MESSAGE| Message from the President

We create new value for helium with corporate
management that is technology-oriented.

Nippon Helium Inc., founded in 1969, was the first company in Japan to import, refill and sell liquefied helium. As a member of the Air Water Group, which provides comprehensive solutions for industrial gas, we currently have six contract refilling plants to accommodate customers throughout the country; from our Center Plant in Kawasaki as the core, to Hokkaido in the north and Kyushu in the south.
"Safety" and "technology" constitute the bedrock of our service. Since our foundation, we have experienced zero accidents and make every effort to incorporate "Safety" and environmental consciousness at all sites. And, "technology" can be said to be the value we provide to our customers. In the sale of helium, which demands advanced "technology," we have achieved a high level of customer satisfaction through such methods as transfer refilling (transfer from dedicated containers) by skilled staff at the customer’s location. We will continue to contribute to our customer’s innovation in production activities and research activities by utilizing the "Technology" we have accumulated as a pioneer in helium. Looking at our business over the long term, since we handle helium, which is both a natural product and a by-product, imbalances in supply and demand will always occur. In preparation for such risks we strive to diversify procurement sources and make efforts to establish a stable supply system. It is also vital to reduce loss in the production and supply value chain because we are dealing with a precious resource. To this end, we built an ideal new plant in Kawasaki to reduce losses to the minimum, in coordination with the Air Water Group.

With reliable procurement routes and highly productive factories as our business foundation, and by promoting a sales strategy with sales engineers at the core, we hope to continue our evolution while placing value on the mutually beneficial relationship with our customers. We sincerely thank you for your understanding and support.

President and CEO Ken Hagiwara

President and CEO
Ken Hagiwara

Company

Access

3-10-1 Shiohama, Kawasaki-Ku, Kawasaki City Zip 210-0826 Japan

○From Haneda Airport
Take the Keikyū line and get off at Keikyū-kawasaki Station.
From the East Exit of JR Kawasaki Station (adjacent to Keikyū-kawasaki Station),
it is about a 10 minute ride by taxi, or take the Rinko Bus 川21 to JFE Ikegami-seimonmae.
It is about a 3 minute walk from the bus stop.
It is about a 20 minute taxi ride from Haneda Airport.
○When using the Bullet train (Shinkansen)
From Shin-Yokohama Station, take the JR Yokohama Line, at Higashi Kanagawa
Station change to the JR Keihin Tohoku Line, get off at Kawasaki Station. From
the East Exit of JR Kawasaki Station, it is about a 10 minute ride by taxi, or take
the Rinko Bus 川21 to JFE Ikegami-seimonmae. It is about a 3 minute walk from
the bus stop.
○When using JR Lines or Keikyū Lines
From JR Kawasaki Station, or from the East Exit of the Keikyū-kawasaki Station,
it is about a 10 minute ride by taxi, or take the Rinko Bus川21 to JFE Ikegami-seimonmae.
It is about a 3 minute walk from the bus stop.

Corporate History

- Our history as a pioneer in the business of importing and refilling helium

1969/7
Nippon Helium Inc. is established by joint capital investment between Daiho Sangyo Inc.
and Mitsui & Co., Ltd for the purpose of importing, sub-dividing, refilling and selling liquefied helium in Japan. Capital: 30 million yen.
1974/5
Capital participation and increase by Daido Sanso K.K. (Currently, Air Water Inc.). Capital: 45 million yen.
1985/7
Helium gas refilling agreement is concluded with Japan Fine Gas Co., Ltd (Currently Senboku Oxygen Co., Ltd.).
1989/1
Helium gas refilling agreement is concluded with Kumamoto Daido Gas Co., Ltd (Currently Kyushu Air Water Co., Ltd).
2002/10
Helium gas refilling agreement is concluded with Takenaka Kouatsu Co., Ltd.
2008/4
ISO9001 is acquired.
2013/3
Helium gas refilling agreement is concluded with Niigata Gas Kogyo Co., Ltd.
2016/4
Full-scale entry is made into the rare gas business.
2017/3
Daiho Sangyo Inc. withdraws capital.
2018/4
Main plant relocated to Kawasaki City.

Establishment of Plant

Establishment of Plant
Turning the page on a new chapter of history
"Establishment of the Kawasaki Center Plant".

We built a new 6,616 m2 plant, approximately three times the size of the old plant, in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture with the aim of further enhancing our operations and stable supply of helium, and it started full-scale operation in April 2018.
The new plant will have the position of an experimental factory, where any and all improvements are brought out and accumulated, and bear the responsibility of finally perfecting ideal processes. In addition, based on the data accumulated in the process of making those improvements, we will aim to roll out those ideal processes to Air Water Group ultra-extreme-low temperature refilling locations throughout the country, using them to improve profitability of the Group overall.

Air Water Group

As a member of the Air Water Group

Since becoming a member of the Air Water Group, we have actively pursued cooperation with each group company through research, technology development, purchasing and logistics, and have generated various synergies. On this occasion we welcome a new sales engineer who is adding to the diversification and strengthening of competitiveness in the business we promote.

Air Water Group