History

1916
Started manufacturing electric meters at Kyoritsu Electric Co., Ltd., located at 39 Fujimi-cho, Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (manufacturing of wired communication equipment, telephone instruments, exchangers) and operated as a designated factory for the Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Army and Ministry of Railways.
1931
Merged with Annaka Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (manufacturing of radio equipment) to change a corporate name to Anritsu Electric Co., Ltd. and expanded business at the above location.
1949
In order to separate and develop the meter manufacturing department, Tsuneji Senbokuya, Director and Yoshida Factory Manager (ex-general manager of meter manufacturing department), as a corporate representative, inherited the technical production equipment and employees of the meter manufacturing department and established Anritsu Meter Co., Ltd. at 48 Higashi-cho, Meguro-ku, Tokyo on Sep. 9 to start manufacturing electric measuring instruments for communication equipment and electric meters for measuring instruments.
1950
Developed and started marketing the temperature measuring instruments (surface thermometer HP-9, A-type detection end for thermometer)
1952
Increased a capital to ¥8,000,000 for business expansion and newly constructed a main office and a factory at 2-4-5 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo.
1955
Became a JIS mark indication approved factory for indicating meters.
1963
Succeeded in invention of a ground-breaking surface temperature measuring method and started marketing the US-type surface temperature detection ends.

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ーModel US-type probes

1966
Started export to U.S.A., France, Germany, China, Taiwan, South Korea and other foreign countries.
1973
Shouichi Takeda became president.
1974
Opened sales offices in Kansai (Osaka), Chubu (Nagoya) and Kyushu (Fukuoka) regions. Constructed Shinagawa Factory (temperature measuring instrument manufacturing department).
1975
Developed and started marketing the ground-breaking handy type digital surface thermometer HD-500.
1976
Established Anritsu Meter Tokyo Sales Co., Ltd. in order to enhance sales in the Tokyo district.
1978
Newly constructed a main office building for business expansion (integrated Shinagawa Factory).
1979
Established Anritsu Meter Hokuriku Sales Co., Ltd. in order to enhance sales in the Hokuriku district.
Increased a capital to ¥24,000,000 for business expansion. Established Anritsu Meter Chubu Sales Co., Ltd. in order to enhance sales in the Chubu district.
1982
Newly constructed an annex to the main office building for facility expansion.
1984
Established Anritsu Meter Service Co. Ltd. in order to enhance a service structure.
1985
Increased a capital to ¥72,000,000 for business expansion.
Developed and started marketing the handy type thermometer data collectors (AM-7000 series) with built-in memory capable of recording 6-channel temperature. Constructed Yamanashi Factory in Takane-cho, Kitakomagun, Yamanashi for expanding the production department.
1986
Developed and started marketing the surface temperature calibrator ACS-I system.
1987
Established Anritsu Meter Osaka Sales Co., Ltd. in order to consolidate the Kinki district.
Made a technical tie-up with U.S. Luxtron Corporation, a company marketing the measuring instruments featuring applied properties of fluorescent optical fiber.
1988
Developed and started marketing the AP-200 series handy type digital thermometers with built-in printer.
Developed and started marketing the S-type series high-performance surface temperature sensor employing a new contact structure and a new material.
1989
Established Anritsu Meter Company of America in the State of New Jersey as a strategic center in North America.
Developed and started marketing the fluorescent optical fiber thermometers (AMOTH series) capable of measuring under a harsh electromagnetic environment.
1990
Shouichi Takeda became chairman and Masatsune Senbokuya became president.
1991
Succeeded in development of the N-type sensor series.
Made full model change of the versatile surface temperature sensors and started marketing a new model.
1992
Made a technical tie-up with U.S. Mikron Instrument Co., Inc. well known for development of non-contact thermometers.
Developed and started marketing the surface temperature/internal temperature calibration system ACS II series capable of building high-dimension traceability.
1995
Developed and started marketing the thermometers Dual Thermo (AR series), based on completely new concept, compounding contact and non-contact thermometers to allow high-accuracy non-contact temperature measurement.
1998
Obtained the ISO 9001 certification.
Consolidated Mikron Instrument Co., Inc. as a general agent for business expansion in North America.
1999
Celebrated the 50th anniversary.
2000
Developed and started marketing the miniaturized fluorescent optical fiber thermometers FL-2000.
2004
Developed and started marketing the AM-8000 series compact thermo loggers capable of recording multichannel (6- and 12-channel) temperature.
2007
Certified by the JCSS (Japan Calibration Service System).
2008
Obtained the ISO 14001 certification.
2010
Developed and started marketing the 4-channel fluorescent optical fiber thermometers FL-2400.
2011
Concluded an agency agreement with Shinyei Corporation of America for further business development in North and Central America.
2014
Developed and started marketing the A-type series stationary surface temperature sensors 1.5 times more durable than the conventional model (N-type series stationary surface temperature sensors).
2017
Developed and started marketing the High Superior Surface Probes(Contact support type) Model SX series.
2018
Group company Anritsu Meter Tokyo Sales,Anritsu Meter Nagoya Sales and Anritsu Meter Osaka Sales are integrated into Anritsu Meter Co., Ltd.Opened Nagoya Office and Osaka Office.