Japan's first coin-operated locker
On December 15th, 1964, in the same year the Tokyo Olympic Games were held, Japan's first coin-operated lockers were installed on the basement floor of Shinjuku Station. Back then, the cloakroom transactions were done manually and not many users were familiar with how to use self-service coin lockers. It was after they were installed at pools, ski resorts, and venues of the Osaka Expo that they began to spread nationwide.
|1923||Started production and sales of construction metal and cylinder locks.|
Tied up with Flexible Inc.,US, and started production and sales of coin-operated lockers. The first lockers in Japan were installed at Shinjuku Station.
|1976||Established Alpha Service Co., Ltd. in charge of operation and aftercare services for coin-operated lockers.|
|1979||Started production and sales of microcomputer-based dressing lockers for dressing/locker rooms that use passwords to lock/unlock. This became the pioneer of keyless products and widely spread in gold courses and leisure facilities throughout Japan.|
|1986||Started production and sales of safety boxes. Succeeded in reducing transactions at the front desk of golf courses and spread nationwide.|
|1990||Installed large-scale keyless lockers at ski resorts for the first time in Japan.|
|1992||Started production and sales of delivery boxes for apartments.|
|1995||Started production and sales of RF-ID lockers.|
|2004||Started production and sales of Japan's first lockers that use mobile phones, IC cards, and passwords for authentication.|
Started production and sales of Japan's first lockers that accept SUICA (prepaid e-money card) for payment and use it as keys. Created a new market in the terminal locker market along with the spread of e-money at stations.
|2006||Started production and sales of safety boxes that facilitate two-step authentication.|
|2007||Started production and sales of safety boxes that facilitate finger vein authentication.|
|2009||Installed the "Locker Vacancy Guide System" at JR Sendai Station which allows users to check for vacancies of lockers in the station terminal.|
|2011||Started sales of the FBS Series; newly designed and user-friendliness improved safety boxes.|
|2013||Started sales of AEL lockers that accept IC cards only. Established Alpha Shanghai Locker Equipment Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary in charge of sales.|
|2014||Started sales of the FF-20 Series; safety boxes which can be easily installed at offices and schools.|
|2015||Engaged in automatic sharing services for Intelligent lockers that allow users to check-in/check-out to and from accommodations using their smartphones and also manage rental items.|