Yanagawa Seiki Co., Ltd.
-Automotive parts manufacturer belonging to the Honda Group.
-Integrated production of aluminum components from die to finished products, focusing on automotive components, such as engine related parts and manual transmissions and related parts.
Aluminum DC parts (Integrated production from die production up to finished parts
-Piston related parts
Components for Electric/Hybrid vehicles
-Aluminum hollow die cast frames
Modules, Drive train components
-Manual transmission cases
-2 pinion forged differentials
-4 pinion forged differentials
Chassis, Forged components
|1952||Yanagawa Seiki was established in Fuchu-city, Tokyo with capital of 500 thousand yen.|
|1960||Established Suzuka plant in Mie.|
|1963||Started machining of automotive components.|
|1965||Established Sayama plant in Saitama (thus moving production from Fuchu plant).|
|1967||Established Kameyama plant in Mie.|
|1973||Set up Technology Development center in Sayama plant premises.|
|1974||Construction of headquarters building in Fuchu-city, Tokyo was completed.
Established Kyushu Yanagawa Seiki Co., Ltd.
|1977||Completed a die-casting facility in Kameyama plant.|
|1982||Started manufacturing manual transmissions for 4-wheel vehicles at Sayama plant to supply to Honda's Saitama Factory.|
|1983||Completed a continuous heat treatment furnace and a die-casting facility (at the Sayama Plant).|
|1984||Increased capital by 485 million yen in March.|
|1987||Started manufacturing manual transmissions for 4-wheel vehicles at Kameyama plant to supply to Honda Suzuka Factory.|
|1988||Started knuckle assembly for Honda at both the Sayama Plant and Suzuka Plant.
Established YSK Corporation in Ohio, USA.
|1990||Produced automatic transmission components for the Honda Accord in its Sayama Plant.|
|1992||Established Thai Yanagawa Co., Ltd. in Bangkok Thailand.|
|1995||Built a Technical Center. Completed construction of Thailand Yanagawa Co., Ltd., a mold/die cast factory.|
|1996||Established UYE Ltd. (Oxford, England).|
|1997||Added Nakamura Tanzosyo Group as an affiliate.|
|1997||Awarded ISO9002 certification at the Sayama Plant, Kameyama Plant and Suzuka Plant.|
|1998||Invested 676.4 million yen in capital in March.|
|1999||Awarded ISO9001 certification at the Technical Center|
|1999||Awarded ISO14001 certification at the Sayama Plant, Kameyama Plant and Suzuka Plant.|
|Upgraded its Tochigi satellite office to a full sales office.|
|Transferred its Technical Center to Tochigi.|
|2003||Began commercial production of multi-pinion gear differentials it developed in-house.|
|2006||Changed the names of its three group companies as follows:
Nakamura Tanzo Co., Ltd. was changed to Yanagawa Techno Forte Co., Ltd.; Hayakawa MFG Co., Ltd. to Yanagawa Machine Tech Ltd.; and Nakatan Thai Industry Co., Ltd. to Yanagawa Techno Forge (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
|2007||Initiated construction of a new production facility at the Kameyama Plant in order to manufacture aluminum components for use in hybrid electric vehicles and other vehicles. The new plant is due to be completed in August 2008.|
|2008||Commenced production of aluminum parts for hybrid vehicles in Kameyama Factory.|
|2012||Commenced production of aluminum parts for electric vehicles in Sayama Factory.|
|2014||Thai Yanagawa Co., Ltd. opened a new plant in Prachinburi, Thailand.|