About Us

Established in 1990 as the European subsidiary of the Takenaka Sensor Group, TAKEX EUROPE LTD have been a recognised market leader in the perimeter security industry for more than 30 years.

With a portfolio of products that include Photoelectric Beams, indoor and outdoor PIR, motion activated Voice Speakers and Ultraviolet Flame Sensors, we are proud to be specified at the highest level of Royal, Government and Military organisations worldwide.

History

As part of the prestigious Takenaka Sensor group in Japan, TAKEX is the leading manufacturer of Security and Industrial Sensors for a demanding global market.

 

05/1959 Takenaka Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd. established by Mr Shinsaku Takenaka in Kyoto, Japan.
Developed the first transistor optical sensor and photoelectric counter.
02/1964 Head office and factory completed facing Kyoto Higashi Interchange, Meishin Expressway.
08/1965 The first book about photoelectric sensor technology in Japan, "Photoelectric Control and its Application" by Mr Shinsaku Takenaka, published.
10/1971 Received Invention Incentive Prize from Invention Association Inc.
01/1972 Takenaka Opesate System initiated.
Established Takenaka Group Center Co., Ltd.
Established Takenaka Optonic Co., Ltd.
Established Takenaka Engineering Co., Ltd.
03/1972 TAKEX Higashi-Inter Building completed.
06/1973 Takenaka Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd. recognized as an excellent tax reporting enterprise by the Higashiyama Taxation Office, Kyoto.
09/1973 Takenaka Engineering Co., Ltd. received first investment from Venture Capital Fund KED.
01/1975 Established Takenaka System Co., Ltd.
12/1981 Takenaka Engineering Co., Ltd. received "The Special Incentive Prize" from the Small and Medium Enterprise Research Center.
01/1982 Proclaimed Management Policy of Takenaka, declaring this year "The year for deciding and announcing the company's future course" in celebration of the tenth Anniversary of Takenaka Opesate System initiation.
07/1982 Established TAKEX America Inc. (in California, U.S.A.)
01/1984 Established Security House Center Co., Ltd.
11/1984 TAKEX Kitakazan Building completed
04/1987 Received Commendation by the minister of state for Science and Technology.
11/1989 Takenaka Management Policy "My Venture Words" published.
03/1990 Established TAKEX Europe Ltd. (in U.K.)
04/1990 Mr Shinsaku Takenaka received a National Medal of Honor with Yellow Ribbon for his achievement of R & D of Sensor Technology.
11/1999 TAKEX Higashino main Building completed
Takenaka Engineering Co., Ltd. recognized as an excellent tax reporting enterprise by the Higashiyama Taxation office, Kyoto.
10/2000 TAKEX Higashino North Building completed
Awarded the Engineering Prize of the Industrial Technology Promotion Foundation.
11/2000 TAKEX Nishino Building completed.
02/2002 Awarded the Invention Prize of the Japan Society for the Advancement of Inventions.
11/2002 Takenaka Group Center Co., Ltd. recognized as an excellent tax reporting enterprise by the Higashiyama Taxation office, Kyoto.
11/2004 Received Invention Incentive Prize from Invention Association Inc.
03/2005 Established TAKEX Laboratories Co., Ltd.
04/2007 Received Kyoto Invention Service Prize from Kyoto Prefecture.
11/2007 TAKEX Ohtsuka Building completed.
11/2009 Takenaka Sensor Group 50th Anniversary.
09/2011 Published the "Takenaka Sensor Group 50-years history".
11/2011 Received the "Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Director Encouragement Award" from the Institute of Invention and Innovation.
01/2017 Completed the TAKEX Dai-ni Higashino Building.
11/2017 Received the "Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Director Award" from the Institute of Invention and Innovation.

WHERE TO BUY TAKEX SENSORS

Available from leading Security Distributors throughout Europe, The Middle East & Africa

Please contact us to find your local reseller.

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