||Established as an importer for the Morse Company of San Francisco,
with the trade name of America Shokai. Started imports and domestic
sales of automotive parts, accessories and bearings.
||Incorporated as America Shokai Corporation.
||Started export of Japanese-made parts for foreign cars to the Southeast
||Began supplying assembly parts to Toyota, Nissan and other major
Japanese car makers.
||Opened representative offices in Singapore and Beijing.
||Changed company name to Taiyo Shokai Corporation.
||Resumed export activity interrupted by World War II.
||Opened Tokyo Branch Office.
||Opened Manila Office.
||Opened Bangkok Office and Fukuoka Sales Office.
||Opened Sendai Sales Office and Nagoya Branch Office.
||Opened Takamatsu Sales Office.
||Opened New York Office.
Domestic Dept. separated from the main firm and established as Toshiba
Auto parts Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Toshiba Shoji and Kiyoshiba
||Opened Hiroshima Sales Office.
||Founded Kansai Automotive Service Center Co., Ltd. as a cooperative
venture with six other auto parts companies.
|| Reorganized Bangkok Office into a wholly-owned local subsidiary.
||Opened the Chicago Office and the Rotterdam Office.
Participated in founding a joint venture Unique Motors Co., Ltd. in
||Participated in founding a joint venture Unique Distributing Co.,
Inc. in Manila.
||Opened Jakarta Office.
Established a wholly-owned Hong Kong subsidiary, Unique Taiyo Hong
||Reorganized NY Office into wholly owned subsidiary, Unitaiyo American
||Domestic Dept. reestablished after absorbing Toshiba Automotive
part Co., Ltd. to become the sole domestic distributor of Toshiba
automotive products, as well as agent for leading automotive part
||Manila joint venture company (UDCI) finalized agreement with local
spring manufacturer to become the sole distributor of their products
for Toyota, Ford and other major auto makers.
Opened Los Angeles Office.
||UDCI obtained exclusive rights to market local radiator manufacturer's
products in the Philippines, for customers including the above leading
||Opened Singapore Office.
||Changed company name to Taiyo Corporation.
||Reformed the Rotterdam Office into a local Company, Taiyo Nederland
B.V. wholly owned by us.
||Sendai Sales Office moved to present location and enlarged, due
to expansion of activities.
||Changed fiscal year end from May 20 to March 31.
||Established Nichirin Thailand, a manufacturer of hoses for brakes
and air conditioners, in Bangkok as a joint venture with Nichirin
Co., Ltd., UMC and local capital.
||In the 80th year of the company's existence, celebrated
the 65th anniversary.
||Completed construction of a new building for the Nagoya Branch Office.
Established Taiyo International B.V. in Amsterdam.
||In the 85th year of the company's existence, celebrated the 70th
||Completed construction of a new building for the Tokyo
||In the 90th year of the company's existence, celebrated
the 75th anniversary.
||In the 95th year of the company's existence, celebrated
the 80th anniversary.