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        [ Before Spin-off from Adachi New Industrial ]
1969       Started as an in-house venture at Higashi-Osaka Factory of Adachi New Industrial Co., Ltd. in order to develop and manufacture molding composite materials.
1972     Development of thermosetting epoxy material Epohard, Started Macrotechnology business.
        Upon the adoption of Epohard as an approved material by domestic heavy electric machinery manufacturers, started production of molded insulation parts.
1977     First to successfully develop thermosetting epoxy composite material for injection molding in Japan.
      Received New Product Development Subsidies from the Research Development Corporation of Japan and Osaka Prefecture.
1982     Started joint research on composite material of inorganic layered compounds and organic substances, Epoculster with Osaka Univ. and obtained patents for them.
    Development of thermosetting composite material Epoculster for ultra-fine injection molding (Joint Research with Profs. Koizumi and Kanemaru of Osaka Univ.), started Microtechnology business.
        Started production of precision parts for CD pick-ups.
1987       Started a precision assembly business.
        Started 8 mm video Cylinder base precision assembly business.
1988     Development of thermosetting composite material "Epocluster T" for ultra-fine molding
1991       Cluster Technology Co., Ltd. was established as a subsidiary of Adachi New Industrial Co., Ltd.
Established a new factory in Daigo-machi, Ibaraki Prefecture in 1992.
      Received the Outstanding Company Award for Quality Control Promotion from Osaka Prefecture.
        Enhanced the metal mold and mold design and manufacturing system by introducing an integrated manufacturing line for precision metal mold.
1993       Started production of pick-up devices for MO disks.
         
        [ After Spin-off from Adachi New Industrial ]
1996       Completely spun off from Higashi-osaka factory of Adachi New Industrial Co., Ltd.
1997       Completion of Osaka Factory/New Company Building.
Became ready to start integrated manufacturing from composite materials to precision molded materials and devices.
2000       April: Transferred the Headquarters to Osaka Factory and changed its name to the Headquarters Development Center.
Established the nanotechnology R&D business.
      June: Received an investment from Osaka Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co., Ltd.
      Designated by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization as a recipient of investment from technological points of view (development of molding material for next generation optical pick-up actuators).
      Received a technical assistance grant for companies nominated by the Japan Space Forum.
      Announcement on the development of a "Pulse Injector System" (to be applied to DNA Chip manufacturing).
2001     Received investments from Nagase & Co., Ltd., and Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd.
      Research is authorized by Small and Medium Sized Creative Activity Promotion Law (May 2001- March 2005).
      Designated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a recipient of Information Technology Grant and Grant for Development of Information Technologies for New Industry Creation according to the Small- and Medium-Sized Creative Activity Promotion Law (July 2001-March2002).
2002       Increased capital to 245 million yen.
      Designated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a recipient of Technology Development Grant Project for New Local Industry Creation.
2003     January: Received the Second Prize in the Unlisted Company Division of Nikkei Venture of the Year Award for 2002.
      February: Received the Nippon Kogyo Shimbun Prize of the Second Japan Bio-Venture Award.
      March: President Adachi received Shiraishi Award from the Higashi-Osaka Chamber of Commerce.
        Had a visit by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
        President Adachi received an invitation from the French CEA-Saclay Institute to MINATEC 2003 to deliver a speech at Nanotechnology and Research Session.
        President Adachi was appointed to the vice chairmanship of the Nanotechnology Business Creation Initiative.
      Became the first grant recipient from the "Encouragement Fund for Japanese Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises" established by Itochu Corporation in June 2003.
        Increased capital to 331.8 million yen.
      Designated as a host company for researchers for the NEDO Industrial Technology Fellowship Program.
      Designated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a recipient of Technology Development Grant Project for New Local Industry Creation.
      Designated by the Japan Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation as one of the Strategic Key Technology Support Projects.
2004       December: Received the Higashi-Osaka Chamber of Commerce Chairman Award.
        December: Received the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Award.
      Joint research project as one of METI-sponsored Consortium R&D Projects for Regional Revitalization.
2005       June: Increased capital to 361.8 million yen.
        December: Increased capital to 459.3 million yen.
2006       April:LIsted on "Hercules", Osaka Securities Exchange.
        April: Increased capital to 1,122.3 million yen.
        April:Opening of Tokyo Sales Office.
        April:Renewal of Logo Mark.
        May: Increased capital to 1,234.5 million yen.
      May: Selected to “ 300 energetic manufacturing small and medium enterprise supporting to tomorrow Japan “by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry·The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.
      November : Starts marketing dielectrophoresis bio-analysis chips.
        December: Purchases land and buildings for the Kanto plant, head office, and the Kansai plant.
2007       February : Starts sales of Pulse Injector products.
        November : Increases the facilities of the Kanto plant.
2008       Starts mass production of parts for digital devices.
        November: Accepted for JETRO' s RIT (Regional Industry Tie-Up) program, and began collaborating with nanotech companies and laboratories in Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
        February: Displayed pulse injector at nano tech 2008 exhibition, thus creating a new business model of collaboration with companies in other industries.
2009       Strengthens the system for sales and marketing.
      August : Received the Excellence Prize in the Third Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award Competition (sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).
      November : Received the Special Prize in the Fourth Monodzukuri Linkage Award Competition (sponsored by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun).
2010       October: Listed on "new" JASDAQ (with close of former Hercules market).
2012       July: Started mass-production of the Head-Up Display advanced car navigation system.
2013       July: Listing moved to TSE JASDAQ.
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