Technical History

Technical History

1920 Foundation
1949 Toyo Rika Kogyo Instruments was established
1952 Developed Carbon Arc Weather Meter
1954 Developed Carbon Arc Fade Meter
1955 Developed Ozone Weather Meter
1956 Developed Salt Spray Test Instrument
1957 Developed Colour Meter (Tristimulus colour meter)
1959 Developed Xenon Fade/Weather Meter
1964 Developed Digital Variable Gloss Meter and Spectral Radiation Tester
1969 Developed Sun Follow Weather Meter
1974 Company name was changed to “Suga Test Instruments Co., Ltd.”
1978 Developed Combined Cyclic Corrosion Test Instrument
1980 Completion of Hidaka Laboratory
Delivery of Weather Meters to United Nations
1981 Establishment of Suga Weathering Technology Foundation
1982 Developed Fluorescent Weather Meter
1985 Developed Snow Falling Chamber
Snow Falling Chamber
1987 Developed 300 Sunshine Weather Meter
1988 Completion of Xenon Lamp Factory in Hidaka Factory
Developed Super Xenon Weather Meter
1993 Developed Metaling Weather Meter
1996 Developed O2 H2 Generator
O2 H2 Generator
1998 Developed Metaling Vertical Weather Meter
2000 Accredited by the Japanese Government as a JCSS optical laboratory
JCSS
2002 Accredited by the Japanese Government as a JNLA testing laboratory
JNLA
2006 Accredited by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI) as a JNLA laboratory (comform to ISO/IEC 17025)
Development of 7.5kw Super Xenon Weather Meter with two independent chambers

7.5kw Super Xenon Weather Meter with two independent chambers
2007 Accredited by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI) as a JCSS laboratory int the field of photometry (conform to ISO/IEC 17025)
2008 Completion of Kawagoe Factory
Developed Rotary Salt Spray Test Instrument

Kawagoe Factory
(2008.10)

Head Office(2009.2)
2009 Developed Super Xenon Combined Weather Chamber (eight
xenon lamps) for Photovoltaic Modules
2010 Developed Global model of Xenon Weather Meter GX75
2011 Developed Haze Meter HZ-V3
Accredited by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI) as a JCSS laboratory conform to the international MRA in the filed of photometry (conform to ISO/IEC 17025)
2012 Developed compact colour meters, Colour Cute series
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
Opened Suga Europe branch office
Opened Suga Open Lab at AGFA (Belguim)

JCSS laboratory accreditation
2013 Developed Automatic Pure Water Unit OS-Z
2014 Approved by Renault to perform ECC1 test (CYP-90ZNR)
Selected the Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100 program (GNT Companies Selection 100) certified by METI
2015 CE mark conformity declarationfor:corrosion CCT-2LZ, gravel chipping JA400LA, visible light transmittance/ reflectance meter HA-TR, rubbing meter FR-P2
2016 Developed Rotary Combined Cyclic Corrosion Test Instrument
2017 Developed Gas Corrosion Test Instrument with exchangeable test chamber
Developed Table-top type Salt Spray Test Instrument
2018 Developed New Radiometer with Automatic Calibration of Irradiance
2019 Developed New Image Clarity Meter, IC series
2020 SUGA celebrates its 100th Anniversary of establishment
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