Present Chairperson Tatsuo Inagawa initiated his personal business in Toshima-ku, Tokyo.
Established Hinode LLC in Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo.
Reorganized Hinode LLC into a joint-stock company with a capital of 5 million yen.
The company was renamed Hinode Co., Ltd.
Later, its capital was increased to 12 million yen.
Constructed Ibaraki Factory of Hinode Co., Ltd.
in Iwase-machi, Nishi-Ibaraki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture with a capital of 5 million yen.
Established Sunrise Parts Manufacturing Ltd. in Kowloon, Hong Kong, with a capital of HK$60,000.
Built a new office building at 5-17-5 Kitamachi, Nerima-ku, Tokyo, and diversified products.
Improved productivity dramatically, along with the high standard of quality.
Constructed Mizuho Factory at 432 Musashi, Mizuho-machi, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo.
Relocated Ibaraki Factory, and constructed a new factory inside the industrial park,
replacing production equipment with new modern ones and installing robots.
Constructed Miyagi Factory of Hinode Co., Ltd. at 1-6-9 Sanuma-Nakae,
Hasama-cho, Tome-gun, Miyagi Prefecture. Improved quality and mobility,
and diversified performance as the factory exclusively for deposition processing.
Installed ultra-precision lathes, enabling the full-scale mass production of aspherical lenses.
Newly constructed the second factory of Sunrise Parts Manufacturing Ltd., Hong Kong,
and started operating it as the factory exclusively for optical lenses.
Enlarged the second factory of Sunrise Parts Manufacturing Ltd.,
to cope with the trend of the increase of overseas production by camera makers.
Established日港達工業有限公司 in Nanhai, Guangzhou, China.
Established 李屋日出塑膠廠, to which Hinode Precision Ltd. entrust manufacturing, in Chang An Town, Dong Guan City, Guang Dong Province, China.
The 45th anniversary of foundation of Hinode Co., Ltd. and the 25th anniversary of foundation of Sunrise Parts Manufacturing Ltd.
Installed a new-generation aspherical contouring machine (Precitech Nanoform 200, produced by Taylor Hobson Ltd.)
Hinode Precision Ltd. obtained the ISO9001:2000 certification. (UKAS QUALITY MANAGEMENT No. 5188)
Hinode Precision Ltd. installed transparent molding equipment in李屋日出塑膠廠.
Hinode Precision Ltd. obtained the ISO14001:1996 certification. (UKAS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT No.7185)
Hinode Precision Ltd. obtained the updated ISO14001:2004 certification. (UKAS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT No.7185)
Hinode Precision Ltd. obtained the updated ISO9001:2000 certification. (UKAS QUALITY MANAGEMENT No. 5188)
The 50th anniversary of foundation of Hinode Co., Ltd.,
the 30th anniversary of foundation of Sunrise Parts Manufacturing Ltd.,
and the 5th anniversary of foundation of Hinode Precision Ltd.
Hinode Co., Ltd. obtained the Eco Action 21 certification. (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies; No.0002060)