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Corporate History

August, 1961 Separated from Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd. (currently JTEKT) to become an independent company (company capital 200 million yen)
October, 1961 Commenced operation
November, 1962 Commenced operation of Yao Plant
August, 1963 U.S.A.: Technical tie-up with Van Norman Machine Tool Company, started production of centerless grinders
December, 1963 U.S.A.: Technical tie-up with Mattison Machine Works, started production of surface grinders
October, 1967 Started production of drive shafts
May, 1969 Capital increased to 400 million yen
October, 1972 Germany: Technical tie-up with FORKARDT CO.,LTD., started production of indexing chucks
December, 1977 Started production of intermediate shafts
October, 1980 Started production of precison ball screws
September, 1982 Capital increased to 600 million yen
February, 1983 Started production of spindle units
April, 1988 Started production of automatic measuring systems (FA systems)
February, 1989 Capital increased to 1,100 million yen
August, 1991 Commenced operation at Yuzaki Plant
December, 1991 Established overseas affiliate company KOYO MACHINERY U.S.A.,INC.(KMU) in Detroit, U.S.A.
February, 1994 Joint Venture in Wuxi, China: Established Wuxi Koyo Machine Industries Co.,Ltd.
April, 1995 Commenced operation at Gojo Plant
August, 1996 Established independent company KOYO MACHINERY (Wuxi) Co.,LTD. (KWS) in Wuxi, China
January, 1997 Established KOYO MACHINE TECHNOLOGIES Co.,Ltd.
May, 1999 Reiocated KMU to new company building (Plymouth, Michigan)
December, 1999 Acquired ISO9001 certification at Yuzaki Plant
March, 2000 Acquired QS9000 certification at Yuzaki Plant
May, 2001 Acquired ISO14001 certification at Yao Plant, Yuzaki Plant, and Gojo Plant
July, 2001 Established overseas affiliated company Koyo Joint(Thailand)Co.,Ltd.(KJT) in Thailand
January, 2003 Established South Korea Branch
July, 2004 Acquired capital in Shye Fu Koyo (Xiamen) Mechanical Industry Co.,Ltd. (SF-Koyo)
October, 2004 Acquired ISO9001-2000 certification at Yao Plant and Gojo Plant
July, 2005 Acquired capital in KSTX (Koyo Steering Systems of Texas,L.P.) U.S.A. (Currently, JATX (JTEKT AUTOMOTIVE TEXAS, L.P.))
February, 2006 Acquired JISHA OSHMS accreditation at Yao Plant and Gojo Plant
November, 2006 Acquired TS16949 certification at Yuzaki Plant
Acquired JISHA OSHMS accreditation at Yuzaki Plant
May, 2007 Acquired ISO14001 Certification at Tokyo Branch Office and Chubu Branch Office
April, 2008 Completed construction of new factory at Wuxi Koyo Machine Industries Co., Ltd.
December, 2009 Company name changed from Koyo Machinery (Wuxi) Software Co.,Ltd. (KWS) to Koyo Machinery (Wuxi) Co.,Ltd. (Expansion of scope of operations)
April, 2010 Yuzaki Yuzaki Plant updated to TSI16949-2009
December, 2010 Established Koyo Joint (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. (KJX) in Xiamen, China
April, 2011 South Korea Branch shut down, established overseas affiliate company Koyo Machinery Korea Co.,Ltd. (KMK)
Established new Machine Tools & Mechatronics Sales Department at KJT
November, 2011 Completed construction of new factory at KJT
May, 2012 Completed construction of new Factory No.5 at Yao Plant
September, 2012 Relocated KWS to a new company building (Centralized Wangzhuang Industry Park, Xinwu District, Wuxi) and added machine tool related production to scope of operations
November, 2014 Completed construction of new factory at KJX (Dongfu Town, Haicang District, Xiamen) and relocated the company office and facilities
July, 2015 Established overseas affiliate company Koyo Joint Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KJM) in Mexico
November, 2017 Completed construction of paint shop at Yao Plant
May, 2018 Acquired IATF16949 certification at Yuzaki Plant
Started production of JTEKT Power Assist Suit (J-PAS) at Yuzaki Plant

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