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History of Futaba Corporation : Futaba Corporation : Affiliated companies

 

1948 FUTABA CORPORATION established in Mobara-cho, Chosei-gun, to manufacture and sell radio receiver vacuum tubes.
Electron Tube Factory established in Yatsumi-mura, Chosei-gun, Chiba Prefecture.
Tokyo Branch established in Kanda-Hanada-cho, Tokyo and vacuum tube sales began.
1949 Electron Tube Factory relocated to Mobara-cho, Chosei-gun (now Mobara Electron Factory).
1961 Mansei Sales Office established (sales of communications devices, radio control equipment, and plastic modeles; incorporated as Futaba Industry Co., Ltd.in 1972) .
1962 Unique Precision Co., Ltd. acquired ; Machinery and Tooling Division established; and manufacture and sale of press die set components began.
Manufacture and sale of radio-control transmitters and receivers began.
1964 Headquarters moved to Takashi, Mobara, Chiba Prefecture.
1965 Electronic Systems Factory established (specializing in radio control equipment).
Manufacture and sale of equipment for automation began.
1967 Manufacture and sale of mold base components began.
1968 Entered the display device industry with the manufacture and sale of gas-discharge display tubes.
1969 Foundry established for casting of press die set components.
Keyboard Factory established in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, and manufacture and sale of key switches and related components began.
Manufacture and sale of mold plates began.
1970 Manufacture of vacuum tubes completely shut down.
Manufacture and sale of cylindrical multidigit VFDs began.
Factory established in Mutsuzawa-mura, Chosei-gun, and press die set component operations relocated there.
Sale of mold bases assembly began after standardization.
1972 Taiwan Futaba Electronics Corp. established (VFDs).
Korea Futaba Precision Corp., Ltd. established (mold base components). (Dissolved in 2008)
1973 Headquarters relocated to current location at 629 Oshiba, Mobara, Chiba Prefecture.
FUTABA Industries U.S.A. (changed to Futaba Corp. of America in 1978) established as U.S. sales company.
1975 FUTABA (Hong Kong) Corp., Ltd. established as Southeast Asian sales base.
1979 FUTABA (Europe) GmbH. (Germany) established as European sales base.
1980 Chonan Machinery and Tooling Factory established in Chonan-machi, Chosei-gun, Chiba Prefecture and mold base component operations relocated there.
1983 Chosei Keyboard Factory (now Chosei VFD Module Factory) established in Chosei-mura, Chosei-gun, Chiba Prefecture completing first phase of Chosei Factory complex.
1984 Electronic Systems Factory established as a part of the Chosei Project, completing second-phase construction, and radio control equipment operations relocated there.
1985 Company shares listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Akashi Machinery and Tooling Factory established in Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture.
Chosei Machinery and Tooling Factory established within Chosei Factory complex.
1986 Company shares listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Part of Electronic Systems Division transferred to Taiwan FUTABA Electronics Corp.
1987 Chosei Electron Tube Factory established within Chosei Factory complex.
President Goro Eto appointed chairman and Senior Managing Director Reiji Hosoya appointed president.
Integrated standardized plate products to Precision plates.
1988 Kishin Corp. (Republic of Korea) established (press and mold base components).
1990 Makuhari R&D Laboratory established in Makuhari Techno-Garden, Mihama-ku, Chiba.
Machinery and Tooling Technology Center established within Chosei Factory complex.
Chairman Goro Eto passed away.
FUTABA Business System Co., Ltd. established.
1991 FUTABA DENSHI Corp. (S) Pte., Ltd. (Singapore) established (sale of electronic components).
1992 Machinery and Tooling Precision Plate Factory established within Chosei Factory complex.
Tokyo Branch in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo closed and operations merged with those of the Sales Headquarters in Mihama-ku, Chiba (currently Makuhari Marketing & Sales Center).
1993 O.S. Engines Mfg. Co., Ltd. acquired for diversification into hobby market.
1994 FUTABA Precision Mold (Shenzhen) Corp. (P.R.C.) established (mold base components).
VFD Module Group qualified for ISO 9001 certification.
1995 FUTABA Corp. of the Philippines established (VFDs).
Electron Tube Group qualified for ISO 9001 certification.
1996 President Reiji Hosoya appointed chairman; Senior Managing Director Atsushi Nishimuro appointed president; and Senior Managing Director Michihiko Eto appointed vice-chairman.
FUTABA JTW (Thailand) Ltd. established (press and mold base components).
1998 Ceremony held in commemoration of company's 50th anniversary.
1999 FUTABA Corporation qualified for ISO 14001 certification for multiple sites.
Manufacture and sale of the Mold Marshalling System began.
2001 The Mold Marshalling System awarded the 43rd Ten Best New Products Prize of The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.
FUTABA International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (P.R.C.) established. (Sales of electronic components)
FUTABA (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. (Vietnam) established. (Manufacture of mold base components)
2002 Radio Control Equipment Group qualified for ISO 9001 certification.
Chosei Machinery and Tooling Factory II and Mutsuzawa Factory qualified for ISO 9001 certification.
FUTABA Corporation of Huizhou established. (Manufacture and sale of electronic components)
Environmental report released.
2003 Electron Tube Group acquired the certificate ISO/TS16949: 2002.
2005 FUTABA Precision Die and Mold Machinery (China) Co., Ltd. (P.R.C.) established (parts for press/mold dies)
2006 Matsudo Machinery and Tooling Factory established in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture (parts for press dies)
Director Hiroshi Sakurada appointed President.
FUTABA Precision Co., Ltd. established in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture (mold base components)
2007 Kisin Corp. listed on the Korea Exchange.
Kisin Precision Die and Mold Machinery (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (P.R.C) established. (Press and mold base components)
2008 Acquired Satsuki Seisakusho Co., Ltd. and Satsuki Kizai Co., Ltd. to strengthen the press/mold die components.(Satsuki Seisakusho Co., Ltd. acquired Satsuki Kizai Co., Ltd. and name changed to Satsuki Kizai Co., Ltd. in 2009)
2009 Futaba Electronics Components Korea Co., Ltd. established (sales of electronic components). 
Acquired share of TDK Micro Device Corp. to enter OLED business.
2010 Chairman Reiji Hosoya appointed Supreme Advisor.
2011
Founder and Supreme Advisor Reiji Hosoya passed away.
2012
Acquired all shares of TDK Micro Device Corp. and changed the name to Futaba Mobile Display Corp. to accelerate OLED display business.
Manufacture and sale of OLED display and Touch Panel began.
2013
PT. FUTABADENSHI INDONESIA established (manufacture and sale of production equipment in Indonesia).
2014
The Melt Flow Speed Measurement System awarded the 56th Ten Best New Products Prize of The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.
Formed capital and business alliance with Sanko Gosei Ltd.
2016
The Flexible OLED Display awarded the 58th Ten Best New Products Monozukuri Prize of The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.
Futaba Drone School opened at the company's Chosei factory.
President Hiroshi Sakurada appointed chairman; Director Kazunobu Takahashi appointed president.