Aiming to be a Global Enterprise that helps protect the Earth's environment and prevent global warming. Established in 1927, EKO Instruments has now accumulated over 85 years of history. We are deeply and sincerely grateful for the tremendous support we have received from all those that made this possible.
Beginning with scientific instrumentation for meteorological and environmental applications 85 years ago, EKO Instruments now includes three core business areas, which are remote sensing, evaluation and measurement of photovoltaic performance, and radiation and spectral measurements. To explore the potential of these core areas EKO is working closely with industry and research organizations to develop new products for the future. In terms of material characterization and analysis, we not only offer advanced and highly reliable overseas products, but also are focusing on developing our own proprietary products.
In the future, we aim to increase the level of technology by combining our core technology in optical measurement solutions for photovoltaic power generation. Furthermore, we hope to use this technology for applications in other fields, thereby exploring new markets. To prepare for our next step, we are strengthening exports of our proprietary products. In 2007, we established EKO Instruments USA Inc. in the United States. In April 2008, we established EKO Instruments Europe B.V. in The Netherlands. In addition, by leveraging the comprehensive strength of our Technical Center and Customer Support Center, which provide services and solutions involving alternative energy and material characterization and analysis, we aim to be an enterprise that can contribute to protecting the global environment and preventing global warming.
As we face our upcoming 100th anniversary, EKO Instruments is working vigorously to develop measuring instruments and to create new value that meets the expectations of all our customers.