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≫ 1939Established in Taito, Tokyo as Japan Transformer Manufacturing Inc. as the company was involved in communications transformer manufacture
≫ 1943Company moved to Itabashi ward, Tokyo
≫ 1945Legal name changed to Sanritsu Electronics Inc.
≫ 1955Start of the development and manufacture of transistor radios
≫ 1959Start of the development of the plastic polarizing plate
≫ 1963Successful development of the plastic polarizing plate; production started at the Narimasu factory
≫ 1964Achieved exports of 1 million Model 1 transistor radios
≫ 1969Established and began production on the Fujioka factory plastic polarizing plate line
≫ 1979Development of the durable polarizing plate (SH) as well as multi-color polarizing plate, etc.
≫ 1986Development of the high-contrast polarizing plate; mass production begins
≫ 1989Completion of the waste-less manufacturing line in the Fujioka factory
≫ 1989Legal name is changed to Sanritz Inc.; company building is completed in Narimasu, Itabashi ward, Tokyo
≫ 1991 Toyama factory is built, it begins operation as an automatic plastic polarizing screen mass production line
≫ 1995Cooperative development and mass production of wide viewing angle, high contrast polarized lenses with phase contrast film
≫ 1997Addition of a second Toyama factory, with strengthened manufacturing process abilities
≫ 1998Optical instrument division received ISO9001 certification
≫ 2000Administration headquarters received ISO14001 certification
≫ 2001Addition of a third Toyama factory; cooperative development and mass production of reflective/semi-transmissive color liquid crystal phase contrast film plastic polarized lenses
≫ 2002Affiliated company established in Korea
≫ 2003Addition of a fourth Toyama factory; planned the in-house production of pre-processing as well as a production increase.
≫ 2004Optical instrument division received ISO14001 certification
≫ 2006Addition of the Nyuzen factory; planned to strengthen production increases
≫ 2008Establishment of the American subsidiary; due to the planned increase in polarized lens sales in the North American market, a factory is completed in Mexico
≫ 2009Closure of the Fujioka factory
≫ 2009Partitioned and newly established the electronic equipment division as a subsidiary
≫ 2010The Korean company became a subsidiary
≫ 2011Establishment of the Nyuzen factory line
≫ 2012Moved company operations to Nyuzen
≫ 2014Changed the name of the Korean subsidiary