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Yanagawa's history

1952 S27 Founded in Fuchu, Tokyo with a capital of ¥500,000
1960 S35 Suzuka Factory opened
1963 S38 Automotive parts machining operation started
1965 S40 Sayama Factory opened
(Operation at Fuchu Factory transferred to Sayama)
1966 S41 R&D division organized at Head Office
1967 S42 Nishi Tokyo Factory and Kameyama Factory opened
1973 S48 Asama Giken Co., Ltd. founded
1974 S49 Kyushu Yanagawa Seiki Co., Ltd. founded
1977 S52 Die cast facilities at Kameyama Factory completed
1982 S57 Manual transmission production for Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sayama Factory started at Yanagawa Sayama Factory
Additional building at Sayama Factory completed
1983 S58 Continuous heat treatment furnace completed at Sayama Factory
Die cast facilities completed at Sayama Factory
Tokyo Factory opened (Nishi Tama Gun, Tokyo)
1984 S59 Capital increased to ¥485 million
1985 S60 One-millionth transmission unit assembled
1986 S61 Additional building at Suzuka Factory completed
1987 S62 Tochigi Branch Office opened Manual transmission production for Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Suzuka Factory started at Kameyama Factory
1988 S63 Knuckle assembly production for Honda Motor Co., Ltd. at Sayama and Suzuka Factory started
YSK Corporation founded in Ohio, U.S.A.
Recognition for the energy management by the Minister of International Trade and Industry
1990 H2 Technical collaboration agreement concluded with BDI of Thailand
Production of automatic transmission component for Honda Accord model started at Sayama Factory
1991 H3 Technical collaboration agreement concluded with PCL of U.K.
1992 H4 Thai Yanagawa Co., Ltd. founded
1993 H5 Hamamatsu Branch Office opened
1995 H7 Joint development with Honda R & D Co., Ltd. started for transmission to be mounted on Formula racing cars
Additional building completed at Kamayama Factory
Technical Center opened
Die production and die casting facilities completed at Thai Yanagawa Co., Ltd.
1997 H9 Sayama, Kameyama and Suzuka Factories certified under ISO9002
Squeeze cast production of engine components for Mercedez Benz started
Nakamura Tanzo Co., Ltd., Hayakawa Mfg. Co., Ltd. and Nakatan Thai Industry Co., Ltd. merged in Yanagawa Group
1998 H10 Capital increased to \676 million (March)
1999 H11 Technical Center certified under ISO9001
Sayama, Kameyama and Suzuka Factories certified under ISO14001
2001 H13 Technical Center relocated from Nishi Tama Gun, Tokyo to Haga Industrial Park in Haga Gun, Tochigi
2002 H14 Five-millionth transmission unit assembled
Mass production of 4-pinion differential started
2005 H17 Additional building for die cast production completed at Kameyama Factory
2006 H18 Nakamura Tanzo Co., Ltd., Hayakawa Mfg. Co., Ltd. and Nakatan Thai Industry Co., Ltd.
renamed to Yanagawa Techno Forge Co., Ltd., Yanagawa Machine Tech Co., Ltd. and Yanagawa Techno Forge (Thailand) Co., Ltd respectively.
2008 H20 Additional building completed at Kameyama Factory for production of aluminum components for hybrid cars, etc.
2011 H23 Additional building completed at Thai Yanagawa Co., Ltd.
2012 H24 Production of aluminum components for EV cars started at Sayama Factory

 

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