Establishing a firm footing as a research and development company

HORIBA Radio Laboratory

October 1945

  • HORIBA RADIO LABORATORY is established.
Glass Electrode pH Meter

March 1950

  • HORIBA's first glass electrode pH meter, a key product in the early years.

January 1953

  • HORIBA Ltd. is established.


  • The GA model infra-red gas monitor is put on the market.
  • The rise of infra-red gas analysis technology.
Alliance with Hitachi, Ltd.

November 1959

  • A business and technical alliance is formed with Hitachi, Ltd.
First Automotive Emission Analyzer MEXA-1


  • The completion of the first automotive emission analyzer MEXA-1.
  • NDIR-type air pollution monitor APMA-1.


  • The MEXA-200 CO analyzer comes out, a major hit product in the HORIBA annals.
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.