DID DAIICHI DENZAI DID DAIICHI DENZAI

HISTORY of DID DID HISTORY DID has developed in response to a constantly changing demand for electric wires, expanding our line of products and increasing the number of our branches.
The history of DID is closely correlated to the development of our customers, i.e. leading electronics equipment manufacturers in Japan.

In 1968, DID got off to what seemed like a good start amid Japan’s rapid economic growth that had continued from the 50s. However, in the early 70s, soon after the company’s establishment, DID faced a series of crises such as the recession following the Nixon shock and material shortages due to the oil crisis. The key to surmounting these problems was DID’s business philosophy of providing customers with value-added products. In addition, DID’s profound meticulousness developed during the depression has allowed DID to realize debt-free operation until today. The first few years from the foundation of the company was the time when the basis for DID’s success was formed.

1969

June

Changed its Name to Daiichi Denzai Kabushiki Kaisha (DID) and Moved to Setagaya, Tokyo

1968

March

Founded as Daiichi Denzai Shokai, an Electronic Equipment Power Supply Vendor, in Mitaka, Tokyo

Hisami Umezawa, the current chairman, founded Daiichi Denzai Shokai after having worked for an electric insulating materials processing company. DDS started as a trading company distributing wires and cables, as DID is today. The office had an area only of just over 13 square meters, and there were only 2 employees, both of whom were Hisami’s relatives. Hisami started his company with one desk, one telephone, and a car for making deliveries.

1971

July

Being a Pioneer of Multicore Cable Standardization, DID Started Sales of own Multicore Cable Products

DID made a big leap owing to the major success of its V2S multicore cables, compatible with Amphenol 57 series connectors, which were developed the previous year.

1973

July

Moved to Komae, Tokyo, and Built a Brand-New Head Office

DID had been blessed with loyal customers and the number continued to grow. The company bought land for construction of the head office, and the desire that Hisami had had from the founding of the company to have a company-owned building was realized.

1968

March

Founded as Daiichi Denzai Shokai, an Electronic Equipment Power Supply Vendor, in Mitaka, Tokyo

Hisami Umezawa, the current chairman, founded Daiichi Denzai Shokai after having worked for an electric insulating materials processing company. DDS started as a trading company distributing wires and cables, as DID is today. The office had an area only of just over 13 square meters, and there were only 2 employees, both of whom were Hisami’s relatives. Hisami started his company with one desk, one telephone, and a car for making deliveries.

1969

June

Changed its Name to Daiichi Denzai Kabushiki Kaisha (DID) and Moved to Setagaya, Tokyo

1971

July

Being a Pioneer of Multicore Cable Standardization, DID Started Sales of own Multicore Cable Products

DID made a big leap owing to the major success of its V2S multicore cables, compatible with Amphenol 57 series connectors, which were developed the previous year.

1973

July

Moved to Komae, Tokyo, and Built a Brand-New Head Office

DID had been blessed with loyal customers and the number continued to grow. The company bought land for construction of the head office, and the desire that Hisami had had from the founding of the company to have a company-owned building was realized.

When Japan’s economy was securely recovering as a result of financial measures and changes in industrial structures, for DID it was a time for patience. During this era, DID concentrated on its policy to focus on its own developed products. DID had made and sold a wide variety of own brand cables ahead of its competitors. DID’s value-added products, which were more than mere wires or cables were gradually enhanced during this time.

1976

January

Pioneered the Launch of Own Designed Multicore Cables

1983

February

Developed and Started Sales of Foldable Flat Cables Named “FD Cables”

1987

April

Opened Northern Kanto Sales Office in Nishinasunomachi, Tochigi

DID opened a sales office in the Northern Kanto area to improve services, especially for major customers, and in order to be available even for the most urgent matters. This is an actual example of our “Customers First Principle.”

1979

February

Shielded Cables with Power Plugs Placed in Product Catalog

1981

December

Developed and Started Sales of Wire Harness Testers Equipped with Microcomputer

DID started sales of wire harness testers of own brand, the manufacture of which was outsourced.

1976

January

Pioneered the Launch of Own Designed Multicore Cables

1979

February

Shielded Cables with Power Plugs Placed in Product Catalog

1981

December

Developed and Started Sales of Wire Harness Testers Equipped with Microcomputer

DID started sales of wire harness testers of own brand, the manufacture of which was outsourced.

1983

February

Developed and Started Sales of Foldable Flat Cables Named “FD Cables”

1987

April

Opened Northern Kanto Sales Office in Nishinasunomachi, Tochigi

DID opened a sales office in the Northern Kanto area to improve services, especially for major customers, and in order to be available even for the most urgent matters. This is an actual example of our “Customers First Principle.”

回復期 回復期

In the 1990s, DID’s business recovered primarily due to a strong performance of the Northern Kanto Sales Office. This was the fruit of steady efforts by DID to achieve business reforms during the time of patience, including development of new businesses and computerization of core corporate functions. It is notable that the Japanese economy was suffering from severe damage from the collapse of the economic bubble at that time. Meanwhile, in the late 1990s, the demand for semiconductors expanded due to the IT bubble, which led our major customers to start investing and consequently to our increased sales.
This was a turning point for our company, leading to high growth that continues today.

1991

July

Northern Kanto Sales Office Moved to Nishinasuno

The Northern Kanto Sales Office showed excellent performance and the scale of operation was expanded.
We moved our office, to be even closer to our major clients.

2004

August

Opened Yamanashi Branch in Nirasaki, Yamanashi

The new branch was opened for efficiency in making deliveries to major clients of our head office.
The company thus fully implemented its “Area-Based, Customer-Oriented” principle.

1991

July

Northern Kanto Sales Office Moved to Nishinasuno

The Northern Kanto Sales Office showed excellent performance and the scale of operation was expanded.
We moved our office, to be even closer to our major clients.

2004

August

Opened Yamanashi Branch in Nirasaki, Yamanashi

The new branch was opened for efficiency in making deliveries to major clients of our head office.
The company thus fully implemented its “Area-Based, Customer-Oriented” principle.

2005〜2017 飛翔期 2005〜2017 飛翔期

In 2005, when the economic wounds caused by the collapse of the bubble gradually started to heal in Japan, Takuya Umezawa assumed office as a new president of DID. He began operational reforms under the slogan, “the Second Foundation of the Company.” For example, the company started to hire new college graduates, and opened many factories and local branches to promote the “Area-Based, Customer-Oriented” principle. In 2007, DID constructed the current head office building in Chofu, Tokyo, and moved its operational headquarters. Having gained and secured strong footholds, DID has merged some companies of different industries and continues to take on challenges without losing momentum.

2006

August

Opened Tohoku Branch in Oshu, Iwate

2008

May

Merged with Total System Co., Ltd. Based in Oshu, Iwate

DID acquired Total System, a company renowned for its technology for manufacturing cable harnesses.
DID thereby significantly improved its capabilities of marketing to major clients in the Tohoku area.

2009

Feburary

Obtained Registration of KES Environmental Management System Standard

2012

October

Formed Business Alliance with DIGITAL NICE CO., LTD., Korea.

2016

April

Opened Nagano Sales Office in Ueda, Nagano

 

June

Merged with SUN Engineering Co., Ltd. Based in Kokubunji, Tokyo

SUN Engineering has excellent technologies for hardware design and software development. DID expects to provide services beyond the field of cables and wires, looking ahead to the future of the electronics industry.

 

October

Opened Kyushu Sales Office in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka

2018

FUTURE of DID

What DID Expects for the Future

2005

April

Takuya Umezawa became the new president.

The company hired new college graduates for the first time, and since then continues to hire new graduates every year. Umezawa also restarted company trips for employees.

2007

August

Moved Head Office to Chofu, Tokyo

The new head office was built on land DID had bought in 1985. A 10 kW solar power generator was provided on the top of the building in 2008.

2010

November

Opened Daiichi Denzai Hong Kong Co., Ltd. and Shinsen Factory

DID finally decided to make a full-fledged entry into the Chinese market, where the economy had been rapidly growing, including the electronics industry.

2014

April

Established Daiichi Denzai (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

 

September

Relocated Yamanashi Branch Office and Factory

2015

March

Opened Hokuriku Sales Office in Takaoka, Toyama

2005

April

Takuya Umezawa became the new president.

The company hired new college graduates for the first time, and since then continues to hire new graduates every year. Umezawa also restarted company trips for employees.

2006

August

Opened Tohoku Branch in Oshu, Iwate

2007

August

Moved Head Office to Chofu, Tokyo

The new head office was built on land DID had bought in 1985. A 10 kW solar power generator was provided on the top of the building in 2008.

2008

May

Merged with Total System Co., Ltd. Based in Oshu, Iwate

DID acquired Total System, a company renowned for its technology for manufacturing cable harnesses.
DID thereby significantly improved its capabilities of marketing to major clients in the Tohoku area.

2009

Feburary

Obtained Registration of KES Environmental Management System Standard

2010

November

Opened Daiichi Denzai Hong Kong Co., Ltd. and Shinsen Factory

DID finally decided to make a full-fledged entry into the Chinese market, where the economy had been rapidly growing, including the electronics industry.

2012

October

Formed Business Alliance with DIGITAL NICE CO., LTD., Korea.

2014

April

Established Daiichi Denzai (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

 

September

Relocated Yamanashi Branch Office and Factory

2015

March

Opened Hokuriku Sales Office in Takaoka, Toyama

2016

April

Opened Nagano Sales Office in Ueda, Nagano

 

June

Merged with SUN Engineering Co., Ltd. Based in Kokubunji, Tokyo

SUN Engineering has excellent technologies for hardware design and software development. DID expects to provide services beyond the field of cables and wires, looking ahead to the future of the electronics industry.

 

October

Opened Kyushu Sales Office in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka

2018

FUTURE of DID

What DID Expects for the Future

50 Years Staying in Step with
the Development of Electronics Industry

The company was founded as Daiichi Denzai Shokai by Hisami Umezawa, the current chairman, in 1968. Since then, DID has supported the development of the electronics industry as an independent trading company specializing in wires and cables necessary for electronic devices. Our major customers include companies in the most-advanced areas of electronics, such as medical devices, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and industrial robots. We are honored to have received high acclaim from our customers.
In addition, DID’s business has been growing dramatically in recent years thanks to steadily increasing business investment in Japan. Our sales have reached nearly 10 billion yen and we have acquired several companies. Our business has been steadily expanding and continues to do so.

Will Not Change Even in the Rapidly Changing World

Today, technology develops and changes at great speed, and the impact on our society is enormous. It is especially difficult to predict and anticipate the future of the world of electronics when the market is so volatile.
For example, on the one hand, the demand for semiconductors is expected to increase along with the advancement of IoT and developments in the field of self-driving vehicles. In this respect, we undoubtedly have an advantage as a company handling parts of semiconductor devices. On the other hand, an increasing number of commodities are rapidly becoming wireless, and this is likely to be disadvantages for our business, so it is clear we have to stay on our toes. It is also notable that technologies in Chinese and other overseas companies are making rapid progress. We constantly monitor these matters so as to keep up.

DID is a trading company, and our most precious asset has always been and will continue to be our “people.” Our principle of “Connecting People before Connecting Cables,” which is DID’s strength, which is so valued by our customers, will always be at the fore when we conduct business and each of us will continue to engage with our customers with passion and enthusiasm.

The Future of DID

It is critical to our future that we increase our sales of wires and cables. On top of that, to unlock our future success, we are planning to develop a wide variety of business activities in areas other than wires or cables. Of course, we will use our strengths that have been acquired through our “customer-first” approach; that is, our “suggestion-based” style in providing “value-added” solutions, and our philosophy that “we always make the most human choices in business.”

DID will continue to take on challenges such as entry into the global market by opening overseas offices and through mergers & acquisitions in diverse fields. We are confident that DID’s mission, as a suggestion-based engineering solution vendor that connects technologies and people, is to bring innovation to the world of electronics.

Takuya Umezawa / 梅澤 拓也

Takuya Umezawa

Representative Director of DID

Takuya Umezawa, born in Tokyo in 1967, graduated from Keio University and worked for Itochu Corporation until he joined DID in 1997. He was promoted to President in 2006. In the spirit of the 2nd foundation of the company, he is poised to take on challenges for the further advancement of the company.

Overview

Company Name
DAIICHI DENZAI CO.,LTD.
Date of Establishment
June 11, 1969 (Founded on March 14, 1968)
Capital
JPY 70,000,000
Representative
Takuya Umezawa
No. of Employees
92
Fiscal Year
April 1 to March 31
Sales
JPY 9,244,000,000
Business Areas
1. Sales of electronic wires, cables, connectors, IC sockets and various electronic materials and parts
2. Sales of assemblies of connector and multicore/flat cables
3. Any and all businesses relating to the foregoing
Main Banks
Resona Bank, Chofu Branch; MUFG Bank, Seijo Branch; Mizuho Bank, Chofu Branch

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Head Office

3-66-9, Kojimacho, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0026
Phone:+81-42-440-1711
Fax:+81-42-440-1710

Branches & Sales Offices

第一電材株式会社 北関東支店

Northern Kanto Branch

610-27, Sankucho, Nasushiobara, Tochigi 329-2745
Phone:+81-287-36-7775
Fax:+81-287-36-7789

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第一電材株式会社 山梨支店

Yamanashi Branch

674, Shimojo Minamiwari, Tatsuokamachi, Nirasaki, Yamanashi 407-0033
Phone:+81-551-21-2231
Fax:+81-551-21-2232

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第一電材株式会社 東北支店

Tohoku Branch

11-29, Aza Sodeyama, Iwayado, Esashi, Oshu, Iwate 023-1101
Phone:+81-197-31-1141
Fax:+81-197-31-1151

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第一電材株式会社 北陸支店

Hokuriku Branch

4-12-12, Toidemachi, Takaoka, Toyama 939-1104
Phone:+81-766-54-5005
Fax:+81-766-54-5006

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第一電材株式会社 長野営業所

Nagano Sales Office

3-2-5-501, Tokida, Ueda, Nagano 386-0018
Phone:+81-268-71-7851
Fax:+81-268-71-7855

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第一電材株式会社 九州営業所

Kyushu Sales Office

6F Imon Hakata Ekimae Bldg, 2-11-26, Hakata Ekimae, Hakataku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka 812-0011
Phone:+81-92-409-5701
Fax:+81-92-409-5335

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Overseas Branches

第一電材株式会社 北陸営業所

Daiichi Denzai Hong Kong Co., Ltd.

Room B, 9/F, Richwealth Industrial Bldg.
77-87 Wang Lung St., Tsuen Wan, New Territory, Hong Kong
Phone:+852-2615-557

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第一電材株式会社 北陸営業所

Daiichi Denzai (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Flat 301, 3/F, No. 5 Bldg., Techno Centre,
134 Pinshun Road, Xinghua Community, Guanlan Street, Longhua District,
Shenzhen, Guang Dong, China
Phone:+86-755-2752-0564

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Affiliates & Subsidiaries

TOTAL SYSTEM Co., Ltd.

11-28, Aza Sodeyama, Iwayado, Esashiku, Oshu, Iwate 023-1101
Phone:+81-197-47-3260
Fax:+81-197-47-3261

PRO•CEED Inc.

510-4, Higashi Shinmachi, Ota, Gunma 373-0015
Phone:+81-276-37-6640
Fax:+81-276-37-6913

SUN Engineering Co., Ltd.

3-66-9, Kojimacho, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0026
Phone:+81-42-426-3739
Fax:+81-42-426-3740