Company introduction


Now the world is changing and a new society is about to be born.
            Change is our chance.
            The goal is to live a rich and fruitful life for us.
            With this aspiration in our heart, we have been and will continue to do so Inspec continues to challenge.

Become an independent manufacturer. With this in mind, Inspec began its career as a subcontractor in January 1984. At that time, there were no personal computers or the Internet in the world, and the Akita Shinkansen would arrive 12 years later. With twists and turns, we developed a lead frame inspection device in 1996 and gained a foothold as an inspection device manufacturer.

In order to live as an independent manufacturer, we challenged new technologies and hit the wall, and when we crossed one, we were bounced back again. We have overcome it and have walked to this day. During this time, the technology that has evolved step by step has become highly competitive and can drive the growth of the business, and through these efforts, many employees have grown beyond the growth of the company and are driving the current Inspec. We are doing it.

Currently, the world is facing difficulties due to the corona wreck, but a new society is being built in combination with the angry technological innovations in the electronics field that we are working on. We will take on the challenge of new initiatives to contribute to the prosperity and development of society even after the corona storm, and aim to live a prosperous, fruitful and fulfilling life.

President and CEO Masashi Sugawara

Management Philosophy

To contribute to the prosperity and development of society.
        This is the purpose of the Inspec Group and the joy of our employees.
        To achieve this goal, we always think and
        With courageous action and tireless efforts,
        We shall aim for our happiness.

Our strengths

Providing the best solution with comprehensive strength in visual inspection

The biggest feature of Inspec is that we have all three major elements of visual inspection in-house: image processing technology, mechatronics technology, and optical sensing technology.
We will make the best use of our comprehensive strength in this inspection technology to provide the best solutions for products, technologies and services to meet the latest advanced inspection needs.

            Image processing technology: Ultra-fast, high-sensitivity & low excess detection; Ultra-high-speed image processing engine equipped with in-house developed hardware and various software
            Mechatronics technology: High speed, high accuracy, high reliability; Base machine backed by many achievements and advanced patented technology
            Optical sensing technology: Lighting, lenses, ultra-high resolution images; Lighting technology backed by a lot of know-how
            Accumulation of operational know-how: Semiconductor package substrate, flexible substrate, BGA, CSP, lead frame, liquid crystal substrate, etc. Extensive operational know-how

Company Profile

Company profile

Trade name Inspec Inc.
Listed Market Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section (Securities Code: 6656)
Headquarters 79-1 Arayashiki, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku-shi, Akita
Founded January 1984 (Showa 59)
Capital 677 million yen
Number of employees 72 employees (as of May 1, 2021)


President and CEO Masashi Sugawara
Managing Director Kieko Tomioka
Director Akihiko Watanabe
Director Makoto Sato
Director (outside) Hideaki Kobayashi
Director (outside) Takaaki Domon
Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member Tsutomu Goto
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Koji Fujita
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Motohiko Sano

Office / factory

Headquarters and factory 79-1 Arayashiki, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku-shi, Akita 014-0341
Tokyo Office 〒105-0012 2-7-5 Shibadaimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo MT Building 1F
Nagano Support Center 175 Kojima, Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture 381-0017 Sky Court 102

Organization chart

General meeting of shareholders
Board of Corporate Auditors
board of directors
President and CEO
Internal Audit Office
President's office
Management Department
Sales department
Production department
Quality assurance Department
Customer satisfaction department
Engineering department
Direct imager project group
R&D department


20th Century

January 1984
Established Taiyo Seisakusho for the purpose of assembling electronic components in the electronics field
May 1988
Established Taiyo Seisakusho Co., Ltd. in Nishi-Nagano, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku-gun, Akita Prefecture (currently Semboku City), and then changed its organization to a joint-stock company in 1991.
October 1991
Headquarters relocated to Kakunodatemachi Kakunodate, Semboku-gun, Akita Prefecture (currently Semboku City), new office building construction, FA system contract production started
February 1996
Received certification from the Small and Medium Business Administration as a research and development support project based on the 'Small and Medium Enterprise Creation Activity Promotion Law'
March 1997
Received certification from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as a support project based on the 'Temporary Measures Law for Facilitation of Implementation of Specified New Business (New Business Law)'
July 1997
Start of sales of lead frame inspection equipment (MV7000 series)

21th Century

January 2001
Changed company name to Inspec Inc.
July 2002
TAV tape inspection product (TR2000 series) now on sale (equipped with inspec II)
March 2003
Opened Tokyo office in Minato-ku, Tokyo
June 2006
Listed on the Mothers market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
October 2006
Completion of head office factory extension and renovation work
May 2009
Started sales of the world's highest performance board AOI (pattern inspection product) SX5000 series
July 2009
Adopted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as '2009 Strategic Fundamental Technology Advancement Support Project'
November 2009
Adopted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a 'support subsidy for product development of manufacturing SMEs'
October 2010
Launched SX3300 series of strategic products for the global market of substrate AOI
June 2011
Concluded a general agency contract with Taiwan TKK (Taiwan kong king Co., Ltd .: Taiwan Kong King Co., Ltd .)
August 2011
Launched in-line high-performance inspection equipment
October 2012
Started selling AV500, a small AVI (final visual inspection product) for flexible substrates (FPC)
November 2012
Adopted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for '2012 Global Technology Cooperation Support Project'
September 2013
Established a local subsidiary 'Taiwan Eizo Co., Ltd.' (English name: Inspec Taiwan Inc.) in Taiwan.
March 2015
Made 'First EIE SA' in Geneva, Switzerland a subsidiary
June 2016
Launched roll-to-roll high-performance inspection equipment RA series
September 2017
Changed from the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Market to the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
2019 Reiwa first year
Developed and started sales of roll-to-roll direct imaging equipment as a new business
2019 Reiwa first year
Headquarters factory extension work completed

Group company

Inspec Taiwan Inc. 5F-6,No.60,Nanhua St., Taoyuan City,Taoyuan County 33042, Taiwan(R.O.C)

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Head office

Inspec Headquarters
79-1 Arayashiki, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku-shi, Akita 014-0341
TEL: 0187-54-1888 (Representative)


Chitose Airport ←−→ Akita Airport 50 minutes
Haneda Airport ←−→ Akita Airport 60 minutes
Osaka ←−→ Akita Airport 80 minutes
Nagoya ←−→ Akita Airport 70 minutes
Fukuoka Airport ←−→ Akita Airport 105 minutes

Shinkansen (Akita Shinkansen)

Tokyo ←−→ Kakunodate 3 hours 11 minutes
Sendai ←−→ Kakunodate 1 hour 30 minutes
Morioka ←−→ Kakunodate 50 minutes
Akita ←−→ Kakunodate 45 minutes


Morioka (National Route 46) ←−→ Kakunodate Approximately 70 minutes
Akita (National Route 13-National Route 46 from Kyowa Machi) ←−→ Kakunodate Approximately 60 minutes
Akita Airport (National Route 13-National Route 46 from Kyowa Machi) ←−→ Kakunodate Approximately 60 minutes

Tokyo office

Tokyo office
〒1F MT Building, 2-7-5 Shibadaimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0012

Suzhou Support Center

Room 1303, Building 2, Ziguiyuan, Jiangling West Road, Wujiang District, Suzhou City


Inspec Taiwan Inc.

Inspec Taiwan Inc.
5F-6,No.60,Nanhua St., Taoyuan City,Taoyuan County33042, Taiwan(R.O.C)