History & MilestonesCompany

70 Years History
of NISHIMURA

旧本社(京都市左京区)
1946

NISHIMURA Manufacturing Company was founded in Kyoto as a machine repairing and parts machining shop.

Founder: Hisao Nishimura (middle)
旧本社(京都市左京区)
1953

Started prototype production of slitter rewinders.

1954
  • Invented the first Japanese slitter rewinder.
  • Started sales of Models T Series and D Series.
Model T
1956

Relocated the office to Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City

1957

Reorganized into incorporation.

1959

Tokyo
International
Trade Fair

Tokyo International Trade Fair
1961
  • Constructed the Jujo factories (the current main factories) in Minami-ku, Kyoto City.
  • Established the Tokyo branch office.
  • Started sales of the Models TB Series, TC Series and U Series.
Panorama view of the main factories
Model TC
Panorama view of the main factories
1965
  • Relocated the headquarters office to the current location.
  • Constructed the first main factory (currently containing Quality Control Division, the testing room and the multipurpose hall).
1969
  • Constructed the third main factory for machine assembly.
1970
  • Models AP and AM for photosensitive paper
  • Released the Model FK Series for plastic film application.
  • The Tokyo sales office reorganized as Tokyo branch office.
  • Received the Export Contribution Company Award of the Year 1970.
Model AP Model FK
1971

Received the Export Contribution Company Award of the Year 1971.

1973

Established the Tokyo service center (the current Service Division of Tokyo branch office).

1978

Released the Models RT Series and VR Series for magnetic tape application.

Model RT
1983

Took over the subsidiary corporation NISHIMURA Seiko Co., Ltd. and converted it to the Uji Factory.

1986

Constructed the fourth main factory containing a machine assembly floor and offices of Engineering Department, Electrical System Department and Manufacturing Department.

1987

Held a ceremony to celebrate the 30th year anniversary from the incorporation.

1989

Released the Model FZ Series for primary film application.

1995

Released the Model TH500 Series for LiB separator film application.

Model TH513J
1996

Slitter rewinders for LiB electrode and nonferrous foil application.
Released the Model TG Series.

Model TG
1998

Constructed the second Uji factory for machine assembly.

2001

Received the KINKI Regional Award of Invention and Innovation of the Year 2001.

2002
  • Received the Award from Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office of Intellectual Property Achievement Awards.
    Number of property and utility models: over 100
  • Received the first price of Kyoto SME for technology.
2004
  • Received the KINKI Regional Award of Invention and Innovation of the Year 2004.
  • Released the Model FZ Series with hanging type rewind arms for primary film application.
Model FZ (V-COS Series)
2010
  • Constructed the testing room.
  • Elected as one of the Greatest 100 Manufacturing Companies in KANSAI by Ministry of Economy, Technology, Industry.
Testing Room (Model FH105E)
2011

Received the first prize of Kyoto SME for excellent technology from Kyoto Sangyo 21.

2012
  • Completed renovation of the main factories and headquarters office.
  • Certified as Kyoto Heartful Company by Kyoto Prefecture.
Multipurpose hall
2016
  • Completed renovation of the first Uji factory (parts machining factory).
  • Celebrated the 60th year anniversary since the incorporation.
the first Uji factory
西村製作所

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