For over 95 years since its founding, Nippon Pillar Packing has worked to serve the needs of growing industries by quickly utilizing new materials in order to commercialize new products and thereby contribute to the realization of a prosperous, sustainable society.
Going forward, we will continue to provide original, high-quality products and services while further improving of our fluid control technologies.
This naming is derived from the fact that "Patented Pillar Packing No. 1" developed first as our product in 1924 was pillar-shaped.
Our pathway to meeting the needs of the times
1924Kaju Iwanami devised an alloy pillar packing for cylinder-ground marine reciprocating engines and established Nippon Pillar Packing Industries.
1926Established a new factory in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, and began full-scale production of industrial-use sealing packings
1932Began production of gaskets for automobiles and marine engines
1948Reorganized as a joint-stock company and established Nippon Pillar Packing Co., Ltd. with 2 million yen in capital
Opened the Tokyo Branch Office (currently Tokyo Branch)
1951Developed and began production of a mechanical seal (shaft sealing device), the first in Japan
1952Developed a vertical gasket for high-temperature, high-pressure pipe flanges
Began production of fluorine plastic products (Series name: PILAFLON)
1967Construction of the Sanda Factory in Sanda, Hyogo, Japan
1969Became the first JIS-certified factory for spiral gaskets for JIS B 2404 pipes
1970Developed and commenced production of carbonized fiber, a new alternative material to asbestos
1980Construction of the head office building
Established Korea Pillar Packing Co., Ltd., as our first joint venture outside Japan
1981Began production of ISO series mechanical seals
1984Listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange as a specially appointed brand in the Second Section (“New Second Section”)
Started development of fluororesin products for semiconductor manufacturing equipment and launched initial sales of fittings (PILLAR Fittings)
1987Developed and commenced production of PILLAR Mark III, expanded graphite packing
1989Construction of the Fukuchiyama Factory in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
1993Established Nippon Pillar Singapore Pte Ltd. as a sales hub for Southeast Asia
1994Started full-scale shipments of EDP*, a new packing compliant with the US Clean Air Act
* EDP is an acronym for “Emission Defense Packing.” It is a type of low-leak, high performance packing with features to prevent even permeation and leaking inside the packing.
1995Obtained certification of ISO 9001 registration
Redesignated the company’s stock under the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange
1999Established NIPPON PILLAR CORPORATION OF AMERICA in the U.S.A.
Obtained certification of ISO 14001 registration
2001Listed on the First Sections of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange
Established Taiwan Pillar Industry Co., Ltd. in Taiwan
2002Began production of Super-300 Type PILLAR FITTING with a revolutionary sealing mechanism, the first of its kind in the world
2003Began production of PILLAR TECHNO BLACK No. 2603-EEE, helping in the conversion to nonasbestos products at an early stage
Established Suzhou Pillar Industry Co., Ltd. in China
2005Construction of the Kyushu Factory in Koshi, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan
2007Established Shanghai Pillar Trading Co., Ltd. in China
2012Began production of a new type of rotary joint for the semiconductor market
2015Established Nippon Pillar Middle East FZCO in the UAE
Established Nippon Pillar (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand
2016Established NPK Fluid Control Systems Mexico S.A. de C.V. in Mexico
2017Moved the head office to Nishi-ku, Osaka
2018Established Nippon Pillar Europe GmbH in Germany
2019Established PT. Nippon Pillar Manufacturing Indonesia and PT. Nippon Pillar Indonesia in Indonesia
2020Construction of the new Sanda Factory
Established Pillar Technology (Chuzhou) Co., Ltd. in China
2021Began operation of Pillar Technology (Chuzhou) Co., Ltd.