Company Outline & History
|Company name||Inoue Jikuuke Kogyo Co., Ltd.|
|Established:||October 26, 1944|
|Head office||1640-1 Oaza Sabi, Tondabayashi City, Osaka Pref.|
|Plants||Tondabayashi: 1640-1 Oaza Sabi, Tondabayashi City, Osaka Pref.
Mihara Plant: 2-2-87 Mokuzai-dori, Mihara-ku, Sakai City, Osaka Pref.
Gojo Solar Power Plant: 1200-1 5-chome, Futami, Gojo City, Nara Pref.
|Major products||Angular-contact ball bearings; Single-row, deep-groove ball bearings (small and medium diameter); Steering ball bearings; Self-aligning ball bearings; Multi-row, angular-contact ball bearings; Magneto ball bearings; and Special application bearings|
|Monthly production capacity||5,000,000 pieces (2-shift basis)|
|1944||•Nihon Jikuuke Kogyo Co., Ltd. founded.|
|1949||•Company name changed to Inoue Jikuuke Kogyo Co., Ltd. “IJK” registered as its trademark.|
|1958||•Received permission to display JIS markings in accordance with the Japanese Industrial Standardization Law.|
|1959||•Received the Osaka Trade and Industry Bureau Director’s Award for an excellent factory in the implementation of industrial standardization.|
|1961||•Commended by the Osaka Governor as an excellent factory for its contributions to promote quality control in Osaka Prefecture.
•Designated by the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Agency as a model factory for business rationalization.
•Formed a business alliance with NSK Ltd. on new technology introduction and product sales.
|1965||•Commended by the Minister of International Trade and Industry for making notable contributions as an export company (for four consecutive years).|
|1968||•Tondabayashi Plant built.|
|1972||•Tondabayashi Plant received permission to display JIS markings.|
|1984||•Plant site (approx. 16,500 m2) acquired in Gojo City, Nara Pref.|
|1996||•ISO 9002 assessment passed and certification acquired.|
|2001||•ISO 14001 assessment passed and certification acquired.
•Factory specializing in precision products built at the Tondabayashi Plant.
|2002||•ISO 9000 and 9001 assessments passed and certifications acquired.|
|2003||•Factory specializing in multi-row bearings expanded at the Tondabayashi Plant.|
|2004||•Plant site (approx. 3,300 m2) acquired in Mihara-ku, Sakai City, Osaka Pref.
•TS 16949 certification acquired.
|2006||•Mihara Plant is completed and operations started.
•Land is acquired adjacent to the Mihara Plant.
|2010||•Clean room is built at the Tondabayashi Plant, and operations started.|
|2011||•Construction of the 2nd Mihara Plant started.|
|2012||•2nd Mihara Plant completed. Heat treatment facility operations started.|
|2013||•In-house turning process transferred to the 2nd Mihara Plant.
•Head Office functions moved to the Tondabayashi Plant.
|2014||•Solar power generation business started. Solar power plant at the Gojo Plant site constructed, and electricity sales started.|
|2015||•A second heat treatment furnace is built at the 2nd Mihara Plant, and operations started.|