ASAHI YUKIZAI CORPORATION was established at Nobeoka in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan, not very far from Takachiho, known as the place of the descent of Deity Amaterasu's grandson, in March 1945 before the end of World War II as a manufacturer of aircraft components. The components were made from wood, instead of metals which were then in short supply.
Asahi AV Valve & Piping Systems Business, a segment dealing in valves, joints, pipes and others, created the world's first plastic valves based on rustproofness, chemical resistance, lightweight and other characteristics of plastics.