History

1944
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Start of friction material production

Nisshinbo Brake History
1964

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

Nisshinbo Brake History
1968
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Technical tie-up for drum brakes with UK firm Girling Ltd. (now TRW Automotive)

Nisshinbo Brake History
1978

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

Nisshinbo Brake History
1981
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Establishment of plant to manufacture disc pads(Ora-gun, Gunma Prefecture)

Nisshinbo Brake History
1982

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

Nisshinbo Brake History
1984

Start of disc brake production

Nisshinbo Brake History
1985

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

Nisshinbo Brake History
1988

Establishment of test course (Asahi, Chiba Prefecture)

Nisshinbo Brake History
1995
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Establishment of Nisshinbo Automotive Corporation (NAC) in Michigan, USA

Nisshinbo Brake History
1996
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Establishment of Nisshinbo Somboon Automotive Co., Ltd. (NSA) in Rayong Province, Thailand Investment in Indian firm Rane Brake Lining Ltd.

Nisshinbo Brake History
1997

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

Nisshinbo Brake History
1999
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Establishment of Saeron Automotive Corporation (SAC) in Cheonan, Republic of Korea

Nisshinbo Brake History
2000

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

Nisshinbo Brake History
2003

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

Nisshinbo Brake History
2005
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Establishment of plant to manufacture drum brakes and commercial vehicle disc brakes in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture

Nisshinbo Brake History
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

Nisshinbo Brake History
2010

Integration of Nisshinbo Brake Sales Co., Ltd.

Nisshinbo Brake History
2011
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Establishment of Nisshinbo Saeron Changshu Automotive Corporation (NSC) in Changshu, China Acquisition of 100% share of TMD Friction Group S.A.

Nisshinbo Brake History
2013

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

Nisshinbo Brake History