|1971||TK Supplies Company,Ltd. founded in Osaka to provide maintenance service for vending machines.|
Self-developed/launched cold drink dispenser,Paddle Star.
|1973||Distribution of imported commercial food preparation machines,French food processors,Robot Coupe and US blenders,Waring started.|
Self-developed/launched professional coffee grinders,BONMAC.
Distribution of Italian cold drink dispensers,BRAS started.
|1974||Opened Tokyo sales office(Current Tokyo Head office).|
|1978||Distribution of Italian espresso machines,BEZZELA and compact ice cream machines,ATER started.|
|1980||Self-developed/launched hot drink dispensers and pizza ovens.|
|1981||OEM production of FMI original cold drink dispensers started.|
Renewed the company name to TK Food Machinery,Inc. with brand name of FMI.
Self-developed/launched pressurized fryers and oil filtering machine.
|1982||Distribution of Dutch coffee brewer BONAMAT started.|
|1983||Opened Sendai,Fukuoka,Sapporo and Nagoya sales offices.|
|1984||Self-developed/launched professional coffee brewer,CAFÉ-TRÔNE.|
Opened Hiroshima sales office.
Distribution of Italian ice cream/gelato machines,FRIGOMAT started,and promoto Italian Gelato Concept throughout Japan.
Organized users’ club called Japan-Italy Gelato Association.
|1986||Honored by the City of Milan and by Italian Gelato Association for the contribution to the popularization of gelato culture in Japan.|
|1988||Self-developed/launched iced coffee machines in CAFÉ-TRÔNE iced coffee series.|
Distribution of German steam convection oven CONVOSTAR by Convotherm started.
|1991||Renewed the company name to FMI Corporation (Food Machines International).|
Established a new office building incorporating a headquarters and a factory.
Self-developed/launched nozzle-type cold drink dispenser Drink Star.
|1992||Distribution of US stand mixer by Kitchen Aid started.|
Distribution of Italian gelato machine,ELFRAMO started.
Self-developed/launched the automatic paper filter drip coffee machines in CAFÉ-TRÔNE Auto series.
|1994||Self-developed/launched table-top mid size ice cream freezers,|
|1995||Distribution of Italian espresso machines by La Cimbali started.|
Launched “Italian Real Espresso Culture” educational program and training school for baristas.
Self-developed/launched compact steam convection ovens,CONVO-MINI.
Distribution of Italian blast chillers and shock-freezers by Irinox started.
Promotion of revolutionary catering system,Cook Chill started.
|1997||Opened Morioka service station.|
|1998||Self-developed/launched original more compact ice cream freezers and heat-treatment type pasteurizers.|
|1999||Designed a special coffee machine version for installation on vehicles, and started production.|
|2000||Opened Kagoshima,Shikoku,and Kanazawa service stations.|
|2001||Distribution of Italian bakery ovens and steam convection ovens,Unox started.|
|2004||CAFÉ-TRÔNE CT-141 and CT-1103 won the Good Design Award 2004.|
|2005||Self-developed/launched CAFÉ-TRÔNE COMPACT CTC-210/220 and it won the Good Design Award 2005.|
Introduced bar code system for more effective inventory management.
|2007||Distribution of Swiss PACOJET machines restarted.|
|2008||Obtained ISO9001, quality management standard for Osaka headquarters and factory.|
|2009||Distribution of US coffee machine by Curtis started.|
Distribution of US frozen dessert equipment by Taylor started.
|2010||Distribution of Italian granita machine, Elmeco started.|
Distribution of new CAFÉ-TRÔNE model started.
|2012||Opened Okinawa service station.|
|2012||Tokyo Headquarter Office relocated to current Kamiya-cho following business expansion.|
|2013||Distribution of British rapid cooking oven Merrychef started.|
Distribution of Dutch single-cup serving freshground coffee machine FG series started.
|2014||Distribution of Italian ice cream machine Carpigiani started.|
|2015||Started selling the new Convotherm “C4”.|
|2017||Import and sale of Italian espresso machine “FAEMA” started.|
|2019||Distribution of new CAFÉ-TRÔNE, CT-BR started.|
Launched Smart Lifter, a labor-saving automatic lift fryer with fine-tuned automatic lifting function.