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JPY 108.8 billion (FY 2016) (US$ 1 billion) (FY 2016)

Net income

JPY 4.1 billion (FY 2016) (US$ 37.9 million) (FY 2016)

Number of employees

5,097 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2017)

Website Official website

Footnotes / references [1][2]

Noritake
Noritake
Co., Limited (株式会社ノリタケカンパニーリミテド, Kabushiki-gaisha Noritake
Noritake
Kanpanī Rimitedo), commonly known as "Noritake," is a tableware and technology company headquartered in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Contents

1 History 2 Overseas 3 References 4 Literature 5 External links

History[edit]

Noritake
Noritake
porcelain (1920s)

In 1876, Ichizaemon Morimura VI and his brother Toyo founded Morimura Gumi with the intent of establishing overseas trading by a Japanese company. By 1878, Toyo had established a business in New York selling Japanese antiques and other goods, including pottery. The company was renamed Morimura Brothers in 1881. By the 1890s, the company had shifted from retail to wholesale operations and started working on design improvements for the pottery and porcelain ware, which had become one third of its business. By 1899, all of the pottery and porcelain decorating factories in Tokyo and Kyoto had been consolidated in Nagoya, and the company started research on creating European style hard white porcelain in Japan.[3][4][5] In 1904, key members of this trading company created the Nippon Toki Kaisha, Ltd. ("the Company that makes Japan's Finest China") in Japan.[5] A new factory was built in Noritake, near Nagoya (now Noritake-shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi). In 1914 the company succeeded in creating their first Western style dinner set, called "Sedan", to compete with European porcelain companies.[3][4] Nippon Toki wares were mostly aimed at the European Market. This forerunner of the modern Noritake
Noritake
Company was founded in the village of Noritake, a small suburb near Nagoya, Japan. Most of the company’s early wares carried one of the various “Nippon” back stamps to indicate its country of origin when exported to Western markets.[5] Today, many collectors agree that the best examples of “Nippon-era” (1891–1921) hand painted porcelain carry a back stamp used by "Noritake" during the Nippon era.[citation needed]

Noritake
Noritake
porcelain (2009)

By 1923, Nippon Toki was looking to streamline its paperwork using machines to handle large orders coming in from the United States, and was impressed by the Hollereth tabulating machines manufactured by the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company
Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company
(CTR). In May 1925, Morimura-Brothers entered into a sole agency agreement with CTR (which had been renamed IBM
IBM
in 1924) to import the Hollerith machines into Japan. The first Hollerith tabulator in Japan
Japan
was installed at Nippon Pottery in September 1925, making Noritake
Noritake
IBM
IBM
customer #1 in Japan.[3][6][7] In 1939, Noritake
Noritake
started selling industrial grinding wheels based on its porcelain finishing technology. It now provides ceramic and diamond grinding and abrasive solutions for many industries.[4] Other products currently manufactured by Noritake, also derived from its core tableware manufacturing technologies, include thick film circuit substrates, engineering ceramics, ceramic powder, and vacuum fluorescent displays,[8] as well as heating furnaces and kilns, mixing technology, filtration systems, and cutting and grinding machines.[9] Although consumers and collectors alike have called the tableware, "Noritake" (and/or simply, "Nippon") since the late 1920s, the Japanese parent company did not officially change its name to the Noritake
Noritake
Co., Limited until 1981. Evidently, since Noritake
Noritake
is the name of a place, the company was initially prohibited from registering the name as a trade name.<[5] The Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
in Nagoya features the production of its ceramics. Overseas[edit] Australia Noritake
Noritake
Australia Pty Ltd was established in 1958 and it is owned by Noritake
Noritake
Co., Limited. By the late 1960s Noritake
Noritake
brand had become a household name.[citation needed] Noritake
Noritake
is an official in-flight supplier to Qantas
Qantas
Airways and the brand has worked together with the airline and Australian designer Marc Newson
Marc Newson
to create a crockery range for Qantas
Qantas
International First and Business. Noritake
Noritake
Australia also distributes industrial grinding wheels in the Australian market.[citation needed] References[edit]

^ "Corporate Profile". noritake.co.jp. Noritake. Retrieved 2017-09-04.  ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc.
Retrieved 2017-09-04.  ^ a b c "History". morimura.co.jp. Morimura Brothers, Inc. Retrieved 2014-02-01.  ^ a b c "History of Noritake". noritake.co.jp. Noritake. Retrieved 2014-02-01.  ^ a b c d Frederiksen, Dale; Page, Bob; Six, Dean (2001-04-01). Noritake
Noritake
- Jewel of the Orient. Replacements, Ltd. ISBN 978-1-889977-11-9.  ^ "History of Innovation on the 75th anniversary of founding IBM Japan". ibm.com. IBM. Retrieved 2014-02-01.  ^ " IBM
IBM
Highlights, 1885–1969" (PDF). ibm.com. IBM. Retrieved 2014-02-01.  ^ "Ceramics and Materials". noritake.co.jp. Noritake. Retrieved 2014-02-01.  ^ "Engineering". noritake.co.jp. Noritake. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 

Literature[edit]

Neff Alden, Aimee, Collector Books. Collector's Encyclopedia of Early Noritake. 1995 Morikawa, Takahir, Maria Shobo Co., Ltd. Masterpieces of Early Noritake. 2003 Spain, David H., Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. Noritake
Noritake
Collectibles A to Z.. 1995. Collecting Noritake
Noritake
A to Z, Art Deco & More, 1999 Noritake
Noritake
Fancyware A to Z, 2002 Art Deco Noritake
Noritake
& More, 2004 Van Patten, Joan, Collector Books. The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Nippon Porcelain, Second Series, 1982. The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Noritake, 1984 (2000). Van Patten’s ABC’s of Collecting Nippon Porcelain, 2005.

External links[edit]

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Japan
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