In 1982, twenty small-sized enterprises in Mitaka City, Tokyo, each engaged in different types of industry, constructed a joint office & factory facility with a support from the government in line with its administrative measures. Since then they have been contributing to the society in their respective fields, while making close interchanges with each other.
THERMO RIKO moved to this facility and joined the group in August, 1997.
Established in the Sekimachi area of Tokyo’s Nerima ward with a capital of ¥2 million. Development and marketing of heat treatment devices got underway.
Successful development of the GV-type infrared guide heating system.
Capital increased to ¥10 million.
Recognized for research and development in the field of infrared guide heating for thermal shock testing by the Tokyo metropolitan government under the Creative Business Activities Promotion Law.
Relocation to Mitaka High-Tech Center.
Recognized for development in the field of ultra high-temperature/ultra high-speed heat treatment systems by the Tokyo metropolitan government under the Creative Business Activities Promotion Law (second commendation).
Release of a commemorative booklet on the occasion of the company’s 25th anniversary.
Infrared guide heating systems were selected by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) for development support as a promising export project.
Development of a high-vacuum infrared heating system with the aid of new-product development subsidy by the Tokyo Metropolitan Small Business Center.
Development of a thermal shock testing system with the aid of new-product development subsidy (second grant) by the Tokyo Metropolitan Small Business Center.
Development of a compact infrared vacuum furnace with the aid of industrial development subsidy by Mitaka municipal government.
Development of an ultra high-speed, uniform-temperature heat-treatment system with the aid of new-product development subsidy (third grant) by the Tokyo Metropolitan Small Business Center.
Awarded a small business digitization & internationalization promotion subsidy by the Mitaka municipal government.
Awarded a market development subsidy by the Tokyo Metropolitan Small Business Center.
Development of an ultra high-temperature super RTA system with the aid of new-product development subsidy (fourth grant) by the Tokyo Metropolitan Small Business Center.
May 2007 to 2008
Awarded market development subsidies by the Tokyo Metropolitan Small Business Center for two consecutive years.
Contracted by the Institute for Solid State Physics at the University of Tokyo to develop an amorphous metal forming system.
July 1993 to 1996
Research with the aim of increasing the efficiency of the infrared guide heating processes carried out together with the University of Electro-Communications.
1996 to 1999
Joint development of a ceramic thermal-shock fracture testing system using infrared heating with Nagoya Institute of Technology.
August 2002 to 2003
Joint development of an SiC hybrid sputter RTA system together with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and Nippon Thermonics Co., Ltd. following selection under the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry’s Consortium R&D Projects for Regional Revitalization.
Currently involved in joint development work with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology following selection as a 2008 industrial science and technology research and development candidate.
University of Tsukuba
University of Tokyo
Tokyo Institute of
University of Yamanashi
University of Tokushima
Tokyo City University
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan)
of Advanced Industrial
Science and Technology
National Institute for
Canon ANELVA Corporation
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
Nissin Electric Co., Ltd.