Company Data

Company Name JFE Advantech Co., Ltd.
Established November 14, 1973
(spun off from Kawasaki Steel, now JFE Steel, as a subsidiary company)
Capital 319,500,000 yen (100% owned by JFE Steel Corporation)
President Takuya Yoshii
Head Office 3-48 Takahata-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663-8202
Employees About 290
Annual sales About 6 billion yen

Products & Services

Water Environment Division Submerged level detectors, weir-type flowmeters, optical water level detectors, city water analyzer, dual scattered-light sludge density meters, optical dissolved meters, electromagnetic flow velocity/direction meters
Ocean and River Instruments Division CTDs, comprehensive water quality meters, salinity meters, DO meters, chlorophyll meters, turbidity meters, electromagnetic flow velocity meters, ultrasonic river flowmeters (ATENAS flow measurement systems)
Measuring and Diagnosis Division On-line machine diagnosis systems, machine diagnosis instruments, vibrometers, dielectric degradation testing systems, ultrasonic thickness gauges, ultrasonic hardness testers
Weighing System Division Weighing systems, load cells, truck scales, crane scales, belt weighers, constant feeders, specialized weighers


April, 1944 Takamatsu branch plant of Kawasaki Heavy Industries' Steel Works in Hyogo begins production of weighing devices.
April, 1949 Kawasaki Heavy Industries begins production of thermal control gauges.
August, 1950 Kawasaki Heavy Industries spins off its Steel Works Section as Kawasaki Steel Corporation, an independent company. Kawasaki Steel company inherited the thermal control gauges section from Kawasaki Heavy Industries and started production of thermal control gauges factory.
October, 1951 The Fukiai Factory's Gauge Production Section and the Hyogo Factory's Weight Measurement Production Section merge, creating the Measuring and Weighing Instruments Production Works in Kobe's Fukiai Ward.
October, 1960 The Measuring and Weighing Instruments Production Works relocates to 3-48 Takahatacho in Nishinomiya city.
November, 1973 The Measuring and Weighing Instruments Production Works Section of Kawasaki Steel Corporation is spun off into Kawatetsu Metrological Equipment and Vending-machine Co., Ltd., a subsidiary company.
November, 1977 Fukuoka Sales Office opens.
November, 1986 Nagoya Sales Office opens.
January, 1988 The company is renamed Kawatetsu Advantech Co., Ltd.
February, 1992 Sendai Sales Office opens.
June, 1994 Okayama Sales Office opens.
August, 1995 The company is certified as ISO 9001 registered.
April, 1996 Approved as a Designated Manufacturing Business Operator under the Measurement Act.
April, 2000 The departmentalization system is adopted.
August, 2000 East Japan Service Center and West Japan Service Center open.
April, 2003 The JFE Group is established. The company becomes a member of the JFE Steel Corporation Group.
April, 2004 The company name is changed to JFE Advantech Co., Ltd.
September, 2007 Tokyo Sales Office upgraded to Tokyo Head Office, Premises are relocated to Kuramae in Taito-ku.
September, 2008 Acquired management rights of Alec Electronics Co., Ltd.
Company name changed to JFE Alec Co., Ltd.
April, 2010 JFE Advantech Co.,Ltd. and JFE Alec Co., Ltd. merged into JFE Advantech Co.,Ltd.