"The purpose of a company in our society is not to earn profit, but to create value.
Creation of value is the goal and profit is a tool used to reach that goal."
These are the words of NPK's founder, Eimatsu Kotone.
NPK has taken these words to heart, making history as a manufacturer of products that create value.
In October of 2016, NPK celebrated its 100th anniversary. In 100 years, a company called Kotone Seisakusho transformed into the NPK we know today.
NPK’s history can be divided into four stages; the founding, challenge, growth, and expansion periods.
The history of NPK spans over 100 years. Please take a look at the history of our company and our products.
The founder of Kotone Seisakusho, now NPK, was Eimatsu Kotone. Born 1894, Eimatsu Kotone built and guided NPK until his death in 2001 at 106 years of age.