Tokin Corporation

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TOKIN Corporation
Native name
Type KK
TYO: 6759
IndustryElectrical components
  • Japan Specialty Metals KK (日本特殊金属株式会社)
  • Tohoku Metal Industries KK (東北金属工業株式会社)
  • KK Tōkin (株式会社トーキン)
FoundedApril 8, 1938;85 years ago (1938-04-08)
Area served
Key people
ProductsElectrical and electronic parts
¥55.3 billion (2015)
Total equity ¥34.28 billion (2015)
Owners KEMET
Number of employees
6,445 (2015)

TOKIN Corporation is a Japanese electrical and electronic industrial and automotive parts manufacturing company. Since April 2017 it has been a wholly owned subsidiary of KEMET Corporation. Previously it was named NEC TOKIN (NECトーキン株式会社, NEC Tōkin Kabushiki-gaisha) and was part of the NEC Group. [1] It is headquartered in Shiroishi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. [1]

In February 2013, KEMET Corporation invested in the company to provide capital for Tokin to expand its business. [2] After this investment, KEMET owned 34% of the company, and NEC owned a 66% controlling share.

In September 2015, TOKIN pleaded guilty to fixing the prices of electrolytic capacitors between 2002 and 2013 in a criminal lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by the United States Department of Justice, and was required to pay a fine of $13.8 million USD. [3]

In April 2017, KEMET purchased a 61% controlling interest, making Tokin its wholly owned subsidiary. Once the purchase was complete, the company changed its name to "TOKIN Corporation". [4]

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