History

History

Mar.1940
TOHO CARBON MANUFACTURING (later renamed REIHO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.) was established in Osaka City for the manufacturing and sale of carbon components.
Mar.1952
NIPPO LTD. was established, based on the Sales Division of TOHO CARBON MANUFACTURING. It became an authorized dealer of chemical products for Hitachi Ltd. and began selling a wide range of carbon products. (Osaka City)
Nov.1987
A new branch office was established in Taipei, Taiwan, and NIPPO MECHATRONICS (THAILAND) CO., LTD. (local corporation) was established in Bangkok, Thailand.
Nov.1991
NIPPO LTD. went public as it registered with the Japan Securities Dealers Association as an OTC stock (currently listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange).
Feb.1993
NIPPO MECHATRONICS (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. (local corporation) was established in Malaysia.
June 1995
NK MECHATRONICS CO., LTD. (local corporation) was established in Korat, Thailand.
Feb.1996
NIPPO (HONG KONG) LTD. (local corporation) was established in Hong Kong, China.
Oct.2002
NIPPO MECHATRONICS (VIETNAM) CO., LTD. was established in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Nov.2003
NIPPO (SHANGHAI) LTD. (local corporation) was established in Shanghai, China.
Dec.2004
Shares of NIPPO LTD. were listed on the Jasdaq Securities Exchange (now the JASDAQ market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange).
Mar.2006
The Inazawa Factory opened as a production and development site in Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture.
Oct.2008
In order to promote production and sales of jigs for semiconductor manufacturing, NIPPO LTD. acquired KISHIDA MANUFACTURING LTD. (Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture, later renamed NIPPO METAL TECH CO., LTD.) as a wholly owned subsidiary.
Dec.
In order to promote production and sales of large-size molded plastic products, NI MECHATRONICS LTD. (later renamed NIPPO MECHATRONICS CO., LTD.) in Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and took over the core business of SANKYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture).
Dec.2011
NIPPO LTD. concluded a business collaboration agreement with FORTECH PLASTIC CO., LTD.
June 2012
PT. NIPPO MECHATRONICS INDONESIA (local corporation) was established in Indonesia.
Jan.2013
The Saitama Office was established in Hanyu City, Saitama Prefecture as a sales and production site.
Mar.
NIPPO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT CO., LTD. was established in Bangkok, Thailand.
Jan.2014
In order to consolidate the production sites for automobile parts in Thailand, a new plant was constructed by NIPPO MECHATRONICS (THAILAND) CO., LTD. (local corporation).
Apr.
FNA MECHATRONICS MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. (local corporation) was established in Mexico as a joint venture with Fuji Press Co., Ltd.
Oct.2015
In order to promote production and sales of molded plastic products, NIPPO MECHATRONICS HIROSHIMA CO., LTD. was established in Hiroshima City, and took over the core assets from the Hiroshima factory of Shin-kobe Platechs Co., Ltd.
June 2016
In order to strengthen the supervisory functions of the board of directors and improve corporate governance, the company shifted to a “company with an audit and supervisory committee.”
July.2018
The Head Office was relocated to Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, and the Nagoya Branch was opened.
July.2019
FNA MECHATRONICS MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. (local corporation) in Mexico was changed to a wholly owned subsidiary.
Apr.2021
In order to strengthen the electronics materials business, the Akashi Office was opened in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture, taking over the adhesive business of Fujitsu Quality Lab Limited.

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