History

In 1965, we established Nippon Wiper Blade Co., Ltd. in Yonoshi, Saitama (present-day Saitama-shi), as a leading Japanese wiper manufacturer through investments from four Japanese wiper manufacturers at the time and J. Osawa Group Co., Ltd. in order to enter into a technical assistance agreementwith British company Trico Folberth Ltd.

At the time, Trico Folberth Ltd. had a rule of signing a technical assistance agreement with “one company in a single country.”

All employees during the company’s inauguration.
Completion of the primary factory
Assembly line at the time
View of the engineering guidance
Completion of the primary factory
Assembly line at the time
View of the engineering guidance
  • 1960's
    • 1965
      Technical assistance agreement concluded with Trico-Folberth Ltd.(UK)
    • 1966
      NWB wiper assembly mounted to Mazda Luce as standard equipment Genuine parts contracts concluded with other automobile manufacturers, including Toyota and Nissan
  • 1970's
    • 1971
      Winter Blade introduced to market
    • 1974
      Wiper blade For the 'SHINKANSEN' bullet train and express put on sale
      Total wiper blade and arm production exceeded 100million units
    • 1976
      Pouder spray paint starts
  • 1980's
    • 1982
      Release a Tournament type blade
    • 1984
      Automatic wiper blade assembly line starts
    • 1987
      Korea Wiper Blade Co.,Ltd. established
  • 1990's
    • 1990
      Technical assistance agreement concluded with Torico Products Corporation of USA
    • 1991
      Kazo plant, Co-located with company headquarters, begins operation
    • 1995
      Nippon Wiper Blade(M)Sdn.Bhd. established in Malaysia
      Total Wiper blade and arm production exceeds 1,000 million units
    • 1996
      NWB USA, Inc. established
    • 1998
      NWB USA, Inc. starts operation
      KWB becomes a subsidiary company from a joint concern
    • 1999
      Obtained QS-9000 and ISO9001 Certifications Nippon Wiper Blade Co., Ltd.
      Release Rear Resin Wiper
  • Since 2000
    • 2000
      Obtained ISO14001 Certifications Nippon Wiper Blade Co., Ltd.
    • 2001
      Die casting plant construction completed
    • 2002
      Release wiper blades with more durability on coated glass
    • 2013
      Developed the Warehouse next to our head office and started transferring.
    • 2014
      Opened the "Wiper Show Room" in our head office
    • 2015
      50th Anniversary