History

Jul. 1954 Establishment of Torii Painting Co., Ltd.
Dec. 1976 Establishment of Press Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd. in Shizuoka, Japan to manufacture and sell automotive parts
May. 1977 Start of automotive parts production for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Aug. 1979 Start of Exhaust catalytic converters production for four-wheel motor vehicles
Aug. 1981 Installation of high-frequency heat forming press quenching machines to produce high-precision, high-quality brake discs for two-wheel motor vehicles
Sep. 1982 Start of AT torque converter production for four-wheel motor vehicles
Jul. 1983 Change of the trade name of Torii Painting Co., Ltd. to Takaoka Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Jul. 1985 Establishment of what is (now the Tochigi Research and Development Center) in Tochigi, Japan in order to expand the company’s research and development system
Nov. 1986 Merger of Takaoka Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Press Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd. to form Yutaka Giken Co., Ltd.
Feb. 1988 Acquisition of Yokota Industry Co., Ltd. (currently Sumirex Co., Ltd.) in Shizuoka, Japan as a consolidated subsidiary
Jun. 1988 Absorbed Kokan Giken Co., Ltd.
Apr. 1994 Establishment of YUTAKA MANUFACTURING (PHILIPPINES), INC. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Laguna, the Philippines
Oct. 1994 Signing of a master agreement for the sale of automotive parts with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Feb. 1995 Establishment of CARDINGTON YUTAKA TECHNOLOGIES INC. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Ohio, U.S.A.
Jun. 1995 Establishment of CHONGQING JIN FENG MECHANICAL Co., LTD. in Chongqing, China, in accordance with a joint-venture agreement with Chongqing Jin Lun Hong Xiao Shang Qi Chang (current Chongqing Jin Lun Gong Ye Gu Fen)
Mar. 1996 Establishment of P.T. YUTAKA MANUFACTURING INDONESIA (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Bekasi, Indonesia, in accordance with a joint-venture agreement with P.T. Federal Motor
Jun. 1996 Establishment of YUTAKA GIKEN (U.K.) LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in London, U.K.
Jun. 1996 Establishment of Unipart Yutaka Systems Ltd. (currently UYS Ltd., a consolidated subsidiary) in Oxfordshire, U.K.
Oct. 1996 Increase of equity participation in Shinnichi Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Aichi, Japan
Nov. 1996 Signing of a master agreement for the sale of automotive parts with Isuzu Motors Ltd.
Oct. 1997 Registration with the Japan Securities Dealers Association to be listed on the over-the-counter market
Nov. 1997 Establishment of Moroyama Plant at Saitama, Japan
Feb. 1999 Establishment of SOUTH CAROLINA YUTAKA TECHNOLOGIES INC. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in South Carolina, U.S.A.
Feb. 2001 Cancellation of Unipart Yutaka Systems Ltd.’s joint-venture agreement with the Unipart Group and change of trade name to Unipart Yutaka Systems Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
Mar. 2001 Establishment of TATA YUTAKA AUTOCOMP PRIVATE LTD. (Yutaka Autoparts Pune Private Ltd.), a joint venture with Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd., in Pune, India
Oct. 2001 Beginning of operations of Mito Plant of Shinnichi Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Aichi, Japan
Dec. 2001 Establishment of YUTAKA DO BRASIL LTDA. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in São Paulo, Brazil
Jul. 2002 Making an equity participation in Quan Hui Auto Parts Co., Ltd., in the city of Foshan, China. Subsequently, in April 2003, change of trade name to FOSHAN FENGFU AUTOPARTS CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
Aug. 2002 Establishment of YS TECH (THAILAND) CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary), a joint venture with Shinnichi Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary), in Prachinburi, Thailand
Nov. 2003 Acquisition of additional shares in UYS Ltd. to make it a consolidated subsidiary
Aug. 2004 Establishment of FOSHAN YUTAKA AUTO PARTS CO., LTD. in Foshan, China
Dec. 2004 Cancellation of registration with the Japan Securities Dealers Association to be listed in the over-the-counter market and subsequent obtaining of a listing on the JASDAQ stock exchange (currently Tokyo Exchange. Inc. JASDAQ (Standard))
Mar. 2005 Establishment of WUHAN JIN FENG AUTOPARTS CO., LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Wuhan, China, in accordance with the joint-venture agreement with Chongqing Jin Lun Gong Ye Gu Fen Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2006 Closure of the Moroyama Plant and transfer of its operations to the Ranzan Plant in Saitama, Japan
Aug. 2006 Cancellation of joint-venture agreement with Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd. and Tata Yutaka Autocomp Ltd. (Yutaka Autoparts Pune Private Ltd.) made into a wholly owned subsidiary
Oct. 2006 Integration of the Hamamatsu Technology Institute into the Tochigi Research and Development Center
Dec. 2006 Establishment of ALABAMA CULLMAN YUTAKA TECHNOLOGIES LLC (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Alabama, U.S.A.
Mar. 2007 Establishment of YUTAKA AUTOPARTS INDIA PRIVATE LTD. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in the city of Gurgaon, Haryana, India
May 2007 Closure of the Suzuka Plant and transfer of its operations to the Mie Plant in the Chusei Hokubu Science City of Tsu, Mie
Mar. 2008 Acquisition of additional shares in Shinnichi Kogyo Co., Ltd. in Aichi, Japan, to make it a consolidated subsidiary
Jun. 2008 Signing of a master agreement for the sale of automotive parts with Suzuki Motor Corp.
Jan. 2011 Selling of all shares in Yutaka Autoparts Pune Private Ltd.
Mar. 2012 Selling of all equity in Chongqing Jin Feng Mechanical Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2012 Establishment of YUTAKA TECHNOLOGIES DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) in Guanajuato, Mexico
Jun. 2013 Closure of the Takaoka Plant
Jun. 2014 Liquidation of SOUTH CAROLINA YUTAKA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Sep. 2016 A portion of Foshan Yutaka Auto Parts Co., Ltd.’s (currently a consolidated subsidiary) shares were transferred to Shinnichi Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary), forming a joint venture.
Sep. 2017 A portion of Foshan Fengfu Autoparts Co., Ltd.’s (currently a consolidated subsidiary) shares were received by Foshan Yutaka Auto Parts Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary).
Jun. 2018 Relocation of the Head Office of Shinnichi Kogyo Co., Ltd. in Aichi (currently a consolidated subsidiary) from Gamagoori, to Mito-cho, Toyokawa.
Apr. 2019 Relocation of Sumirex Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) from Tenryu Ward, Hamamatsu to Miyakoda-cho, Kita Ward, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.