Corporate History | IRISO Electronics | Board to Board connector,Floating Connector

Corporate History

Early Stage Aim for electroric parts manufacturer


1966DecEstablished IRISO Electronics Co., Ltd. in Shimonumabe, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa.
1973AprDeveloped wrapping pins whereby wire is wrapped around to make a connection on a PCB, and began producing and selling them.
1975JanDeveloped jumper pins which connect circuits on the parts side of PCBs, and began producing and selling them.
DecBegan producing and selling pin headers (male connectors) that enrich the variety of connections by packaging resin parts and pins.

Growth Stage Road to Connector manufacturer


1977JanDeveloped check pins which check a PCB's behavior on itself, and began producing and selling them.
MayMoved the headquarters office and plant to Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa.
SepDeveloped connector pins with a tapered tip, and began producing and selling them.
1978DecEstablished IRS(S)PTE. Ltd. in Singapore for producing and selling pins and multiple-pin connectors.
1980MarEstablished IRS PRECISION Co., Ltd. in Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa for producing and selling precision metal machining equipment.
1981NovOpened Osaka Sales Office in Daito-shi, Osaka. (Moved to Chuo-ku, Osaka in February, 1990.)
1982JulBegan producing and selling jumper connectors which have a switching function, and made a full-scale entry into the connector field.
1983NovChanged the name from IRS Precision Co., Ltd. to Ibaraki IRISO Electronics Co., Ltd., and transferred the headquarters from Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa to Omiya-machi, Naka-gun, Ibaraki (present Ibaraki Plant) at the same time.
1985FebBegan producing and selling board-to-board connectors which are for connecting two PCBs.
1986FebOpened Higashikanto Sales Office in Omiya-machi, (now Hitachi Omiya-shi), Naka-gun Ibaraki.
JulOpened Tohoku Sales Office in Mizusawa-shi (now Oshu-shi), Iwate.

Enhancement of technological capabilities IRISO has become a synonym for Board to Board Floating connector


1988DecBegan producing and selling connectors for flexible printed circuits (FPC connectors) that connect flexible PCBs.
1992年JanOpened Philippines Office in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.
(Moved to Muntinlupa, Metro Manila in June, 1999.)
1993JanOpened Hong Kong Sales Office in Hong Kong.
JunEstablished Shanghai IRISO Electronics Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China for producing and selling pins and multiple-pin connectors.
1994AprEstablished IRISO U.S.A., Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. for selling pins and multiple-pin connectors.
(Moved to Michigan in Aug, 2004)
SepRegistered over-the-counter stock with the Securities Dealers Association of Japan(present Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ Market).
DecOpened Europe Sales Office in Brussels, Belgium.
1995FebOpened Thailand Office in Bangkok, Thailand.
1996JanEstablished IRISO Electronics Philippines. Inc. in Cavite Economic Zone, Philippines.
MarOpened Europe Sales Office Germany Liaison Branch in Germany.
AprOpened Singapore Sales Office in Singapore.
JunObtained ISO 9001 certification.

Progress to overseas


1998SepEstablished IRISO COMPONENT Co., Ltd. in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa.
1999OctEstablished IRISO Electronics Singapore PTE. Ltd. in Tuas, Singapore.
(The operation of Singapore Sales Office was transferred.)
NovEstablished IRISO Electronics (HONG KONG) Limited.
(The operation of Hong Kong Sales Office was transferred.)
2000AprEstablished IRISO Electronics Europe GmbH in Germany.
(The operations of Europe Sales Office and its Germany Liaison Office were transferred.)
SepObtained QS 9000 certification.
OctOpened IRISO (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
NovObtained ISO 14001 certification.
2002AprIRISO Electronics Singapore PTE., Ltd. was consolidated to IRS(S) PTE., Ltd. as Sales Subsidiary.
(The operation of IRISO Electronics Singapore PTE., Ltd. was transferred to IRS(S)PTE., Ltd. )
NovOpened IRISO (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. Dalian Office in Dalian, China.
2003MarOpened IRISO Electronics (Thailand) Ltd. in Bangkok ,Thailand.
(The operation of IRS(S)PTE., Ltd. Bangkok Representative Office was transferred.)
2004MarIncreased capital to 2,240,250,000 yen
JunOpened IRISO (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. Tianjin Office in Tianjin, China.
SepOpened Chubu Sales Office in Nagoya-shi, Aichi
2005MayOpened IRISO(Shanghai)Trading Co.,Ltd. Suzhou Office in Suzhou, China.
JunOpened IRISO Electronics(HK)Ltd.Korea Branch Office in Korea.
NovIncreased capital to 3,490,230,000 yen.
2006AugOpened IRISO Electronics(HK)Ltd.Taiwan Branch Office in Taiwan.
NovEstablished IRISO Electronics Vietnam Co.,Ltd in Hanoi,Vietnam

Further growth


2007JanIncreased capital to 5,398,000,00 yen.
FebIncreased capital to 5,640,050,00 yen.
MayMoved the headquarters office to Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa.
Established Manufacturing Technology Center in Kawasaki, Japan
2008AugEstablished IRISO Shanghai R&D Center Co.,Ltd. in Shanghai, China
2010DecEstablished IRISO Electronics Co.,Ltd. India Liaison Office in Bangalore , India
2011JunOpened IRISO(Shanghai)Trading Co.,Ltd. Chongqing Office in Chongqing, China.
2013FebOpened IRISO U.S.A., Inc. Atlanta office in Atlanta, USA.
2016JunListed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, transferred from JASDAQ (Standard)