1. Corporate Overview

About NPC

Corporate Data

Corporate name NPC Incorporated
Establishment December, 1992
Capital 2,812 million Japanese yen (As of August 31, 2018)
Account settlement date August 31
President & CEO Masafumi Ito
Number of employees 156 (consolidated), 154 (non-consolidated)
(As of August 31, 2018)
Description of business Machinery business
R&D and sales of various equipment
Photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing equipment, automated/labor-saving machines, vacuum bonding machines, VIP sealing machines, etc.
Environmental business
Sales of products and services related to PV panels
PV panel inspection service, PV panel inspection device, PV panel reuse/recycling, PV panel disassembly equipment, etc.
Headquarters 1-7-15 Higashi-ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0015
Business establishments, subsidiaries, etc. See here
Registration, Permission Environmental management system ISO14001
March 30, 2006 E1217
Scope of registration:
- Matsuyama Factory (2889 Nishihabu-machi, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime, Japan)
Designing, R&D, manufacturing and accessorial services of PV module related equipment, vacuum packing machines, and automatization equipment, provision of PV system maintenance services and inspection equipment, contract module assembly service
Quality management system ISO9001
August 27, 2009 Q2899
Scope of registration:
- HQ (1-7-15, Higashi-ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
Operating activities on PV module related equipment, vacuum packing machines, automatization equipment, accessorial services, PV system maintenance services, inspection equipment, contract module assembly business
- Matsuyama Factory (2889 Nishihabu-machi, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime, Japan)
PV module related equipment, vacuum packing machines, automatization equipment, accessorial services, PV system maintenance services, inspection equipment, contract module assembly service
Used goods merchant licence
- August 29, 2016 Tokyo Metropolitan Public Safety Commission 306601606280
- September 23, 2016 Ehime Public Safety Commission 821080001389
Registered electrical contractor (general electric facilities, non-utility electric facilities)
December 15, 2016 Ehime Chuyo Local Bureau 280017

History

Dec. 1992 NPC Incorporated is established for the production and sale of vacuum packing machines.
Sep. 1994 Sale of Module Laminators for photovoltaic module manufacturing is started.
Aug. 1996 NPC America Corporation is established in New Jersey, USA.
May. 1998 Sale of Cell Testers, Tabbing & Stringing Machines (soldering machines) and Module Testers for photovoltaic module manufacturing is started.
Aug. 1999 NPC Europe GmbH is established in Cologne, Germany.
Sale of full assembly line for photovoltaic module manufacturing is started.
Jan. 2000 MECT Corporation is established in Ehime, Japan. (Current Matsuyama Factory)
Aug. 2005 ISO14001, the international standard of environmental management system, is obtained.
Jun. 2007 Company stock is listed on the Mothers market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Aug. 2009 ISO9001, the international standard of quality management system, is obtained.
Sep. 2010 Meier Solar Solutions GmbH, a manufacturer of photovoltaic manufacturing equipment in Germany, joins the NPC Group.
Sep. 2010 NPC China Co., Ltd. is established in Shanghai, China.
(Closed down in June, 2016)
Mar. 2011 NPC Taiwan Co., Ltd. is established in Hsin-Chu City, Taiwan.
(Closed down in Aug., 2013)
Sep. 2011 NPC Korea Co., Ltd. is established in Suwon-si, Korea.
(Closed down in Aug., 2013)
Apr. 2012 NPC Europe GmbH and Meier Solar Solutions GmbH merge and become NPC-Meier GmbH. (Closed down in Sep., 2013)
Nov. 2012 Contract assembly service of photovoltaic modules is started.
Sep. 2013 Sale of photovoltaic system related equipment, photovoltaic system inspection machines, provision of maintenance service of photovoltaic systems, etc. is started.
Mar. 2015 Tokyo headquarters office is relocated from Arakawa-ku to Taito-ku.
Aug. 2016 PV Techno Cycle Inc. is established as a joint venture with Hamada Co., Ltd. for reuse/recycling of PV panels.
Sep. 2016 Divisional system is introduced: Machinery Business Div. and Environmental Business Div. are established.
Sep. 2017 Sale of automated/labor-saving machines for various industries is started.
Oct. 2017 Sale of PV panel disassembly line is started.
Sep. 2018 NPC Korea Co., Ltd. is re-established in Suwon-si, Korea.

Directors and Auditors

Masafumi Ito President & CEO
Kazuo Hirosawa Senior Managing Director
Toshiyuki Yauchi Managing Director
Kenji Terada Outside Director
Yasuhisa Sera Standing Auditor
Teruaki Kakimoto Outside Auditor
Hiroyuki Shinbo Outside Auditor

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