Introducing JECTEC

General Background

JECTEC was established in 1991 as a co-operative testing and research organization of the electric wire and cable industry. It was the realization of a plan conceived by the industrial society of wire and cable in Japan, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) with objectives of promoting higher technology for the safety and reliability of wire and cable, and responding to new technological issues related to resources and the environment.
JECTEC has been active in the field of research and development, while expanding its activity in evaluation, conformity assessment, and information services concerning electric wires and cables.
A notable change in recent activities is the remarkable extension of its conformity assessment testing work. JECTEC is gradually evolving into a qualified inspection body from an R&D laboratory.
JECTEC continues to enhance the technology and quality of wires and cables as a third party testing institution and a certification body.


Name of Organization Japan Electric Cable Technology Center (JECTEC)
Address 1-4-4, Shinmiyakoda, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, 431-2103 Japan
Establishment February 8,1991
Competent Authorities Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Scope of Operations Surveys, research, development, testing, inspection, certification, etc. on electric wires and cables
(Note) Above figures are as of Oct 2017.


1991 Chartered by MITI (February)
Joint research project by six major electric wire companies: “development of a recovery system for electric wire and cable coating materials that coverts them into oil and powder” (AIST subsidy project lasting for 5 years)
1992 New building completed in the current site (Hamamatsu City), Moving of the office (May)
1993 Overseas training program started (Bangkok, Thailand)
1994 CSA verification test started (Certification body: CSA)
1995 Joint research project with NEDO: Development of fuel conversion for wire and cable covering materials (for 2 years)
2000 CENELEC Standards verification test started (Certification body: TUV)
2001 Registration as an inspection body for specified electrical products (electric wires) based on the Electrical Appliances and Material Safety Act
2002 Accreditation as ISO/IEC17025 testing laboratory for testing the fire and heat resistance of electric wires
2004 Registration as a certification body with regard to the fire and heat resistance of electric wires based on the Fire Service Act
2005 Registration as a JNLA test operator based on the Industrial Standardization Act
2006 Registration as a JIS mark certification body based on the Industrial Standardization Act
2008 Receipt of Japan Copper Development Association Award for “activities aimed at reducing CO2 emissions based on optimizing the conductor sizes of electric wires and cables”
Receipt of Encouragement Prize at 2008 Eco-Efficiency Awards for “activities to spread and promote environmental efficiency in the area of electric wires”
2010 Receipt of IWCS Best Poster Paper Award for “multi-client research related to the recycling of electric wire coating materials”
2011 The 20th anniversary of JECTEC’s founding (February)
Transition to general incorporated association based on approval from the Cabinet Office (April)
2013 Accreditation as ISO/IEC17025 testing laboratory in relation to various types of combustion tests
Conclusion of contract with JAB regarding ILAC-MRA test center, in relation to testing the fire and heat resistance of electric wires and testing the fireproofing of railway vehicles
Approval by CERTIFER of France to perform tests according to EN45545-2 related to the fire protection of railway vehicles

Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart