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Ogura History

May
1938 Established Ogura Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
Hiroshi Ogura, the first President, established Ogura Seisakusho at Nishirokugo 3-23,Kamata-ku (presently Ota-ku), Tokyo to engage in the manufacture of aircraft-related products.
May
1939 Began to manufacture mechanical clutches.
Apr.
1944 Relocated the plant to Aioi-mura, Yamada-gun, Gunma (presently Aioi-cho,Kiryu City)
May
1948 Established Ogura Seimitsu-Kogyo Co., Ltd. to manufacture and sell precision parts for machine tools.
May
1958 Embarked on the manufacture of electromagnetic clutches and selenium rectifiers.
May
1961 Renamed Ogura Seisakusho Co., Ltd. to Ogura Clutch Co., Ltd.
May
1963 Listed on the over-the-counter registration stock market.
May
1964 Began to manufacture and sell air-conditioning clutches.
Feb.
1965 Initiated the export to the USA of air-conditioning clutches.
Jul.
1967 Completed and relocated the Head Office and Plant No.1 to the present address. Renamed the former Head Office to Plant No.2.
Oct.
1969 Completed Plant No.3 in Kiryu City, Gunma.
Nov.
1969 Opened the New York Branch Office.
Jun.
1971 Ogura was awarded as a contributor of exportation by the Minister of International Trade and Industry.
Nov.
1972 Established OGURA OF AMERICA INC in San Francisco, California. (previously our equity method applied subsidiary company)
Sep.
1974 Completed the Akabori plant at Akabori Kashima-cho, Isesaki City, Gunma Pref.
Aug.
1985 Completed the Kohbayashi Plant at Kohbayashi-cho, Isesaki City, Gunma Pref.
Jan.
1988 Established OGURA CORPORATION in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
(presently our consolidated subsidiary)
Dec.
1996 Founded OGURA S.A.S. in Nord, Valenciennes, France.
(presently our consolidated subsidiary)
Jan.
1998 Founded and began operation of Ogura Industrial Corporation in Somerset,New Jersey, U.S.A.
(presently our consolidated subsidiary)
Oct.
1999 Founded Ogura Clutch do Brasil LTDA in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
(presently our consolidated subsidiary)
Jun.
2000 Founded Huron Precision Parts Corporation in Madison Heights, Michigan,U.S.A.
Nov.
2001 Founded Ogura Clutch Malaysia SDN.BHD. in Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan,Malaysia.
(presently our equity method non-applied subsidiary company)
May
2003 Founded Ogura Clutch (Dongguan) Co.,Ltd. in Dongguan City, Guang Dong Province, China.
(presently our consolidated subsidiary)
Jun.
2004 Founded Ogura Clutch ( WUXI ) Co., Ltd. in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, China.
(presently our consolidated subsidiary)
Dec.
2004 Withdrawal of the over-the-counter registration from Japan Securities Dealers Association.
Listing on the market of Jasdaq Securities Exchange.
Sep.
2006 Toyo Clutch Co., Ltd. became our wholly owned subsidiary.
Dec.
2007 Merger of Ogura Corporation, our consolidated subsidiary, and Huron Precision Parts Corporation. Ogura Corporation was the actual surviving company.
May
2008 Celebrated the 70th anniversary of the company founding.
Jul.
2008 Established Ogura Clutch (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Amata City, Rayong Province,Thiland.
(presently our consolidated subsidiary)
Oct.
2008 Total production of air-conditioning clutches has exceeded 300 million units.
Apr.
2010 The merger of Jasdaq Securities Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange.
Listing on the market of Jasdaq Osaka Securities Exchange.
Sep.
2011 Plant at Ogura Dongguan in China expanded to increase production.
Oct.
2012 Expanded the plant at Ogura Clutch Thailand Co., Ltd.
May
2013 Established Ogura Clutch Changxing in Huzhou Prefecture, Zhejiang Province in People's Republic of China.
(presently our consolidated subsidiary)
Jun.
2014 Established Ogura Clutch India, PVT., LTd. in Haryana state in Republic of India.
(presently our consolidated subsidiary)
本社移転・第一工場新設
Jul.1967

第三工場新設設
Oct.1969

赤堀工場新設
Sep.1974

香林工場新設
Oct.1985

アメリカ・OGURA
Jan.1988

フランス・OGURA S.A.S.
Dec.1996

アメリカ・Ogura Industrial
Jan.1998

ブラジル・Ogura Clutch do
Oct.1999

中国・小倉離合機(東莞)
May 2003

中国・小倉離合機(無錫)
Jun.2004

タイ・Ogura Clutch Thailand Co.,LTD.設立
Jul.2008

中国・小倉離合機(長興)
May 2013

インド・OGURA CLUTCH INDIA
Jun.2014


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