UNIC HISTORY

Consistent Achievement and Growth

UNIC's history parallels the history of the truck-mounted crane. In 1961 we became the first company in Japan to develop and manufacture a truck-mounted crane, the UNIC 100, which possessed a 1-ton lifting capacity. Since then we've developed many others. In 1979 we developed Remo-Con wired remote control and Radi-Con radiowave (wireless) remote control. Other UNIC innovations have since followed: our unique A.A. System, which provides automatic accelerator control, our fully automatic 6-section telescoping boom crane, and the UNl-Hook hook block stow system.

'46
Kyoei Kaihatsu K.K. established (forerunner company)
'54
Established the Omori Factory and developed the MC-5 Truck Crane
'57
Developed our Mechanical Crane and Hydraulic Wheel Crane
'61
Developed 1-ton and 2-ton lift capacity cranes
'63
Developed 3-ton lift capacity cranes
'67
U-200R 2-ton lift capacity special medium heavy-duty crane scores a big hit in the transport world
'68
Established the Sakura Factory in Sakura City, Chiba Pref.
'70
Company name changed to UNIC CORPORATION
'72
Developed Model U-300R 3-ton lift capacity crane for heavy-duty trucks
'76
Developed Model UR-25 2.5-ton lift capacity crane for medium heavy-duty trucks
Developed Model U-500A 5-ton lift capacity crane for heavy-duty trucks
'77
Developed the UR-30M Series Crane, the forerunner of the multi-section boom, for medium heavy-duty trucks
'79
Developed Model UR-30MT 3-section crane for medium heavy-duty trucks, and the Remo-Con wired remote control device
'80
Developed Model UR-30MLT 4-section crane for medium heavy-duty trucks, and the High Outrigger crane
'82
Sales of UNIC cranes toped 100,000 units
'83
Developed the A.A. System and Drum-Free cranes
'84
Developed Model UR-50VA 5-ton lift capacity crane for mounting on heavy-duty trucks
'85
Developed Model UR-30VAV fully automatic 5-section telescoping boom crane for medium heavy-duty trucks
'86
Developed a hexagonal boom-type fully automatic 6-section telescoping boom crane
'88
Sales of UNIC cranes toped 150,000 units
'89
Company name changed to FURUKAWA UNIC CORPORATION
'90
Sales of UNIC cranes toped 200,000 units
'91
30th anniversary of commencing sale of UNIC cranes
Developed the UNI-Hook automatic hook block stow system
'94
Sales of UNIC cranes toped 250,000 units
Developed small power Radio Control device
'97
Awarded ISO9001 certification
Celebrated 35th anniversary
Established FURUKAWA UNIC (THAILAND) CO.,LTD. (affiliate company of FURUKAWA UNIC CORPRATION in Thailand)
Sales of UNIC cranes toped 300,000 units
'98
Developed Morment limiter device
'99
Developed new technology crane UR-V Series
'01
Awarded ISO14001 certification
'02
Developed U-CAN Series
Developed new control valve and radio remote control systems
'03
Sales of UNIC cranes toped 330,000 units
Established Taian FURUKAWA UNIC Machinery Co., Ltd. (affiliate company of FURUKAWA UNIC CORPORATION in China)
'05
Sales of UNIC cranes toped 350,000 units
'06
Developed U-CAN ECO Series (energy-saving & eco-friendly models)
'09
Established TAIAN FURUKAWA UNIC CRANE CO.,LTD (affiliate company of FURUKAWA UNIC CORPORATION in China)
'11
Celebrated 50th anniversary
'13
Established LLC FURUKAWA UNIC RUS (affiliate company of FURUKAWA UNIC CORPORATION in Russia)