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1920-60s

Automobile. Future. Dreams.
TAKATSU stands at the dawn.

1927

Suehiro Takatsu starts a sole proprietorship to manufacture and provide various kinds of stamping dies.

1938

TAKATSU relocates the factory to Minato-ku, Nagoya, where the current headquarter office is located.

1949

TAKATSU starts business with Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. producing stamping dies and inspection gauges for one of the oldest passenger vehicles in Japan.

1953

TAKATSU produces stamping dies for the 1st generation of CROWN, luxury sedans of Toyota.

1958

TAKATSU is incorporated to expand business.

1959

TAKATSU installs stamping dies to a Chrysler plant in Australia.

1961

A new factory is built in Toyota City, Aichi.

1969

TAKATSU starts business with Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

1970-80s

Improvement and Quality.
TAKATSU improves technologies.

1974

TAKATSU manufactures transfer dies in collaboration with Aida Engineering Co., Ltd. for USSR.

1983

TAKATSU manufactures stamping dies and welding jigs for NUMMI in the US, which is joint-venture of Toyota and General Motors.

1985

“Automotive Front Pillar Manufacturing Equipment” wins Toyota Technology & Innovation Award.

1986

TAKATSU receives Toyota Quality Control Award.

1988

TAKATSU receives Toyota Quality Control Award.

1989

TAKATSU receives Toyota Quality Control Award.

1990-2000s

New Era.
TAKATSU innovates “new”.

1992

“Press Die for Hemming” wins Toyota Technology & Innovation Award.

1993

Koichi Takatsu becomes the president.

1994

Koichi Takatsu is elected to a board member of Eihokai, an unincorporated organization constituted by Tier-1 companies of Toyota.

2001

Shinichi Takatsu becomes the president.
Obtained ISO9001.

2002

“Compact Table-Top Type Hemming Machine” wins Toyota Technology & Innovation Award.

2004

Takatsu (Tianjin) Automobile Equipment Co., Ltd. is established in China.

2008

A sales company is established in the US.

2009

Obtained ISO14001.
TAKATSU receives Toyota Cost Improvement Award and Toyota Auto Body’s Outstanding Quality Control Award.

2010s

Revolution. Tomorrow. Passion.
TAKATSU challenges further.

2010

TAKATSU manufactures hemming machines for Ford.

2011

Takatsu Mfg. (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is established in Thailand.

2012

“Roller Hemming Machine” wins Toyota Technology & Innovation Award.

2013

TAKATSU receives New CROWN Project Award and Best Activity in Safety and Health.
The company logo is renewed.
Shinichi Takatsu is elected to a board member of Eihokai.
2nd factory is built in Thailand.

2014

The sales company in the US is renamed to TAKATSU Manufacturing North America, Inc.

2015

TAKATSU receives New PRIUS Project Award.

2016

“Laser Welding Mixed-Flow Process of Iron & Aluminum” wins Toyota Technology & Innovation Award.

2017

“Multi-Customization of the Sunroof Hemming Process” wins Toyota Technology & Innovation Award.

2018

“Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award” presented by the prime minister of Japan for “Robot Roller Hemming Systems”

Recent Awards

  • 2012 TOYOTA Technology & Innovation Award
  • 2013 New CROWN Project Award
  • 2015 New CROWN Project Award
  • 2015 TOYOTA Technology & Innovation Award
  • 2016 TOYOTA Technology & Innovation Award
  • 2018 Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award