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History

The history of Argo Graphics.

History

  • 2017

    Sep.

    Acquired shares of System Planet Co., Ltd., making it a consolidated subsidiary (Ownership 67%).

  • 2016

    Apr.

    Started operations of CAD SOLUTIONS Inc. and sales and support of 2D CAD software
    "MICRO CADAM" (Ownership 100%).

  • 2015

    Dec.

    Formed a business alliance with MDCGroup, Inc. (Philippines) to support Japanese Companies
    entering the Philippines market.

    Feb.

    Raised shareholding in NSS (Thailand) to make NSS and NSV (Hanoi) consolidated subsidiaries
    (Ownership NSS 70%/NSV 100%).

    Formed a business alliance with TechniaTranscat (Germany) to reinforce PLM service for Japanese companies in Europe and to supply products mutually.

  • 2014

    Oct.

    ARGO SYSTEM SUPPORT Inc. and ISS Hokkaido Inc. merged and established AIS Hokkaido Inc.

  • 2013

    Jul.

    Formed a business alliance with NSI (Indonesia) to support Japanese companies entering
    the Indonesia market.

    Jun.

    Invested in Techspire Co., LTD to support CAD/CAM software for public sector (Ownership 26%).

  • 2012

    Mar.

    Participated the EV development of the Advanced Development Project's Model No.3
    lead by SIM-Drive Corp.

  • 2011

    Mar.

    Acquired 100% ownership of ISS Hokkaido Inc. (ex-ISID Hokkaido Inc.) for
    CAE engineering services with ARGO SYSTEM SUPPORT Inc. (Ownership 100%).

    Obtained ISO 27001 (ISMS).

  • 2010

    Apr.

    Established Tohoku Office in Sendai, Miyagi.

    Feb.

    Acquired and merged HIT Inc. (ex-Hakuto Information Technology Co., Ltd.).

  • 2009

    Mar.

    Obtained ISO 9001 (QMS).

    Jan.

    Invested in NSV (Hanoi) for business alliance to support Japanese Companies entering
    the Vietnam market.

  • 2008

    May.

    Invested in KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN Co., Ltd. for styling and design.

    Business and capital tie-up was formed with SCSK Corp. (ex-Sumisho Computer System Corp.)
    for business alliance to each other.

  • 2007

    Oct.

    Invested in CLIMB NCD Corp. for Stamping Die Design (Ownership 20%).

  • 2006

    Nov.

    Invested in Formeware Inc. for marketing and support of 3D CAD system "FRESDAM"
    as its subsidiary (Ownership 66%).

    Jul.

    Established HPC Solutions Inc. to penetrate PC Cluster Computing market (Ownership 100%).

  • 2005

    Oct.

    Moved Head Office of ARGO SYSTEM SUPPORT Inc. to Sapporo and established Engineering Center
    for CAE Engineering Service.

    Invested in AISIN INFOTEX CO., LTD. to support IT infrastructure and engineering solution for
    AISIN SEIKI. CO., LTD. and AISIN Group Companies (Ownership 20%).

    Aug.

    Established D&A Technology Co., Ltd. for engineering market development in Shanghai,
    China by jointly investment with DNE Technology Co.,Ltd. (Ownership 49%).

    Mar.

    Listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Jan.

    nvested in PLM JAPAN INC. (Ownership 20%).

  • 2004

    Jul.

    Acquired Digital Engineering Division principally involving "CLIKS" from ARGO 21 Corp.
    to penetrate into Stamping Die market.

    Feb.

    Listed on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Established JEDAT Inc. acquired from SEIKO Instrument Inc. and penetrate into
    Electric Circuit Design market.

  • 2003

    May.

    Established North Kanto Office in Ota, Gunma.

    Feb.

    Acquired 100% ownership of Hulinks Inc. to penetrate into science market for public and government
    R&D center and Universities.

  • 2002

    Dec.

    Acquired 100% ownership of ARGO BUSINESS SERVICE Inc. to penetrate into temporary business
    staff market.

    Aug.

    Established Hiroshima Office.

  • 2001

    Nov.

    Invested in Global Vision Technology Inc. (USA) for business alliance.

    Oct.

    Established ARGO SYSTEM SUPPORT Inc.

  • 2000

    May.

    Established Utsunomiya Office in Tochigi.

  • 1998

    Dec.

    Established Shizuoka Office.

    Nov.

    Listed on the JASDAQ stock market and increased Capital up to ¥856 million.

  • 1996

    Jan.

    Invested in NSS (Thailand) for business alliance.

  • 1993

    Feb.

    Moved Head Office at Nihonbashi-hakozaki, Tokyo with business expansion.

  • 1992

    Sep.

    Added MICRO CADAM-X (MC-X) based UNIX.

    Apr.

    Started Sales of 3D CAD System - "CATIA" by Dassault Systèmes (France).

    Feb.

    Introduced "NQS/EXEC" by Sterling Software's Systems (USA) to providea new solution in
    the HPC market.

  • 1991

    Jan.

    Established Central Japan Division in Nagoya.

  • 1990

    Jun.

    Started sales of IBM workstation RS/6000.

  • 1988

    Apr.

    Started sales of Graphics Supercomputer "SURGE" OEMed from Stellar Computer Inc. (USA).

  • 1986

    Jul.

    Established West Japan Division in Osaka.

    Delivered exclusively 19-inch large screen monitor (AR201/202) for IBM 5550 OEM supplied from
    Sony Corp.

    May.

    Started sales of 2D CAD System - IBM MICRO CADAM.

  • 1985

    Oct.

    Started sales of system based Real Time UNIX of MASSCOMP (USA) for engineering workstations.

    Aug.

    Moved Head Office to Ginza,Tokyo.

    Feb.

    Started operations at temporarily opened Head Office in Shiba Daimon,Tokyo.

    Established with capital of ¥100 million invested by ARGO 21 Corp., Seiko instruments Inc.,
    and Sony Corp.