1999 :
AugustKick-off meeting by three mother companies. Decided the name as “INA MICRO OPTO CORPORATION”.

2000 :
JanuaryContract signing with PEZA in Manila. IMO Corp. was officially incorporated.
FebruaryGround breaking ceremony. Building construction started.
AugustAssembly and Machining production process started.
DecemberStart production of CX31 and CX41 model of microscope and start up preparation for CX.

2001 :
JanuaryUnderwriter’s Laboratories Inc. (UL) certified. (American Electrical Safety Standard).
First shipment of new model, CX31 & CX41, biological microscopes.
SeptemberExpansion building for machining started. (510m2)
NovemberHand-over 3,000m2 to OPI from the original 10,000m2 rented area.
DecemberISO 9002:1994 Version certified.

2002 :
JanuaryStarted mass production of MIC-D and DP01.
MayFirst Japan training started. (17 pax).
JuneAssembly section rented OPI 3rd floor.
AugustStarted production of Uehira U-SV stages.
OctoberStarted production of U-BI, FO, FOFfrom Masuda.

MayStarted production of SZ2 Models (ST, ILST, ILA).

2004 :
NovemberStarted renting PIPC building (1,308m2).Assembly transferred from OPI to Plant 2.

JuneStarted production of OCS from Masuda.

AugustNew Organization started with 2 General Managers.

DecemberIMO 10th year Anniversary.

AprilProduction of OPI CX21 parts ends.
JuneFrom OPI transfer production of CKX31/41, GK41, GX41, SZX-BI30 / BI45 / TBI / ZB7.
JulyPurchase OPI machines & equipments.

On GoingFDA (Food and Drug Administration) U.S

Participating Organization :

  1. The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Cebu, Inc. (JCCI)
  2. Mactan Export Processing Zone Chamber of Exporters and Manufacturers (MEPZCEM)
  3. Mactan Export Processing Zone Safety and Security Council Inc. (MEZSSCI)
  4. Mactan Economic Processing Zone – Human Resource_Association_(MEPZ-HRA)
  5. Mactan Economic Zone 2 – Multipartite Monitoring Team (MEZ2 –MMT)