History of AIKO CLAMP Group
|1967.02.11||Aiko Japan was founded.|
|1994.08.14||Dalian Aiko Dip Molding Co., Ltd was founded.|
|1995.01.10||Began the supply of products to Japan.|
|1999.09.23||Obtained ISO9002 quality certification.|
|2001.09.10||Began the supply of products to all branches of Komatsu in Japan.|
|2002.05.10||Installed wire machining and powder coating equipment, and began mass production.|
|2004.05.10||Awarded the title of “Double-excellent Enterprise” from the Dalian Foreign Cooperation Bureau.|
|2004.08.01||Began the supply of products to Isuzu Motors.|
|2005.05.11||Acquired ISO/TS16949 quality certification.|
|2005.12.15||Installed PVC rotary-molding equipment, and began mass production and delivery of PVC balls to OMRON.|
|2006.03.01||Installed rubber production equipment and began mass production and delivery to Isuzu Motors.|
|2006.08.01||Aiko Tsusho was founded (for new plant construction investment and expanding sales in Japan).|
|2008.01.05||The new plant of Dalian Aiko Co., Ltd. was completed and relocation of all production equipment from the old plant was started.
⇒ Relocation completed in May 2008.
|2008.10.22||Acquired ISO14001 Environmental Management System certification.
* Sales fell by 50% due to the effects of the global financial crisis. The number of employees dropped from 500 to 250. Recovery required approximately 18 months.
|2009.02.19||The shareholder ratio changed due to investment in the new plant.
Aiko Tsusho: 63% Aiko Japan: 37%
Aiko Tsusho acquired the right of management.
|2010.08.11||Company name was changed to Dalian Auto Parts Co., Ltd.|
|2011.12.04||Yanbian Aiko Auto Parts Co., Ltd. was founded (land area 35,000 m²).|
|2012.11.01||Completed planning and first-phase construction of the Yanbian Aiko project (building area 12,000 m²). Equipment was moved in and production started.|
|2013.01.01||Yanbian Aiko Auto Parts Co., Ltd. began operating and plant production was started.|
|2013.09.30||It was decided to stop production at Yanbian Aiko and withdraw from the market due to the rapid deterioration of the economic environment (start of the super-weak yen). Production was concentrated at Dalian Aiko.|
|2015.11.02||The CEO announced that the company had emerged from the crisis caused by the super-weak yen.
Specialize on the main business of clamp production and sharpened global sales.
|2016.01.01||The company’s English name was changed to Aiko Clamp (Dalian) Co., Ltd.
This name will be used for trademarks in the future.