Corporate Info

July 1962

Japan Pure Hydrogen Co., Ltd. is established as a wholly-owned unit of Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc. Currently Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc. Operations are started with the manufacture and sale of high-purity hydrogen separators based on the technology for the patented method of permeation through a palladium alloy membrane. Initial capitalization of 35 million yen.

August 1966

Osaka branch office is opened.

August 1967

Hiratsuka Plant is established. Manufacture and sale of various gas purifiers is started based on the application of the holding company's technologies for catalyst and adsorption.

January 1978

Body warmers (disposable body warmers) are developed using the heat generated when iron powder becomes oxidized based on the applied technology of our original catalyst technology, and put on the market under the brand name of "HOKARON" from Lotte Denshi, Inc.

August 1980

Capital base is boosted to 100 million yen

October 1980

Monopoly of GRAFT CARBON R (flat heating elements)is started under the tie-up with the affiliated company Ryoyu Industrial Corporation.
Changed corporate name to JAPAN PIONICS CO., LTD

April 1981

JP Service Ltd. is established< JAPAN PIONICS Services CO., LTD.> is established

April 1984

Self-contained respiratory apparatus (oxygen mask for emergency evacuation) is developed and commercialized based on our original chemical technologies, and put on sale under the brand name of CHEMRES® as the performance-certified product of the Fire Protection Equipment and Safety Center of Japan.

October 1985

Hiratsuka Plant is renewed. Capitalization increased to 200 million yen.

July 1993

Hiratsuka Laboratory is opened.

April 1995

KOREA PIONICS CO., LTD. <KPC Corp.> is set up as a joint venture with K.C .Tech CO., LTD. in South Korea to serve as the Korea facility for the manufacture and sale of purifiers and waste gas cleaners.

April 1999

A joint venture SHANGHAI PURITIC CO., LTD. is set up in Shanghai to be responsible for piping work for gas supply systems in China.

February 2001

Isehara Plant started operations.

May 2010

Head office is relocated to Hiratsuka. Capital 400 million yen.

May 2014

Capital 300 million yen.

February 2018

Become a consolidated subsidiary of AIR WATER INC.

April 2021

Merged with Sayama Corporation and strengthens the purchasing and sales functions of pressure & flow sensors.

January 2023

Changed corporate name to "Air Water Mechatronics Inc."