長野計器

History

History

1896May The first President and company founder, Yoshihira Wada began business in Haramachi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, and commenced manufacturing of pressure gauges and related products (at the first gauge factory in Japan). 和田嘉衡
1917May The company was reorganized as Tokyo Keiki Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
1948December Tokyo Keiki Seisakusho Co., Ltd. was liquidated and divided into Nagano Keiki Seisakusho Co., Ltd. and Tokyo Keiki Seisakusho Co., Ltd. (currently TOKYO KEIKI INC.).  Head office and factories were located in Komoro-machi (currently Komoro-shi), Nagano-ken, with 5 million yen in capital.
1951Octorber Head office and factories were relocated to Ueda, Ueda-shi. 工場
1954May Granted status as Japanese Industrial Standard Pressure Gauge Factory.
 August Designation as Measurement Control Model Factory.
1957May Designation as a First Class Instrument Using Workplace.  
1958January The Tokyo Factory was established in Chuo, Ohta-ku, Tokyo.  
1964March The first phase of the construction of the Akiwa
Factory was completed at Akiwa, Ueda-shi,
Nagano-ken. Tokico Instrument Co., Ltd.
(currently Hitachi Automotive Systems & Nagano, LTD.) was established through a joint venture with Tokico Co., Ltd. (currently Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.) and the sales of both companies’ products commenced.
長野県上田市秋和に秋和工場の第1期工事完成
 May Nagano Keiki Service Co., Ltd. (currently NAGANO KEISO CO., LTD. was established by spinning off the maintenance division.
 December The second phase of the construction of the Akiwa factory was completed. The Ueda factory (currently Ueda Measuring Instruments factory) was relocated.
1965August Authorized as Bourdon Tube Pressure Gauge and Mercury Filled Thermometer Factory. (JIS standard was authorized by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.)  
1966December The third phase of construction of Ueda Measuring
Instruments factory was completed. The head office was relocated to Akiwa, Ueda-shi. Nagano Hanyo Keiki Mfg. Co., Ltd. was established
 
1976June The Head Office was transferred to Higashimagome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo. 本社を東京都大田区東馬込に移転
1978July Nagano Co., Ltd. was established by separation from the Tokyo factory.
1988September Acquired capital in Mahshin Co., Ltd (currently Yoshitomi-Mahshin Co., Ltd.).
 November An engineering and sales agreement for pressure sensors was made with the Instruments Division of Dresser, Inc., U.S.A. (currently Ashcroft-Nagano Keiki Holdings, Inc.).
1989February Acquisition of capital in Nagano-ken Housou Shiza Co., Ltd. (currently Epoch Nagano Co., Ltd.). The production and sales of ceramic products commenced.  
 July Acquisition of capital in Yoshitomi Co., Ltd (currently Yoshitomi-Mahshin Co., Ltd.).  
 November The first phase of construction of the Maruko Electronic Instruments Factory was completed at Maruko-machi, Nagano-ken. 
Full scale production of pressure sensors commenced.
 
1991January Dresser-Nagano, Inc. (currently Ashcroft-Nagano, Inc.) was established in California, U.S.A., through a joint-venture with Dresser, Inc., U.S.A.  
1995February Received the “Sasakawa Special Award for Inventions” from the Japan Society for the Advancement of Inventions Foundation, currently Society for the Advancement of Inventions (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation). Ueda Measuring Instruments factory and Maruko Electronic Instruments Factory obtained ISO 9001 certification.  
1996Octorber A technological transfer and license agreement was made and entered into for high-pressure-related sensing technology with Delco Electronics (currently Delphi Automotive Systems), U.S.A.  
1997January The second phase of the construction of the Maruko Electronics Instruments Factory was completed. 丸子電子機器工場
 July The company name was changed to NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD.
1998September A technological transfer and license agreement was made and entered into with Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany, regarding high-pressure sensing technology.
 Octorber The new construction of the headquarters building was completed.  
 December Company Stocks were sold as over-the-counter stocks. Accreditation regarding the official proofreader for calibration of dead weight type pressure gauge was granted by JACSS (The Japan Calibration Service System).  
1999December Sensor sub-assembly sales agreement was made and entered with Texas Instruments, U.S.A.  
2000December The Ueda Measuring Instruments Factory and the Maruko Electronic Instruments Factory obtained ISO14001 certification. ADZ NAGANO GmbH was established through a joint-venture with ADZ, Germany.  
2003January Received the “Nikkei Best Product Service Award in 2002” for KA series “small size pressure sensor for automotive applications”.  
 April FUKUDA CO., LTD. became a wholly owned subsidiary of NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD.  
 September Establishment of a resident office in Europe in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.  
2004March ZA Co, Ltd. (currently NAGANO KEISO CO., LTD.) became a wholly owned subsidiary of NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD.  
2005February NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD. was listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. 東京証券取引所市場第二部に上場
 May The Nagano Keiki Solutions Support Center (NSSC) was established in Ottendorf-Okrilla, Sachsen, Germany.
 August The Maruko Electronic Instruments Factory obtained ISO/TS 16949: 2002 certification from the Japan Gas Appliances Inspection Association.
 September Sun Cast Co., Ltd. became a wholly owned subsidiary of NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD.
Nagano Keiki Technical Solutions Center was opened in Ikuta, Ueda-shi.
 
2006May Sun Cast Co., Ltd. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Nagano Keiki Co., Ltd.
Nagano Keiki Technical Solutions Center was opened in Ikuta, Ueda-shi.
Ashcroft Holdings, Inc.(現・Ashcroft-Nagano Keiki Holdings, Inc.)
Ashcroft Holdings, Inc. (currently Ashcroft-Nagano Keiki Holdings, Inc.) became a wholly owned subsidiary of NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD.
 
2007April NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD. was listed on the 1st section of the Tokyo of the Tokyo Stock Exchange  
2008February S3C, Inc. (Sunnyvale, California) became a subsidiary of NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD.  
 April New-Era Co., Ltd. became a wholly owned subsidiary of NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD.  
2009April Yoshitomi Co., Ltd. merged with Mahshin Co., Ltd. and changed the company name to Yoshitomi Mahshin Co., Ltd.  
 July NAGANO KEISO CO., LTD. merged with ZA Co., Ltd.  
2013November An business alliance agreement was signed with Elmos Semiconductor AG, Germany and Silicon Microstructures Inc,, USA for the joint development and provision of ASIC and MEMS type pressure sensor elements.  
2014July Establishment of manufacturing joint venture, JADE Sensortechnik GmbH with Intelligente Sensorsysteme Dresden GmbH (i2s).