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

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