History of KDK
The KDK brand is an acronym for the Japanese company, Kawakita Denki Kigyousha which was founded in July 1909.
KDK is famous for being the first manufacturer of Electric Fans which is equipped with Japanese-made alternating-current motor in Japan . Thereafter, KDK has developed its overseas market since 1950's and further solidified its top-brand position, where it is regarded as a synonym for Electric Fans.
KDK started its business with Electric Fans and today the core business is to produce Ventilating Fans, Ceiling Fans, as well as Electric Fans. By taking full advantage of its strength in electrical and project sales channels in the major markets, i.e. Asia, Middle East and South Central America , KDK has evolved as a reputable brand in the regions.
KDK History Chart 1909-2009
||The Birth of KDK:
Company was founded as Kawakita Denki Kigyosha, which was an engineering company in the electrical industry.
||Mass Production of Electric Fan:
Mass production and sales of the ‘Typhoon type’ Electric Fan began.
||Uzumaki Guard Founded:
A utility model Uzumaki Guard was applied to the Electric Fans.
||Registration of KDK Trademark
The 1st KDK trademark was established.
||Development of Ceiling Fan
The 1st ceiling fan was developed and launched in Japan.
||Development of Ventilating Fan (Shutter Type):
Company’s Ventilating Fan (Shutter Type) went into operation.
Established Osaka Denki Seiki Co., Ltd and became a member of Panasonic Group, later renamed to Matsushita Seiko Co. Ltd. A new KDK Trademark was registered in 1960.
Produced a special Desk Fan as a memorial gift to celebrate the 70th Anniversary.
|1979||Establishment of Distributors Overseas
The success prompted KDK to set up different distributors in Hong Kong, the Philippines, the Americas and Canada in a few years to explore sales.
|1988||Relegations of Sales Representative
KDK appointed Shun Hing Electric Works and Engineering Co. Ltd as its Hong Kong Sales Representative.
|2001||Establishment of Sales Company in Indonesia
PT. KDK Indonesia was set up to handle business prospects in Indonesia.
|2002||Establishment of Sales Company in Malaysia
KDK Fans (M) Sdn. Bhd. was set up to handle business prospects in Malaysia.
|2003||Company Name Changed
Matsushita Seiko Co. Ltd was renamed as Matsushita Ecology Systems Co., Ltd. and its Head Office moved from Osaka to Kasugai in Aichi.
||Entered a New Era
100th Anniversary for KDK.