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Company Name Watanabe Electric Industry Co. Ltd.
6-16-19 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Representative President Hideki Watanabe
Date Founded November 3, 1940
Date Established July 3, 1951
Capital Funds 45 million yen
Total Employees 190
capital stock
180 million yen
Bank Information Mizuho Bank Shibuya Chuo Branch
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Shibuya Branch
Development, manufacturing and sales of measurement and
control instruments > Business Overview
Business Bases
  • Headquarter & Tokyo Sales Office
    6-16-19 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 MAP
  • Nishinihon Sales Office
    TCS Bldg. 5F, 1-14-33 Esaka-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka 564-0063 MAP
  • Chubu Sales Office
    Fushimi IT Bldg. 5F, 1-4-25 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 460-0003 MAP
  • Chofu Factory
    1-1-10 Nishi-Tsutsujigaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-0006 MAP
  • Fukushima Factory
    55 Kuwajimaichi, Kori-machi, Date-gun, Fukushima 969-1613 MAP

Corporate History

November, 1940 Ryuzo Watanabe the founder established the company in Meguro-ku, Tokyo  
May, 1946 Moved to the current location (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
June, 1948 Established Watanabe Electric Instruments Works Limited Partnership
July, 1951 Changed the company name to Watanabe Electric Industry Co. Ltd., and
Ryuzo Watanabe became the Representative Director & President
June, 1954 Passed the examination of the 1st Japanese Industrial Standard
accompanying its establishment by the Industrial Standardization Law.
Release the "Non-contact Meter Relay"
March, 1962 Received the Excellent Factory Award from the Governor of Tokyo
November, 1962 Received the Excellent Factory Award from the Director General for Small
and Medium Enterprise Agency
August, 1965 Expanded the headquarters factory. Increased capital funds to 18 million yen
March, 1968 Increased capital funds to 36 million yen
April, 1971 Increased capital funds to 45 million yen
October, 1972 Established 2nd factory of the headquarters
April, 1974 Released the "Signal Converter"
January, 1975 Released the "Digital Panel Meter"
May, 1985 Received the Superior Report Corporation Award
June, 1988 Issued privately-offered corporate bonds
January, 1993 Ryuzo Watanabe became Representative Director & Chairman,
and Hideki Watanabe became Representative Director & President
June, 1996 Released the Measurement & Monitoring Network "Rial Link"
September, 1997 Released the "Bar Graph Meter Relay"
June, 1998 Acquired certification of the manual type Headlight Tester Model
November,1998 Released the "WKD Series" Power Multimeter for LonWorks network
May, 2000 Acquired certification of the image processing type and fully automatic
Headlight Tester Model
September, 2001 Released theLonWorks corresponding module "BALON Series"
April, 2003 Established the Osaka Sales Office
August, 2003 Released the jointly developed "Energy History Measurement System for
Buildings" with CHUBU Electric Power Co., Inc. and TOENEC CORPORATION
August, 2003 Received award at the Institute of Electrical Installation Engineers of Japan
March, 2005 Acquired ISO9001 Certification
April, 2005 Released the Freestyle type energy monitoring unit "Joint Module"
April, 2007 Acquired ISO14001 Certification
June, 2007 Released the Free specification type compact signal converter
"WSPA Series"
June, 2007 Started the Chofu Factory operation and relocated the Headlight Tester
September, 2007 Released the Power Multimeter "WKM Series"
June,2008 Released the 14 function modules of compact signal converter "WSP Series"
August, 2009 Full model change of image processing type manual headlight tester, and
released HTL-522
September, 2009 Released the Energy Remote Monitoring System "WVM Series"
January, 2010 Acquired the Electronic Measuring Instruments Division of Asahikeiki Co., Ltd.
which is a consolidated subsidiary of Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd.
February, 2010 Released the Web browser-based Energy Management System "EcoRiAL"
June, 2010 Released the Web browser-based Energy Monitoring Module
"WTM-PE Series"
September,2011 Released the digital panel meter "WLD-PA Series" for power measurement
November,2011 Released the compact pulse count module "WPC Series" for power
February, 2013 Released the high-performance digital panel meter "WPM Series"
October, 2014 Acquired “Good Design Award 2014” for high-performance digital
panel meter "WPM Series"
May, 2016 Released the Graphical Panel Meter "WPMZ Series"
August, 2017 Acquired "Good Design Award 2017" for DIN Digital Panel Meter "AM-215B Series"
November, 2020 Watanabe Electric Industry Co. Ltd. 80th anniversary
March, 2022 New head office building completed