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1950s

June 1952 TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd. is established in Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture.
November 1953 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Kikuchi Body Kogyo, Ltd. is established to manufacture and sell automotive components at 592 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka City, Tokyo.

1960s

March 1960 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Kikuchi Press Industry, Ltd. is reorganized as a stock company with paid-in capital of 10 million yen, while its trade name is changed to KIKUCHI CO., LTD. The headquarters is located in Mitaka City, Tokyo.
May 1964 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Begins doing business with HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
November 1966 TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Shiga Plant is established in Tsuchiyama-cho, Koka District, Shiga Prefecture (currently, Tsuchiyama-cho, Koka City, Shiga Prefecture).
September 1967 TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Begins doing business with HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
January 1969 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Hamura Plant is established and begins operations at Hamura-machi, Nishitama District, Tokyo (currently Hamura City, Tokyo).

1970s

November 1971 TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Headquarters is relocated from Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture to Tsuchiyama-cho, Koka District, Shiga Prefecture (currently Tsuchiyama-cho, Koka City, Shiga Prefecture).

1980s

May 1984 KTH Parts Industries, Inc. is established in the US state of Ohio as a joint venture company involving five companies: KIKUCHI CO., LTD., TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd., HIRATA & CO., LTD., HONGO CO., LTD. and American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
September 1987 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Equity investment by HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (investment ratio is 9.52%).
May 1988 Jefferson Industries Corporation is established in the State of Ohio, as a joint venture company involving three companies: KIKUCHI CO., LTD., TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd. and American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

1990s

April 1990 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: The Technical Center and the Tochigi Plant are established in Kitsuregawa-machi, Shioya District, Tochigi Prefecture (currently Sakura City, Tochigi Prefecture) and begin operating.
April 1991 TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Takao C&C (currently C&C Tochigi) is established in Takanezawa-machi, Shioya District, Tochigi Prefecture.
September 1991 Joint venture by both companies: Pulls out of KTH Parts Industries, Inc. due to start of full-scale operations by Jefferson Industries Corporation.
October 1994 TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Takao (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (currently G-TEKT [Thailand] Co., Ltd.) is established in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand.
April 1996 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Registered shares as an over-the-counter stock with the Japan Securities Dealers Association
May 1996 TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Takao Eastern Co., Ltd. (currently G-TEKT Eastern Co., Ltd.) is established in Rayong Province, Thailand.
October 1996 Joint venture by both companies: Jefferson Elora Corporation is established in Ontario, Canada.
December 1996 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: KP do Brasil Ltda. (currently G-KT do Brasil Ltda.) is established in São Paulo, Brazil as a joint venture company of KIKUCHI CO., LTD. and Honda Motor do Brasil Ltda.
January 1997 TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Stadco Takao Europe Limited (currently G-TEKT Europe Manufacturing Ltd.) is established in Gloucester, UK.
July 1998 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive, Inc. is established in the US state of Indiana.
March 1999 TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Takao America Corporation (currently G-TEKT America Corporation) is established in the US state of Michigan.

2000s

July 2000 Joint venture by both companies: Jefferson Southern Corporation is established in the US state of Georgia.
October 2001 Joint venture by both companies: Auto Parts Alliance (China) Ltd. is established in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in China.
June 2002 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Gunma Plant is established in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture and begins operating.
July 2002 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Headquarters is relocated to Hamura City, Tokyo.
May 2004 TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd.: Thai G&B Manufacturing Ltd. is established in Rayong Province, Thailand.
December 2004 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Cancels over-the-counter registration with the Japan Securities Dealers Association and lists shares on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange (currently the Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ [Standard]).
March 2005 Joint venture by both companies: Wuhan Auto Parts Alliance Co., Ltd. is established in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China.
May 2005 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. acquires an additional 900,000 shares of Kikuchi's outstanding shares to become the largest shareholder (investment ratio is 20.7%).
September 2005 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Conghua K&S Auto Parts Co., Ltd. is established in Conghua District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in China.
February 2007 Joint venture by both companies: Global Auto-Parts Alliance India Private Ltd. is established in the State of Rajasthan in India.
February 2008 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Acquires ISO/TS 16949 certification.
September 2009 KIKUCHI CO., LTD.: Saitama Plant is established in Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture and begins operating.

2010s

April 2011 KIKUCHI CO., LTD. and TAKAO KINZOKU KOGYO Co., Ltd. merge. The trade name is changed to G-TEKT CORPORATION, and the headquarters is relocated to Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture.
November 2011 For restructuring in India, consolidated subsidiaries are reorganized and G-TEKT India Private Ltd. is established in the State of Rajasthan in India.
February 2012 PT.G-TEKT Indonesia Manufacturing is established in West Java Province, Indonesia.
March 2012 G-ONE AUTO PARTS DE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V. is established in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico as a joint company of G-TEKT CORPORATION and H-ONE CO., LTD.
April 2013 G-TEKT North America Corporation is established in the US state of Ohio.
July 2013 Shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ (Standard) following the integration of the Osaka and Tokyo Stock Exchanges.
September 2013 G-TEKT MEXICO CORP S.A DE C.V. is established in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico.
December 2014 Listing changes to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
June 2015 G-TEKT (Deutschland) GmbH. is established in the State of Bavaria in Germany.

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