• 1915

    1

    Produced Japan’s first reciprocating compressor using our own technologies and entered the compressor business.

  • 1955

    2

    Technical tie-up with SRM of Sweden for screw compressors.

  • 1956

    3

    Completed Japan’s first oil-free screw compressor.

  • 1960

    4

    Completed a screw compressor production plant in Takasago, Hyogo.

  • 1961

    5

    Began production of oil injection type screw compressor.

  • 1963

    Began selling general-purpose compressor “KST series” (single stage)

  • 1964

    Began selling standard air compressors (two-stage).

  • 1978

    Entered the standard small-sized air compressor business (7.5 – 11kw).

  • 1979

    Passed the 20,000-unit mark in cumulative shipments of screw compressors.

  • 1984

    Began selling oil-free single-stage compressor “ALS series”

  • 1987

    Began selling Air Mate Series (1.5 – 3.7kw).

  • 1987

    Completed a standard compressor plant in Harima.

  • 1993

    Completed and launched HandSome Series (22 – 75kw) with an automatic drainage system.

  • 1995

    Established general-purpose parts central in Harima plant.

  • 1996-1997

    Launched medium-sized Emeraude Series (1.5 – 37kw), Emeraude Series (45kw – ).

  • 1998

    Launched Kobelco Inverter Series with an IPM motor.

  • 2002

    Began selling medium-sized inverter “Kobelion” (15-75kW).

    Began selling two oil-free compressor “FE series” (15-37kW).

    Kobelion received “The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Award (technique)” and “Japan Machinery Federation Chairperson Award ” as an excellent energy-saving instrument.

  • 2003

    Began selling two stage oil-free compressor “(VF/VE) series inverter”.

  • 2004

    Began selling “Kobelion VS multi” (110-150kw).

  • 2005

    “Kobelion series” won “New Machine Promotion Award”.

  • 2007

    Began selling large-sized oil-free type “ALE” (305-370kw).

  • 2007

    Developed and began selling medium size inverter “Kobelion II” (15-75kw)

  • 2009

    Launched Kobelion II series (15-75kw)

  • 2010

    Launched Kobelion XG series (110-160kw)

  • 2011

    Launched Kobelion XG series (200-250kw)

  • 2012

    Launched Kobelion XG Inverter series(110-250kw)

    Launched Emeraude-ALE series (45-290 kw)

  • 2013

    Launched New Kobelion series (15-75 kw)

  • 2014

    Launched Emeraude-FE series (15-75 kw)

  • 2015

    Launched Kobelion SG-V (15-75 kw)

  • 2017

    Mega-capacity compressor test facility (40MW) opened in April at the Kobe Steel Takasago Works  (Japan)

  • 2019

    Launched New Generation Oil Flooded Screw Compressor KOBELION IV