NIPPON KORNMEYER CARBON GROUP (NKCG)
In business since 1968 - Nippon Kornmeyer Carbon Group (NKCG) is a company jointly operated by the shareholders of Kornmeyer Carbon-Group (Germany) and Nippon Carbon Co. Ltd. (Japan), a Tokyo stock exchange listed carbon manufacturer.
NKCG specializes in design, simulation, manufacturing, coating, purification and technical support of carbon- and ceramic-based materials for our customers in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and the Americas as well as selected applications in Asia. Key industries served cover the segments: Industrial, metal industries, heat treatment, automotive, solar (photovoltaic), semiconductor and aerospace.
NKCG produces components made of graphite, CFC and carbon-based insulating materials in any shape, size and complexity. We manufacture single-parts, assemblies, large projects or serial production. In addition to the machining, all components can be purified and coated (e.g. SiC and PyC).
Production steps are implemented and monitored to the highest standards of the respective industry sectors.
NKCG is proactively researching and exploring new applications of exisiting processes and promoting new technologies. The access to the R&D center of Nippon Carbon Group in Japan supports our local engineering team to act fully integrated in the application and product improvement process.
OUR COMPANY HISTORY
Foundation of KOGO mechanics by Winfried Kornmeyer, first own workshop with several CNC equipment
Developing and Manufacturing
Jointly developed graphite heated vacuum furnace of its kind with Schmetz, Menden, one of the leading manufacturer of vacuum furnaces
Starting Serial Manufacturing
Start of serial manufacturing of heating chambers with hard felt and CFC linings
First mover with direct heated charging rack (Carbon Composites) for the vacuum brazing of coolers in the automotive production
Production of serial parts for manufacturing equipment of solar silicon and solar cells
First Purification Furnaces in Windhagen
Construction of the present location in Windhagen, first own purification furnaces were installed
Foundation of Holding Company
Foundation of Carbon Group as a holding company of companies from all sectors; Founder Winfried Kornmeyer retires after 40 years in operating business and takes over advisory functions
New construction of warehouse and machine park premises
New Purification & Coating Center
Start of new purification and coating center in Windhagen with several new furnaces (CVI & CVD processes)
Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd. Japan acquired shares of Kornmeyer Carbon-Group, the company was then renamed into “Nippon Kornmeyer Carbon Group”.
Opened NKCG offices and warehouses in Cleveland, Ohio.