Start of friction material production
Start of drum brake production. Technical tie-up for friction materials with the UK firm Small and Parks Ltd. (now TMD Friction)
Technical tie-up for drum brakes with UK firm Girling Ltd. (now TRW Automotive)
Technical tie-up for commercial vehicle disk brakes with UK firm Girling Ltd. (now Meritor/TRW Automotive)
Establishment of plant to manufacture disc pads(Ora-gun, Gunma Prefecture)
Technical tie-up for passenger car disc brakes with German firm Alfred Teves GmbH (now Continental Automotive)
Start of disc brake production
Technical tie-up for disc pads with German firm Textar GmbH (now TMD Friction)
Establishment of test course (Asahi, Chiba Prefecture)
Establishment of Nisshinbo Automotive Corporation (NAC) in Michigan, USA
Establishment of Nisshinbo Somboon Automotive Co., Ltd. (NSA) in Rayong Province, Thailand Investment in Indian firm Rane Brake Lining Ltd.
Establishment of Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing Inc. (NAMI) in Georgia, USA
Establishment of Saeron Automotive Corporation (SAC) in Cheonan, Republic of Korea
Establishment of Development Center and Testing Center (Ora-gun, Gunma Prefecture)
Establishment of Saeron Automotive Beijing Corporation (SABC) in Miyun District of Beijing, China
Establishment of plant to manufacture drum brakes and commercial vehicle disc brakes in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture
Establishment of Nisshinbo Brake Inc. as one of core companies of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. Consolidation of US business in NAMI and dissolution of NAC
Integration of Nisshinbo Brake Sales Co., Ltd.
Establishment of Nisshinbo Saeron Changshu Automotive Corporation (NSC) in Changshu, China Acquisition of 100% share of TMD Friction Group S.A.
Establishment of Nisshinbo Commercial Vehicle Brake Ltd. (NCB) in Rayong Province, Thailand