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Award history

2021
  • Received the Osaka Challenge Invention Award for “Lightning Memory” at the 2020 Osaka Superior Invention Awards.
2020
  • Received the Encouragement Award for the “No Power Supply Method Surge Counter” at the 2020 Awards for Distinguished Achievement in Electrical Engineering and Technology
2019
  • Commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan as a special envoy for TICAD public-private partnership promotion
  • Received the Grand Prix for “Protecting African Children from Lightning” at the 6th Knowledge Innovation Awards, Knowledge Capital Category
  • Recognized as an excellent corporation for health management by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2018
  • Received the Osaka Invention Association Chairman’s Award for “Non-destructive measurement method for lightning arresters using arc discharge” at the Kinki Regional Commendation for Invention in fiscal 2018.
  • Received the 63rd Shibusawa Award for the development and commercialization of polymer insulators for 6.6kV power distribution
  • Selected as a “Regional Future Driving Company” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
2017
  • Received the 65th Electrical Science and Technology Encouragement Award for the development of a lightning resistance device that takes into account the degradation characteristics of ZnO devices.
  • Received the Hyogo Prefecture Invention Prize at the Hyogo Prefecture Commendation for Inventions, etc. in fiscal 2009.
  • Honorary Advisor Hirotaka Yoshida received the Distinguished Service Award from the Osaka Institute of Invention and Innovation for his contribution to the management of the association over many years.
2016
  • Selected as “Hyogo’s Only One Company” by Hyogo Prefecture.
  • Received the Encouragement Award from the Japan Electrical Construction Industry Association for “SPD Signal for Coaxial Cable” at the JECA FAIR 2016 – 64th Electrical Construction Equipment and Materials Fair.
  • Osamu Yoshida, President and Representative Director, received the Chairman’s Award at the 27th Electrical Installation Society of Japan Awards.
  • President Osamu Yoshida received the Chairman’s Award at the 27th Electrical Installation Society of Japan Awards. z Received the Excellence Award at the 28th Small and Medium Enterprise Excellent New Technology and New Product Awards for the “direct lightning strike detection device for wind turbines.
  • Received the Silver Prize in the first section of the 67th National Calendar Exhibition.
2015
  • Received the 60th Shibusawa Award for the development of a limited current arc horn for 66kV power transmission.
  • Received the Incentive Award from the Director-General of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency for the “Powerless Surge Counter” at the Kinki Regional Commendation for Invention in 2015
  • Osamu Yoshida, President and Representative Director of the Company, received an award for longtime achievement in the electrical machinery industry from the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association.
  • President Osamu Yoshida received the Osaka Challenge Invention Award for the “Powerless Surge Counter” at the 2014 Osaka Superior Invention Awards.
  • Received the Encouragement Award for “Development and Commercialization of Surge Arresters for Devices with Disconnection Mechanism” at the 2015 Awards for Distinguished Achievement in Electrical Engineering.
2014
  • Received the Osaka Institute of Invention and Innovation Chairman’s Award for the “Lightning Arrester Contactor Joint Structure” at the 2014 Kinki Regional Commendation for Invention.
  • Received the Hyogo Prefecture Invention Promotion Achievement Award at the 2014 Hyogo Prefecture Invention Awards.
  • President and Representative Director Osamu Yoshida received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for his contributions to the development of companies with unique lightning protection technologies and to the dissemination, awareness-raising and social contribution of lightning protection.
  • Selected as “Next Global Niche” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in the 100 Best Global Niche Companies.
  • Received the Osaka Challenge Invention Award for the “Lightning Arrester Contactor Joint Structure” at the 2013 Osaka Superior Invention Awards.
2013
  • Received the 58th Shibusawa Award for the development of SPD with contract dimensions and lightning protection count SPD
  • Received the 61st Electrical Science and Technology Encouragement Award for the development and practical application of a zinc oxide varistor device with excellent surge withstand capacity and current charging characteristics
  • Osamu Yoshida, President and Representative Director, received the Osaka Prefecture Industrial Merit Award at the 2013 Constitution Day Governor’s Awards.
2012
  • Received the 57th Shibusawa Award for the development of the 22kV limited current arc horn.
  • Received the Osaka Invention Association Chairman’s Award for the development of a small lightning arrester for distribution boards at the 2012 Kinki Regional Commendation for Invention.
  • Received a special award from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for “Lightning Technology Center” at the 4th Japan Monodzukuri Grand Awards.
  • Received the Osaka Monodzukuri Invention Grand Prize for the “small lightning arrester for distribution boards” at the 2011 Osaka Superior Invention Awards.
2011
  • President Osamu Yoshida received the Industrial Meritorious Service Award from the Governor of Hyogo Prefecture.
  • Received the Chairman’s Award of the Industrial Safety and Health Research Institute for the “Lightning Protection Count SPD” at the 59th Electrical Construction Equipment and Materials Fair.
  • Received the Award of Excellence from the Japan Institute of Certified Management Accountants at the 2nd Business Innovation Awards.
  • The Hirosaki Plant received an award for excellence from the Director General of the Aomori Labor Bureau for its longstanding safety activities.
2008
Received the Osaka Branch Manager’s Award for “Lightning Protection Device” at the 2007 Kinki Regional Commendation for Invention.
2007
Received the Chairman’s Award of the National Federation of Small Business Associations at the 58th National Calendar Exhibition.
2006
Selected as one of the “300 Dynamic Monozukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs that Support the Japan of Tomorrow” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.
2005
Kyushu Plant received the Encouragement Award from the Fukuoka Labor Bureau for its safety activities over the years.
2004
Hirosaki Plant received the Safety and Health Department Chairman’s Award from the Hirosaki Labor Standards Association for its safety and health activities over the years.
2003
Chairman Hirotaka Yoshida received the Invention Encouragement Merit Award from the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.
2001
  • Received the Japan Patent Attorneys Association Chairman’s Encouragement Award for “Method of lightning resistance by lightning transformer” at the 2001 Kinki Regional Commendation for Invention.
  • Received the 46th Shibusawa Award for the development of the lightning resistant horn
1999
Awarded the Shibusawa Award for the development of surge shelter series
1998
  • Shigeru Kimura, Advisor, received the Medal with Yellow Ribbon for his outstanding contribution to the field of lightning protection and lightning prevention.
  • Arrester 10 received the Encouragement Award at the 46th Electrical Construction Equipment and Materials Fair.
1996
Arrester with motion display wins the Mayor of Osaka Award at the 44th Electrical Construction Equipment and Materials Fair.
1994
Received the Osaka Mayor’s Award for the development of a simple lightning arrester tester for power distribution at the 42nd Electrical Construction Equipment and Materials Fair.
1993
  • Received the Science and Technology Agency Director-General’s Award for the development of lightning protection technology for power distribution lines and semiconductor equipment application systems.
  • Hirotaka Yoshida received the Long Service Award from the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association.
1992
  • Received the 37th Shibusawa Award for the development of low-voltage LGL arresters for indoor use
  • Received the 40th Ohm Technology Award for the development of lightning protection technology for semiconductor equipment application systems
1991
Received the 36th Shibusawa Award for the development of life limiter
1989
  • Received the 45th Electrical Science Promotion Award from the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan for “Lightning Damage and Countermeasures”.
  • Received the 34th Shibusawa Award for the development of the surge shelter from the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association
1984
  • Received the Kinki Region Invention Encouragement Award for the automatic arrester disconnection device from the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
  • Received the Osaka Outstanding Invention Award in 1959.
1981
Received the Shibusawa Award for the AT-6 lightning arrester simple tester.
1977
Kametaro Yoshida received the Long Service Award from the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association for his contribution to the development of the electrical industry.
1973
CA-6A received the Mayor of Osaka Award at the 19th National Excellent Electrical Installation Materials Exhibition.
1972
  • Received a courtesy call from an excellent declaration corporation.
  • Received the Shibusawa Award and the Director-General’s Award of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency at the 17th National Excellent Electrical Equipment and Materials Exhibition for the PC-1 type optical sound detector.
1967
Kametaro Yoshida, President, awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, 4th class.
1966
Received the Shibusawa Award for the development of low-voltage P-valve surge arresters.
1963
Received the Chairman’s Award of the Electrical Construction Equipment Association of Japan for the AT-6 Arrester Simple Test Equipment at the 8th National Excellent Electrical Construction Equipment and Materials Exhibition.
1962
Received the first prize for technical encouragement for the low-voltage P-valve surge arrester at the 7th All-Japan Excellent Electrical Equipment and Materials Exhibition.
1961
PC-A3/6C type P-valve lightning arrester receives the Osaka Mayor’s Award at the 5th National Excellent Electrical Equipment and Materials Exhibition.
1960
President Kametaro Yoshida was awarded the Medal with Blue Ribbon for his contribution to the development of P-Valve Arrester.
1957
Received the 1957 National Invention Implementation Award from the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation for the commercialization of the P valve arrester.