Founded in 1912 as a pump manufacturer, EBARA CORPORATION has grown to become one of the world's principal manufacturers of industrial machinery. With its origins in the fluid machinery and systems business, the company expanded into the environmental engineering business as well as into the precision machinery business. In the Precision Machinery business, EBARA's products in the semiconductor manufacturing equipment area, where high-precision technologies down to the nanometer level are required, have won a high evaluation from the world's top semiconductor manufacturers.