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Since Rikazai's founder devised theory of rolling and produced ultra thin foils through implementation of its theory in 1947, RIKAZAI has produced and delivered high quality precision-rolled foils and plates of various metals to our customers in aviation, aerospace, semiconductor, electric/electronic. precision measurement equipment, industrial equipment/ instruments industries.
Further, based on expertise of precise metal rolling technology, RIKAZI offers metal processing solutions including plating, responding to customers' requirements as a partner in research, trial manufacturing and production.
@ "RIKAZAI" for Metallic Foils/ Platesh, we are confident that we can deliver our ebest of breedf solutions to fully satisfy our customersf requirements and needs.
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|Company Name||RIKAZAI CO.,LTD.|
1810-7 Shimo-numabe, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
|Foundation||19 November, 1947|
|President & CEO||Yoshio Komuro|
|Capital||20 Million yen (as of April,2015)|
|Business Area||Manufacturing and sales of precision-rolled metallic foils and plates, and precision processed (photo-etching, pressing, etc) products. Manufacturing and sales of mica foils and plates, and of processed products|
|Nov. 1947||Company founder Junichi Akiyama (first president of Kanto Special Steel, Inc.) established Rikagaku Zairyo, Inc. in Kugenuma, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa.|
|Oct. 1951||Presented the theory of thin rolling at the Autumn Metals Academy and, on advice of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry(MITI), presented foil products at the All-Nations Metals Conference held in Detroit,USA.|
|May 1955||Produced vibration boards for RFD (Jointly developed by Rikagaku Zairyo, Fuso Metal Ltd. and D for Duralmin) acoustical devices and employed by Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, Inc. (Presently, SONY Inc.)|
|Mar. 1957||Received order through Sumitomo Trading, Inc. for re-rolling of beryllium copper alloys from Sumitomo Metal Industries, Inc. and exclusively took orders for finish-rolled thin plates and coils.|
|May 1959||Head office and plant completed in 1810 Shimo-numabe. Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan|
|Aug. 1960||Produced beryllium alloys and titanium at a thickness of one micron meter (0.001mm) and supplied sample products to clients.|
|Feb. 1965||Started business with US customers and exported metallic foils to USA.|
|Apr. 1967||Produced and marketed titanium and other foils at 0.0005 - 0.0006mm thickness.|
|Aug. 1971||Started to supply metallic foils to West Germany.|
|Jul. 1984||Completed expansion and reconstruction of head office and plant. Installed 20 high rolling mill (guaranteed thickness of 0.003mm) produced by Sundwig of Germany and operations started in September.|
|Jul. 1985||Concluded contract with Chinese customers and supplied titanium foils to China.|
|Mar. 1986||Produced and marketed coils as thin as 0.001mm with 20 high rolling mill.|
|Sep. 1987||Changed company name to RIKAZI CO.,LTD. on the 40th anniversary of the foundation.|
|May 2003||Awarded 'Certification of Green Partnerf bySONY Corp.|
|Dec. 2004||Awarded eCertificate of Green Activityf by CANON Inc.|
|Oct. 2005||Qualified and received ISO14001:2004 certificate.|
|Jun. 2011||RIKAZAI was awarded of ISO14001:2004 certificate continuously by Bureau Veritas Japan.|
|May 2016||Construction of new office/ factory was completed and operation re-started.|