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Company Name:MACHIDA Endoscope Co., Ltd.
Date Established:March 1, 1956
Head Office:1-15-12 Abiko, Abiko-shi, Chiba, 270-1166 JAPAN
Representative:Yuichi Machida, President and CEO
Capital:80million yen
Scope of Business:1. Manufacturing, import and distribution of medical instruments
2. Manufacturing, and distribution of veterinary medical instruments
3. Manufacturing, import and distribution of industrial inspection instruments

History

1956MACHIDA Endoscope Co., Ltd. founded with a capital of 600,000 yen.
1963Made the first trial product of Fiber Gastroscope for diagnosis in Japan.
1964Made the first trial product of Fiber Gastroscope for biopsy in the world.
1967The company was incorporated.
1968Started sales of industrial borescopes.
1971Increased capital to 40 million yen.
1973Advanced into the industrial inspection instrument field.
1976Received the "Technology Award" from the Japan Medical Instrument Association.
1979Entered into technical cooperation agreement with Shanghai Medical Instruments Factory,
People's Republic of China.
1983Introduced ultrasonic endoscopes through a technical cooperation with Toshiba Corp.
1985Introduced CCD electronic endoscopes through a technical cooperation with Toshiba Corp.
1990Received technical improvement grant-in-aid from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
1991Increased capital to 80 million yen.
2013Head office and factory moved to Abiko City, Chiba Prefecture.
2018Became a subsidiary of Nipro Corporation.