NIKKEN CORPORATION

Corporate History

1960
1967
July
Established Nikken Industry Co., Ltd.
1970
1971
Mar.
Established Nikken Tomei Co., Ltd.
1972
Feb.
Established Nikken Kyushu Co., Ltd.
1974
July
Established Nikken Hokkaido Co., Ltd.
Dec.
Established Nikken Diamond Lease Co., Ltd. under a joint venture agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation.
1975
June
Established the Development Division to specialize in the development and manufacture of Nikken's own products.
1978
July
Established Nikken Chugoku Co., Ltd.
1980
1980
Apr.
Nikken Industry Co., Ltd. changed its name to Nikken Rental Co., Ltd.
Apr.
Established Hikoma Factory Co., Ltd. from the Development Division being independent to promote the full scale manufacture of Nikken's own products.
Dec.
Established Nikken International Corp. in Chicago, USA.
1982
Feb.
Nikken Coffee Cup Shaped Backhoe won the Encouragement Award, the 7th Invention Award.
Oct.
Established Nikken Kinki Co., Ltd.
1983
Feb.
Nikken Type X Lift won the Design and Distinguished Service Award, the 8th Invention Award.
1984
Aug.
Nikken Dragonfly Lift (Tombo Lift) won the Encouragement Award, the 14th Machine Design Award.
1985
July
Z Lift, a new-generation high lift vehicle, was completed.
Oct.
Nikken Kinki Co., Ltd., Nikken Chugoku Co., Ltd. and Nikken Kyushu Co., Ltd. were merged and acquired.
1986
Jan.
Nikken Tomei Co., Ltd. was merged and the Nikken Group was unified into a national organization.
1987
Jan.
The headquarters location was changed from Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, to Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
July
All employees including the president adopted business names.
1989
July
Established the Management Division of Railroad Construction Machinery.
Nov.
Nikken International Corp. changed its name to Americ Corporation.
1990
1990
July
Hikoma Factory Co., Ltd. changed its name to Japanic Co., Ltd. to promote the full scale sales of Nikken's own products.
Nov.
Increased the capital to 1,215,000,000 yen (Mitsubishi Corporation: 20%, Ashikaga Bank Ltd.: 5%).
1991
July
Established Thaitec Rental Co., Ltd. under a joint venture agreement with Mitsubishi Company (Thailand), Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand.
1995
Jan.
Ashikaga headquarters building was newly constructed.
1996
Feb.
Japanic Co., Ltd. was merged and acquired.
May
The founder Taro Kame was passed away suddenly.
1997
June
Established the Employee Stock Ownership Organization.
July
Celebrated 30 years of business since its founding and published the 30-year history of the company.
Dec.
Increased the capital to 1,225,125,000 yen.
2000
2001
Sep.
Adopted the executive officer system.
2002
Dec.
Sold equity interests of Thaitec rental.
2003
Jan.
Established Compliance committee.
Sep.
Disposed the rental property of Nikken Rental. NDT Corporation Ltd. started business, mainly the sales, the intermediating and the import and export of secondhand products.
2006
Mar.
NDT started the internet auction,「GUIA」 of secondhand construction equipments.
2007
Aug.
Mitsubishi Corporation acquired additional 33% stock and became 97% large stockholder.
Oct.
Established Ashikaga Training Center as a 40th Anniversary Commemorative Project in Ashikaga city, Tochigi Prefecture.
2010
2010
June
Established Production Technology Center in Toyama City.
2012
Apr.
Americ Corporation changed its name to Americ Machinery Corporation.
2014
May
Established PT.Berlian Amal Perkasa, a construction machinery rental company in Jakarta, Indonesia.
July
Established NDT(Thailand)CO.,LTD in Samutprakarn ,Thailand.
Dec.
Established Seisan Gijutsu Partners Co.,Ltd.
2015
Oct.
Mitsubishi Corporation acquired all shares of our company.
Nov.
Established Diamond Rental Myanmar Co.,Ltd, a construction machinery rental company in Yangon, Myanmar.
2016
Mar.
Acquired all shares of Hokushin Kizai Co.,Ltd.
Mar.
Published 「Construction Machine Rental Company Guidebook」& 「Secret of Rental, Work Machinery」as a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Project.
June
Established T.S.K Diamond Rental Co., Ltd, a crane rental company in Bangkok, Thailand.
2017
July
Held 50th Anniversary parties 23 locations in Japan for our customers,venders,emloyees.
Published 50th Anniversary company history "Challengers To The Future".
2018
Apr.
Established Overseas Business Division.
2019
Apr.
Acquired all shares of Aomori Lease Co., Ltd. and Asuka Rental Co., Ltd.

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