Forty eventful years since GASTEC's first direct-reading detector tube.
|Sep||1970||Operations began with 10 million yen in capital|
|Sep||1973||Detector tube certification testing started with the cooperation of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), U.S.A.|
|Mar||1975||Capital increased to 15 million yen|
|May||1980||For distinguished service to the gas industry in the field of carbon monoxide measurement, GASTEC is awarded Ota Prize of the Japan Gas Association|
|Oct||1980||Established Osaka sales office|
|Nov||1981||Established Kyushu sales office|
|Sep||1989||Relocated to present site|
|Oct||1989||Capital increased to 60 million yen|
|Nov||1997||Awarded Kanagawa industrial development grand-prix (regional environmental technology prize) for the GSP-250FT|
|Apr||1998||ISO 9001 certification|
|Oct||2000||Former President Shono receives the Green Cross industrial safety award of the Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association|
|Dec||2001||GASTEC Service Division incorporated as G-Service Co.|
|Apr||2003||GASTEC is awarded the 15th SME Excellent New Technology and New Product Prize|
|May||2004||Awarded the 2003 Technology Prize by AEAJ (AROMA ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN)|
|Apr||2010||Awarded the 22nd small- and medium-sized companies new technologies & new products "Excellence Prize" for "Development of simple preparation of trace standard gases without gas cylinder"|
|Jul||2010||Set up Environmental Engineering Department|
|May||2013||Awarded the 2013 Technology Prize by AEAJ (AROMA ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN)|
The Company is established
head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Plant: Kohoku-ku, Yokohama
develops the first calibrated direct-reading glass detector tubes in Japan.
1970 saw the introduction of sampling pump model 300
(for use with 10 assorted gas detector tubes)
Development of a galvanic battery type sensor is started even before Japan's Ordinance on Prevention of Anoxia is enforced. The epoch-making compact, handheld oxymetre GOA-1 is launched.
GASTEC pioneers Japan's first calibration gas generating system using permeation and diffusion tubes which is still going strong as the nation's one and only dynamic calibration gas manufacturing system.
1973 greets the launch of a new sampling pump: model 400
(for use with a vast array of 100 detector tubes).
GASTEC detector tubes meet all criteria and are certified by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) paving the way for GASTEC's becoming a globally recognised name in gas detecting and sensing technology. Today GASTEC takes pride in having the largest variety of direct-reading gas detector tubes.
A constant electrolysis potential CO sensor is jointly developed and commercialised with Osaka Gas. Also, the first groundbreaking mini-monitor in the steelmaking industry (in Japan) is launched. GASTEC's mini-monitor is ubiquitous in iron mills throughout the country even now.
1983 marks the introduction of sampling pump Model 801
(for use with 126 different gas detector tubes).
Based on the diffusion principle of oxygen derivatives, Japan's first passive dositube (which does not require a sampling pump) was successfully developed.
GASTEC's GV-50 diaphragm pump kit (for aspirating gas) with the matching detector tubes, became the first such gas detection device to be used in science classes to increase the pupils' awareness for the environment.
1996 features the introduction of new GV-100 sampling pump
(for use with a broad range of 230 detector tubes).
To monitor harmful contaminants in the air, an automatic gas sampler incorporating an integrated flow metre was developed and commercialized. In November (1997), GASTEC is awarded
the Kanagawa industrial development grand-prix (regional environmental technology prize) for the GSP-250FT.
With the development of a highly-efficient compact sampling pump capable of aspirating gas through even detector tubes with problematic flow characteristics the new automatic gas sampler GSP-300FT could be launched.
Hydrogen Sulphide Data Logger Model GHS-8AT, which makes it possible for continuous monitoring in sewer system is launched.uot;.
2004 marks a total of 320 available detector tube types.
Gas sampling pump with automatic pump stroke counter Model GV-110 is launched.
Oxygen and Carbon monoxide detector Model GOC-100 is launched.
Automatic air sampling pump Model GSP-400FT is launched.
Oxygen and Carbon dioxide detector Model GOCD-1 for school education is launched.
Carbon monoxide detector Model CM-8A is launched.
Carbon monoxide and Carbon dioxide detector Model CMCD-200 is launched.
Oxygen and Carbon monoxide detector Model GOC-100-2 is launched.
Hydrogen Sulphide Data Logger Model GHS-8AT, which makes it possible for continuous monitoring in sewer system is launched.
GASTEC reassesses and reaffirms its corporate mission based on the recognition that all of society and all mankind must strive for a more harmonious and symbiotic relationship with our natural environment. With the technology that the company has cultivated for years, its vast experience, and non-wavering dedication, GASTEC strives to set an example as a good corporate citizen providing invaluable products and services for the 21st century.