About Us

History

1952
  • Company established as HAKKO Metal Industries, producing and selling forged tools and solder.
The first factory(1953)

The first factory(1953)

The original staff(1953)

The original staff(1953)

1954
  • Developed a compact copper melting furnace and established a low-cost, high-volume production system for soldering irons.
1956
  • Started production of electric soldering irons.
The first products

The first products

1958
  • Started exporting electric soldering irons.
1961
1968
  • Approved by UL standard.
1976
  • Developed ceramic heater for electrical and electronic soldering irons.
1979
  • Developed temperature controlled soldering iron. Developed HAKKO Ace desoldering station.
1982
  • Developed electro-motorized auto feed soldering iron for use in robotic manufacturing systems.
  • Developed SF Series of auto feed soldering irons with independent control of temperature and solder feed rate.
1983
  • Developed Mach-1 fast-start soldering iron.
1984
  • Completed new head office building.
  • Established U.S. affiliate
  • Received award from the Administration of the Science and Technology Agency for developing temperature control systems for soldering equipment.
Head office

Head office

1986
  • Received Oujuhoushou decoration
1987
  • Moved Tokyo sales office to new building.
  • Established Singapore affiliate
  • Established Sendai sales office
  • Held first Soldering Technology Seminar
1988
  • Held Soldering Technology Seminar Ⅱ.
Held Soldering Technology Seminar II.

Held Soldering Technology Seminar Ⅱ.

1989
  • Established New Sakai factory.
  • Established Singapore affiliate.
  • Held Soldering Technology Seminar Ⅲ.
1990
  • Established Hong Kong affiliate.
Established Hong Kong affiliate

Established Hong Kong affiliate

1991
  • Established Kouzuki factory.
  • Established Philippines office.
上月工場

Kozuki factory

1992
  • Established Malaysia office.
1997
  • Obtained ISO 9001 certification.
1999
  • Opened HAKKO web site.
2001
  • Kayoko Yoshimura inducted as president.
2002
  • Obtained ISO 14001.
2005
  • Developed the FX-951, compatible for lead free soldering.
  • Start of class at HAKKO SOLDERING SCHOOL.
2008
  • Developed the FX-888 that concepts ease-of-use.
2010
  • Moved Tokyo Office