HISTORY

June 1914 Masashi Nakata established Japan’s first company to build machinery for the rubber manufacturing industry.
Oct. 1944 Nakata Zoki Co., Ltd. was established.
Sept. 1949 After achieving a reputation for excellent products based on a time-honored tradition of craftsmanship, making Nakata a supplier for nearly all domestic rubber companies, the company began exporting overseas, to India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, East Africa, Australia and New Zealand. For its role in advancing Japan’s production machinery exports, Nakata received an award from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in recognition of our efforts.
Sept. 1967 To achieve future growth, the company reorganized, with Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. participating in the management.
June 1969 The company entered into a technical license agreement with Paul Troester Maschinen-Fabriken of Germany concerning cold feed type and vent type extruders, and continuous vulcanization equipment.
Sept. 1972 The company became an affiliate of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. following the transfer of shares from Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
June 1981 The technical license agreement with Paul Troester Maschinen-Fabriken was revised to include manufacture and sales of shear head roller-head units and calenders with interchangeable roller-sleeves for roller-heads.
June 1983 Entered into a patent license agreement with Uniroyal Englebert Reifen GmbH of Germany concerning pin type extruders; also entered a license agreement with Paul Troester Maschinen-Fabriken for production and sales of pin type extruders.
July 1992 Entered a business partnership with Kobe Machinery Co., Ltd. to enhance future growth.
Jan. 1995 The main production system was moved to Nishi-ku, Kobe, due to damage resulting from the great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.
Apr. 1996 Kobe Machinery Co., Ltd. waas merged into the company and the corporate name was changed to Nakata Engineering Co., Ltd.
May 2002 ISO9001 (Quality Management System) certification attained
Sept. 2002 A production & sales agreement for gear pumps & gear extruders was made with Paul Troester of Germany
Dec. 2004 ISO14001 certification attained
Sept. 2008 Suzhou Nakata Engineering Co., Ltd. established in China.
Sept. 2009 Suzhou Nakata Engineering No.2 factory in operation.
June. 2014 The 100th Anniversary.
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