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History

History of Business Integration

Nabtesco Corporation was established following the integration of two time-honored companies - Tenjin Seiki Co., Ltd. and NABCO Ltd.

History of Business Integration

Teijin Seiki and NABCO, following the formation of their business partnership in the hydraulic equipment business, came to share the view that business integration would be a very useful tool for helping enhance their corporate value and ensuring sustainable development, while at the same time recognizing each other’s product lineup, core technology, corporate strategy and corporate culture.

Based on this recognition, the two companies established a pure holding company, Nabtesco in 2003, through a stock transfer scheme. Under the holding-company structure, the two companies became its wholly-owned companies. After one-year’s preparation, the holding company absorbed Teijin Seiki and NABCO through a simplified merger method, with Nabtesco shifting to an operating holding company.
In 2004, the two companies were absorbed and merged into Nabtesco Corporation.

History

April, 2002 Initiation of hydraulic equipment business alliance between Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd. and NABCO Ltd.
September, 2003 Nabtesco Corporation was established as a holding company with Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd. and NABCO Ltd. as wholly-owned subsidiaries and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (First section market).
February, 2004 Nabtesco Automotive Products (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established as a automotive products manufacturing subsidiary in Thailand.
October, 2004 Nabtesco consolidated Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd. and NABCO Ltd. and became an operating holding company.
November, 2005 Nabtesco Railroad Products (Beijing) Co., Ltd.established (manufacturing and sales of Railway Vehicle Equipment).
February, 2008 Nabtesco Power Control (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established (Manufacturing and sales of traveling motors and swing motors for excavators).
December, 2009 Nabtesco Automotive Corporation established (manufacturing, sales, and service of automotive equipment).
April, 2010 Shanghai Nabtesco Motion-equipment Trading Co., Ltd. was established (sales and service of precision reduction gears).
April, 2011 Nabtesco acquired the automatic door business of Kaba Holding AG of Switzerland and establishes Gilgen Door Systems AG.
April, 2015 Nabtesco acquired Hyest Corporation from TOSHIBA MACHINE CO., LTD.

History of Teijin SeikiOPENCLOSE

1944 Separated from parent company (currently Teijin Limited). Originally named Teijin Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.
1945 Name changed to Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd. began manufacturing texitile machinery.
1949 Listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange and the Hiroshima Stock Exchange.
1955 Resumed manufacturing of aircraft components.
1959 began manufacturing of machine tools and industrial machinery.
1961 began production of hydraulic equipment.
1962 Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1966 Acquisition of Toyo Jidoki Co., Ltd.
1971 Acquisition of Diavac Limited.
1975 Establishment of P.T. Pamindo Tiga T, incorporated in Jakarta, Indonesia.
1976 Establishment of Teijin Seiki America, Inc. (currently Nabtesco Aerospace Inc.), incorporated in Washington State, USA.
1982 Establishment of STS Co., Ltd., a joint company with Hamilton Sundstrand Corp. of USA.
1991 Establishment of Teijin Seiki Boston, Inc. (Harmonic Drive Technologies Nabtesco Inc.), incorporated in Massachusetts, USA, producing specialized drive components.
1992 Establishment of Teijin Seiki Europe GmbH (currently Nabtesco Precision Europe GmbH), incorporated in Dusseldorf, Germany, as European sales office for precision reduction gears.
1993 Establishment of Yokohama Development Center.
1995 Establishment of Teijin Seiki Precision Co., Ltd. (TS Precision Co., Ltd.) and transfer of TS Group's machine tool business to that company.
1996 Establishment of a joint company, Shanghai Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd. (currently Shanghai Nabtesco Hydraulic Co., Ltd. (SNHC)) in Shanghai, China with local partners to produce hydraulic equipment.
1999 Establishment of TS Heatronics Co., Ltd.
Establishment of LogIT Corporation.
Establishment of Teijin Seiki Advanced Technologies, Inc. (currently Nabtesco Motion Control Inc.), incorporated company in Michigan State, USA to market precision reduction drives.
Establishment of Teijin Seiki USA, Inc. (currently Nabtesco USA INC.), incorporated in Delaware State, USA.
2000 Acquisition of CMET INC.
Establishment of Teijin Seiki Textile Machinery Co., Ltd. (TSTM Co., Ltd.) a wholly-owned subsidiary and transfer of textile machinery business to that company.
Establishment of a joint company, Shanghai Teijin Seiki Textile Machinery Co., Ltd. (Shanghai TM Co., Ltd. (STMC)) in Shanghai, China with local partners to produce textile machinery.
2002 Establishment of a joint company, TMT Machinery Inc. with Toray Engineering Co., Ltd. and Murata Machinery, Ltd.
2003 Established a joint holding company, Nabtesco Corporation, with NABCO Ltd. and became a wholly-owned subsidiary. Changed its name to TS Corporation.

History of NABCOOPENCLOSE

1925 Nippon Air Brake Co., Ltd., was founded at 1-31, Wakihama, Kobe by three companies: Kobe Steel, Ltd., Engine Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Tokyo Gas Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. The company began manufacturing and sales of air brakes for railroad vehicles.
1925 Tokyo Branch (name later changed to Tokyo Office) was established in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.
1926 Executive office and plant relocated at 5, Kaigan-dori, Wakihama, Kobe.
1933 began manufacturing and sales of hydraulic brake systems for automobiles.
1937 began manufactring and sales of air brake systems for automobiles.
1938 Executive office and plant (Kobe plant) relocated to 3-2058, Wakihama, Fukiai-ku, Kobe (currently 1-46 Kaigan-dori, Wakihama, Chuo-ku, Kobe).
1943 Changed its name to Nippon Brake Systems Co., Ltd.
1946 Changed its name to Nippon Air Brake Co., Ltd.
1949 began manufacturing and sales of hydraulic equipment.
1949 Listed on Osaka Stock Exchange.
1953 began manufacturing and sales of automatic doors for railroad vehicles and buildings.
1961 Yokosuka plant was built (manufacturing of hydraulic brake systems for automobiles).
1963 Began manufacturing and sales of marine vessel control systems.
1964 Akashi plant was built (manufacturing of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment).
1968 Konan plant was built.
1970 Nishi Kobe (currently Seishin) plant was built (manufacturing of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment).
1972 Akashi plant was closed; operations integrated into Seishin plant.
1974 Tokyo office (Tokyo branch) relocated to Minato Ward, Tokyo.
1974 Head office relocated at Miyuki-dori, Fukiai Ward (currently Chuo Ward).
1984 Nippon ABS Co., Ltd., formed by merger with Robert Bosch Co. (Germany).
1985 Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange (first section).
1986 Opened Detroit (U.S.) office.
1991 Yamagata plant was built (manufacturing of hydraulic brake systems for automobiles).
1992 Changed its name to NABCO, Ltd.
1992 Acquierd Lanson Industries Group (U.S.) (manufacturing and sales of automatic doors for buildings).
1993 NABCO Mexicana Co. (Mexico) was established (manufacturing and sales of hydraulic brake systems for automobiles).
1995 Head office relocated at Isogami-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe.
1995 Transferred manufacturing of automatic doors for buildings from Kobe plant to Konan plant.
1997 General Technology Center was built.
1998 Kobe plant was built (Nishi-ku, Kobe); operations of former Kobe plant transferred (manufacturing of brake systems for railroad vehicles).
1999 Transferred hydraulic brake systems business for automobiles and operation of Yokosuka plant, and sold Nippon ABS shares to Bosch Brake Systems Co., Ltd.
2001 Transferred NABCO Mexicana Co. (Mexico) to Robert Bosch Corporation.
2001 Executive office and head office was relocated to Takatsukadai, Nishi-ku, Kobe.
2003 Established a joint holding company, Nabtesco Corporation, with TS Corporation (formerly Teijin Seiki Co. Ltd.) and became a wholly-owned subsidiary.