Invention of scientific instruments

Established in 1940, ATAGO has continuously made strides in the research and development of a wide variety of optoelectronic products, mainly refractometers. ATAGO products are used in a variety of industries; from food and beverage processing, to petrochemicals and metalworking. ATAGO has established our reputation as a trusted brand and enjoys the fullest confidence of end-users not only in Japan but also in 154 countries worldwide. As new regulations and requirements are imposed in the marketplace, our competition with other companies is expected to become more fierce. Being true to our mission statement: "Let's synergize. Let's advance. Let's create." ATAGO is devoted to making strides in the research and development of scientific instruments to meet the ever-changing demands of our clientele. We are utilizing generations of cumulative experience and technical abilities, based on the original studies of "Dr. Abbe," the father of all refractometers, to develop new innovations and advancements that continually redefine the forefront of refractometer technology.


In July 2002, ATAGO U.S.A., Inc. opened its doors in Washington, U.S.A. as a branch office for North and Latin America. In February 2005, ATAGO INDIA Instruments Pvt. Ltd. (sales office) opened in Mumbai, India. As we continue to strive for globalization, maintaining a high level of customer service to both our distributors and end-users worldwide is an integral part of our company philosophy.

Societal Contributions

ATAGO are fully aware of our corporate responsibility as a member of the global society and seek to make a positive impact locally as well as internationally.

Welfare activities  

• ATAGO makes annual donations to the Red Feather Community Chest annually.

• ATAGO hosts a blood drive every year.

Disaster relief efforts  

• ATAGO donates relief funds in case of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and typhoons.

Educational support  

• ATAGO provides instruments and delegated instructors for academic institutions.

Environmental responsibility  

• ATAGO reduces the use of air conditioners in our office.

Community outreach programs

• ATAGO contributes to local festivals.

• ATAGO donates filing racks and 1-year subscription to the Asahi Newspapers for Grade School Children to local elementary schools.



Our provisions for employee well-being, such as the day-care center, company trips, various group activities, sporting events, and social insurance, are designed to promote relaxation and productivity in their lives.

« Headquaters »
• Company Outings : Hong Kong, Hawaii, Seoul, Australia
• Facilities : Ishiuchi-Maruyama recreation facility, Karuizawa recreation facility, ATAGO Memorial Hall
• Clubs : Baseball, Golf, Fishing, Futsal
• Recreational activities (Communication Days - an opportunity for employees from both the corporate office and the factory to get to know each other, bowling competitions, etc.)
• Spring Gift (Every April, to all the employees)
• Wedding Anniversary Flower Gift

ATAGO CO.,LTD Communication Day 2010.6.5




« India Subsidiary HQ »

Alibaug, Maharashtra (2011)



Recognition by Minato-ku: "Businesses Promoting Better Work-life Balance"

ATAGO was recognized for initiatives to create a supportive workplace for employees including working parents. We will continue to promote a positive working environment that maximizes the potential of each employee while growing the business as a whole.


Charitable Assistance

ATAGO sends relief to victims of disasters.

[ Headquaters ]

• Taiwan Earthquake Relief Fund. 2016 February
• Nepal Earthquake 2015 April
• SYRIA CRISIS 2014 March
• Philippines typhoon 2013 November
• Japan Earthquake 2011 March
• New Zealand Earthquake 2011 March
• Pakistan Flood 2010 August
• Italian Abruzzo local Earthquake 2009 April
• The Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku Earthquake 2008 June
• The Sichuan Earthquake 2008 May
• Myanmar Cyclone 2008 May
• The Niigataken Chuetsu-oki Earthquake 2007 July
• Noto peninsula Earthquake 2007 April
• Java Earthquake 2006 June
• Pakistan Earthquake 2005 October
• Niigata Earthquake 2004 November

[ U.S.A. Subsidiary ]

• Hurricane Sandy 2012 November
• Chile Earthquake 2010 Feburary
• Haiti Earthquake 2010 January
• Peru Earthquake 2007 December
• Hurricane Katrina 2005 September


Fukuoka Atago Jinja

Located on the top of Mt. Atago in Nishi, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Atago Shrine Fukuoka was built in 1972 (during the 12th emperor of Japan, Emperor Keiko). It is a shrine with the oldest history and it is popular as one of the Big Three with the head shrine in Kyoto as well as one in Tokyo.

[ Fukuoka Atago Jinja Address ] 2-7-1 Nishiku Atago Fukuokashi Fukuoka Japan

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Grand Head Shrine of Atago Shrine Kyoto

ATAGO donated (two) hanging lanterns to grand head shrine of Atago Shrine Kyoto. The lighting around the main shrine building was dim on cloudy and rainy days but now it is more gorgeous and brighter making the visitors happier.

[ Kyoto Atago Jinja Address ] 1 Sagaatagocho Ukyouku Kyotoshi Kyoto Japan

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Zojoji Temple

ATAGO donated an incense stand to Zojoji Temple (Minato City) on July 7, 2016. After meeting several times with temple representatives regarding the size and design, ATAGO created two stands made of black lacquerware with the company name engraved, which are on display in the inner sanctuary.

[ Zojoji Temple Address ] 4-7-35 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan

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Atago Jinja

ATAGO dedicated an offertory chest to the Atago Jinja in Minato-ku, Tokyo, at its annual festival on September 24, 2013 in appreciation of the shrine and the mountain, which are the etymology of the company name, as well as in commemoration of the new office space.

[ Atago Jinja Address ] 1-5-3 Atago Minatoku Tokyo Japan

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