The head quarters of ASB is situated in Nagano Prefecture in Japan. The head office and factory stands at the foot of Mount Asama, on a spacious 150,000 square meter site. From this location machines are shipped to over 80 countries around the world.
ASB is now the world's leading maker of "One-Step" machines with subsidiaries in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, UAE, India, Singapore and China. These offices, together with business bases in Spain, Denmark, South Africa and Indonesia, provide sales, and after-sales service to support the activities of a worldwide team of agents.
ASB shapes the form of plastic containers and designs machines that bring your vision to life
ASB is an industry-leading machinery manufacturer for the creation of PET bottles. It is not an exaggeration to say that the history of ASB is the history of PET containers. Three decades ago, we foresaw the needs of the times and began developing, producing and selling PET container molding machine throughout the world. Since then, we have provided total engineering and systems solutions, particularly made-to-order container production machines that fully support all aspects of a customer's production.
ASB pioneered 1-step molding machines
There are two popular types of stretch blow molding processes: 1-step and 2-step. The 1-step process is performed by a single compact machine that does all the work – from preform molding to making the final container- in one single platform. These machines are ideal for making containers with complicated shapes and super-smooth, scratch free surfaces. As the name suggests, the 2-step process is performed by two separate machines, one for preform molding and another for blow molding. They are commonly used in mass production.
The type of machine used depends on a number of factors, namely container design, quality and productivity requirements. ASB has equipment for both processes in our product lineup. We are, however regarded as the world's premier manufacturer of 1-step machines, and our overwhelming global market is the proof. Always an innovator, we have developed 1,5-step units that combine the best features and advantages of 1-step and 2-step machines, in effect opening up a whole new spectrum of possibilities for PET container production.
There is an ASB machine for every customer and every application
We have delivered over 5000 machines and in excess of 10,000 molds worldwide. This illustrates our extraordinary record of giving customers exactly what they need through the application of superior technology.