About Us

Kayaku Safety Systems Europe a.s. (KSE), a joint-stock company, is a manufacturer of pyrotechnic initiators and gas generators used in automobile occupant protection modules, i.e. airbags and seat-belt pretensioners. Our company builds upon the tradition of industrial pyrotechnic manufacture in Vsetin and makes full use of technologies developed by our parent company, Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd.

The merger of INDET SAFETY SYSTEMS a.s. and Nippon Kayaku CZ, s.r.o. on 1 January 2011 extended the ISS portfolio adding Gas Generants.

The company name was changed to Kayaku Safety Systems Europe a.s. on 1 June 2018. The reason of the change was to unify the identitity of the Nippon Kayaku Group.
 

Company Name:    Kayaku Safety Systems Europe a.s.            

Company Address: Bobrky 2271, 755 01 Vsetin, CZ

Business Identification Number:  25114 638
VAT Number: CZ 25114 638

Top Representative: Shinji Ichikawa (President)

Foundation Date: 20 March 1997
Stock Capital: 361 mil. CZK
The company is registered with the Regional Court in Ostrava Part B, Entry 2925.

Number of employees at the date February 28, 2019:  1076

Company logo
 

The company logo consists of  a graphic symbol (the "flower" - a typical sign of Nippon Kayaku Group) and the company name.

Mission

"There is no system working without a reliable heart.
KSE Pyrotechnics: Hearts of Automotive Safety Systems."

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History

2018
1 June 2018
Change of the company name to Kayaku Safety Systems Europe a.s. and the company registered office.

2016
06/2016
Nippon Kayaku Group celebrates its 100th Anniversary on 5 June 2016.


2014
02/2014
ISS celebrates its 15th Anniversary with Nippon

ku.


2013
12/2013
A new production plant opens  – Location 4, Bobrky.


2011
01/2011
Merger of two companies, INDET SAFETY SYSTEMS a.s. (ISS) and Nippon Kayaku CZ, s.r.o. (NKCZ) on 11 January 2011. INDET SAFETY SYTEMS a.s. emerged as the successor company, NKCZ was dissolved.


2008
02/2008
The headquarters move to Bobrky 462, Vsetin. (Previously at Jasenice 713, Vsetin).


2007
09/2007
Central office and warehouse moves to Bobrky, Vsetin.
 

2006
11/2006
Production of LW Micro Gas Generator starts.
05/2006
Production of CB Micro Gas Generator starts.
03/2006
The 100 millionth PLSQ unit produced.
02/2006
Foundation of Nippon Kayaku CZ, s.r.o., a sister company.


2005
06/2005
Technology Center officially opens, nowadays known by the abbreviation R&D.


2004
04/2004
Change in shareholder structure: Nippon Kayaku gains a 100% share.
 

2003
10/2003
Company certified according to ISO/TS 16949:2002.
04/2003
The first dispatch of MGG and GTMS squibs.
 

2002
12/2002
Company certified according to ISO 14001.
08/2002
First dispatch of MGG.
03/2002
The first GTMS squib assembly line is installed.


2001
12/2001
Company certified according to QS 9000.
02/2001
The first MGG production assembly line is installed.


2000
07/2000
Company certified according to ISO 9001.
02/2000
New formation of a joint venture: 100% shared between Nippon Kayaku and Nichimen.


1999
01/1999 
Participation of Japanese investors (join venture Nippon Kayaku, Nichimen a ZV Indet). ISS launches its operation with the production of plastic squibs.


1997
03/1997
Establishment of INDET SAFETY SYSTEMS a.s. (ISS).