Our History

IDEC Timeline

1945 Founded Izumi Shokai. Began retail and wholesale of electric devices.

1947Incorporated Izumi Denki Co., Ltd. Began manufacture and sale of switches.

1956Moved the headquarters to Kitaku, Osaka.
Opened an Osaka Office in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka and began operation.

1958 Began producing and selling industrial switches, pilot lights, and terminal blocks. Built a foundation as a manufacturer of control devices.

1969Opened a Kyoto office in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, and began operation.
Moved the headquarters to Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.

1972Opened IDEC Controls Co., Ltd. (Yodogawa-ku, Osaka).

1974Opened Izumi Denki Toyama Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in Nei-gun, Toyama.

1975Opened IDEC Corporation in California, USA.

1982Created a new corporate identity "IDEC." Changed the corporate name in English.
Listed stocks in the Second Section of Osaka Stock Exchange.

1983Opened IDEC IZUMI Taiwan Corporation

1984Opened Fukusaki Plant in Kanzaki, Hyogo and began operation.
Moved the headquarters to a new location in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.

1985Opened ELIDEC Corporation in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.

1986Opened HIDEC Corporation in Ota-ku, Tokyo.

1987Entered into a business alliance with Schneider Automation (ASA) of France.

1989Listed stock in the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Completed the first phase of the Takino Plant construction.

1990Stock listing upgraded from the Second Section to the First Section of Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.

1991Completed the first phase of the Tsukuba Plant construction in Ryugasaki, Ibaraki.
Merged Toyama Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Nei-gun, Toyama) Into Izumi Denki.

1992Opened IDEC Systems Co., Ltd. in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
Opened IDEC Taiwan Corporation in Taiwan.
Opened IDEC Technology Research Center in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
Completed the second phase of the Takino Plant construction.

1994Opened Hamamatsu Distribution Center in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka and began operation.
Qualified for issues in loans for margin transactions in the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Moved the headquarters to a new location in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.

1995Opened IDEC IZUMI (H.K.) Co., Ltd.
Acquired the Harima Plant in Kato-gun, Hyogo.

1998Opened Takino Distribution Center in Takino, Hyogo.
Opened a new Tokyo Head Office in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and moved the Tokyo branch to the Tokyo Head Office.

1999Installed an ERP system.

2000Opened IDEC IZUMI Asia Ltd. In Singapore.
Installed an Account Management System.
Began manufacturing using a new automated system (Assembly Shop) in the Takino Plant.

2001Established Asahi Seigyo Corporation

2002Established manufacturing/sales base in China | Manufacturing: IDEC IZUMI Suzhou Co., Ltd. (Suzhou) | Sales: IDEC IZUMI Shanghai Co., Ltd.(Shanghai)

2003Changed the names of domestic subsidiaries | IDEC Power Device Corporation (formerly ELIDEC) | IDEC Opto Device Corporation (formerly HIDEC)

2004Expanded a sales network in China | Opened IDEC IZUMI (H.K.) Co., Ltd. | Opened IDEC IZUMI Shenzen Co., Ltd. | Reduced the minimum stock purchase to 100 shares from 500 shares

2005Acquired shares of Tohken Co., Ltd. | Changed the names of domestic IDEC Group companies | IDEC Corporation (formerly Izumi Denki Co., Ltd.)
IDEC Power Device Corporation (formerly IZUMI Power Device)
IDEC Opto Device Corporation (formerly IZUMI Opto Device)
IDEC Datalogic Co., Ltd. (formerly IZUMI Datalogic)

2006 Established IDEC Automation Co. Ltd. | Opened “IDEC beyond Forum2006” in Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo in celebration of IDEC 60th anniversary 

2007 IDEC USA partnered with Datasensor, a leading sensor manufacturer headquartered in Italy

2008 Opened eco-friendly IDEC sales office in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka. The first newly-constructed office building to use 100% LED lighting.