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.
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.|
The history of the Takenaka Sensor Group began in 1959, in a small room located in the Kawaramachi district of Kyoto.
Even now as the Group expands across the world with the collective technology and networks of companies, our venturesome spirit remains unwavering, as we constantly take on challenges in moving towards the future.
We offer technologies in support of society, and we are groups of companies that pave the way towards a new era.
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