HAKKO

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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

Set up Sakai factory, and move non-ferrous forging division.
(Currently :HAKKO METAL INDUSTRIES,LTD.

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 the Science and Technology Director Award for developing soldering iron with automatic temperature control.

Head office

Head office

1986

Received Medal with Yellow Ribbon (Ohjuhosho)

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.

1989

Established New Sakai factory.
Established Singapore factory.
Held Soldering Technology Seminar Ⅲ.

1990

Established Hong Kong affiliate.

1991

Established Kouzuki factory.
Established Philippines office.

Kouzuki factory

Kouzuki factory

1992

Established Malaysia office.

1997

Obtained ISO 9001 certification.

1999

Opened HAKKO website.

2001

Kayoko Yoshimura assumed the Presidency.

2002

Obtained ISO 14001 certification.

2005

Developed the FX-951, compatible for lead free soldering.
Opened HAKKO Soldering School.

2008

Developed the FX-888 that concepts ease-of-use.

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2010

Moved Tokyo Office

2013

HAKKO's wood burning hobby shop "Kinoka" moved to Ginza. The FX-100 soldering station won the Good Design Award 2013.

2015

The FR-400 heavy duty desoldering tool won the Good Design Award 2015.

2018

Launched the HU-200 Auto-Soldering System

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2021

Renewed HAKKO website