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Strengths Cultivated through History

Ceramic technologies drive expansion into four segments

The Noritake Group is operating in four segments by applying the technologies we cultivated through manufacturing porcelain and developing various ceramic technologies.
The Industrial Products Group supports industries with grinding wheels and diamond tools, the Ceramics & Materials Group supplies ceramic raw materials to various manufacturing industries, the Engineering Group develops and proposes manufacturing equipment and technology, and the Tabletop Group produces lavish tableware.
In each field, we create new value for customers and society.

Ceramic technologies drive expansion into four segments

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1904 Established NIPPON TOKI GOMEI KAISHA
1907 Began production of grinding wheels for tableware
1909 Proclaimed the Noritake Creed
1914 Succeeded in production of the first dinner set in Japan
1917 Reorganized into NIPPON TOKI CO., LTD.
1918 Began production of decalcomania paper for tableware
1932 Began research and production of bone china
1939 Began full-scale production of industrial grinding wheels
1947 Established NORITAKE CO., INC. in the USA
1958 Established NORITAKE (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD.
1960 Began operation of Kamori Plant (production of resinoid grinding wheels)
1964 Began operation of Miyoshi Plant (production of tableware)
1967 ISE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (currently NORITAKE ITRON CORPORATION) developed vacuum fluorescent displays
Developed printing technology for thick film circuits
1971 Succeeded in developing the world’s first vitrified CBN grinding wheel
1972 Began production of diamond tools
Established current NORITAKE LANKA PORCELAIN (PVT) LIMITED
1973 Introduced technology for static mixer
1975 Launched the Noritake Roller Hearth Kiln
1981 NIPPON TOKI CO., LTD. was renamed to NORITAKE CO., LIMITED
1983 Developed far-infrared ceramic heaters
1984 Launched electrode paste for multi-layer ceramic capacitor
1987 Established NORITAKE EUROPA GMBH in Germany
1988 Established NORITAKE TAIPEI CO., LTD. in Taiwan
1990 Developed Ceramic Grain CX Wheel
1994 Began supply of Roller Hearth Kilns for Li-ion batteries
1995 Established current NORITAKE SCG PLASTER CO., LTD. in Thailand
Established PT. NORITAKE INDONESIA
1997 Established ITRON (U.K.) LIMITED
2001 Opened Noritake Garden
2004 100th anniversary of foundation
Established NORITAKE SHANGHAI TRADING CO., LTD. in China
2011 Presented the "Masterpiece Collection"
2012 Established NORITAKE SA (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
Opened the tableware shop "Noritake Ginza" in Tokyo
Made KCM CORPORATION a wholly-owned subsidiary
2013 Began operation NORITAKE ABRASIVES (SUZHOU) CO., LTD. in China
2014 Main production site moved to Miyoshi Plant
Made NIPPON RESIBON CORPORATION a consolidated subsidiary
2018 Made NIHON FUREKI SANGYO CO., LTD. a wholly-owned subsidiary