About ISHIFUKU


History

1930 Started selling precious metal bullions and refining at Tokyo.
1934 Authorized as Good Delivery Bars at the London Silver Market.
1935 Opened a domestic Plant at Tokyo (Closed in 1980).
1938 Opened branches in China to start refining precious metals.
1941 Opened a plant at Shanghai to work on minting Chinese national coins.
1948 Designated by GHQ as a precious metal processing plant for gold and platinum.
1952 Opened a domestic branch at Osaka.
1955 Opened a domestic branch at Kitakyushu.
1957 Started importing platinum from former USSR for the first time in Japan.
1958 Opened a domestic branch at Nagoya.
1967 Developed dental casting precious alloys for metal ceramics "KIK" for the first time in Japan.
1968 Opened a domestic Plant at Saitama.
1975 Developed "IFK chaton" for jewelry parts.
1979 Established ISHIFUKU Jewelry Parts Co., Ltd. at Tokyo.
1980 Opened another domestic plant at Saitama.
1982 Authorized as seventh melters and assayers in Japan at the London Gold Market.
1983 Authorized as the third Good Delivery Bars in Japan at the London Platinum Market.
1984 Authorized as the second Good Delivery Bars in Japan at the London Palladium Market.
1989 Joined International Platinum Association.
1994 Developed the dental implant products.
1996 Started mass-production of gold and silver targets.
1997 Developed the technology for mass-production of iridium based plugs.
2000 Acquired the certification of ISO9002.
Total purchase of platinum reached 3 million toz (about 93t) from Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.(South Africa) .
2002 Acquired the certification of ISO9001:2000.
2003 Acquired the certification of ISO14001:2004.
2005 Acquired the certification of ISO13485:2003.
2009 Completed the first phase of Soka Plant's reconstruction.
2011 Completed the second phase of Soka Plant's reconstruction.
2013 Completed the whole phase of Soka Plant's reconstruction.

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