- Riichi Satake, the first President, invents and initiates the production and sales of Japan's first power driven rice milling machine.
- Satake develops an ultra-hard abrasive roll to mill a special variety of rice for brewing sake.
- Satake successfully produces high-speed milling machines using abrasive rolls.
- The second President, Toshihiko Satake, publishes "The Theory of Rice Milling." This work is the basis from which the rice processing technology of today has evolved.
- Riichi Satake is awarded the Blue Ribbon Medal for his inventions which contributed to improving rice milling. This is the first such award to anyone in the agricultural processing sector.
- Toshihiko Satake is awarded the Blue Ribbon Medal for his achievements in inventing rice
- The Pearlmaster Rice Milling Machine is invented. Practically 100% of the mills in Japan adopted this
machine. The Pearlmaster is the first rice milling machine to be exported from post war Japan.
- The Company develops the One-pass Rice Milling Machine for use by farmers.
- The Company receives the agricultural equipment sector's first Good Design Award
"G mark" from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan.
- Riichi Satake is honored with the Fourth Order of Merit for his achievements in promoting
the advancement of science and technology.
- The Satake Compass Rice Milling System enables the Japanese government to implement its plans
for centralized large-scale rice milling facilities. As a result of the government's endorsement, the
Satake Compass became the rice milling system for the majority of rice mills in Japan.
- The Satake Compass Rice Milling System is supplied to all 30 of the plants designated by
the Ministry of Agriculture of Japan as model rice milling facilities.
- The first three country elevators in Japan are designed and built by Satake. These became
model plants for the agriculture sector.
- The Company introduces the direct motor driven One-pass Rice Milling Machine for small
- The Company develops the Tempering Dryer that dries rice up to ten times faster than
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