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Futaba Milestones

1940's
1945

Established Futaba Industrial Co. LTD

1948

Began manufacturing fish-netting machinery and pipe-frame furniture

 

1950's
1957

Opened Nagoya plant

Opened Midori plant

1960's
1961

Began producing equipment parts

1966

Transferred Head Offices and Okazaki plant from Okazaki City to Hashimoku-cho

1968

Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the second section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange

1969

Opened Anjo plant

Exceeded 10 billion yen in sales (13 billion yen total sales)

1970's
1970

Awarded the Toyota Quality Assurance Prize

1971

Opened the Mutsumi plant

1979

50 billion yen sales mark exceeded (52.6 billion yen total sales)

1980's 1980

Opened Tahara plant

 

 

 

IPO on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

1981

Opened Takahashi plant

1985
Awarded PM Excellent Plant Prize
1986
Listed on the first section of the Nagoya and Tokyo Stock Exchanges
1989
Sales exceeded the 100 billion yen mark (105 billion yen total sales)
1990's
1991

Established Futaba Imari Corporation in Imari city, Saga Prefecture

1992
Production begins at the Futaba Imari plant
1993
Opened the Kota plant
1994

Established FIC America Corporaton near Chicago, Illinois

1997

Completed the construction of new corporate head offices

Received ISO 9002 certification for the Kota plant

1999

Established KFN joint venture plant in Indonesia

2000's
2000

Established Futaba Hiraizumi Corporation, operations begun in October 2000

Established FTUK joint venture in England

 

Received ISO 14001 certification for Mutsumi plant

2001

Established Futaba Technology joint venture in Hong Kong

Established Futaba Indiana of America in Vincennes, Indiana

 

Received ISO 14001 certification for head offices and Okazaki plant

2002

Established Tianjin Shuan Mechanical Industrial in Tianjin, China

Established FIO Automotive Canada Corporation in Ontario

ISO 14001 certification received for all seven Aichi Prefecture plants

Established Futaba Czech SRO

2004

Tianjin plant expansion established

Acquired Aichi Metals Ltd.

Established Guangzhou Locomotive Machinery Corporation in Guangzhou, China

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