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.
Okame-no-Men released Nippon Yakin's first steel product on October 25, 1935.
The Kawasaki Plant is constructed in 1935 to produce stainless steel.
An okame-no-men, a traditional mask used in the performing arts was purchased from Heiken-ji Temple in Kawasaki and used as a mold for Nippon Yakin’s first product. Based on the mask instead of a typical wooden mold, a sand mold was created. Stainless steel melted in a 50-kilogram induction furnace was poured into the sand mold, becoming the first item produced by NIppon Yakin.
|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||Construction of new AOD equipment has been completed|
|2010||Consolidated subsidiaries Yakin Kawasaki, Yakin Oheyama and NAS Business Services are absorbed|
|2011||Nippon Yakin America established|
|2012||Nippon Yakin Shanghai and Nippon Yakin Europe established|
|2014||Nippon Yakin Asia established|
|2015||Nippon Yakin receives NORSOK (Norweigian petroleum standard) certification|
|2018||Nisco Nippon Yakin Kogyo Nanjing established|