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Corporate History

For half a century since 1955, when we have started the production and the sales of “Toyo Conveyor”. We have continued to provide material handling system and contributed to the customers' development from various business fields.

In the 1950s and 1970s

1955

Established Yokohama Conveyor Factory and started the production and the sales of “Toyo Conveyor”


1960

Technical tie-up with Rapistan, a company in the U.S.

1969

Delivered a distribution center to a large-scale retailer (Fuchu Center of Seiyu Store)

1973

Deliverd BHS (Baggage Handling System) to New Tokyo International Airport (Narita Airport)

1978

Delivered a Japan's first high-speed sorting system to a large-scale retail industry (Saitama Center of Ito-Yokado)

In the 1980s

1981

Advanced into foreign markets
Delivered BHS to Manila New International Airport and Changi New International Airport
Started selling Pick-to-Light System, PICKDIRECTOR(First introduction in Japan)

1983

Undertook and delivered the integrated engineering works for the most large-sized distribution center for a mass sales store with computer-controlled technology and material handling information system at the core(Nada-Kobe Co-op / Kanagawa Co-op)

Formed a technical tie-up with Alvey Inc.(U.S.) and introduced its high performance Palletizing System


1985

Delivered the "Robotic Stacker Crane System" to "IBM" which is equipped with a microcomputer developed for the use in a cleanroom


Delivered "Max Sorter", the largest scale automatic sorting system in the East (Komaki Distribution Center of Chukyo Sagawa Express Co., Ltd.)


1986

Delivered the full-scale processing center for daily delivery foods, the first center in Japan(Ishikari Food Factory of Co-op Shimin Seikyo Sapporo)

1988

Delivered an automatic storage and retrieval system AS/RS (Haneda Power Plant Factory of Japan Airlines)


1989

Obtained an exclusive domestic sales rights for "Hanger Sorter" from a Dutch company Promec Inc., and advanced into apparel distribution industry


In the 1990s

1990

Delivered the world's most advanced postal bucket handling system to New Tokyo Post Office


1992

Delivered BHS to "The Second Passenger Terminal" of The New Tokyo International Airport (Narita Airport)

1993

Delivered BHS and other facilities to handle airmail and air cargo of the "West Passenger Terminal" of Tokyo International Airport ( Haneda Airport)

Delivered "New Posisorter", world’s first ultra-high-speed sorting machine equipped with electromagnetic switch(Fuchu Center of Seiyu Ltd., Yokohama RDC of Daiei Logistics Systems)


1995

Obtained an exclusive domestic sales rights for "Automatic Picking Machine" from PEEM GmbH、an Austrian company


1996

Received a package order from consultation of the internal equipment to designing and constructing of the large-scale food process center (COCO’S JAPAN CO., LTD.)

1997

Delivered a first one and only logistics system of a large-scale flower auction using a conveyor method(Kyushu Nikkan Shokubutsu)


Received the Logistics Grand Prize – Technology Prize Developed and delivered “Miniposi Sorter”, a high-precision machine to sort the small articles.


1998

Delivered an automatic cigarette picking system (Tokyo Tobacco Service / Chubu Tobacco Service / Kansai Tobacco Service / Kyushu Tobacco Service)


Delivered “Parallel Sorter”, a machine with the same level capacity even with the speed reduced by 25%, to a large-scale truck terminal (Sagawa Express Co., Ltd.)


Delivered the world’s largest class BHS to Kuala Lumpur International Airport(KLIA)


1999

Obtained ISO9001 certification

Formed a business tie-up, which was the first cross-industrial tie-up in Japan, with Exe Technologies (present SSA Global Technologies), who has achieved in many satisfactory results relating to WMS (Warehouse Management System)

In the 2000s

2000

Delivered material handling system to Askul Corporation, the major mail order company for office equipment and supplies
In this connection, jointly won Logistics Grand Prize on the theme of “Evolutionary Theory of Askul’s Logistics” with Askul Corporation and Hitachi, Ltd.

2001

Delivered a material handling system rebuilt with introduction of hight-leveled IT technology from Co-op Kobe and in this connection, jointly received Prize of Excellence of Automatic Recognition Grand Prize with Co-op Kobe

2002

Formed a strategic business tie-up with Siemens Dematic

TOYO KANETSU K.K. reorganized its Material Handling System Division into a separate company, TOYO KANETSU SOLUTIONS K.K.(TKSL)


2003

Renewed truck terminal into an airless and energy saving system (Nippon Express Co., Ltd.)

2004

Developed and delivered the next generation allocating system, Climbing Sorter

Delivered BHS to "The Second Passenger Terminal" of Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport)

2005

Delivered BHS to Chubu International Airport

Established “HP RFID Noisy Labo・Japan” at TKSL's Chiba Office


2006

Obtained ISO 14001 certification

2007

Established “KANETSU WORLD” at TKSL's Chiba Office (Have already finished the activity)


2008

Concluded “Golden Partner Contract” with Reva Systems Ltd.(now Odin Ltd.), a US company

Formed a business tie-up for the sales of voice-recognition system with C-Net Corporation


Formed a business tie-up with Mitsubishi Chemical Engineering Corporation

In the 2010s

2010

Developed and delivered "Multishuttle", an automatic warehouse system hacing four functions of storage, picking, replenishment and sorting

2011

Delivered to an electronics components manufacturer the system which put together parts supply all over Japan and realized just-in-time delivery

2012

Delivered Multi-shuttle automatic storage and retrieval system to a company servicing collection and delivery of money

2014

Delivered BHS(Baggage Handling System) for expansion of international flights at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport)

2016

The headquarter relocated to mark the 75th anniversary of the foundation of Toyo Kanetsu K.K.

Delivered GTP (Goods To Person: one place picking) performed with Multishuttle® to the major internet order company on a full scale as the first case in the country.

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