About the Company

Historical Highlights

July 1967 Tsugami Specialty Machine Co., Ltd. was established by Kenichi Tsugami in Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, with capitalization of ¥1 million, and began selling machine tools and automation systems.
July 1972 Nagaoka Precision Co., Ltd. was established in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, and began designing and producing FA systems, peripheral equipment, and production tools.
April 1982 Tsugami Robotics Co., Ltd. was established in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, becoming Japan's first authorized robot engineering company.
July 1983 Tsugami Specialty Machine acquired an equity stake in UPR Co., Ltd., a vacuum process equipment manufacturer, thereby entering the new field of vacuum thin-film deposition system.
January 1986 Tsugami Specialty Machine, Nagaoka Precision, Tsugami Robotics, and UPR merged to form the new company Tokki Corporation, Ltd., with the aim of expanding business in FA systems and vacuum thin film deposition equipment.
January 1991 Tokki received approval from the Japan Securities Dealers Association to register its shares on Japan's over-the-counter market.
August 1993 Tokki completed its experimental equipment for the manufacture of organic LED (OLED).
May 1996 Tokki completed its OLED equipment for production (small to medium volume).
June 1999 Tokki developed ELVESS, a fully automated OLED manufacturing system for mass production, and began selling ELVESS as a core product in its new business of products applying vacuum technologies.
February 2001 Tokki developed and started selling Small-ELVESS-C, a trial/small-lot manufacturing system for full-color organic EL devices, and pursued further practical development of such devices.
May 2001 Tokki entered an agreement with U.K.-based Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) covering the joint development of mass production technologies for polymer LED devices, and pursued further practical development of such equipment.
December 2001 Tokki purchased the Niigata Factory from Niigata Keiso Co., Ltd., in order to expand its production capacity and shorten delivery times for OLED manufacturing equipment.
September 2002 Paid-in capital was increased to ¥2.042 billion through a public offering (1.2 million shares).
November 2002 Tokki established Tsutoku Specialty Machine Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., with an equity holding of 30%.
April 2003 Tokki completed the Mitsuke Factory in the Niigata Chubu Industrial Park in Mitsuke City, Niigata Prefecture.
December 2003 Construction of the R&D Center, which is aimed at further strengthening Tokki's new technology development, was completed adjacent to the Mitsuke Factory.
December 2003 Paid-in capital was increased to ¥2.8612 billion through a public offering (800,000 shares).
January 2004 Tokki spun off its FA system and machine tool sales operations by forming the consolidated subsidiary Tokki Industries Co., Ltd.
May 2004 The Mitsuke Factory was awarded the ISO 9001 international certification for its environmental management system.
June 2004 Tokki Industries raised its equity holding in Tokki Technica Co., Ltd. to 100%, thereby making it a wholly owned subsidiary and the group's core company in the field of FA system outsourcing.
December 2004 Tokki cancelled its registration on the Japan Securities Dealers Association and was listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange.
November 2005 Tokki reduced its capital stock to ¥2.5 billion.
May 2006 Tokki Industries established its subsidiary Tokki Industries Vietnam Co., Ltd. in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as a sales and service base for the Southeast Asian region.
January 2007 The Mitsuke Factory was awarded the ISO 14001 international certification for its environmental management system.
April 2007 Paid-in capital was increased to ¥3.13754 billion through the issuance of share warrants and new shares for Merrill Lynch Japan Securities.
June 2007 Paid-in capital was increased to ¥3.61194 billion through the allocation of new shares to a third party for the London branch of Deutsche Bank.
December 2007 The capital and business alliance with Canon Inc. was completed, making Tokki a member of the Canon Group.
February 2008 Tokki completed its sputtering equipment for compound thin-film photovoltaic cells.
March 2008 Tokki entered into a joint research and development contract with Mitsubishi Corporation and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in the area of organic thin-film photovoltaic cells.
July 2009 Tokki has changed its account month from June to December.
December 2009 Head office of Tokki relocated from Chuo-ku, Tokyo to Mitsuke-shi, Niigata.
February 2010 Tokki transferred all stocks of Tokki Industries to Marubeni Corporation and other.
June 2010 Tokki developed sputtering equipment SPL-H-G5.
October 2010 Tokki became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon Inc. by corporate equity swap.
April 2011 Hiratsuka Plant opened.
July 2011 Cheonan office of Korea Service Station opened.
January 2012 Tokki changed its company name to Canon Tokki Corporation.
June 2015 Canon Tokki developed a new sputtering system "RR system" for electronic devices.
April 2016 "Tokyo office" relocated and changed name "Kawasaki office"
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