History

Jul. 1982 Big Friends Co., Ltd. founded at Itabashi, Tokyo
Dec. 1985 Sales arm of Big Friends Co., Ltd. split off to form Advance Co., Ltd. founded at Itabashi, Tokyo
May. 1987 Advance Co., Ltd. relocated to Shiki, Saitama
First machining center installed
Oct. 1989 CAD system installed, DNC system started operation
Oct. 1994 The Advance Niiza Plant was established in Niiza, Saitama
Mar. 1995 3-D CAD/CAM tools installed
Big Friends Co., Ltd. Prototype Division merges with Advance Co., Ltd.
Dec. 1997 Head Office and the Niiza Plant relocated to Shiki, Saitama
3-D measuring equipment installed
Sep. 2000 The Design Center was established in Iidabashi, Tokyo
Feb. 2001 The Technical Center West was established in Shiki, Saitama
Feb. 2002 Mishima Office was established in Mishima, Shizuoka
Jul. 2002 Capitalization raised to 30 million yen
Apr. 2003 The Design Center relocated from Iidabashi to larger facility at Ginza
Jun. 2004 The Technical Center East was established in Shiki, Saitama
Jul. 2005 The Technical Center South was established in Shiki, Saitama
Technical Division rebranded as the Technical Center
Mar. 2006 ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment) certification
Jan. 2007 Acquisition of Big Friends Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2007 The Technical Center Ome was established in Nishi-Tama, Tokyo
New plaster casting production line installed
Dec. 2007 Capitalization raised to 80 million yen
Mar. 2008 Product cost price accounting system introduced to improve cost control
Nov. 2008 蘇州英華模型設計有限公司(Suzhou ying hua moxing sheji youxian gongsi) was established in Suzhou, China
Dec. 2008 Mishima Office relocated and rebranded as The Technical Center Mishima
Dec. 2009 The Design Center, The Technical Center East and West transferred to The Technical Center South
Mar. 2010 Additional robodrill and vacuum casting lines installed at 蘇州英華(Suzhou ying hua)
Apr. 2011 Advance Mother Factory Co., Ltd. was established
(The Technical Center South was restructured as independent entity)
Jul. 2011 Sales Division created at 蘇州英華(Suzhou ying hua) (with permanent Japanese workforce)
Apr. 2012 Advance Mishima Co., Ltd. was established
(The Technical Center Mishima was restructured as independent entity)
Aug. 2012 Advance Okinawa Co., Ltd. was established
Feb. 2013 Nagoya Office was established
Nov. 2014 Osaka Office was established
Aug. 2015 The company name changed from 蘇州英華(Suzhou ying hua) to 愛徳邦斯(蘇州)模型設計有限公司 (Ai de bang si (suzhou) moxing sheji youxian gongsi)
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