Company History

ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ASAHI INTECC. ASAHI INTECC was founded in 1976 as a manufacturer of wire ropes used in printers. In 1988, we developed a wire rope called Synchromesh Rope, which advanced the design of office equipment.

In 1992, we received a license to manufacture medical devices. In 2004 we opened our US office in Santa Ana, California. Today we have offices throughout the world providing ASAHI devices to physicians in over 80 countries.

July 1976

Established Asahi Mini Rope Sales K.K. and began sales of ultra thin stainless ropes.

February 1988

Developed a synchromesh rope and supplied to office equipment manufacturers.

July 1988

Trade name change to ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.

October 1991

Established the Seto Medical Factory (government licensed medical device factory) in Seto, Aichi-ken, and began production. This became the headquarters for ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.

March 1992

Received a license from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare as a medical device manufacturer. Successfully developed a PTCA guidewire and a guiding catheter for the first time in Japan for the treatment of cardiac infarction.

October 2000

ASAHI INTECC’s main headquarters moved to Moriya-ku, Nagoya.

December 2001

Opened a dedicated medical device production facility and began operations at ASAHI INTECC THAILAND CO., LTD.

July 2004

ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. became a wholly owned corporation of ASAHI INTECC, Japan and began operations in Santa Ana, California.

June 2005

Shares listed on the second sector of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

August 2005

Established the second overseas factory, ASAHI INTECC HANOI CO., LTD. in Vietnam (wholly owned).

June 2006

Established a research and development center in Izumi, Osaka to develop cutting-edge medical devices. Began operation in July, 2006.

October 2007

Redesigned the logo in order and created the tagline “Your Dreams. Woven Together.” to establish the ASAHI brand.

July 2009

Established a liaison office in Beijing

January 2010

CompassMed Integration K.K. changed its name to ASAHI INTECC J-SALES, INC.