About NGK Metals Corporation
NGK Metals Business Group is the world's largest manufacturer of beryllium containing metals. Manufacturing facilities are located in Sweetwater, Tennessee; Nagoya, Japan; and Coueron, France.
NGK Berylco's continued commitment to customer needs is reflected by our substantial investment in equipment and employees over the years.
- To develop, produce, and market the best beryllium-containing products worldwide.
- To be competitive in our markets while we continuously improve our customer satisfaction, our quality, our productivity, and our safety.
- To participate in achieving customer satisfaction through employee empowerment and open communication.
1929 - Incorporated as The Beryllium Development Corp, Marysville, MI.
1933 - The Beryllium Corporation was formed
1935 - The Beryllium Corporation moved to Temple, PA. (former site of PA Malleable Iron Co.)
1968 - Consolidation of Kawecki Chemical Co., Boyertown, PA and The Beryllium Corporation, Temple, PA into Kawecki Berylco Industries (KBI) (Oct. 15, 1968)
1978 - KBI becomes Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Cabot Corporation.
1986 - Cabot Corporation reaches agreement with NGK Insulators Ltd, Nagoya, Japan on sale of Beryllium Alloy business. In October of that year NGK Metals Corporation is established.