Amada Miyachi America's parent company, Amada Miyachi Co., Ltd. (AMY), was founded in 1972 to manufacture and market semiconductor-related measuring instruments and welding control equipment in response to the demand for quality control in the automobile, television, and electronics industries. The company incorporated microprocessors and other electronic devices into its resistance welders to enable high quality precision joining and monitoring and analysis. Its Weld Checkers™ are used worldwide for weld monitoring.
In 1984, the company developed a neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser welder that allowed for more precise and micro welding, and this product line became a central component of the company’s business, along with resistance welding. In recent years, it has advanced into laser marking, with the development of small and powerful Nd:YAG and neodymium-doped yttrium orthovanadate (Nd:YVO4) laser markers.
AMY has more than 600 employees (consolidated), 10 sales offices and 2 factories in Japan, 8 subsidiary companies (Miyachi America Corporation (MAC), Miyachi Europe Corporation GmbH, Miyachi Korea Corporation, Miyachi China Corporation, Miyachi Thailand Corporation, Miyachi India PVT, Ltd., Miyachi Taiwan Corporation, Miyachi Vietnam Co., and Ltd., Miyachi Brazil Ltda) and 4 overseas factories (located in China, USA, Germany, and Thailand). Annual revenue is ¥20 billion.
A European sister organization, Miyachi Europe Corporation, has 138 Employees, with €34 million annual revenue and manufacturing facilities located in Germany and The Netherlands.