History

1954

Founded as Nihon Kasai Tanchiki Co., Ltd., at Yamashita-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo with a capitalization of 500,000 yen. The principal lines of business were registered as the development, manufacture, distribution, and installation of fire alarm equipment.


Suginami Plant at founding of company

1964

Headquarters office building completed at Hatagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
Released residential fire alarm Mamo-ru to the market.


Former headquarters building

1965

Receives first certification for ionization smoke detector manufactured in Japan.


Ionization smoke detector

1966

Company name revised to NITTAN Co., Ltd.


Previous NITTAN logos

1967

Ionization smoke detector certified by Underwriters Laboratories of the U.S.

1970

Ionization smoke detector authorized by FOC (Fire Office Committee) of U.K., as the first of its kind manufactured in Japan.

1972

NITTAN (UK), LTD., established in the United Kingdom.

1984

The new Model R NF-1 Disaster Prevention System wins the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency Director-General’s Award at the JECA Fair 1984.


NF-1

1988

Developed Model NF-1 multisystem, distributed, full-scale disaster prevention system.
Installation of disaster prevention system to NHK Broadcast Center.

1989

New research center built at Higashi Kibogaoka, Yokohama.

1991

Disaster prevention systems at Tokyo Central Govt. Office Bldg. 2 and Tomakomai Fantasy Dome win the Fire Defense Agency Commissioner’s Award.


Disaster Prevention System of Tokyo Central Govt. Office

1992

Otone Plant of NITTAN ELECTRONIC Co., Ltd., obtains ISO9002 certification (modified to ISO9001 in January 2004).

1993

Developed Model R disaster prevention system with automated test functions for large-scale buildings (Model RXN-6). Comprehensive testing center opened in Otone-cho, Saitama Prefecture.
High-grade disaster prevention monitoring system delivered to Integral Tower Ohbayashi wins the Fire Defense Agency Commissioner’s Award.


RXN-6

1994

NITTAN SYSTEM AB established in Sweden.

1995

Developed Model R disaster prevention system with automated test functions for ultra large-scale buildings (Model RXN-7).
Disaster prevention system installed at Tokyo Big Sight.

1996

Mist Water cannon fire extinguishing system delivered to Namihaya Dome wins Fire Defense Agency Commissioner’s Award.


Mist Water Cannon Fire Extinguishing System

1999

Engineering and Production Division receives ISO9001 certification.
Yokohama Plant of NITTAN ELECTRONIC Co., Ltd., obtains ISO9001 certification.
Disaster prevention system installed at Kokura Race Course wins Fire Defense Agency Commissioner’s Award.

2002

Disaster Prevention Engineering Department receives ISO9001 certification.

2003

NITTAN FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM (ZHONGSHAN) Co., Ltd., established in China.

2004

Corporate campus receives ISO14001 certification

2005

Model 2KW-P dual optical detector wins Production Innovation Award at the U.K. Fire Industry Awards 2005.
Itami Plant of NITTAN ELECTRONIC Co., Ltd., opens.
NITTAN becomes a subsidiary of the JS Group Corporation (listed on TSE, First Section) through a share exchange on October 1.


Dual Optical Detector

2006

Consilium Nittan Marine Ltd. established as a joint venture with Consilium AB (Sweden).

2008

Closed type water spray (AQUAFORCE) installed at Su:k Kaihinmakuhari wins Fire and Disaster Management Agency Agency Commissioner’s Award.
Installation at JR Tokai Shin Yokohama Station building receives industry-first MIC Minister certification as specialized fire protection equipment.


AQUAFORCE

2009

Model FK-5-1-12 fire-extinguishing unit (Gerbera) delivered to Fuji Oyama Plant of Sumitomo 3M wins Fire and Disaster Management Agency Commissioner’s Award.


Gerbera

2010

Closed spray fire-extinguishing apparatus (AQUAFORCE) installed at Home Center Konan Toyonaka Shimae Store wins Fire and Disaster Management Agency Commissioner’s Award.

2011

Company name changed to LIXIL NITTAN Co., Ltd.
Established TAIWAN NITTAN FIRE & SAFETY Co., Ltd., in Taiwan.

Closed type water spray (AQUAFORCE) installed at Iidabashi First Tower, Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Kyoto, and Garden City Shinagawa Gotenyama, and Total operation panel installed at Hakata Station contemporaneously win Fire and Disaster Management Agency Commissioner’s Award.


Commissioner’s Award Plaque

2012

April 1 The business group becomes a subsidiary of SECOM Co., Ltd., upon stock ownership transfer, and the company name changes to Nittan Co., Ltd.
NITTAN FIRE PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CORPORATION established.
December 1 Relocation of headquarters to Sasazuka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.


New Head Office Building
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