History of IBIDEN
FebEighteen leaders in Ogaki-cho (now Ogaki City), Gifu Prefecture, plan to establish Ibigawa Electric Power Co., Ltd. with capital of ¥1 million.
NovIbigawa Electric Power Co., Ltd. is established with an inaugural meeting held in Ogaki-cho, (head office in Akasaka-ku, Tokyo); Yujiro Tachikawa is appointed president.
MayThe Nishi-Yokoyama Power Plant begins operation (permitted power output: 3,000 kW).
FebManufacture and sale of carbide begin (discontinued in 1991).
AprThe Company begins to manufacture and sell ferrosilicon (discontinued in 1985).
DecThe Company is merged with Ibigawa Denka Kogyo Co., Ltd., Tokai Denka Kogyo Co., Ltd., and Nihon Denki Steel. Co., Ltd. and the new firm is named Ibigawa Electrochemical Co., Ltd.
JunManufacture and sale of carbon products begin.
FebThe Company's name is changed to Ibigawa Electricity Co., Ltd.
Jun The Higashi-Yokoyama Power Plant begins operation (permitted power. output: 6,400 kW).
AugManufacture of carbon for the Sperry type searchlight begins.
MayThe Hirose Power Plant begins operation (permitted power output: 5,200 kW).
DecPresident Tachikawa passes away; Yukio Sakurauchi is appointed president.
NovPresident Sakurauchi and Tokujiro Tanaka are appointed chairman and president, respectively, and the Company is placed under the umbrella of Toho Electric Power Co., Ltd.
MayPresident Tanaka resigns; Masaji Kurushima is appointed president.
MarManufacture of nitrolime begins (discontinued in 1981).
DecThe Kawakami Power Plant begins operation (permitted power output: 2,950 kW).
JanThe Company's name is changed to Ibigawa Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
MarThe Nishidaira Power Plant is completed (permitted power output: 11,200 kW).
AprThe Nishidaira Power Plant and its transmission facilities are contributed to Nippon Hassoden K.K. under the Order for Enforcement of Power Management Act; the Nishi-Yokoyama Power Plant, Ogaki/Godo/Gifu substations, and distribution and transmission facilities are contributed to Chubu Haiden Co., Ltd. under the Power Distribution Control Act.
JunPresident Kurushima retires; Hisao Miyadera and Gengo Kodera are appointed president and chairman, respectively, and the Company is placed under the umbrella of Dainippon Spinners Co., Ltd.