History

History of Nemoto Group

  • Start luminizing business and sales of self-luminous paint for watch & clock dials.

  • Incorporated as Nemoto Photo-Chemical Co., Ltd .

  • Takaido Factory completed.

  • Reorganized as Nemoto & Co., Ltd.

  • Ibaraki Factory completed.

  • Sagami Factory completed.

  • Okaya Factory completed. Expand business in Watch & Clock industry.

  • Nemoto Chemie Co., Ltd founded.

  • Open representative Office in Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Takaido R&D Center completed in Tokyo.

  • Establish Joint venture factory Wong’s Nemoto Industries Ltd in Hong Kong for luminizing business.

  • Open new factory building at Nemoto Chemie Co., Ltd.

  • Open automated plant at Tsukuba for intensive production of watch & clock dials.

  • Separate Watch/Clock dial business and establish N. P. Tsukuba Co., Ltd. for specialized production.

  • Life Science laboratories opened at Tsukuba facility.

  • Joint-venture Stone-Nemoto Co., Ltd. founded at Seoul, Korea.

  • 2nd and 3rd research buildings of Life Science Dept. completed in Tsukuba facility.

  • Nemoto Portugal Quimica Fina Lda. founded at Pombal, Portugal

  • Open self-luminous painting factory in Shenzhen, China, cooperated with Shanghai Clock and Watch Fittings Ltd.

  • Establish a Joint-venture T. N. Technos Co., Ltd. with Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd for pharmacological studies.

  • Establish Shanghai Nemoto Chemical & Light Industry Co., Ltd. to start sensor production.

  • New factory building completed at Ibaraki Factory.

  • New facilities for luminous painting completed at Shenzhen, China.

  • New production site Dalian Nemoto Chemicals Co., Ltd completed.

  • Nemoto (HK) Ltd. established for marketing in the Southeast Asia.

  • Establish Nemoto (Europe) B.V. in Amsterdam for marketing in Europe.

  • Establish a Joint-venture LumiNova AG Switzerland with RC-Tritec AG, to supply LumiNova into Swiss watch industry.

  • NPQ 2nd factory completed for LumiNova production

  • Life Science Division separated and Nemoto Science Co., Ltd. established.

  • Dalian F.T.Z. Nemoto Chemicals Co., Ltd. established. Start production of phosphor for displays.

  • Start selling industrial sensors to European market.

  • Awarded Excellent Patent Utilization Strategy Prize by Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

  • Transfer Chemical plating facility at Nemoto Chemie to N.P. Tsukuba.

  • Nemoto & Co.,Ltd merge Nemoto Chemie Co.,Ltd.

  • Tokyo Chamber of Commerce Chairman Prize awarded for good-standing firm.

  • N.P. Tsukuba changed its company name to Nemoto Precisions Co., Ltd.

  • Second R&D Center buildings at Hiratsuka Office completed.

  • New factory buildings for LumiNova production completed at LumiNova AG Switzerland.

  • Nemoto Lumi-Materials Co., Ltd. and
    Nemoto Sensor Engineering Co., Ltd. newly established.

  • Cancel JV with Wong’s Nemoto Industries Ltd. and changed its company name to Nemoto Precision Hong Kong as a wholly-owned company.

  • Move Head Office from Ogikubo to Takaido.

  • Dalian F.T.Z. Nemoto Chemicals Co., Ltd. changed its company name to Dalian Nemoto New Materials Co., Ltd.

  • New production site completed in Dalian Nemoto New Materials Co., Ltd.

  • Carry out complete company split-up and Nemoto & CO., Ltd. became a holding company.

  • Establish Nemoto Lumi Products (Shenzhen) Ltd. as wholly-owned company of Nemoto.

  • Nemoto Sensor-Engineering Co.,Ltd. Ushiku factory completed.

  • Nemoto Precision merge Ohashi Precision.

  • Shanghai Nemoto Electronic Technology Co., Ltd became 100% owned company of Nemoto.

  • Nemoto & Co., Ltd. merge Nemoto Lumi-Materials., Ltd.

  • Open sales office in Bao'an center district.

  • Start sales of gas sensors at Bao'an.

  • Nemoto & Co., Ltd. merge Nemoto Precision Co., Ltd., and transferred plating business to Precision Tsukuba Co., Ltd.

  • Transfer Nemoto Precision (HK) Ltd. Start selling phosphors.