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Mipox History

Mipox was established as an importer of pigment and color foil under German capital in 1925, and later succeeded in polishing film production by applying foil coating technology. We entered precise polishing area and have grown up to a company offering one-stop solution from product supply and contract processing to consulting.

It is a great pleaseure that we celebrated 90th anniversary in 2015. We promise to continuously enhance our technologies and services by further improvement of our products for general polishing area other than precise polishing area.
  • 1925

    Production and sales of pigment and foil
  • 1967~

    Establish corporate status as a polishing maker
  • 1981~

    Gained a position as comprehensive polishing maker handling precise polishing materials and polishing machines
  • 1990~

    Company globalization
    Towards ultra-precise polishing area
  • 2004~

    Expansion of business area and IT introduction

1925~1965

Production and sales of pigment and foil

1925
Spin-off pigment and foil department of L. Raybould office
Establish general partnership company
Import and sales of pigment・gold-foil・gold dust
1928
Commence selling foil dust
1938
Expand plant and commence manufacturing color foil
1950
Construct a new plant in Yamanashi
Commence manufacturing foil dust and color foil
1955
Construct a new plant in Kanazawa
Commence production of aluminum foil
1961
Construct a new plant in Akishima, integrate all plants,
Commence operation as a comprehensive plant
1965
Introduce full-automatic coating machine
Establish production system of colored foil rolls
  • Photo

    Panoramic view of Akishima Plant (AP)

  • Photo

    Raybould traiding house

  • Raybould traiding house

    Raybouldoffie building at establishment

  • Polishing tape

    Polishing tape

  • Automatic coating machine

    Automatic coating machine in 1965
    (Foil Roll)

1966~1980

Establish corporate status as a polishing maker

1967
Commence polishing film (polishing material) development
Succeed in polishing film commercialization
1970
Commence selling under the name of ‘finishing tape’
Renovate Akishima Plant
Introduce coating machine
1974
Introduce coating machine exclusively for polishing films
1978
Introduce electronic microscope for polishing film production
1980
Commence operation of clean room for high-quality・ precise polishing film manufacturing
  • Newspaper article on clean room

    Newspaper article on clean room

  • Coating room in Akishima Plant (AP)

    Coating room in Akishima Plant (AP)

1981~1989

Gained a position as comprehensive polishing maker handling precise polishing materials and polishing machine

1981
Company name change to Japan Micro Coating Co. Ltd.,
Rapid increase in overseas business
Integrate product brands to “Mipox
Target overseas market
Commence development and sales of cleaning disks for magnetic disks (Floppy disks)
Expand coating plant in Akishim
1983
Complete advanced clean room
Increase the number of coating machines
Organize mass production system
Commence selling micro-cleaning disks
1984
Commence construction of Yamanashi Plant (Yamanashi Micro Coating Co. Ltd.,)
Commence Yamanashi plant operation
1987
Commence sales alliance with Norton (USA)
Construct a new laboratory in Akishima Plant
1989
Transferred foil manufacturing department to Teikoku printing Inks Mfg.Co.,Ltd.
  • Change of company name

    Change of company name

  • Origin of the name

    Origin of the name "Mipox"

  • Alliance with Norton

    Alliance with Norton

  • Micro Coating Yamanashi under construction

    Micro Coating Yamanashi under construction

1990~2003

Globalization, Towards Ultra-Precise Polishing Area

1990
Establish Mipox Corporation in California, USA.
1994
Develop and commence selling polishing machines for liquid crystal panel cleaner
1995
Develop and commence selling polishing machines for semiconductor and edge polishers for silicon wafers
1996
Expansion and renovation of Yamanashi Plant.
1997
Establish MIPOX Malaysia SDN.BHD.
Develop and commence selling edge polisher for large caliber (12-inch-size) silicon wafers
Develop and commence selling polishing material (slurry, lubricant) for hard disk
1998
Gain orders of diamond slurry
Enhance R&D system, develop and commence selling polishing machines for hard disks (devices for varnished tape)
1999
Develop and commence selling cleaning sheet for liquid crystal panel
Commence “contracting coating business” of optical films for liquid crystal panels
2000
Establish a plant in Penang, Malaysia
Commence operation
Enhance development and selling slurry for hard disks and lubricant
Enhance development and sales of polishing films
2001
Develop and adopt texture technologies for glass hardware
List on JASDAQ as Japan Micro Coating Co. Ltd.,
2002
Develop and commence selling polishing materials for semiconductor(CMP pad)
Develop and commence selling slurry for glass hardware
2003
Place super-clean-compatible coating machine and commence operation in Yamanashi Plant
  • Establishment of MIC

    Establishment of MIC

  • Clean Room

    Clean Room

  • Liquid crystal panel cleaner

    Liquid crystal panel cleaner

2004~

Expand Business Area, IT Introduction

2007
Establish Mipox Singapore Pte Ltd.(current MIPOX Asia Pte. Ltd.)
2008
Launch and commence selling “VARIOFILM” (polishing material for automobiles)
2010
Enhance contract business (Coating, Polishing)
2010
Commence handling consumer polishing (B to C) products
2011
Commence operating could application “Salesforce”
2013
Establish MIPOX Abrasives India Pvt. Ltd.
2013
Change company name to “Mipox”
2015
Establish Mipox Kyoto as a subsidiary
Commence handling reflective materials
2016
Promote visualization, “One office”
2016
Complete ERP integration and implementation of all locations
2016
Acquisition of Nihonkenshi
Commence handling general abrasive materials such as abrasive paper and sharpening stones.
2017
Mipox Kyoto Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary, merged into Mipox corporation.
2018
Establish Mipox (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Enhancemen of contract business

    Enhancemen of contract business

  • Introduction of Salesforce

    Introduction of Salesforce

  • Rennovation of Yamanashi Plant to

    Rennovation of Yamanashi Plant to
    "One Office"