Why Hochiki

The Hochiki Corporation, a world leader in fire protection equipment, has been operating in Japan since 1918. Since then, eighteen subsidiaries have been formed around the world, including manufacturing locations in Japan, the UK, and in the United States with Hochiki America being its largest subsidiary.

Hochiki America is most proud of its state of the art manufacturing facility in Buena Park, CA. Hochiki America has been manufacturing in Southern California since 1972. For over 35 years Hochiki America has been suppliers of quality smoke detectors to the fire alarm industry. Many of its larger customers are well recognized Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). 

Some of Hochiki America’s larger OEM clients have been Simplex (over 20 years), Silent Knight (over 10 years), Radionics, Bosch, Potter, Napco, and Fike. Hochiki’s longstanding relationships are due to the fact that it offers the highest in quality workmanship at competitive pricing. Most of the quality is “built in” from the ground up using only the finest in raw materials and the most advanced automated testing and manufacturing equipment available anywhere. 

Hochiki America’s internal operating procedures are per ISO 9001:2008, the highest and most recognized standard in the industry. And, as required for the United States market, their products are approved by recognized agencies such as Underwriters Laboratories and Factory Mutual. Hochiki America’s systems are approved to UL’s 9th Edition Standards.

With many companies moving the majority of their manufacturing offshore it is worth noting that Hochiki America doubled its manufacturing capabilities in Southern California in 2007-2008. It increased its production staff by over 150% as well as adding two new highly automated surface-mounted printed circuit assembly lines to its USA operation. Hochiki America manufactures its printed circuit board assemblies in the United States. Hochiki believes that the secret to reliability is controlling the manufacturing process every step of the way, testing, testing and retesting everything it makes all the way through the production process.

Hochiki America adds even more value to its products by powering up and “burning-in” every device it makes before subjecting it to its final acceptance testing. Hochiki provides expert technical and after market support and technical training at its manufacturing facility to assure that its products are used in a most responsible way.

Why a Hochiki America Fire Alarm System? Simply put, Hochiki America has the most reliable and competitive fire alarm system products available today. Hochiki America should be your choice for all of your fire alarm systems.


Why Hochiki