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History of Okura


1927 Okura Iron Works was founded with Genjiro Okura as President.
1938 New factory was constructed at present site; with improved facilities.
1955 Okura Machine Works (changed from Okura Iron Works) introduced "Korocon Carrier" and "Flow Rack". The debut of Korocon Carriers revolutionized Japan's logistic industry.
1960 Okura Machine Works was reorganized and renamed as Okura Yusoki Co., Ltd.
1963 Okura launched the flexible and expandable "P.A.V. Conveyor".
1964 Okura produced Japan's first palletizer. Japan's first palletizer
1968 The company Japanese name was changed.
  • Norio Okura, current Chairman, appointed President.
  • “Truck Loader” was developed and launched.
1978 Introduced new "Uni-con" conveyor series, for light to mid-weight cargo. forlight-mid-weight cargo
1981 Launched the first cartesian coordinate type robot palletizer.
  • "Belcon Mini" and "P.A.V. powered conveyor" were introduced.
  • "High-Speed Sorter", a new automatic sorting system was launched.
1984 Launched "Multi-Articulated Robot Palletizer", and digital picking equipment, "Pick Teacher System". Multi-Articulated Robot PalletizerMulti-Articulated Robot Palletizer
1986 Completed construction of Miki Plant.
1987 Launched water-proof conveyor "Jabcon" and small cargo sorter, "Carbel Sorter".
1988 Introduced "Uni Sorter", a high-capacity sorting system for boxes. Uni Sorter
1989 Established Okura Flexible Automation Systems (OFAS), a local corporation in Singapore.
1992 Established OFAS Malaysia, a subsidiary of OFAS Singapore.
1996 Established Columbia/Okura L.L.C., through joint venture with Columbia Machine (U.S.A.).
1997 Launched stainless steel drive conveyor for medium loads "Cool Conveyor".
  • President Norio Okura promoted to Chairman, and Vice President Ryoichi Okura promoted to President.
  • Completed construction of Kakogawa Higashi Factory.
Kakogawa Higashi Factory
1999 Acquired certification under "ISO9001", an international quality control standard for all business locations and affiliated companies.


2001 Kakogawa Higashi Factory acquired "ISO14001" environmental management system certification.
2003 Established OFAS Shanghai, a subsidiary of OFAS Singapore.
2005 Introduced the "PHC100S", a super high-capacity palletizer for boxes.
2006 Launched selling "Disk Sorter", an automatic sorting system.
2009 "Belcon Mini Ⅲ", "Jabcon Ⅱ" and "Pick-a-toru series", light-based picking system, were introduced.


2010 Established OFAS Jiaxing, first Okura group’s overseas factory.
  • Ai1800 series robot palletizers were introduced.
  • True Okura a joint venture of OFAS Singapore and THAI RUNG UNITED ENGINEERING (TRUE) was established.
2016 The following products were launched;
  • Unicon V, case handling conveyors
  • Ai700 series robot palletizers
  • PTI, picking system
  • 90th anniversary of Okura Yusoki Co Ltd.
  • PHC80L a high-capacity palletizer for cases and Cross Belt Sorter for medium-sized cargo were launched.
2018 Launched “HASS +(Plus)”, hands-free sorting system and “MXS”, sliding type diverter for small items. Sliding type diverter for small items Sliding type diverter for small items
  • Launched the compact type pallet automatic loading equipment, “Truck Loader”.
  • Introduced the fast picking system, “Quick Shuttle”.
  • Completed construction of Miki Plant Ⅱ.
Miki Plant Ⅱ Miki Plant Ⅱ
2021 Completed construction of Okura Yusoki Corporate Headquater founding in Kakogawa. Okura Yusoki Corporate Headquater Okura Yusoki Corporate Headquater