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A brief history of Nikken Kosakusho Works, Ltd

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A brief history of Nikken Kosakusho Works, Ltd

Nikken Kosakusho Works Ltd: Osaka - DAITO Office & FactoryIncorporated in 1989, Nikken Kosakusho Europe Limited is a subsidiary of Nikken Works Limited Japan. Its principle activities are the import, distribution and supply of the entire Nikken product range, which encompasses CNC Rotary Tables, NC Tooling Systems and Measuring Devices including Elbo Controlli Tool Presetters.

Nikken Works Limited, in Japan, annually produces some 500,000 tool holders, 3500 rotary tables and 250,000 reamers. It employs a global workforce in excess of 550 and has earned, and maintains, a reputation for producing quality products and demonstrating total commitment to its clients.

Nikken Kosakusho Europe Limited's headquarters, workshops, sales offices and European distribution centre are based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. This 20,000 sq. ft. facility also plays host to numerous invited guests on a regular basis for seminars, presentations and cutting demonstrations on the in-house machining facility.

Nikken Kosakusho Works Ltd. is a manufacturer of Tool Holders and attachments for machine tools, we have been market leaders in various industries, i.e. Aerospace, Automotive, and Ultra Precision Machining ever since the company was created in 1958.

We are proud that our 'Total Manufacturing System' enormously contributes to all of the above mentioned industries from raw material to precision finish machining.

The word NIKKEN translates into 'Everyday Study and Research' a principle adopted by all our staff in their daily pursuit of excellence in their work.

We are continually striving to improve our technology through constant innovation to enhance further the respect and reliability that our products have so far earned within the industries that they are used in.

Nikken's Osaka-Daito manufacturing facility opened during 2004. All product production and worldwide distribution are now handled from one extensive site.

Two factories, Head Office and all materials preparation and special treatment units are all now housed within this extensive facility.


Historical Timeline
1958 Nikken Kosakusho Works Co Established
1960 Name changed to Nikken Kosakusho Works Ltd
1963 Launched Universal Rotary & Manual Tilt Table.
1963 Launched Milling Chuck
1964 Opened Tokyo Sales Office
1968 Opened Nagoya Sales Office
1968 Developed Broach reamer
1973 Opened Higashi Ishikiri Head Office & Factory
1977 Opened Naka-Ishikiri Remer Factory
1981 Opened Nikken France (Procomo)
1984 Launched Carbide Worm System for CNC Rotary Tables
1985 Launched AWC System
1986 Opened Kita-Kanto Sales Office
1989 Opened Nikken UK Office
1990 Opened Shizuoka Sales Office
1991 Opened Moto-Machi Head Office & Factory
1991 Opened Utsunomiya Sales Office
1991 Opened Korean Office
1994 Launched NC5 Tooling System
1996 Opened Nikken China
1996 Launched ZMAC Boring System
1997 Launched 'Anniversary' Type Milling Chuck
1998 Opened Nikken Scandinavia
1999 Launched 3-Lock Tooling System
1999 Opened Nikken Euro Centre in UK
2000 Opened Nikken Switzerland AG
2000 Opened Sendai Sales Office
2000 Launched Jet Coolant Series
2001 Opened Nikken Turkey
2002 Opened Hokuriku Sales Office
2002 Launched Ultra High-Speed Tooling
2002 Opened Nikken USA (Lyndex-Nikken)
2003 Opened Nikken Deutschland GmbH
2003 Launched TiN Bearing Nut for Slim Chuck
2003 Launched Anniversary Type VC Holder
2003 Launch of Major Dream
2004 Central Production System Launched for Tooling / CNC Tables & Reamers
2004 Opened Daito Head Office & Factory
2008 Launch of Large Diameter CNC Rotary Tables
2008 Creation of New CNC Rotary Table Factory
2011 Launch of updated Multi-Lock & Mini Mini Chucks
2012 Technical office & demo area opens at Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham
2012 TiTAN X-Treme launched in collaboration with Technicut Ltd, Sheffield
2012 Nikken release a new 2012 variant of the DJ Boring Head