Company Overview JTEKT
JTEKT Thermo Systems is represented in Europe by
JTEKT Thermo Systems Co., Ltd. is a large, globally focused company, headquartered in Nara, Japan and is exclusively represented in Europe by Crystec Technology Trading GmbH, Altötting, Germany.
In July 1958, the company began as a joint
venture between Lindberg business division of General Signal, a world leader in the
production of semiconductor manufacturing
devices and of Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd., one of the world's
largest bearing manufacturers. The goal was the
starting of domestic production of industrial thermal processing
furnaces in Japan. By July 1967, in order to expand the technological and sales
ability of the division, it was reorganized into an independent company and
renamed Koyo Lindberg Co., Ltd. The company combined the best of U.S.
manufacturing technology with Japanese attention to detail and high quality, to
supply the domestic and overseas markets with better products. With
the technical cooperation of the companies, Koyo Lindberg was able
to meet the needs of manufacturers of steel, automobiles, electrical
and electronic components, LSIs and FPDs.
After the take over of General Signal by SPX, in April 1999 the 31 years and 9 months of this joint venture was broken up and absorbed into a new organization. The company belonged then 100% to Koyo Seiko. From October 1999, the company began under a new name: Koyo Thermo Systems Co., Ltd. In January 2006, Koyo Seiko merged with Toyoda Machine Works. Both companies belonged to Toyota group. The new company was renamed to JTEKT. In 2022, Koyo Thermo Systems was renamed JTEKT Thermo Systems Corporation. JTEKT Thermo Systems is now a 100% subsidiary of JTEKT and will achieve further breakthroughs to create the thermal processing of tomorrow.
|July 1958||Lindberg business division of Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd. established|
|July 1959||Lindberg's first Japanese-manufactured batch carburization furnace furnace completed|
|April 1961||Lindberg plant constructed at Nakagawa-cho in Ikuno-ku, Osaka|
|July 1967||Koyo Lindberg Co., Ltd. established|
|August 1970||Tempress Japan Co., Ltd. established|
|October 1971||Plant relocated to Kabata-cho, Tenri-shi (present location)|
|March 1977||Furnace plant expanded|
|May 1979||Manufacture of Moldatherm heaters in Japan begins|
|October 1981||Koyo Lindberg absorbs Tempress Japan|
|January 1984||Plant to manufacture semiconductor production devices built|
|September 1984||Electronics industry furnace plant constructed. Plants reorganized to produce related products|
|May 1985||Moldatherm production facilities expanded|
|August 1985||Clean room (Class 10) built in the semiconductor testing and development wing|
|June 1986||Yuzaki Plant constructed in Siki-gun in Nara-ken|
|June 1992||Complete upgrading of semiconductor production device plant (Class 1,000)|
|August 1993||Expansion of clean room (Class 10) at the semiconductor testing and development wing|
|September 1993||Construction of a head office building at the Yuzaki Plant to combine head office and plant at the same location|
|January 1995||Crystec Technology Trading GmbH is appointed exclusive sales and service representative for Europe|
|April 1996||KLSK (Koyo Lindberg Semiconductor Korea) established in South Korea|
|November 1997||Korean office of Koyo Lindberg established in South Korea|
|January 1998||KLLA (Koyo Lindberg Asia) established in Taiwan|
|June 1998||Koyo Lindberg Thai office opened in Thailand|
|July 1998||Granted ISO-9001 certification by the JQA (JQA2529)|
|April 1999||Joint venture with General Signal Group dissolved. Koyo Seiko takes over 100%.|
|October 1999||The company has been renamed to Koyo Thermo Systems Co., Ltd.|
|2001||A new building for the manufacturing of Moldatherm heating elements has been built|
|January 2006||The mother company Koyo Seiko merges with Toyoda Machine Works and is renamed to JTEKT|
|April 2012||The new R&D center has been inaugurated.|
|May 2022||The company is renamed JTEKT Thermo Systems Co.|
JTEKT Thermo Systems gathered a lot of experience in furnace
technology for semiconductor applications. Up to now they sold more than 3400
horizontal tubes and more than 330 vertical furnaces. For special applications
JTEKT Thermo Systems is the world market leader.
JTEKT Thermo System operates an application center in Tenri, Nara Prefecture in a cleanroom class 10. Customers can do test runs on various vertical furnaces and RTP systems in this laboratoy.
There is no doubt that electronic parts have contributed to the dynamic growth of industries. Firing operation plays an important role in the processes of manufacture of electronic parts. JTEKT Thermo Systems enjoys the position of top maker of firing furnaces, ranging from R & D type to mass production type, as experienced in various applications and new innovations for high level of automation, high precision control, easiness of maintenance, saving of energy and so forth in order to meet the requirements quickly for solution. As a comprehensive manufacturer in heat technology, JTEKT Thermo Systems continues to develop ideal equipment to meet the requirements by electronics parts industries for higher integration and complexity.
In solar cell manufacturing most frequently conveyer furnaces and tube furnaces (mainly horizontal furnaces) are used. Both types of furnaces can be supplied by JTEKT Thermo Systems. Now also a special vertical furnace is available for photovoltaic applications.
JTEKT Thermo Systems is the leader in heat treatment processing of FPDs (Flat Panel Displays). JTEKT Thermo Systems supplies equipment for the production of LCDs (Liquid Crystal Displays), incl. equipment for the production of STN displays (super twisted nematic displays) and AMLCDs (active matrix liquid crystal displays) or TFT displays (thin film transistor displays).
JTEKT Thermo Systems is producing different types of furnaces for applications in the ceramic industry like drying, de-binding, continuous firing and sintering. JTEKT Thermo Systems has a lot of experience in this field and for de-binding and firing applications, JTEKT Thermo Systems is the market leader in Japan. We can show a long reference list to you on request.
Please have a look at the JTEKT Thermo Systems Product Range.
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