Hiromu Shibata Works was founded at Kanda Sudacho, Tokyo, where the production and sales of laboratory glassware began.
Constructed a factory and a glass-melting furnace at Ueno Hanazonocho, Taito-ku, Tokyo to start research into glass melting.
Standard production of Hiromu-brand beakers, flasks, laboratory dishes, and coolers.
Succeeded in melting “HARIO Glass” (HARIO’s original glass material) after many years of research.
Constructed a glass-melting furnace at Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo, the location of the current headquarters.
Constructed the industry’s first tanking furnace for “HARIO Glass”, 1st-grade hardness glass in the new factory.
Qualified as a JIS certified factory (for chemical analysis glassware, and glass tubes and rods).
Installed the industry’s first automatic glass-tube molding machine.
Separated the heatproof glassware division to establish HARIO Co., Ltd. (formerly HARIO Sales Co., Ltd).
Succeeded in developing “HARIO-32 Glass,” 1st-grade hard glass, and started mass-production.
Completed the Koga Factory.
The Koga Factory started full-fledged operations.
Succeeded in developing the “all-electric melting furnace” using original technology. Started production using this furnace.
Branched out into the production of headlight lenses for the automobiles.
Received the Director-General’s Award for Science and Technology Agency.
Completed the world’s first computer-controlled glass production line which allows multi-production in small lots at the Koga Factory, and started full-fledged production.
Separated from the Koga Factory to establish SIBATA GLASS CO., LTD.
Signed an agreement with Vetrerie Riunite S.p.A., Italy for licensing the electric melting technology for borosilicate glass.
Completed the plant for Shenyang Glass Instruments Factory in China.
HARIO Co., Ltd. was relocated to Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo, its birthplace.
HARIO Co., Ltd. and Sibata Glass Co., Ltd. merged to establish HARIO GLASS CO., LTD.
Established HARIO Distribution Center.
The Koga factory was qualified as an ISO9001-authorized plant.
The headquarters was relocated to 9-3, Nihombashi Tomizawa-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo as part of the activities to celebrate the 80th anniversary of its founding.
Qualified as an ISO14001-authorized plant.
The headquarters’ building, a registered tangible cultural asset, was recognized as a “valuable national asset” by the Agency of Cultural Affairs. (Registration number 13-0148)
Established HARIO Shanghai Co., Ltd.
Established HARIO Science Co., Ltd.
Established HARIO Korea Co., Ltd.
HARIO Glass Co., Ltd. and HARIO TEC CO., LTD. merged to establish HARIO Co., Ltd.
Established Lampwork Factory (LWF).
Established HARIO Paper Filter Factory in Amsterdam.
Established HARIO ASIA PTE. LTD.
Established HARIO TRADING CO., LTD.
Established HARIO USA, INC.
Established HARIO Lampwork Factory Co., Ltd.
Established HARIO EUROPE B. V.
Opened Fukuoka Sales Office.
Established HIROIA COMMUNICATIONS PTE., LTD.
Opened Sapporo Sales Office.