NECA Nippon Electric Control Equipment Industries Association

history

1964
Nippon Electric Control Equipment Industries Association established as a voluntary organization.
1965
First Regular General Assembly.
1968
Technical Committee and Business Affairs Committee launched.
1969
"NECA" approved as the association's official acronym.
NECA begins providing production statistics.
1971
NECA issues the first set of standards: "Standard Conditions for Control Equipment".
1972
NECA logo approved.
1973
First NECA Technical Fair held in Tokyo.
1979
NECA Technical Fair held in Osaka.
1981
First NECA delegates join IEC/TC65/WG National committees.
1983
First NECA delegates sent to IEC International Congress.
1985
NECA accepted as a National committee of IEC/TC23/SC23J.
1987
NECA inspectorates dispatched to observe European industries.
1989
Draft of JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards).
standards for programmable Logic controllers.
NECA’s 25th anniversary.
NECA’s symbol mark approved.
1990
System Control Fair (SCF) held jointly with Japan Electrical
Manufacturers' Association
1991
Public Relations committee established Specialist (segmentalized) committees on product-specific technologies and business affairs established.
1993
NECA established as an incorporated body and accepted as a National committee of IEC/TC94.
1995
Major revisions made to procedures and items for the statistical surveys
1996
Environmental Issues Committee established.
1997
First International Forum on Control Equipment.
1998
Business Trading Committee established.
1999
NECA website launched.
2000
Safety Controls Committee established.
2001
Activities in “safety technology standardization” started.
First shipment statistics on safety control equipment published.
NECA’s “Safety Guidebook” issued.
2002
Study on industrialization promotion for the Product Certification Center initiated.
NECAGATE (website for electronic catalog information retrieval) launched.
2003
10th anniversary of NECA's incorporation.
“History of Electric Control Equipment Industry” published.
2004
First Out-to-Out shipping statistics published.
“21st Century is Age of Electric Control Equipment” verification report published.
Safety Assessor System launched.
2005
IEC/TC94 Plenary Meeting held in Tokyo.
2006
First NECA Management Seminar.
Manufacturing Safety Forum 2006
2009
Explosion-proof Devices Committee established.
“Make International Standards Yourselves!”book issued.
2010
Safety Basics Assessor (SBA) system launched.
2011
International symposium held jointly with EUIJ/EUSI.
"Future Vision 2011-2020 of NECA” formulated
2012
NECA becomes a general incorporated association.
Second international symposium held jointly with EUIJ/EUSI.
Major revisions of statistical classifications.
2013
Third international symposium held jointly with EUIJ/EUSI.
2014
NECA establishment 50 years anniversary,
Highest shipment recorded
NECA received a commission about Equipment
Safety by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
2015
Number of personnel with SA/SBA Qualifications
exceeded 10,000
2016
“Electric Safety Guidebook” published
2017
5ZERO Manufacturing proposed
Monozukuri-Kotozukuri Committee established
Future Vision 2025, Advancement of 3S formulated
Product search site for manufacturing industries launched

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