Technical History

Technical History

1920 Foundation
1949 Incorporated under the name “Toyo Rika Kogyo Instruments.”
1952 Development of Carbon Arc Weather Meter
1954 Development of Carbon Arc Fade Meter
1955 Development of Ozone Weather Meter
1956 Development of Salt Spray Test Instrument
1957 Development of Colour Meter (Tristimulus colour meter)
1959 Development of Xenon Fade/Weather Meter
1964 Development of Variable Gloss Meter and Spectral Radiation Tester
1969 Development of Sun Follow Weather Meter
1974 Company name was changed to Suga Test Instruments Co., Ltd.
1978 Development of Combined Cyclic Corrosion Test Instrument
1980 Completion of Hidaka Laboratory
Delivery of Weather Meters to United Nations
1981 Foundation of Suga Weathering Technology Foundation
1985 Development of Snow Falling Chamber
Snow Falling Chamber
1986 Development of Super Xenon Weather Meter
1988 Development of Xenon Lamp Factory at Hidaka Factory
1993 Development of Metaling Weather Meter
1996 Development of O2 H2 Generator
O2 H2 Generator
1998 Development of Metaling Vertical Weather Meter
2000 Accreditation by the Japanese government as a JCSS optical laboratory (ISO/IEC17025 certification)
JCSS
2002 Accreditation by the Japanese government as a JNLA testing laboratory (ISO/IEC17025 certification)
JNLA
2006 Development of 7.5kw Super Xenon Weather Meter with two independent chambers SX2D-75
SX2D-75
2008 Completion of Kawagoe Factory
Kawagoe Factory
(2008.10)

Head Office(2009.2)
2009 Completion of Super Xenon Combined Weather Chamber (eight
xenon lamps) for Photovoltaic Modules
2010 Completion of Super Xenon Weather Meter GX75
Completion of Rotary salt spray test instrument STP-90VR
Completion of compact colour meter cute colour cute i CC-i
2011 Completion of Haze Meter HZ-V3
Completion of Xenon Weather Meter NX75
Accreditation by the Japanese government as a JCSS laboratory
corresponding to the global MRA in the filed of photometry
2012 Completion of Portable Spectrocolorimeter CC-m
CE mark conformity declaration for:weather meter
GX75 and SX75, corrosion chamber CYP-90,abrasion tester NUS-ISO3, colorimeter CC-i, haze meter HZ-V3, radiometer RAX
Opening of the Suga Europe office
Completion of Suga Open Lab at AGFA
Completion of Dust Test Instrument (dust stream model and dust blowing model)

JCSS laboratory accreditation
2013 Completion of Automatic Pure Water Unit OS-Z
2014 Awarded to Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100 byMETI
Completion of Gas Corrosion Test Instrument GT-100
Completion of Spectro Colour Meter CC-iS
Completion of Spectro Whiteness Colour Meter CC-iW
Completion of Portable Spectrocolourmeter CC-m
Completion of Fluorescent Weather Meter FUV

Portable Spectrocolorimeter CC-m
2015 CE mark conformity declarationfor:corrosion CCT-2LZ, gravel chipping JA400LA, visible light transmittance/ reflectance meter HA-TR, rubbing meter FR-P2
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