History

History of Quality Assurance

History

Nov, 1935

Company founded in Minato-ku,Osaka under the private ownership of Noboru Takenaka

Jan, 1942

Designated to a Navy-supervised factory exclusively manufacturing bolts, nuts, and rivets for warships and nuts and bolts for Navy oil refinery facilities .

Aug, 1952

Saiwaicho Factory established in Naniwa-ku Osaka, where mass production of alloy and special steel products started

May, 1956

Okajima Factory newly established in Taisho-ku, Osaka

Apr, 1960

Fuse Factory( currently called Higashi Osaka Factory)completed to replace Saiwaicho Factory and full-capacity operation started

Feb, 1968

Tokyo Office opened.

Jun, 1970

Awarded by the Minister of International Trade and Industry for the contributions to exportation

May, 1984

Patent granted on "Resin-Coated Nuts and Bolts" (JP 1206194.)

Oct, 1985

Ceramic resin-coated nuts and bolts developed, and their manufacture and sales started

Dec, 1985

A new Headquarters Building completed in the Higashi Osaka Factory site

Apr, 1986

TAKECOAT®-1000 specified in the master vendors list of Exxon Mobil Head Office, USA

Oct, 1989

Started Division of Electronic Equipments

Jan, 1995

TAKECOAT®-1000 coated nuts and bolts adopted for the segment fasteners in Transe Tokyo Bay Highway(Aqua-Line), and their delivery started.

Dec, 1996

TAKECOAT®-1000 coated nuts and bolts adopted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the United Arab Emirate

Jan, 1998

Awarded a Good Company Award by the Medium and Small Business Research Institute

Apr, 1999

Joint patenta ppliedo n "TAKECOAT®-Yakitsuki-Naon "e, xcellents eizing-protectivec oatingo f specialr esin

Apr, 1999

Opened Tokyo Office(Electronic Equipment Division)

Jul, 1999

ELECUTa, b olt excellingi n electric insulation,c ommercialized

Mar, 2003

Awardeda GoldP rizei n the 5th Ceremonyo f HigashiO sakaG randA wardsf or CreativeD esigna nd Manufacturin

Aug, 2005

Awardeda METIP rizef or Excellencein the 1st Ceremonyo f JapanG randA wardsf or CreativeD esigna nd ManufacturingM: ETI standsf or the Ministero f EconomyT, radea nd Industry,J apan

Apr, 2006

Patenat ppliedo n "Nanotec®t, a CarbonN anotubIen cludingH, igh-StrengAthn ti-rustinCg oatingS ystem("P atenAt pplicatio2n0 06-12280

Apr, 2006

Selected by METI as one of the "300 Most Active Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers in Japan": METI stands for the ministryo f EconomyT, radea nd Industry,Japan

Oct, 2006

Nanotect® selected as a target technology of the METI Projects to Support the Enhancement of Strategic Core Technologies,2006

Aug, 2007

A new Test& ResearchL aboratoryc ompletedi n the Divisiono f Nuts& Bolts

Apr, 2009

Awarded a Prize for New Product (Nanotect®) and a Special Prize for Technological Management in the 21st Awarding Ceremony for Small-and Medium-sized Enterprises'New Technologies and New Products

Apr, 2009

Awarded a Prize for New Product (Nanotect®) and a Special Prize for Technological Management in the 21st Awarding Ceremony for Small-and Medium-sized Enterprises'N ew Technologies and New Products

Jun, 2010

Patent on Nanotect® granted (JP 4536031)

Jul, 2011

A new Machining Mill completed

Oct, 2011

Opened Kobe Office(Electronic Equipment Division)

Feb, 2012

Awarded a METI Prize for Excellence in the 4th Ceremony of Japan Grand Awards for Creative Design and Manufacturing,

Nov, 2012

Recognized officially by the Osaka Regional Taxation Bureau as a company of excellence in tax declaration since 1969

Mar, 2013

The Abu Dhabi Branch in United Arab Emirates opened

Mar, 2014

Selected by METI as one of the Global Niche Top (GNT) 100 Corporations

Apr, 2014

Patent granted on "Control Device and Control Method for Synchronous Motors" (Sensor-less Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors)( JP 5534991)

Apr, 2014

Chairman Hirotada Takenaka received the Order of the Rising Sun,Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon at the Spring Conferment

Oct, 2016

Electronic Equipment Division launched robot import, sales, and rental.

Nov, 2016

TAKENAKA MIDDLE EAST LLC was established in the United Arab Emirates.

Dec, 2016

Taking advantage of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets, Takenaka’s Nanotect® was selected as a standardization project, and adopted into the JIS Standard Z 8921-2016: Carbon nanotube composite resin coating film.

History of Quality Assurance

1952

Quality control activities started by introducing SQC

1959

Qualified to display the Japanese Industrial Standard( JIS)code JIS B 1180 for hexagon head bolt

1965

Qualified to display the JIS code JIS B 1181 for hexagon nut

1971

Control activities started by introducing TQC

1972

Awarded by the Osaka Prefectural Government for excellence in quality control promotion
A quality assurance system established for nuts and bolts for nuclear power plants,and their full-scale productions tarted

1974

Qualified to display the JIS code JIS B 1186 for friction bonding-type set of high-strength hexagon-head bolt and nut

1975

A QA manual for nuclear pressure vessels established

1980

Licensed to manufacture nuts and bolts for pressure vessels by the TechnicaI lnspection Organization, Germany( TÜV)

1982

A QA manual established for nuts and bolts for nuclear power plants conforming to the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) standard.

1983

ASME QSC( Quality System Certificate) obtainedf or nuts and bolts for nuclear power plants

1990

TAKECOAT®-1000 issued with the certificate of Civil Engineering Materials Technology Examination by Public Works Research Center,the Ministry of Construction, Japan

1993

TAKECOAT®-1000 approved as fluorocarbon resin coated nuts and bolts by the Osaka City Water Works Bureau

1995

The Division of Bolts and Corrosion Engineering qualified with ISO9002( currently coded as IS09001)

1998

Certified as manufacturer of stainless steel high strength bolts by Stainless Steel Building Association of Japan(SSBA). *SSBA was merged with JSSC( Japanese Society of Steel Construction)in 2010 .

2002

The Division of Electronic Equipments qualified with ISO9001

2005

The Division of Electronic Equipments qualified with ISO14001

2007

Certified as manufacturer of stainless steel bolts for construction by Stainless Steel Building Association of Japan.( SSBA)

2008

Qualified to display the new JIS codes JIS B 1180 for hexagon head bolt, JIS B 1181 for hexagon nut, JIS B 1186 for friction bonding type set of high strength hexagon head bolt and nut and flat washer
Approval by MLITT obtained for high strength hexagon bolt set (THB) for a wind power facility-supporting structure ; MLITT for the Minister of Land,Infrastructure,Transportation and Tourism,Japan

2010

ASME QSC( Quality System Certificate)obtained again for nuts and bolts for nuclear power plants

2012

Approval by MLITT obtained for hot-dip-galvanized set of high strength hexagon bolt, nut, and flat washer (THBZ)for a wind power facility-supporting structure( with the scope of approval expanded in 2014

2014

Approval by MLITT obtained for TAKECOAT®-1000 coated set of high strength hexagon bolt, nut, and flat washer( THBF)