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ABOUT KOKEN

COMPANY PROFILE

Company Ko-ken Tool Co., Ltd.
Address 656 Nakaho, Kakegawa-City, Shizuoka-Pref., 437-1402 Japan
TEL 81-537-74-2171
FAX 81-537-74-3746
Foundation December 15th 1946
Establishment August 1st. 1959

HISTORY OF KO-KEN

December
1946
The founder Mr. Soichiro Yamashita established "Ko-ken Tool Company"
August
1959
Reorganized into Ko-ken Tool Co., Ltd.
February
1962
M.I.T.I. recognized the license of J.I.S. marking and shown on the Ko-ken products.
November
1965
Started direct export business.
February
1973
Started to exhibit at the Cologne Fair, in Germany.
May
1973
Factory and office were moved to 656 Nakaho, Daito-cho (Kakegawa)
August
1984-87
Exhibited at Chicago Hardware Show, in the USA.
June
1991
S.O.D.H. System was adopted for reversible ratchets.
April
1995
Heat treatment plant was renewed.
November
1995
The first Japanese tool manufacturer to obtain ISO 9002 Certification.
June
1997
Parts-former plant was built to install new forming machines.
June
1999
Obtained ISO9001 Certification.
October
2007
Used as official socket wrench at WorldSkills Competition.
November
2011
Installed solar power system (150kW).

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