Nippon Gasket Co., Ltd.
-Main product is cylinder gaskets for automobiles and industries.
-70.8% of market share by domestic Japanese OEM is related to Toyota and Toyota Group related companies.
|-Unlisted Company||(As of Mar. 31, 2019)|
|Shareholders||Investment Ratio (%)|
|Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.||100.0|
-Metal gaskets for cylinder head
-Graphite gaskets for cylinder head
-Exhaust manifold gaskets
-EGR valve gaskets
Pulp mold products
-Heat insulation materials
-Friction and sliding materials
|Sep. 1950||Okumura Yoshitaka established Okumura Industrial Co., Ltd. and started manufacturing automobile gaskets.|
|Dec. 1952||NHK Spring took over management of the Company and changed its name to Osaka Gasket Industrial Co., Ltd.|
|May, 1960||Moved its headquarters and main plant to Higashi Osaka City.|
|Mar. 1963||Took over the gasket marketing division of Japan Pillar Industrial Co., Ltd. and Company name was changed to Japan Gasket Co., Ltd.|
|June, 1966||Introduced Japan's first sheet machine for gaskets, and started vertically integrated manufacturing, from materials to finished product.|
|Oct. 1971||Tie-up with Japan Oil Sheet Industrial Co., Ltd. (currently, NOK Co., Ltd.) and receipt of capital investment from them.|
Established a joint venture company, NHK Gasket (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand (currently, a consolidated company) with NHK Spring and NHK Spring (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
|Oct. 1979||Established a joint venture company, NHK Gasket Singapore Co. (Pte.) Ltd. (currently, a consolidated company) with NHK Spring Co., Ltd., NHK Spring Distribution Co., Ltd. and Nissho Iwai Co., Ltd.|
|Sep. 1982||Established the Shiga plant to streamline production and expand manufacturing capacity.|
|Dec. 1985||Listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange, as a special trading brand.|
|Oct. 1986||Completed construction of the second plant in the Shiga plant.|
|Feb. 1992||Completed construction of the third plant in the Shiga plant.|
|July, 1996||Listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.|
|Nov. 1996||Established P.T. NHK Gasket Indonesia, a joint venture company with P.T. Astra International and NHK Spring Co., Ltd.|
|Sep. 1997||Established an assembly line to manufacture materials for metal gaskets and guarantee the quality of seals in the Shiga plant.|
|Nov. 2003||Entered into a business alliance with Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd., that includes capital participation by Taiho as well.|
|2005||The Company's stock was delisted from the Osaka Securities Exchange.
The Company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Expanded the third plant of the Shiga facility, which makes metal gaskets.
|2006||Taiho Kogyo transferred its entire gasket business to the Company.|
|2007||Transferred its headquarters to Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture.|
|2008||Invested in acquiring a 40 percent share in Taiho Manufacturing of Tennessee LLC. Established Yantai Nippon Gasket Co., Ltd.|
|2009||NHK Gasket (Thailand) Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name to Nippon Gasket (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
PT. NHK Gasket Indonesia changed its corporate name to P.T. Astra Nippon Gasket Indonesia.
Closed down Nippon Gasket Singapore Co. PTE. Ltd.
|2010||Established a development facility on the premises of its headquarters site.
Transferred its technical center from the Hosoya Plant of Taiho Kogyo to the Company’s headquarters.
|2012||Commenced mass production of resin gears employing its proprietary "Pulp mold technology".|
|2013||Nippon Gasket of America, Inc. converted Taiho Manufacturing of Tennessee, LLC into its wholly-owned subsidiary.
|2016||Established a loading yard and a die factory at the Shiga Plant.|
|2018||Changed the corporate structure of Taiho Manufacturing of Tennessee LLC from an LLC to an Incorporated company. Nippon Gasket of America, Inc. absorbed the operations of Taiho Manufacturing of Tennessee, Inc., directly acquiring 100% of the shares in the Tennessee company.|