History

1945

Established Futaba Industrial.

Several engineers from Dengensha Mfg. and Takashi Nakamura, et al., from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagoya Aircraft Manufacturing Plant started up Futaba Industrial.
The Company was named "Futaba Industrial" from the Japanese proverb "Sendan wa futaba yori kanbashi (The Japanese bead tree is fragrant from when a sprout, which is a metaphor for a genius always reveals himself or herself even in childhood)."

1945~1948

At the time of founding

At the time of establishment, the Company mainly produced fish netting machines and pipe-fabricated furniture sets.

1948

Started production of automotive parts.

The bending, welding, and coating technologies having been nurtured in the production of pipe-fabricated reception area seating sets, etc., were applied to automotive parts.

1957

Newly established Nagoya Plant.

Newly established Midori Plant.

1961

Started production of office equipment parts.

1962

Installed research facilities in Midori Plant.

1966

Relocated Head Office and Okazaki Plant from Nakamachi to Hashime-cho, Okazaki-shi.

1968
Listed on the Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
1970

Received the Toyota Quality Control Award.

Started mass production of iron canisters.

1971

Newly established Mutsumi Plant.

Started mass production of chassis parts.

1974

Started mass production of instrument panel reinforcements.

1980

Newly established Tahara Plant.

Commercialized the world's first pipe-fabricated benders.

Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1981

Newly established Takahashi Plant.

1985

Received PM Workplace Excellence Award.

1986

Made Apics Corp., into a subsidiary.

Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and on the First Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange

1989

Started mass production of stainless-steel exhaust manifolds.

1991

Established Futaba Imari Co., Ltd. (currently Futaba Kyusyu Corp.) in Imari-shi, Saga.

1993

Newly established Kota Plant.

1994

Established FIC America Corp. in Illinois, U.S.A.

1997

Completed construction of the Head Office building on the site of former office building location.

Acquired ISO9002 certification (Kota Plant).

2000

Established Futaba Hiraizumi Co., Ltd., in Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate.

Established FTUK in UK.

Acquired ISO14001 certification (Mutsumi Plant).

2001

Established Futaba Technology Ltd., in Hong Kong.

Established FIA in Indiana, U.S.A.

Acquired ISO14001 certification (Head Office, Okazaki Plant, and Midori Plant).

2002

Established Tianjin Shuang Shye Mechanical Industrial Co., Ltd., in Tianjin, China.

Established FIO in Ontario, Canada.

Established FCZ in Czech.

Completed acquisition of ISO14001 certification for all 7 plants in Aichi.

2004

Started mass production of DPFs (for commercial vehicles).

Established Tianjin Futaba Shye Chan Mechanical Industrial Co., Ltd., in China.

Started Futaba Chiryu Co., Ltd. (currently Chiryu Plant) in Chiryu-shi, Aichi.

Established Guangzhou Futaba Auto Parts Co., Ltd., in China.

Established FIUK in UK.

2005

Established FIT in Texas, U.S.A.

Established Dongguan Futaba Metal Products Co., Ltd., in China.

Started operation of Miyata Plant of Futaba Imari Co., Ltd. (currently Futaba Kyusyu Corp.) in Imari-shi, Saga.

2006

Started mass production of exhaust heat recovery device POWEREV®.

Started operation of Nogata Plant of Futaba Imari Co., Ltd. (currently Futaba Kyusyu Corp.) in Nogata-shi, Fukuoka

Newly established Chiryu Plant through merger with Futaba Chiryu Co., Ltd.

2007

Established Futaba Metal Products (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., in China.

Established FMI Automotive Components Ltd., in Haryana, India.

2011

Established Futaba Changzhou Engineering & Marketing Co., Ltd., in China.

Established Futaba North America Engineering & Marketing Co., in U.S.A.

Established PT. Futaba Industrial Indonesia in Indonesia.

2012

Established Changsha Futaba Auto Parts Co., Ltd., in China.

2015

Introduced the first hot stamping line, and started mass production of hot-stamped parts.

Started mass production of flat seamed mufflers.

Acquired TS16949 certification.

Acquired ISO9001 certification.

2017

Branched out into the field of agriculture, and started sales of CO2 storage and supply equipment.

Established Futaba Industrial Gujarat in Gujarat, India.

Changed company name of FTUK in UK to FMUK.

2018

Acquired IATF16949 certification.

2019

Integrated management of FIUK in UK with FMUK.

2020

Established FUTABA(TIANJIN)CO.,LTD. in China.

  
2022

Started production of larger and more complex medium-scale assembly body parts. ※Photograph shows the center floor pan sub-assembly.

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