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History

1946 Mar. Mitsuba Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd. was founded in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture. Shimizu-cho Plant in Kiryu when Mitsuba was founded (1946)

Kiryu Plant (Shimizu-cho) when it was founded
(1946)

MH-1 type horns were released for sale (1951)

MH-1 type horns were released for sale
(1951)

WP type wiper motors were released for sale (1956)

WP type wiper motors were released for sale
(1956)

SM-1 type starters for small motorcycles were released for sale(1960)

SM-1 type starters for small motorcycles were released for sale(1960)

Ryomo Computing Center Co., Ltd. was founded (1970)

Ryomo Computing Center Co., Ltd. was founded
(1970)

Jun. Sale of generator lamps for bicycles began.
1951 Jun. Production and sale of auto horns began.
Auto related operations began.
1956 Mar. Production and sale of wiper motors began.
1960 Jun. Production and sale of starters for small motorcycles.
1970 Jan. Ryomo Computing Center Co., Ltd. was founded
(Renamed to Ryomo Systems Co., Ltd. in July 1982)
1976 Jul. Niisato Plant was built and began operation.
1977 Jun. Mitsuba shares were for the first time offered publicly at the Tokyo Over-the-Counter Market.
1986 Dec. American Mitsuba Corporation was founded in Illinois, U.S.A.
1988 Feb. Mitsuba shares were listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1989 Jun. Test center was built in Niisato.
Sept. Listing of Mitsuba shares was changed from the Second to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1993 May Mitsuba announced the Mitsuba Environmental Declaration and Directions for Action.
1996 Jul. CI was implemented.
Oct. Business name was changed to Mitsuba Corporation.
1997 Sept. Mitsuba announced the New Mitsuba Environmental Declaration and Directions for Action.
2001 Oct. R&D organizations were centered in the Kiryu region. Mitsuba R&D Center was established.
2002 Apr. Mitsuba acquired the automobile mirror/lamp business from Oshima Electric Works Co., Ltd., a Mitsuba-affiliated company.
Dec. Mitsuba entered into a business and capital partnership agreement with The Jidosha Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd. (JIDECO).
2004 Aug. The Jidosha Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd. (JIDECO) became a wholly owned subsidiary through a share exchange.
2005 Apr. Automotive components and accessories operations were spun off into individual corporations through a company split.
2006 Dec. MITSUBA WAY was established.
2007 Apr. The Jidosha Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd. (JIDECO) merged with Mitsuba.
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