History of KSS
|Jun,||1964||Established Nippon Seiki Seisakusho in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.|
|Jul,||1968||Moved factory to Yaguchi, Ota-ku (present headquarters location).|
|Mar,||1978||Moved headquarters to present location and changed company name to Shinohara Seisakusho.
Started mass-producing Precision Miniature Ball Screws.
|Feb,||1983||Started Selling Ball Screws Standard Products.|
|Jul,||1984||Built Ojiya Factory in Industrial Park 1 in Ojiya, Niigata, to integrate production bases and strengthen mass-production system.|
|Jan,||1987||Changed company name to KSS Co., Ltd.|
|Jul,||1988||Completed 1st extension to Ojiya Factory.|
|Dec,||1989||Mr. Yoshifumi Ota assumed office as Representative Director.|
|Aug,||1990||Built headquarters building at present location.|
|Jan,||1995||Joined Technical Committee of Ultra Precision Positioning,
the Japan Society for Precision Engineering.
Opened Tokyo Office on headquarters premises.
|Mar,||1995||Jointly developed "Bearee" resin lead screws with NTN Engineering Plastics Corporation.|
|Sep,||1996||Completed 2nd extension to Ojiya Factory.
Initiated academic/industrial research collaboration (with Otsuka Lab, Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology, and Kyusojin Lab, Nagaoka University of Technology).
|Dec,||1999||Ojiya Factory obtained ISO9002 certification.|
|Jan,||2000||Actuators released (KUMI Series).|
|Oct,||2000||Completed 3rd extension to Ojiya Factory.|
|Sep,||2001||Direct Motor Drive Ball Screws released (MoBo Series).|
|Nov,||2001||Developed world's smallest Ball Screw (with Screw Shaft diameter of 1.8mm and Lead of 0.5mm).|
|Dec,||2001||Resin Lead Screws released.|
|Feb,||2002||0.5mm lead Ball Screw series released.|
|Mar,||2002||Ojiya Factory obtained ISO9001 certification for 2000.|
|Sep,||2004||"MoBo"(Direct Motor Drive Ball Screw) USA Patent(No.6791220)qualified.|
|Oct,||2004||Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake, Ojiya Factory restarted production promptly.|
|Dec,||2004||"MoBo"(Direct Motor Drive Ball Screw) Korea Patent(No.10-2002-0027825)qualified.|
|Mar,||2005||Ojiya Factory obtained ISO14001 certification.|
|Apr,||2005||KSS Grease “MSG” for Miniature Ball Screws released.|
|Oct,||2005||Completed 4th extension to Ojiya Factory.|
|Mar,||2006||Akihisa Ota inaugurated as a president & Representative Director.
(Yoshifumi Ota inaugurated as Chairman)
|Jul,||2006||KSS Standard Ball Screws and Related Products conformed to RoHS Directive.|
|Sep,||2006||Released New Product in MoBo Series.(Si-MoBo).|
|Sep,||2007||Opened Shanghai office in China.|
|Jan,||2008||Stainless Rolled Ball Screws released.|
|Jun,||2008||KSS selected top 300 companies of the most active medium and small sized enterprise.|
|Jan,||2009||Rolled Ball Screws with integrated end-journal released.|
|May,||2009||Direct Motor Drive Rolled Ball Screws (Rolled MoBo) released.|
|May,||2010||Ball Screw with Ball Spline released.|
|Jan,||2011||Miniature Actuator(Flex Actuator) released.|
|Nov.||2011||23th Excellent Award of New Product & New technology of Medium sized Company in Ota Ward, Tokyo JAPAN. New Product awarded : Miniature Ball Screw with Ball Spline(BSSP)|
|Apr.||2012||Direct Drive Actuator(DDA) released.|