Univance Corporation

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.uvc.co.jp/english/index.php

■Address

2418 Washizu Kosai-city, Shizuoka-pref, 431-0494, Japan

Business Overview

-The Company specializes in manufacturing drive-, brake-, and control-system units and their related parts. It operates a fully integrated manufacturing structure, from conducting product development up to doing machining and assembling.

-The Company's operations are based on two operating sectors, namely the Control-unit Business and the Parts Business.

  • The Control-unit Business produces manual transmissions, all wheel drives, and devices for industrial machinery and equipment.
  • The Parts Business produces parts for transport machinery and equipment.

Shareholders

-Listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. (As of Mar. 31, 2016)
Name or Company name Investment Ratio (%)
Individual Shareholder 10.55
Suzuki Motor Corp. 8.28
Daido Steel Co., Ltd. 8.12
Shizuoka Bank, Ltd. 4.09
Mitsuba Corporation 2.62
Individual Shareholder 2.31
Individual Shareholder 2.11
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. 1.41
Individual Shareholder 1.40
Individual Shareholder 1.40
Total 42.29

Products

Units for Hybrid Systems & EVs
-Gearboxes for hybrid trucks
-Gearboxes for capacitor hybrid trucks

Torque Management Systems
-Full-time AWD transfer cases

  • All-mode AWD transfer cases for large SUVs, designed to withstand high torque
  • Electronic-control torque splitting transfer cases for CUV and passenger vehicles
  • All-mode AWD transfer cases for vans

-Part-time AWD transfer cases

  • Part-time AWD transfer cases for pickups designed to withstand high torque levels
  • Part-time AWD transfer cases for SUVs designed to withstand high torque levels
  • Part-time AWD transfer cases for SUVs and pickups

-AWD components

  • Hydraulic torque splitters for full-time AWD "AXC"

Manual Transmissions
-Manual transmissions capable of high torque for SUV and vans
-Manual transmissions for medium size trucks
-Multi-purpose manual transmissions
-Manual transmissions for SUVs

Automotive Parts
-Disc brakes parts
-Steering parts
-Automatic Transmissions and CVT parts

  • Primary pulleys
  • Secondary pulleys
  • Oil pump housings
  • Inner races
  • Input shafts
  • Output shafts
  • Sun gears
  • Turbine hubs
  • Carrier plates
  • Overrunning clutches; one-way clutches

-Transmission and engine parts

  • Transmission gears
  • Engine gears

-Differential parts

  • Side shafts
  • Companion flanges

-Axle parts

  • Drive shafts
  • CVJ shafts

History

Mar. 1937 Fuji Tekko Co., Ltd. was established as a manufacturer of parts for aircraft as well as for machine tools, focusing primarily on the fields of machine and heat treatment technology.
Apr. 1944 Plant evacuated to Kosai City in Shizuoka Prefecture and engaged in producing parts for engines as a cooperative factory of Nakajima Aircraft.
Aug. 1945 Temporarily closed the plant at the end of World War II. Reopened it again in October of same year. Collected bicycles damaged during the war to remake the frames, and sold them to the National Bicycle-Drawn Cart Association.
Mar. 1947 Fuji Tekko-Sho Inc. was established and Ichiro Suzuki was named the first president. Switched to manufacturing of sewing machine parts, a thriving business at the time. Specialized in producing shuttle hooks, a component that was designed in-house using a special machine, and supplied to both Toyota Machine and Rhythm Machine. At the same time, exported as service parts to India and Pakistan.
Mar. 1952 Started business with Nissan Automotive Co., Ltd. At a joint cooperative factory, began to produce transmission and steering parts for various cars.
Sep. 1955 Changed the Company name from Fuji Tekko-Sho Inc. to Fuji Tekko-Sho Co., Ltd.
Apr. 1959 Built a new plant at the current site of the headquarters to be prepared for any situation involving Nissan's increased production volumes. Significantly expanded personnel, machinery and equipment.
Jul. 1960 Spun off the second plant and founded Suzuki Tekko-Sho Co., Ltd. (currently IS Seiki Co., Ltd.), an affiliated company primarily processing parts for Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. (currently Suzuki Co., Ltd.), and built a new plant in Ozawado Town, Hamamatsu City.
Aug. 1963 Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Nov. 1970

Completed transmission plant.

Jan. 1973 Completed plant for assembling large-sized transmissions.
Jul. 1974 Completed testing facility (for transmissions).
Jun. 1977 Added more facilities to produce tranmissions.
Oct. 1988 Awarded the Deming Prize.
Jul. 1991 Acquired stock in Enshu Kuromu Ltd.
Oct. 1991 Renamed to Fuji Univance Corporation.
Oct. 1993 Awarded PM Excellence Award.
Jul. 1995 Established its subsidiary, Univance Inc., in the U.S.A.
Mar. 1996 Established P.T. Univance Indonesia (subsidiary).
Jul. 1996 ISO 9001 certified.
Oct. 1997 Awarded prize for continuous TPM.
Sep. 1998 Completed a special plant for production of drive force distribution systems.
Nov. 2002 QS9000 Certified.
Dec. 2003 Obtained ISO14001 certification.
Dec. 2003 Concluded a comprehensive business partnership agreement with I.S. Precision Machinery Inc.
Oct. 2005 Merged with I.S. Precision Machinery Inc. and changed the company name to Univance Corporation.
Nov. 2006 Obtained ISO/TS16949 certification.
Dec. 2006 Produced an accumulated total of six million transfer cases for four-wheel vehicles.
Apr. 2011 Established Univance (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary in Thailand.
Sep. 2012 Expanded plant of Univance Inc.
Jan. 2013 Completed second plant of P.T. Univance Indonesia.
Jun. 2014 Completed forging plant of P.T. Univance Indonesia.

Supplemental Information 1

Joint Venture Agreement

(As of Mar. 31, 2016)
Partner Country Name of JV company Investment ratio (%) Contract date
P.T. Indomobil Sukses International Tbk Indonesia P.T. Univance Indonesia 94.4 Feb. 1, 1996

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Archives of Past Exhibits

Note: A figure in brackets ( ) indicates a loss