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)."
At the time of founding
At the time of establishment, the Company mainly produced fish netting machines and pipe-fabricated furniture sets.
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.
Newly established Nagoya Plant.
Newly established Midori Plant.
Started production of office equipment parts.
Installed research facilities in Midori Plant.
Relocated Head Office and Okazaki Plant from Nakamachi to Hashime-cho, Okazaki-shi.
- Listed on the Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
Received the Toyota Quality Control Award.
Started mass production of iron canisters.
Newly established Mutsumi Plant.
Started mass production of chassis parts.
Started mass production of instrument panel reinforcements.
Newly established Tahara Plant.
Commercialized the world's first pipe-fabricated benders.
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Newly established Takahashi Plant.
Received PM Workplace Excellence Award.
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
Started mass production of stainless-steel exhaust manifolds.
Established Futaba Imari Co., Ltd. (currently Futaba Kyusyu Corp.) in Imari-shi, Saga.
Newly established Kota Plant.
Established FIC America Corp. in Illinois, U.S.A.
Completed construction of the Head Office building on the site of former office building location.
Acquired ISO9002 certification (Kota Plant).
Established Futaba Hiraizumi Co., Ltd., in Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate.
Established FTUK in UK.
Acquired ISO14001 certification (Mutsumi Plant).
Established Futaba Technology Ltd., in Hong Kong.
Established FIA in Indiana, U.S.A.
Acquired ISO14001 certification (Head Office, Okazaki Plant, and Midori Plant).
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.
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.
Established FIT in Texas, U.S.A.
Established Dongguan Futaba Metal Products Co., Ltd., in China.
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.
Established Futaba Metal Products (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., in China.
Established FMI Automotive Components Ltd., in Haryana, India.
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.
Established Changsha Futaba Auto Parts Co., Ltd., in China.
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.
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.
Acquired IATF16949 certification.
Integrated management of FIUK in UK with FMUK.
Established FUTABA(TIANJIN)CO.,LTD. in China.
Started production of larger and more complex medium-scale assembly body parts. ※Photograph shows the center floor pan sub-assembly.