Tsugami Specialty Machine Co., Ltd. was established by Kenichi Tsugami in Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, with capitalization of \1 million, and began selling machine tools and automation systems.
Nagaoka Precision Co., Ltd. was established in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, and began designing and producing FA systems, peripheral equipment, and production tools.
Tsugami Robotics Co., Ltd. was established in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, becoming Japan's first authorized robot engineering company.
Tsugami Specialty Machine acquired an equity stake in UPR Co., Ltd., a vacuum process equipment manufacturer, thereby entering the new field of vacuum thin-film deposition system.
Tsugami Specialty Machine, Nagaoka Precision, Tsugami Robotics, and UPR merged to form the new company Tokki Corporation, Ltd., with the aim of expanding business in FA systems and vacuum thin film deposition equipment.
Tokki received approval from the Japan Securities Dealers Association to register its shares on Japan's over-the-counter market.
Tokki completed its experimental equipment for the manufacture of organic LED (OLED).
Tokki completed its OLED equipment for production (small to medium volume).
Tokki developed ELVESS, a fully automated OLED manufacturing system for mass production, and began selling ELVESS as a core product in its new business of products applying vacuum technologies.
2000 – 2006
Tokki developed and started selling Small-ELVESS-C, a trial/small-lot manufacturing system for full-color organic EL devices, and pursued further practical development of such devices.
Tokki entered an agreement with U.K.-based Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) covering the joint development of mass production technologies for polymer LED devices, and pursued further practical development of such equipment.
Tokki purchased the Niigata Factory from Niigata Keiso Co., Ltd., in order to expand its production capacity and shorten delivery times for OLED manufacturing equipment.
Paid-in capital was increased to \2.042 billion through a public offering (1.2 million shares).
Tokki established Tsutoku Specialty Machine Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., with an equity holding of 30%.
Tokki completed the Mitsuke Factory in the Niigata Chubu Industrial Park in Mitsuke City, Niigata Prefecture.
Construction of the R&D Center, which is aimed at further strengthening Tokki's new technology development, was completed adjacent to the Mitsuke Factory.
Paid-in capital was increased to \2.8612 billion through a public offering (800,000 shares).
Tokki spun off its FA system and machine tool sales operations by forming the consolidated subsidiary Tokki Industries Co., Ltd.
Tokki Industries raised its equity holding in Tokki Technica Co., Ltd. to 100%, thereby making it a wholly owned subsidiary and the group's core company in the field of FA system outsourcing.
Tokki canceled its registration on the Japan Securities Dealers Association and was listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange.
Tokki reduced its capital stock to \2.5 billion.
Tokki Industries established its subsidiary Tokki Industries Vietnam Co., Ltd. in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as a sales and service base for the Southeast Asian region.
2007 – Now
The Mitsuke Factory was awarded the ISO 14001 international certification for its environmental management system.
Tokki Corporation and GE Global Research Center entered into a partnership agreement to collaborate in joint development and marketing of PE-CVD film encapsulation technology and equipment for manufacturing OLED displays and organic electronics products.
Paid-in capital was increased to \3.13754 billion through the issuance of share warrants and new shares for Merrill Lynch Japan Securities.
Paid-in capital was increased to \3.61194 billion through the allocation of new shares to a third party for the London branch of Deutsche Bank.
The capital and business alliance with Canon Inc. was completed, making Tokki a member of the Canon Group.
Tokki completed its sputtering equipment for compound thin-film photovoltaic cells.
Tokki entered into a joint research and development contract with Mitsubishi Corporation and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in the area of organic thin-film photovoltaic cells.
Tokki has changed its account month from June to December.
Head office of Tokki relocated from Chuo-ku, Tokyo to Mitsuke-shi, Niigata.
Tokki transferred all stocks of Tokki Industries to Marubeni Corporation and other.
Tokki developed sputtering equipment SPL-H-G5.
Tokki became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon Inc. by corporate equity swap.
Hiratsuka Plant opened.
Cheonan office of Korea Service Station opened.
Tokki changed its company name to Canon Tokki Corporation.
Canon Tokki developed a new sputtering system "RR system" for electronic devices.