February Japan Industry Fastener Inc. (renamed to Nifco Inc. in December 1970) was co-founded by Nichiei Bussan Co., Ltd. (holding 60% stocks) and ITW (holding 40% stocks) with a starting capital of 48 million yen.

Nifco's first product, Plasti Rivet


February Entered into a technical assistance contract with General Motors.
October Entered into a technical assistance contract with Chrysler.
November Entered into a technical assistance contract with Ford Motor Company.


October Merged with Nichiei Bussan Co., Ltd. Company name changed to Nifco Inc. with a capital of 1 billion yen.

Nifco's booth in the 1978 Electronics Show


July Nifco was listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Increased capital to 1.18 billion yen.


May Co-founded Nifco Taiwan Corporation in Taiwan.

Nifco's first overseas venture, Nifco Taiwan Corporation


March Nifco was listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Totsuka Head Office established in 1984
(current head office is located in Yokosuka)


January Co-founded Korea Industrial Fastener Corporation (current Nifco Korea Inc.) in Korea.
August Nifco was listed in the First Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange.


November Co-founded ITW-Nifco Inc. with ITW in Ohio U.S.A.


July Founded Nifco (HK) Ltd. in Hong Kong.


June Nifco was listed in the First Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
November Co-founded Union Nifco Co., Ltd. in Bangkok Thai.


February Co-founded JT Nifco Inc. (current Nifco Yamagata Inc.) with Japan Tobacco Inc.
July Acquired Elta Plastics Ltd. (current Nifco U.K. Ltd.) in England.
October Co-founded Nifco (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (current Nifco Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.) in Malaysia.

Tokyo branch established in 1990


March Increased capital to 7.2 billion yen.
December Co-founded Kyushu JT Nifco Inc. (current Nifco Kumamoto Inc.) with Japan Tobacco Inc.


July Founded Nifco (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.


March Founded Shanghai Nifco Plastic Manufacturer Co., Ltd. in Shanghai China.
April Founded Nifco U.S. Corporation (current Nifco America Corporation) in Ohio U.S.A.
July Acquired stocks of Simmons Co., Ltd. and Simmons Bedding & Furniture (HK) Ltd., and made them subsidiaries.


December Acquired stocks of the joint venture ITW-Nifco Inc. and merged it into Nifco U.S. Corporation (current Nifco America Corporation).


July Obtained the International Standard Certification for quality management systems "ISO 9001" at the Sagamihara Office (current Sagamihara Engineering Center), Nagoya Office (current Nagoya Plant), Utsunomiya Office, and Osaka Office simultaneously.

Nifco achieved the ISO 9001 certificate in 1998.


April Founded Nifco Plastics Ltd. as a subsidiary and acquired four companies under the Acriplas Group (current Nifco Products Espana S.L.U.) in Spain.
November Founded Tifco (Dongguan) Co., Ltd. in Dongguan City, Guangdong China.


February Founded Dongguan Nifco Co., Ltd. in Dongguan City, Guangdong China.
June Acquired more stocks of the joint venture Nifco Taiwan Corporation in Taiwan and made it a subsidiary.
July Founded Nifco Thailand Co., Ltd. in Chonburi Thailand.


March Delisted itself from the Osaka Securities Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange.


November Founded Beijing Nifco Co., Ltd. in Tongzhou District, Beijing China.


January Founded Kifco Vietnam Ltd. (current Nifco Vietnam Ltd.) in Vietnam.
March Acquired additional stocks of affiliated companies JT Nifco Inc. and Kyushu JT Nifco Inc. and made them subsidiaries.

Advertisement in The Japan Times when Nifco exhibited its products in the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show


February Founded Nifco Poland Sp.z o.o in Swidnica Poland.

Nifco was presented with the Intellectual Property Achievement Award in 2006.


March Founded Nifco North America Inc. in Kentucky U.S.A.
June Founded Nifco Deutschland GmbH in Germany.


April Renamed JT Nifco Inc. to Nifco Yamagata Inc., and Kyushu JT Nifco Inc. to Nifco Kumamoto Inc.
September Acquired additional stocks of Union Nifco Co., Ltd. and made it a subsidiary.
October Founded Nifco Korea USA in Alabama U.S.A.


April Nifco America Corporation absorbed Nifco North America Inc.


January Founded Nifco (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. in Tianjin China.
April Founded Nifco (Shanghai) Inc. in Shanghai China.
June Founded Nifco India Private Ltd. in Gurgaon India.
July Founded Nifco South India Manufacturing Private Ltd. in Chennai India.
November Founded Nifco (Hubei) Co., Ltd. in Ezhou City, Hubei China.
December Founded Nifco Korea Poland Sp.z o.o in Zory Poland.


January Founded Nifco (Jiang Su) Co., Ltd. in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu China.
May Founded PT. Nifco Indonesia in Indonesia.
June Founded Nifco Yancheng Co., Ltd. in Yancheng City, Jiangsu China.


July Founded Nifco Central Mexico, S.de R.L.de C.V. in Mexico.


March Built the Nifco Technology Development Center (NTEC) in Yokosuka, Kanagawa.
April Acquired the KTS Group in Germany.

Nifco Technology Development Center won the 27th New Office Award.


January Nifco Deutschland GmbH absorbed KTS GmbH and changed its name to Nifco KTS GmbH.
May Acquired the KTW Group in Germany.


January Moved head office to Yosukuka, Kanagawa.
April Founded Nifco KTW America Corporation in Georgia U.S.A.
September Founded Nifco (Chongqing) Limited Liability Company in Chongqing China.

Moved the head office to Yokosuka from 2015.


August Constructed an explosion-proof tower and laboratory tower in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.


February Nifco marked its 50th anniversary on February 13th.
March Turned Nifco-Yamagata Inc. and Nifco-Kumamoto Inc. into wholly-owned subsidiaries.


April 51st anniversary.
We are determined to Surprise and delight customers like never before.
As such, we have renewed our corporate philosophy, logo, and slogan.

(Image of new logo and slogan)