Accelerate faster reaching the foundation 60th anniversary

Atsushi Horiba receives the Légion d’honneur from the French government.

February 2010

  • Atsushi Horiba receives the Légion d’honneur from the French government.

HORIBA Instruments Vietnam office

January 2011

  • HORIBA Instruments (Singapore) Pte Ltd. in Hanoi (Vietnam) is established.

February 2011

  • New plant in Shanghai (China) is completed.

February 2011

  • HORIBA starts the new Mid-Long Term Management Plan (MLMAP) .

May 2011

  • Water quality analyzers, LAQUA, are released.

September 2011

  • HORIBA relocates Tokyo office due to strengthening domestic sales.

Octorber 2011

  • HORIBA Instruments (Singapore) Pte Ltd. in Jakarta (Indonesia) is established.

January 2012

  • HORIBA restructures the North America subsidiaries to accelerate faster and efficient of North America business.

May 2012

  • Next generation monitor exhaust gas analyzer, MEXA-ONE, is released.

July 2012

  • Blood cell count and CRP measuring equipment is carrying out a full scale expansion into India.

August 2012

  • Aso Factory, the biggest factory of HORIBA Group, is completed.

September 2012

  • HORIBA (China) Trading Co.,Ltd., Shanghai Technical Center is established.

October 2012

  • HORIBA opens its brand new 7500m² European research centre near Paris, France close to the renown French Ecole Polytechnique Campus. 

March 2013

  • HORIBA aquires  U.S. company Cameron's process analytical product line.

April 2013

  • HORIBA concludes transfer agreements with TOPCON CORPORATION for electron beam technology.

August 2013

  • HORIBA Advanced Technology Center (provisional name) is established on the head office of HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd.

October 2013

  • HORIBA agrees on joint research with Tsinghua University in China for environmental monitoring technology.

November 2013

  • HORIBA participates in the project among government, industry, and academia in France, and support for next generation photovoltaic cell development.

  • Industry's first transportable glucose analyzer for medical professionals with BluetoothⓇ is released.

December 2013

  • Japan's first plasma emission controller for the highly functional film deposition equipment is developed.

February 2014

March 2014

  • HORIBA accelerates products supply and local productions of Medical equipment for the first time in China.

June 2014

  • US headquarter is moved.

HORIBA gatheres business bases in order to enhance the business supervisory function at the first place of overseas operation.

June 2014

  • New factory in Brazil is completed.

September 2014

  • HORIBA (China) Trading Co., Ltd. is relocated to a university, the research institute accumulation district.

April 2015

  • Engineering center is established on the premises of HORIBA INSTRUMENTS (SHANGHAI) CO., Ltd.’s factory.

  • HORIBA’s state-of-the-art technology center is completed.

June 2015

  • HORIBA merges two Korean subsidiaries to strengthen cooperation in our automotive business.

HORIBA accelerates the synergistic effects between exhaust gas and automotive testing.

July 2015

  • The new development building of France’s HORIBA ABX is completed to enhance product development capabilities with entry into new areas of the market in mind.

August 2015

  • The industry’s smallest A3-size particle analyzer is released.

November 2015

  • Stack-gas analysis system for thermal power generation is released to support the next generation of high performance thermal power generation with twice the previous pressure resistance.

December 2015

  • The world’s first* micro-sampling pH monitor is developed. It successfully reduces the required sample amount by 99%.

*Based on a survey by HORIBA

  • The new “HORIBA Stained Glass Award” is established to recognize *HORIBARIANS with scintillating individualism that charms in a variety of areas.

*The word “HORIBARIAN” refers to each person working in the HORIBA Group, including part timers and contract employees.

  • Chemical solution monitor that can measure up to 8 individual constituents simultaneously –the world’s highest* is released.

*Based on a survey by HORIBA

May 2016

  • HORIBA decides to centralize its Group’s water quality and liquid measurement businesses, aiming at accelerating product development with the close ties to the market.

July 2016

  • HORIBA concludes an agreement on the expansion of the Aso Factory with Nishihara-mura in Kumamoto.

 This is HORIBA’s largest construction work since the opening of its factory in Kumamoto in 1988. The construction is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2017. This is the first capital investment made by a private company since the Kumamoto Earthquake.

August 2016

  • Yuki Hayashi (Legal Department) competes in the Archery Competition in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games. She wins eighth prize in the team competition.

This is the second time she has competed in a Games, the first being the Beijing 2008 Games.

  • HORIBA announces the release of a new imaging CL system which was born by combining and applying its unique electron beam and spectroscopic technologies.

The system detects crystalline defects by applying electron beam technology.



  • HORIBA starts to provide maintenance service system “HORIBA MEDISIDE LINKAGE” to use IoT technology for reducing downtime of devices and contributing improvement of medical service qualities.


November 2016

As a base for demonstrating motor exhaust gas analyzers and advanced material analysis devices.



January 2017

  • HORIBA Advanced Techno consolidates HORIBA’s water and liquid business from January 1, 2017

Aiming to establish a "water" business with unified water quality measurements.



March, 2017

Set to become the new hub of its Process & Environmental business.

May, 2017

The facility features enhanced production capacities of the acceleration expansion of semiconductor business in the future.

Januray, 2018

To achieve three main objectives, strengthening group management, defining the group management system and the further enhancement of HORIBA’s technical and development capabilities.

Omoshiro Okashiku (Joy and Fun)

Omoshiro Okashiku - Joy and Fun

The company motto displayed above sums up the directive to everyone at HORIBA Group, which is to bring enthusiasm and excitement into our work to make our trade fulfilling and enjoy our lives.