OVERVIEW

Since its establishment in 1965, KOSO group has developed a wide range of high-quality control valves of diversified types, greatly contributing to the implementation of process automation (PA) in various industries.

In 1976 KOSO started to manufacture and sell automation systems utilizing its abundant experience and know-how earned by that time.

Today, even more strengthened, KOSO is able to offer a complete line of automation systems, including sensors, controllers and computers. KOSO stands ready to meet every need of clients who demand the very best in comprehensive automation systems.

Through its vast experience in creating the most advanced designs, for total systems to meet diverse needs across the spectrum, ranging from process automation to factory automation, the KOSO group has developed the technician finesse that is the guiding force enabling it to realize successful diversification of its operations. With a solid foundation to support the development of innovative technologies and, manufacturing process the KOSO group has its sights set on the challenges that await it during the 21st century.

Since its foundation, Nihon Koso has prided itself on one thing above all else ..., our creative spirit.

Our creativity is the fuel that boosts our youthful energy as we face new challenges in \'daunting but promising areas of technology.

Our constant growth, the product of dynamic youthfulness and a commitment to excellence, has produced innumerable technical innovations and exciting product developments.

Indeed, the creative spirit from which Nihon Koso was born flows throughout the Company, invigorating each division and making us what we are. As we face the challenge of bringing to fruition the great potential that we know the future holds, we are determined to reinforce this spirit as we proceed, supported by our youthful energy.

  • Advanced Technology to Meet Our Clients NeedsOpen or Close

    Our goal in manufacturing is to guarantee high quality 100% of the time. To achieve this, we use only the best hardware and software to create advanced, comprehensive production systems with CAD/CAM automation lines, unmanned transport systems, production control systems and other sophisticated processes. In addition to the high performance and high quality standards of products that bear the KOSO brand name, our clients around the world value our abundant experience in meeting their demands for superior technology.

    For the members of the KOSO Group, it is clear that our firm determination to refine our technological prowess, strengthen our processes, introduce advanced equipment and strive to meet the challenges for the future has made us what we are today.

    The KOSO Group is adding electronics-related technology to its mastery of measuring, mechanical and electrical technologies, as we continue to meet the challenging needs of the fast-growing family of satisfied KOSO customers.

  • Meeting Diverse Needs with a Broad Product LineOpen or Close

    With a careful eye to maintaining quality control, Nihon KOSO plants produce automation systems supported by a wide range of control valves, encompassing the extremes of both small and large valves, low- and high-pressure valves, and low- and high-temperature valves. To ensure that our clients get what they need, when they need it, our plants operate on a just-in-time policy.

    Furthermore, as a manufacturer of automation devices, the KOSO Group is committed to developing unique valve components. We also offer valve accessories, sensors and other components essential for automated engineering processes.

  • On the Cutting Edge of Creativity with a Universal Perspective – Nihon KOSO is Company with VisionOpen or Close

    With technology exports, tie-ups and exchanges, Nihon KOSO's activities outside Japan are not limited to selling KOSO brand products. The source of our global success is our unceasing commitment to pursuing advanced technology through innovative developments. A constant watch on promising technologies around the world keeps Nihon KOSO's technological skills sharp and ensures that our R&D results in superior products.

    KOSO is associated with SOR of the US, the world's top manufacturer; with Bacharaoh in the field of sensors; and with Ronan of the US in process monitoring systems. Regarding control measuring instruments, KOSO has a full-automation supply structure in collaboration with Powell-Process System of the US, enabling KOSO to handle automation of any scale in all fields of industry.

    Indeed, Nihon KOSO is ready to meet all automation needs, in any field, in any environment. Outside Japan, the KOSO brand is expanding through locally-established KOSO companies which are working hard to meet the expectations that come with the KOSO name. Innovative product development, diverse exports, technological supply, joint ventures around the world. Nihon KOSO is expanding swiftly across the globe with a single vision – to bring the possibilities of tomorrow to its clients today.

  • A Sales Force Strong Enough to Take Nihon KOSO into Global MarketsOpen or Close

    With the second largest share of the Japanese control valve market, Nihon KOSO is a company whose presence is felt around the world. Our business network, a growing number of service centres, reassuring sales service and reliable maintenance service are some of the reasons why KOSO has earned the respect and esteem of demanding clients all over the globe. KOSO is associated with SOR of the US, the world's top manufacturer; with Bacharaoh in the field of sensors; and with Ronan of the US in process monitoring systems. Regarding control measuring instruments, KOSO has a full-automation supply structure in collaboration with Powell-Process System of the US, enabling KOSO to handle automation of any scale in all fields of industry.

    Exports currently account for over 35% of Nihon KOSO's sales. Our products are shipped to Europe and America, the Middle East and everywhere else where high-quality products are appreciated. With expanding tie-ups in the market, the demand for Nihon KOSO's products is growing globally.

    The creativity of youth is the key that can open the door to a wonderful future for mankind. At Nihon KOSO Co., Ltd., we believe in youthful power, and "creativity" represents our corporate character. These are the two foundations upon which we have built our company in to what is today. With the arrival of the new century, our dreams continue to expand endlessly. At Nihon KOSO, we aspire to achieve the possibilities of the future as we exceed the expectations of the present


1965

November

Starts Business as Control Valve Manufacturer

1966

August

Establishes Nihon KOSO Industry Co. Ltd. (Manufacturing Division)

1971

June

Establishes Tokyo KOSO Industry Co. Ltd.

1974

November

Acquires KHK (The high pressure gas safety institute of Japan) Certification

1976

December

Establishes KOSO Service Co. Ltd.

1976

March

Establishes KOSO Engineering Co. Ltd.

1977

February

Establishes Nihon KOSO Co. Ltd. (Sales Division)

1978

May

Establishes KOSO International Inc., U.S.A.

1979

March

Acquires A.P.I Certification.Enterprise – Korea)

1979

May

Establishes Korea Controls Co. Ltd., (as a Joint Enterprise – Korea)

1979

September

Starts technology transfer negotiation with China national technology import & export corp.

1980

April

Establishes KOSO Co. Ltd.

1982

November

Signs rep. Agreement with Ronan engineering company of U.S.A. sales to Japanese market.

1982

November

Acquire interest in SoutoSiesakusho Co. Ltd.

1984

May

Introduces IBM factory automation system.

1985

February

Signs Agreement with I.M.I BALEY BIRKETT.Of U.K for technology transfer.

1985

April

Signs Agreement with Anshan instrument Co. Ltd., China for technology transfer.

1986

March

Signs Agreement with control components Inc. of U.S.A for a mutual technology transfer.

1986

May

Diagnosing Chinese business for technology renovation. (JAPAN - CHINA - NATAL PROJECT)

1987

December

Signs Agreement with Wuxy instrument valve co., Ltd., of China for technology transfer.

1987

May

Acquires UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES INC. Certification.

1988

August

Establishes Korea KOSO Engineering Co. Ltd., Korea

1989

October

Signs rep. Agreement with Adalet - plm of U.S.A.for sales to Japanese market.

1989

May

Establishes Wuxi KOSO Control Valve Co. Ltd., (as a Joint Enterprise – China)

1989

June

Establishes KOSO - AACI (Anshan) Co. Ltd.,(as a Joint Enterprise – China)

1990

January

Establishes Pacific Seismic Product Inc., U.S.A.

1990

May

Establishes Toren Co. Ltd.

1991

March

Signs Agreement with Tianjin No-4 instrument factory of China for technology transfer.

1991

April

Signs rep. Agreement with SOR Inc of U.S.A.sales to Japanese market.

1991

July

Acquires Herutu Electronics Co. Ltd.

1992

March

Acquires Toyo Steel Belt Ind. Co. Ltd.

1992

April

Signs rep. Agreement with Drallim controls Ltd., of U.K for sales to Japanese market.

1993

May

Establishes KOSO Controls Asia Pte., Singapore

1993

May

KOSO Control Engineering (Wuxi) Co. Ltd., China

1993

May

Acquires the Ownership of Korea Controls Co. Ltd., Korea

1993

August

Acquires Rexa Inc. of U.S.A. (changes its Name to KOSO America Inc.)

1993

September

Acquires Shinkosha Co. Ltd.

1994

June

Acquires ISO - 9001 Certification

1995

September

Acquires Sigma Electric Works Co. Ltd.

1996

September

Establishes KOSO Control Engineering Co. Ltd., China

2000

January

Acquires Tokyo Okazaki Industries Co. Ltd.

2000

July

Korea Controls Co. Ltd. (changes its Korean Name to KOSO)

2001

February

Merges Nihon KOSO Co. Ltd., (Manufacturing division) with KOSO Service Co. Ltd.

2001

June

Establishes KOSO Fluid Controls Pvt. Ltd., India

2002

January

Acquires Tensho Printing Co. Ltd.

2002

February

Establishes Hangzhou Hangyang KOSO Pump & Valve Co. Ltd.

2002

March

Establishes SP Laboratory Co. Ltd.

2002

April

Establishes Wuxy KOSO Valve Casting Co. Ltd.

2002

July

Acquires the Assets of Hammeldahi Globe Control Valve Line

2005

June

TOREN Co. Ltd., changes its name to Nihon KOSO Fuji Co. Ltd.

2005

June

Acquires the Assets of Kent Introl Ltd., U.K.

2005

June

Establishes Kent Introl Private Ltd., India

2010

November

Name changed from Kent Introl Private Ltd. to KOSO India Private Ltd.

2011

April

Amalgamation of KOSO India and KOSO Fluid Controls