History

1939

1939

Dec.

Edogawa Seiki Co., Ltd. (the predecessor of NOK CORPORATION) is founded.

1948

Oct.

The company name is changed to Tokyo Oil Seal Industry Co., Ltd.

1951

Dec.

Tokyo Oil Seal Industry Co., Ltd. merges with Nippon Yushi Industry Co., Ltd., and the company name is changed to Nippon Oil Seal Industry Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Oil Seal Industry Co., Ltd. merges with Nippon Yushi Industry Co., Ltd., and the company name is changed to Nippon Oil Seal Industry Co., Ltd.

1954

Jun.

Head Office and Tokyo Plant are relocated to Ota-ku, Tokyo.

Head Office and Tokyo Plant are relocated to Ota-ku, Tokyo.

1960

Mar.

A capital participation agreement is concluded with Freudenberg (Germany).

A capital participation agreement is concluded with Freudenberg (Germany).

Aug.

Fujisawa Plant (currently known as Shonan R&D Center) is established in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

1961

Oct.

NOK CORPORATION is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Dec.

Head Office is moved to Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

1964

Oct.

Nippon Sealol Co., Ltd. is founded as a subsidiary. (The company is currently known as EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD., an affiliated company.)

1966

Jan.

Head Office is relocated to Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Head Office is relocated to Minato-ku, Tokyo.

1967

Aug.

Shizuoka Plant is established in Makinohara City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

1968

Mar.

NOK-USA, Inc. (currently known as NOK Inc.) is founded in the USA as a subsidiary.

Apr.

Fukushima Plant is established in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture.

Fukushima Plant is established in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture.

1969

Nov.

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD. is founded as a subsidiary.

1970

1970

Apr.

Kumamoto Plant is established in Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture.

1974

Dec.

Tokai Plant is established in Kikugawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

1976

Dec.

NOK Klüber Co., Ltd. is founded as a subsidiary.

1980

1982

Jan.

EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD., an affiliated company, is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1985

Jul.

The company name is changed from Nippon Oil Seal Industry Co., Ltd. to NOK CORPORATION.

1986

Sep.

Mektec Corporation is founded in Taiwan as a subsidiary.

Mektec Corporation is founded in Taiwan as a subsidiary.

1987

Aug.

Nihonmatsu Plant is established in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture.

1988

Oct.

Thai NOK Co., Ltd. is founded in Thailand as a subsidiary.

Thai NOK Co., Ltd. is founded in Thailand as a subsidiary.

1989

Jul.

Freudenberg-NOK G.P. is founded as a joint venture between the U.S. subsidiary IPC Co., Ltd. of Freudenberg Co. and NOK Inc.

Freudenberg-NOK G.P. is founded as a joint venture between the U.S. subsidiary IPC Co., Ltd. of Freudenberg Co. and NOK Inc.

1990

1994

Nov.

Mektec Manufacturing Corporation (Thailand) Ltd. is founded in Thailand as a subsidiary.

1995

Jun.

Wuxi NOK-Freudenberg Oilseal Co., Ltd. is founded in China as a subsidiary.

1997

Aug.

Mektec Manufacturing Corporation (Zhuhai) Ltd. is founded in China as a subsidiary.

2000

2002

Apr.

NIPPON MEKTRON LTD., a subsidiary, spins off UNIMATEC CO., LTD., also a subsidiary.

Aug.

Mektec Manufacturing Corporation (Suzhou) Ltd. is founded in China as a subsidiary.

2004

Jan.

Tottori Plant is established in Nanbu-cho, Tottori Prefecture.

Mar.

All shares of Hokushin Corporation are acquired as a consolidated subsidiary.

2005

Mar.

Shares of Nitto Kogyo Co., Ltd. are acquired as a consolidated subsidiary.

Apr.

Shonan R&D Center is established in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Shonan R&D Center is established in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

2007

Apr.

SYNZTEC CO., LTD. is founded as a result of a merger between Hokushin Corporation and Nitto Kogyo Co., Ltd.

SYNZTEC CO., LTD. is founded as a result of a merger between Hokushin Corporation and Nitto Kogyo Co., Ltd.

2010

2010

Apr.

Kitaibaraki Plant is established in Kitaibaraki City, Ibaraki Prefecture.

2013

Oct.

SYNZTEC CO., LTD. (a subsidiary) is split up, and SYNZTEC CO., LTD. is newly founded as a successor company.

2018

Dec.

Tsukuba Plant is established in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture.