- Founding – Post-War Reconstruction Period
- Period of Rapid Economic Growth
- Stable Growth Period - Present
Hisaji Yamada established Yamada Sanritsusha (Kanda Mikawacho) and began manufacturing and selling light fixtures and electric appliances. Number of employees: Approx. 15 people
Outside Yamada Sanritsusha
Founder Hisaji Yamada was selected as the chairman of the Kanda Mikawacho Town Association.
Even after the town was renamed Tsukasamachi-itchome he continued his tenure as chairman.
Founder Hisaji Yamada leads the people of Tsukasa-machi in radio
|1933||Yamada Sanritsusha expanded its business to include manufacturing small generators for fishing vessels.|
|1935||Manufacturing of switchboards began. Manufacturing and sales of small generators for fishing vessels became our core business.|
Founder Hisaji Yamada became the acting chairman of the Japan Ship Electric Machinery and Equipment Association
Founder Hisaji Yamada at the Kanda Festival. (1941)
|1942||Founder Hisaji Yamada became the chairman of the *Shipbuilding Electric Council.|
|1943||December 15th: Yamada Sanritsusha, Japan Maritime Electric Corporation in Mukojima, Tokyo, and Asahi Power Generator Factory in Kobe merged to establish Taiyo Electric Co., Ltd. (1-23 Tsukasa-machi, Kanda-ku) with Hisaji Yamada as its first president.|
Gifu Factory was completed (18 Kisaragicho, Kasamatsu-cho, Hashima-gun, Gifu-ken). Number of employees: Approx. 200 people
DC Generators for the Shipping Bureau’s Shipbuilding Plan (1944)
Gifu Factory ground-breaking ceremony (1944)
Tokyo air raids destroyed the Tokyo office in Tsukasa-machi, Kanda.
The Gifu Factory was hit by an air raid.
After the war, plans were made for reconstruction and production of generators and lighting equipment for fishing vessels resumed.
DC Generator for Fishing Boats (1945)
|1947||Manufacturing of generators for fishing vessels and DC generators for fishing lamps began. A system for mass production to make DC generators a standard series was built.|
|1949||Sanshin Electric Corporation was established.|
Separately excited AC generator trial was successful.
Main gate at the Gifu Factory (1950)
|1951||Production and delivery of Separately excited AC generators for large ships began. Began taking orders for marine induction motors.|
|1953||Sales exceeded 100 million yen (140 million yen)|
Founder Hisaji Yamada received the Dark Blue Medal of Honor.
Takuzo Yamada is appointed president.
(Small) power generators for fishing vessels accounted for 80% of shares.
Revolving field type exciter system AC generator (1955)
|1956||Taiyo Electric Sales was established and sales for the fishing vessel market was separated from Taiyo Electric. Taiyo Electric began specializing in the manufacturing and sales of marine and industrial generators, electric motors, electric equipment, and switchboards for major shipbuilders and overseas exports. Mass production of DC generators began.|
|1957||Founder Hisaji Yamada was appointed parishioner representative at Kanda Shrine.|
|1958||A standard series of DC generators was established and mass production begins.|
|1959||A self-excited AC generator was developed and the AC era began.|
Isesaki factory was completed. The production of switchboards, control devices, and other items were separated from the Gifu factory.
Sales exceeded 1 billion yen (1.1 billion yen).
AC Distribution Board (1962)
Founder Hisaji Yamada received the Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class.
Founder Hisaji Yamada passed.
Taiyo Electric Headquarters Building was completed.
Founder Hisaji Yamada’s Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class
President Takuzo Yamada at the groundbreaking ceremony for the headquarters building.
|1967||President Takuzo Yamada was appointed parishioner representative at Kanda Shrine.|
|1968||Gunma factory was completed.|
Expanded business into the field of industrial generators. Established an industrial generator system and co-generation system.
|1972||Sales exceeded 5 billion yen (5.6 billion yen).|
|1974||Jakarta office was opened.|
|1975||Sales exceeded 10 billion yen (10.4 billion yen).|
New York office was opened.
Established a representative office in Abu Dhabi to expand industrial generator sales.
Gifu-Hashima factory was completed. Production of ventilation fans for ships began.
Axial Flow Fans
|1978||President Takuzo Yamada was honored as a lifetime officer by the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association.|
|1979||KT Electric Ltd. (Korea) was established.|
Mihara sales office was opened.
Gifu Factory became the first electric appliance manufacturer in Japan to be awarded Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance certification.
First thyristor shaft generating system was delivered.
Contributions began toward low energy ship navigation systems.
Shaft generator installed on a ship
President Takuzo Yamada was awarded the Blue Ribbon Medal of Honor.
TEW Brushless AC Generator
AC Induction Motor for Bow Thrusters
FE AC Generator
|1992||President Takuzo Yamada was appointed chairman of the Japan Ship-Machinery Quality Control Association.|
Number of thyristor shaft generating systems delivered reached 100.
Gifu factory became the first marine manufacturer in Japan to obtain ISO-9001 certification.
|1994||President Takuzo Yamada received the Order of the Sacred Treasure, 4th Class.|
|1995||Kani factory was completed.|
Shinzo Yamada was appointed president.
Gunma Business Center was completed.
|1999||Gunma factory obtained ISO-9001 certification.|
Developed a new LX-M industrial generator (PMG excited high-voltage generator).
Developed new industrial LX-G/E/H generators (low voltage generators).
Taiyo Techno Sales Ltd. was established.
Emergency Diesel Generator Set
|2001||Number of thyristor shaft generating systems delivered reached 200.|
|2002||100 VVVF Inverter Panels were delivered (for cargo oil pumps).|
|2005||Sales exceeded 15 billion yen (16.5 billion yen).|
President Shinzo Yamada was appointed chairman of the Japan Ship-Machinery Quality Control Association.
Permanent magnet synchronous generator (GE-type) was delivered.
|2007||200 VVVF Inverter Panels were delivered (for mooring winches).|
|2008||Sales exceeded 19 billion yen (19.5 billion yen).|
|2009||300 VVVF Inverter Panels were delivered (for electric propulsion/handling compressors).|
|2010||The System Control Technical Headquarters is established and the development of system products that contribute to protecting the environment and saving energy began along with an enhanced sales approach.|
|2011||President Shinzo Yamada was awarded the Blue Ribbon Medal of Honor.|
|2012||400 VVVF Inverter Panels were delivered (PWM power supply).|
|2013||Delivered a small hydraulic power generation system verification tester (generator and control panel).|
Number of thyristor shaft generating systems delivered reached 300.
500 VVVF Inverter Panels delivered (for cooling seawater pump).
Gas Cogeneration Set, received a Special Award in the Technical Development Division of the Cogeneration Awards in cooperation with Tokyo Gas Engineering Solutions and Samsung.
|2015||Singapore branch was opened.|
5750KVA high voltage AC generators (HEW-type) for 20000TEU container ships are delivered
HEW-type High Voltage AC Generator 5750kVA
President Shinzo Yamada is appointed parishioner representative at Kanda Shrine.
President Shinzo Yamada is appointed Chairman of the Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association.
600 VVVF inverter panels (for engine room ventilators) are delivered.
First PWM shaft generating system delivered.
The Taiyo dormitory at the Gunma plant is newly constructed.
Gas Co-Generation Set, won the “Technology Award” from The Japan Gas Association in conjunction with Tokyo Gas Engineering Solutions and Samsung.
First Lighting Tower delivered. Mass production began.
2017 Kanda Festival
|2018||Advisor, Takuzo Yamada passed. Farewell party held at Palace Hotel.|
Completion of Uchikanda Mid Square, new head office building.
Technology Grand Prize 2020 was awarded jointly to Tokyo Gas Engineering solutions, Samsung Corporation and Taiyo Electric for Gas co-generation system [XIA].
Absorption-type merger of ｓubsidiary Taiyo Denko Co., Ltd.
Moved Gifu Factory from Kasamatsu Town to Kitagata Town.
Shinzo Yamada was appointed chairman.
Takuo Yamada was appointed president.