1967

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

1972

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.

1977

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

1979

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

1983

May Co-founded Nifco Taiwan Corporation in Taiwan.

Nifco's first overseas venture, Nifco Taiwan Corporation

1984

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)

1985

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.

1986

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

1987

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

1988

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

1990

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

1991

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

1995

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

1996

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.

1997

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

1998

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.

2001

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.

2002

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.

2003

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

2004

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

2005

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

2006

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

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

2007

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

2008

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.

2009

April Nifco America Corporation absorbed Nifco North America Inc.

2010

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.

2011

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.

2012

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

2013

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.

2014

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

2015

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.

2016

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

2017

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

2018

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)