|1947||TABAI MFG. CO., LTD is established at the site of ESPEC's present headquarters to manufacture scientific instruments. The founders are its first president, Goro Tabai, Toshio Tabai (Senior Managing Director), and Eiichi Koyama, who will become the company's second President.|
|1954||Reorganized as Tabai Manufacturing Co., Ltd.|
Tabai becomes the first company in Japan to commence development of environmental testing equipment.
|1966||Tabai restructures its nationwide agency system to create a nationwide sales network.|
A large-scale hyperbaric chamber (PHC-50) is installed at the Osaka University Hospital.
|1968||Tabai wins the Medium and Small Business Research Institute award.|
|1969||The Platinous Series is announced.|
|1972||Tabai becomes the first equipment manufacturer to offer long-term warranties covering two years or 5,000 hours (Platinous Series).|
The First Building is completed at the Fukuchiyama Plant.
|1975||Tabai Engineering Service is established.|
|1977||The Second Building is completed at the Fukuchiyama Plant.|
|1978||Establishment of the Quality Assurance Department to develop a quality assurance system.|
|1979||The Third Building is completed at the Fukuchiyama Plant.
Opening of the industry's first large showroom in the head office.
|1980||Assumption of post of Representative Director / President by Senior Managing Director Eiichi Koyama
with the passing of first president Goro Tabai.
|1981||A full-scale CI Plan is launched.|
The Company's trading name is changed to "Tabai ESPEC."
The Company exhibits at the 1985 "Tsukuba Techno-Cosmos" science expo.
|1986||The Company is promoted to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.
SHANGHAI ESPEC ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT CORP. is established.
|1987||The Environmental Test Technology Center is approved as Japan's first IECQ-authorized independent test laboratory.
The Company becomes the first environmental testing equipment manufacturer to stage its own exhibition in Beijing, China.
The "ESPEC New S '89 TOKYO", the first independent exhibition in Japan, is held.
|1990||The Company becomes a co-sponsor of the International Garden and Greenery Exposition.
The Sixth Building is completed at the Fukuchiyama Plant.
|1991||Phase 1 of construction of the Utsunomiya Technocomplex is completed.|
|1992||Eiichi Koyama becomes Chairman and Representative Director.
Kiyoshi Shimazaki (Senior Managing Director) becomes President and Representative Director.
|1993||Accreditation is achieved under ISO 9001 (JIS Z9901), the international standard for quality systems.|
|1995||An agreement is signed providing for the establishment of a joint venture with Guangzhou Environmental Simulation Engineering Corp. of CEPREI, Ministry of Electronics Industry, China.|
Guangzhou ESPEC Environmental Equipment Co., Ltd. is established.
|1997||The Utsunomiya Technocomplex gains ISO 14001 accreditation.
The representative office in Malaysia is upgraded into a subsidiary, ESPEC (Malaysia) SDN.BHD.
TABAI ESPEC ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. is established.
Commemorative activities are implemented to mark the Company's 50th anniversary.
|2000||SHANGHAI ESPEC ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT CORP.(New) is established as successor to SHANGHAI ESPEC ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT CORP.
The Tokyo Headquarters (now the Tokyo Technical Center) is established.
The Seventh Building is completed at the Fukuchiyama Plant.
Completion of the first phase of the Kobe Technocomplex (currently known as Kobe R&D Center).
President and Representative Director Kiyoshi Shimazaki becomes a Representative Director. Senior Managing Director Susumu Nojii takes office as President and Representative Director.
Achievement of ISO 14001 certification by entire group.
|2004||Reception of the "Nihon Kogyo Shimbun Co., Ltd. Prize" in the 13th Grand Prize for the Global Environment Award.
Establishment of ESPEC TEST TECHNOLOGY (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
|2005||Reception of the "Excellent Sustainable Management Award" of the Third Japan Sustainable Management Awards.
ESPEC's 40th Agency Conference held in Shanghai. Domestic and overseas agencies participate for the first time.
|2006||Apollomec Co., Ltd. changes company name to ESPEC TECHNO CORP.
Establishment of ESPEC KYUSHU CORP.
Establishment of ESPEC EUROPE GmbH.
Construction of ESPEC KOREA's new plant.
Renaming of ESPEC ENVIRONMENTAL TEST TECHNOLOGY CENTER CORP. to ESPEC TEST CENTER CORP.
|2010||ESPEC CORP. acquired ESPEC ENGINEERING CORP. and ESPEC TEST CENTER CORP.
Receipt of certificates of appreciation as a member of the "Hayabusa" project support team from the State Minister in Charge of Space Development and Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
|2011||Assumption of post of Representative Director by Nobuyoshi Shin, and Representative Director / President by Masaaki Ishida.|
|2013||The Platinous J Series received the 33rd Japan Machinery Federation Chairman's Award for Excellence in Energy-Conserving Machinery.
Renaming of ESPEC TECHNO CORP. to ESPEC TEST SYSTEM CORP.
Establishment of Energy Device Environmental Test Center. (in Utsunomiya Test Center)
Start of operations of ESPEC Test Equipment (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.
|2015||Establishment of ESPEC ENGINEERING (THAILAND) CO., LTD. in Thailand.|
|2016||Signing of partnership agreement with Nagano Science Co. Ltd. on validation service for the stability testing of drugs.
Received "Kurumin," and "Eruboshi" Mark Certification from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and "Leading Company in Women's Advancement in Osaka City " Certification from Osaka city.
|2018||ESPEC NORTH AMERICA, INC. acquired QUALMARK CORPORATION
Establishment of ESPEC ENGINEERING VIETNAM CO., LTD. in Vietnam.
|2019||Received the "Danjo Ikiiki Plus" certification from Osaka Prefecture as a company that promotes the furthering of a friendlly working environment for both males and females.
Obtained ISO 27001, the international standard for an information security management system.
Completed construction of Technology Development Building, a technology development building within the Kobe R&D Center.
|2021||Renaming of ESPEC KYUSHU CORP. to ESPEC ASSIST CORP.|