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Corporate Profile/History

Corporate Name
ARRK CORPORATION

Date of Establishment
December 10,1968 (Inception 1948.)

Location
Tokyo Head Office:
1-7-1 Senzui, Asaka-Shi, Saitama 351-0024

General Headquarters:
10F, Tatsuno Minami Hommachi Building,
2-2-9 Minami Hommachi, Chuo-Ku, Osaka-Shi, Osaka 541-0054, Japan

Capital
2,000 million yen

Number of Employees
3,710(As of March 31, 2018, including subsidiaries)

Business Areas
Comprehensive services related to the development of new products

  • Manufacturing and marketing of industrial design models
  • Planning, design and engineering of new products
  • Engineering and manufacture of all types of tooling, and production and
    marketing of small-lot moldings

History

August 1948

ARAKI SEISAKUSHO established in Abeno-Ku, Osaka-Shi, as a manufacturer wooden products.

December 1968

OSAKA DESIGN MODEL CENTER established in Higashi-sumiyoshi-Ku, Osaka-Shi, for manufacturing industrial models.

October 1984

Model Maker Associates established in New York, U.S.A.

October 1988

Model Maker Associates Europe (ARRK Europe) established in England and Wales, U.K.

December 1988

Design Model Manufacturing Thailand (currently ARRK Corporation (Thailand) [ARRK Thailand]) established in Bangkok, Thailand.

September 1989

Merged 7 companies and formed ARRK CORPORATION. Merged overseas subsidaries and formed:

  • ARRK Creative Network (currently ARRK Product Development Group U.S.A. [ARRK U.S.A.])
  • ARRK Europe (currently ARRK Product Development Group Limited [ARRK U.K.])

September 1996

Listed on Japan Securities Dealers Association.

July 2001

Joint Company ARRK Dison established by Dison (Taiwan) and ARRK CORPORATION.(currently ARRK Taiwan Co.,LTD)

December 2001

ARRK U.K. established business and capital ties with LCO (France) and Protomoule (France) (these companies merged to ARRK LCO Protomoule (France)).

January 2004

ARRK U.K. established business and capital ties with NPL Technologies (U.K).

February 2005

ARRK U.K. established business and capital ties with PCL Group (Germany). (currently P+Z Engineering)

April 2005

  • ARRK U.K. established SERMO S.A.S. in montaigu, France. (currently SHAPERS’ FRANCE)
  • SERMO S.A.S. in montaigu, France (currently SHAPERS’ FRANCE) acquired Sermo POLSKA. (currently SHAPERS' POLSKA)

October 2005

  • SERMO S.A.S. in montaigu, France (currently SHAPERS’ FRANCE) acquired Sermo India (currently Shapers' India)
  • Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st section

November 2007

Established business and capital ties with 3D AUTO PROTECH.

April 2010

Listed on JASDAQ market of Osaka Securities Exchange (currently JASDAQ market (Tokyo Securities Exchange)), as the JASDAQ Securities Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange are amalgamated.

July 2012

Delisted from JASDAQ market of Osaka Securities Exchange. Listed solely on Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st section

August 2014

OPI 11 Corporation, a subsidiary of ORIX became our parent company.

April 2015

Absorbing 3D AUTO PROTECH, which was wholly owned subsidiary.

October 2015

Dongguan ARRK established in China.

January 2018

Mitsui Chemicals Group became the main shareholder of ARRK.

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