RIKEN OPTECH CORPORATION

About Us

RIKEN OPTECH’s vision is to be an enterprise, which contributes to customers and society in the fields of safety, health and hygiene. We also aim to keep challenging the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

Business Fields

Protection for the eyes and face

Products to support a high level of safety from all points of view

To create products like protective glasses and goggles, welding glasses, face shields used in the working environment, we try to put ourselves in the position of the workers. We developed our own anti-mist technology called VF Coating, so that workers can be comfortable while using a variety of different products.

In addition, filters to protect the eyes from light rays harmful to the body such as those from laser machines are produced to accommodate various specifications of laser. We also organize safety courses for customers to increase safety awareness. Throughout our development activity we listen to our customers’ requirements, as we develop our products.

We pay careful attention to the valuable contributions from our customers in our product development process. We make daily efforts to ensure that these products are more trusted and able to be used safely and with confidence, so that we can grow as our customers grow.

Safety devices for presses and other peripheral equipment

Developing new possibilities through the application of safety technology

The main function of our safety equipment for press machines and press brakes is to create safe conditions for workers operating the machines, and over many years we have accumulated experience and achievements, which support our reputation in this field today. We employ a variety of laser types and bypass functions to achieve this. The various models we produce aim to work successfully but also to be comfortable to use.

In addition our load monitors, malfunction detectors and die monitoring systems support quality control and equipment maintenance. The majority of these products are manufactured in-house, so we are actually developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after care, so that our customers can be comfortable using our machines.

Furthermore we meet international standards enabling us to build an overseas network, which is turning us into a global company.

Company Outline

Company Name RIKEN OPTECH CORPORATION
Head Office 2-6-9 Higashi Ohi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8533 JAPAN
Establishment 29 May, 1950
Capital 100,000,000 JPY
President and CEO Hajime Misu, Chairman
Maiko Misu, President
Main Banks MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Mizuho Bank
Trade Memberships Japan Industrial Safety and Health Assosciation
Technology Institution of Industrial Safety
Japan Safety Appliances Association
Japan Construction Occupational Safety and Health Association
Japan Press Safety Devices Association

History

1950
  • Foundation of Riken Lens Industrial Ltd at Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Started manufacture of UV cut lenses and filters for eye protecter
1953
  • Approved by JIS for manufacture of protective lenses
1955
  • Opened sales office in Osaka
1956
  • Moved head office and factory to Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
1960
  • Gained Ministry of Labour certification for development and manufacture of beam-type press safety device
1962
  • Opened sales office in Nagoya
1966
  • Opened sales office in Fukuyama
1967
  • Head office and factory moved to Higashi Oi, the present location
1972
  • Gained Ministry of Labour official approval for beam-type press safety device
  • Opened sales offices in Kumamoto and Utsunomiya
  • Set up factory in Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture
1976
  • Certified by JIS for the production of safety glasses
1978
  • Due to changes in industrial health and safety law and the standards set up for safety equipment, obtained government approval for beam-type safety device and started selling
1981
  • Received JIS approval for production of light-shielding protection equipment
1985
  • Company name changed to Riken Optech Corporation
1987
  • Developed and produced laser protection glasses
1994
  • Jointly developed new type of load-monitoring equipment in technical partnership with US firm Helm Instruments, who make press load-monitoring equipment. Started selling Helm’s products
2002
  • Product development of VF coating (anti-fog coat) for plastic lenses
2007
  • Safety Equipment Division achieved ISO 9001 quality management certification
2008
  • Safety & Automation System Division achieved ISO 9001 quality management certification
2011
  • In accordance with changes to press safety equipment standards as a result of changes in industrial health and safety law, gained government approval for AKAS(laser-style safety equipment for pess brake) and beam-type safety devices. Started selling
  • Became sole agent in Japan and the whole of Asia for German safety device producer, Fiessler Elektronik, for the sale of AKAS laser-style safety equipment for press brake
2013
  • Set up new office in Nagano prefecture
  • Moved Technical Development Section for Manufacturing Department, Safety & Automation System Division to new office in Nagano prefecture
2014
  • Moved Production Control Section and Quality Assurance Section for Manufacturing Department, Safety & Automation System Division to new office in Nagano prefecture
2015
  • Launched VF plus+ lens with further increased anti-fog performance
2017
  • Moved sales office from Fukuyama to Hiroshima
2018
  • Achieved ISO 9001: 2015 quality management certification company-wide: all company divisions now certificated

Business Locations

Head Office 2-6-9 Higashi ohi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8533 JAPAN
Tochigi 943 Shimokanai-cho, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi 321-2114 JAPAN
Nagano 5615-1 Taguchi, Saku-shi, Nagano 384-0412 JAPAN
Aichi 9-10 Futano-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 467-0861 JAPAN
Osaka 5-3-14 Nagatanaka, Higashi osaka-shi, Osaka 577-0013 JAPAN
Hiroshima 1-15-28 Aita, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima 731-0141 JAPAN
Kumamoto 2900-2 Seigenji, Nagasu-cho, Tamana-gun, Kumamoto 869-0105 JAPAN