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History

May 1947  Osaka Matsuda Ltd. established at Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, to manufacture and market car seats. Capital: 70,000 yen.

1960's

May 1960  Itami Plant opened in Itami City,Hyogo to increase production capacity.
January 1961  Hiroshima warehouse was constructed in Kita-cho, Aki-gun, to enable more efficient delivery of products to Mazda Motor Corp.
January 1962  Toyo Seat Co.,Ltd.established with the full transfer of product and manufacturing rights of Osaka Matsuda Ltd. to manufacture and market car seats. Capital: 2.5million yen.
May 1962  Capital increased to 7.5 million yen.
September 1962  Capital increased to 15 million yen.
October 1964  Capital increased to 60 million yen.
March 1965  Constructed a new plant within the Hiroshima warehouse site to begin production of car seats for delivery to Mazda Motor Corp.
August 1965  Completed installation of fully integrated production line equipment in the Hiroshima plant.

1970's

May 1970  Established Takaya Kasei Co., Ltd., as joint management, at Takaya-cho, Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima to manufacture urethane foam molding seat parts.
July 1970  All car seat production responsibilities of the Itami plant transferred to the Hiroshima plant,and the Itami plant was then converted to manufacture baby buggies,seats and chairs,and health care products for delivery to Sale.
November 1971  Established Miyoshi Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary, at Shiomachi, Miyoshi City, Hiroshima to manufacture automotive exhaust pipes, mufflers, and sewing goods for car seats.
April 1979  Principal office relocated from Itami to the Hiroshima plant,which was then officially designated as the corporate headquarters.

1980's

December 1982  Received Quality Assurance Certification from Mazda Motor Corp.
May 1985  Established Takaya Industrial Co., Ltd., at Takaya-cho, Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima to manufacture plastic molding seat parts and sewing goods for car seats.
January 1988  Toyo Seat USA Corp. was established in Imlay City, Michigan, to spearhead the company’s entry into the United States market.

1990's

January 1991  Newly established Kozan plant at Kozan-cho Sera-gun,Hiroshima to increase production.
May 1992  Received Quality Assurance Certification of Excellence from Mazda Motor Corp.
May 1992  Established Shanghai Min Fang Auto Parts Co., Ltd., as joint management, in the People’s Republic of China to expand into the Asian market.
June 1993  Established the Shuho plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture to enable more efficient delivery to the Mazda Hofu Plant.
October 1993  Headquarters and main plant receive an Award for TPM Excellence-First Category from the Japan Brand Maintenance Association.
October 1996  Headquarters and main plant receive an Award for Excellence in Consistent TPM Commitment-First Category from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance.
November 1996  Toyo Seat USA Corporation established a new plant in Flemingsburg, Kentucky to expand business.
March 1997  Capital Increased to 90million yen.
July 1997  Imlay City plant of Toyo Seat USA Corporation became QS-9000 registered.
November 1997  Became ISO 9001 registered with the Japan Quality Assurance (JQA) Organization.
December 1998  Established Automotive Interiors Corporation, as joint management, in the Philippines to develop a new market, especially into ASEAN countries.

2000's

October 2000  Received MC-FSS Certification from Mazda Motor Corp.
December 2000  Became QS-9000 registered with the Japan Quality Assurance (JQA) Organization.
November 2001  Began operations at Toyo Tooling, Co., Ltd.
November 2001  Toyo Seat USA Corporation established a new plant in Pelham, Tennessee to expand business.
December 2001  Became ISO 14001 registered with Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
February 2002  Conducted capital participation with Nanjo Sobi Kogyo Co.,Ltd.
March 2002  Established Toyo Seat Europe Kft. in Hungary to expand business in Europe.
April 2002   Established Toyo Seat China (Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd.
December 2003  Headquarters and main plant received a Special Award for TPM Achievement from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance.
January 2005  Became TS 16949 registered with Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
September 2006  Established Magyar Toyo Seat Kft. in Hungary with the reception of seat assemblies from Magyar Suzuki Corp.
March 2008  Capital Increased to 100million yen.
April 2009  Established Hamamatsu Sales Office due to increase of business with Suzuki Motor Co.,Ltd.

2010's

March 2012  Established AKI Seat Manufacturing, S.A. de C.V. and AKI Seat Operation, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico with Mazda Motor Corp’s Mexican advance.
February 2014  Management Philosophy founded
January 2015  Established Toyo Sharda India Private Limited in India
January 2017  Takaya Kasei Co., Ltd merged with Takaya Industrial Co., Ltd