From universal joints (UJ) to oil jets,HIKARI SEIKO CO., LTD. (HKR) manufactures precision automotive parts.

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Company History

April
1947
Established as HIKARI SEIKO Co., Ltd. (with ¥195,000 in capital)
October
1954
Production of Universal Joint begun
January
1956
JIS approval awarded for the first time in the needle roller industry
October
1969
Awarded by the Director of the International Trade and Industry Bureau
November
1973
Operations begun at needle roller factory
March
1984
Operations begun at new Inabe plant
November
1988
Awarded Toyota Quality Control Prize of Excellence
November
1995
Awarded TPM Prize of Excellence
November
1995
Head office building construction scheduled for completion
December
1996
Achieved ISO 1400
January
1997
Awarded Japan Small and Medium Enterprises Research Center's prize
August
1997
Completion of philippine HKR lnc.
April
1998
Achieved ISO 9001
June
1999
Achieved QS 9000
August
1999
Completion of HKR HIKARI Ltd. at Inabe site
June
2002
Granted business license of TIANJIN HIKARI SEIKO PRECISION Co., Ltd.. in Tianjin, China
September
2002
Launched operations of TIANJIN HIKARI SEIKO PRECISION Co., Ltd.
October
2002
Established US plant, HIKARI U.S.A., inc
February
2003
Expanded HKR HIKARI plant
December
2003
Awarded for Excellence in Consistent TPM Commitment
March
2004
Awarded for Excellence in Mie Prefecture Management Quality
March
2004
Awarded "Made In NAGOYA" project
May
2004
Launched operations of HKR HOKUSEI
November
2005
Awarded the Merit Award for Distinguished Office from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare for its trade skills test
March
2006
Awarded the Governor Award in Mie Prefecture Management Quality Awards
April
2006
Selected as one of the 300 most energetic manufacturing SMEs
September
2010
Granted TS 16949
April
2012
Fukuyama Giken Industry Co., Ltd. and HIKARI SEIKO became a corporate goup
August
2012
Established DANYANG HIKARI SEIKO PRECISION Co., Ltd.
October
2017
Operations begun at new Hokusei plant

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