Kett Milestones


Listed below are some of the key milestone dates in the growth of Kett.  See our press releases for current product introductions and accomplishments.  More »



1946  – Kett established by four engineers in Sapporo. Developed wood moisture tester and iron detector
1950  – Kett develops coating thickness tester, infrared moisture determination balance, and grain moisture tester.
1953 – Kett head office moves from Sapporo to Tokyo.
1954 – Kett receives award for moisture testers at Monbu-sho Invention Exhibition.
1956 – Kett grain moisture tester is adopted for official use by the Japanese government.
1958 – Exported grain moisture tester is sent to Myanmar for official use.
1960 – Kett begins sales of moisture tester through the sales network of the Agricultural Cooperative Association. Participates in “Moscow Fair”.
1961 – Kett develops portable grain moisture tester, model “Riceter”.
1962 – The tobacco-leaf moisture tester is adopted for official use by Nippon Tobacco Industries Co., Ltd.
1968 – Kett develops online / inline moisture tester for plywood mills.
1970 – Kett develops di-electric grain moisture tester for elevator use.
1975 – Kett participates in the “First International Mechanical and Electro-Electronic Trade Fair” in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
1976  – Kett participates in the “Agrichesmistry ’76” trade fair in Moscow, Russia.
1977 – Kett participates in the “Wood Working Show” in Russia.
1978 – Kett participates in the “Exhibition of Agricultural Machines” in Beijing, China.
1979 – Kett develops new coffee-cacao moisture tester in co-operation with the IFCC, Ivory Coast.
1982 – Kett grain moisture tester “Riceter” is adopted for official use by Bangladesh government.
1983 – Kett participates in the first “Scien Eqipex” in Ghanzou, China. Participates in “Technical Exchange of International Equipment in Agriculture” in Xian, Chian. Kett forms business relationship with Trebor Industries Inc., U.S.A.
1985 – Kett starts knock-down business of grain moisture tester, in China.
1987  – Mr. M. Emori succeeds to become president of Kett Electronic Laboratory. Kett’s body fat tester is developed and sales begin in the United States. Kett joins with Trebor Industries, Inc. in the management of Futrex Inc., U.S.A.
1988  – Kett introduces Fitness Analyzer and the LE-300 series compact coating thickness testers.
1989 – Kett develops a compact body fat tester. Sales begin in the United States.
1990 – Kett introduces the LZ-330 Dual-Type Coating Thickness Tester and the FD-600 Infrared Moisture Determination Balance.
1991 – Kett introduces the model “900” series coating thickness testers.
1994 – Kett introduces the “Riceter J” Grain Moisture Tester and the AN-800 Near-Infrared Grain Tester.
1995 – Kett introduces “Wireless 200/300 Series” of coating thickness testers.
1996 – The AN-800 Near Infrared Grain Tester receives the highest award for new product technology at the 7th Annual Ota-Ku New Products Competition in Japan. Kett introduces Riceter J4 and J5 grain moisture testers.
1997 – Kett introduces FD-240 Infrared Moisture Determination Balance, LU-100 Ultrasonic Coating Thickness Tester, and BFT-50 Body Fat Tester.
1998 – Kett completes construction of its Technical Center. Releases AN-700 Near- Infrared Grain Tester, FM-300 Micro-Moisture Analyzer, PM-400 Grain Moisture Tester, and LU-200 Ultrasonic Coating Thickness Tester.
1999 – Kett introduces TX-200 Grain Scope, PQ-510 Single Kernel Grain Moisture Tester, and PM-830 Grain Moisture Tester.
2000 – Kett introduces “Riceter m” Rice & Wheat Tester and HI-330 Fresh Concrete and Sand Moisture Tester.