History
> 1946-1999 > 2000-
1946-1999
1946 Apr. First president Yoshinobu Yoshida starts his own business in Matoba-cho, Hiroshima City
1949 Apr. Established the Futaba Seisakusho factory in Nobori-cho, Hiroshima City
1954 May Relocated to Ozu-machi, Hiroshima City and began manufacturing automobile parts
1958 Mar. Purchased 2,148.8 m2 (23,129.1 sq. ft.) of land in Ozu-machi, Hiroshima City for a total of 2,314.0 m2 (24,908.2 sq. ft.) of factory space and of 277.7 m2 (2989.0 sq. ft.) of space used for building/relocating offices and other facilities
1960 Jan. Incorporated for purposes of business growth
1967 Sep. Began doing business with Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently Mazda Motor Corporation)
1973 Oct. Sakurae Factory established in Sakurae-cho, Ochi-gun, Shimane Prefecture, and Company name changed to Futaba Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1975 Jan. Designated by Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently Mazda Motor Corporation) as company that achieves excellence in quality
1978 May Nobuhide Yoshida becomes the company president
1984 May Ozu Plant opened in Ozu 3-chome
1987 May Large Press Line B added at the Sakurae Factory and new Ozu Plant built
1988 Nov. Memoirs published to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of the Company's founder Company dormitory built in Sakurae-cho
1990 July Large Press Line C added at the Sakurae Factory to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the company's incorporation
1992 May Cafeteria / cafe space with a 300-persons capacity added to the Company headquarters
1993 Apr. 3D CAD introduced
1994 Oct. Helped construct an elementary school in Nepal and received a letter of thanks from the Nepalese government
1995 Feb. Headquarters and Ozu Plant are the first and second facilities in the Hiroshima area to be recognized under the Comfortable Workplace Promotional Project
1996 Jan. Sakurae Factory is the second facility in the Ochi-gun area to be recognized under the Comfortable Workplace Promotional Project Received the Labor Bureau Chief's Award for Effort from the Hiroshima Labor Bureau
1996 Feb. Received the Labor Bureau Chief's Award for Effort from the Shimane Labor Bureau
1996 Apr. 50th anniversary of the Company's foundation celebrated:
(1)Privately-placed bonds worth 100 million yen issued
(2)Sakurae welfare building and sanitary facilities expanded, Large Line A renovated
1996 Oct. Received the Minister of Labor's Award for Effort for the "creation of a comfortable working environment"
1997 Nov. Multipurpose sports facility built at the Sakurae Factory
1998 May Recognized by Mazda Motor Corporation as a company that achieves excellence in quality assurance
2000-
2000 Aug. Designated by Mazda as a Full Service Supplier
2000 Oct. Received the Minister of Labor's Award for Excellence for the "creation of a comfortable working environment"
2000 Dec. Acquired ISO 9001
2001 Dec. Acquired ISO 14001
2003 June Hofu Factory established in Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
2003 July Initiated sequenced component delivery in accordance with assembly schedules using AGVs (automated guided vehicles) at the Hofu Factory
2004 Oct. Expansion of the Hiroshima Factory completed
Began delivering products to Calsonic Kansei Corporation
2004 Dec. Full automation of Large Press Line B completed at the Sakurae Factory
2005 Mar. Award for Outstanding Business Dealings received from Mazda Motor Corporation
2006 Mar. Award for Outstanding Business Dealings received from Mazda Motor Corporation
2006 Aug. Launched a joint venture with a Chinese firm
2007 Mar. Award for Outstanding Business Dealings received from Mazda Motor Corporation
2007 Apr. Began providing management reorganization support for HIROSHIMA SEIKEN KOGYO CO., LTD.
2007 May Large Press Line D added at the Sakurae Factory Hofu Factory expanded
2007 July Signed a technical assistance contract with Thai Summit Eastern Seaboard Autoparts Industry Co., Ltd.
2008 Mar. Award for Outstanding Business Dealings received from Mazda Motor Corporation
Received an award from Mazda Motor Corporation for numerous, continual VE/VA proposals over a 30-year period
Full automation of Large Press Line A completed at the Sakurae Factory
Signed a pressed parts technical assistance contract with Thai Summit Eastern Seaboard Autoparts Industry Co., Ltd.
2008 Apr. Increased capital to 90 million yen
2009 Mar. FY 2008 Award for Outstanding Business Dealings and Award for Five Years of Continually Outstanding Business Dealings received from Mazda Motor Corporation
2010 Mar. FY 2009 Award for Outstanding Business Dealings received from Mazda Motor Corporation
2011 Mar. FY 2010 Award for Outstanding Business Dealings received from Mazda Motor Corporation
2011 Apr. Technical Center completed
2013 Mar. FY 2012 Award for Outstanding Business Dealings received from Mazda Motor Corporation
2014 Mar. FY 2013 Award for Outstanding Business Dealings received from Mazda Motor Corporation
2014 May Kabe Factory established in Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
2016 Mar. FY 2015 Award for Outstanding Business Dealings received from Mazda Motor Corporation