History

Here is are history as a nozzle manufacturer from its origin in Japan until its expansion worldwide.

1954

Established as a trading company in Osaka, Japan

1954---Foundation-of-IKEUCHI

1961

Developed the world’s first ceramic tip nozzle CERJET®

Opened first plant in Kure city, Hiroshima, Japan

1961-CERJET®

1964

Developed high pressure cleaning and descaling nozzles DSP series

1964-DSP-nozzle

1973

Developed and began production of metal spray nozzles

1973-Metal-spray-nozzles

1975

Developed full cone nozzles with uniform distribution and minimal clogging

1975-Full-cone-spray-nozzles

1979

Invention of ultra-fine fog nozzles AKIJet® patented worldwide

Opened second plant in Nishiwaki city, Hyogo, Japan

1979-AKIJet

1980

Invention of the innovative Dry Fog humidifier AKIMist® using AKIJet®

1980-AKIMist-D

1983

Developed spray nozzles for steel making industry to optimize the cooling process for continuous casting machines

Opened third plant in Kure city, Hiroshima, Japan

1983-Spray-nozzles-for-steelmaking-industry

1984

Developed plastic nozzles for electronic industry

1984-UVVP-plastic-nozzles-for-electronics-industry

1985

Developed CERTIIM®, injection-molded version of CERJET®

1985-CERTIIM

1987

Established subsidiary company Ikeuchi Taiwan Co., Ltd. in Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.

1987-IKEUCHI-Taiwan

1990

Founded world’s first specialized “humidification” division with industrial humidification AirAKI®

1990-AirAKI

Developed self-cleaning nozzle MOMOJet®

1990-MOMOJet

1991

Developed pneumatic nozzle header with BIMV nozzles for steel surface treatment

1991-BIMV

1997

Received Achievement Award from The Institute of Electrostatics Japan for development of anti-static system

1997-Achievement-Award-from-The-Institute-of-Electrostatics-Japan

1998

Developed gas cooling nozzles GSIM for incineration plants

1998-GSIM

2000

Developed large capacity pneumatic nozzles GBIM with low air-water ratio

Developed quick detachable nozzles

2000-GBIM

2001

Developed descaling nozzle TDSS for steel making industry

Established Shanghai Office in P.R. China

2001-TDSS-nozzle

2003

Developed self-cleaning filter ARS Filter

Expanded the plant in Nishiwaki city, Japan

2003-ARS-2500-Filter

2005

Developed fog cooling fan unit COOLJetter®

Established affiliate company IKEUCHI VIETNAM CO., LTD. in Hanoi, Vietnam

2005-COOLJetter

2006

Developed fog cooling system “LYOHM System®” as effective solution against the heat-island phenomenon
Established joint affiliate company IKEUCHI (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. in Shanghai. China and affiliate company IKEUCHI USA, INC. in Ohio, USA

 

2006-LYOHM-System

2008

Developed energy-saving humidifier AKIMist®”E” equipped with new Dry Fog Nozzle AKI03
Established affiliate company IKEUCHI EUROPE B.V. in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2008-AKIMist®-E

2010

Launched “Cooling Division” specializing for industrial cooling

2010-Cooling-Division

2011

Developed CoolBIM® for cooling and humidification in greenhouses without wetting crops

2011-CoolBIM

2012

Developed Semi-Dry Fog® inlet air cooling system for increasing power output and fuel economy

Established Suzhou branch and Tianjin branch of IKEUCHI (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.

 

2012-Semi-Dry-Fog-inlet-air-cooling-system

2013

Developed energy-saving, large space cooling system COOLJetter® Dome

Developed Semi-Dry Fog® indoor cooling/humidification system COOLJetter® ULM

Developed Semi-Dry Fog® humidification unit ULM® for humidity control in living spaces (facilities, hospitals, etc.)

Developed AirULM®, energy-saving, high-pressure hydraulic humidification system

Established affiliate company PT. IKEUCHI INDONESIA in Jakarta, Indonesia

 

2013-AirULM

2013-ULM

2014

Developed COOLSAVE-D for cooling air-conditioner outdoor units

2014-COOLSAVE-D

2016

Establish Shenzhen branch of IKEUCHI (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.

Established local offices in Turkey, Thailand, and Abu Dhabi

2016-CoolPescon

2017

Developed Dry-Fog HIGHNOW® backpack-style disinfection and deodorization device.

2018

Developed Clezia® hypochlorous acid water and strong alkaline water generator.
Established SIAM IKEUCHI CO., LTD. in Bangkok, Thailand.
Established Wuhan branch of IKEUCHI (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. in China.

 

2019

Opened Nishiwaki Kamihie Factory in Hyogo, Japan.