Company Overview

Basic Information

Trade Name KEL CORPORATION
Established July 23, 1962
Total Capital 1,617 Million Yen
Total Turnover 10,185 Million Yen (March 2019)
Employees 272
President Etsuro Doi
Head Office Address 6-17-7 Nagayama, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206-0025, Japan[MAP]
URL https://www.kel.jp/english/
Securities Exchange JASDAQ

Board of Directors

President Etsuro Doi
Managing Director (General Manager, Administration) Takeyuki Mikuni
Director (General Manager, Manufacturing) Toshihiko Hara
Director (General Manager, Engineering) Akira Kasuga
Director and Member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee Mitsuo Ota
Director and Member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee Masaru Shirakura
Director and Member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee Daisuke Izumisawa

History

1962 Established in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
1962 Started production of board connectors and PCB
1964 Succeeded in first domestic production of cross-contact connectors
1967 Head Office and Factory moved to Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
1967 Commercialization of KEL Racks
1972 Osaka sales office opened
1975 Nagoya sales office opened
1976 Commercialization of IC Connectors
1980 Utsunomiya sales office opened
1981 Commercialization of Optical Connectors
1982 Yamanashi factory started operations(Minami-Alps factory of current)
1984 Commercialization of Half Pitch Connectors
1987 Head Office moved to Tama, Tokyo
1988 Mito sales office opened
1989 North American Branch Office established
1990 Listed stock on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange
1990 Parts processing line completed at the Yamanashi Factory
1992 Nagano factory started operations
1994 Commercialization of Battery Connectors
1996 Assessment and registration of ISO9001(obtains certification)
1998 Commercialization of Micro Coaxial Cable Connectors
1999 Commercialization of ISO Card Connectors
2002 Built and began operating the Environment Test Center
2002 Assessment and registration of ISO14001(obtains certification)
2004 Established subsidiary "KEL Taiwan Co., Ltd" in Taiwan
2005 Commercialization of Floating Connectors
2008 Established subsidiary "KEL (Shanghai) Corporation" in China
2009 Commercialization of Crimping Connectors
2010 Awarded the management system registration secular Award
2012 KEL Corporation 50th Anniversary
2013 Yamanashi factory started operations
2015 Assessment and registration of ISO/TS16949(obtains certification)
2017 Established subsidiary "KEL Europe GmbH" in Germany
2017 Established subsidiary "KEL ELECTRONICS (HONG KONG) LIMITED" in Hong Kong.