History

Introducing about Nippon Rika Group’s history

Established in 1914, as an insulation material manufacture company we have been partner with major electric manufacture companies such as Toshiba, Hitachi, Mitsubishi and Fuji to gain experience through the development of the industry.

  • 2016
    NIPPON RIKA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION acquired VINCENT INDUSTRIE (France) and established a new company named NIPPON RIKA VINCENT INDUSTRIE S.A.S in France.

    YANO ELECTRIC WIRE & CO., LTD. changed its name to NIPPON RIKA ELECTRIC WIRE CO., LTD.

    TOYO COMMUTATOR MFG CO., LTD. changed its name to NIPPON RIKA COMMUTATORS INC.


  • 2015
    NIPPON RIKA ISOVOLTA CO., LTD. changed its name to NIPPON RIKA INSULATIONS CO., LTD.

    Founded NIPPON RIKA TECHNOLOGIES INC. in Tokyo.

    Founded NIPPON RIKA VIETNAM CO., LTD. in VIETNAM.


  • 2014
    Founded NIPPON RIKA (THAILAND)CO.,LTD. in Thai.

    Opened Kobe sales office in Kobe city Hyogo Pref.

    Held 100th Anniversary Event of Nippon Rika Kogyosho

    NIPPON RIKA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION acquired YANO ELECTRIC WIRE & CO., LTD..

    Opened Taichung sales office in Taiwan.

    Founded NIPPON RIKA LOGISTICS CO., LTD. in Tokyo.

    Open German office in Kempen, Germany.

    Founded NIPPON RIKA TRADING(SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. in China.

    Moved Adachi Giken Co.,Ltd. in Fukushima works.

  • 2013
    Opened Hitachi sales office in Hitachi city Ibaraki Pref.

    Opened Nagasaki sales office in Nagasaki city Nagasaki Pref.

    Founded NIPPON RIKA INC. in USA.

    NIPPON RIKA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION acquired TOYO COMMUTATOR MFG CO., LTD..

    NIPPON RIKA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION acquired ADACHI GIKEN CO., LTD..

    Opened Gyeongju factory in Korea.

    Founded NIPPON RIKA KOREA CO., LTD. in Korea.

    Opened Vienna branch office in Austria.

    NRK High-Tech Co., Ltd. changed its name to Nippon Rika Shared Solutions Co., Ltd.

  • 2012
    Takashi Okuri was assigned as the president & CEO.

    Founded NIPPON RIKA GR(INDIA) PVT. LTD. in INDIA.

  • 2011
    Moved Taiwan Branch to Taipei city (The name is unchanged.)

  • 2010
    Opened Taiwan Branch in Taiwan.

    Moved Nagoya sales office to Nagoya city (The name is unchanged.)

  • 2007
    Yukiko Okuri was assigned as the president & CEO.

  • 2006
    Built additional plant for dismantling coil and entered into the coil repairing business.

  • 2005
    Built additional 12th and 13th production plant in Tochigi plant. Established NRK Sogo Kikaku Co., Ltd.

  • 2004
    Started production of IPDU module

  • 2003
    The Iino factory is relocated to Adachi-cho from Iino-cho, Fukushima,
    and it considers as the Fukushima Works.

  • 2002
    Moved Nagoya sales office to Ichinomiya city (The name is unchanged.)

  • 2001

    NRK group companie's Tochigi Works acquired ISO 14001 certification
    (Nippon Rika Rika Kogyosho Co.,Ltd, NRK High-Tech Co., Ltd,
    Nippon Rika Isovolta Co., Ltd,) JACO-EC01J0132

    Acquired ISO 9001 certification JQA-QM 6007 on copper clad laminated IMS

  • 2000
    Acquired ISO 9001 certification JQA-QM 4305 on rotary electric stator coils

  • 1999
    Opened Nagoya sales office in Nagoya city Aichi Pref.
    Started to design, produce and sell power modules.

  • 1998
    Acquired ISO 9002 certification JQA-2305 on mica products.

  • 1997
    Established joint venture Nippon Rika Isovolta Co., Ltd. with ISOVOLTA which produces and sells mica paper.

  • 1994
    NRK High-Tech Co., Ltd. established.

  • 1992
    The new factory was constructed in Iino-cho, Fukushima Prefecture and the production of coil insulators began.

  • 1991
    Mr. Kuniyoshi Okuri was elected as president.

  • 1990
    The company entered into a business tie-up with ISOVALTA AG of Austria.
    Opened Nagaoka sales office in Nagaoka city Niigata Pref.

  • 1989
    New 15-story and 6-story office buildings were constructed in the head office location.

  • 1988
    Mr. Mitsuo Okuri was elected as president.

  • 1987
    With the entire movement of its production facility from Tokyo, the Tochigi factory was approved by JIS.

  • 1983
    A vertical-type impregnation coating machine was newly installed in the Tochigi factory and the manufacturing and selling of preimpregnated materials were started.

  • 1979
    Started manufacturing and selling unique mica materials, which were made with a newly developed mica paper "AR-MAT".

  • 1977
    The mica plates for electric heater use was approved by the UL Standard.

  • 1967
    The patent on "Manufacturing Method for Laying up Mica Splittings by Machine" had been applied and then published in Japan and overseas and the manufacturing operations began.

  • 1964
    A new factory was established on 36,000 square meters of land in Mibu-cho, Tochigi Prefecture and manufacturing operation began.

  • 1960
    Developmental work for manufacturing mica paper (reconstituted mica) completed successfully. The material was approved and specified as a standard material by leading electrical apparatus manufacturing companies, such as Toshiba Corp., Fuji Electric Co., Meidensha Corp., Toyo Electric MFG Co., etc. Coping with this market demand, line production started.

  • 1951
    The factory was approved by JIS.

  • 1948
    Mr. Kazuo Okuri was elected as president.

  • 1947
    The company changed its name to NIPPON RIKA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION

  • 1926
    Obtaind the U.S. patent for heat resistive bonding material which could be applied to manufacturing mica plate for electric heater use.

  • 1925
    Started manufacturing and selling RikaLite (synthetic resin product).

  • 1923
    Introduced whole series of Micanite materials to the market, including commutator segment mica. These products were well accepted by the leading electrical apparatus manufacturers in Japan.

  • 1915
    Moved to the present location (Ohi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo), and changed the name of the company to Nippon Rika Kogyo Co., Ltd. The company started manufacturing molding micanite, flexible mica sheets, etc.

  • 1914
    Nippon Micanite Seisakusyo was established in Ota-ku, Tokyo, by Mr. Torazo Okuri as the first mica-related products manufacturing company in Japan.

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