HORIBA provides support for global environmental issues at the United Nations headquarters.
Tsuichaumon (“light-right”) is released.
HORIBA TECHNO SERVICE is established to strengthen product maintenance and service divisions.
World’s first planar sensor for blood analysis with MEMS technology is developed.
Ultrahigh-Sensitivity sensor with zoom, using a chemical CCD is developed.
Industry’s first dedicated gas monitor for semiconductors and liquid crystal processing is developed.
World's first radiation thermometer with the feel of a digital camera that can instantaneously record images and temperature is launched.
HORIBA Instruments (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is established.
The new company is positioned as an important sales, production and supply base in China for the HORIBA Group.
World's first on-board emissions measurement system is developed.
XGT-1000WR - fluorescent X-ray testing equipment for hazardous elements is developed.
HORIBA creates the Dr. Masao Horiba's award.
In recognition of its fiftieth year in business, HORIBA creates the Dr. Masao Horiba's Award (currently the Masao Horiba Awards), a research grant for outside researchers, in honor of the company's founder. The award provides assistance to researchers and engineers inside and outside of Japan engaged in research and development that is anticipated to lead to groundbreaking analysis and measurement technologies. The purpose of the award is to further bolster the value of analysis and measurement technologies in scientific and technical fields.
Road relay conducts to measure global car exhaust data and commemorate fifty years in business.
HORIBA commemorates fiftieth anniversary with Hi! Tech Expo.
F-50 series pH meters (5 types) are launched as the first product commemorating HORIBA's 50th anniversary.
HORIBA Group renames subsidiaries to include HORIBA in their name to promote Group cohesion and synergies.
HORIBA starts the "HORIBA Group is One Company" as an administrative policy.
HORIBA introduces an integrated management system (IMS).
New DNA biosensor using CCDs is developed.
Joint project with Toyama University and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
HORIBA joins an experimental project at EXPO 2005 to measure CO2.
Automotive Test Systems division wins the 2005 Porter Prize.
HORIBA wins the second France-Japan Investment Award in technology section.
HORIBA enters market for automobile safety and security with launch of "Doraneko" drive recorder
HORIBA STEC’s Aso factory is completed for a main mass production plant of the HORIBA Group.
HORIBA acquires SCHENCK-development test systems.
HORIBA starts the New Mid-Long Term Management Plan (MLMAP).
HORIBA automatic water contamination analyzer (UV Meter) becomes the first product to receive approval of State Environmental Protection Administration of China.
HORIBA's founder, Masao Horiba receives Analytical Chemistry Prize.
The first Non-American to receive the Prize and be inducted into The Pittcon Heritage Award and Pittcon Hall of Fame.
Second Chinese plant is completed in Shanghai to step up production in China.
Atsushi Horiba, President & CEO, is appointed to the Presidency of the Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers Association (JAIMA).
HORIBA Technology Center is established in Silicon Valley, the United States.
New reagent plant is completed at HORIBA ABX (France).
The FUN HOUSE training center is expanded for training personnel to improve their products and organizational skills.
The Biwako Plant is completed, a logistics and inventory hub for the HORIBA Group.