MINO CERAMIC CO., LTD. was established at in Mizunami City, Gifu Prefecture
Established, succeeding its predecessor, the Mizunami Firebrick Limited Partnership.
Started production of chinaware
The company began manufacturing pottery and porcelain, including hand-hammered molding.
10th anniversary of founding
Tokyo Branch Office opened in Sanwa Yogyo Shokai
Kamezaki Plant was established in Handa City, Aichi Prefecture
4 plant production system
Merged with Chuo Keiseki Brick Co., Ltd. and added Yokkaichi Plant and Shikoku (Naruto) Plant to form a four-plant production system.
Opened Nagoya Sales Branch
Changed to the current three plant production system
The Shikoku (Naruto) Plant was transferred to build a new junior high school in the same city, resulting in the current three-plant production system.
Listed on the Nagoya Stock Exchange
Established Bishu Kosan CO., LTD.
Established Engineering Department (later Ceramics Engineering and Construction Department)
Established engineering department and started design and installation of industrial furnaces.
Established MINO PORCELAIN CO., LTD.
Split the Chinaware Production Department and established MINO PORCELAIN CO., LTD.
Established JAPAN CERAMIC ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
Established as a specialized subsidiary for overseas export of industrial furnaces.
Established G.S. CERAMICS CO.,LTD. in Thailand as a joint venture
Technical Research Institute established in Kamezaki, Japan, following the closure of the University of Tokyo Research Laboratory
Technical cooperation with Didier-Werke AG, West Germany
Technical cooperation with Didier-Werke AG (West Germany) on brick installation equipment for rotary kilns.
Development of "MIC" a spinel based refractories series
Established a JV company, REFRACTORIES CORPORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES in the Philippines
Technical cooperation with North American Refractories Company (cross-licensing)
Enhanced the facilities of New Ceramics Research Department and started research
Kamezaki Monolith Engineering Department was established
Completion of Superio Kiln
Increased capital to 877 million yen
Technology licensing of basic refractories to Refractarios Mexicanos S.a. de C.v. of Mexico
Newly built Mizunami Head Office and CECD Plant
Exported basic refractory brick plant and manufacturing technology to Pars Refractories Co. in Iran
Received the 53rd Ceramic Society of Japan Award (Distinguished Service Award)
Received the 53rd Ceramic Society of Japan Award (Distinguished Service Award) for Technical Development of Refractories for Cement and Lime and Contribution to the Industry and International Cooperation.
Exported basic brick manufacturing technology to Myanmar
Received the Technology Award for "Chromium-free bricks"
Practical application of chrome-free basic refractories for cement rotary kilns
Received ISO9001 Certification of Quality Management System
Selected as “One of 300 active industrial companies” by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency of Japan
Objective: To select 300 small and medium-sized companies with unique and advanced technologies that are active throughout Japan.
Awarded "Encouragement Prize" by Chubu Science and Technology Center
Development of a gas-fired high-temperature shuttle kiln for firing large-size fine ceramics
Awarded the Excellence Prize of "Monozukuri Nippon Grand Award" by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Project: Development of a gas-fired high-temperature shuttle kiln for firing large-size fine ceramics
Merged MINO PORCELAIN CO., LTD. and MONOLITH CO., LTD.
The rectangular chimney of the Mizunami Plant is registered as a Tangible Cultural Property (building)
The purpose of this program is to pass on to future generations a wide variety and large number of modern cultural properties that are in danger of disappearing before they are recognized by society due to the recent progress of national land development, urban planning, and changes in lifestyles. The system is based on a notification system and guidance and advice, and is intended to complement the existing designation system (which carefully selects important objects and imposes strong regulations and generous protection, such as a permit system).
Japan Ceramic Engineering Co., Ltd. became a fully owned subsidiary
Development of high efficiency heat exchangers for high temperature applications
Selected as a "Regional Future Driving Company" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Purpose: "Regional Future Driving Company" is a company that creates high added value by taking advantage of the characteristics of the region, and by having an economic ripple effect on local businesses, etc. and is actively developing businesses that will strongly drive the economic growth of the region, or is expected to do so in the future.
Celebrated its 100th anniversary
Bishu Kosan Co., Ltd. becomes a fully owned subsidiary
Boron Carbide Diaphragm for High-Performance Speakers Receives Technology Award
Received the "Distinguished Service Award" from the High Pressure Society of Japan
Project: Long-term stable supply of high-grade octahedral pressure media for high-pressure generators
Change of C.I.
C.I. was changed on the occasion of the 100th anniversary.
Received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award for Outstanding Work of Ingenuity
Improvement of pre-stepping of sorting process
Iwasa Kikai Inc. became a fully owned subsidiary
Merged Osaka Sales Office into Nagoya Sales Office
Merged with BIYO BRIGHT CO., LTD., MINO CERAMICS SHOJI CO.,LTD. and JAPAN CERAMIC ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
Shifted from the Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange to the Main Market due to a revision of the Nagoya Stock Exchange's market classification.