The History of the SHOWA CORPORATION

1938 Showa Aircraft Precision Works Ltd. was established to manufacture aircraft components.
1946 Showa Manufacturing Co., Ltd., initiated the production of automobile components.
1953 Showa Manufacturing Co., Ltd., initiated the production of shock absorbers.
1960 Nagoya Plant started production.
1964 Showa stocks listed on section 2 of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1965 Saitama Plant started production.
1969 Corporate Head Office moved to Chuo-ku, Tokyo from Ohji-ku, Tokyo.
1974 Asaba Plant started production.
1975 Capital participation with Kaifa Industry Co., Ltd. in Taiwan.
1978 P.T. Showa Indonesia Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (current consolidated subsidiary) was established in Indonesia.
1979 Showa American, Inc. was establsihed in the U.S.A.
1981 Showa Do Brasil Ltd., (current consolidated subsidiary) was established in Brazil.
1985 Showa stocks listed on section 1 of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1986 Munjual Showa Ltd., (a joint venture company), was established in India.
1986 Sunbury Component Industries, Ltd., (a joint venture company) was established in U.S.A.
1990 Showa Europe, S.A. (current consolidated subsidiary) was established in Spain.
1990 R&D Tochigi Center started its operation.
1991 Corporate Head Office moved to Saitama from Tokyo.
1993 Renamed as SHOWA CORPORATION after the merger with Seikigiken Kogyo. Co., Ltd. Started production of steering systems.
A subsidiary company in the United States and the stocks of the Blanchester FCM. Inc., are acquired by this merger.
1993 Summit Showa Manufacturing Co., Ltd., (current consolidated subsidiary) was established in Thailand.
1994 American Showa, Inc.,current consolidated subsidiary, was established as a new company after Sunbury Component Industries Inc. merged with Blanchester FCM., Inc. and Showa American Inc.
1994 Guangzhou Showa Shock Absorber Co., Ltd., (Now Guangzhou Showa Autoparts Co., Ltd., (current consolidated subsidiary) was established in China.
1994 Showa Kyushu Corporation was established in Kumamoto.
1995 Showa UK Ltd., (Now Nissin Showa UK Ltd., a consolidated subsidiary) was established in U.K.
1996 Shichuan Ningjiang Showa Shock Absorber Co., Ltd., Now Chengdu Ningjiang Showa Autoparts Co., Ltd., (a joint venture company) was established in China.
1998 Showa Canada Inc., a consolidated subsidiary, was established in Canada.
2002 Shanghai Showa Auto Parts Co.,Ltd.,a consolidated subsidiary, was established in China.
2006 Showa Autoparts (Thailand) Co., Ltd., was established in Thailand.
2006 Showa India Private Ltd., was established in India.
2007 Wuhan Plant of Guangzhou Showa Autoparts Co., Ltd., established in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China.
2007 Saitama No.2 Plant started production.
2008 Showa philosophy established. Gotemba No.1 Plant started production.
2009 Established Showa Regional Center (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.in Thailand.
2010 Showa Seiko co.,Ltd. moved to its own new facility in Hadano, Kanagawa Pref, Japan.
Opened a motorcycle parts research & development facility within Showa Regional Center (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.
2011 Through the acquisition of additional investment shares, the Mashino Autoparts Company, Ltd (currently: Showa Autoparts Vietnam Company, Ltd.), became a subsidiary acquisition (currently: a consolidated subsidiary).
2012 PT.Showa Autoparts Indonesia was established in Indonesia. (current consolidated subsidiary)
2013 Showa Autoparts Mexico, S.A. de C.V. was established in Mexico. (current consolidated subsidiary)
Showa Autoparts Wuhan Co.,Ltd. was established in China. (current consolidated subsidiary)
2014 Showa (Guangzhou) Auto Parts R&D Co.,Ltd. was established in China. (current consolidated subsidiary)
SRT-Taiwan Trading Corporation was established in Taiwan. (current consolidated subsidiary)