NDKKEEPER CO., LTD.

 

February

1943

  NIPPON DUST KEEPER CO., LTD. (NDK) was established with incorporated of three manufactures.

April

1953

  Commenced production and sales of oil seals for automobiles and general machinery equipment.

October

1960

  Commenced production and sales of Oil level gauges.

October

1963

  TSUJIDO PLANT was approved as JIS designated factory.

April

1964

  Commenced production and sales of CV-joint boots.

November

1965

  Honored with commendation for Industrial Standardization and Quality by Tokyo Regional Bureau of MITI.

November

1967

  Changed name of the company to read as KEEPER CO., LTD.

December

1967

  Engineering Collaboration Agreement was signed between KEEPER CO., LTD. and GEORGE ANGUS & CO., LTD. of England.

August

1970

  MISUMI PLANT was newly opened in Shimane Prefecture of western part of Japan.

September

1973

  Capital was increased to \250,000,000.

March

1975

  MISUMI PLANT was approved as JIS designated factory.

March

1977

  Commenced production and sales of Stem Keepers for ships.

November

1978

  HIRATSUKA PLANT was newly opened in Hiratsuka city.

May

1980

  DUSTKEEPER CO., LTD. a subsidiary company, was established in Gotemba City and Commenced production of rubber Dust covers.

December

1980

  Capital was increased to \600,000,000.

September

1981

  Commenced production and sales of plastic boots for steering use.

July

1984

  Commenced production and sales of high-pressure application seals.

November

1984

  Completed installation of Research & Development Laboratory in GOTEMBA PLANT.

October

1985

  Completed installation of rubber milling facility in GOTEMBA PLANT.

October

1987

  ROC-KEEPER INDUSTRIAL LTD. a joint venture company, was established in TAIWAN, R.O.C.

October

1989

  SHIRASUNA PLANT was newly opened in Shimane Prefecture.

December

1990

  New Head Office Building was built at Tsujido.

 

 

  Awarded with N.Q.C. Award (Nissan Motor company's Award for Quality Control)

May

1991

  GKI Corporation, a joint venture company, was established in Indiana, U.S.A.

May

1993

  Capital was increase to \693,000,000.

April

1995

  QINGDAO KEEPER SEALING INDUSTRY CO., LTD. a joint venture company, was established in Qingdao, China.(Dec.2006: Contract of joint venture was cancelled.)

June

1997

  KOREA-KEEPER CO., LTD. a joint venture company, was established in KOREA.

November

1998

  Acquisition of QS-9000 certificate at DUST KEEPER CO., LTD Gotemba Plant.
 November

1998

  Acquisition of ISO 9001 certificate.
January 2000 DUST KEEPER CO., LTD. was merged by Keeper Co., LTD.
December 2000 Acquisition of QS-9000 certificate.

November

2001

AMERICAN KEEPER CORPORATION was established in U.S.A.
September 2002 SIAM KEEPER MANUFACTURING CO., LTD a joint venture company, was established in Thailand.
November 2002 GOTEMBA PLANT was awarded Japan Quality Recognition.
March 2003 Acquisition of ISO 14001 certificate.
October 2004 Acquisition of ISO/TS 16949 certificate.
@ @ Tooitfs Co.,Ltd became a subsidiary company of Keeper.
October 2005 Imai Co.,Ltd became a subsidiary company of Keeper.
October 2006 SHIRASUNA PLANT was awarded Japan Quality Recognition.
September 2008 Company name changed from Imai Co.,td to KP Co.,ltd.
November 2009 BRUSS KEEPER Co.,ltd. , a joint venture company, was established in Japan.

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