Nippon Electric Glass
|Traded as||TYO: 5214|
Nikkei 225 Component
|Founded||(December 1, 1949)|
|Headquarters||7-1, Seiran 2-chome, Ōtsu, Shiga 520-8639, Japan|
(Chairman of the Board)
|Revenue||US$ 2.4 billion (FY 2013) (¥ 252.54 billion) (FY 2013)|
|US$ 118.2 million (FY 2013) (¥ 12.43 billion) (FY 2013)|
Number of employees
|5,275 (consolidated as of June 2014)|
|Footnotes / references|
Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (日本電気硝子株式会社, Nippon Denki Garasu Kabushiki-gaisha), also known as NEG, is a Japanese glass manufacturer. The company is a manufacturer of glass for flat panel displays (FPD). It has about 20% share in the world's production of glass for liquid crystal displays (LCD).
- 1944: Established with investment from NEC Corporation and other companies.
- 1949: Separated from NEC, and Nippon Electric Glass was founded as an independent company.
- 1951: Successfully began use of the Danner process to form glass tubing automatically; initiated mass production.
- 1956: Started continuous production of glass tubing using a tank furnace.
- 1965: Started production of black-and-white CRT glass.
- 1968: Started production of color CRT glass.
- 1973: Company stock listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) and Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) (Second Section).
- 1974: Started production of thin sheet glass for LCDs.
- 1983: Company stock transferred to the First Section of the TSE and OSE.
- 1988: Started CRT glass operations in the US via joint venture with O-I Glass. (Techneglas)
- 1998: Started production of PDP substrate glass using the float process.
- 1999: Acquired ISO 14001 certification for all plants in Japan.
- 1999: Started production of LCD substrate glass by the overflow process.
- 2004: Ended CRT glass production in the US and Mexico.
- 2010: Started production of substrate glass for solar cells.
- 2017: Acquired three of the largest fiberglass factories in the world from PPG, the largest of which being in Shelby, North Carolina.
Glass for display devices
Glass for electronic devices
Building materials, heat-resistant glass
Glassmaking and processing machinery
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- "Company Summary". Google Finance. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
- "Corporate Financials". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
- "Display Glass: Bigger, Thinner, and Stronger". Society for Information Display. January 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
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- "Company History". Nippon Electric Glass. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
- "PPG Reaches Agreement with Nippon Electric Glass for Sale of Remaining Fiberglass Operations". Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
- Official website (in English)
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