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Former Toyoda Koki

1941
Toyoda Machine Works, Ltd. founded
1952
Production of automotive parts begun
1955
Technical tie-up for cylindrical grinder production formed
1955
First transfer machine in Japan completed
1956
Technical tie-up with Meehanite for casting technology formed
1961
Technical tie-up for Z-type milling machine production formed
1965
Operations at Okazaki Plant begun
1966
Production of semiconductor pressure transducers begun
1968
Production of machining centers begun
1968
Production of automotive power steering begun
1970
Kouda Plant completed
1972
Sales of programmable controllers, TOYOPUC begun
1973
Toyoda-Koki Do Brasil Industria e Comercio De Maquinas, Ltda. established in Brazil .
1977
Toyoda Machinery USA Corp. established in USA
1980
Production of CV joints begun
1980
Production of CNC/CBN cylindrical grinders begun
1985
Higashi Kariya Mechatronics Plant completed
1985
Awarded Deming Application Prize for 1985
1986
Tadomisaki Plant completed
1988
Awarded PM Excellence Prize for 1988
1989
Toyoda TRW Automotive, Inc. (presently JTEKT Automotive Tennessee-Morristown, Inc.) established in USA
1990
Hanazono Plant completed
1996
Toyoda Machine Works (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established in Thailand
1997
Toyoda TRW Steering Pumps Ltd. (presently JTEKT Automotive UK, Ltd.) established in UK
1998
Technical center at Hanazono completed
1999
GKN Toyoda Driveshafts Ltd. (presently GKN JTEKT LTD.) established
1999
Customer Center at Kariya completed
2000
Toyoda-koki Automotive South Carolina Inc. (presently JTEKT Automotive South Carolina, Inc.) established in USA
2000
Basic agreement with Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd. regarding electric power steering joint development
2001
Production of electric power steering begun
2002
Establishment with Toyota Motor Corporation, Denso Corporation, and Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd. of joint venture FAVESS Co., Ltd. for the development and sale of electric power steering
2003
Toyoda-Koki Automotive Czech Republic, S.R.O. (presently JTEKT Automotive Czech Pardubice, S.R.O.) established in Czech Republic
2003
Toyoda-Koki Automotive (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. established in China
2003
Torsen business purchased from Bosch Automotive Systems Corporation (presently Bosch Corporation)