Kojima Industries Corporation

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.kojima-tns.co.jp/en/

■Address

3-30 shimoichiba-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken, 471-8588, Japan

Business Overview

-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.

Shareholders

-Unlisted Company

Products

Metal parts
Battery packs
Direct clutches
Ring gears
Inverter covers
V-ribbed pulleys
Insulators

Resin products
Interiors
Registers
Center clusters
Door grabs
Cup holders
Assist grips
Switch bases
Console boxes
Ashtrays

Exteriors
Over fenders
Cowl louvers
Fender liners
Lower absorbers
Undercovers
Oil caps
Fasteners
Clips

Electronic parts

Antenna modules
Antenna amps
Overhead consoles
Heater controls
Pop-up display cases for car navigation systems

History

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.
Feb. 2015

Received "Excellent Improvement in Cost Management Award" and "Excellent TNGA Promotion Award" from Toyota.

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