- 60th anniversary of the establishment of HI-LEX labor union celebrated.
- Inauguration of Industrial Equipment Division.
- Taro Teraura appointed as president (a new president for the first time in 42 years) to restart HI-LEX under new leadership.
- Electronic Control Center established.
- Gotenyama women’s dormitory completed.
- New company established in Tianjin, China (Tianjin HI-LEX Cable System Co., Ltd.).
- Mass production and sales of high window switch gears (cables) commenced.
- Orders for seat modules accepted.
- HI-LEX Medical established.