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History of Sekonic Holdings Corporation (former Sekonic Co., Ltd.)

* The Sekonic Co., Ltd. changed its company name to Sekonic Holdings Corporation as it shifted to a holding company structure in April 2012.

June 1951
Seiko Electric Industries Co., Ltd. (present Sekonic Co., Ltd.) is established. The first product of Sekonic-brand exposure meter, Sekonic P-1, is marketed.
June 1959
Tokyo Plant is completed for production of exposure meters for photographic use (site of present headquarters).
December 1959
The Hachiyou optical industry Ikeda Factory Co., Ltd. (Ikeda, Ikeda-cho, kita-azumi-gun, Nagano prefecture) is opened for the manufacture of exposure meters.
August 1960
Company name is changed to Sekonic Co., Ltd.
August 1961
Tokyo Plant is authorized as JIS Designated Factory for "electric exposure meters for photographic use".
May 1963
Sekonic stocks are listed on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
November 1965
Current Ikeda Factory (Aisome, Ikeda-cho, Nagano prefecture) opened as manufacturing factory for exposure meters, etc.
May 1971
Fukushima Sekonic Corporation established as subsidiary.
May 1971
Consignment manufacture of Konica's copiers “U-Bix” is begun.
October 1974
Manufacture and sales of Sekonic Industrial Recorders are begun.
April 1976
Consignment manufacture is begun for the option units of Konica's dry type electronic copiers.
April 1983
Manufacture and sales of Optical Mark Readers (OMR) are begun.
February 1984
Sekonic Digipro X-1, L-518, is taken into space on NASA Space Shuttle.
October 1992
Manufacture and sales of electronic hygrothermographs are begun.
January 1993
Overall manufacture of the Tokyo Plant transferred to the Ikeda Factory.
March 1993
Consignment manufacture of strobe boards for films with lenses.
April 1993
Manufacture and sales of Optical Character Readers (OCR) are begun.
October 1998
Consignment manufacture of Digital Automatic Processors.
March 1999
Consignment manufacture of printing devices (ink-jet printers).
April 2000
Enforcing the business collaboration with Konica Corporation, complete consignment of national manufacture for copiers' bodies. The Ikeda Factory name is changed to Azumino Factory.
The Hachioji Tokyo Business Office of Konica Corporation is inaugurated as our company's Hachioji Office for the manufacture line of copiers' bodies.
Octorber 2002
Manufacture and sales of surveillance cameras are begun.
December 2003
A commercial facility is built on a land owned by the headquarters in Nerima-ku, Tokyo.
November 2004
Sekonic Electronics (Changshu) Co., Ltd. is established as a subsidiary (present consolidated subsidiary) in Changshu City, Jiangsu Province, China.
December 2004
Sekonic (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. is established as a subsidiary(present consolidated subsidiary) in Hong Kong, China.
March 2008
Manufacture and sales of color meters are begun.
January 2009
Sekonic Sansei Technologies (shenzhen) Co.,Ltd. (present SHENZEN SEKONIC TECHNOLOGIES CO.,LTD) is established as a subsidiary(present consolidated subsidiary) in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China.
April 2010
The company takes over the business rights of viscometers from CBC Co., Ltd.
January 2012
Subsidiaries Fukushima Sekonic Corporation and Hakodate Sekonic Corporation merge to become Sekonic Electronics Inc.
Sekonic Trading & Sales Co., Ltd. and Sekonic TECHNOLAB Co., Ltd. are made wholly-owned subsidiaries.
April 2012
The company shifts to a holding company structure and changes its name to Sekonic Holdings Corporation.
Sekonic Co., Ltd. is established as a new subsidiary.

History of Sekonic Co., Ltd.

April 2012
Sekonic Co., Ltd. is established as a new company (Sekonic Holdings Corporation's 100%-owned subsidiary).