Corporate History


Year
History
1963
¡Started Processing of Bristles
1966
¡Started Production of Brush Rolls
1969
¡Developed Covering Yarn
1970
¡Installed Testing equipments for industrial brushes rolls
1973
¡Established Hotani Co., Ltd.
1974
¡Announced Patent of the covering brushes in Public
1981
¡Established Hotani Shoji Co., Ltd. in Osaka-City
1983
¡Established Hotani Kiko, Ltd. in Wakayama-City
1984

¡Developed Brushing equipments and joined Plant business
¡Installed CAD system
1986
¡Installed CNC machining center
1987

¡Developed Roll polisher equipments
¡Constructed a Plant test run factory
1988

¡Completed the 1st Continuous covering and processing bristle line
¡Installed Machining center (Five faces processing machine)
1992
¡Developed Mechanical descaling brush rolls
1993

¡Started production and sales of new type descaling brush rolls
¡Completed Construction of New office and new factory (headquarter at present)
1996
¡Developed and Started using descaling brush rolls which are installed between Mixed Acid Tank
1997
¡Developed Cassette type brush rolls
1998

¡Developed and Started Using descaling brush rolls which are installed before Sulfuric Tank (line entry)
¡Manufactured the 1st Spray electrolytic equipment
2001
¡Developed Hybrid type brush rolls
2002

¡Installed High speed cleaning testing equipment
¡Accomplished Production system of custom-made brush rolls
2005

¡Established West Japan Office in Shunan city, Yamaguchi
¡Developed recycling system of brush rolls
2006

¡Merged Hotani Co., Ltd, Hotani Shoji Co., Ltd.,
and Hotani Kiko Ltd. into Hotani Co., Ltd.
2008

¡Established Hotani Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
¡Installed the Spray electrolytic cleaning systems with CE at Salzgitter Flachstahl into Hotani Co.,Ltd.
2009

¡Momoyama Factory started.
¡Qualified ISO9001 in the brush roll division
2010


¡Qualified ISO9001 in the machinery and shaft manufacturing division
¡Established German representative office at Dusseldorf
¡Established East Japan Office in Chiba city
2011

¡Newly upgraded the facility of the laboratory of R&D department
2012
¡Contracted an exclusive distributor agreement with MITEX Hans Knott Gummifabrik GmbH in German area
2013
¡Contracted an exclusive distributor agreement with METALFORM A.S. in Turkish area
2014
¡Established joint venture company in Thailand (K.S. HOTANI THAILAND)