Over120Years history along with the development of japanese industry



1892 Hyokichi Ihara, the founder of IFC, established a furnace construction contractor named Ihara-gumi in Osaka
1896 Construction of two semi-gas bottle glass tank furnaces on a special order for the bottle factory of Osaka Breweries
1903 Hyokichi Ihara supervised the construction of the Siemens type bottle glass furnace in India
1909 Constructed a sheet glass furnace using Belgium type manual blowing cylinder method in Amagasaki plant, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd
1919 Constructed the Siemens type sheet glass furnace at Wakamatsu plant, Nichibei Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (current Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.)
1928 Constructed the Foucault type sheet glass furnace at Amagasaki plant, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd
1939 Constructed a continuous heating furnace and a holding furnace for steel sheet at Hirohata works, Japan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (current Nippon Steel Corporation)
1948 Established Ihara Furnace Construction Co., Ltd. with share capital 500,000 yen
1953 Construction of a rotary kiln for titanium production at Ishihara Sangyo Co., Ltd.
1954 Constructed a glass furnace for vacuum tubes for Asahi Special Glass Co., Ltd.
1958 Iwao Ihara appointed as the new president
1960 Construction of a copper reverberatory furnace of Sanbo Shindo Co., Ltd.
1961 Construction of an open hearth furnace for Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. Wakayama Steel Works No. 3
1962 Opening of Kanto office
1964 Opening of Yokohama and Kyushu sales offices
Received the assignment to become a furnace material dealer from Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
Construction of a float-type flat glass tank furnace at the Tsurumi Factory of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd
1966 Opened Osaka sales office (Takasago City, Hyogo Prefecture)
1967 Changed the company name to Ihara Furnace Co., Ltd.
Separated the design and construction department for acid-resistant construction works making it independent
1968 Established Ihara Kosan Co., Ltd., separated glass raw material (cullet) processing department
1972 Opened Aichi sales office (Current Nagoya sales office)
Established Ihara Kozai Co., Ltd., and separated the polishing department of furnace materials, making it independent
Established Ihara Kaken Co., Ltd., and separated the processing department of lightweight new construction materials, making it independent
Introduced orphen periscope (observation device for high temperature furnace interior) and radiant metal recuperator (high temperature exhaust gas heat exchanger)
1973 Construction of the urine treatment facility for the partial affairs cleaning association in the central Tsushima area
1975 Established Incinerator group (current Environmental facilities department)
1976 Developed rapid-heating-up technology together with Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
Construction of municipal waste incineration facility in Gushikawa City, Okinawa Prefecture
1977 Increased share capital up to 90 million yen
1980 Developed a day-tank fully electric melting furnace
1981 Technical partnership with Gadelius Co., Ltd. (currently Alstom Co., Ltd.) for manufacturing and sales of a combustor (small incinerator)
1982 Development of a far-infrared rays technology (printed circuit board drying / printing / firing furnace / heating furnace for X-sheet molding)
1984 Developed and delivered to Yasuda Glass Kogyo Co., Ltd. (requested by Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.) a down-draft joint furnace
Developed an electric booster for glass furnaces and became an agent for CRI company
1987 Established Taiwan branch
1988 Completed research and development of high-efficiency crucible furnace and held an open briefing session (commisioned by the SME business group)
1991 Established Singapore branch
1992 Established Shanghai Yaohua Ihara Furnace Co., Ltd.(current Shanghai Ihara Furnace Co., Ltd.)
1995 Completed research and development of Cullet preheated glass melting system with waste heat recovery and held an open briefing session (commisioned by the SME business group)
Sales partnership with Antonini company (Italy) for lehr
Developed a regenerative burner type crucible type glass melting furnace
1997 Established PT. Ihara Teknis Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia)
1998年 Development of the dry honeycomb rapid gas cooling system
2004 Shinichi Ihara becomes the new president, and Iwao Ihara becomes the advisor
Renewal of the exhaust gas treatment equipment for wood chips fuel-fired boiler equipment for Rebirth Co., Ltd. (Osaka) Received an order from Takuma Plant Co., Ltd.
Gas production equipment at Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd./Sumikin Recycling Co., Ltd. (Kashima Steel Works) Construction of the furnace body equipment (1st stage)
2005 Former Shanghai Yaohua Ihara Furnace Co., Ltd. renamed to Shanghai Ihara Furnace Co., Ltd.
2006 Closing of Singapore branch
2007 Established IFC KOREA Co., Ltd. (Gumi,Korea)
2008 Etsuji Ihara became the new president
2014 Acquired NAFCO Co., Ltd.
2018 ISO9001: due to the start of independent operation the registration of 2015 was relinquished
2020 Established IFC (THAILAND) Co.,Ltd. (Bangkok,Thailand)
2024 Company name changed to IHARA FURNACE Co., Ltd.
Shogo Ihara appointed as the new Company President Etsuji Ihara appointed as Director and Senior Advisor