FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL CO.,LTD

Furukawa Company Group

History

1800 -

1875

Began the operation of the Kusakura Copper Mine in Niigata (Company foundation)

1877

Began the operation of the Ashio Copper Mine in Tochigi The Ashio Copper Mine is where the Furukawa Company Group began. At that time in Japan, industries had not yet fully developed so operation of copper mines was essential.

1884

The Ashio Copper Mine produced the largest amount of copper in Japan Comparison of amount of copper produced in copper mines around 1884

1885

Began using rock drills to excavate mine cavity For the operation of copper mines, the latest technologies were imported from Europe and the U.S.A. The rock drill was one of such technologies and the Ashio Copper Mine was one of the first places to start using them in Japan.

1887

Set up the Manufacturing Section at the Ashio Copper Mine and began machinery repair and manufacturing

1900 - 1949

1900

Set up a machinery works at the Ashio Copper Mine and entered into the machinery business

1905

Furukawa & Co. was founded. Shifted from private management to a corporate structure

1911

Changed the organization to Furukawa General Partnership

1914

Manufactured the first rock drill in Japan. The first domestic rock drill was developed at Ashio. Because imported rock drills were too large and difficult to handle, development of a small rock drill that could accommodate the physique of Japanese operators had been expected.

1918

Spun off the mining business from Furukawa General Partnership and established Furukawa Mining Co., Ltd.

1941

Furukawa General Partnership was merged with Furukawa Mining Co., Ltd. to form the basis of the current management

1942

"Went semi-public Spun off the machinery business from Ashio Mining to establish Ashio Manufacturing

1950 - 1999

1950

Built the Takasaki Works of the Rock Drill Division in Gunma. At the Takasaki Works, rock drills were massproduced and we established the position of a leading rock drill manufacturer.

1952

The production of Furukawa's Wagon Drill was started

1955

The production of Furukawa’s Drill Jumbo was started.

1961

Established Furukawa Rock Drill Sales Co., Ltd in Tokyo.

1972

Changed the English company name to Furukawa Co., Ltd.

1974

First Furukawa’s Hydraulic Breaker (HB600) was developed.

1977

  • First Furukawa’s Hydraulic Crawler Drill (HCR200) was developed.
  • First hydraulic drifter manufactured in Japan was developed.

1982

First Furukawa’s Rotary Drill (HRD2000) was developed.

1986

New Hydraulic Breaker G series developed.

1989

The Japanese name changed from Furukawa Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha to Furukawa Kikai Kinzoku Kabushiki Kaisha

1990

Bought an American breaker manufacturer

1991

Hydraulic crawler drill HCR-D Series (High Technology Series)
equipped with HD600 Series drifter was developed.

1995

First Furukawa’s Down-the-hole Drill (HCR20-DTH) was developed.

1996

3-boom wheel jumbo JTH3RS-190EX equipped with HD190 drifter was developed.

1997

1998

Established a sales company of rock drill products, Furukawa Rock Drill Europe B.V. in Holland. This is an affiliate company for the construction and mining machinery business established in Utrect, Holland, which distributes rock drills and other products.

2000 -

2002

3-boom wheel jumbo JTH3200R equipped with HD190 drifter was developed.

2003

Established a sales company of rock drill products, Furukawa Rock Drill Korea Co., Ltd. in Korea
Integrated with a subsidiary, Furukawa Drill-Tech Co., Ltd.

2004

  • 3-boom wing-boom wheel jumbo T3RW-210 equipped with HD210 drifter was developed.
  • Takasaki Works and Yoshii Works obtained international quality management system ISO 14001 certification.

2005

Integrated with the rock drill manufacturing plants Takasaki Works and Yoshii Works that belonged to Furukawa Co., Ltd.,and changed the company name to Furukawa Rock Drill Co., Ltd.

2006

DCR45, the largest and first down-the-hole drill manufactured in Japan, was developed.

2009

Fx-Sseries Hydraulic Breaker developed.

2011

Established a sales company of rock drill products, Furukawa Rock Drill India Pvt. Ltd. in India.

2012

Established a sales company of rock drill products, Furukawa Rock Drill Latin America S.A. in Panama.

2013

Fxj-Sseries Hydraulic Breaker developed.

2014

  • 44th machine industrial design award that was held by Nikkan Kougyou Newspaper Hydraulic Breaker Fxj Series received the special prize of judging committee.
  • Celebrated the 100th anniversary of the manufacture in 1914 of Japan's first rock drill, the Ashio-type No. 3 Hand Hammer.
  • Wheel jumbo JTH3200R-III equipped with HD220 drifter was developed.

2018

HCR1800-EDII, the largest crawler drill manufactured in Japan and equipped with the HD800 Series drifter, was developed.

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