History

For 100 years Hochiki has led the way in the design and manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions.

 

Our History Timeline

The dates below have been carefully identified as some of the key events in Hochiki’s history and together help identify who Hochiki are today.

 

April 2, 1918

Japan’s first fire alarm manufacturer was established under the corporate name of “Tokyo Hochiki Co., Ltd.” at Yurakucho, Kojimachi-ku (now Chiyoda-ku), Tokyo under the investments mainly by life insurance companies.  The prospectus tells us that the Company had been established for the purpose of “manufacturing fire, theft and other alarms and selling modern fire-fighting machinery.”

     

1920

 

The world’s first addressable fire alarm system was installed by Hochiki Corporation.

     

1951

 

Hochiki produced a rate-of-rise heat detector & succeeded developing an automatic fire detector.

     

1967

 

Hochiki develop an ionisation detector.

     

1972

 

Tokyo Hochiki Co. Ltd became Hochiki Corporation and Hochiki America Corporation opened in the USA.

     

1973

 

An intrinscially safe fire alarm system was developed.

     

1975

 

Hochiki detectors first sold in the UK.

     

1993

 

Hochiki Europe office opened in Gillingham, Kent.

     

1995

 

Hochiki Corporation opened one of the largest testing facilities in the world.

     

1996

 

Hochiki developed the highly reliable and robust ESP protocol.

     

1997

 

Hochiki Singapore Branch Office was opened.

   

2001

 

Hochiki representative office opened in Beijing.

     

2010

 

Hochiki release UK’s first intelligent emergency lighting system, FIREscape.

     

2011

 

Hochiki Australia opened.

     

2012

 

The Hochiki Group acquired Kentec Electronics and Hochiki de Mexico S.A. de C.V. was established.

     

2013

 

Hochiki Middle East opened in Dubai.

2013

 

Hochiki (Thailand) Co. Ltd opened in Bangkok, Thailand.

2013

 

Hochiki Jakarta Rep. Office opened in Jakarta, Indonesia.

     

2014

 

Hochiki Asia Pacific Pte Ltd established.

2014

 

Hochiki India Branch Office opened in New Delhi.

     

2017

 

Hochiki Ho Chi Minh Rep. Office opened in HCMC, Vietnam.

2017

 

Hochiki Italia established in Verona, Italy. Hochiki release the innovative L@titude fire panel.

     

2018

 

Hochiki release the ACD-E, CO multi-sensor.

     

2019

 

Hochiki Manila Rep. Office opened in Manila, Philippines.

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