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HISTORY

1947 The gasket division of Oshitani Sangyo Co., Ltd. separated from the company. OKUMURA KOGYO Co., Ltd. was founded in Toyono-gun, Osaka Prefecture and operations were commenced.
1952 Established OSAKA GASKET Co., Ltd. by the worker representation on the board of NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
1960 Relocated Head Office and Main Factory to Higashi-Osaka City.
1963 Changed the name to NIPPON GASKET Co., Ltd. by a merger with the gasket division of Nippon Pillar Packing Co., Ltd.
1971 Received capital participation from Nippon Oil Seal Kogyo Co., Ltd. (present NOK Corporation) and formed a business alliance.
1973 Established NHK GASKET (THAILAND) Co., Ltd. in Thailand.(present NIPPON GASKET (THAILAND) CO., LTD.)
1982 Operations commenced at Shiga Factory.
1985 Listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange.(Delisted in July, 2005 when the company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.)
1996 Established PT. NHK GASKET INDONESIA through a joint venture with PT. ASTRA Otoparts Tbk.(present PT. ASTRA NIPPON GASKET INDONESIA.)
2001 Acquired QS9000 certification.
2002 Acquired ISO14001 certification.
2003 Received capital participation from Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd. and formed a business alliance.
2005 All products of the Main Factory were transferred to Shiga Factory. Became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
2006 Transferred all production of the gasket division of Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
2007 Relocated Head Office to Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture.
2008 NIPPON GASKET OF AMERICA, INC., a wholly-owned subsidiary in North America, acquired capital in TAIHO MANUFACTURING OF TENNESSEE LLC. Established YANTAI NIPPON GASKET CO., LTD. (China).
2010 Consolidated the Technical Center from Taiho Kogyo Hosoya Plant to the Main Plant (Midorigaoka).
2012 Paper making plant is newly established in Shiga Factory. Relocated Osaka branch to Yodogawa-ku (near Shin-Osaka station).
2013 NIPPON GASKET OF AMERICA, INC transforms TAIHO MANUFACTURING OF TENNESSEE LLC into a wholly owned subsidiary.
2016 Loading dock and a mold factory is newly established in Shiga Factory.