NECA Nippon Electric Control Equipment Industries Association

history

1964
NIPPON ELECTRIC CONTROL EQUIPMENT INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION was established.
1965
The first regular general assembly was held.
1968
The Technical Committee and Business Affairs Committee were launched.
1969
"NECA" was established as the association's official acronym.
NECA starts to offer shipping statistics.
1971
The first NECA standards, "Standard Conditions for Control Equipment", were issued.
1972
The NECA logo was approved.
1973
The first NECA Technical Fair (NTF) was held at Tokyo.
1979
The NTF was held in Osaka.
1981
A NECA delegate joined the domestic IEC / TC65 / WG6 committee.
1983
A NECA delegated was sent to the IEC International Congress.
1985
NECA was accepted as a deliberative body of IEC/TC23/SC23J.
1986
The first creative seminar was held.
1987
NECA inspectorates dispatched to observe European industries.
1989
A draft of JIS standards for PLCs was prepared.
NECA logo updated
1990
The System Control Fair (SCF) was held jointly with JEMA.
1991
A discussion group on environmental issues was set up (currently Environmental Issues Committee).
Research and study of the programmable operating display for standardization of integrated FA was undertaken.
1993
NECA was established as an incorporated body.
NECA was accepted as a deliberative body of IEC/TC 94.
1996
Environmental Issues Committee established.
1997
The first International Forum on Control Equipment was held.
1998
The Senior Venture Adviser Program(SVAP) was approved.
Trading Company Committee was launched.
1999
NECA homepage was introduced.
NECA tackled Y2K issues.
2000
The Safety Controls Committee and IT Promotion Study Group were launched.
2001
Activities for Safety Technology Standardization were begun.
The first safety control equipment shipping statistics were offered.
2002
Industrialization promotion study for Product Certification Center was started.
NECAGATE (an electronic catalog information retrieval site) made its first appearance.
2003
The IT committee launched.
The 10th anniversary of NECA's incorporation was celebrated.
"The History of Electric Control Equipment Industry" was issued.
2004
The first OUT-to -OUT shipping statistics were offered.
An Examination of "The 21st Century is the Age of Electric Control Equipment" was issued.
NECAGATE's environmental information section debuted.
The Intellectual Property Study Group was launched.
2005
NECAGATE was restructured as an electric control equipment portal.
The IEC/TC94 Plenary Meeting was held in Tokyo.
2006
The first NECA Management Seminar was held.
Manufacturing Safety Forum 2006
2007
International Conference on Safety of Industrial Automated Systems
2008
First medium-sized companies roundtable discussions
2009
Explosion-proof Devices Committee established.
"Make International Standards Yourselves!" report issued.
2010
Safety Basics Assessor system launched.
2011
SCF 2011 held.
International symposium held jointly with EUIJ/EUSI.
“Future Vision 2011‒2020” plan formulated.
2012
NECA becomes a general incorporated association.
Second international symposium held jointly with EUIJ/EUSI.
Major upgrading of statistical classifications
2013
Third international symposium held jointly with EUIJ/EUSI.
SCF 2013 held
2014
50th anniversary of NECA

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