History

SAMPA KOGYO K.K. was founded after the end of World War II by former Japanese Imperial Navy engineering officers and government engineers to preserve their excellent technology and to prepare for recovery of defense industry for the future. To this day, we continue to carry out the vision of our founders, striving to improve advanced technology to support the defense equipment for Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.


1946
Nov.
Established in Hiranuma, Yokohama.
会社設立時(本社)
 
1947
Jul.
Commenced installation, maintenance and repair service of the Japanese Imperial Navy developed radar Type 22,
used by whaling ship in Antarctic.
 
1950
Jan.
Authorized by RCA as Service Agent for RCA Marine Equipment.
 
1952
Mar.
Authorized by U.S. Navy's Military Sea Transportation Service, Far East and French Navy in Far East to provide engineering services for electronic equipment.
当時の仏海軍艦艇
Then French navy war vessel
1952
Apr.
Authorized by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) to provide engineering services for electronic equipment.
 
1955
Jun.
Commenced installation and testing of electronic equipment in first JMSDF Destroyer YUKIKAZE in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Kobe shipyard.
1955年頃の工場(西区北幸)
Factory(Nishi-ku,Yokohama City,about 1955)
 
1956
Feb.
Commenced radar manufacture under licensing agreement with the U.S.RCA.
CR-103型RCAレーダ
Type CR-103 Radar
1958
Mar.
Commenced designing and development of shipboard antennas and related equipment ordered by the Technical Research and Development Institute of Japan Defense Agency (JDA).
 
1959
Jun.
Commenced overhaul and repair services for electronic equipment of JMSDF's aircraft.
 
1968
Oct.
Commenced design, manufacture and maintenance of onboard JMSDF submarine communication antennas and related equipment.
 
1969
May
Transfer of Headquarters(Kamome-chou,Yokohama City)
Headquarters(Kamome-chou)<!--本社・工場を移転(中区かもめ町)-->
Headquarters(Kamome-chou)
 
1971
Nov.
Under subcontract to RCA (now Lockheed Martin) commence weapon systems engineering services in support of JMSDF ships.
 
1974
Aug.
Commenced design and manufacture of laser appliances.
 
1983
Nov.
Received Japan Association of Defense Industry Award for radar switch board design and manufacture.
Radar switchboard made in us<!--当社製レーダ交換機-->
Radar switchboard made in us
1985
Nov.
Received Japan Association of Defense Industry Award for design and manufacture of the TARTAR Missile Launcher Simulator.
Head Office Factory(Kamome-chou,Yokohama City,about 1985)<!--1985年頃の本社工場(中区かもめ町)-->
Head Office Factory(Kamome-chou,Yokohama City,about 1985)
 
1986
Aug.
Commenced repair services for electronic equipment of anti-submarine patrol aircraft P-3C.
 
1988
Nov.
Commenced weapon systems engineering services in support of GE Co. (Now Lockheed Martin) for a new class of JMSDF AEGIS ships.
 
1990
May
Concluded the licensing agreement with Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha, Ltd. for repair of the AN/BRA-34 Submarine Antenna which was procured by JMSDF and manufactured by Granite State Manufacturing Co., Inc.
 
1990
Sep.
Received a letter of appreciation from Director General, JDA for SAMPA's long history of excellent contributions to JDA.
 
1993
Sep.
Commenced circuit cards/modules repair for TARTAR FCS MK74 equipment under licensing agreement with Raytheon, Equipment Division.
 
1994
Nov.
Received Japan Association of Defense Industry Award for designing and manufacturing of submarine floating antenna.
 
1996
Nov.
50th Anniversary
 
1997
Aug.
Concluded the MOU with Marubeni Corporation for maintenance work of OM-100 Radar, manufactured by Thales France.
 
2000
Apr.
Acquired ISO9001 certification.ISO9001
 
2002
Jul.
Established Joint Venture Company," MLS Corporation" with Mitsubishi Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Mitsubishi Corporation for engineering and logistic support for Japanese Aegis ships.
 
2004
Oct.
Relocated Head Office / Factory to New Building,Fukuura,Yokohama
The current Head office/ Factor<!--本社工場現在-->
The current Head office/ Factor
 
2004
Dec.
Commenced repair service of HPS-105 ISAR radar for SH-60K.
 
2006
Aug.
Acquired ISO14001 certification.
 
2007
Apr.
An underwater vehicle machine(transducer) repair shop is newly established in the head office.
An underwater vehicle machine(transducer) repair shop
An underwater vehicle machine(transducer) repair shop
 
2007
Dec.
Acquired management right of Y-MAX, Inc.
 
2009
Mar.
Acquired ISO27001 certification.
 
2013
Nov.
Received Defence Structure Improvement Foundation Award for designing and manufacturing of Receiving Antenna Duplexer for JMSDF ship.
Receiving antenna multicoupler
Receiving Antenna Duplexer
 
2017
Oct.
Received a letter of appreciation from Minister of Defence,MOD for SAMPA's long history of excellent contributions to JDF.