fujitec UAE was established.

Nov

Construction of Fujitec Shanghai Technologies' new headquarters building was completed.

2006

Apr

Functions of head office, research and development and production facilities were integrated at Big Wing.

Sep

Fujitec Shanghai Sourcing Center was established in Shanghai City, China.

Nov

A 170-meter tall elevator research tower, at the time the world’s tallest and largest of its kind, was completed in Big Wing.

2007

Mar

Seismic functions that further enhance the safety of elevators during an earthquake were developed.

Construction of Shanghai Huasheng Fujitec’s new headquarters building and new escalator plant was completed.

Fujitec Argentina S.A. obtained ISO 9001 certification.

2008

Feb

The Tokyo Head Office was established, and the two-head office system was established along with the "Big Wing."

Apr

New Machine-Room-Less Elevator "XIOR" was developed.

"GS-NX Series" a new type of escalator was developed.

Nov

Fujitec (HK) Co., Ltd. obtained ISO 14001 certification.

2009

Apr

Shanghai Huasheng Fujitec Escalator Co., Ltd. obtained ISO 14001 certification.

Fujitec (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. obtainED ISO 9001 certification.

May

"DOOR-EDGE SENSOR," a laser detector to spot a cord-like object was developed for the first time in the industry.

Oct

Anti-quake elevator functions for super high-rise buildings were developed.

Dec

"FOOT SAFETY SENSOR," a device that enhances escalator safety was developed for the first time in the industry.

 

2010 ~

 

2010

Apr

The escalator development and manufacturing base "Big Step" is completed.

The aftermarket base "Big Fit" was completed.

Jul

Fujitec Shanghai Sourcing Center obtained ISO 9001 certification.

Oct

New-generation elevator group supervisory control systems were developed and launched worldwide simultaneously.

Nov

New type of elevators best suited for welfare facilities was developed.