ASYST Technologies Timeline:

1996 - 2000

  • May 1996 - EJOT Holding and ATF Inc. create ASYST Technologies LLC, a 50/50 Joint Venture located in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
  • June 1996 - First Production Shipments
  • May 1997 - First High-speed Automation delivered for assembly
  • June 1997 - Ground breaking for Kenosha Facility
  • January 1998 - First Production Shipments from Kenosha
  • April 1999 - Completed Implementation of QAD Enterprise IT System (5 month implementation)
  • May 1999 - First in-line/dial Automation received
  • November 1999 - QS 9000 Certification

2000 - 2005

  • September  2001 - Completion of new Quality and R&D Labs
  • November 2001 - First palletized automation system received
  • April 2002 - Automation Venture Start-up
  • May 2004 - Ground breaking for Building II
  • August  2004 - Automation division receives ISO 9001-2000 Certification
  • April 2005 - Certified ISO/TS-16949:2002

2006 - 2010

  • May 2006 - Cooperative Alliance with EJOT Kunstofftechnik  (lighting business unit)
  • October 2008 - Manufacturers agreement formed with LPS to represent ASYST products in India
  • September 2009 - Acquired a lighting business unit

2011 - 2013

  • January 2011 - Hired Toshihiro Imamura to represent ASYST in Japan
  • March 2011 - Certified ISO/TS-16949:2009
  • May 2011 - Implemented a clean room manufacturing cell

2014 - Present

  • August 2015 - Completion of 50,000 sq ft addition 
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