From its roots in weighing equipment, Ishida went on to build the world's first automatic weighing machine in 1959. Thirteen years later, the revolutionary Multihead Weigher was launched.
Since 1972, Ishida has grown steadily, expanding the product range vastly to offer not only weighing systems, but also packing machines, quality control systems and complete solutions for fresh, frozen and dry foods.
Equally, Ishida's customer base has increased dramatically, ranging from individual multiheads or checkweighers for small contracts packers to complete packing plants for multinational blue-chip companies.
- Founded as Ishida Scales Mfg. Co.
- Shiga factory opened
- Development of the first multihead weigher
- Development of Japan’s first load-cell industrial scales
- Foundation of Ishida Europe
- Opening of Ishida Europe BV in Netherlands
- Opening of Ishida AG, Switzerland
- Launch of Snack food bagmaker and the ACP Casepacker in Europe
- Opening of Manufacturing plant in Birmingham, UK
- Opening of Ishida Middle East in the U.A.E
- Launch of the Fresh Food Weigher (FFFW), linear multihead weigher for sticky / fresh food in EMEA
- Ishida establishes sales and service office in South Africa
- Launch CCW-M multihead weigher range
- Ishida establishes sales and service office in the Czech Republic
- Launch of FPS Pick-and-Place Packer and Weigh-Price-Labeller.
- Launch of Ishida QX Traysealer range in Europe
- Opening of Ishida Europe - France and Ishida GmbH in Germany
- Launch of the revolutionary R series Multihead Weigher Range
- Opening of sales and service office in Romania
- Launch of Ishida QX-1100 High-speed twin lane tray sealer and the Ishida IX-GA X-ray inspection system range in EMEA
- Launch of Screw feeder weighers for sticky food
- Launch of Weigh-Batcher-System for meat, poultry and fish, IPS pick-and-place system, cut gate weigher range in EMEA for granular products, F-SPA flexible strip-pack applicator for display-ready pillow packs and the Ishida data Capture System (IDCS) for Ishida checkweighers
- Takahide Ishida becomes company president
- Launch of DACS-G checkweigher range
- Launch of Flexline solution for fresh food into trays, Weigh-Batcher for poultry and the QX-1100 Flex tray sealer
- Launch of QX-775 Flex tray sealer
- Opening of Ishida Russia office
- Ishida’s 120th anniversary, New logo adopted
- Launch of CCW-RV multihead weigher range, QX-300-Flex tray sealer, Flex-Grader for meat, poultry and fish and Roto-Batcher for poultry
- Launch of ultrasonic bagmaker for snacks and the IX-G2 dual-energy X-ray inspection system for bone detection
- Launch of Ishida Expert interactive training software and the Ishida AirScan leak detection system
- Shiga factory expansion
- Ishida Europe demonstration centre opened
- Opening of Ishida Sweden
- Opening of Ishida East Africa office
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