History

1921 October Established Sibata Seisakusho and started manufacturing of
laboratory glassware.
1929 May Started manufacturing of glass analyzer for petrochemical industry.
1933 April Sibata Hiromu Seisakusho succeeded in development of glass filters
and started sales.
1940 August Built one glass crucible furnace to start glass melting research.
1941 March Sibata Hiromu Seisakusho started mass production of various distilling
equipment and high precision glass filters, etc.
1947 March Started manufacturing of Hiromu brand beakers, flasks, petri dishes
and coolers.
October Started manufacturing of glass volumeters such as volumetric flasks,
burettes and pipets.
1951 May Started manufacturing of official type filter paper dust samplers, the first step in the field of occupational health.
1955 June ‘HARIO glass’ tank furnace with JIS First-Class hard glass was
completed for the first time in Japan.
1956 January Authorized for indication of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) by the
Minister of International Trade and Industry. Authorization No. 4502
1957 April ‘Rotary Evaporator, Model A’ was completed, and manufacturing and
Sales started for the first time in the industry.
1962 March Developed light scattering type digital dust indicator and entered into
the field of working environments.
October Sibata Sony Glass Co., LTD. was established through contributions of
Sibata Chemical APP. MFG. Co., LTD., Sibata Hario Glass Co., LTD. and
Sony Corporation and started manufacturing of CRTs for micro TVs
and valves of measurement pipes.
1968 November Entered into an exclusive sales agreement on industrial glass plant
devices with Schott of Germany.
1971 September Started sales of indoor environmental measurement equipment (for
building management) under the enforcement of the Building
Management Act by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
1973 September Established Interss Taiwan Limited in Kaohsiung Gaoxiong, Taiwan and
started local manufacturing of glass volumeters.
1977 February At the Invention Grand Prix Contest in 1976, our product, ‘precision
fine differential pressure gauge’ was awarded Invention Merit Prize.
1978 June Started manufacturing and distribution of ‘Animal Inhalation Testing Equipment’ essential for investigation of texic hazardous chemical substances.
1979 October Entered into a manufacturing and sales agreement with Büchi of
Switzerland and started manufacturing and distribution of Rotary
Evaporators of Büchi.
1980 January Manufacturing and sales of mask fitting test equipment for nuclear
power plants.
1985 January Entered into an exclusive sales agreement with Metrohm of
Switzerland on distribution of Metrohm products in Japan.
1986 April Succeeded in receiving an order for a large project for Southeast Asia.
July Shipped glass manufacturing plant for glassware in China.
1989 January Soka Factory became authorized JIS certified factory (JIS R3503)
1990 December Delivered the world’s largest glass sand clock to Nima-cho, Shimane
Prefecture.
1993 January Established Metrohm Sibata Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Metrohme
of Switzerland.
1994 February Succeeded in receiving an order for a large environmental project, Japan-China Environmental Center (Beijing).
1995 December Acquired ISO9001 certification, a global quality standard
1996 April Interss Taiwan Limited (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) became authorized JIS
certified factory (JIS R3505)
1997 February Delivered Inhalation Testing Equipment to Korean Occupational Safety
and Health Agency.
December Acquired ISO14001 certification, a global environmental standard.
1998 October Released new model dioxin sampler (HV-1000F) on market.
2000 February Entered into a technical agreement on environmental measurement
equipment with Met One Instruments of USA.
December Acquired OHSAS18001 certification, a global occupational safety and
health standard.
2001 July Established Nihon Buchi K.K., a joint venture with Büchi of
Switzerland.
2003 January Started ‘Customer Support Center’ (toll-free) as a contact for technical
support to customers.
April Designed and constructed an hourly timekeeping sand clock installed
at Japan Railway Osaka Station.
2004 January Jointly developed yellow sand dust observation rider with
Incorporated Administrative Agency, National Institute for
Environmental Studies and Installed in Toyama Prefecture.
March Delivered to Incorporated Administrative Agency, National Institute for Environmental Studies ‘Seabed Simulation System’ which investigates
the impact of chemical substances, including environmental hormones, etc.
2005 March Delivered small animal nanoparticles exposure system to Incorporated Administrative Agency, National Institute for Environmental Studies.
November Released new model of Asbestos sampler (AIP-105) on market.
2007 July Developed fiber monitor for asbestos measurement
(Model F-1, FS-1) and started sales.
December Interss Taiwan Limited acquired new JIS Mark certification for glass
volumeters (JIS R3505).
2008 February Kyowa Tech Inc. acquired JIS Mark indication certificate for glassware for chemical analysis (JIR R3503).
2009 January Established Metrohm Japan Co., Ltd. by Joint investment of Metrohm
of Switzerland, SIBATA SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY LTD. and Shoko
Co., Ltd.
June Merged with Kyowa Tech Co., Ltd. which became SIBATA SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY LTD. Iida Factory.
2010 January Entered into a distributor agreement with Duran of Germany.
May Moved the Head Office to a newly completed building on the
premises of the Soka Office site.
2011 March For those suffered in the Great East Japan Earthquake, made a joint contribution of 5 million yen from employee and company through Japanese Red Cross Society.
July Completed Laboratory at the Head Office.
November Establish employee shareholding association.
2012 August Interss Taiwan Limited acquired ISO9001 certification.
2014 February Made an equity participation in Protects who is in detection business of the norovirus.
March Established SIBATA USA INCORPORATED in Atlanta, Georgia
May Establish Sibata Scientific Technology Holding Limited in Ikenohata,
Daito-ku, Tokyo
September Recognized P-1 Digital Dust Indicator as Legacy Analytical &amop; Scientific Instrument.
2015 January Changed host computer system from NTT NewRRR to Nittetsu-Hitachi
GRANDIT system.
February Introduced executive officer system.
2016 January Made a company trip to Taiwan with all employees for 3 nights/4 days and
visited Interss Taiwan Limited as a 95 year’s anniversary event.