A Shining Beacon in Tohoku
Hokko was started in 1968 with a vision shared by 13 individuals.
The name of the company itself is a combination of the characters for "north" and "light," based on the company's desire to be a beacon in the Tohoku region.
Throughout its nearly half-century history, Hokko has specialized in manufacturing to develop technologies and work on a variety of products, from tooling fabrication to completed units.
As globalization keeps advancing, we continue to focus on local production and local human resources to respond to both our Japanese and overseas customers.
With a core of control and automation technologies, Hokko has switched various human-operated elementary tasks to mechanically-operated ones. This places an emphasis on human skills that require sensitivity, in an effort to respond to customer demands and alleviate work based on finely-tuned quality control and automated technologies.
Certified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Hokko has many achievements to its name, including patents for technologies it has developed through joint research with national universities.
The Importance of Trust
Our long-term support of manufacturing is closely linked with the trust of our customers and employees. Our products, manufactured with a system of quality control that takes advantage of the honesty and perseverance of the Tohoku people, are highly trusted.
Our unique traceability system is well regarded and has received support from programs for manufacturing innovation in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
|Name||HOKKO Co., Ltd.|
|Chairman and CEO: Isamu Koike|
President and CEO: Shinya Sato
Director: Noriaki Watanabe
|Address||23 Takashimizu Shimosano,|
|Capital||68.42 million JPY|
23 Takashimizu Shimosano, Kurihara-shi,Miyagi-ken 987-2124
|HOKKO ENGINEERING Co., Ltd.|
|1968||Operations begin as Hokko Electrical Manufacturing, with assets of 1 million yen|
|1971||Start of push switch manufacturing|
|1974||Start of slide switch and power supply switch manufacturing|
|1983||Start of remote control switch manufacturing|
|1985||Start of electrical equipment manufacturing|
|1988||Start of forming, coating and printing processes|
|1993||Start of remote keyless entry system unit manufacturing|
|1994||Start of stand position switch manufacturing|
Start of word processor main circuit board manufacturing
|1996||Start of personal computer main circuit board manufacturing|
|1998||Tokyo office opened|
|1999||Start of security system unit manufacturing|
Start of nursing-care bed remote control manufacturing
|2003||Achieved ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO/TS16949 certification|
|2012||Research and Development - Recovery Promotion Program|
Development of forming technology for metal and resin inserts using DL method
|2013||Joint Research and Development (Iwate University)|
Research and development of packaging technology to embed circuit board-less electronics into insert molded parts
Joint Research and Development (Yamagata University)
Development of auxiliary leveling equipment to make plating-like coating possible
Development and adoption of entirely automatic plating line, 3D measurement devices and auxiliary leveling equipment.
|2014||Research and Development|
Development of a construction method that enables adding printing and individual manufacturing tracing history to products with highly integrated circuit boards