Our steps to the future
Kiyoshi Hattori founded Nagoya Denki Kogyosho.
Started the repair and sales of electric equipment in Tsubaki-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya.
Established Nagoya Denki Shoji Co, Ltd. in Sotetsumachi, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya (now know as 1-chome and 2-chome, Ekiminami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya), and started the sales of general-purpose electrical components and power distribution electrical equipment.
Merged Nagoya Hen’atsuki Seisakusho Co., Ltd. to expand the business operations.
Changed the trade name to Nagoya Electric Works Co., Ltd. and relocated the headquarters to Yokobori-cho, Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya.
Started the production of control equipment, and simultaneously established a production factory for power distribution equipment.
Invented and developed Japan's first remote-controlled system to light up letters made up of light bulbs by using the telephone lines of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (now known as NTT) for data communication purpose other than calls. In order to prevent traffic congestion caused by snow blocking on National Route 21, the first remote-controlled variable message sign board was delivered to the Gifu National Highway Construction Office of the Ministry of Construction (now known as Gifu National Highway Office of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism). (Start of ITS Information Equipment business)
Developed mobile variable message sign equipment with sereral patterns on roll-up sheet to change the display.
Delivered the first unit to Nagoya Administration Bureau, Japan Highway Public Corporation (now known as Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited).
Tomei Expressway fully opened.
Installed variable message sign boards between Tokyo IC and Numazu IC as well as between Mikkabi IC and Komaki IC.
Invented and developed an internally illuminated variable message sign, which displays different information at different times. Proposed this technology to National Police Agency, which then adopted it. Installed the first unit in Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, and then spread nationwide.
Established Technical Research Center.
Developed a parking meter using laser beam as a vehicle detection sensor at the Technical Research Center. Delivered the first units to the National Police Agency in April 1972, and installed them on Namiki-dori Street in Ginza, Tokyo.
Invented and developed a road closing equipment. Installed the first unit on National Route 41 in Kamiaso, Hichiso-mura, Gifu.
Developed a dam discharge warning system that utilizes the system of variable message sign board. Delivered the first unit to Tenryu River Dam Integrated Control Office, Ministry of Construction. Installed at Miwa Dam in Nagano.
Invented and developed pedestrian traffic signals for the visually impaired (known familiarly as “bird tweets”). Conducted test installation at the Aichi Prefectural Police Headquarters. Announced the technology at a nationwide joint meeting of the visually impaired citizens.
Developed a suspended-type traffic signal, and delivered it to the Aichi Prefectural Police Headquarters. Installed at Akamon Intersection in Osu, Nagoya after conducting a test installation.
Opened Miwa Factory (current company headquarters) in Miwa-cho, Ama-gun, Aichi (currently, Ama-shi, Aichi) to strengthen the production capabilities.
Delivered Japan’s first variable message sign board incorporating LED to Meihan Expressway Construction Office, Ministry of Construction. Installed it as a temperature display board to inform drivers of possible icy road ahead during winter.
Developed and began installation of LED variable message sing boards in which filament lamps were replaced with LED lights.
Invented, developed and began sale of the world's first optical solder joint inspection system NLB-1500 using laser beams. (Start of FA Inspection Equipment Division business.)
Invented and developed the image processing parking status discrimination system, which uses a neural network to estimate the congestion status of the entire parking lot from a video taking a part of the parking status, and delivered and installed at Ashigara SA of the Tomei Expressway of Japan Highway Public Corporation (now known as Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited).
Established a subsidiary Nihon Shasai Hyoshiki Co, Ltd. to strengthen the sales of vehicles with variable message sign. (later changed its name to Infomex Co., Ltd. and currently, Informex Sales and Operation Div.).
Developed information provision equipment for roadside stations. Delivered the first unit to Shizuoka National Road Construction Office, Ministry of Construction. Installed it at Fuji Roadside Station.
Developed NACOVI (indoor-type), LED-based full-color display equipment.
Change the name of General Research Center (originally established as Technical Research Center) to Opto-Electronics Division (now known as FA Inspection Equipment Division).
Acquired ISO9001 certification at Optoelectronics Division (now known as FA Inspection Equipment Division).
Developed NACOVI (outdoor-type), LED-based full-color display equipment.
Delivered the first unit to the Nagano National Road Construction Office, Ministry of Construction, and installed it at Akanuma Information Station. (Photo: Kamigo SA)
Developed and began sale of the X-ray-based automated inspection system NLX-2500.
Acquired ISO9001 certification at Information Equipment Disivion (now known as ITS Information Equipment Division).
Developed an image processing-based road surface condition detection system that makes use of cameras and other devices to identify five types of road conditions: dry, wet, sherbet, rough, and pressurized snow. Delivered the first unit to Nagano National Road Construction Office, Ministry of Construction (now known as Nagano National Road Office, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism).
Listed on the second section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
Developed and began sale of solder joint inspection sytem that makes use of image processing.
Acquired ISO14001 certification at Opto-Electronics Division (now known as FA Inspection Equipment Division).
Acquired ISO14001 certification at Information Equipment Division (now known as ITS Information Equipment Division).
Developed multi-colored shape information boards, and delivered them to Kakegawa Test Track for the Shin-Tomei Expressway operated by Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited.
Developed a new type of solder joint inspection system - NVI-FZ.
Developed hybrid LED information boards incorporating solar panels, and delivered them to Shiga Prefecture.
Established liaison offices in Wuxi and Shenzhen to develop sales and service hubs in China.
Jointly developed BLINKs*, the speed sense control system (driver assistance light system) as a new-generation information provision method together with Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited. Installed them on Shin-Tomei Expressway.
Developed and started sales of a new X-ray inspection system, NXI-3300.
Received the Toyota Technology & Development Award for the development of Camera Array Image Inspection System.
Merged Informex Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary.
Started the sales of LED lighting and LED vehicle lightbar.
Established Zero-Sum ITS Solutions India Private Limited, a joint venture with Zero-Sum Corporation in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, to provide services related to Intelligent Transport Systems.
Concluded a capital and business alliance agreement with Daiichi Jitsugyo Co., Ltd. regarding inspection equipment business. Acquired the inspection equipment business department of Daiichi Mecha-tech Corporation, a subsidiary of Daiichi Jitsugyo Co., Ltd.
Entered into a business transfer agreement with Anritsu Networks Co., Ltd., Anritsu Corporation, regarding main controllers for equipment displaying road and river information.
Entered into a capital business collaboration agreement with Nippon Signal Co., Ltd. regarding information equipment.
Acquired shares of Conlux Matsumoto Co., Ltd. and made it our a subsidiary.
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