History

Mayekawa started our business with ice manufacturing and cold storage business. Ever since its foundation in 1924, we have always identified itself in the context of the ‘environment that enables the company operate’. By promoting collaborative creation with elements constituting the environment, Mayekawa has solved many problems and in turn developed itself.

1924

Kisaku Maekawa founded Mayekawa & Co. in Tokyo, Japan.

1930

Started ice making and cold storage business.

1934

Started production of industrial vertical low speed reciprocating compressors.

1937

Changed corporate name to Mayekawa Manufacturing Co., Ltd. In Tokyo.

1958

Developed high-speed multi cylinder single-stage reciprocating compressor 'A Series'.

1960

Delivered fully automatic control system for liquid pump recirculation system for large scale cold storage.

1961

Delivered 12 sets of 100 ton/day meat freezing and 12,000 ton of cold storage plants complete with liquid pump recirculation systems to the former USSR. The annual production was 50 units at that time; however, only in a year after the contract, as many as 156 units of refrigeration compressor were manufactured. This project marked a significant milestone for Mayekawa’s further growth.

Established “MYCOM” brand.

1963

Installed the first ammonia liquid pump recirculation refrigeration system for a 7000ton cold storage in Japan.

1964

Established MAYEKAWA's first overseas subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA DE MEXICO S.A. in Mexico.

1964

Started production of screw type refrigeration compressors.

1965

Developed the world first ammonia liquid pump recirculation system for fishing vessels.

1966

Developed high-speed multi cylinder compound type two-stage reciprocating compressor.

1967

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA U.S.A. Inc., in Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.A.

1968

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA DO BRASIL LTDA. in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

1969

Installed the first screw type refrigeration compressor for large refrigeration mother ship of 10,000 tons in capacity.

1970

Started production of compressors in Moriya Plant, Ibaraki pref. Japan.

1970

Installed the Japan first air-conditioning screw heat pump system for DENTSU BUILDING in Osaka.

1971

Established our subsidiary company, N.V.MYCOM EUROPE S.A. in Brussels, Belgium (with annexed package plant).

1971

Developed MYCOM steel belt freezers.

1973

Started operations at our assembly plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

1974

Developed the world first compound type screw compressor 'C series'.

1975

Established our subsidiary company, MYCOM CANADA LTD. in Vancouver B.C., Canada.

1975

Installed the world first screw type refrigeration compressor in the deep sea trawler.

1975

Developed chlorine gas screw compressor.

1976

Established our subsidiary company, MYCOM DE VENEZUELA S.A. in Caracas, Venezuela.

Established our representative office in Ecuador.

1976

Installed a set of refrigeration system in the Tokyo Suisan Terminal Co., Ltd, the world’s largest cold storage of approximately 40,000 tons (100,000 cubic meters) at that time.

1978

Delivered screw helium compressors for super-conductivity application to Fermi National Acceleration Laboratory in U.S.A.

1979

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA ARGENTINA S.A. in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1979

Delivered screw helium compressors for super-conductivity R&D applications to Princeton University and National Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in U.S.A.

1980s

  • With a worldwide increase in the production volume of petrochemical products, the gas compressor increasingly advanced into some industrial fields. Mayekawa developed almost all kinds of process gas compression technologies applicable to processes in chemical companies.
  • In Canada, MYCOM compressors dominated Ice Arena application.
  • Mayekawa also made a rapid advancement into the industrial refrigeration market in Asia together with the marine products processing companies advancing into the Southeast Asia markets, in which, the shrimp and seafood businesses are flourishing.

1980

Established our representative office in Santiago, Chile.

1980

Delivered to the PTT Public Company Ltd. in Thailand, the screw compressor for vapor recovery for the use of offshore oil platforms.

1980

Developed double helical rotor type oil pumps.

1981

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA SINGAPORE PTE.LTD. in Singapore.

Established our plant in Los Angeles, U.S.A.

1981

Delivered high temperature screw heat pumps to CETRE de SACLAY Nuclear Energy Center in France for air conditioning using waste heat recovery from a nuclear power station.

1982

Developed the gas engine driven heat pump unit for district heating plant (snow removal, hot water supply and heating).

1983

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA (TAIWAN) CO., LTD. in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA COLOMBIA S.A.S. in Bogota, Colombia.

1984

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. in Sydney, Australia.

Established our subsidiary company, MYCOM PERU S.A.C. in Lima, Peru.

Established our subsidiary company, MYCOM KOREA CO., LTD. in Seoul, Rep. of Korea.

1985

Established our subsidiary company, P.T. MAYEKAWA INDONESIA in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Established our plant in Changwon, Korea.

1985

Developed STM screw compressors for vapor re-compression system at brewery industry.

1986

Established our plant in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Started operation at Saku plant in Japan for the development of automated food processing equipment.

1986

Delivered large heavy-duty helium compressor for producing liquid hydrogen fuel to Tanegashima Space Center, Japan.

1988

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA (M) SDN. BHD. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Established our subsidiary company, MYCOM (THAILAND). CO., LTD.

Built the Compressor production plant in our Cuernavaca plant in Mexico.

1989

Developed second-generation high-speed multi cylinder reciprocating compressor 'WA and WB Series'

1990s

  • Developed the screw compressor 160V-320V series.
  • In addition to compressors, the technological innovation advanced in some industrial fields, such as development of freezers with unique features or automated meat processing machines.
  • Global warming problems have come to attract worldwide attention.

1991

Established MAYEKAWA U.S.A., Inc., in Houston, U.S.A.

1991

Developed Variable Vi Mechanism integrated type screw compressor 'SCV Series'.

1991

Developed the 'O profile', our original screw rotor configuration.

1993

Established our plant in San Antonio, U.S.A.

Established MAYEKAWA U.S.A., Inc. Chemical division in Torrance, Calif., U.S.A.

1994

Delivered the first automated chicken whole leg deboning machine ’TORIDAS’.

1997

Delivered the first impinging jet system new tunnel freezer 'Themo -Jack Freezer'.

1997

Delivered the large district cooling systems to Boston, U.S.A. and Windsor, Canada.

1998

Delivered 37 units of refrigeration system using natural refrigerant (ammonia) for the ice venues and facilities, such as speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey, curling, and bobsleigh for the 18th Olympic Winter Games (the Nagano Olympics Games).

1999

Delivered the world's largest compound helium screw compressors to CERN, France/Switzerland.

2000s

  • Global warming has been accelerated. In order to realize the sustainable society, with the five natural refrigerants: ammonia, carbon dioxide (CO2), air, water, and hydrocarbons (HC) named as “Natural Five”, we developed the several cooling systems suitable for required temperatures and applications.
  • Contributed to the industrial fields other than the refrigeration industry with our unique components and engineering technologies, such as development and delivery of the dedicated robots for automated deboning chicken and pork, etc.

2000

2000

Delivered the first super cooled ice making system for process cooling in the food processing plants.

2002

Developed large-seized compound type two-stage screw compressor.

2002

Delivered a Super High Voltage Power Transmission Line Tunnel Cooling System to Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), Thailand.

2002

Delivered the first automated turkey whole leg deboning machine ’TAKIDAS’.

2003

Started operation at Mayekawa Higashihiroshima plant in Japan.

Established our representative office in Beijing, China.

Established a production plant for the chemical package systems in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2003

Developed screw compressor for CO2 (carbon dioxide) heat pump.

2004

Delivered the first CO2 heat pump for hot water supply.

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA CHINA INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. in Shanghai, China.

2004

Upgraded the automated chicken whole leg deboning machine ’TORIDAS’.

2005

Established our representative offices in Moscow, Russia and in Zug, Switzerland.

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA (THAILAND) CO., LTD. in Bangkok, Thailand.

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA EUROPE DUBAI OFFICE in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA U.S.A., INC. in Chicago, U.S.A.

2007

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA REFRIGERATION INDIA in Mumbai, India.

2007

Developed semi-hermetic screw compressor and its IPM motor for ammonia refrigerant.

2008

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA VIETNAM CO., LTD. in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Established a new plant in Aruja, Brazil by integrating refrigeration assembly plant and our chemical package system production plant.

2008

Delivered the first NH3/CO2 cooling system 'NewTon'.

2008

Delivered the first air cycle system 'PascalAir'.

2008

Developed energy saving type reciprocating compressor 'M series'.

2008

Developed Automatic Variable Vi Mechanism integrated type screw compressor 'J series'.

2009

Developed expander integrated turbo compressor.

2009

Delivered the first automated pork ham deboning machine ’HAMDAS-R’.

2009

Delivered the first CO2 heat pump for hot air supply 'Ecosirocco'.

2011

Established our representative office in Istanbul, Turkey.

Relocated the plant from San Antonio, TX to Nashville, TN.

2011

Delivered the first automated pork ham deboning machine ’HAMDAS-RX’.

2014

Established our subsidiary company, MAYEKAWA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD. in Cape Town, South Africa.

Established our representative office in Cairo, Egypt.

Established our representative office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

2014

Delivered the first automated pork shoulder deboning machine ’WANDAS-RX’.

2014

Delivered the first automated chicken wing drumettes deboning machine ’WINGDAS’.

2015

Established our representative office in Poznań, Poland.

Established our representative office in Villahermosa, Mexico.

2015

Launched ”DAS”, a new deboning machine brand.

2015

Delivered the first automated front half deboning machine ’YIELDAS3000’.

2016

Established our plant in Chennai, India.

Established our representative office in Al-khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Established our representative office in Panama City, Panama.

Established our representative office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2016

Launched ”CHORUS”, a new freezer brand.

2017

Established our representative office in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

2018

Established our subsidiary office, MAYEKAWA UKRAINE LLC, in Ukraine, Kiev.

Established our representative office, D.O.O. MAYEKAWA SRB in Smederevo, Serbia.

2019

Operations begin at the Serbia plant.

2019

Delivered the first automated chicken whole leg deboning machine ’LEGDAS’ which has triple capacity of 'TORIDAS'.