NIHON PLAST CO., LTD.

Home > Company History

Company History

Company History

Showa era

October 1948 Started business processing and selling synthetic resin
October 1948 Commenced business with Yoshihara Plant of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. for delivery of synthetic resin products
May 1950 Received order for the manufacture of steering wheels from Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and started delivery in September of the same year
August 1958 Established Tokyo Sales Office in Minato-ku, Tokyo
(This function currently performed at both Atsugi and Tochigi)
July 1960 Established plant in Aoshima, Yoshiwara City, Shizuoka and relocated HQ and other plants
May 1965 Received 20% working capital from Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and at the same time received 45 million yen in convertible bonds from Tokyo Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co., Ltd.
June 1968 Commenced business with Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
September 1969 Established Isesaki Plant (1st plant) in Yattajimamachi, Isesaki City, Gunma
March 1973 Established Isesaki Plant (2nd plant) in Naganumamachi, Isesaki City, Gunma
February 1977 Established Kyushu Plant in Shinyoshitomi Village, Chikujo District, Fukuoka
July 1980 Established Isesaki Plant (3rd plant) in Naganumamachi, Isesaki City, Gunma
February 1984 Established wholly owned Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing, Inc. in Ohio, USA

Heisei era

July 1989 Established Fujinomiya Plant in Yamamiya, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka
December 1990 Registered stock of corporation with Japan Securities Dealers Association
August 1991 Established Nihon Plast Indonesia as a joint venture in Bekasi, Indonesia
November 1991 Established Technical Center next to Fujinomiya Plant
March 1994 Established wholly owned subsidiary Nihon Plast Mexicana in El Marques, Queretaro, Mexico
January 1997 Closed Tokyo Sales Office and established Atsugi Sales Office and Tochigi Sales Office
September 1998 Formed a business partnership with Kansei Co., Ltd. (changed company name to Calsonic Kansei Co., Ltd. due to merger on April 1, 2000)
May 1999 Established NP Service Co., Ltd. in Fuji City, Shizuoka
June 1999 Fuji Plant and Fujinomiya Plant obtained ISO 9001 certification
April 2000 Purchased Prostec Group
April 2000 Established Neaton Rome Incorporated (wholly owned by Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing) in Georgia, USA
September 2000 Kyushu Plant obtained ISO 9001 certification
December 2000 Fujinomiya Plant obtained ISO 14001 certification
July 2001 Relocated Fuji Plant (1st plant) to Kitayama, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Name of Fujinomiya Plant changed to Fuji Plant (2nd plant)
August 2001 Obtained QS 9000 certification (Isesaki Plant and Kyushu Plant obtained ISO 9001 certification)
January 2002 Kyushu Plant obtained ISO 14001 certification
August 2002 Isesaki Plant and Kyushu Plant obtained QS 9000 certification
December 2002 Fuji Plant (1st plant) and Isesaki Plant obtained ISO 14001 certification
February 2003 Established Nihon Plast (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. through a joint investment with Itochu Corporation in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
March 2004 Issued 1 million new shares for allocation to third parties and increased capital to 2 billion yen
November 2004 Established wholly owned subsidiary Nihon Plast (Thailand) in Rayong, Thailand
December 2004 Withdrew registration from Japan Securities Dealers Association and registered corporate stock with JASDAQ Securities Exchange, Inc.
July 2005 Issued 4 million new shares for allocation to third parties and increased capital to 3.2 billion yen
January 2006 Established Technical Center 2 in Yamamiya, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka
April 2007 Established subsidiary Nihon Magnesio in Queretaro, Mexico through investment by Nihon Plast Mexicana and Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing
November 2007 Established Technical Center 3 in Kawanarijima, Fuji City, Shizuoka
March 2008 Stock listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
August 2008 Established wholly owned subsidiary Nihon Plast (Wuhan) Co., Ltd. in Wuhan City, Hubei, China
December 2009 Main office moved to Technical Center in Yamamiya, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka
November 2010 Established subsidiary Neaton Auto Mexicana in Queretaro, Mexico through investment by Nihon Plast Mexicana and Neaton Auto Products

Page Top