Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.

Company Profile



2-9-13 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku Tokyo, 153-8636 Japan

Business Overview

-The Company conducts its business in three operating segments

Segment Scope of business Major products
Automotive Equipment Manufacture of automotive lighting products for OEMs LED headlamps
HID headlamps
Rear combination lamps
High mount stop lamps
Fog lamps
Automotive light bulbs
LED light bulbs
Electronic Components Manufacture of electronic components for electric appliances suppliers and auto parts suppliers LEDs
Infrared LEDs
Optical sensors
Ultra-compact light bulbs
Applied Electronic Products

Manufacture of applied electronic products for electric appliances suppliers, automakers, and auto parts suppliers

LED lighting products
LCD backlight units
Strobe lights
Control panels


-Listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange. (As of Mar. 31, 2020)
Name or Company Name Investment Ratio (%)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 6.59
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 5.70
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation 5.01
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account) 4.30
Nippon Life Insurance Co. 4.25
The Nomura Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.
(Retirement Benefit Trust for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.)
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 5) 1.77
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 9) 1.66
Total 42.58


Automotive Equipments

  • Headlamps
  • Rear combination lamps
  • High mount stop lamps
  • Fog lamps/Rear fog lamps
  • Side turn lamps

-Adaptive front-lighting systems (AFS)
-Night view systems

Electronic Devices

  • Insolation sensors
  • Auto leveling units
  • Sensors for optical beacon
  • Doorknob touch sensors
  • Sensors for door mirror camera

-Audio panels
-Air conditioner control panels


Dec. 1920 Established as Kitano Shokai and began manufacturing and selling automotive lamp bulbs.
May 1933 Incorporated with capital of 500,000 yen and renamed as Stanley Electric Co., Ltd..
May 1943 Renamed as Kitano Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Oct. 1949 Renamed once again as Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
Jul. 1995 Established Tianjin Stanley Electric (currently a consolidated subsidiary) as the core base in China for automotive equipment and electronic devices
Oct. 1996 Established the Taiwan branch office (SET) as a sales base for Stanley HK
Nov. 1996 Established Shanghai Stanley (SSE)
Jan. 1997 Established Vietnam Stanley (VNS)
Jan. 1998 Established Stanley Electric Sales of America (SSA)
Apr. 1998 Established Stanley Electric Sales of America, Inc. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) as a sales and procurement base for electronic devices
May 1998 Established Stanley Electrics in Germany (SED)
Oct. 1998 Established Stanley Well Inc. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) as a special subsidiary
Jan. 1999 Established Guangzhou Vigo Stanley Electric (GVS)
Mar. 2000 Established Stanley Electric Holding of America, Inc.
Apr. 2000 Became the holding company of Stanley Electric Holding of America. Inc. Stanley Electric Sales America, Inc. through a share exchange.
Feb. 2001 Established Stanley Electric (U.K.) Company Limited in England as a 100% subsidiary and started operation in April
Jun. 2001 Established Stanley Electric Hungary Kft (consolidated subsidiary) in Hungary as a European production base.
Sep. 2001 Established PT. Indonesia Stanley Electric (consolidated subsidiary) as a production base in Indonesia.
Sep. 2002 Established GUANGZHOU STANLEY Electric Co., Ltd. as a production facility in China. (Currently, a consolidated subsidiary).
Sep. 2003 Established Stanley Electric Holding Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
Sep. 2003 Delisted from the Osaka Stock Exchange.
Apr. 2004 Closed its Kumamoto office and transferred those operations to the Hamamatsu plant. Opened Hamamatsu Seisakusho in Hosoe-cho, Inasa-gun, Shizuoka Pref. to manufacture automotive lighting products.
May 2005 Established Stanley Electric Korea Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) as a sales company in Korea.
Jul. 2006 Created a holding company in Europe, Stanley Electric Holding Europe Co., Ltd. (currently one of its consolidated companies) in the U.K. in order to effectively manage its operations and strengthen its accounting and financing capabilities in Europe.
Aug. 2007 Opened its Opto Technical Center in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Oct. 2009 Established Stanley Electric do Brasil Ltda. as its manufacturing and sales headquarters in Brazil. The company is currently a consolidated subsidiary.
May 2011 Established Stanley Electric (China) Investment Co., Ltd. as a Chinese corporation in order to make the management of its Chinese operations more efficient and build a stronger financial operating structure in the country. (The company is currently a consolidated subsidiary.) 
Oct. 2011 Established Wuhan Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. as a manufacturing company in China. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
Dec. 2011 Established Stanley Electric Sales of India Pvt. Ltd. as a sales company in India. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
Apr. 2013 Established Stanley Electric Mexico S.A. de C.V. as a sales location in Mexico. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
Jul. 2013 Established Stanley Electric Trading (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. as a sales location in China. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
Apr. 2015 Established Stanley Electric Manufacturing Mexico S.A. de C.V. as a manufacturing company in Mexico.  (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
Sep. 2015 Established Tianjin Stanley Electric Technology Co., Ltd. to design and develop products in China.  (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
Apr. 2019 Established the Minato-Mirai Technology Center in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Oct. 2019 Acquired Hella-Phil., Inc. as a Philippine production plant, making it a consolidated subsidiary.
Mar. 2020 Acquired HexaTech, Inc. as a US-based R&D facility and production plant, turning it into a consolidated subsidiary.

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