History

  • 1943/02

    NIPPON DUST KEEPER CO., LTD. (NDK) was established with incorporated of three manufactures.

  • 1953/04

    Commenced production and sales of oil seals for automobiles and general machinery equipment.

  • 1960/10

    Commenced production and sales of Oil level gauges.

  • 1963/10

    TSUJIDO PLANT was approved as JIS designated factory.

  • 1964/04

    Commenced production and sales of CV-joint boots.

  • 1965/11

    Honored with commendation for Industrial Standardization and Quality by Tokyo Regional Bureau of MITI.

  • 1967/11

    Changed name of the company to read as KEEPER CO., LTD.

  • 1967/12

    Engineering Collaboration Agreement was signed between KEEPER CO., LTD. and GEORGE ANGUS & CO., LTD. of England.

  • 1970/08

    MISUMI PLANT was newly opened in Shimane Prefecture of western part of Japan.

  • 1973/09

    Capital was increased to \250,000,000.

  • 1975/03

    MISUMI PLANT was approved as JIS designated factory.

  • 1977/03

    Commenced production and sales of Stem Keepers for ships.

  • 1978/11

    HIRATSUKA PLANT was newly opened in Hiratsuka city.

  • 1980/05

    DUSTKEEPER CO., LTD. a subsidiary company, was established in Gotemba City and Commenced production of rubber Dust covers.

  • 1980/12

    Capital was increased to \600,000,000.

  • 1981/09

    Commenced production and sales of plastic boots for steering use.

  • 1984/07

    Commenced production and sales of high-pressure application seals.

  • 1984/11

    Completed installation of Research & Development Laboratory in GOTEMBA PLANT.

  • 1985/10

    Completed installation of rubber milling facility in GOTEMBA PLANT.

  • 1987/10

    ROC-KEEPER INDUSTRIAL LTD. a joint venture company, was established in TAIWAN, R.O.C.

  • 1989/10

    SHIRASUNA PLANT was newly opened in Shimane Prefecture.

  • 1990/12

    New Head Office Building was built at Tsujido.

  • 1991/05

    GKI Corporation, a joint venture company, was established in Indiana, U.S.A.

  • 1993/05

    Capital was increase to \693,000,000.

  • 1995/04

    QINGDAO KEEPER SEALING INDUSTRY CO., LTD. a joint venture company, was established in Qingdao, China.(Dec.2006: Contract of joint venture was cancelled.)

  • 1997/06

    KOREA-KEEPER CO., LTD. a joint venture company, was established in KOREA.

  • 1998/11

    Acquisition of QS-9000 certificate at DUST KEEPER CO., LTD Gotemba Plant.

  • 1998/11

    Acquisition of ISO 9001 certificate.

  • 2000/01

    DUST KEEPER CO., LTD. was merged by Keeper Co., LTD.

  • 2000/12

    Acquisition of QS-9000 certificate.

  • 2001/11

    AMERICAN KEEPER CORPORATION was established in U.S.A.

  • 2002/09

    SIAM KEEPER MANUFACTURING CO., LTD a joint venture company, was established in Thailand.

  • 2002/11

    GOTEMBA PLANT was awarded Japan Quality Recognition.

  • 2003/03

    Acquisition of ISO 14001 certificate.

  • 2004/10

    Acquisition of ISO/TS 16949 certificate.
    Tooit’s Co.,Ltd became a subsidiary company of Keeper.

  • 2005/10

    Imai Co.,Ltd became a subsidiary company of Keeper.

  • 2006/10

    SHIRASUNA PLANT was awarded Japan Quality Recognition.

  • 2008/09

    Company name changed from Imai Co.,ltd to KP Co.,ltd.

  • 2009/11

    BRUSS KEEPER Co.,ltd. , a joint venture company, was established in Japan.