Kojima Industries Corporation
-The Company manufactures interior and exterior automotive parts and is a member of the Toyota Group.
-The Company manufactures composite parts incorporating technology on electronics, plastic, and iron.
-The Company’s consolidated sales for the fiscal year that ended in December 2016 were JPY 163.2 billion (8.0% increase year-over-year).
Sales percentages by product line are listed below:
Plastic parts: 75.7%
Electronic parts: 14.3%
Metal parts: 8.0%
-In July 30, 2017, the Company announces that it fully opened "Isomitsu Plant", which is the second plant of Kyushu Kojima Co., Ltd. Kyushu Kojima is a Kojima Group's main base located in Kyushu district.
-In February 2017, the Company was recognized by Toyota, being awarded the Outstanding Performance Award for Cost Improvements and the Excellence in Advancing VA Award. This year is the 37th year in a row for the Company to be presented the Outstanding Performance Award for Cost Improvements. (From a March 1, 2017 press release)
Assist grips/Long assist grips
Pop-up display cases for car navigation systems
|Jan. 1950||Established with the capital of 500 thousand yen.|
|Jan. 1959||Renamed as Kojima Press Industry Co., Ltd.|
|July, 1968||Set up Takaoka plant in Sumiyoshi-cho, Toyota-city.|
|Jan. 1978||Established Fujioka Research Center in Fujioka-cho, Nishikamo-gun, Aichi Pref.|
|May, 1990||Established Eiwa Research Institute.|
|Dec. 1997||Set up Moriso Plant in Miyoshi-cho, Nishikamo-gun, Aichi Pref.|
|May, 1999||Established Kojima Research Institute.|
|Dec. 2002||Completed the construction of Kurozasa R&D Technical Center. (Miyoshi-cho, Nishikamo-gun, Aichi Pref.)|
|Jan. 2007||Started operations of "Production preparation center"at the headquarters.|
|Feb. 2007||Received the outstanding award for cost improvement and the superior award for quality management from Toyota Motor.|
|Feb. 2008||Received outstanding awards for quality management and cost improvement, and the special award for standardizing components from Toyota Motor.|
|Feb. 2009||Received outstanding awards for quality management and cost improvement, and the special award for standardizing components from Toyota Motor.|
|June, 2009||Became the world’s first winner of France-based Dassault Systemes’ Dassault award for its outstanding development performance using the CATIA system.|
|Feb. 2010||Received the special prize for becoming the winner of the cost improvement award for 30 years in a row, the outstanding award for quality management, the components standardizing award, and the emergency value analysis (VA) award from Toyota Motor.|
|Feb. 2011||Received outstanding awards for quality management and cost improvement, the value analysis award, and the technology development award from Toyota Motor.|
|Feb. 2012||Received six awards from Toyota, including "Excellent Quality Control", "Special Quality", "Excellent Improvement in Cost Management", "Technical Development", "Parts Standardization", and "Mass Innovation".|
|Feb. 2013||Received four awards from Toyota: "Excellent Quality Control", "Excellent Improvement in Cost Management", "Value Analysis", and "Technical Development".|
|Jan. 2014||Acquired 76% shares in Iwate Kasai (currently called Tohoku KAT) from Kasai Kogyo, making Iwate Kasai the Company's subsidiary.|
|Feb. 2014||Received "Excellent Quality Control", "Excellent Improvement in Cost Management", "Technical Development", "Parts Standardization", "Excellent TNGA Promotion", and "Value Analysis" from Toyota.|
Received "Excellent Improvement in Cost Management Award" and "Excellent TNGA Promotion Award" from Toyota.
Awarded the Outstanding Performance Award for Cost Improvements and the Excellence in Advancing TNGA Award, from Toyota.
|Mar. 2016||Completed the Komaba Plant, which is a hub supplying parts throughout the Company.|
Awarded the Outstanding Performance Award for Cost Improvements and the Excellence in Advancing VA Award, from Toyota.