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SATAKE's History

1896

  • Riichi Satake, the first President, invents and initiates the production and sales of Japan's first power driven rice milling machine.

1922

  • Satake develops an ultra-hard abrasive roll to mill a special variety of rice for brewing sake.

1925

  • Satake successfully produces high-speed milling machines using abrasive rolls.

1940

  • 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.

1944

  • 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.

1950

  • Toshihiko Satake is awarded the Blue Ribbon Medal for his achievements in inventing rice milling machines.

1955

  • 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.

1956

  • The Company develops the One-pass Rice Milling Machine for use by farmers.

1957

  • The Company receives the agricultural equipment sector's first Good Design Award "G mark" from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan.

1958

  • Riichi Satake is honored with the Fourth Order of Merit for his achievements in promoting the advancement of science and technology.

1962

  • 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.

1963

  • 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.

1964

  • The first three country elevators in Japan are designed and built by Satake. These became model plants for the agriculture sector.

1965

  • The Company introduces the direct motor driven One-pass Rice Milling Machine for small farmers.

1966

  • The Company develops the Tempering Dryer that dries rice up to ten times faster than previous dryers.

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