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Oct, 1946 Kazuyuki Matsumoto started manufacturing automotive precision screw parts under the name of Matsumoto Seira Kogyosho at Ondo-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture.
Jan, 1950 The company became one of the suppliers to Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Mazda Motors Corporation).
Aug, 1959 Built new plant at Yayoi-shingai, Hiro-machi, Kure and at the plant assigned as a cold-forging test plant for Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Mazda Motors Corporation).
Feb, 1962 Matsumoto Heavy Industry Co., Ltd established with paid-in capital of 5 million yen and continued business above.
Jun, 1965 Started production at Kure plant, from cold-forging to heat treatment processes in one place, 26,000m².
Aug, 1979 Head office and mother plant moved to the new building at Ondo-cho, Aki-gun, 33,000m².
Jun, 1980 Technological licensing agreement signed with “TORX (hexlobe) drive system” Camcar. Co. (U.S.A.)
Joined the Japan TORX Study Group.
Oct, 1981 Joined the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity.
Nov, 1987 Developed the “CNC bender”, a pipe bending machine.
Feb, 1988 Started production for air conditioning parts for automobile.
Aug, 1989 Expand 3,300m² at the headquarter and specialized pipe forming.
Sep, 1989 Inaugurated new President and Representative Director, Mamoru Kato.
Apr, 1990 Joined the Japan Auto Parts Industries Association.
Nov, 1997 Introduced I-DEAS and CAE program to R&D department.
Jun, 1998 Acquired the testing laboratory for U.S. Fastener Quality Act.
Oct, 1998 Acquired ISO 9002.
May, 1999 Acquired QS 9000 in the plastic range tightening bolt section.
Jan, 2000 All department acquired ISO9001 and QS9000.
Nov, 2000 Acquired ISO14001.
May, 2001 Started seat belt parts production, passenger protection.
May, 2001 Acquired ISO/TS 16949.
Feb, 2002 Started side airbag parts production for passenger protection.
May, 2005 Developed EGR cooler pipe process and started production.
Jun, 2005 Established Shanghai Matsuju Automotive & Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd.
Mar, 2006 Started operation Shanghai Matsuju Automotive & Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd.
Sep, 2009 Technological licensing agreement signed with The Magni Group, Inc.
Feb, 2012 Matsuju Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. was established.
Mar, 2013 Started operation Matsuju Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.

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