NIKKEN Nihon Kenshi Co., Ltd.

Comprehensive manufacturer of the grinding paper.

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Outline of the Company

Corporate name Nihon Kenshi Co., Ltd.
Head office Tatsumi Bld. 1-3-13, Kyomachibori, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan
Established March 1932
Incorporated June 19, 1942
Representative Kazunori Kaneyuki, President
Capital 512,325,000 yen
Stock market Second section of Tokyo Stock ExchangeMarket
Settling term December (once a year)
Trading banks The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.   Resona Bank, Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.   The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.
Line of business Manufacture and sales of waterproof abrasive cloth and paper, abrasive cloth and paper, sanding disk, nonwoven cloth abrasive, diamond abrasive cloth, other abrasive and polishing materials; sales of related products.
Affiliated company
  • Nihon Kenshi creative Co.,Ltd
    Sales of abrasive products
  • Kunshan Nikken Abrasive Co.,Ltd
    Processing and sale of abrasive products
Sole agent in Indonesia
  • PT. Cometa International HP
    Sales of abrasive products

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Brief History of the Company

March 1932 Established as Japan's first waterproof abrasive paper maker. So far, all users depended on imports. The company's efforts to convert domestic products was tremendous.
June 1942 Incorporated into a corporate organization. Head office set up in Kobe City, and factory in Fukuyama City.
April 1951 Head office moved to Higashi-ku, Osaka.
June 1954 Approved as authorized JIS factory for waterproof abrasives (JIS R 6253, permit No. 3168).
June 1955 Merger of Koshien Toishi Co., Ltd. Started production and sales of grindstone.
August 1959 Started production and sales of polishing disks.
October 1961 Listed in second section of Osaka Stock Exchange Market.
June 1962 Approved as authorized JIS factory for grindstones (JIS R 6212,6213,6214 permit No. 8778).
February 1963 New building of head office at Nishi-ku, Osaka.
January 1966 Started production and sales of abrasive cloth (resin type).
September 1967 Approved as authorized JIS factory for sanding disks (JIS R 6255, permit No. 667030).
January 1969 Started production and sales of foamed grindstone "NIK-LAP."
April 1970 Honored as export contribution enterprise.
October 1971 Started sales of "SAN Wheel", abrasive material, by joint development with Asahi Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
January 1972 Entered into technical support contract with KOREA ABRASIVE IND. Co., Ltd. of Republic of Korea.
April 1972 Started production and sales of non-woven fabric "UNIVEX".
September 1975 Established NIKKURE Co., Ltd., a grindstone selling company. Transferred sales right of grindstone.
March 1976 Started production and sales of "NP Wheel", the polishing wheel.
October 1980 Started production and sales of "New-Z", abrasive cloth belt for heavy duty polishing using zirconia-alumina abrasive particles.
July 1985 Started production and sales of diamond polishing cloth.
October 1988 Developed new products of diamond abrasive jointly with Sumitomo Coal Mining Co., Ltd., and contracted sales cooperation agreement.
July 1991 Started sales of health tea "TOCHUCHA" by sales contract with HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION.
October 1992 Started sales of "SCM (polycrystalline) FINE DIA FILM" by joint development with Sumitomo Coal Mining Co., Ltd.
June 1993 Started production and sales of heavy-duty polishing wheel "Super Wheel NPZ".
October 1994 Established Nihon Kenshi Creative Co., Ltd. as an independent sales company of "TOCHUCHA".
October 1998 Started production and sales of "Fine Cera", abrasive cloth for heavy duty polishing using ceramic abrasive particles.
April 2001 Fukuyama factory acquired ISO 9002 Certification.
April 2003 Fukuyama factory acquired ISO 9001 Certification(Ver.2000).
February 2004 Established Kunshan Nikken Abrasive Co., Ltd.
April 2010 Fukuyama factory acquired ISO 9001 Certification(Ver2008)
April 2011 Established Changzhou Nikken Abrasive Co.,Ltd

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