About Us

Our History

Our Company Name

RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION, formerly known as a RIKEN VINYL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., was established in 1951 as a start-up venture originating from RIKEN (Rikagaku Kenkyusho,) basing the business on blending technologies with the new industrial material, PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride.)

The company name “RIKEN TECHNOS” was taken from “RIKEN TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIER.”
It represents our commitment to refine the technologies we have developed so far to take them to an even higher level, to overcome the hurdles

Our Corporate Mark

  • The corporate mark was changed when the corporation’s name was changed in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the company being founded. Based on the “R” of RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION, the mark is meant to symbolize the reliability of our core business, namely compound and film, and the shape of the sweeping wing of a bird in flight which symbolizes our flight into the future.
    The corporate color is the “RIKEN BLUE.” It signifies the technology-oriented heart of RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION that treasures individuality and aims for the future.

  • Our Corporate Mark

Our History

  • 1940's
    1949 Nov. Started basic research on PVC compounding technology at Tokyo Institute of Technology.
    • The name plate of the front gate of RIKEN

      The name plate of the front gate of RIKEN

    • Mr. Masatoshi OKOCHI who was the RIKEN Foundation's third president and established the RIKEN Konzern

      Mr. Masatoshi OKOCHI who was the RIKEN Foundation's third president and established the RIKEN Konzern

  • 1950's
    1951 Mar. Established Riken Vinyl Ind. Co., Ltd., with capital of JPY 2 million.
    June Started PVC compound production at Haneda in Ota-ku, Tokyo.
    1955 Oct. Purchased a factory in Kamata, Ota-ku; transferred and expanded compounding equipment.
    1956 Dec. Installed the film calendaring equipment at Kamata Factory and film extrusion equipment at Haneda factory.
    Became the number one company of PVC compound production in Japan, and third in the world.
    • The Entrance of Kamata Factory right after moving

      The Entrance of Kamata Factory right after moving

  • 1960's
    1961 Oct. "Riken Vinyl Ind." is listed on second section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
    1966 Became the first company in Japan to develop food wrapping film made by PVC.
    1968 Dec. Installed film extrusion equipment and started operation at Okabe Factory.
    1969 Nov. Installed PVC compounding & film calendaring equipment at Okabe Factory.
    • RIKEN WRAP

      RIKEN WRAP®

    • Okabe Factory under construction(Current Name: Saitama Factory)

      Okabe Factory under construction
      (Current Name: Saitama Factory)

  • 1970's
    1970 June "Riken Vinyl Ind." is listed on second section of Nagoya Stock Exchange.
    1973 Apr. Opened Osaka Sales Office.(reorganized to Osaka Branch Office in April, 1982.)
    Dec. Installed PVC compounding equipment and started operation at Mie Factory.
    1974 June "Riken Vinyl Ind." listed on first section of Tokyo-Nagoya Stock Exchanges.
    1979 Oct. Opened Nagoya Sales Office.
    • The first automobile purchased at RIKEN

      The first automobile purchased at RIKEN

    • Mie Factory

      Mie Factory

  • 1980's
    1980 Mar. Opened Fukuoka Sales Office. (Closed in Dec. 2007)
    Apr. Installed 3rd level processing line for film calendaring at Okabe Factory.
    June Installed film extrusion equipment at Mie Factory.
    1984 Apr. Opened Polymer Research Lab & Film Development Center.(R&D Center at present by integration.)
    1987 Mar. Installed fine compound equipment at Mie Factory.
    1989 Apr. Established RIKEN( THAILAND) Co., Ltd.( Consolidated subsidiary at present)
    • Riken (Thailand) Co., LTD.

      Riken (Thailand) Co., LTD.

  • 1990's
    1990 Feb. Established RIMTEC CORPORATION in U.S.A.(consolidated subsidiary at present)
    Dec. Installed film calendaring equipment at Mie Factory.
    1993 Developed poly olefin type wrap for household use.
    1994 Started sales of thermoplastic elastomer.
    1994 June Installed 3rd level processing line for film calendaring at Okabe Factory
    1995 Apr. Established P. T. RIKEN ASAHI PLASTICS INDONESIA (current name: PT. RIKEN INDONESIA; consolidated subsidiary at present)Established representative office in Netherland.
    May Established RIKEN U.S.A CORPORATION.(consolidated subsidiary at present)
    Oct. Integrated Production Div. of Kamata Factory to Okabe and Mie Factories.
    1998 Compound Div. obtained ISO9001.
    1999 May Opened Shanghai Representative Office in P. R. China.
    May Film Div. obtained ISO9001.
    • P.T. RIKEN ASAHI PLASTICS INDONESIA (Current Name: PT. RIKEN INDONESIA)

      P.T. RIKEN ASAHI PLASTICS INDONESIA (Current Name: PT. RIKEN INDONESIA)

    • RIKEN USA Corporation

      RIKEN USA Corporation

  • 2000's
    2000 Manufacturing Div. obtained ISO9001.
    2001 Aug. Established SHANGHAI RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION(consolidated subsidiary at present)
    Oct. Changed the company name to RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION.
    Nov. Okabe Factory, Mie Factory and Film Research Lab obtained ISO14001.
    2002 RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION obtained ISO14001.
    2003 May Delisted from 1st section of Nagoya Stock Exchange.Established RIKEN TECHNOS EUROPE B.V. (consolidated subsidiary at present)
    Aug. Established RIKEN TECHNOS (JIANG SU) CORPORATION(consolidated subsidiary at present)
    2005 Oct. Installed Clean Coater equipment and started operation at Gunma Factory.
    2006 Jan. Changed the name of Okabe Factory to Saitama Factory.
    Apr. Changed Polymer Research Lab to Polymer Development Center and Film Research Lab to Film Development Center.
    June Established RIKEN ELASTOMERS CORPORATION, in the United States.(consolidated subsidiary at present)
    2007 May Wholly owned M-I CHEMICALS CO.,LTD. (consolidated subsidiary at present)
    Aug. Wholly owned KYOEI PLASTIC MFG CO.,LTD. (consolidated subsidiary at present)
    Oct. Wholly owned KANEKON CO.,LTD. (consolidated subsidiary at present)
    Dec. Wholly owned SHINKO ELECTRIC WIRE CO.,LTD. (consolidated subsidiary at present)
    2009 Apr. Integrated Polymer Development Center and Film Development Center to R & D Center(Tokyo and Saitama).
    • SHANGHAI RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION

      SHANGHAI RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION

    • リケンテクノス
    • RIKEN TECHNOS (JIANG SU) CORPORATION

      RIKEN TECHNOS (JIANG SU) CORPORATION

    • Gunma Factory

      Gunma Factory

    • RIKEN ELASTOMERS CORPORATION

      RIKEN ELASTOMERS CORPORATION

  • 2010's
    2010 Apr. Renamed P.T. RIKEN ASAHI PLASTICS INDONESIA to PT. RIKEN INDONESIAP.T.
    Sep. Moved R & D Center(Tokyo) to a new building in adjoining land.
    2011 June Established RIKEN (SHANGHAI) CORPORATION in China.
    July Established RIKEN ELASTOMERS (THAILAND) CO., LTD. in Thailand.
    2012 Oct. Established RIKEN FABRO CORPORATION.
    2013 Mar. Renamed M-I CHEMICALS CO.,LTD. to RIKEN CHEMICAL PRODUCTS CORP.
    Mar. Solar power station started operation at Gunma Factory.
    May The second factory of PT. RIKEN INDONESIA Started operation.
    July Established RIKEN TECHNOS INTERNATIONAL KOREA CORPORATION in Korea.
    2014 Apr. Established RIKEN TECHNOS INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD. in Singapore.
    July Renamed KANEKON CO., LTD. to RIKEN TECHNOS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION.
    Nov. Established RIKEN VIETNAM CO., LTD. in Viet Nam.
    2017 Apr. Established RIKEN AMERICAS CORPORATION in the United States
    2018 Apr. Renamed SHINKO ELECTRIC WIRE CO., LTD. to RIKEN CABLE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    • R & D Center (Tokyo)

      R & D Center (Tokyo)