Aspherical Plastic Lens Manufacturing & Plastic Molds Hinode Co., Ltd.

5-17-5 Kita-Machi, Nerima-Ku, Tokyo 179-0081 Tel:81-(0)3-3937-1341


Company Information

Company Overview

Company Name:
HINODE CO.,LTD.

Founded:
March, 1957

Capital:
24 million yen (approximately $240,000 dollars)

Representative:
President Yoshiya Inagawa
*Election of executives completed in April, 2007

Business Contents:
Manufacturing and sales of synthetic resin molding products
(plastic lenses for optics (camera); development, design and manufacturing of precision plastic products; design and production of molds).


Banks of Account:
Resona Bank, Higashi-Ikebukuro Branch
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Ikebukuro Higashi-Guchi Branch
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Ikebukuro Branch
Mizuho Bank, Ikebukuro Fuku-Toshin Branch

Major Customers
(including overseas group):
Canon Inc., Oita Canon Inc., Canon Zhuhai Inc., Nikon Corporation, Sendai Nikon Corporation, Pentax Corporation, Pentax Hong Kong, Pentax Cebu, Tamron Co., Ltd., Tamron Hong Kong, Panasonic Photo & Lighting Co., Ltd., Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., Asian Stanley International Co., Ltd., Nissin Industries Ltd., Nissin Atex Co., Ltd., Shibakawa (Hong Kong) Ltd., Mabuchi S&T (H.K.) Ltd. , Optex Co., Ltd.* Not listed in order

Shareholders:
Tatsuo Inagawa, Yoshiya Inagawa, Masaya Inagawa, Ayako Inagawa, Kayoko Inagawa
(all members of the same family)

Number of Executives and Auditors:
4 executives, 1 auditor

Number of Employees:
Approximately 70 (including related companies)

Corporate History

Mar. 1957
Present Chairperson Tatsuo Inagawa initiated his personal business in Toshima-ku, Tokyo.

Jul. 1959
Established Hinode LLC in Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo.

Feb. 1967
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.

Nov. 1973
Constructed Ibaraki Factory of Hinode Co., Ltd. in Iwase-machi, Nishi-Ibaraki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture with a capital of 5 million yen.

Nov. 1977
Established Sunrise Parts Manufacturing Ltd. in Kowloon, Hong Kong, with a capital of HK$60,000.

Aug. 1979
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.

Jun. 1983
Constructed Mizuho Factory at 432 Musashi, Mizuho-machi, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo.

Jun. 1984
Relocated Ibaraki Factory, and constructed a new factory inside the industrial park, replacing production equipment with new modern ones and installing robots.

Jan. 1987
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.

Jan. 1989
Installed ultra-precision lathes, enabling the full-scale mass production of aspherical lenses.

Oct. 1989
Newly constructed the second factory of Sunrise Parts Manufacturing Ltd., Hong Kong, and started operating it as the factory exclusively for optical lenses.

Aug. 1994
Enlarged the second factory of Sunrise Parts Manufacturing Ltd., Hong Kong, to cope with the trend of the increase of overseas production by camera makers.

Feb. 1995
Established日港達工業有限公司 in Nanhai, Guangzhou, China.

Dec. 2000
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.

Mar. 2002
The 45th anniversary of foundation of Hinode Co., Ltd. and the 25th anniversary of foundation of Sunrise Parts Manufacturing Ltd.

Sep. 2002
Installed a new-generation aspherical contouring machine (Precitech Nanoform 200, produced by Taylor Hobson Ltd.)

Mar. 2004
Hinode Precision Ltd. obtained the ISO9001:2000 certification. (UKAS QUALITY MANAGEMENT No. 5188)

May 2004
Hinode Precision Ltd. installed transparent molding equipment in李屋日出塑膠廠.

Mar. 2005
Hinode Precision Ltd. obtained the ISO14001:1996 certification. (UKAS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT No.7185)

Jul. 2006
Hinode Precision Ltd. obtained the updated ISO14001:2004 certification. (UKAS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT No.7185)

Mar. 2007
Hinode Precision Ltd. obtained the updated ISO9001:2000 certification. (UKAS QUALITY MANAGEMENT No. 5188)

Oct. 2007
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.

Dec. 2007
Hinode Co., Ltd. obtained the Eco Action 21 certification. (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies; No.0002060)

Domestic Group Bases

HINODE Co., Ltd. Headquarters

5-17-5 Kita-Machi, Nerima-Ku, Tokyo 179-0081
Telephone 81-(0)3-3937-1341 (Representative) / FAX: 03-3933-3730 info@hinode-japan.co.jp
Number of Employees: 27 (16 fulltime employees) (Average age: 43)
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10 minutes walk from Chikatetsu-akatsuka Station on the Tokyo Metro
20 minutes by car from the Nerima IC of the Kan-Etsu Expressway

HINODE Co., Ltd. Ibaraki Factory

381-4 Aza-Hoshinomiya, Nakaizumi, Sakuragawa-Shi, Ibaraki Prefecture 309-1224
Telephone 81-(0)296-75-3601 / FAX: 81-(0)296-76-0877
ibaraki@hinode-japan.co.jp
Number of Employees: 26 (6 fulltime employees)
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10 minutes by car from Iwase Station on the JR Mito Line.
30 minutes by car from the Tsuchiura-Kita IC of the Joban Expressway

HINODE Co., Ltd. Mizuho Factory

1575-3 Ishihata, Mizuho-Machi, Nishi Tama-Gun, Tokyo 190-1211
Telephone 81-(0)42-557-1677 / FAX: 81-(0)425-56-4134
mizuho@hinode-japan.co.jp
Number of Employees: 10 (1 fulltime employee)
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15 minutes walk from Hakone-ga-Saki Station on the JR Hachiko Line
15 minutes by car from the Iruma IC of the Ken-O Expressway

HINODE Trading Co., Ltd. (Manufacturing of tools for commercial liquors)

5-17-5 Kita-Machi, Nerima-Ku, Tokyo 179-0081
Telephone 81-(0)3-3937-1345 oneshot@pluto.plala.or.jp
Number of Employees: 6 (2 fulltime employees)
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10 minutes walk from Chikatetsu-akatsuka Station on the Tokyo Metro
20 minutes by car from the Nerima IC of the Kan-Etsu Expressway

Overseas Group Bases

Sunrise Parts Manufacturing Ltd. (Hong Kong)

1st. Fl., Viet Luen Industrial Bldg.,126 Wai Yip Street,Kwun Tong, Kowloon, HK S.A.R., China
TEL:852-2343-3334
oshirok@sunriseparts.com.hk (Contact person: Kenji Oshiro)
sekiguchi@sunriseparts.com.hk (Contact person: Manabu Sekiguchi)
Number of Employees: 22 (including employees stationed at HINODE Precision)

HINODE Precision Co., Ltd.

No.5 Industrial District, Li-Wu Village, Wu-Sha District, Chang An Town, Dong Guan City, Guang Dong Province, China
TEL: 86-(0)769-85388445 (Japanese/Japanese Hot-line)
oshirok@sunriseparts.com.hk (Contact person: Kenji Oshiro)
simon@sunriseparts.com.hk (Contact person: Li HanMin)
Number of Employees: Approximately 350  >>For details, click here.

日港達工業有限公司 (Joint enterprise /China)

Li-He Gong-lu, De-Shen District, Li Shui Town, Nan Hai City,Guang Dong Province, China
 


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