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RIKEN KEIKI Co., Ltd. was established in 1939 to commercialize and mass produce optical interferometric combustible gas detectors designed by the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), which was Japan’s first scientific research institution and subsequently designated a National Research and Development Agency. These detectors were designed to avoid the oil tanker explosions that were a common occurrence in the 1920s.

Since then, through the independent development and supply of industrial gas detection and alarm equipment and various sensors, we’ve played an important societal role in safeguarding industrial workers from the various hazards as well as disasters associated with gases.

Changes in society to the present day have led to steady growth in the need for gas detection and alarm equipment. Demand for such has expanded beyond workplaces handling petroleum, liquefied natural gas (LNG), nuclear power, hydrogen and other energy sources into fields such as semiconductor plants, steel mills, construction and civil engineering sites, shipping and shipbuilding facilities, and response facilities for natural disasters.

We adhere to the enduring theme described in our management philosophy: realizing environments in which people can work with peace of mind. Under an integrated organization combining research and development with production, sales, and after-sales service, we’re committed to enhancing core competences in gas sensor technologies and product development while delivering high performance, high quality products that safeguard lives and property from the invisible hazards posed by gases. In addition to ongoing efforts to ensure health and safety in the face of industrial risks and other risks around the world, we’re committed to the practice of sustainable management to fulfill our social responsibilities.

President Tetsuya Matsumoto