History

1941 ~

1941

Jul.

Japan Bearing Production Co., Ltd. is founded in Kobe. (The company name is changed to Nippon Yushi Industry Co., Ltd. in 1944.)

1951

Dec.

Tokyo Oil Seal Industry Co., Ltd. merges with Nippon Yushi Industry Co., Ltd. and the company name is changed to Nippon Oil Seal Industry Co., Ltd. (Later named NOK CORPORATION), capital of ¥7 million.

Tokyo Oil Seal Industry Co., Ltd. merges with Nippon Yushi Industry Co., Ltd. and the company name is changed to Nippon Oil Seal Industry Co., Ltd. (Later named NOK CORPORATION), capital of ¥7 million.

1954

Jun.

Head office and Tokyo Plant are relocated to Ota-ku, Tokyo.

Head office and Tokyo Plant are relocated to Ota-ku, Tokyo.

1960

Mar.

Capital participation agreement is concluded with FREUDENBERG (Germany).

Capital participation agreement is concluded with FREUDENBERG (Germany).

Aug.

Fujisawa Plant is established in Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture.

1961

Oct.

NOK CORPORATION is listed on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

Dec.

Head office is moved to Chuo-ku.

1963

Jun.

Saga Plant is established in Nakabaru-cho, Saga Prefecture.

1964

Oct.

Nippon Sealol Co., Ltd. is established as a subsidiary.(Currently known as EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD., one of affiliated companies)

1966

Jan.

Head office is relocated to 1-12-15 Shiba Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Head office is relocated to 1-12-15 Shiba Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

1967

Aug.

Shizuoka Plant is established in Sagara-cho, Shizuoka Prefecture.

1968

Mar.

NOK-USA, Inc. is founded as an American subsidiary.(The company name is changed to NOK INC. in January 1980.)

Apr.

Fukushima Plant is established in Fukushima city, Fukushima Prefecture.

Fukushima Plant is established in Fukushima city, Fukushima Prefecture.

1969

Nov.

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD. is founded as a subsidiary.

1970 ~

1970

Apr.

Kumamoto Plant is established in Aso-cho, Kumamoto Prefecture.

1973

Nov.

Singapore Oil Seal Co. is established as a Singaporean subsidiary.

Dec.

Seiwa Chemical Co., Ltd. is founded as a subsidiary.

1974

Dec.

Tokai Plant is established in Ogasa-cho, Shizuoka Prefecture.

1976

Dec.

NOK KLUEBER CO., LTD. is established as a subsidiary.

1977

Mar.

NOK CORPORATION takes an equity stake in Ru Brazil (Brazil). (The company name is changed to FREUDENBERG COMPONENTS LTD. in July 1988.)

1978

Mar.

NOK CORPORATION takes an equity stake in PYUNG HWA OIL SEAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (Korea).

1979

Apr.

NIPPON MELTRON, LTD. merges with Seiwa Chemical Co., Ltd.

1980 ~

1985

Jul.

The company name of Nippon Oil Seal Industry Co., Ltd. is changed to NOK CORPORATION.

1986

Sep.

Mektec Corp. (Taiwan) Pte. Ltd. is established as a Taiwanese sub-subsidiary.

Mektec Corp. (Taiwan) Pte. Ltd. is established as a Taiwanese sub-subsidiary.

1987

Aug.

Nihonmatsu Plant is established in Nihonmatsu city, Fukushima Prefecture.

Dec.

NOK Eagle Korea Co., Ltd. is established as a Korean subsidiary.

1988

Oct.

THAI NOK CO., Ltd. is established as a Thai subsidiary.

THAI NOK CO., Ltd. is established as a Thai subsidiary.

1989

Mar.

NOK EG&G Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. is established as a subsidiary. (The company name is changed to NEOPT CORPORATION in January 2000.)

Jul.

FREUDENBERG-NOK G.P. is established as a joint venture between the U.S. subsidiary IPC Co., Ltd. of FREUDENBERG Co. and NOK Inc.

FREUDENBERG-NOK G.P. is established as a joint venture between the U.S. subsidiary IPC Co., Ltd. of FREUDENBERG Co. and NOK Inc.

1990 ~

1990

Oct.

NOK CORPORATION takes an equity stake in Freudenberg Angus LP (UK). (The company name is changed to FREUDENBERG TECHNICAL PRODUCTS LP. in January 1993.)

1994

Dec.

NOK FREUDENBERG ASIA HOLDING Co., LTD. is established as an affiliated company in Singapore.

1995

Apr.

Mektec Corp. (Thailand) Pte. Ltd. is established as a Thai sub-subsidiary.

Jun.

WUXI NOK-FREUDENBERG OILSEAL CO., LTD. is established as an affiliated company in China.

Dec.

NOK CORPORATION takes an equity stake in CHANGCHUN NOK-FREUDENBERG OIL SEAL CO., LTD. in China.

1996

May

P.T. NOK INDONESIA is established as an Indonesian subsidiary.

Jul.

NOK ASIA CO., PTE. LTD. is established as a Singaporean subsidiary.

Jul.

Siam NOK Corporation is established as a Thai subsidiary.

1997

Aug.

Mektec Corp. (Zhuhai) Pte. Ltd. is established as a Chinese sub-subsidiary.

1998

Dec.

NOK CORPORATION takes an equity stake in INTEGRAL ACCUMULATOR GMBH & Co. KG (Germany).

2000 ~

2000

Nov.

Sigma Freudenberg NOK PVT. Ltd. is established in India a as affiliated company.

Dec.

NOK (Wuxi) Seal Products Co., Ltd. is established as a Chinese subsidiary.

2001

Mar.

NOK Precision Component Thailand Co., Ltd. is established as a Thai subsidiary.

Jun.

The company name of Singapore Oil Seal Co. is changed to NOK Precision Component Singapore.

2002

Apr.

NIPPON MEKTRON LTD. a subsidiary company, spins off UNIMATEC CO., LTD.

Apr.

NOK (Wuxi) Vibracoustic China Co., Ltd. is established as a subsidiary.

Jul.

Mektec Corp. (Suzhou) Pte. Ltd. is established as a Chinese subsidiary of a sub-subsidiary.

2003

Jan.

All shares of Ishino Gasket Manufacturing Co., Ltd. are acquired as a consolidated subsidiary.

2004

Mar.

All shares of Hokushin Corporation are acquired as a consolidated subsidiary.

Sep.

VIETNAM NOK CO.,LTD. is established as a Vietnamese subsidiary.

2005

Mar.

All shares of Nitto Kogyo Co., Ltd. are acquiredas a consolidated subsidiary.

Apr.

Shonan-development center is established in Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Shonan-development center is established in Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture.

2006

Oct.

NOK's Electronics FPC sales department transferred to NIPPON MEKTRON LTD.

2007

Apr.

SYNZTEC CO. LTD. is established as a result of a merger between Hokushin Corp. and Nitto Kogyo Co., Ltd.

SYNZTEC CO. LTD. is established as a result of a merger between Hokushin Corp. and Nitto Kogyo Co., Ltd.

2009

Jul.

Affiliated company named Tongfang NOK (Wuxi) Membrane Technology Co.,Ltd. established in China.