Established Kitagawa and Company Limited for the sales of packaging materials Seinosuke Kitagawa and Sotosaburo Kitagawa assumed post of representative board members.
Started selling nylon work glove
Entered into injection molding business
Started full operation in Higashi-Yodogawa, Osaka City
Received the first order for molded relay cases
Received the first order for molded acrylic magnifier lenses
Succeeded in injection molding of plastic lenses for the first time in Japan
Focused on lenses for cameras
Changed trade name to Kitagawa Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd.
Established Kitagawa Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd.
Established Nippon Aspherical Lens Co., Ltd.
Entered the field of high-precision camera lenses and started to work on micron-order technology in full swing
Opened Yasu plant in Yasu City, Shiga Prefecture
Achieved direct connection of processes of injection-molding and coating in a clean room for the first time in Japan
Succeeded in in-house processing of a mold for aspherical lens
Achieved the shift to high-precision machining with 10nm processing machine
Started mass-production of f-theta lenses for laser beam printers
Changed corporate name to Nalux Co., Ltd.
Became number-one company by sales volume in the plastic lens industry
Seiichiro Kitagawa assumed post of President.
Opened the Headquarters and R&D Building and Yamazaki plant in Mishima-gun, Osaka
Started operation of “Subaru Telescope” of National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, for which Nalux supplied a micro lens array
Established NALUX NANO-OPTICAL, INC. as marketing and sales base in USA
Opened Keihanna Research Laboratory to develop glass nano-imprinting
Obtained ISO 9001 certification
Obtained ISO 14001 certification
Established Changzhou NALUX Optics Co., Ltd as production base in China
Established NNI Co., Ltd. to commercialize glass molding and imprinting technology
Signed the partnership agreement with FISBA AG
Completed an extension building North Wing at Yasu Plant
Obtained TS (present-day IATF) 16949 certification (Yasu Plant)
Relocated Changzhou NALUX Optics Co., Ltd. to expand production
Changed corporate name of Nippon Aspherical Lens Co., Ltd. to Nalux Holdings Corporation
Completed an extension building East Wing at Yasu Plant
Changed corporate name of NNI Co., Ltd. to Nalux Precision Glass Co., Ltd.
Established Nalux Tradings (Thailand) Co., Ltd. for expanding business in the ASEAN region
Acquired the business of Optronics Division of COLCOAT CO.,LTD. and 100% shares of COLCOAT(Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Changed corporate name of COLCOAT(THAILAND) CO., LTD to Nalux (Thailand) Co., Ltd.