Corporate profile

History

G-TEKT CORPORATION

1952

June
TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd. is established in Tanabe-shi, Wakayama.

1953

November
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Kikuchi Body Kogyo, Ltd. is established for the manufacturing and sales of automotive components at 592 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo.

1963

March
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Kikuchi Press Industry, Ltd. is reorganized as a stock company capitalized at 10 million yen. The trade name is changed to KIKUCHI CO., LTD., and the headquarters is located in Mitaka-shi, Tokyo.

1964

May
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Starts sales transactions with HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.

1966

November
TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Shiga Plant is established in Tsuchiyama-cho, Koka-gun, Shiga (currently Tsuchiyama-cho, Koka-shi, Shiga).

1967

September
TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Starts sales transactions with HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.

1969

January
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Hamura Plant is newly established in Hamura-machi, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo (currently Hamura-shi, Tokyo) and commences operations.

1971

November
TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: The headquarters is relocated from Tanabe-shi, Wakayama to Tsuchiyama-cho, Koka-gun, Shiga (currently Tsuchiyama-cho, Koka-shi, Shiga).

1984

May
KTH Parts Industries, Inc. is established in Ohio, U.S.A. as a joint company of KIKUCHI CO., LTD., TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd., HIRATA & CO., LTD., Hongo Co., Ltd. and American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

1987

September
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Equity investment by HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (investment ratio is 9.52%).

1988

May
Jefferson Industries Corporation is established in Ohio, U.S.A. as a joint company of KIKUCHI CO., LTD., TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd. and American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

1990

April
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Opens new Technical Center (currently Tochigi Plant) in Kitsuregawa-machi, Shioya-gun, Tochigi (currently Sakura-shi, Tochigi) and commences operations.

1991

April
TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Takao C&C (currently C&C Tochigi) is newly established in Takanezawa-machi, Shioya-gun, Tochigi.

1991

September
Joint venture by both companies: Pulls out of KTH Parts Industries, Inc., due to full-fledged start of operations by Jefferson Industries Corporation.

1994

October
TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Takao (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (currently G-TEKT (Thailand) Co., Ltd.) is established in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

1996

April
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Listed as over-the-counter stock with Japan Securities Dealers Association.

1996

May
TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Takao Eastern Co., Ltd. (currently G-TEKT Eastern Co., Ltd.) is established in Rayong, Thailand.

1996

October
Joint venture by both companies: Jefferson Elora Corporation is established in Ontario, Canada.

1996

December
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: KP do Brasil Ltda. (currently G-KT do Brasil Ltda.) is established in Sao Paolo, Brazil as a joint company of KIKUCHI CO., LTD. and Honda Motor do Brasil Ltda.

1997

January
TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Stadco Takao Europe Limited (currently G-TEKT Europe Manufacturing Ltd.) is established in Gloucester, U.K.

1998

July
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Equity investment in Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive, Inc., in Indiana, U.S.A.

1999

March
TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Takao America Corporation (currently G-TEKT America Corporation) is established in Michigan, U.S.A.

2000

July
Joint venture by both companies: Jefferson Southern Corporation is established in Georgia, U.S.A.

2001

October
Joint venture by both companies: Auto Parts Alliance (China) Ltd. is established in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

2002

June
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Gunma Plant is newly established in Ota-shi, Gunma and commences operations.

2002

July
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: The headquarters is relocated to Hamura-shi, Tokyo.

2004

May
TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Thai G&B Manufacturing Ltd. is established in Rayong, Thailand.

2004

December
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Cancels over-the-counter registration with the Japan Securities Dealers Association, and lists stock on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange (currently the Tokyo Securities Exchange JASDAQ (Standard)).

2005

March
Joint venture by both companies: Wuhan Auto Parts Alliance Co., Ltd. is established in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

2005

May
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. acquires an additional 900,000 shares of Kikuchi's outstanding shares to become the top shareholder among major shareholders (investment ratio is 20.7%).

2005

September
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Conghua K&S Auto Parts Co., Ltd. is established in Conghua, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

2007

February
Joint venture by both companies: Global Auto-Parts Alliance India Private Ltd. is established in Rajasthan, India.

2008

February
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Acquires ISO/TS 16949 certification.

2009

September
KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Saitama Plant is newly established in Fukaya-shi, Saitama and commences operations.

2011

April
KIKUCHI CO., LTD. and TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd. merges. The trade name is changed to G-TEKT CORPORATION, and the headquarters moves to Saitama-shi, Saitama.

2011

November
In order to restructure the business in India, consolidated subsidiaries are reorganized, and G-TEKT India Private Ltd. is established in Rajasthan, India.

2012

February
PT.G-TEKT Indonesia Manufacturing is established in West Java, Indonesia.

2012

March
G-ONE AUTO PARTS DE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V. is established in Guanajuato, Mexico, as a joint company of G-TEKT CORPORATION and H-ONE CO, LTD.

2013

April
G-TEKT North America Corporation is established in Ohio, U.S.A.

2013

July
List its stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ (Standard) following the integration of the Osaka Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange

2013

September
G-TEKT MEXICO CORP S.A DE C.V. is established in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico
PT. Auto-Body Manufacturing Indonesia becomes a wholly owned subsidiary.

2014

March
PT. Auto-Body Manufacturing Indonesia merges into PT. Auto-Body Manufacturing through absorption-type merger.

2014

December
(Scheduled)
Alteration to 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

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