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Kosaka Laboratory Ltd.

Corporate History

Corporate History

1950
  • Kosaka Laboratory started business in Katsushika-ku Tokyo to develop and produce precision measuring instruments.
  • Optical lever surface roughness meter SD-1 developed.
1953
  • Three spindle screw pump developed.
1960
  • Nation's first electronic Surface Roughness Measuring Instrument SE-1 developed.
1963
  • Universal surface texture measuring instrument with differential transformer SE-3 developed.
1964
  • Misato factory constructed in Misato-shi, Saitama and operation started.
  • Self-centering roundness measuring instrument model EC-1 developed.
1966
  • Centrifugal pump developed.
1967
  • Roundness measuring instrument won the tenth Akashi Memorial Award.
  • Technical license agreement for twin screw pump made with J. H. Bornemann Co. KG., West Germany. (Terminated in 1983)
1968
  • Moka factory constructed on the first industrial campus in Maoka city, Tochigi.
1973
  • Technical license agreement for single screw pump made with J. H. Bornemann Co. KG., West Germany. (Terminated in 1983)
  • Form measuring instrument EF developed.
1975
  • Submerged cargo pump developed.
  • Thin film step measuring instrument ET developed.
1977
  • Surface Roughness Measuring Instrument SE-3FTP with digital analyzer incorporating microcomputer, World's first and VTR cylinder drum Contour Measuring Instrument developed.
1979
  • Tokyo business office opened in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
  • LED die bonder developed.
  • 3D Surface Roughness Measuring Instrument with analyzer developed.
1980
  • Articulated space coordinates measuring instrument (Vectoron) developed.
1983
  • The award of Director-general of the science and technology agency won.
    Award winner: Seiichiro Kosaka
1984
  • Seiichiro Kosaka, a founder, received a medal of honor.
  • World's first noncontact (optical stylus) Microfigure Measuring Instrument HIPOSS ET-10 developed.
1986
  • Osaka business office opened in Osaka city.
  • Fully automatic glass scriber developed.
1987
  • Fully automatic glass breaking instrument developed.
  • Scanning tunneling microscope (STM) developed in conjunction with National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan.
  • Fully automatic roundness measuring instrument EC-3070 developed.
1989
  • Nagoya branch office opened in Nagoya city.
1991
  • The name of Nagoya Branch Office changed to Nagoya Business Office.
  • Portable roughness measuring instrument SE-1100 developed.
1995
  • Compact size Vectoron VMC-1000 series developed.
  • Bundling machine SPA-35 developed.
1996
  • Development and research of multiphase pump consigned by Japan National Oil Corporation.
1997
  • Precision measuring instruments division, Misato Factory ISO 9001, quality management system standard certified.
  • High-accuracy fully automatic roundness measuring instrument EC3400 developed.
1998
  • Side taping machine developed.
  • High performance stage movable type Surface Roughness Measuring Instrument SE4000 developed.
1999
  • Hydraulic equipment division, Misato Factory ISO 9001, quality management system standard, certified.
2000
  • Headquarters transferred to Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo and at the same time, Tokyo business office transferred to said location.
  • Fully automatic Microfigure Measuring Instrument ET4000 developed.
2003
  • Articulated space coordinates measuring instrument (Vectoron) received the award of small and medium enterprise excellent new technology and new product.
  • Hybrid Contour and Roughness Measuring Instrument DSF500 developed.
  • Rotary stage Roundness and Cylindricity Measuring Instrument EC1550 developed.
  • REF100 measuring instrument used exclusively for crankshaft journal and pin corner R developed.
2004
  • Osaka business office transferred due to business expansion.
  • Rotary stage super automatic roundness measuring instrument EC2500 F developed.
  • Rotary detector type roundness measuring instrument for large components EC4100 / EC5100 developed.
  • Large-size fully automatic Microfigure Measuring Instrument for FPD manufacturing process ET5000 / ET6000 developed.
2005
  • Compact size all-purpose Surface Roughness Measuring Instrument SE500 developed.
  • Multi-head fully automatic glass scriber KS series developed.
2006
  • Nagoya business office transferred due to business expansion.
  • Digital Hybrid Contour and Roughness Measuring Instrument DSF800 developed.
  • Contour Measuring Instrument EF550 developed.
  • Vectoron VMC5500 series developed.