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History

Jun. 1963 Established Kitagawa Rubber Industries Co., Ltd.
in Nagoya to produce/sale industrial rubber/plastic products
Oct. 1965Started sales of industrial precision plastic products
Mar. 1967Opened Tokyo Office
Oct. 1969Opened Osaka Office
Mar. 1971Changed the company name to Kitagawa Industries Co., Ltd.
Mar. 1974Opened Nishiharu Logistics Center (reorganized as Nishiharu Factory later)
Nov. 1977Opened Yokohama Office
Feb. 1979Opened Nagoya Logistics Center
Dec. 1980Relocated the Head Office to Chiyoda, Naka-ku, Nagoya City
Apr. 1984Opened Utsunomiya Office
Jun. 1984Started sales of electromagnetic waves protection devices
Mar. 1989Opened Kasugai Factory
Dec. 1991Opened Mito Logistics Center
Mar. 1992 Acquired Kitagawa GmbH, Kitagawa Industries (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.
and Intermark(USA),Inc.
May. 1994Established an affiliate, International Center for Materials Research
Jul. 1994Established a subsidiary, Kitagawa Electronics (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore
May. 1995Established a subsidiary, Kitagawa Industries (H.K.) Limited in Hong Kong
Dec. 1995Established a subsidiary, PT. Kitagawa Industries Indonesia in Indonesia
Feb. 1996Listed the stock on the Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange
Apr. 1997Started MEF (moldless enclosure fabrication) system
Apr. 1999Opened Kasugai EMC Center
Dec. 1999Awarded ISO9001 certification
Sep. 2000Established a subsidiary, Shanghai Kitagawa Industries Co., Ltd. in China
Nov. 2000Established a subsidiary, Kitagawa Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand
May. 2001Awarded ISO14001 certification
Dec. 2001Opened Inazawa Business Center
Sep. 2002Established Wuxi KGS Corporation in China
Oct. 2002Changed the trademark from KG to KGS
Apr. 2003Closed Intermark(USA),Inc. New York Office and opened Intermark (USA),Inc., San Jose Office
Apr. 2003Awarded ISO9001:2000 certification
Mar. 2004Awarded from Nagoya Stock Exchange for its contribution to market development
Jan. 2006Awarded ISO14001:2004 certification
Apr. 2006Intermark(USA),Inc. opened San Diego Office
Apr. 2006Opened Hanoi Representative Office in Vietnam
Jan. 2007Opened Akechi Technology Center
Jan. 2007Nishiharu Factory was relocated to Akechi Technology Center
Mar. 2007Closed Tokyo Logistics Center, which was transferred to Inazawa Logistics Center
Apr. 2008Closed Hanoi Representative Office
Apr. 2009Intermark Co., Ltd. was merged into Kitagawa Industries Co.,Ltd.
Apr. 2009Intermark(USA),Inc. closed San Diego Office
Jun. 2009Closed Mito Logistics Center, which was transferred to Inazawa Logistics Center
Oct. 2009Closed PT. Kitagawa Industries Indonesia
Apr. 2010Hiroji Kitagawa was appointed Chairman, and Kiyoto Kitagawa was appointed President
Apr. 2010Established Kitagawa Technology (Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd. in China
Aug. 2010Established Kitagawa Industries (Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd. in China
Aug. 2011Established Kitagawa Electronics (SINGAPORE) PTE.,Ltd. Malaysia Representative Office
Mar. 2012Relocated the Head Office to the current location
Mar. 2012Relocated the Wuxi KGS Corporation
Apr. 2013Opened new sales office and warehouse(BOI IPO)in Thailand
Aug. 2013Changed the registered location of the head office to Mukui-cho,Inazawa City
Apr. 2014Opened the(new)Kasugai Factory in the same site as Akechi Technology Center while the(old)Kasugai Factory was closed down
May. 2014Opened (new)EMC Center in the same site as Akechi Technology Center while the(old)EMC Center was closed down
Apr. 2016Closed Yokohama Branch,of which business was merged into Tokyo Branch

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