1917: AIDA Ironworks is founded in Honjo, Tokyo, by the late Mr. Yokei Aida.
1923: The factory is totally destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake but rebuilt immediately.
1933: Introduced the first Japanese knuckle-joint press.
1937: Incorporated as a limited company with capital of 200,000 yen.
1945: The factory is totally destroyed in an air raid, then rebuilt and operations are restarted two months later.
1951: Introduced the first Japanese crown capping press.
1956: Introduced the first 200-ton high-speed automatic press.
1959: New factory constructed in Sagamihara City in Kanagawa Prefecture (current headquarters).
1960: Introduced the first Japanese transfer press.
1962: Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, 2nd Section.
1964: Headquarters and Kameido factory are moved and integrated into the Sagamihara facility.
1967: Completed the development of a 2,500-ton transfer press (among the world’s largest capacity presses at the time).
1968: Introduced “Autohand”, the first Japanese industrial robot.
1970: Company name is changed to AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD.
1971: Promoted to the 1st Section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange.
1972: Established a subsidiary in the United States.
1974: Tsukui Factory is constructed in Sagamihara City.
1977: Introduced 3-D Motion Mark IV Transfer Press stamping center system.
1985: Nominated as a marginable stock at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Established a subsidiary in Canada.
1989: Established a subsidiary in Singapore.
1992: ACCESS, LTD. is established in Ishikawa Prefecture.
AIDA BUSINESS CORP. is established in Sagamihara City.
1993: Established a subsidiary in Hong Kong.
1995: Manufacturing bases are established in the US (AIDA-America) and Malaysia (AIDA Engineering (M)).
A new facility is constructed in Hakusan City in Ishikawa Prefecture.
1997: Established a subsidiary in Thailand.
2001: Received ISO 14001 certification.
2002: Established subsidiaries in China (Shanghai) and France.
Introduced the world first direct- drive servo press (now called the Direct Servo Former)
2003: A manufacturing base is established in China (Shanghai).
Completed the development of the Precision Forming Press UL Series.
2004: Established a subsidiary in Germany (Kamen).
Absorbed an Italian company (Manzoni & Rovetta) and established a manufacturing base.
2005: Established subsidiaries in Brazil and Indonesia.
2007: A new plant is constructed on land adjacent to the headquarters.
Established a subsidiary in India.
2008: Announced a newly developed 2,300-ton large servo press (among the world’s largest capacity presses).
2009: Established a subsidiary in Mexico.
Completed the development of AIDA Ultimate Precision Forming Press UL-D Series.
2010: Launched commercial marketing of large-capacity servo motors for servo presses developed and manufactured by AIDA.
Transferred Chinese production base to Nantong City and expanded base.
2011: Established subsidiaries in Vietnam and Morocco.
2012: Established a subsidiary in Russia.
2013: Completed the development of new servo press “DSF-C1-A Series”.
Segregation of production functions from AIDA ENGINEERING (M) SDN. BHD to AIDA MANUFACTURING (ASIA) SDN. BHD.
2015: Established a subsidiary in the Philippines.
Completed the development of a 2,700-ton progressive servo press (among the world’s largest capacity presses).
2016: Established a Technology Center in Germany (Weingarten).
2017: Made Reliance Electric Limited and its subsidiary, RAS Co., Ltd., into subsidiaries of AIDA ENGINEERING,LTD.
2018: Reliance Electric Limited absorbed its subsidiary, RAS Co., Ltd. (Company name was changed to ＲＥＪ Co., Ltd. in January 2019.)
2020: Merged with ACCESS, LTD., a wholly owned subsidiary.