History of DaikyoNishikawa

History <Before2007>

GP Daikyo Corporation   Nishikawa Kasei Co., Ltd.
Daikyo Co., Ltd. established in Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken.
Sewing line installed.
1953  
Welding process of PVC sheets and leather started. 1958  
Carpet floor mat sewing process established. 1961 Nishikawa Kasei Co., Ltd. established.
Manufacturing of flexible urethane foam started.
New plant constructed in Hachihonmatsu-cho, Higashihiroshima-shi.
Paste resin and dip molding started.
Manufacturing of plastic products started for automotive, machinery, electric appliances, vessels and general household purposes.
1964  
Plating on plastics introduced. 1965 Manufacturing of semi-rigid urethane foam started.
Headquarters moved to Hachihonmatsu-cho, Higashihiroshima-shi.
Hand lay-up process with FRP introduced.
1966  
Carpet making with thermoforming method established.
"Minister's Prize of Education, Science, Sports & Culture" awarded for development of welding method on formed parts from polyamide.
1967 Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (current Mazda Motor Corporation) acquired capital.
Entered into field of FRP products production. 1968  
DEC Co., Ltd. established. 1969 Manufacturing of semi-rigid urethane foam moldings (seat cushions) started.
Automatic molding machine for polyamide gear developed.
Audio equipment making and assembly started.
1970 Manufacturing of vinyl chloride moldings started.
Manufacturing of urethane elastomer products started.
Daiwa Plant constructed.
SMC press molding technique introduced.
Contour extrusion technique introduced.
1971  
Sales offices opened in Tokyo and Osaka. 1972 Technical Center completed.
Manufacturing of integral skin foam products started.
Hakuryuko Country Club established. 1973  
Manufacturing of plastic instrument panels started. 1974  
  1975 "Prize for Excellence in Safety and Health" awarded by Director of Hiroshima Labor Standards Office.
  1976 Cold cure mold line installed. (Hiroshima Plant)
Manufacturing of cold cure foam started.
Painting technique on PP bumper established. 1980 Injection plant constructed. (Hiroshima Plant)
Manufacturing of large injection moldings (instrument panel core) started.
Special compounding technique for BMC established. 1981 Painting plant constructed. (Hiroshima Plant)
Integrated manufacturing of instrument panels started.
Skin laminating technique developed. 1982  
Resin injection technique introduced. 1983 Technical Center 1 established.
Manufacturing of slash covers started.
  1984 "Minister's Prize of Labor" awarded for Excellence in Safety and Health.
PE cross-linking expansion molding method introduced.
In-mold decorating method introduced.
Urethane foam molding technique introduced.
1985  
  1987 NA Plastic Co., Ltd. established.
DDM Plastics Company established.
Compression molding and vacuum molding techniques introduced.
Double injection molding method introduced with P-PR and elastomers.
Leather-touch painting technique established.
Hot stamp with surface gloss technique established.
Painting technique on automotive exterior parts established.
1988 Merged with Mazda Kasei Co. Ltd. Capital increased to 343,500,000 yen.
Seat cushion plant constructed. (Miiri Plant)
Manufacturing of blow moldings started.
"President's Prize of Fiber Glass Society" awarded for development of HMC bumper beam technique. 1989 Technical Center 2 established.
Integrated manufacturing of bumpers started.
Kanto Daikyo Co., Ltd. established. 1990 Ru Yang Industry Co., Ltd. established in Taiwan.
"Progress Prize of Safety and Health" awarded by Director of Hiroshima Labor Standards Office.
Hofu Plant constructed. 1991 Hofu Tsuruhama Plant and Hofu Nakanoseki Plant established.
Environmentally-friendly painting technique on PP molded parts established without use of trichloroethane.
Gas injection process established.
In-mold process (HPIM) introduced.
"Director's Prize of Chugoku Trade and Industry Agency" awarded to Daiwa Plant as "Excellent Tree-planting Plant."
1992 Koda Technics Co., Ltd. established.
Die Rotary Injection Molding (DRI) technique developed.
"Administer's Prize of Small and Medium Enterprise Agency" and "President's Prize of FRP Society" awarded for development of SMC lightweight roof.
1994 Nishikawa Production System (NPS) established by introduction of AGV.
Production of system pipe started first in the world through Die Slide Injection Molding (DSI) Process. 1995 "TPM Excellency Prize in First Category" awarded.
Production of plastic oil strainer started first in the world.
"Minister's Prize of International Trade and Industry Agency" awarded to Daiwa Plant as "Excellent Tree-planting Plant."
1996  
  1997 ISO9001 certified.
Production of plastic intake manifold started first in the world through DRI process.
ISO 9001 certified.
1998  
"TPM Excellency Continuation Prize in First Category" awarded. 1999 QS9000 certified.
"Prime Minister's Prize" awarded to Daiwa Plant as "Excellent Treeplanting Plant."
QS9000 certified.
GP Daikyo Corporation established.
2000 Merged with Koda Technics Co., Ltd. to operate as Koda Plant.
GP Daikyo Korea Corporation established.
"Minister's Prize of Education, Science, Sports & Culture"awarded for the development of new manufacturing method for plastic intake manifold.
ISO14001 certified.
2001 Mobile assist grip developed.
Invested into Nishikawa Kasei Co., Ltd.
Production technique established for automotive structural member with long fiberglass reinforced plastics.
Production technique established for automotive exterior parts with carbon fiber reinforced plastics.
2002 GP Daikyo Corporation acquired capital.
Structural instrument panel developed.
ISO 14001 certified.
CAE office established in Shanghai, China.
"Administer's Prize of Agency of Natural Resources & Energy" awarded as "Excellent Plant in Energy Management."
2003  
DaikyoNishikawa Corporation established jointly with GP Daikyo Corporation. 2004 DaikyoNishikawa established jointly with Nishikawa Kasei Co., Ltd.
DMS Tech Co., Ltd. established in Thailand.
DaikyoNishikawa (Shanghai) Software Technologies Co., Ltd established in China jointly with Nishikawa Kasei Co., Ltd.
2005 DaikyoNishikawa (Shanghai) Software Technologies Co., Ltd. established in China jointly with GP Daikyo Corporation.
  2007  
New born DaikyoNishikawa Corporation established through merger among three companies: GP Daikyo Corporation, Nishikawa Kasei Co., Ltd. and DaikyoNishikawa Corporation.
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