History

During its eight decades as an industry leader, Nippon Yakin has brought innovation and technological ingenuity to its products for superior functionality and versatility. From its fire extinguishers in 1925 to stainless steels today that are ideally designed for green technologies, Nippon Yakin continues its long tradition of creating excellence.

Image: Production of the first stainless steel at Kawasaki Plant

Production of the first stainless steel at Kawasaki Plant

1925
Founded as Chuo Rika Kogyo Co., Ltd., manufacturer and seller of fire extinguishers
1928
Company renamed Nippon Kako Co., Ltd., manufacturer and seller of blasting supplies
1934
Completion of the Kawasaki Alloy Plant (184,800 m²)
1935
First stainless steel product
1942
Company renamed Nippon Yakin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1950
Success at manufacturing stainless steel in an arc furnace using an oxygen process
1959
The Kawasaki plant is expanded to 418,000 m²; 20-high Sendzimir mills installed
1966
Planetary hot rolling machine installed
1968
60-ton arc furnace installed
1977
60-ton argon oxygen decarburization equipment installed
1996
Compact hot rolling machine installed
2008
60-ton argon oxygen decarbonization with vacuum system (AVS) installed for special alloys
2010
Consolidated subsidiaries Yakin Kawasaki, Yakin Oheyama and NAS Business Services are absorbed

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