April 2, 1918
Japan’s first fire alarm manufacturer was established under the corporate name of “Tokyo Hochiki Co., Ltd.” at Yurakucho, Kojimachi-ku (now Chiyoda-ku), Tokyo under the investments mainly by life insurance companies.
The prospectus tells that the Company has been established for the purpose of “manufacturing fire, theft and other alarms and selling modern fire-fighting machinery.”
Installed an MM-type fire alarm for public use at Nihonbashi (Tokyo) for the first time in Japan.
|October 1951||Succeeded in developing an automatic fire detector.|
Constructed the Machida Plant in Machida City, Tokyo.
|July 1963||Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
Commenced the sales of UHF broadcasting converters.
|June 1968||Succeeded in developing an ionization type smoke detector.|
Constructed a Head office building at Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo and moved Head Office there.
|March 1969||Constructed the Kakuda Plant (currently called Miyagi Plant) at Kakuda City, Miyagi Prefecture.|
|November 1971||Established a Representative Office in Los Angeles, USA.|
|May 1972||Shifted to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|July 1972||Revised the corporate name to HOCHIKI CORPORATION.|
Established our fully owned subsidiary, HOCHIKI AMERICA CORPORATION in USA.
|December 1974||Constructed Ibaraki Plant at Yuki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture for exclusively manufacturing electronic devices.|
|July 1986||Commenced the sales of R-type fire prevention system with Model HRE.|
|September 1986||Established a Representative Office in London, UK.|
Constructed the new Miyagi Plant at Kakuda City, Miyagi Prefecture.
Established our fully owned subsidiary, HOCHIKI EUROPE (U.K.) LIMITED in the UK.
|July 1992||Miyagi Plant acquired the approval under the international standard of quality management system, ISO-9001.|
|May 1993||Constructed a new Osaka Branch office building at Higashi Osaka City.|
Constructed the Multipurpose Fire Test Laboratory of the world’s largest scale at Kakuda City, Miyagi Prefecture (attached to the Miyagi Plant).
|June 1996||Commenced the sales of R-type fire prevention system with Model HRI.|
|June 1997||Established the Singapore Branch Office as bridgehead of sales activities in Southeast Asia by reinforcing the Representative Office (established in June 1995).|
|April 1998||Commemorated the 80th anniversary.|
|June 1998||Acquired the Certificate of Quality Management System for our fire prevention system by Public Safety Bureau, Chinese Government.|
|March 1999||Commenced the sales of a residential building fire alarm system, “SV System”, not requiring emergency power source.|
|August 1999||Machida Plant acquired the approval under the ISO-9001.|
|July 2001||Established a Representative Office at Beijing, China.|
|October 2001||Our Special Disaster Preventive Dept. acquired the approval under the ISO-9001.|
|December 2001||Machida Plant acquired the approval under the ISO-14001.|
|February 2006||Established our fully owned subsidiary,HOCHIKI FIRE PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION in China.|
|April 2008||90th Anniversary of HOCHIKI CORPORATION.|
|April 2008||Consolidated seven of all the maintenance subsidiary companies(except Hochiki Maintenance Center Corp.) into two(Hochiki Higashinihon Maintenance Corp.and Hochiki Nishinihon Maintenance Corp.)|
|September 2008||Office established at Taiwan.|
|June 2009||Wind power system and Solar photovoltaic system have installed in Miyagi Plant.|
Merged Hochiki Distribution Center Corp.
Office established at Australia.
Merged Hochiki Maintenance Center Corp. and Hochiki Higashinihon Maintenance Corp. and Hochiki Nishinihon Maintenance Corp.
Hochiki Australia Pty.Ltd. established.
Hochiki America Corp. established Hochiki de Mexico,S.A.de C.V.
Kansai Hochiki Engineering Corp. merged Ehime Hochiki Corp.
Taiwan salse branch office established.
Joined Kentec Electronics Ltd.
Bangkok representative office and Jakarta representative office established.
Hochiki Europe(U.K)Ltd. established Hochiki Middle East FZE in Dubai
Hochiki Asia Pacifiic Pte.Ltd. established in Singapore.
Joined Kentec Electronics Ltd.
Reliability Test Center has been established for the purpose of further product quality improvement.
Transferred all of shares of Hochiki Fire Prevention Technology Corp.in China
2nd Miyagi Plant constructed at Kakuda City.
Hochiki Europe(U.K) Ltd. acquired D.E.S.SRL(present Hochiki Italia SRL a s.u.)
Technical Training Center established in Shinagawa(at Minato-ku), Tokyo
Thank you 100th Anniversary of Hochiki Corporation.