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Our History

December 1939


NOK started its operation at the 1939 inauguration of the first specialty manufacturer of oil seals in Japan
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October 1961

 
NOK stock listed in Second Division, Tokyo Stock Exchange

January 1962

 
NOK stock listed in First Division, Tokyo Stock Exchange

November 1969


Founded Nippon Mektron, Ltd.

January 1971

 
Started operation of Mektron Minani Ibaraki Plant (South Plant)

September 1986

 
Nippon Mektron established Mektec Corporation (Taiwan) to manufacture products such as electric parts and polyurethane rubber products

May 1987

 
Nippon Mektron established Mektec Corporation in the United State to manufacture electric parts such as flexible printed circuits

May 1996


Nippon Mektron established Mektec Corporation in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand

February 1998


Established NOK Microelectronics Ltd., under a joint venture agreement with Nippon Mektron Ltd., and Nippon Steel Chemical Corporation, for the purpose of manufacturing and selling flexture for wireless suspension of the hard disk drive unit (HDD), etc.

March 1998

 
Annual sales in fiscal 1997 exceeded 200 billion yen

May 2000

 
Mektec Corporation ends its manufacturing business in the US.

August 2000

 
Inauguration of Mektec International Corporation (MIC) to support local existing and new customers.