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Corporate Profile/History

Corporate Name

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

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

2,000 million yen

Number of Employees
3,883(As of March 31, 2020, 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


August 1948

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

December 1968

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

October 1984

Model Maker Associates(currently ARRK North America) was established in New York, U.S.A.

October 1988

Model Makers Associate Ltd (currently ARRK PDG U.K.) was established in England and Wales, U.K.

December 1988

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

September 1989

Company name was changed to ARRK CORPORATION

July 2001

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

January 2004

ARRK PDG U.K. acquired NPL Technologies (U.K)(currently ARRK Europe Ltd.).

February 2005

ARRK PDG U.K. acquired PCL Group (Germany). (currently ARRK 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.

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

ARRK Dongguan established in China.

January 2018

Mitsui Chemicals Group became parent company

July 2020

Delisted from Tokyo Securities Exchange 1st section

August 2020

Mitsui Chemicals Group became wholly-owning parent company.

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