MHI member Creform Corporation, a manufacturer of unique products for the design and building of material handling structures and AGVs, recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of its parent company.
In 1953, Japanese engineers at YAZAKI Kako Corporation recognized the need for flexible production and developed a revolutionary material handling system under the name CREFORM. Within a short time, this modular system became a bestseller in Japan and the U.S. Well-known companies switched their production to the patented tube pipe and joint system as part of the continuous improvement process. With this new system, it was finally possible to customize and produce according to demand. The success story continued in 1985 with the expansion of the product range to include automated guided vehicles (AGVs). AGVs set new standards and are still one of the most effective tools for optimizing material transport efficiently, flexibly and cost-effectively.
Due to the great demand from the European market, CREFORM Technik GmbH Germany was founded in 1999. In 2003 Textube acquired Creform LogisTech, Wixom, MI and renamed it Creform Corporation.