Monday, Nov 19, 2018
OHARA INC.


Salutation

Since its founding in 1935, our Company has established itself as a manufacturer specializing in optical glass, contributing to the growth of Japan’s optical industry by developing and supplying optical materials that meet the needs of the time. Today, we maintain the leading share of the optical glass market.
OHARA’s optical glass brings out the best in light, and are used as lens blanks for digital cameras and other optical instruments and digital devices to create images with greater vividness and higher definition.

President

Hirokazu Saito

In the long history of optical glass, various compounds have been tried and extensive types of glass have been developed to obtain the optical characteristics (refractive index, dispersion, permeability ratio) in demand.
From a very early stage, OHARA has focused on the ecological aspects of its optical glass, based on a vision of protecting the global environment and using resources effectively. We currently provide most of our optical products in ECO OPTICAL GLASS. We develop and supply in diverse performance variations and shapes low Tg glass boasting impressive quality and performance as the optimum material for the pre-forming lens used in pressing molded small aspherical lenses. We are also pursuing new possibilities in glass, based on our strengths in developing methods of forming optical materials and in manufacturing technology. Using cutting-edge technologies in controlling crystallization, we develop and supply ultra low expansion glass-ceramics as a key, functional material in a wide range of fields such as electronics, to be used for semiconductor manufacturing equipment and liquid crystal exposure devices. We continue to expand our business horizons.

Our Company has recently introduced the OHARA Group Long-term Vision 2020. The values we pursue in this long-term vision statement are contributing to the future of society and humanity, responding to change, practicing management that respects people and encourages personal development, insisting on the highest quality that inherits the OHARA DNA, supplying the global market with innovative materials that embody our development skills in materials, and achieving the value that our clients demand. In operational terms, we will began a business in the environment and energy in addition to our core optical business and electronics business, and we seek to contribute as a corporate citizen to improving the global environment. We are committed to creating technology with the highest quality and developing innovative materials, and we will be a “Dream Fulfillment Company” that constantly strives to realize dreams and create a prosperous future. 

We are committed to achieving further growth for the OHARA Group and meeting the expectations of our stakeholders. We ask for your continued support and advice.


President
Hirokazu
Saito

 

 

Management Philosophy

The OHARA Group is honored to keep on creating unique and new values in order to establish a strong company structure for its employees'  happiness and for the prosperity of the society.

 

Vision Statement

With high aspirations for contributing to the improvement of mankind through technological advances, we will provide high quality, cutting-edge materials for use in the optical, electronics, and environmental / energy fields worldwide. Working closely with our customers, we will constantly pursue innovation and become the “Dream Fulfillment Company”.

 

OHARA's philosophy based on our corporate principles

To carry out our "companies social responsibility", OHARA will act on the following principles

  1. Sincere activities:
    We will endeavor to develop and provide useful products and services for the benefit of humanity, and to gain the satisfaction and trust of our customers.
    To achieve this goal, we will observe all laws and regulations. We will respect the culture, customs, and traditions of local societies.
    We will conduct socially suitable corporate activity through fair, transparent competition, and  business dealings.
  2. Harmony with society:
    We will maintain proper company activities so that a harmony with local and international societies can be sustained.
    As "a good corporate citizen", OHARA is determined to contribute to society.
  3. Disclosure of information:
    To secure the understanding and support from society, we are prepared to maintain a dialogue with the community and, if necessary, to make our company information public.
  4. Environmental protection:
    We cherish our one precious earth. In all phases of our company activities the preservation of our environment is strongly emphasized.
    We strive to accomplish this through independent and positive activities.
  5. Employee respect:
    The human rights and individual personalities of our employees will be observed and protected.
    Comfortable working conditions must be arranged.
    Through an open and fair atmosphere in our work place, we will be able to create solid corporate principles.

 

Business Description

Company name: OHARA INC.

Address: 1-15-30 Oyama Chuo-ku Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture 252-5286

TEL: 042 - 772 - 2101 (F) FAX: 042 - 774 - 1071

(Tel: 81-42-772-2101 Fax: 81-42-774- 1071)

Founding: October 1, 1935 (October 1, 1935)

Capital: 5,855 million yen

Business contents: Manufacture and sale of glass materials for optical and electronics applications.

Number of Employees: 409 (group total: 1,731)

 

Background

Year

Month

Events

1935

10

OHARA Optical Glass Mfg. Co. Ltd. was established in Kamata, Tokyo as Jinpachi OHARA's private enterprise.

1936

11

Optical Glass Melting started

1944

2

Reorganized as a Joint-Stock Company.
Sagamihara factory was built.

1954

5

Platinum Pot Melting started

1958

4

Production of Lanthanum Glass started

1959

11

Appointed Chicago Aerial Industries(CAI) as an export agency

1961

1

Production of Strip Glass by Continuous Melting Method started

1962

10

Acquisition of stock of Ashigara Optical Incorporated(Kaisei-cho, Ashigara Kami Gun,Kanagawa)

1965

10

Continuous Melting and Direct Pressing Production Method started

1967

1

CAI was mergedinto bourns Inc. Bourns optical Glass was appointed as a distributor in U.S.A and Europe

1969

7

OHARA Glass reached the moon (Apollo 11)

1975

8

Production of Low Refractive Index - Low Dispersion Glass "FK01" Started

1976

5

Production of Glass Beads started

1979

2

Direct Pressing with Lanthanum Glasses started

1979

5

Production of Penta Prism by Direct Pressing started

1981

8

Ohara Corporation (USA) was established

1982

3

OHARA Glass flew into the universe with Space-Shuttle "Columbia"

1983

3

Volume Production of High Homogeneity Glasses started (±0.5∼±1.0X10-6)

1985

5

New Company Name "OHARA INC." introduced

1986

9

TAIWAN-OHARA OPTICAL CO., LTD. (Taiwan) was established

1987

3

Production of High UV (365nm) Transmittance Glass started

1987

5

OHARA Precision Corporation (Japan) was established

1988

6

Volume Production of Aspherical Molded Lens Blanks started

1988

8

Production of  "Glass -Ceramics" started

1989

9

Introduction of 18" Interferometer (Zygo Mark IV)

1990

1

OHARA GmbH (Germany) was established

1990

10

New Glass Type Desination System started

1991

9

Production of "Eco-Optical Glass" started

1991

10

Production of "Crystallized Beads" started

1991

11

OHARA OPTICAL(M)SDN.BHD. (Malaysia) was established

1991

12

Introduction of Super Precision Spectrometer

1992

1

T.Q.C.(Total Quality control) was introduced

1992

3

OHARA Measurement Service started

1993

3

Production of Ultra Low Expansion Glass started

1993

6

Production of "Fine Gob (FG) for precision glass molding" started

1994

11

Production of Glass Ceramics for Hard Disk Substrates started

1995

11

Starting of ACTIVE-21 movement

1996

5

OHARA DISK(M)SDN.BHD. (Malaysia) was established

1996

10

OHARA Hard Disk Division was ISO9002 Qualified

1997

3

All 112 Recommended Glass Types were switched to Eco-Glasses

1997

6

Production of  "Glass Disk for Flying Height Tester (GD-FHT) " started

1997

10

Optical Glass Div. and Special Glass Div. were ISO9002 Qualified

1998

4

All OHARA Products got ISO9001 Qualified

1998

10

Production of "Light High Refractive Index Eye-Glass " started

1999

7

Production of "Glass Substrates for DWDM " started

2000

1

Production of "Low Photoelastic Glass" started

2000

4

OHARA got  ISO14001 Qualified

2000

10

Measurement service for refractive indices at Vacuum UV region started

2001

11

UNIQUE OHARA OPTICAL CO., LTD. (China) was established

2002

5

OHARA OPTICAL (HONG KONG) LTD.(China) was established

2002

6

Large-scale Continuous Melting started

2002

12

OHARA OPTICAL (ZHONGSHAN) LTD. (China) was established

2004

11

"Production Renovation" was introduced

2005

10

Listing on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

2006

7

Became a member of "Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)"

2006

11

Production of "Eco-Glasses for optical fiber (for endoscope)" started

2007

1

Headquarters building completed

2007

2

Production of "Low- fluorescence Glasses (for microscope)" started

2007

5

2-for-1 stock split

2007

9

OHARA Glass mounted the Lunar Orbit Explorer "KAGUYA (SELENE)"

2008

3

Acquisition of own shares

2008

7

Ohara Quartz Co.,Ltd. was established

2011

3

NHG-OHARA OPTICS(XIANGYANG)CO.,LTD.(China) was established

2012

3

Taiwan Ohara Optical Material Co., Ltd.(Taiwan) was established

2014

2

Withdrawal from the business of glass-ceramics for HDDs, the Group.

2015

12

Shock Resistance and High Hardness Clear Glass-ceramics “NANOCERAM” has released.

2015

12

Non-Browning Optical Glass has released.

 

Products/Services 

 

Optical products

New Glass Types

 

Optical Glass for Polished Lenses

 

Optical Glass for Molded Aspherical Lenses(Low Tg Optical Glass)

 

High Transmission and Low Photoelastic Constant Glass (PBH56)

 

 

Electronics Products

Ultra Low Expansion Glass-ceramics (CLEARCERAM-Z)
Glass-ceramic Substrate for DWDM Thin-Film Filter (WMS-15)
Glass Disk For Magnetic Head Flying Height Tester (GD-FHT)
Lithium-ion Conducting Glass-ceramics (LICGC
Fiber Glasses For Light Guide
> Synthetic Quartz Glass(OHARA QUARTZ Co.,Ltd.)
Ultraprecise Polishing(OPC CORPORATION)
i-line High Homogeneity Glass
Glass for Art

 

Measurement Service

 

Contents of Service

 

 

OHARA optical glass serves as the cornerstone of advanced optical systems and is widely used in digital devices such as digital cameras, cellular camera phones and LCD projectors. Our leading edge materials are also used in optical devices such as microscopes and astronomical telescopes.

New Glass Types

Optical Glass for Polished Lenses

Optical Glass for Molded Aspherical Lenses(Low Tg Optical Glass)

 

 

High Transmission and Low Photoelastic Constant Glass(PBH56)

 

 

OHARA has utilized our experience and extensive knowledge from our production of optical glass to develop innovative special glass ceramic materials for a variety of applications, components for use in LCD microlithography, substrates for WDM / optical communication filters, and substrates for precision measurement equipment.

New Electronics Products

Ultra Low Expansion Glass-ceramics(CLEARCERAM-Z)

Glass-ceramic Substrate for DWDM Thin-Film Filter(WMS-15)

Glass Disk For Magnetic Head Flying Height Tester (GD-FHT)

Lithium-ion Conductive Glass-ceramics (LICGC

Fiber Glasses For Light Guide

i-line High Homogeneity Glass

Glass for Art

 

We are pleased to measure or analyze optical materials for our customers.

 

We are offering measurement and analysis services on characteristics of optical materials. We have accumulated superior techniques regarding those measurements and analysis. This is especially true for super precision refractive index measurements where OHARA has established excellent reputations with our customers.

Contents of Service

Contact Us


 

Europe Area

 

OHARA GmbH (Germany)
About Products And Measurement Service

North America Area

 

Ohara Corporation (United States)
About Products And Measurement Service

 

 

 

Japan

 

OHARA INC. (Japan)
About Products

 

OHARA INC. (Japan)
About Measurement Service

 

OPC Corporation (Japan)
Precision Polishing Process

 

Ohara Quartz Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
Production and Sales of Quartz Glass

 

Location

 

 

OHARA INC.

( Japan )
Head Office / Factory

 

 

Ohara Corporation (EAST OFFICE)

( NJ, USA )
Sales of Optical Glasses and Special Glasses

 

 

Ohara Corporation [WEST OFFICE]

( CA, USA )
Sales of Optical Glasses and special Glasses

 

 

OHARA GmbH

( Frankfurt, Germany )
Sales of Optical Glasses and special Glasses

 

 

OHARA OPTICAL (HONG KONG) LTD.

( Hong Kong , China )
Sales of Optical Glasses and Special Glasses

 

 

TAIWAN OHARA OPTICAL CO., LTD.

( Taichung, Taiwan )
Production and Sales of Optical Lens Blanks

 

 

OHARA OPTICAL(M)SDN.BHD.

( Melaka, Malaysia )
Production and Sales of Optical Lens Blanks

 

 

OHARA OPTICAL (ZHONGSHAN) LTD.

( Guangdong, China )
Production of Pressed Optical Lens Blanks

 

 

NHG-OHARA OPTICS (XIANGYANG)Co., LTD.

( Hubei, China )
Optical Glass Material Manufacturing

 

 

Taiwan Ohara Optical Material Co., Ltd.

( Yunlin County, Taiwan )
Optical Glass Material Manufacturing

 

 

OPC Corporation

( Japan )
Precision Polishing Process ( Head Office / Factory)

 

 

(Yamanashi Factory)

Ohara Quartz Co.,Ltd.

( Japan )
Production and Sales of Quartz Glass
Head Office / Wakayama Factory

 

 

Tokyo Sales Headquarters

ASHIGARA OPTICAL INC.

( Japan )
Production of Optical Lens Blanks

 

 

 

Competitive Advantages

For the past to the present, and for the next and future generations.

Since our establishment in 1935 as a specialized producer of optical glasses, OHARA has been a major contributor to the development of Japan's industries. At the time of our 50th anniversary in 1985, OHARA future dedicated itself to becoming a world leader in the manufacturing of key materials that corresponded to a diverse and advancing information society. We concentrated on the research and development that would enable us to become a valued supplier for these advanced technologies and services utilized in optoelectronic and electronic field.

The development of ecological optical glasses, glass ceramics for Hard Disk Drives, ultra low expansion glass ceramics, and other multi function specialized glasses is the results of OHARA relentlessly pursuing every possibility that glass has to offer. With future generations in mind, OHARA continually strives to be a company who supports state of the art technologies.

 

The most critical parameters of optical glass are the accuracy of its properties and optical homogeneity. All physical and optical performance criteria must meet design requirements with no variation allowed. In 1998, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) Management Systems awarded OHARA with ISO9001 certification for its quality management system. OHARA was the first optical glass manufacturer to receive this certification in Japan. The verification of ISO9001 qualification covers the companies complete quality system, including development and design of optical and special glasses, the production process for Hard Disk substrates, etc.

 

OHARA is widely recognized as having the world's highest class quality control system in every aspect of production, including raw material mixing, cullet melting, cullet mixing, continuous melting, pressing, annealing, product inspection, and shipping. In addition, OHARA pays close attention to overall maintenance and improvement.

 

 


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