NAGOYA ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD.

Corporate History

19464

Kiyoshi Hattori founded Nagoya Denki Kogyosho.

19585

Established Nagoya Denki Shoji Kabushiki Kaisha in Sotetsu-machi, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi (equivalent to a part of current Meieki-Minami 1-chome and 2-chome, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi).

19593

Merged with Kabushiki Kaisha Nagoya Hen’atsuki Seisakusho.

19597

Renamed to Nagoya Electric Works Co., Ltd.
Headquarters relocated to Yokobori-cho, Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya-shi.

19669

Established Tokyo Office (now known as Tokyo Regional Office).

19709

Established Sapporo Office (now known as Sapporo Branch).

197010

Established Technical Research Institute.

19716

Established Osaka Office (now known as Osaka Regional Office).

19726

Established Kyushu Office (now known as Fukuoka Branch).

19736

Established Hiroshima Local Office (now known as Hiroshima Branch).

19739

Established Sendai Local Office (now known as Sendai Branch).

19798

Established Nagoya Office (now known as Chubu Regional Office).

19798

Established Miwa Factory (now known as Headquarters) in Miwa-cho, Ama-gun, Aichi (now known as Ama-shi, Aichi).

197912

Established Takamatsu Office (now known as Shikoku Office).

19864

Established Niigata Office (now known as Niigata Branch).

19875

Established Minami-Kyushu Local Office (now known as Minami-Kyushu Office).

19915

General Research Institute, which had evolved from the Technical Research Institute, renamed to Opto-Electronics Division (now known as FA Inspection Equipment Division).

19916

Established Nihon Shasai Hyoshiki Co., Ltd.
Renamed to Informex Co, Ltd. in May 1992.

19927

Established Aoto Office (now known as East Japan General Construction Office).

19976

Obtained ISO9001 certification for Opto-Electronics Division (now known as FA Inspection Equipment Division).

20001

Obtained ISO 9001 certification for Information Equipment Division (now known as ITS Information Equipment Division).

20009

Listed on the Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

200312

Obtained ISO14001 certification for the Opto-electronics Division (now known as FA Inspection Equipment Division).

200612

Obtained ISO 14001 certification for Information Equipment Division (now known as ITS Information Equipment Division).

2009

Certified as an Aichi Quality Company.

20118

Headquarters relocated from Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture to Ama City,
Aichi Prefecture.
(Registered head office remains in Yokobori-cho, Nakagawa-ku,
Nagoya-shi).

20134

Merged with Informex Co., LTd.
Renamed to Informex Sales and Marketing Division.

20145

Established a joint venture Zero-Sum ITS Solutions India Private Limited, in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, through joint investment with Zero-Sum Ltd.

20152

Signed capital and business alliance agreement with Daiichi Jitsugyo Co., Ltd. in the inspection equipment business.

20153

Signed business transfer agreement with Anritsu Corporation and Anritsu Networks Corporation concerning the main controller for road and river information display systems.

20158

Signed capital and business alliance agreement with Nippon Signal Corporation in the information equipment business.

20168

Held "Shachi-sai", a thanksgiving festival, at the Headquarters as a commemorative event for the 70th anniversary of the company's founding.

201810

Acquired shares of Conlux Matsumoto Co., Ltd. and made it a wholly owned subsidiary.
Renamed to Informex Matsumoto Co., Ltd.

New Product History

Here are a number of new products that we have introduced to the world from the time of our founding to the present. The products we have been working on have changed in various ways with the times.
(Names of places, companies, ministries, etc. may be a mixture of then and now. Also, some products are not currently installed due to renewal, removal, etc.)

*The letters to the right of the year and month represent our business segments.
IE: ITS Information Equipment (Social Infrastructure - Disaster Prevention & Mitigation)
IX: ITS Information Equipment - Informex Sales and Operation (Social Infrastructure - Road Safety)
FA: FA Inspection Equipment (Electronics - Manufacturing Quality)

1960s
196612IE

Developed Japan's first VMS that could be remotely operated using ordinary telephone lines, and installed on National Route 21 (now Prefectural Route 31) in Ogaki-shi, Gifu.

19694IX

Developed a mobile VMS and delivered to Japan Highway Public Corporation Nagoya Administration Office (now known as Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited).

19696IE

The Tomei Expressway fully opened. Our VMS installed between the Tokyo IC and Numazu IC, and between the Mikkabi IC and Komaki IC.

196911IE

Developed an internally illuminated variable signage and installed at Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

1970s
19713IE

Developed a roadblock device and installed on National Route 41 in Kamiasao, Hichiso-mura, Gifu.

197112IE

Developed a laser-based vehicle-sensing parking meter and installed it on Namiki-dori, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, in April 1972.

19723IE

Developed a rockfall prediction and detection system and installed it on Route 210 in Ukiha-shi, Fukuoka.

19733IE

Developed Line Mover, a central line shifting system, and delivered to the Metropolitan Police Department.

19743IE

Developed a rotating electric signage and installed at Miwa Dam, Ina-shi, Nagano, as a dam discharge warning system.

19754IE

Developed a traffic light for the visually impaired (a.k.a. "Piyo-Piyo-Cuckoo" in Japan). Presented at the National Convention for the Visually Impaired held in Yamagata Prefecture and installed on a trial basis at Otorii intersection (now known as Nakamura Koen-mae intersection), Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi.

19758IE

Developed a warning display system for tunnels and installed at the Ena-san Tunnel in Ena-shi, Gifu, and the Ajikake Tunnel in Achi-mura, Nagano.

19759IE

Developed Free Pattern Electric Light Panel and delivered to Hanshin Expressway Public Corporation.

19759IE

Developed Japan's first suspended traffic signal (a.k.a. UFO traffic signal in Japan) and installed at the Akamon intersection in Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi

19766IE

Developed Safety Eye (MT-1), a detector to detect object in vehicle blind spots

19767IE

Developed a doze-prevention alarm system and installed on National Route 41 in Gero-shi, Gifu.

19783IE

Developed a vehicle height instrumentation system and installed in Maigi-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi.

197812IE

Developed Piccolo(SA-1)(SA-5), a speed setting alarm.

1980s
19891IE

Developed a non-contact road surface snow gauge and a freeze detector

198012IE

Developed MT-100, a distance measurement device for heavy-duty truck.

19813IE

Developed a booth camera for illegal vehicle control and delivered to the then Japan Highway Public Corporation.

198212IE

Developed Japan's first LED temperature indicator for roads and delivered to the Meihan National Highway Construction Office of the Ministry of Construction (now known as the Hokusei National Highway Office of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism).

19833IE

Developed central control system for Free Pattern electric light panel and delivered to Hiroshima Administration Bureau of Japan Highway Public Corporation (now known as Chugoku Branch of West Nippon Expressway Company Limited).

19846FA

Developed the NLB-500 bridge checker.

198410IX

Developed mobile VMS with LED and delivered to the Nagoya Administration Office of the Japan Highway Public Corporation (now known as the Nagoya Branch Office of the Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited).

198511IE

Developed self-luminous optical delineator and delivered to Sendai Administration Bureau of Japan Highway Public Corporation (now known as Tohoku Branch of East Nippon Expressway Company Limited).

198610IE

Jointly developed emergency call equipment with NTT Kanto General Branch and delivered to Urawa-shi,
Saitama, and three other cities.

198611IE

Developed LED VMS, which were subsequently installed throughout Japan.
(The image shows a high-resolution LED display installed on National Route 156 in Gifu-shi, Gifu in November 1987.)

19878FA

Invented and developed NLB-1500, the world's first laser-based solder joint visual inspection system

198010IE

Jointly developed the simple home security "Anshin" with NTT Tokai General Branch

198710IE

Developed a sightseeing information board "Hakkiri-kun" and delivered to Kochi Prefectural Office for installation. Provides road guidance and destinations with text and map display.

198711IE

Developed public message tower with 3-color (red, green, orange) LED and delivered to Iwate Prefectural Office.

1990s
19903IE

Developed a system for measuring vehicle height, length, and width for the then Ministry of Transport's vehicle inspection business, and delivered and installed at the then Nishimikawa Vehicle Inspection Station of the Chubu District Transport Bureau.

19913IE

Developed an image processing system for detecting vehicles in parking lots, and installed at Ashigara SA on the Tomei Expressway as an image processing parking status identification system.

19923IX

Developed a self-propelled mobile VMS with LED and delivered to the Ohtsuki Management Office of the Japan Highway Public Corporation (now known as Ohtsuki Maintenance Service Center, Hachioji Branch Office, Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited).

19933IE

Developed a magnetic reversible scoreboard and installed at Toyohashi Municipal Baseball Stadium in Aichi Prefecture.

199310IE

Developed an information providing device for roadside stations and installed at Roadside Station Fuji.

19969IE

Developed mobile electronic terminal equipment using pen computers, digital cameras, and cell phones.

19973IE

Developed an integrated central processing system for VMS and tunnel disaster prevention, and delivered to Nakano Construction Office, Nagano Prefecture.

199711IE

Developed an automatic emergency exit light avoidance device using radio for automatic cleaning vehicles, and installed on the Tokyo Bay Aqualine.

199712IE

Developed a rest facility congestion information system using color still image processing and installed it at the
Umihotaru PA on the Tokyo Bay Aqualine.

199712IE

Developed NACOVI (outdoor type), an LED full-color display and installed at Akanuma Information Station in Nagano-shi, Nagano.

199810FA

Developed NLX-2500 automated X-ray inspection system.

19993IE

Developed a swivel device for LED dam information boards and delivered to the then Tsukiyama Dam Construction Office of the Ministry of Construction.

2000s
20003IE

Developed an image processing type road surface condition detection system and oncoming vehicle detection system, and delivered to the Nagano National Highway Construction Office of the Ministry of Construction (currently the Nagano National Highway Office of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism).

20016IE

Developed an ultra-wide-angle LED river information board, and delivered and installed at the Hachisu Dam Management Station, Chubu Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

200112FA

Developed NLB-770, a desktop type solder joint visual inspection system.

20035FA

Developed NLB-SX1, a camera-type solder joint visual inspection system.

20048FA

Developed NLX-1500 X-ray inspection system.

20049FA

Developed NLB-15000 and NLB-18000 laser/image hybrid inspection systems

200412FA

Developed NLX-5000 3D X-ray inspection system using oblique CT technology.

200511IX

Developed POSSIX portable VMS.

20088IE

Developed the first multi-color KL-type VMS and installed on the Tomei Expressway between the Yokohama Machida IC and the Atsugi IC.

20088IE

Developed a traffic jam tailgating system using radio wave Doppler sensors, and installed on the Tomei Expressway between the Okazaki IC and Toyota IC.

200911IE

Developed a multi-color graphic VMS and installed on the Kakegawa test runway on the Shin Tomei Expressway.

2010s
20101FA

Developed NVI-FZ, a high-performance camera-type solder joint visual inspection system.

20103IE

Developed a hybrid LED VMS equipped with solar panels and delivered to Shiga Prefecture.

20124IE

Jointly developed BLINKs* driving support light system with Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited, and installed on the Shin Tomei Expressway.

20134IX

Developed FLIX beacon light.

20154IFA

Developed NXI-3710 3D X-ray inspection system.

20164IX

Developed Nakkun NO. 2, a solar-powered portable VMS.

20166FA

Developed NVI-G350 3D automated optical inspection system.