SUZUKI GOKIN Co.,Ltd

The Suzuki-gokin is a special maker of resistors and resistance objects.

Corporate profile

History of this corporation

Year
Company's events
Events of society and industry
1917
August
  • "Suzuki gokin factory was established in Shiokusa, Naniwa Ward, Osaka City for professional production of electric resistors and resistance lattices and also provided the fitter's shop.



  • "Russian Revolution (March, November)

  • 1919
  • "We received the order for an experimental production of a resistance grid in case of resistor repairing of Abuto system electric locomotive in Usui-toge track. The favor of the Japanese National Railways is received henceforth. Starting from the Tokyo city, it is adopted by the Japanese National Railways to the streetcar of each city electricity department.

  • "Japanese electric power Corporation establishment.

  • "Electric traction voltage boosted to 1200V between Tokyo and Shinagawa.
  • 1920
  • "Business startup between Hanshin express electric railroad Umeda to Kamitsutsui (Kobe).

  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. establishment (Teito Rapid Transit Authority).

  • The Ministry of Railways system promulgation.
  • 1921
  • Union electric power Corporation establishment (Merger of 3 companies of Osaka electric transmission Corporation, Japanese waterpower Corporation and Kiso Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd, head office in Tokyo).

  • Railroad opening to traffic 50 year ceremony holding
  • 1922
  • The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. and Kyushu light railroad Corporation merge 8 companies and change to Toho electric power Corporation.

  • Seibu Railway Co., Ltd. establishment.
  • 1923
  • Many orders were taken from Tokyo streetcar.
  • Kanto large earthquake disaster.

  • Odawara bullet train railroad Co., Ltd., establishment.

  • Toho electric power Co., Ltd., the Kawakami river 4th power plant, with automatic types startup.

  • 1925
  • Succeeded in delivery to Manchuria railroad.

  • The Tokyo Electric Power Co., Ltd., establishment (merger of Hayakawa electric Corporation and Gunma electric power Corporation and company Tokyo of Toho electric power system).

  • Kanda - Kami-noma elevated railroad opening to traffic. The Yamanote Line will be loop-line driving with this.
  • 1926
  • There was a comparative test of a foreign product and our product for Westinghouse, General Electric, a Decker and Brown Bovet Lee about a resistor of the Ministry of Railways Omiya factory, and our product receives best effect authorization. From now on our company product receives complete adoption to repair in the new car.
  • 1927
  • New factory constructed and moved to 1-10 Tsurumachi, Taisho-ku, Osaka City. After that the productive capacity is doubled and It met a demand for electric power in addition to the electric vehicle and general industrial etc..


  • 【To the factory photograph in those day】

  • A financial crisis happens.

  • The subway opening to traffic between Tokyo Ueno - Asakusa.

  • Tokyo Subway opening between Asakusa - Ueno (the subway at the beginning of Japan).
  • 1928
  • This company resistor are adopted for the manufacture of domestic production of electric locomotive EF 52 types. Since then It becomes the appointed maker of the resistor for new cars of an electric locomotive of Japanese National Railways and a trains.

  • The first member of the House of Representatives popular election.

  • To enact vehicle designation stipulation, old type amendment.

  • Tokyo electric light Co.,Ltd., and The Tokyo Electric Power Co., Ltd., are combined.

  • Japanese electric power Corporation and Amagasaki power plant are completed (140,000 kW, construction for a large thermal power plant follows full power these days.)
  • 1930
    June
  • The neutral grounding resistors are delivered to Nihon Hassoden Co..Ltd.After, the deliveries to each electric power company is expanded.


  • A special express (swallow number) begins to drive by a steam train tow between Tokyo - Kobe.
  • 1931
  • AGUNE company establishment is aided.

  • The Manchuria incident is happened.

  • It unifies to train voltage 1500 V. ( Railroad ministry )

  • 1933
  • It's extended to Osaka municipal management rapid transit railway (the subway) opening to traffic between Umeda - Shinsai-bashi and Tennoji.
  • 1934
  • Tanna tunnel opening to traffic.
  • 1941
  • Kanmon tunnel opening to traffic.

  • Osaka tram rail Corporation and Sangu express Corporation are combined and it's changed to Kansai express railroad (record in Kintetsu).
  • 1942
  • "The munitions factory appointment"is declined.from the sea and land army.

  • The freight train operation with an electric locomotive started, after completion of 1st route of Kanmon tunnel.

  • Tokyo Yokohama electric railroad Corporation, Odakyu Electric Railway, Keihin electric railroad Corporation are combined and changed to Tokyo Rapid Railroad Corporation.
  • 1943
  • Keihanshin express electric railroad Corporation establishment, combination of Keihan-dentetsu Corporation and Hanshin express electric railroad Corporation.
  • 1944
  • All lines of Kanmon tunnel all the line being open to traffic.

  • Kinki Nippon Railway Co., Ltd., establishment Kansai bullet train railroad Co., Ltd., Nankai railroad Co., Ltd combined.
  • 1946
  • Operation resumption. It cooperates in rehabilitation of transportation and reconstruction in an important factory and facilities after the war.

  • Urgent financial measures order (new Yen change).

  • The first time general election by equality of men and women.
  • 1948
    April
  • Tokyo branch office is established newly at Kanda Kamakura Town, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

  • Tokyu Corp., Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Keio Teito Electric Railway Co., Ltd. and Keihin Electric Express Railway Co., Ltd., separation and opening of each company.
  • 1949
  • Yukawa Hideki receives Nobel prize.

  • Japanese National Railways start.
  • 1950
    January
  • Suzuki-gokin factory plant is reorganized in Suzuki-gokin corporation under corporate organization.

  • August
  • It's favored with honor of attendance by His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu.
  • 1951
    December
  • A patent is acquired about "manufacturing process of a resistance grid".Brand name FEROMU No.191739

  • 9 electric power Corporation start in Hokkaido, Touhoku, Tokyo, Chubu, Hokuriku, Kansai, Chugoku Shikoku and Kyushu. NIHON HASODEN Corporation dissolution and electric power reorganization completion.
  • 1952
    July
  • Technology application study subsidy from the Ministry of Transport in 1952, about study of an electric lattice made by cast iron.

  • The invention prize is received about patent 191739, "manufacturing way of resistance lattice" from corporation invention association.

  • Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. establishment.
  • 1953
    September
  • Technology application study subsidy from the Ministry of Transport in 1953, about the study of the cast iron electric resistance lattice.

  • NHK and TV broadcasting started.

  • Train title rules revisions.

  • Traffic opens to Tokaido Line electrification Nagoya.
  • 1954
    April
  • Factory move is put into effect by Osaka-shi harbor plan. The factory is newly founded in 1-15 Fukumachi, Taisho-ku, Osaka-shi.

  • August
  • Technology application study subsidy from the Ministry of Transport in 1954, about "the study of the corrosion durability covering film of resistance lattice".
  • 1955
    March
  • New Tokyo factory is established in Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo.

  • October
  • Patent right 217257 acquisition "development of new product male Nome." The research achievement of the resistor and resistant lattice production method is recognized, and it's awarded an implementation prize of services from Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.

  • Sakuma dam completion.
  • 1956
    April
  • Engaged in the manufacturing industry of the electric resistors and had a yellow ribbon prize by the achievement that contributed to technical improvement development without neglecting a study consistently.

  • May
  • Kobayashi Konosuke prize is received against the study of high resistance cast iron from Casting Association of Japan Corporation.

  • November
  • Commended by the achievements, which contributed to improvement of science and technology and industrial development by Osaka prefectural governor.

  • The first Antarctic observation ship Soya departure.

  • The whole electrified Tokaido Lines opened to traffic.
  • 1958
    January
  • Newly founded the Yao factory in 430-1 Kyuhoji, Yao -city as the Osnorm special factory.

  • April
  • From commerceindustrial minister of state appointed as the special member of machinery industry conference rolling stocks part sectional meeting.

  • May
  • Examination study subsidy is issued for "the study of being made for steel electric resistance lattice" from the Ministry of Transport.

  • Tokyo Tower completion.

  • Rice and artificial satellite hit success.

  • Special express train "KODAMA" started running between Tokyo - Osaka.

  • Kinki Nippon Railway Corporation "Bister car" production.

  • 1959
    March
  • The Kyushu branch is newly founded in the 131 Yakuin, Fukuoka.

  • April
  • The trial manufacturing study subsidy is issued for "the ribbon resistance element made of the cast iron".

  • Crown Prince bridal.

  • Tokaido Shinkansen groundbreaking ceremony conduct .

  • Start running No.155 system train [Hinode] and [KIBO] for school excursions.
  • 1961
  • The Yao factory, achieves 660 days without any disaster continuously. And from then each factory achieves it and renews record.

  • Order was placed with 5 Rolling Stocks companies, for Shinkansen experimental production train (2 cars of A type and 4 cars of B type)

  • Nishinari line started running between Nishi-kujo - Kansailine Tennoji as Osaka-Loop Line.

  • Steam locomotives disappear from Tokaido Sanyo main line. The Sanyo all lines electrification started.
  • 1962
  • Hokuriku tunnel opened to traffic.

  • Shinkansen trial manufactured trains 1001 and 1002 started ground trial runs.

  • 1963 May
  • The Osaka office moves to 1-18 Saiwai , Naniwa Ward, Osaka from the 15-Fukumachi, Taisho-ku, Osaka, the head office factory changed to Tsuru-machi factory.

  • The Abt system track abolition by the new line opening to traffic between Shinetsu line Yokokawa - Karuizawa.
  • 1964
    October
  • Admitted great contribution by the completion of Tokaido Shinkansen and is made public recognition.

  • The last rail line is combined in Kawasaki-shi, and 515km orbit fully opened between Tokyo - Shin-osaka.

  • Test run of the all lines between Tokyo - Shin-Osaka (10 hours).

  • Start of business by Tokaido-Shinkansen (between Tokyo - Shin-Osaka) 12 car type , HIKARI runs 4 hours and KODAMA runs 5 hours.

  • Tokyo Olympic opening.

  • 1966
    March
  • Tokyo branch office is changed to Tokyo business office.

  • April
  • Establishment of new Tokyo factory in 598- Nakanobayashi, Omiya-shi, Saitama.
  • 1967
  • Sanyo Shinkansen groundbreaking ceremony started.

  • Tokaido Highway Shinkansen 100,000,000 passenger transport achievement.

  • Japanese National Railways breaks the record by possession of 10,000 train cars, and becomes the greatest train cars possession country in the world.

  • 1968
    June
  • The Hamamatsu factory is established in 1-10-18 Nishiasada, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

  • August
  • The Takatori factory is established newly in 1-29 Takatoricho, Suma-ku, Kobe.


  • By electrification completion between Morioka - Aomori, the Tohoku-Honsentraffic of all lines.
  • 1970
  • Proposal system is conducted.

  • Shinkansen train cars possession of 1,000 breakthroughs.

  • he Kagoshima-Honsen electrification completion of all lines.

  • Japan World Exposition EXPO'70 opened in Senrioka, Osaka.
  • 1971
    April
  • The Tokyo factory is expanded.

  • June
  • The examination study subsidy of 1971 (Showa 46) is issued for "the test research of the metal foreskin resistor of the resistance snow structure which assures maintenance free conversion and small size light weight conversion", from the Ministry of Transport.
  • 1972

  • A letter of thanks is received from Japanese National Railways Suita factory.


  • Sapporo Winter Olympics.

  • Start of business of Sanyo-Shinkansen between Shin-Osaka - Okayama.

  • The Uetsu-Honsen electrification completion of all lines.

  • 1974
    August
  • Practical new idea. The metal foreskin resistor of the resistance snow structure, which assures maintenance free conversion and small size light weight conversion was used in "the resistor unit" No. 1050142.

  • October
  • A letter of thanks is received from Japanese National Railways Shinkansen head office.
  • 1975
    March
  • Admitted great contribution by the completion of Sanyo Shinkansen and is made public recognition.

  • June
  • The Fukuoka factory is newly founded in the 3-1980 Hanami, Fukuma-machi, Munakata-Gun, Fukuoka and the Kyushu branch is abolished.

  • Okinawa Oceanic exposition held.

  • Opening of Sanyo-Shinkansen between Okayama - Hakata (fully opened between Tokyo - Hakata).

  • 1976
    January
  • The QC activity is begun.

  • June
  • In 1976 (Showa 51) examination study subsidy is issued for "the examination study of activation energy device which made use of the fever of the resistor for the Rolling stocks" from the Ministry of Transport.
  • 1977
    June
  • Awarded the Minister of Transport prize by the achievements which made an effort toward improvement of manufacturing technology of an electric resistor and the quality over many years and contributed to development of a transportation project.
  • 1978
    July
  • The Tokyo factory receives safe excellent business office commendation.

  • October
  • Patent acquisition. "Spiral bend equipment" patent No. 929878 for AS shape edge wise resistor bending processing


  • The Kyoto streetcar total abolition.

  • New Tokyo International Airport (Narita) opened.

  • 1980
    February
  • Developed Oil-insulated neutral grounding resistor. Number 1 machine delivered to the Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. West Mito transformer substation.

  • December
  • Tsurumachi factory office ridge completion.
  • 1981
    August
  • TQC activity starts with the scale of whole company.

  • Japanese National Railways management reconstructing special measures law enforcement order announcement. Abolitions of deficit local lines 77 are prescribed.
  • 1982
    April
  • The Sendai factory is established newly to 32, Aza Shin, Ubunohara, Sugaya, Rifu-cho, Miyagi, Japan.

  • QC circle activity opening of all companies.

  • June
  • Admitted great contribution by the completion of Tohoku Shinkansen and is made public recognition.

  • Tohoku-Shinkansen opened business (between Omiya - Morioka).

  • Joetsu-Shinkansen opened business (between Omiya - Niigata).

  • It succeeds in world's first manned surface traveling on the experiment line of linear motor car of the Japanese National Railways, Hyuuga-shi.
  • 1983
  • Seikan-tunnel (53.9km) penetration.
  • 1984
    January
  • Patent acquisition. Patent No. 1188681, which did "heat energy, recovery system" and change the joule occurrence heat of resistor as energy conservation.

  • Developed Gas-insulated neutral grounding resistor. Number 1 machine delivered to the Kansai Electric Power co.,Inc.Kinokawa transformer substation.

  • Financial management boom
  • 1985
  • Seikan-tunnel opened to traffic.
  • 1987
    January
  • Patent acquisition. "Electric resistant element". Which advanced the radiation of heat characteristic of resistor. The patent No.1419414.

  • February
  • Head office is moved from 1-2-1 Saiwai-cho, Naniwa Ward, Osaka to 2-5-16 Tsurumachi, Taisho-ku, Osaka.

  • August
  • 70th anniversary of Establishment

  • Japanese National Railways was privatized, and it was changed name in JR.
  • 1988
    January
  • Nagoya office is arranged in order to put the business base, which corresponded to the customers.

  • February
  • The SUZUKI Natural Food Labo established for research and development of cultivation and processing sales by biotechnology of agricultural produce.

  • Seto-Ohashi opened to traffic.
  • 1990
    June
  • Scanning form electron microscope and the energy dispersion type analysis device are set in the Technical Department, Research and Development Section

  • August
  • The control instrument factory is established newly in 2-5-10 Tsurumachi, Taisho-ku, Osaka.

  • An international flower and a green exhibition are held in Osaka / Tsurumiryokuchi.
  • 1992
    June
  • An office and a factory are established in the Tokyo factory site.

  • September
  • 75th anniversary of Establishment

  • Yamagata-Shinkansen opened business.

  • In Public schools every month 2nd Saturday was made a holiday.

  • 1993
  • Tokaido Shinkansen "Nozomi" started running in on San'yo Shinkansen lines.
  • 1994
    April
  • "REIJYU Party" (OB Party) as a part of the 75th anniversary establishment of the business memory.

  • The Kansai international airport opened.
  • 1995
    June
  • An organic food research center is branched into a separate company and it's changed to Suzuki Natural Food Labo.

  • December
  • A control container factory is branched into a separate company, and it's changed to Suzuki Eletech Corporation.

  • Hanshin and Awaji great earthquake occurred.

  • "YURIKAMOME" opened business in Tokyo Bay redevelopment area
  • 1997
  • Akita Shinkansen started the business.

  • The Nagano Shinkansen started the business
  • 2000
  • A Tokyo municipal subway Oedo line opened to traffic.
  • 2001
  • ISO9001 certification acquisition.
  • 2003
  • Tokaido-Shinkansen Shinagawa station started the business.
  • 2004

    June
  • A production number 1machine for DPF equipment is loaded into JR Tokai Iida line Marutai 08-275.

  • The Tokyo corporation subway and the Narita Airport commercialized.

  • Kyushu-Shinkansen opened between new Yashiro - Kagoshima Chuo.
  • 2007
    August
  • 90th anniversary of Establishment


  • JR Tokai and western Japan N700 system Shinkansen commercial operation started.
  • 2008
    April
  • Tokyo office is moved to 1-28-4 Kanda Suda -cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo-Pref.

  • 2011
    May
  • Fukuoka office is moved to 2-1-25 Kashiiekimae, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan.

  • The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake.

  • Kyushu-Shinkansen opened.