Since 1915 Kobelco Compressors

KOBELCO started compressor business by manufacturing Japan's very first reciprocating compressor in 1915. Ever since then, we have offered various products contributing to production sustainability. We will endeavor to improve our technical capabilities acquired over the course of our history , extend our business frontiers, and make a greater contribution to society.

1915 Produced Japan's first reciprocating compressor using our own technologies and entered the compressor business. 1915 Japan's first reciprocating compressor
1955 Launched screw compressor business with technological tie-up with SRM.
1956 Launched Japanese first oil-free screw compressor.
1960 Established a screw compressor production plant in Takasago, Hyogo.
1961 Started production of oil injection type screw compressor.
1963 Launched general-purpose compressor "KST series" (single stage). 1963-kst
1964 Launched standard air compressors (two-stage). 1964-kst
1966 Launched centrifugal compressor business.
1968 Adopted an asymmetric screw rotor profile to improve performance.
1971 Launched package type screw compressor "KST series".
1973 Completed a standard compressor production plant in Okubo.
1976 Launched package type two stage oil-free screw compressors "B/BT series".
1978 Launched the standard small-sized air compressor business (7.5 - 11kW). 1978-kst
1979 Marked the 20,000-unit mark in cumulative shipments of screw compressors.
1980 Launched energy-saving, standard Super Economy Series compressors.
1983 Developed Kobelco proprietary Super Rotor profile to greatly improve performance. 1983-kst-eco
1984 Launched oil-free single-stage compressor "ALS series". 1984-als
1985 Launched single stage type vacuum pump "KV series" .
1987 Launched Air Mate Series (1.5 - 3.7kW). 1987-air
Completed a standard compressor plant in Harima.
1990 Launched ultracompact "new air mate series"(1.5 - 5.5kW).
1991 Launched Air Mate Series (7.5 - 11kW); all models come standard equipped with a dryer.
Serialized compact / ultra compact type compressor as "air mate".
1993 Completed and launched HandSome Series (22 - 75kW) with an automatic drainage system.
Developed Intelligent Total Control System (ITCS) with a self-diagnosis function.
1994 Launched Sukesan Series (1.5 - 3.7kW).
Launched two-and-half-stage closed screw refrigerator "SH-F (water cooling) series". 1994 sh
1995 Launched March Series (5.5 - 11kW).
Remodeled medium-sized machine "Handsome series" (15.22kW).
1996 Launched medium-sized Emeraude Series "FE" (1.5 - 37kW). 1996 ale
1997 Launched large-sized Emeraude Series (45kW - ).
1998 Launched Kobelco Inverter Series with an IPM motor. 1998
Launched large-sized single stage machine "HMJ series" (90 - 150kW).
2000 Launched oil-free scroll machine "ES series" (1.5 - 15kW).
Launched compact / ultracompact machine "ASCM" (1.5 - 5.5kW).
2002 Launched medium-sized inverter "Kobelion" (15 - 75kW). 2002
Kobelion received "The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Award (technique)" and "Japan Machinery Federation Chairperson Award " as an excellent energy-saving instrument. 2002
Launched two oil-free compressor "FE series" (15 - 37kW). 2002
2003 Launched two stage oil-free compressor "(VF/VE) series inverter".
2004 Launched "Kobelion VS multi" (110 - 150kW).
Completed Shanghai plant 
2005 "Kobelion series" won "New Machine Promotion Award".
2007 Launched large-sized two stage machine "Kobelion LT/ST" (160 - 220kW).
Launched large-sized oil-free type "ALE" (305 - 370kW).
Developed and Launched medium size inverter "KobelionII" (15 - 75kW) to be manufactured in China.
2008 Launched water injection type oil-free machine "Aqua series" (22 - 37kW).
2012 Launched oil-free type "ALE II"(55 - 290kW)
2013 Changed model of small size oil-injection type "CM" to "SG"(7.5 - 11kW)
Developed and Launched medium size oil-free type "FE" (15 - 55kW) to be manufactured in China.
2016 Launched oil-free type "New ALE" (132 - 160kW) 2016 New Ale
2017 Launched New KOBELION 2017 New Kobelion