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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 JPY 60 million
Number of Employees 190
Business Type Manufacture and sale of diamond tools

Our History

Apr. 1973 Founder established the corporation.
Aug. 1974 Establishment of corporation in Midori-ku, Yokohama.
Nov. 1975 Commenced manufacturing diamond tools at the Kurokawa-mura plant in Niigata.
Jun. 1979 Established a NIS READ.
Dec. 1981 Established a new plant at the present location in Niigata.
May 1985 Developed an ultra-thin dicing blade (trade name: RUT(TM)).
Oct. 1986 Released high-performance ceramic bond grind stone (trade name: CR wheel(TM)).
Mar. 1988 Established Sendai Service Office.
Dec. 1990 Venture Enterprise Center granted debt guarantee for “development of the high-performance micro abrasive grain grind stone 1990”.
Sep. 1991 Established Nagoya Service Office.
Dec. 1993 Released a high-cutting and high-precision blade with a new structure (trade name: LAM(TM)).
Feb. 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)).
Jan. 1995 Established Hong Kong Branch.
Feb. 1995 Released ultra-precise integrated forming multi (trade name: SHP multi (TM)).
Sep. 1995 Bought out affiliate subsidiary, ‘NIS READ Co., Ltd.’ thereby increasing production equipment output of Sendai Plant by threefold.
Dec. 1995 Moved Headquarters to Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama.
Sep. 1997 Published a light accumulation material ‘R-Bright’ in newspapers, which was developed through a university-business alliance.
Oct. 1997 Awarded the Takagi Prize for “A study on ultra-precision mirror grinding using ultra-particulate diamond wheel” by the Precise Measurement Technique Promoting Foundation.
Feb. 1999 Niigata Plant and Development Laboratory obtained ISO9001 certification.
Dec. 1999 Established Manila Representative Office.
Mar. 2000 Released an ultra-rigid blade (trade name: DCC(TM)).
Jun. 2000 Released a semiconductor device CMP (chemical mechanical polishing) dresser having longer operating life and corrosion resistance (trade name: CSD(TM)).
Jul. 2001 Released various ceramic and metal porous bodies (trade name: porous body(TM)).
Sep. 2001 Niigata Plant, Sendai Plant and Development Laboratories obtained ISO14001 certification.
Feb. 2004 Sendai Plant obtained ISO9001 certification.
Apr. 2004 Released a new method CMP dresser (trade name: REV(TM)).
Sep. 2004 Released a high-quality bond grind stone (trade name: HAL(TM)).
Aug. 2005 Commenced commercial production of diamond fixed abrasive grain wire (trade name: ROW(TM)).
Sep. 2006 Established Bangkok Representative Office.
Dec. 2006 Received a courtesy call from Kanagawa prefecture as READ establishes excellent corporate revenue for the forth consecutive year in the 20 years history of the product.
Nov. 2007 Moved Headquarters to Yokohama Landmark Tower, Nishi-ku, Yokohama
Dec. 2007 Released a cutting grind stone for difficult-to-machine layered materials (trade name: TMC(TM)).
Dec. 2007 Released BG wheel for ultra-mirror like finishing (trade name: HAL-BG(TM)).
Jan. 2008 Released ultra-rigid blade (trade name: NOA(TM)).
Jun. 2008 Selected as one of “Japan’s 300 energetic manufacturing companied” by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Nov. 2011 Established R1 Plant in Sendai Plant
Nov. 2011 Received a courtesy call from Kanagawa prefecture as READ establishes excellent corporate revenue for the fifth consecutive year in the 25 years history of the product.
Feb. 2012 Awarded “Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award” by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
May 2014 Established Kanto Branch Office, Development Laboratory.
Oct. 2014 Established R2 Plant in Shinchi, Fukushima
May 2015 Established R3 Plant in Shinchi, Fukushima
Sep. 2016 R2 Plant and R3 Plant obtained ISO9001/14001 certification.

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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→Access Map
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
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→Access Map

Niigata Plant

32, Kurokawa, Tainai, Niigata 959-2807 Japan
TEL: (81)-0254-47-3011 (main switchboard) FAX: (81)-0254-47-3012

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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

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R2 Plant

68-4, Aza Kitsunesaku, Komagamine, Shinchi-machi, Souma-gun, Fukushima 979-2611 Japan
TEL: (81)-0244-32-1970 (main switchboard)

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R3 Plant

19-2 Iidoi, Suginome, Shinchi-machi, Souma-gun, Fukushima 979-2706 Japan
TEL:(81)-0244-26-4441
Fax:(81)-0244-26-4442

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