A History of Innovation
Established Takarazuka Sakudokan K.K. (Abbreviated name: TSK)
|1951||First Sale of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) - coated cable.|
|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||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.
|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.|
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||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.
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||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||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.|