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2000s

World's First Piezoelectric Ceramic Display

World's First Piezoelectric Ceramic Display

Home-Use Water Purifier C1

Home-Use Water Purifier "C1"

Ceramic Membrane Element

Ceramic Membrane Element

Ceramic Microactuators for Magnetic Heads of Hard Disk Drives

Ceramic Microactuators for Magnetic Heads of Hard Disk Drives

NAS Batteries in Operation in the USA

NAS Batteries in Operation in the USA

NOx Sensor

NOx Sensor

2000 NGK CERAMICS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD. was established as a production base for HONEYCERAM in South Africa.
2001 Tied up with De Dietrich of France in the glass-lined apparatus business.
Developed the world's first piezoelectric ceramic displays.
NGK Ceramics Suzhou Co., Ltd. and NGK Technocera Suzhou Co., Ltd. were established in China to produce HONEYCERAM and kiln furniture respectively.
Accumulated production of HONEYCERAM reached 500 million units
2002 Electronics Business Group and three affiliated companies jointly acquired ISO 14001 certification.
Achieved the management rights to FMI, a US based manufacturer of modules for semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
The 2002 medium-term management plan was formed.
Launched home-use water purifiers "C1."
2003 Transferred all shares in Asahi Tec Corporation.
BIRLA NGK INSULATORS PVT. LTD. was established as a production base of insulators in India.
NGK CERAMICS POLSKA SP. Z O.O. was established as a production base of diesel particulate filters in Poland.
Mass production of NAS battery system begins.
2004 Received the 50th Okochi Memorial Grand Production Prize for the development and practical application of NAS batteries.
Supplied ceramic membrane municipal drinking water treatment systems on an OEM basis.
Received an order for the Japan's largest ceramic membrane municipal drinking water treatment system from Fukui Prefecture.
2005 Participated in the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan with the NGK Water Lab exhibit.
Reduced the number of directors and introduced a corporate officer system.
Developed ceramic microactuators for hard disk drives (HDDs).
2006 NGK EDUCATION SERVICES, LTD. was established to promote education and training.
NGK INSULATORS SUZHOU CO., LTD. was established as a production base of insulators in China.
NAS Battery was installed and began commercial operation in the USA for the first time in foreign countries.
Established the system to increase production of SiC diesel particulate filters in Komaki Site.
2007 Opened the Toba General Training Center.
NGK Water Environment Systems, Ltd. was established as a spin-off of NGK's Engineering Business Group.
Acquired naming rights of Nagoya Civic General Gymnasium.
Developed the world's largest nano-ceramic membrane element.
2008 NGK CERAMICS MEXICO, S. DE R. L. DE C. V. was established as a production base of diesel particulate filters and HONEYCERAM in Mexico.
NGK Water Environment Systems, Ltd. and Fuji Electric Water Environmental Systems Co., Ltd., merged into METAWATER Co., Ltd..
Commercialized the world's first NOx sensor that detects the concentration of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in vehicle exhaust in real time with high precision.
2009 Accepted orders for NAS Batteries from Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) in UAE, and from MTA New York City Transit for bus depot.
The first mass-produced version of HONEYCERAM was registered with the National Museum of Nature and Science as an Essential Historical Material for Science and Technology.
NAS battery business received the Environmental Business Award at the eco japan cup 2009 event.

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