NIPPON RIKI Kogyo is the oldest razor company in Japan that supports OEM production of all kinds of blades. The company was born in Seki city which has a history of 800 years of producing Japanese sword and other metal blades. NIPPON RIKI’s factory has been manufacturing a high-quality blade since its establishment in 1867.
They have provided a great number of clients with a wide variety of razor and beauty goods products. By drawing on their years of experience and know-how, they can accept, carry out, and meet a wide range of requests from their customers.
world's first stainless razor blade
NIPPON RIKI is known as a company that succeeded in producing the world’s first stainless razor blade in 1957. To produce the highest quality products, they constantly refine cutting-edge technologies without being satisfied with current technology. They have always been at the forefront of the times making full use of state-of-the-art technology, such as production of a plastic handled razor (first in JAPAN), production of a guarded razor blade.
Cooperation with SHISEIDO
NIPPON RIKI has been in tie-up with SHISEIDO from more than 80 years ago. They are producing SHISEIDO’s beauty products mainly around the razors. The company strives to make products that can be enjoyed by all women and all over the world by taking advantage of the high-level product quality and stable production capacity cultivated in the long history. Among products, Eyebrow Scissors and Eyebrow Nippers are long-selling items that have been loved for 30 years without changing shape at all.
Product creation by highly skilled craftsmen
It is natural to make accurate products according to design drawings using machines, but it is common for all products that manual work by skilled craftsmen decides the final quality. In addition to technological improvement of craftsmen, NIPPON RIKI also puts emphasis on inheritance of technical skills and mind which are handed down from generation to generation. Their craftsmen can do exact processing which can not be done by machines.
high-quality quality control system
NIPPON RIKI’s high-quality quality control system cultivated over many years in the razor production field, which requires high precision of 1/1000 millimeter units. Razor blades are strictly controlled from manufacture to shipment In case it gets scratched it will be discarded as a defective item even if it is invisible 0.01 mm scratches.
For that reason, they are conducting a total inspection with skilled examiners and in-house developed special inspection machines. In order to ensure thorough management, NIPPON RIKI’s production complies with the quality management standard “ISO 9001” defined by the International Organization for Standardization.