Our history of work environment creation is a history we share with our customers.

The passion to break through conventional norms and accepted practices to create new changes is etched in the history of Aichi Corporation.


  • 1962

    Aichi Sharyo Co., Ltd. founded in Mizuho-ku, Nagoya-shi,
    Aichi Prefecture, Japan, with 2.5 milion yen capital.
    Developed A-type derrick.

  • 1963

    Developed ladder vehicle.

  • 1964

    Developed B5 digger derrick.

  • 1965

    Developed first aerial platform.

  • 1966

    Began mass production of AS-B4 aerial work platform.



  • 1970

    Opened the Ageo Plant.

  • 1971

    Opened the Urawa Service Plant.

  • 1974

    Established Aichi Sharyo Industries Co., Ltd.

  • 1976

    Opened a subsidiary, Hokuetsu Aichi Co., Ltd., to serve as the company’s sales presence in the Hokuriku region.

  • 1978

    Opened subsidiaries Kyushu Aichi Co., Ltd., Chugoku Aichi Co., Ltd., and Hokkaido Aichi Co., Ltd., to serve as the company’s sales presences in the Kyushu, Chugoku, and Hokkaido regions.
    Opened Isesaki Plant.


  • 1980

    Opened a work method development center at Ageo Plant.
    Began holding regular sector-specific exhibition fairs targeting discrete industries. Held the first study session on power distribution line construction.

  • 1981

    Stock listed on the second section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

  • 1982

    Opened subsidiaries Tohoku Aichi Co., Ltd., and Shikoku Aichi Co., Ltd., to serve as the company’s sales presences in the Tohoku and Shikoku regions.

  • 1983

    Opened the Used Vehicle Center.

  • 1985

    Opened the Niiharu Plant in Gumma Prefecture.

  • 1987

    Stock listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

  • 1988

    Stock listed on the first sections of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

  • 1989

    Developed a prototype manipulator for power distribution line construction.



  • 1990

    Opened AICHI TECHNOPLAZA in Niiharu-mura, Gumma Prefecture.

  • 1991

    Opened a technical training center (now called Aichi Training Center.)

  • 1992

    Corporate name changed to AICHI CORPORATION.

  • 1995

    Established Hangzhou AICHI Engineering Vehicles Co., Ltd. in China as a joint venture.

  • 1996

    Developed a prototype of the full electric aerial work platform SH105EV.

  • 1997

    Introduced a two year warranty on selected machines including the SH145, the first company to do so in the construction machinery industry.
    Introduced the RL050 railroad line maintenance machine.

  • 1998

    Developed an “over-the-fence” telescopic work vehicle (SF44A) and a heavy-load aerial work platform (TZ15A).
    Ageo and Niiharu Plants obtained ISO 9001 certification.

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  • 1999

    Merged Tohoku Aichi Co., Ltd., and Hokkaido Aichi Co., Ltd., into Kita-Nihon Aichi Co., Ltd., and merged Chugoku Aichi Co., Ltd., and Shikoku Aichi Co., Ltd., to create Chushikoku Aichi Co., Ltd.
    Established Aichi Training Center Co., Ltd.
    ASTEC Co., Ltd., changed its main business line to used vehicles sales.


  • 2001

    Released the Max Reach Series.
    Collaborated with the French company Manitou.
    Invested in the aerial platform rental company RENTEC Co., Ltd., and incorporated it into the Aichi Group.

  • 2002

    Released the Multi Arm Wrecker Series. Concluded business and capital tie-up with TOYOTA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION.
    Opened new Hangzhou AICHI plant.

  • 2003

    Kita-Nihon Aichi Co., Ltd., Hokuetsu Aichi Co., Ltd., Chushikoku Aichi Co., Ltd., and Kyushu Aichi Co., Ltd., absorbed into AICHI CORPORATION.
    Became a subsidiary of TOYOTA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION.

  • 2004

    Merged with ASTEC Co., Ltd.
    Niiharu Plant obtained ISO 14001 certification.
    Moved head office to Ageo-shi, Saitama Prefecture.

  • 2005

    Total unit sales reached 150,000.
    Head office and Ageo Plant obtained ISO 14001 certification.

  • 2008

    Established AICHI Europe B.V. in the Netherlands.
    Established a subsidiary, Zhejiang AICHI Industrial Machinery Co., Ltd., in China.


  • 2010

    Absorbed Aichi Sharyo Industries Co., Ltd., and RENTEC Co., Ltd., through merger.

  • 2012

    Total unit sales reached 200,000.
    To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we held a “customer thank-you party” and a “supplier thank-you party”.

  • 2015

    Tokyo Branch Ageo C.S.C. opening.

  • 2016

    Opening of a parts factory (Plant 105) for integrated materials processing, manufacture, and coating of booms and steel plate parts on the site of the Niiharu Plant.
    Change of branch names from Tokyo Branch to Kanto Branch, from Nagoya Branch to Chubu Branch, and from Osaka Branch to Kansai Branch.

  • 2017

    Established AICHI NZ LIMITED as an overseas subsidiary in New Zealand / Established AICHI AUS PTY LTD as overseas subsidiary in Australia.