About CKD Corporation
Since its establishment, CKD has continually identified the needs of the age faster than any other company as a pioneer of automation technology.
They have researched and developed a wide range of products from two different perspectives: Automatic machinery and component products. The technology has been handed down and improved with the times.
With creative knowledge and technology, we shall innovate fluid control and automation, thus contribute to build rich society.
CKD Corporate History
1943: Established under the name of “Japan Aircraft Electric Co., Ltd.” in Nagoya City with 10 million yen in capital. Started manufacturing and selling aviation-related electric parts, etc. for airplanes.
1945: Renamed the company “Chukyo Electric Co., Ltd.” Manufacture, repair and sales of electric machine and appliances
1947: Started manufacturing lamp manufacturing machines.
1956: Started mass-producing various types of solenoids, pneumatic cylinders and valves.
1961: Constructed and moved to a new factory in Komaki City, Aichi Prefecture.
1962: Listed the company on the second section of Nagoya Stock Exchange.
1971: Listed the company on the first section of Nagoya Stock Exchange.
1979: Renamed the company “CKD Corporation.” Listed the company on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1984: Established “M-CKD PRECISION SDN.BHD.” in Malaysia.
1985: Established “CKD USA CORPORATION” in the USA.
1987: Established the “Wuxi Pneumatic Research Institute, CKD Pneumatic Technical Training Center” in China.
1988: Established “CKD THAI CORPORATION LTD.” in Thailand.
1989: Established “CKD SINGAPORE PTE.LTD.” in Singapore.
2000: Merged CKD Seiki Ltd. and CKD Precision Ltd.
2001: Established “CKD (Shanghai) Corporation” in China.
2003: Established “CKD Corporation Europe Branch” in the Netherlands.
2007: Established “Taiwan CKD Corporation” in Taiwan.
2012: Renamed the company “CKD Corporation.”
2014: Established “PT CKD TRADING INDONESIA” in Indonesia.
2014: Established “CKD VIETNAM ENGINEERING Co., LTD.” in Vietnam.
2015: Established “CKD MEXICO, S. de R.L. de C.V.” in Mexico.
2015: Established “CKD India Private Limited” in India.
2017: “NIKKI DENSO CO., LTD.” became CKD’s affiliated company to become CKD NIKKI DENSO CO., LTD.
2018: Opening of the ” ‘Ohana nursery school ” one-site day-care center at the Headquarters / Komaki Factory.
2019: Completed a new plant ” Tohoku plant ” in Ohira Village, Miyagi Prefecture.