Our History

NIX OF AMERICA was formally established in January of 1995 in San Jose, California, as the US representative office of its parent company, NIX INC of Yokohama, Japan. Founded in April 1953 as a small plastics manufacturing company, NIX INC has grown alongside the Japanese high-tech economy. With its company slogan of “Nothing to Something,” NIX INC’s mission is to respond to the diversified needs of the world.

  • 1953

    Nikko Kogyo Co., Ltd. was founded in Shimomaruko Shimomaruko 1-11-5 in Ota Ward, Tokyo with a capital of 2.5 million yen. Operations began with an electrical machinery department and a vinyl department.

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    Completed an order contract with Hitachi, Ltd. for standard products for controllers, switchboards and vehicles. Delivered outsourcing contractors to the company's Yamate factory.

  • 1956

    Began production and sale of laminate products.

  • 1961

    Upon request from Hitachi, constructed a Yuki factory in Yuki city, Ibaraki prefecture. Started operations with production of polyethylene pipe, vinyl tube, injection molding and painting finish. Eventually become a comprehensive production base for injection molded products and plastic foams such as styrofoam.

  • 1966

    Began selling our first own brand "Nikko Mark Band".

  • 1974

    Head office moves to new building in 1-12-7 Yaguchi, Ota-ku, Tokyo.

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    First welfare facility completed - "Nikko Izu House" at Izu Minami-Hakone Dialland.

  • 1976

    Began selling industrial fasteners - "Code Lock (NC - 1, NC - 2)".

  • 1979

    Company receives the first "VA Award" from Hitachi.

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    Company receives the first "VE award" from NEC.

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    Obtained approval from the foundation burning equipment inspection association for oil stoves employing emergency resin.

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    Launched in-house newsletter "Ayumu."

  • 1981

    First exhibition at the 10th International Belcon Japan. Leads to expansion of sales of magazine rack and industrial fastener products.

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    Developed "Adjust · I" for transporting printed circuit boards with the first conductive resin. Leads to development of the magazine "NK Sart" for automatic insert.

  • 1982

    Developed air damper "soft push catch".

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    Developed "Super Seal (NW - 12)".

  • 1984

    Developed a "light-shielding label for EP-ROM" to prevent adhesive remains in ROM, jointly developed with BRADY, USA.

  • 1985

    Developed automatic dispensing machine "BLPA" for labels for bar code management of printed circuit boards.

  • 1987

    Established a Tsukui office incorporating IE method in Tsukui-machi, Kanagawa prefecture.

  • 1988

    Completed welfare facility "Akebono Sanso."

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    Began selling original mechanical parts "NS latch".

  • 1992

    Sagamihara Works opens as a new production base for electronic products in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Eventually becomes procurement center.

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    Integrate plastic part design development, electronic design engineering, and intellectual property into R&D center in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

  • 1993

    Developed "tip seal" for scroll compressor using original plastic material (NIXAM).

  • 1995

    NIX OF AMERICA Established as a Magazine Rack and Nikko Mark Band USA sales office. First exhibition for magazine racks at Nebukon West (USA).

  • 1996

    Developed adjustment foot for projector "Adjust foot".

  • 1997

    Began selling NIXAM product "Insect repellent ARINIX".

  • 2001

    Company changes name to NIX Corporation, and relocates headquarters to MM 21 in Yokohama-shi Nishi-ku.

  • 2002

    Headquarters and Tsukui Factory acquires ISO 14001 certification.

  • 2003

    Established NIX OF HONG KONG LIMITED

  • Durable zipper
    2004

    Began distribution of durable zipper

  • 2005

    ARINIX nominated to used on vending machines at Exposition of Global Harmony Aichi.

  • Began distribution of POD - Print On Demand.

  • 2007

    Listed on JASDAQ.

  • Establishes NIX OF ZHONGSHAN MANUFACTURING LIMITED
    2010

    Established. NIX OF ZHONGSHAN MANUFACTURING LIMITED.

  • Establishes NIX OF SHANGHAI LIMITED
    2011

    Established NIX OF SHANGHAI LIMITED.

  • 2012

    Established NIX (THAILAND) LIMITED.

  • 2016

    Established NIX OF ZHUHAI PRECISION PRODUCTS LIMITED.