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We strive to be the best partner with our customers throughout the world
Who we are
HOKUYO, founded in Osaka, Japan in 1946,
developed and continues to offer some of the original automation technology with products such as counters,
photoelectric sensors and Automatic doors for a wide range of factory automation systems and various production processes.
For many years we have been developing several types of products for factory automation that include high-accuracy CCD sensors and optical data transmission devices and maintain an outstanding reputation for our creativity and performance with customers.
HOKUYO products are integrated into many industrial sectors such as textiles, electric wire, iron & steel, transportation systems, mounting machines, semiconductor and LCD facilities. They have contributed to the growth and development of these industries.
With the fast-paced changes in information technology, industrial globalization and despite the environmental and safety uncertainties we face in the world today, Hokuyo will adapt and continue to thrive as a leader and continue to pursue its growth with great efficiency.
As a pioneer of automation technology, Hokuyo will be sensitive and proactive to the needs of customers and pursue the challenges ahead to offer the best product solutions in the future.
Hokuyo looks forward to your continued business in the future.
Before the word “automation” became well-known, we began dealing with automatic control, satisfying our customer's needs and producing original products that helped many industrial fields.
Our basic policy is to always comply with social standards and changing values, consistently develop a steady and distinctive management upon our foundation of self-improvement, fulfill the satisfaction of our customers, and continue growing as a company.
|Company name||HOKUYO AUTOMATIC CO., LTD.|
|Head office||Osaka HU Building, 2-2-5 Tokiwamachi, Chuo-Ku, Osaka,
|Establishment||April 8, 1946|
|Capital||50 million JPY|
Global Sales Network
- Head Office for Global Network of Operation
International Sales Department
Osaka HU Building, 2-2-5 Tokiwamachi, Chuo-Ku, Osaka, 540-0028 Japan
TEL : +81-6-6947-6333 FAX : +81-6-6947-6350 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
We have our worldwide distributions network, we guide you to our partner in your region and please feel free to contact us.
- Overseas Office (for Korean market)
HOKUYO KOREA Co., Ltd.
104-211, 397 Seokcheon-Ro, Ojeong-Gu, Bucheon-City, Korea
TEL : +82-32-624-3194 FAX : +82-32-624-3196 E-mail : email@example.com
- Overseas Office (for North American market)
Hokuyo Automatic USA Corporation
2019 Van Buren Ave., Suite A, Indian Trail, NC 28079 U.S.A.
TEL : +1-704-882-3844 FAX : +1-704-628-0582 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Overseas Branch (for Technical support and Marketing in European market)
Hokuyo Automatic Co., Ltd. Amsterdam Branch
Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 2, 1183 AT Amstelveen, The Netherlands
- Auto Counters
- Electronic type・Electromagnetic type・Shaft-driven type
- Photoelectric switch・Laser type・Microwave type・Ultrasonic type・Laser Distance Sensor
- Optical Data Transmission Devices
- Serial type・Parallel type・Optical Remote Controller
- Obstacle Detection Sensors
- For AGV・For Robotics・Close Crane Warning Device
- Automatic door
- Automatic Door Driving System and Sensor
- Quality policy
We declare our quality policy that “In order to supply products with the best function and quality, we are continuing to implement research and development and will create original technologies. The quality management system should be built up based on the global standards. While taking the social responsibilities, we aim for the permanent development of the company and all related parties”.
We have created a quality management system confirming with ISO9010 in 1997 and upgraded to ”ISO9001:2000” in 2002.
- Quality Management Efforts
- As we stated in the policy description, In order to supply products with the best function and quality, Hokuyo obtained the international standard certification ISO9001. We are making efforts to continuously improve the quality system to satisfy our customers by supplying superior products with dependable quality.
- As an enterprise, we fully maintain our social responsibilities to comply with the laws, regulations and consider the environmental effects when developing products.
International Organization for Standardization
ISO9001 / JQA-1742Quality management system ISO9001, obtained in May 1997
(Entrance Department was certified with JQA-QMA13642.)
ISO14001 JQA-EM3873Obtained International Standard “ISO14001” for Environment Management System in March 2004.
(Limited to Head Office, Toyonaka Factory, Osaka Sales Office and Entrance Division)
|1946||HOKUYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. founded at 8 Banchi, Eiraku-cho, Kiata-ku, Osaka City with JPY 180,000 in capital with 10 employees. Began sales of electronics, mainly automatic control devices.|
|1948||Increase in capital to JPY 1 million.|
|1949||Changed corporate name from HOKUYO INDUSTRY CO., LTD to HOKUYO AUTOMATIC CO., LTD.|
|1951||Set up Juso factory in Higashi-yodogawa-ku, Osaka city.
Began to produce a cshion starter and counter.
|1954||First photoelectric sensor completed. Delivered to Daiwabo Co., Ltd.
Prototype of an electric Automatic door completed.
|1955||Set up Tokyo office. Began to produce an air type reset counter.|
|1956||Began to sell Automatic doors.|
|1957||Developed a timer and counter-timer.|
|1958||Beginning with digital counters, developed products such as micro timers, sequence timers, and printing counters. Developed an automatic reset counter by motor.|
|1959||Set up Nagoya office. Increase in capital to JPY 10 million.
Began to sell micro timers.
|1961||Increase in capital to JPY 20 million.|
|1963||Increase in capital to JPY 50 million. Developed a 3-shift counter and hot metal detector.|
|1964||Mover Head Office to Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka city.
Began company-wide total quality management.
|1965||Set up Kyushu office.|
|1967||Set up Mikuni factory in Niitaka, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka city.|
|1970||Began to sell electronic counters.|
|1972||Began to sell a microwave sensor.|
|1974||Began to sell a laser sensor.|
|1977||Set up Shizuoka office. Began to sell an ultraviolet sensor.|
|1979||Demands for microcomputer equipped devices increase. Continuous development of system devices. Developed compact photoelectric sensors, optical data trancemission devices, and pattern inspection devices.|
|1980||Began to sell a fiber type sensor and elctronic counter with nonvolatile memory.|
|1981||Began to sell a 10 micron type optical contour measuring sensor.|
|1982||Began to sell a fiber type sensor with 2-beam and area sensor.|
|1984||Began to sell a LCD type electronic counter, optical character reading sensor and 1 micron type optical contour measuring sensor.|
|1987||Began to sell a proximity sensor.|
|1988||Began to sell an optical remote controller.|
|1994||Began to sell an electronic counter with communicating function.|
|1995||Began to sell an image-recognition sensor.|
|1996||Began to sell an automatic tuning type fiber sensor.|
|1997||Released an image sensor displacement gauge, LED linear length measuring sensor and optical distance sensor.
Obtained international standard ISO9001.
|2001||Began to sell an obstacle detection sensor.|
|2004||Obtained international standard IDO14001. Began to sell a laser range finder.|
|2005||Numerous laser range finders get equipped in robots of Expo 2005 Aichi Japan.|
|2006||Laser range finder awarded 2006 This Year's Robot Awards award for excellence.|
|2007||Selected as one of best 300 companies in small-medium companies.
Participated Tsukuba Challenge (Real World Robot Challenge).
|2008||Moved Head Office to Tokiwamachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city.|
|2009||Laser range finder awarded 2008 Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Award-Technolory.|
|2010||Subsidiary Company in South Korea, HOKUYO KOREA CO., LTD. established.|
|2011||Toyonaka Factory established in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture.|
|2016||Aquired all of the outstanding shares of its long-term distributor Sentek Solutions, Inc. and changed the name to Hokuyo Automatic USA Corporation as wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, started the operation.
Established Amsterdam office as a branch of International Sales Department.