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Asahi/America Fast Facts

  • Asahi pioneered the thermoplastic valve industry in the U.S. during the 1970's and 1980's.
  • Asahi/America has established standards in the thermoplastic industry with regard to new product development and improvement, systems engineering, customer support, and scope of applications. Asahi/America has one of the industry's largest distributor networks, with nearly 1,000 locations within the United States and throughout Latin America.
  • Asahi Yukizai Corporation continues to be one of the largest plastic valve manufacturers in the world in terms of size range, product variety and total sales.
  • "One Stop Shopping" philosophy - Asahi/America is able to offer end users a turnkey approach for fluid flow systems design and equipment purchasing. With a broad product base, a large engineering and R&D staff, and 45 years of applications' experience, Asahi is able to meet virtually all requirements for thermoplastic industrial valves, controls, and pipe.


1971 Utilities Supply Corporation appointed by Trans Global Metals (TGM), a sub-agent for Asahi Yukizai Corporation products for New England - Asahi Sales of New England created.
1972 TGM extends Asahi Sales of New England's territory to east coast of United States - Asahi Atlantic created. Asahi Atlantic sets up distributors for Asahi Yukizai Corporation product on the East Coast of the United States.
1973 Asahi Yukizai Corporation replaces TGM and through Ataka Trading Company appoints Utilities Supply its exclusive agent for Asahi Yukizai Corporation for all of United States. Tradestyle Asahi/America is established.
1974 Asahi/America commences national advertising program, sets up national distribution network, creates an Asahi Yukizai Corporation product catalog and develops pricing structure. Asahi/America asks Asahi Yukizai Corporation to produce True Union Ball Valves.
1977 Asahi/America is established as the master agent and distribution center for Asahi Yukizai Corporation here in the U.S. and Latin America. Asahi/America, Inc. ("A/A") is registered as an independent corporation. A/A develops national trade advertising program, full color valve catalog and technical papers. Asahi Yukizai Corporation enlarges A/A's territory to include Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
1978 Asahi/America participates in the 1st New York Chem Show. A/A develops first 1/4 turn unidirectional electric valve actuators for Asahi Yukizai Corporation's Omni Series Ball Valve. Introduces at 1978 Chem Show.
1984 Asahi/America is appointed U.S. distributor of Agru Piping products of Austria.
1986 Asahi/America develops patents for double containment piping systems and commences production.
1990 Asahi/America moves to new corporate headquarters in Malden, MA.
1993 Asahi Yukizai Corporation and Nichimen Corp. become equity partners in Asahi/America. Air-Pro compressed air thermoplastic pipe introduced.
1994 A/A made an acquisition of the Poly-Flo® production line, which manufactures double containment pipe by single extrusion.
1996 Asahi/America becomes a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ Exchange. (Symbol: ASAM) Asahi/America made an acquisition of The Vortex Universal Flow Meter Division of Universal Flow Monitors, Inc.
1997 Asahi/America expands headquarters and manufacturing operations to 100,000 square feet. Asahi/America establishes Quail Piping Products as a subsidiary.
1999 Asahi Yukizai Corporation purchases all Asahi/America common stock and merges A/A into it as a 100% wholly owned subsidiary.
Asahi/America introduces Type-57 Butterfly Valves
Asahi/America introduces PP-Pure® Pigment PP High Purity piping system
Asahi/America introduces Chem Proline® (single wall) piping system and Type-57IL and Type-57LIS Butterfly Valves
Asahi/America introduces QM Remote Cycle®
Asahi/America launches redesigned web site and i-Phone app and introduces Chem Prolok® (double wall) piping systems and Purflon High Purity PFA Piping
Asahi/America launches Spanish language web site and moves to new corporate headquarters in Lawrence, MA
2015 Dan Anderson named President and CEO
2016 Asahi/America introduces COOLSAFE™ pre-insulated piping system and Asahitec™ PP-RCT piping system
2017 Asahi/America's redesigned Omni®-Type 27 Ball Valve and Type-27 Electromni® are released
2018 Asahi/America acquires Performance Plastics of Gramercy. LA