The History of Rikifuku Co., Ltd.

1952 Rifuku (利福五金行) was established as the first of it’s kind on Taiyuan Road (太原路).
1970 Kinki Metal Taiwan Co., Ltd. was founded by the limited partnership Nippon Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd.
The company produced a high-grade fire prevention steel plate gate.
1975 Company renamed Rikifuku Co., Ltd.
1987 Taiwan Plant established in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
1990 KYNAR500 painting production line completed at Taiwan Plant.
2002 Kunshan Plant founded in Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province, China, as a unit production plant for Japan.
2003 Leaf Japan Co., Ltd. founded.
2005 Fluorine painting line completed at Kunshan Plant.
2006 ISO9001 acquired for Kunshan Plant.
2008 Vietnam Plant founded.
2009 Powder coating line completed at Kunshan Plant.
2009 Stocks transferred from Showa Koki Co., Ltd. to Rikifuku Co., Ltd. (Taiwan).

The history of Showa Koki Co., Ltd.

1944 Opened doors as Showa Denki Sangyo Co., Ltd.
1946 Started the production of stainless kitchen instruments at Kamiochiai, Shinjuku.
1950 Company relocated to Maenocho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo.
1951 Embarked on the production of steel door fittings.
1951 Company renamed Showa Koki Co., Ltd.
1959 Production of aluminum sashes at Osaka Plant.
1961 Full-scale mass production of aluminum products is launched with the help of an extension and reconstruction of the Tokyo Plant.
1963 New plant for aluminum products established in Tokorozawa.
1967 Construction of fourth-term extension of Tokorozawa Plant (full-automation devices of alumite processes) completed.
1970 Construction of a large curtain wall assembly plant completed at the Tokorozawa Plant.
1971 The plant became a factory where Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) displays were permitted.
1972 Head office relocated to Maenocho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo.
1976 Awarded the 9th Main Architectural Prize of the Light Metal Association in recognition of a suspension-type curtain wall for the Shinjuku Mitsui
1982 A wind pressure testing room (testing building) was completed at the Tokorozawa Plant.
1983 Osaka Plant was relocated along with the construction of Akashi Plant.
1985 We started production activities using a new production method (SCD method).
1992 New Tokorozawa Plant completed.
1996 New alumite plant constructed at Tokorozawa Plant.
1999 Head office relocated to Higashikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
2005 Statement issued to the Tokyo District Court to start the procedures for reorganization of the corporation.
2006 Corporation reorganization plan approved by the Tokyo District Court.
2007 Corporation reorganization plan proceedings concluded by the Tokyo District Court2007 Head office was relocated to Kanda-Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
2007 Head office was relocated to Kanda-Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
2007 We founded the Takaoka Design Center.
2007 Business partnerships with Rikifuku Building Materials (Kunshan) Co., Ltd officially conclude.
2007 Tokorozawa Plant sold, and lease contract concluded.
2009 Leaf Japan Co., Ltd. and Showa Koki Co., Ltd. merge operations.

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