Suncall Corporation

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.suncall.co.jp/english/index.html

■Address

14, Nishiura-cho, Umezu, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-hu, 615-0917, Japan

Business Overview

-The Company is a major supplier of automotive engine valve springs. It boasts 20% of the global market share of these springs (including the materials), according to the Company's own study.

-The Company has operations in two business sectors, the automotive-parts sector and the electronic-information and communications parts sector. The automotive-parts sector accounts for 70% of companywide sales.

-The automotive-parts sector is further divided into the following two areas.

  • High-precision materials: oil tempered wires, hard-carbon steel wires, precision shaped wires, super high-precision piano wire
  • High-precision parts: automotive-engine valve springs, automatic-transmission parts, automotive safety devices functional parts, ABS sensor rings and actuators, valve cotters, boot clamps, shaped springs, shaped rings, formed-wire springs, thin flat springs, reactor coils, and bus bars.

Shareholders

-Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Securities Exchange. (As of Mar. 31, 2016)
Name or Company Name Investment Ratio (%)
Itochu Corp. 24.98
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. 18.32
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. 4.69
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited 2.94
Bank of Kyoto, Ltd. 2.26
Employees' Stockholdings 1.83
Toyota Motor Corp. 1.83
Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank 0.88
BNY GCM Client Account JPRD AC ISG (FE-AC) 0.80
Nippon Life Insurance Company Ltd. 0.72
Total 59.25

Products

Automotive parts and related products
High precision parts
-Engine valve springs
-Valve cotters
-Spiral springs for seat belts
-Automatic transmission parts
-Drive plates
-Ring gears
-ABS sensor rings and actuators
-Parts for car electronics
-Shaped rings
-Boots clamps
-Precision wire springs
-Thin flat springs

High precision materials
-Super-high precision piano wire
-Precision shaped wire
-High carbon steel wires
-Oil tempered wires
-Heat-resistant alloy steel wires

History

Jun. 1943 Established as "Sanko Senzai Kogyo Co., Ltd."with capital of 1.7 million yen to manufacture and process piano wires, springs and other wiring products.
Jun. 1952 Began supplying automotive-engine spring valves to several companies, including Toyota.
Jun. 1953 Successfully began mass-producing bead-wires for car tires.
Oct. 1964 Listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange Second Section.
Oct. 1967 Established Toyota plant in Aichi Pref.
Dec. 1972 Established Suncall Sendai in Miyagi Pref.
Feb. 1974 Established Suncall Kikuchi Corp. in Kumamoto Pref.
Mar. 1981 Established Suncall Engineering in Yamanashi Pref.
May 1989 Established Suncall Sanko Corp. in Michigan, USA with 100% ownership.
Jun. 1989 Established Sanko Peterson Corp. with 50% ownership by Suncall Sanko Corp. in Michigan, USA.
Nov. 1989 Established Hirose Plant in Toyota, Aichi.
Apr. 1991 Changed the company name to Suncall Corporation.
Apr. 1992 Established Suncall Co., (H.K.) Ltd. in Hong Kong with 100% ownership.
Nov. 1992 Constructed the Hirose Plant as a subsidiary called Hirose Technology Corporation.
Mar. 1994 Sanko Co., (H.K.) Ltd. built a factory in Shenzhen, China.
Mar. 1995 Acquired ISO9001 certification for the design and development of automotive-engine valve-spring material and suspensions for HDDs; and ISO9002 for the production of automotive-engine valve spring material.
Jan. 1997 Closed Suncall Sendai, transferring the operations to Suncall Kikuchi Corp.
Oct. 1997 Established PT. Suncall Indonesia (a subsidiary) in Indonesia.
Jan. 2000 Established Suncall America Inc. (a subsidiary) in North America.
Nov. 2000 Established Suncall High Precision (Thailand) Ltd. (a subsidiary) in Thailand.
Feb. 2001 Liquidated Suncall Sanko Corp.
Dec. 2001 Listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange First Section.
Jan. 2004 Converted Sanko Peterson Corp. in the U.S.A., a company in which the Company had a 57% holding, into a 100% wholly owned subsidiary and merged the operations into Suncall America Inc.
May 2004 Constructed the Nano Tech Center within the premises of the home office.
Mar. 2006 Established Suncall (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. in Guangzhou, China.
Apr. 2009 Merged its subsidiary, Hirose Technology Corporation.
Dec. 2012 Invested in Kobelco Spring Wire (Foshan) Co., Ltd. through Kobe Steel Company.
Jul. 2013 Listed in the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange, after the merger of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Stock Exchange.
Sep. 2013 Established Suncall Technologies Mexico, S.A. de C.V. in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Nov. 2013 Established a joint venture called K&S Wire Co., Ltd. in Yangsan, South Korea.
Jun. 2014 Established Suncall (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. in Tianjin, China.
Oct. 2014 Established a joint venture called HS Power Spring Mexico S.A. de C.V. in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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