History

Jan. 1937 Sole proprietorship Yamada Manufacturing was founded in Minato Ward, Tokyo, engaging in the manufacture of drill chucks.
Feb. 1946 The Company's factory was transferred to the city of Kiryu in Gunma Prefecture and YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO.,LTD. was established as a limited liability company.
Feb. 1958 Manufacturing of jigs and tools and motorcycle parts for Honda Motor Co., Ltd. commenced.
Sept. 1961 New buildings were constructed for the Head Office and Head Office Factory (now the Kiryu Department) in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture.
Oct. 1963 The Suzuka Branch Office opened to strengthen business contact with Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and to expand business.
Nov. 1964 The Hamamatsu Branch Office opened to strengthen business contact with Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and to expand business.
June 1966 An automobile division was established and production of steering gearboxes and oil pump assemblies began.
Dec. 1979 The Company's organizational structure was changed from a limited liability company to a joint stock company with ¥40 million in capital.
July 1980 The Industrial Machinery Factory (now the Engineering Department) was established in the Head Office and the technology research center was transferred.
Oct. 1981 The Kumamoto Factory (now the Kumamoto Department) was established as a factory for motorcycle parts in the village of Kyokushi, Kumamoto Prefecture (now the city of Kikuchi).
July 1984 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. acquired capital in YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO.,LTD.
Oct. 1984 Kobayashi Factory (now the Isesaki Department) was established as a factory for pump-related products in the town of Akabori, Gunma Prefecture (now the city of Isesaki).
Feb. 1988 Stock ownership of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. in YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO.,LTD. was increased to 20% (an affiliated company) through allocation of new shares to a third party.
Mar. 1988 Yotec, Inc. (now YAMADA North America, Inc.) was established in South Charleston, Ohio, U.S.A. (now a consolidated subsidiary).
Nov. 1994 Joint venture YAMADA SOMBOON Co., Ltd. was established in Rayong Province, Thailand (now a consolidated subsidiary).
Feb. 1995 Capital was acquired in Italy's Costruzione Italiana Apparecchi Precisione S.p.A. (C.I.A.P.)
Nov. 1996 Yamada Europe Co., Ltd. was established in Wales, U.K. (now a consolidated subsidiary).
Oct. 2002 Chengdu Tianxing Yamada Auto Parts Co., Ltd. was made a consolidated subsidiary through an increase of capital.
Apr. 2004 A new technology research center building was completed in Akabori, Gunma Prefecture (now the city of Isesaki).
Apr. 2006 YAMADA R&D CHINA, Co., Ltd. was established in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
Stock ownership of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. in YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO.,LTD. was increased to 33.4% (an affiliated company) through allocation of new shares to a third party.
May 2011 The technology research center building was enlarged and head office functions were transferred from Kiryu. The technology research center building's name was changed to the Isesaki Head Office.