Company Info and History

Company Info

Company name Canon Optron, Inc.
Address 1744-1, Kanakubo, Yuki-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
Capital 80,000,000 yen
Shareholder Canon Inc. (100%)
Establishment 1974
Site area 38,202m2
Floor area 13,256m2
Fields of business Development, production and sales of optical crystals and vacuum evaporation materials
Sales of paints and adhesives for optical elements


Started development of fluorite at the Toride factory of Canon Inc.
1968 Started production of fluorite crystals
1972 Started development of evaporation materials
1974 Optron Inc. was established
1977 Started production of evaporation materials
1983 Became 100% subsidiary of Canon Inc.
2001 Move to Yuki-shi, Ibaraki
2004 Company name changed to Canon Optron, Inc.
2007 Sales of paints and adhesives for optical elements made by Canon Chemicals Inc.
2014 The 40th Anniversary
2016 Started development oxide-type solid electrolytes for all-solid-state lithium ion batteries
2020 Donated artificial fluorite crystals to JCII Camera Museum


By public transportation:

20 minuts from JR Oyama station by taxi.
(By JR Tohoku Shinkansen, you can reach Oyama in 45 minutes from Tokyo or in 12 minutes from Utsunomiya)

5 minutes from Yuki Station (JR Mito line) by taxi


By car:

About 40 minutes from the Sano Fujioka IC of the Tohoku Expressway
About 40 minutes from the Goka IC of the Ken-O Expressway