History

Pioneering history of Nippon Cable

1953
  • Established as Nippon Cable Co., Ltd. in Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
  • Began construction of ropeways for dam construction at sites including Ikawa, Shizuoka.
  • Established a factory in Ukita-cho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo.
1954
  • Moved Head Office to Nishi-Hatchobori, Chou-ku, Tokyo.
  • Developed SP cable, a ropeway designed to enable easy relocation.
  • Installed a bi-cable detachable chairlift in Iwappara, Niigata.
1956
  • Installed a 6-passenger bi-cable circulating gondola in Zao, Yamagata.
1959
  • Moved the Head Office to Ukita factory site to consolidate company functions.
  • Constructed a 13-passenger bi-cable circulating gondola in Gozaisho, Mie.
1960
  • Constructed a bi-cable circulating gondola having a total length of 4,035 meters in Hakone, Kanagawa.
1962
  • Constructed a 101-passenger jig-back ropeway in Beppu, Oita.
  • Developed the Auto Tower, a vertical circulating car parking system.
1966
  • Constructed Japan's largest ferris wheel at Fujikyu High Land, an amusement park in Yamanashi.
  • Commenced passenger elevator business.
  • Developed NCE Park, an elevator slide system.
1967
  • Acquired Tamamura Ropeway Construction Co., Ltd.
1968
  • Started production of small funiculars.
1969
  • Constructed the Panorama Tower, a 100-meter spiral observation tower in Yahiko, Niigata.
1971
  • Constructed a fixed-grip double chairlift in Shigakogen, Nagano.
1973
  • Constructed a 4-passenger mono-cable gondola at Mt. Yokotsu, Hokkaido.
1974
  • Developed and installed a spring-box platter lift in Yamaguchi, Iwate.
  • Acquired Nippon Elevator Co., Ltd.
1977
  • Established an alliance with Konrad Doppelmayr und Sohn Maschinenfabrik, the leading Austrian manufacturer.
  • Constructed a fixed-grip triple chairlift in Ishiuchi Maruyama, Niigata.
1978
  • Constructed a high-speed self-loading T-bar lift for Interski '79 held in Zao, Yamagata.
1980
  • Constructed dual double chairlifts in Shizukuishi, Iwate, and at other sites.
1981
  • Moved the main factory to Narashino, Chiba, to increase manufacturing capacity and enhance quality.
1983
  • Constructed a detachable triple chairlift in Shigakogen, Nagano.
1984
  • Constructed the world's first 5.0m/s rope speed 6-passenger mono-cable gondola in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
  • Constructed a detachable quad chairlift in Akakura, Niigata.
1985
  • Constructed the world's first 8-passenger mono-cable gondola for Tsukuba Expo '85.
1986
  • Constructed a 6-passenger mono-cable gondola for access to the Great Wall of China.
1987
  • Constructed an 8-passenger mono-cable gondola in Appi Kogen, Iwate.
1988
    Installed 11 detachable quad chairlifts with bubble covers in Niseko, Appi Kogen, Zao, and other sites.
1990
  • Completed first European vertical circulation car parking system (Auto Tower) in Vienna, Austria.
1991
  • Constructed the world's largest 166-passenger jig-back ropeway in Yuzawa Kogen, Niigata, and Kita-Shigakogen Ryuo, Nagano.
1993
  • Developed and installed a detachable quad chairlift for indoor artificial ski areas in Funabashi, Chiba.
1994
  • Constructed a 15-passenger pulsating gondola for the World Resort Exposition in Wakayama.
  • Constructed a fixed-grip quad chairlift in Hakuba, Goryu, Nagano.
1995
  • Developed and installed the world's first passive roll stabilizer for gondolas at Kiroro, Hokkaido.
1996
  • Constructed a fixed-grip quad chairlift equipped with a loading carpet system in Asama 2000, Gunma.
1997
  • Moved the Head Office to Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku in Tokyo to streamline corporate functions.
  • Constructed a detachable 6-seater chairlift in Geihoku Kokusai, Hiroshima.
1999
  • Constructed a 32-passenger double loop mono-cable jig-back gondola at Mt. Hashikura, Tokushima.
2001
  • Constructed a 112-passenger funicular railway in Hobashira, Kitakyushu.
  • Constructed an 8-passenger mono-cable gondola for the Japan Exposition in Fukushima.
  • Constructed a 12-passenger pulsating gondola for the Japan Exposition in Yamaguchi.
  • Constructed the world's longest gondola having a total length of 5,482 meters in Yuzawa, Niigata.
2002
  • Constructed a double loop mono-cable gondola in Hakone, Kanagawa.
  • Constructed the world's first jig-back ropeway with passive roll stabilizer in Nasu, Tochigi.
2005
  • Constructed two 8-passenger mono-cable gondolas for Japan International Exposition 2005 in Aichi.
2008
  • Constructed a 12.0m/s traveling speed 121-passenger jig-back ropeway in Biwako Valley, Shiga.
2010
  • Established joint venture Hangzhou Nippon Cable Feeler Corp. in Zhejiang, China, to conduct sales and import/export of car parking facilities and related equipment.
2011
  • Developed and constructed double loop mono-cable small funicular in Sapporo, Hokkaido.