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Company Profile

Company name Yazaki Corporation
Representative Naoyuki Yazaki, Representative Director
Established on October 2nd, 1964
Capital 370 million yen
Number of employees 220
Business description Production and sale of molded and assembled resin products
Major customers
  • NTN Corporation
  • Kawasaki Motors, Ltd.
  • Shingi Corporation
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Honda Trading Corporation
  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Yamaha Motor Powered Products Co., Ltd.
  • Ricoh Co., Ltd.
  • ROKI Co., Ltd.

(titles omitted; listed in order of the Japanese phonetic alphabet)

Main suppliers
  • Itochu Corporation
  • Itochu Plastics, Inc.
  • Marubeni Plax Corporation

History

May 1962(Showa 37)
Company established in Nakaizumi, Iwata-shi, Shizuoka, under the private ownership of Hiroyoshi Yazaki for the purpose of producing and selling plastic products.
October 1964(Showa 39)
Reorganized as a corporate entity and established Yazaki Plastics Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Hiroyoshi Yazaki appointed as Representative Director.
March 1966(Showa 41)
Head office and plant relocated to Nishikaizuka, Iwata-shi. Facilities expanded and modernized.
November 1969(Showa 44)
Plant dedicated to injection molding completed on the premises of the head office.
Expanded into the precision injection molding sector and launched production of nylon retainers for NTN Corporation's bearings.
April 1971(Showa 46)
Plant dedicated to blow molding completed on the premises of the head office.
Developed fuel tanks blow-molded from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene in collaboration with Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsui Petrochemical Industries, Ltd. (now Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.).
February 1980(Showa 55)
Developed the BBM method (a patented glossy molding method) using blow molding and received orders for fuel tanks from various motorcycle manufacturers.
July 1980(Showa 55)
Established a new distribution center in Owara, Iwata-shi.
February 1982(Showa 57)
Established Plant No. 2 in Shimofuto, Fukude-cho, Iwata-gun (now Shimofuto, Iwata-shi). Began operation as an assembly processing plant.
January 1984(Showa 59)
Company name changed to Yazaki Corporation.
October 1993(Heisei 5)
Entered into a sublicensing agreement with Mitsui Petrochemical Industries, Ltd. (now Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.) for our sealing method.
May 1999(Heisei 11)
Obtained ISO 9002:1994 certification, an international standard for quality assurance.
August 1999(Heisei 11)
Established a new plant on the premises of Plant No. 2.
October 2000(Heisei 12)
Obtained ISO 14001:1996 certification, an international standard for environmental management.
June 2003(Heisei 15)
Completed conversion to ISO 9001: 2000.
March 2005(Heisei 17)
Introduced a 4-type/6-layer blow molding machine.
January 2006(Heisei 18)
Transferred injection molding department to Plant No. 2.
March 2006(Heisei 18)
Introduced equipment for fluorine gas surface treatment.
May 2006(Heisei 18)
Introduced the second 4-type/6-layer blow molding machine.
January 2007(Heisei 19)
Launched mass production of fuel tanks compliant with U.S. gasoline permeability regulations through the use of fluorine gas surface treatment equipment.
March 2007(Heisei 19)
Launched mass production of fuel tanks compliant with U.S. gasoline permeability regulations through the use of 4-type/6-layer blow molding machines.
November 2009(Heisei 21)
Established local subsidiary American Yazaki Corporation (AYC) in Gainesville, Georgia, USA.
February 2014(Heisei 26)
Naoyuki Yazaki appointed as Representative Director.
July 2015(Heisei 27)
Absorption-type merger with Suzuki Plastics Y.K. as Plant No. 3.
April 2022(Reiwa 4)
Formulation of SDGs Declaration