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A History of Innovation

1940
1941
Established Takarazuka Sakudokan K.K. (Abbreviated name: TSK)
Established Takarazuka Sakudokan K.K. (Abbreviated name: TSK)
1950
1951 First Sale of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) - coated cable.
1960
1960 Sanda Plant completed.
1962 Merged with Toyo Kikai Kinzoku K.K.
Achieved monthly sales of one million cables.
1963 Separated from Toyo Kikai Kinzoku K.K. and began anew as Takarazuka Sakudokan K.K. with a capital of 100 million yen.
1967 First Sale of high-reliability New TS Coat.
Achieved monthly sales of two million cables.
1969 First Sale of new HI-LEX cable featuring push and pull functions.
1970
1970 Kaibara Plant completed.
Monthly sales reached three million cables.
Established technical affiliation with Controlex, Inc., U.S.A.
Office opened in Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A.
Established technical affiliation with Controlex, Inc., U.S.A.
1971 Corporate name changed to Nippon Cable System, Inc.
1972 Technical Center completed.
Established TSK (Korea) Co., Ltd.
1973 Invested in Kanto TSK, Tajima TSK, Inc.,
Hyogo Cable, Inc., and Tanba Cable, Inc.
Established technical affiliation with Flexible Drive Agencies Pty. Ltd., Australia.
1975 Established TSK of America in Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.A.
1976 First Sale of meter cable.
Invested in Mikuni Cable, Inc.
Invested and signed technical agreement with Armstrong Cycle Parts Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.
1977
Listed on Second Section of Osaka Stock Exchange.
Listed on Second Section of Osaka Stock Exchange.
Joint-venture contract signed with Lippo Group in Indonesia.
1979 Window regulator system developed.
Achieved monthly sales of six million cables.
PT. Lippo TSK Indonesia established in Tangerang, Indonesia.
1980
1980 Teraura Scholarship Foundation inaugurated.
1981 Transmission control cable developed.
Mikkabi Plant completed in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Invested in Hayashi Spring Inc.
(now TSK Saitama, Inc.)
TSK of America renamed HI-LEX Corporation.
Invested in and signed technical assistance agreement with Thai Steel Cable (TSK) Co., Ltd., Thailand.
1982 Technical affiliation established with Kuster Co., Gmbh (former West Germany)
1984 Steering systems for small marine engines developed.
Entered technical assistance agreement with former Soviet Union.
Entered technical tie-up with Grand Haven Stamped Products Co., U.S.A.
1985 First sale of auto cruise control cables.
Utsunomiya Technical Center completed.
Established Izushi Cable, Inc.
1987 Invested in Flexdrive Industries Ltd., Australia.
Made capital investment in Dae Dong Cable Co., Ltd., South Korea.
1988
Awarded TPM Excellent Place of Business prize.
Awarded TPM Excellent Place of Business prize.
Established PT. HI-LEX Parts Co., Ltd. indonesia.
1989 Quarter vent opener developed.
Head office building incorporating technical headquarters completed.
Sanda-nishi Plant completed.
Established Nippon Cable System Shimane, Inc.
HI-LEX Controls Inc., America.
1990
1990 Reached monthly sales of ten million cables.
1991 Takarazuka Plant rebuilt.
1992 Sanda-nishi plant renovated and expanded.
1993 Integral-type mini accelerator actuators developed.
Auto pull-up systems developed.
Push pull cable type actuator developed.
Established HI-LEX Mexicana S.A.DE C.V.
1994 Project team formed for R & D of medical equipment.
1995 Toilet seat raising/lowering for residences developed.
Raising/lowering systems for air-conditioner grilles developed.
Obtained ISO9001 Certification.
Established Chongqing TSK Cable Ltd.
1996 Held 50th anniversary ceremony.
1997 Started manufacture of medical devices (Items related to catheters and guide wires)
1998 Power slide door developed.
Obtained QS-9000 Certification.
Established Machino TSK Nippon Cable (P) Ltd.
1999 Established HI-LEX Vietnam Co., Ltd.
2000
2000 Established Hi-Lex Cable System Co., Ltd.
Established HI-LEX Do Brazil.
PT. Lippo TSK Indonesia changed its name to PT. HI-LEX Indonesia (P) Ltd.
2001 Obtained ISO14001 Certification.
2002 Machino TSK Nippon Cable (P) Ltd. changed its name to HI-LEX India (P) Ltd.
Established Alpha HI-LEX.
Established Yantai TSK Cable System Co.,Ltd.
2003 Established Dae Dong Cable HI-LEX Inc.