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May. 1949 Mitsuo Kishikawa founded Kishikawa Valve Seisakusyo and manufactured valves for penicillin production equipment, breakers and transformers, and vacuum valves.
Apr. 1956 Completed development of valves for synthetic fibers, and started manufacturing and sales.
Aug. 1959 Converted into stock corporation and changed its name to Kishikawa Special Valve Seisakusho.
Sep. 1961 Completed first-stage construction of Tokai Factory.
Jun. 1963 Completed development of Rupture Disc
Aug. 1966 Completed the prototype for research on peaceful uses of atomic energy (Na Valve for fast-breeder reactor) contracted by the Science and Technology Agency.
Mar. 1967 Opened the Osaka Office.
Apr. 1970 Completed second-stage construction of Tokai Factory.
Jun. 1971 Consolidated Tokyo factory production facilities into Tokai factory.
Apr. 1973 Relocated headquarters to current location at Minami-ohi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.
Aug. 1974 Completed third-stage construction of Tokai Factory.
Oct. 1977 Launched research and development of ultra-high vacuum valves for nuclear fusion (critical plasma experimental equipment JT-60).
Mar. 1979 Manufactured and supplied blow-out panels for the Reactor 6 main building at the first Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power.
Apr. 1979 Changed corporate name to Kishikawa Special Valve Co., Ltd.
Aug. 1980 Supplied valves for Reactor 1 at the second Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power. and made full-scale inroads into manufacturing of valves for nuclear-power commercial generation.
Sep. 1980 Supplied valves for Reactor 1 at the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant of Tohoku Electric Power, and Reactor 3 at the second Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and Reactor 1 at Kashiwazaki Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power.
Oct. 1980 Succeeded in developing the “all-metal ultra-high vacuum valve” for nuclear fusion. Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and Hitachi, Ltd. has adopted it to JT-60 (the flagship of Japan’s magnetic fusion program).
Jan. 1981 Integrated special production and inspection equipments for Rupture Discs at the Tokai Factory.
Feb. 1981 Listed as a recipient of the financing of new technological development of “ultra-high vacuum valves for nuclear fusion equipment” by Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.
Jul. 1981 Completed construction of a clean room at Tokai Factory.
Jul. 1982 Completed fourth-stage construction of the Tokai Factory.
Oct. 1982 Completed supply of gate valves for JT-60 vacuum vessel ports.
Oct. 1984 Won the 9th Vacuum Technology Award from the Vacuum Society of Japan for development of “all-metal ultra-high vacuum valves.”
Oct. 1986 Developed all-metal fast-close valves(FCV), and started manufacturing and sales of them.
Jun. 1987 Developed all-metal double-film seal gate valves (AI), and started manufacturing and sales of them.
Dec. 1989 Developed non-sliding valves, and started manufacturing and sales of them.
Jul. 1990 Manufactured extra-short pulse electron guns for FEL(Free Electron Laer).
Nov. 1990 Succeeded in developing ultra-clean pendulum type gate valves through joint research with Tohoku University.
Nov. 1992 Affiliated with the Hitachi Zosen Group.
Sep. 1993 Received orders of all-metal gate valves and angle valves, as valves for Spring-8.
Succeeded development of Unicam Gate Valve and started its sales.
Sep. 1996 Succeeded improvement of door valves.
Apr. 1998 Changed corporate name to V TEX Corporation.
Aug. 1998 Certified to ISO9001:1994
Jun. 1999 Affiliated Ultra Finish Technology Co., Ltd.
Jul. 2001 Succeeded in the commercialization of APC pendulum valves.
Sep. 2003 Opened “Ohmiya Works” in Hitachi-Ohmiya , Ibaraki.
Oct. 2003 Registered to ISO9001:2000
Jun. 2004 Built a new clean room in Korea.
Jan. 2005 Opened a Korea Branch (Sangdaewon-Dong, Jungwon-Gu, Seongnam-Si, Gyeonggi-do)
Feb. 2006 Developed “Boxer Slit Valves,” valves for solar panel manufacturing equipment.
Jun. 2006 Built a new clean room at Tokai Factory.
Jul. 2006 Sold Ultra Finish Technology Co., Ltd.
Sep. 2007 Added three new-type machining tools.
Mar. 2008 Added two new-type machining tools.
Dec. 2008 Introduced originally-developed APC controller.
Jul. 2010 Movement of Korea Branch
(Seonggok-Dong,Danwon-Gu,Ansan-Si,Gyeonggi-Do)
Jul. 2011 Capital increase of 200 million yen
(100 million yen of capital reserve is included)
Jan. 2012 Capital increase of 400 million yen
(200 million yen of capital reserve is included)
Jan. 2012

The establishment of "V TEX KOREA CO.,LTD."

Jul. 2012

VTEX Tokai factory has obtained ISO 14001:2004 certification.

 
 
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