Company Information / History

Outline

Company name HOKUSHO CO., LTD.
Founded December 8, 1952
Capital 202.5 million yen
Number of employees 350
Special Construction License number Special license (Special-2) #4239
[Licensed operation category: Machinery installation construction operations]
Banking partners ・The Hokkoku Bank, Ltd.
・THE HOKURIKU BANK, LTD.
・SHOKO CHUKIN BANK
・MUFG Bank, Ltd.
・Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
・Shinsei Bank, Limited

Executive officers

Representative Director, Chairman Tetsushi Kitamura
President Takahiro Kitamura
Managing Director Atsuo Simizu
Executive Director Takashi Kenbe
Director Toshiya Takase
Director Kazuya Fujii
Director Hiroshi Miyashita
Director Tetsuo Miyama
Director Mitsuhiko Nakamura
Director Tomoharu Takada
Auditing Officer Yoshihiro Nakamura

Products sold

Standard products
  • VTS (Vertical Transfer System) series
  • PAS (Piece Assorting System) series
  • Sorting and Transfer Systems AS series
  • Clean Vertical Transfer Systems
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Efficiency Assort Shelf System EASY
  • “Kenpin” Integrated Tool KIT
Engineering Products
  • Palletizing System
  • Production Line System
  • Packaging System
  • Various automated lines/devices
Maintenance Service
  • Preventative inspection service (full inspections, quick inspections)
  • On-call service
  • Overhaul service

History

1952 December
  • HOKUSHO CO., LTD. (北商株式会社) established in the area formerly known as Tamarumachi, Kanazawa City (presently Honmachi, Kanazawa City).
1955 January
  • Factory established on the present site (Shimenomachi, Kanazawa City).
  • “Slat Conveyer” developed.
1963 July
  • Vertical continuous transfer machine “Vertilator” developed.
1966 December
  • Vertical continuous transfer machine “Vertilator Light-Duty Multi-Floor” developed.
1967 September
  • Company headquarters relocated to the present site (Shimenomachi, Kanazawa City).
1975 June
  • Vertical sorting and transfer machine “High-Tray” developed.
1980 February
  • Ring-driven conveyor “RN Conveyor” developed.
1981 January
  • Vertical reciprocating transfer machine “Autolator” developed.
1982 March
  • SE (System Engineering) Hall constructed.
1987 October
  • Company name changed to HOKUSHO CO., LTD. (ホクショー株式会社)
  • Mattō (presently Hakusan) Factory #1 constructed.
  • Powder coating equipment installed and operation begun.
1991 June
  • Slide shoe sorting and transfer machine “Auto-Sorter Heavy-Duty” developed.
  • Accumulation conveyor “ZA Conveyor” developed.
1992 October
  • Vertical sorting and transfer machine “High-Tray Light-Duty Belt Tray-type” developed.
1993 April
  • Mattō (presently Hakusan) Factory #2 constructed.
July
  • Slide shoe sorting and transfer machine “Auto-Sorter Light-Duty” developed.
1994 August
  • Hokusho-Shouji Co., Ltd. established.
1995 September
  • Slide shoe-type piece sorter “Auto-Sorter mini” developed.
1996 March
  • Floor circulation vertical reciprocating transfer machine pool-type “Autolator Heavy-Duty Floor Circulation” developed.
October
  • Piece assorting system “PAS I” developed.
1997 June
  • International Standards Certifications ISO9001 Quality Management Systems Certification awarded to Vertical Transfer Systems.
1998 October
  • Round object-compatible piece assorting system “PAS II” developed.
1999 July
  • International Standards Certifications ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certification awarded to Mattō (presently Hakusan) Factory.
2003 July
  • “‘Kenpin’ Integrated Tool,” or “KIT,” developed.
2004 March
  • HOKUSHO KOREA CO., LTD. established via joint venture in Seoul, Korea.
2005 December
  • Clean room-compatible high-speed vertical reciprocating transfer machine “Clean Autolator for FOUPs” developed.
  • Clean room-compatible vertical continuous tray transfer machine “Clean High-Tray for FOUPs” developed.
2006 September
  • Floor circulation vertical reciprocating transfer machine space-efficient type “Autolator Heavy-Duty Floor Circulation E Type” developed.
2007 July
  • Low Ceiling-compatible Vertical Reciprocating Transfer Machine "Autolator Heavy-Duty Low-Top" developed.
August
  • 10kg-compatible piece assorting system “PAS Iα” developed.
2009 July
  • OHSAS18001 certification awarded to all domestic business facilities.
2010 September
  • Powerless vertical drop transfer machine “Autolator eco” developed.
  • Start-up power assist system “VEAS” for Autolator Heavy-Duty models developed with energy-saving control device.
2012 April
  • Representative facilities in Shenzhen and Shanghai, China closed, and HOKUSHO SHANGHAI CO.,LTD. established in Shanghai.
September
  • Vertical reciprocating shuttle transfer machine “Shuttle Autolator Medium-Duty” developed.
  • Shelf-based batch order picking support system “EASY” developed.
2013 March
  • Belt Hoist Type Vertical Reciprocating Transfer Machine "Belt Autolator Light Duty" developed.
2014 July
  • Belt elevating-type vertical reciprocating transfer machine Belt Autolator Light Duty developed.
September
  • Belt Hoist Type Vertical Continuous Transport Machine "Belt Vertilator Light Duty (10kg-compatible)" developed.
  • High-speed piece assorting system “High-Speed PAS II” developed.
2015 December
  • Belt Hoist Type Vertical Reciprocating Transfer Machine "Belt Autolator Medium-Duty" developed.
2016 August
  • Slide shoe type case sorter "Auto-Sorter (FP20)/(FP30)" developed.
September
  • Belt Hoist Type Vertical Continuous Transport Machine "Belt Vertilator Light Duty (20kg-compatible)" developed.
  • Belt Hoist Type Vertical Reciprocating Transfer Machine "Belt Autolator Heavy Duty" developed.
  • BCP-compatible start-up power assist system “E-VEAS” for Autolator Heavy-Duty models developed with energy-saving control device.
  • Shelf- and store-based sorting support system “EASY” low price edition developed.
2017 October
  • State-of-the-art fiber laser processing machine installed at the Hakusan Factory, and full-scale operation begun.
2019 May
  • Hakusan Factory #3 constructed.
September
  • Production at Hakusan Factory #3 / Powder coating facilities completed and operation commenced.
2020 February
  • Automatic rack transporter "HART500" developed.
July
  • RF moving tag reader/input device for PAS "<Catch the Peak> RFID Automatic Input System" developed.
  • SE Hall Guide
  • Greeting
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