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Hochiki 100th Anniversary

2018 is our centenary and we are proud of the fact that we have been delivering world class fire detection for 100 years. Learn more about our Japanese origins and how Hochiki have developed their global coverage since 1918 below.

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100 Years of Life Safety

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.

 

1918

Hochiki was established under the corporate name of ‘Tokyo Hochiki Co. Ltd’.

 

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.

 

2014

Hochiki India Branch Office opened in New Delhi.

 

2017

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

 

2018

Hochiki release the ACD-E, CO multi-sensor

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