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History

May 1949 Kishikawa Mitsuo founded Kishikawa Valve Works. Manufacture of valves for penicillin manufacturing equipment, vacuum valves, valves for circuit breakers, and valves for transformers
April 1956 Developed Valve for synthetic fiber and started production and sales
August 1959 Reorganized as Kishikawa Special Valve Co., Ltd.
September 1961 Construction of Tokai Factory Phase 1 completed
June 1963 Complete Rupture Disk
August 1966 Science and Technology Agency completed a prototype of nuclear peaceful exploitation research (Na valve for fast breeder reactor)
March 1967 Established Osaka branch
April 1970 Construction of the second phase of the Tokai Factory completed
June 1971 Concentration of Tokyo Factory Production Facilities at Tokai Factory
April 1973 Relocated Head Office to Minami-Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
August 1974 Construction of Tokai Factory Phase 3 completed
October 1977 Started R&D of ultra-high and high-vacuum Valve for nuclear fusions (critical-plasma experimental equipment JT-60)
October 1986 Developed all-metal high-speed shut-off Valve (FCV), and began manufacturing and selling FCV.
June 1987 Developed all-metal double-film seal slit valve (AI) and began manufacturing and marketing it
December 1989 Developed a non-sliding Valve and began manufacturing and selling it.
July 1990 Fabricated ultrashort pulse electron gun for FEL
November Successful development of ultra-clean pendulum-type slit valve through joint research with Tohoku University
November 1992 Join the Hitachizosen Group
September 1993 Orders received for all-metal slit valves and angle Valve as Valve for Spring-8
Successful development of Unicam Slit Valve and commencement of sales
September 1996 Successful improvement of the Valve of doors
April 1998 Company name changed to VTEX Corporation
August Certification the ISO9001
June 1999 Include Ultra Finish Technology Co., Ltd.
July 2001 Successful commercialization of a penduroll valve
September 2003 Established Omiya Workshop in Hitachi-Omiya City, Ibaraki Prefecture
October ISO9001: 2000 registrations
June 2004 Established a clean room in South Korea
January 2005 Established a Korean branch office in the Sinun of the Daishin, Chuo-ku, Kinan-shi, Kyoto-ki, Korea
February 2006 Developed Valve "BOXER" for solar panels manufacturing equipment
June Established a clean room building at the Tokai Factory.
July Sale of Ultra Finish Technology Co., Ltd.
September 2007 Introduction of three new machine tools
March 2008 Introduction of two new machine tools
December 2008 Development of in-house APC controllers
July 2010 Relocated the Korean Branch to Caiyan, Danzon-ku, Yasuyama-shi, Kyoto
July 2011 200 million yen increase (including additional paid-in capital of 100 million yen)
January 2012 Capital increase of 400 million yen (including additional paid-in capital of 200 million yen)
February 2012 Established VTEX KOREA Co, Ltd., a South Korean subsidiary
July 2012 July 2012 ISO14001: 2004 certified at Tokai Factory
January 2015 Obtain ASME (UD) stamp for Rupture Disk
May 2015 Established VTEX America inc, a U.S. subsidiary
April 2016 Certified as a vendor by Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabian Oil Company) in Rupture Disk
April 2017 Established VTEX Shanghai Co, Ltd., a Chinese subsidiary
April 2019 Established a new valve production building for semiconductor manufacturing equipment at the Tokai Factory
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