A greeting from our president
Since our founder, Ikushichiro Arai, first invented the glass cutting wheel in 1903, our company has been the leading pioneer in the development of TC and PCD cutting wheels, cutting tools, and cutting machines for the glass industry.
In step with advancing technology, our company’s products have kept pace with the increased use of LCD glass and other types ultra thin glass. We have earned a reputation for quality both domestically and internationally in Asia and Europe.
This year marks the 115th anniversary of our company’s founding. We strive to contribute to the development of the glass industry by providing higher quality Nikken brand products. We thank all our customers for allowing our business to grow for over a hundred years and look forward to their continued patronage and support.
|Company Name||Nikken Dia Co., Ltd.|
|Head Office||2-9-31 Nishiwaki Hirano-ku, Osaka, Japan. Postal Code : 547-0035
Phone : +81-6-6705-2231 Fax : +81-6-6705-2230
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
HP : http://www.nikkendia.co.jp
|Representative||CEO Hirohito Arai|
|Business Description||Production, distribution and import/export of tools related to glass cutting and processing|
|1903||Invented the glass cutting wheel and began manufacturing.|
|1920||Established “Arai Works. Ltd.”.
Began manufacturing hardened steel cutters.
|1954||With the help of the renowned physicist, Dr. Honda, created the world’s first TC cutter. Product life extended from 3 minutes to 8 hours.|
|1961||Opened the Arai Glass Industrial store.
Established the basic cutting principles and methods for sheet glass which were serialized in the glass industrial magazine.
|1964||Created oiled hand cutter, commonly called “oiled cutter”.|
|1965||Became Nikken Dia Industrial.
Created the φ2.5mm cutting wheel, bearing cutter holder, etc. and featured in the glass industrial magazine.
|1970||Constructed a new factory in Sakai City, Osaka.
Created the world’s first automatic biaxial circle glass cutting machine, form cutting jig for lens, benchtop irregular cutting jig, benchtop circle cutting jig.
|1973||Became Nikken Dia Co., Ltd.
Became an official supplier for Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
|1974||Created the automated big sheet glass cutting machine, “Auto-con Cutter”.|
|1975||Created the manual glass cutting machine, “One-hand cutter”.
Invented the world’s first PCD wheels and announced in the glass industrial magazine.
|1977||Invented a balanced PCD wheel, “Diamond Temp cutter”.
The new design eliminated all backlash, allowing a super smooth rotation and super long life.
|1992||Released a new line of oiled cutters, nipping cutters, and circle cutters.
Participated in the Makuhari Exibition in Tokyo.
|1995||Commercialized the Diamond Temp Cutter for the LCD industry.
Began participation in the Flat Panel Display Exhibition.
|1997||Received an award from the Hitachi Corporation for the substantial reduction of production waste associated with the cutting of LCD glass, thereby increasing yields and reducing costs.|
|2002||Reached a record setting level of hardness with the creation of the UZ long life TC wheel.|
|2004||Created the PCD and TC integrated low-cost Temp Cutter. A record breaking cutting life of over 700,000 meters was reported by a major glass manufacturer.|
|2011||Created the ZX long life TC wheel.|
|2012||Registered a new logo for Worldwide Nikken brand products.|
|2016||Released the Z03 series long life glass cutter.|