Koike Aronson Ransome History Timeline


 Koike founded in Tokyo Japan


 Airco formed their cutting machine operation


 Established first oxygen filling factory


 Developed IK-12 series (original of IK-12MAX3, etc)


 Established first oxygen manufacturing factory


 Aronson Machine Company was founded by Chuck Aronson


 Koike Sanso Kogyo established first liquid oxygen manufacturing factory


 Exhibited to A.W.S. Show in USA


 Airco acquired Aronson Machine Company


 Opened resident office in TX


 Established Koike America in IL


 The first oxygen-plasma system in the world was developed by Koike


 Established Koike Europe in the Netherlands


 Developed and started manufacturing Laser cutting machine


 Established Koike Aronson by acquiring BOC's Aronson Division


 Established Koike Korea Engineering in South Korea


 Acquired ISO:9001 for Techno Center and Gunma Koike


 Koike Aronson purchased former Ransome Company


 Established Koike Engineering Tangshan in China


 Acquired ISO:9001 for Ichikawa Seiki Factory


 Received Manufacturer of the year award from the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce.

 NC Plate Printing System received invention award from
 The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers


 12,000 sq. ft. expansion
  3D-Link Plasma Bevel Unit received invention award from
  The Japan Welding Engineering Society
  Koike Aronson, Inc./Ransome received ISO 9001:2000 Certification


 Arcade, New York 20,000 sq ft facility expansion


 Arcade, NY Demo Room completed.
  Began manufacture of 4kW and 6kW Lasertex series in Arcade.


 Began the production of Koikejet Series waterjet cutting machines.
  Launched Five New Products- Koikejet Waterjet Cutting System, Plate-Pro Extreme, AGW-LW, LD-R Multi-Purpose Portable Bench Positioner, and 3D-LT Bevel Head.


 Launched Anti-Drift Turning Roll - Prevents Vessel Drift


 Launched Wel-Twin, PNC-10 Elite, LogiKar,
 KAR expands into Brazil


 Koike Sponsors James Buescher 31- Turner Racing Motorsports
  Shipped 250 Metric Ton Positioner to China
  KAR purchased majority of shares of Biondi: renamed Koike Aronson Biondi
  Launched new Operator Console
  Launched Wel-Handy Mini V


 30,000 sq ft expansion for Positioner Assembly completed
 Received Manufacturer of the Year Award from Arcade Chamber of Commerce
 Launched Tilt, Turn, Burn & Learn Online Training Tool  


 Received the largest order in the company's history for girth welders and vertical up welding machines for tank construction in Saudi Arabia.


 Renamed Koike Aronson Biondi to Koike Aronson Brasil.
 Received the "Outstanding Business Partner" award from the Wyoming County Business Education Council.


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