History

History

  • 1944

    Start of friction material production

    Start of friction material production

  • 1964

    Start of drum brake production
    Technical tie-up for friction materials with the UK firm Small and Parks Ltd. (now TMD Friction)

  • 1968

    Technical tie-up for drum brakes with UK firm Girling Ltd. (now TRW Automotive)

    Technical tie-up for drum brakes with UK firm Girling Ltd. (now TRW Automotive)

  • 1978

    Technical tie-up for commercial vehicle disk brakes with UK firm Girling Ltd. (now Meritor/TRW Automotive)

  • 1981

    Establishment of plant to manufacture disc pads(Ora-gun, Gunma Prefecture)

    Establishment of plant to manufacture disc pads(Ora-gun, Gunma Prefecture)

  • 1982

    Technical tie-up for passenger car disc brakes with German firm Alfred Teves GmbH (now Continental Automotive)

  • 1984

    Start of disc brake production

  • 1985

    Technical tie-up for disc pads with German firm Textar GmbH (now TMD Friction)

  • 1988

    Establishment of test course (Asahi, Chiba Prefecture)

  • 1995

    Establishment of Nisshinbo Automotive Corporation (NAC) in Michigan, USA

    Establishment of Nisshinbo Automotive Corporation (NAC) in Michigan, USA

  • 1996

    Establishment of Nisshinbo Somboon Automotive Co., Ltd. (NSA) in Rayong Province, Thailand Investment in Indian firm Rane Brake Lining Ltd.

    Establishment of Nisshinbo Somboon Automotive Co., Ltd. (NSA) in Rayong Province, Thailand Investment in Indian firm Rane Brake Lining Ltd.

  • 1997

    Establishment of Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing Inc. (NAMI) in Georgia, USA

  • 1999

    Establishment of Saeron Automotive Corporation (SAC) in Cheonan, Republic of Korea

    Establishment of Saeron Automotive Corporation (SAC) in Cheonan, Republic of Korea

  • 2000

    Establishment of Development Center and Testing Center (Ora-gun, Gunma Prefecture)

  • 2003

    Establishment of Saeron Automotive Beijing Corporation (SABC) in Beijing, China

  • 2005

    Establishment of plant to manufacture drum brakes and commercial vehicle disc brakes in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture

    Establishment of plant to manufacture drum brakes and commercial vehicle disc brakes in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture

  • 2009

    Establishment of Nisshinbo Brake Inc. as one of core companies of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
    Consolidation of US business in NAMI and dissolution of NAC

  • 2010

    Integration of Nisshinbo Brake Sales Co., Ltd.

  • 2011

    Establishment of Nisshinbo Saeron Changshu Automotive Corporation (NSC) in Jiangsu, China Acquisition of 100% share of TMD Friction Group S.A.

    Establishment of Nisshinbo Saeron Changshu Automotive Corporation (NSC) in Jiangsu, China Acquisition of 100% share of TMD Friction Group S.A.

  • 2013

    Establishment of Nisshinbo Commercial Vehicle Brake Ltd. (NCB) in Rayong Province, Thailand

  • 2017

    Establishment of Saeron Automotive Yantai Corporation (SAYC) in Shandong Province, China

  • 2018

    Transfer of foundation brake business to Hosei Brake Industry Co., Ltd.