Anest IWATA is one of the world's leading companies in the field of airbrush, airbrush guns and accessories. IWATA's products are known for their high quality and precision, and are used by airbrush professionals and artists worldwide.
Anest Iwata has a almost 100 year history, since its inception in Japan in 1926. Below is a timeline with some of their highlights over the years.
Former organisation, Iwata Seisakusho, Japan, established
The first air compressors are built
The first "Airless" spray units are built
The company is quoted on the stock exchange
The first painting system division is built
The first electrostatic plants are developed
Established Akita Iwata Mfg. Co., Ltd., a spray gun plant in Omagari, Akita Prefecture, Japan
Established Fukushima Iwata Mfg. Co., Ltd. and a compressor plant in Yabukicho, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Established the joint venture Taiwan Iwata Industrial Co., Ltd., an overseas affiliated company, marking the first time that a Japanese painting company had begun overseas production
Established the joint venture compressor sales company Powerex-Iwata with Campbell Hausfeld. Established the joint venture sales company Iwata Italia S.R.L. in Turin, Italy
Established the joint venture company Atlas Copco Iwata K.K. in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, to manufacture rotary compressors of up to 90 kW
Marketed air-cooled oil-free scroll compressors. Established the sales company Iwata Europe to market Iwata products (excluding compressors) in Europe
The first vacuum pump in the world is produced, based on the "Oil-free scroll" technology. Established the sales company Iwata U.K. Ltd. in Dorset, U.K. for the distribution of products to the U.K. market.
The Mother Company obtain the ISO 9002 certification in October
Established Iwata America Inc. in Auburn, Washington, U.S.A.
The Mother Company obtain the ISO 9001 certification in February.
The Japanese Mother Company modifies its corporate name to ANEST IWATA CORPORATION and subsequently the other group members follow, adding "Anest" to their company name
The company Air Gunsa s.r.l., Cardano al Campo, Italy, is bought
Launch of High T.E.C. range of spray painting guns
A branch office is opened in Ilsfeld-Auenstein, Germany
The Scandinavian office opened in Lerum, Sweden; today the office is in Partille
Anest Iwata won the core case against Sata.
Celebrated the Anest Iwata Europe 10th Anniversary
Launch of Mix & Spray Cup, a revolutionary disposable gravity cup system
The Anest Iwata Iberica office opened in Badalona, Spain
Launch of SUPERNOVA WS400, the first spray gun designed by PININFARINA
The Anest Iwata Deutschland GmbH office opened in Leipzig, Germany
Online since 2003
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