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Company Name READ Co.,Ltd
Head Office Yokohama Landmark Tower, 43F, Minato Mirai 2-2-1, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-8143
JapanTEL: (81)-045-227-2011 (main switchboard)
CEO Yosuke Nabeya
Director Mitsuhiro Kataoka
Company Established April 21, 1973
Capital \JPN60 million
Number of Employees 175
Business Type Manufacture and sale of diamond tools

Historical Record

April, 1973 Current President establishes the corporation.
August, 1974 Establishment of corporation in Midori-ku, Yokohama.
November, 1975 Commenced manufacturing diamond tools at the Kurokawa-mura plant in Niigata.
June, 1979 Established a NIS READ.
December, 1981 Established a new plant at the present location in Niigata.
August, 1984 Established Osaka business site.
May, 1985 Developed an ultra-thin dicing blade (trade name: RUT(TM)).
October, 1986 Released high-performance ceramic bond grind stone (trade name: CR wheel(TM)).
March, 1988 Established Sendai business site.
December, 1990 Research and development corporation fosterage funded “development of the high-performance micro abrasive grain grind stone 1990”.
September, 1991 Established Nagoya business site.
December, 1993 Released a high-cutting and high-precision blade with a new structure (trade name: LAM(TM)).
February, 1994 Yokohama City awards a small and medium-sized enterprise research and development grant for “development of a new type diamond CBN sintered body”.
May, 1994 Released an abrasion-resistant high-precision blade (trade name: ELF(TM)).
January, 1995 Established Hong Kong branch.
February, 1995 Released ultra-precise integrated forming multi (trade name: SHP multi(TM)).
September, 1995 Bought out affiliate subsidiary, ‘NICE LEAD Co., Ltd.’ thereby increasing production equipment output of Sendai plant by threefold.
December, 1995 Headquarters moved to Shin-yokohama 2, Kohoku-ku, and Yokohama.
September, 1997 Published a light accumulation material ‘R-Bright’ in newspapers, which was developed through a university-business alliance.
October, 1997 Received the Takagi Prize for “A study on ultra-precision mirror grinding using ultra-particulate diamond wheel” from the Precise Measurement Technique Promoting Foundation.
February, 1999 Niigata plant and development laboratory obtains ISO9001 certification.
December, 1999 Established Manila Representive Office.
March, 2000 Released an ultra-rigid blade (trade name: DCC(TM)).
June, 2000 Released a semiconductor device CMP (chemical mechanical polishing) dresser having longer operating life and corrosion resistance (trade name: CSD(TM)).
July, 2001 Released various ceramic and metal porous bodies (trade name: porous body(TM)).
September, 2001 Niigata and Sendai plants and development laboratories obtain ISO14001 certification.
February, 2004 Sendai plant obtains ISO9001 certification.
April, 2004 Released a new method CMP dresser (trade name: REV(TM)).
September, 2004 Released a high-quality bond grind stone (trade name: HAL(TM)).
December, 2004 Presentation given at SEMICON Japan 2004.
August, 2005 Commenced commercial production of diamond fixed abrasive grain wire (trade name: ROW(TM)).
December, 2005 Presentation given at SEMICON Japan 2005.
September, 2006 Established Bangkok Representive Office.
December, 2006 Presentation given at SEMICON Japan 2006.
December, 2006 Received a courtesy call from Kanagawa prefecture as READ establishes excellent corporate revenue for the forth consecutive year in the 20 year history of the product.
September, 2007 Established Kanazawa business site.
November, 2007 Moved corporate headquarters to Yokohama Landmark Tower.
December, 2007 Released a cutting grind stone for difficult-to-machine layered materials (trade name: TMC(TM)).
December, 2007 Released BG wheel for ultra-mirror like finishing (trade name: HAL-BG(TM)).
December, 2007 Presentation given at SEMICON Japan 2007.
January, 2008 Presentation given at 9th IC packaging technology expo.
January, 2008 Released ultra-rigid blade (trade name: NOA(TM)).
June, 2008 It is elected, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry "300 energetic making companies".
December, 2008 Presentation given at SEMICON Japan 2008.
June, 2009 Presentation given at PV Japan 2009.
December, 2009 Presentation given at SEMICON Japan 2009.
May, 2014 Established Kanto Branch Office, Development Laboratory.
Oct, 2014 Established R2 Plant.
May, 2015 Established R3 Plant.
Sep, 2015 Established "New Market Development Center".

Address Summary

Headquarters Yokohama Landmark Tower, 43F, Minato Mirai 2-2-1, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-8143 Japan
TEL: (045)-227-2011(main switchboard) FAX: 045-227-3627
Yokohama Service Office Yokohama Landmark Tower, 43F, Minato Mirai 2-2-1, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-8143 Japan
TEL: (045)-228-2311(main switchboard) FAX: 045-227-3627
Sendai ServiceOffice 144-7, Aza Tateuchi, Ohkumausibukuro, Watari-cho, Watari-gun, Miyagi 989-2302 Japan
TEL: (81)-0223-34-9181 (main switchboard) FAX: (81)-0223-34-8530
Nagoya Service Office Fifth Floor, Aoi Building , 3-12-7, Aoi, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 461-0004 Japan
TEL: (81)-052-933-1670 (main switchboard) FAX: (81)-052-933-1673
Hong Kong Branch Workshop 2 on 22nd Floor, Technology Plaza, No.651 King's Road、Hong Kong
TEL: (852)-2314-4440 FAX: (852)-2302-4011
Bangkok Representive Office Room no. 1004, 10th Floor, Yada Building, 56 Silom Rd., Suriyawongse, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 THAILAND
TEL. (66) 2-632-9933  FAX. (66) 2-632-9935
Niigata Plant 32, Kurokawa, Tainai, Niigata 959-2807 Japan
TEL: (81)-0254-47-3011 (main switchboard) FAX: (81)-0254-47-3012
Sendai Plant 144-7, Aza Tateuchi, Ohkumausibukuro, Watari-cho, Watari-gun, Miyagi 989-2302 Japan
TEL: (81)-0223-34-4171 (main switchboard) FAX: (81)-0223-34-8286
R2 Plant 68-4, Aza Kitsunesaku, Komagamine, Shinchi-machi, Souma-gun, Fukushima 979-2611 Japan
TEL: (81)-0244-32-1970 (main switchboard)
R3 Plant 19-2 Iidoi, Suginome, Shinchi-machi, Souma-gun, Fukushima 979-2706 Japan
TEL:(81)-0244-26-4441 Fax:(81)-0244-26-4442
Development Laboratory 144-7, Aza Tateuchi, Ohkumausibukuro, Watari-cho, Watari-gun, Miyagi 989-2302 Japan
TEL: (81)-0223-34-8531 (main switchboard) FAX: (81)-0223-34-8530
New Market Development Center Ippanzaidanhoujin Kikaishinkoukyoukai, Gijutsukenkyuujo Jikkentounai,
1-1-12, Hachiman-cho, Higashi-Kurume, Tokyo 203-0042
TEL: (81)-90-5510-9989
Sendai Plant and Development Laboratory
Sendai Plant and Development Laboratory
Niigata Plant
Niigata Plant
R2 Plant
R2 Plant
R3 Plant
R3 Plant