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1951 We are founded by Kizou Nagura in Kosai City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
1957 Nagura tekkojo established in Kosai City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Production of parts for textile machines begins.
1959 We begin doing business with Toyoda Machine Works.
Production of automotive parts and dedicated machine tool parts begins.
1962 Headquarters plant is built; company is restructured as corporation.
1968 ZD activities are introduced.
1970 Computers are introduced.
1971 Electric heating upsetting machines (electric upsetters) are developed.
Vertical and horizontal broaching machines are developed.
1973 Second plant is built.
Production of fork shafts for MTs for Toyota Motor Corporation begins.
Nagura Metallic Engineering Co., Ltd. is established.
UNICRAFT trademark is registered in US.
1974 We begin doing business with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
Production of crank shafts for compressors begins.
1975 Production of power steering parts for Toyoda Machine Works begins.
1977 Nagura Seiko Co., Ltd. is established.
Kito Lease Co., Ltd. is established.
1981 QC circles are introduced.
1984 Third plant is built.
Production of automatic sizing systems and robot parts for Toyoda Machine Works begins.
TQC is introduced.
1985 Production of constant-velocity joint cages for Toyoda Machine Works begins.
1986 Robots are introduced (Year 1 of the Robot). Design of robot systems begins.
1987 We begin doing business with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Production of gear shafts for fully-automated washing machines begins.
1988 We are awarded Toyoda Machine Works Quality Control Award.
1989 Fourth plant is built.
1992 We are awarded TPM Excellence Award, Category 2.
Corporate name is changed to UNICRAFT NAGURA CORPORATION
Uniopt Company, Ltd. is founded.
1994 Marketing of "Robot Systems" begins.
"In-line measuring device" is developed.
1995 We are awarded TPM Excellence Award, Category 1.
Production of crank shafts and bearings for compressors for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. begins.
1997 We are awarded Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Prize for Excellence.
We are awarded TPM Continuing Excellence Award, Category 1.
Marketing of "YuYu filter" begins.
1998 Nagura Seiko Co., Ltd. Mikkabi Plant (sixth plant) is established.
We begin doing business with Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
Production of 4WS parts begins.
We begin doing business with Aisin AI Co., Ltd.
Production of fork shafts for MTs begins.
1999 UNICRAFT NAGURA CORPORATION obtains ISO9002 certification.
Nagura Seiko Co., Ltd. obtains ISO14001 certification.
We begin doing business with Toshiba Carrier Corporation.
Production of crank shafts for compressors begins.
Production of shafts for ABS motors for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. begins.
"Traveling robot system" is developed.
2000 UNICRAFT NAGURA CORPORATION obtains QS-9000 certification.
We begin doing business with Denso Corporation. Production of drive shafts for starters begins.
2001 We are awarded Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Prize for Excellence.
2002 UNICRAFT NAGURA CORPORATION obtains ISO14001 certification.
2003 Fifth plant is built.
We begin doing business with Hitachi, Ltd.
Production of balance shafts for engines begins.
Technical support for fork shafts for MTs provided to TACR Co. of Toyoda Machine Works in Czech Republic begins.
"NC electric upsetting machine" is developed.
Toyohide Co., Ltd. is established.
Uniopt Company, Ltd. is restructured as corporation.
2004 We begin doing business with Toyota Industries Corporation.
Supply of processed material for fork shafts for MTs to KTTM Co., Ltd. in India begins.
2005 Seventh plant is built.
We are awarded Denso Quality Award.
2006 "NC rolling machine" is developed. Production of plate outers for ITCCs of JTEKT Corporation begins.
We are awarded Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Prize for Excellence.
2007 We are awarded JTEKT Corporation Prize for Engineering Excellence.
We are awarded Denso Quality Award.
Production of processed drive shaft material for engines for Hitachi, Ltd. begins.
We receive approval from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for our Designated R&D plans pursuant to the Law Concerning the Enhancement of Technologies Fundamental to SME Creativity.
2008 Seventh plant is enlarged.
UNICRAFT NAGURA CORPORATION obtains ISO9001 certification.
We are awarded Contribution to Development Award by Hitachi, Ltd.
Production of processed rocker arm for engines for Hitachi, Ltd. begins.
"FA craftmen" and "Yu Yu Gate" are registered.
2009 We are awarded Denso Quality Award.
We are Certified as New Business Scheme for different field by Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
"Robotora" is registered.
2010 We are awarded Denso Quality Award.
We are awarded Technical Development Award by Aisin AI Co., Ltd.
We are awarded Best Partner Award by Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
We are awarded Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Prize for Excellence.
Nagura Seiko Co., Ltd. and Kito Lease Co., Ltd. are integrated.
2011 "Ring Groove Rolling (Ring-mizo Chikuji Tenzo)" was awarded a patent.
2012 "PT.UNICRAFT NAGURA INDONESIA" is establishe
"multi-volume DENTAN " was amarded a patent.
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