FUTABA INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD.

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About Futaba

Company History

  Noteworthy Events
1940s 1945: Futaba Industrial was established.
1948: Production of automobile parts was begun.

Early on, Futaba produced knitting machines for making fishing nets and also made pipe-frame furniture.

The Okazaki Plant circa 1945

Production of automobile parts was begun.

1950s 1957: A new factory was opened in Nagoya.
1957: The Midori Factory was set up.

The view of the front of the Midori Factory in 1959

1960s 1961: Production of parts for office equipment was begun.
1966: The Head Office and the Okazaki plant were relocated from Nakamachi to Hashime-cho in Okazaki.
1968: Futaba shares were listed on the Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

In 1969 annual sales breached the 10 billion Yen level for the first time, reaching 13 billion Yen.

1969: The Anjo plant was set up.

Building the frame for an office photocopying machine at the Midori Plant

The new Head Office and Okazaki Factory

1970s 1970: Futaba was awarded the Toyota Product Quality Prize.
1971: The Mutsumi Factory was built.

In 1979 total annual sales breached 50 billion Yen for the first time, reaching 52.6 billion Yen.

The Toyota Quality Control Shield

The Mutsumi factory during construction

1980s 1980: Futaba shares were listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1980: The Tahara Factory was built.
1981: The Takahashi Factory was built.
1985: Futaba was awarded the Plant Maintenance Prize for the Most Outstanding Plant.
1986: Futaba shares were listed on the main exchanges of both the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges.
1986: Founded subsidiary, Apics Co., Ltd.

In 1989 total annual sales breached 100 billion Yen for the first time, reaching 105 billion Yen

Photo of the staff ofthe Midori Plant at the time of the inspection by the Plant Maintenace Prize judges

Apics Co., Ltd.

1990s 1991: Futaba Kyusyu Co. Ltd. was established and started operating in April 1992.
1993: The Kota Factory was established.
1994: FIC America Corp. was established in Illinois, USA.
1997: The ISO9002 standard was awarded at the Kota factory
1997: The new Head Office was completed on the site of the former office building.
1999: KFN was established in Indonesia

Futaba Kyusyu Co. Ltd.

P.T.Komponen Futaba Nusapersada

2000s 2000: ISO14001 was awarded to the Mutsumi Factory.
2000: Futaba Hiraizumi was established and began operating in October of the same year.
2000: FTUK was established in the UK.
2001: ISO14001 awarded to the Head Office, Okazaki Factory and Midori Factory.
2001: Futaba Technology Ltd. was established in Hong Kong.
2001: FIA started an operation in Indiana
2002: By December, all 7 plants in Aichi Prefecture, Japan had achieved the ISO14001 standard.
2002: Tianjin Shuang Shye Mechanical Industrial Co.,Ltd. was estabilished in Tientsin, China.
2002: FIO was established in Ontario, Canada.
2002: FCZ was established in the Czech Republic.

Sales in 2003 breached 200 billion Yen for the first time, reaching 219.4 billion Yen.

2004: Tianjin Futaba Shye Chan Mechanical Co.,Ltd. was established in China.
2004: Futaba Chiryu Co. Ltd. began operating.
(Buy-out of Ryouwa Metal Works)
2004: The Nagoya plant was closed.
2004: Guangzhou Futaba Auto Parts Co.,Ltd. was established in China.
2004: FIUK was established in the UK.
2005: FIT was established in Texas, USA.
2005: Established Dongguan Futaba Metal Products Co.,Ltd. in China.
2005: Miyata Plant (Futaba Kyusyu Corp) started operating.
2006: Merged Futaba Chiryu Corp and opened Chiryu Plant.
2006: Nogata Plant (Futaba Kyusyu Corp) started operating.
2007: Established Futaba Metal Products(Shenzhen)Co.,Ltd. in China.
2007: Established FMI Automotive Components Ltd. in Haryana District of India. 2011: Established Futaba Changzhou Engineering & Marketing Co.,Ltd. in U.S.A.
2011: Established Futaba North America Engineering & Marketing Co. in U.S.A
2011: Established PT,Futaba Indonesia in Indonesia.
2012: Established Changsha Futaba Auto Parts Co.,Ltd. in China.
2012: Established Chongqing Futaba Auto Parts Co., Ltd. in China.

Futaba Hiraizumi Co., Ltd.

Furaba-Tenneco(U.K)Ltd.

Futaba Technology Ltd.

Futaba Indiana of America Corp.

Tianjin Shuang Shye Mechanical Industrial Co.,Ltd.

FIO Automotive Canada Corp.

Futaba Czech s.r.o.

Tianjin Futaba Shye Chan Mechanical Co.,Ltd.

The Takahashi Factory

Guangzhou Futaba Auto Parts Co.,Ltd.

Futaba Industrial U.K. Ltd.

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