CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATION history, profile and corporate video
CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATION is a Japan-based manufacturer primarily engaged in the manufacture and sale of automobile components. The Company operates in four geological segments, including Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company is involved in the manufacture and sale of module products, including instrument clusters, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units, electronic components, instrument panels, radiator, condensers, oil coolers and others; system products, including compressors, intake blower units, receiver driers, flexible tubes, rear mufflers and exhaust manifold converters, as well as other products, including clean filters and others. The Company is also engaged in the automobile parts manufacturing equipment business, the contracting of drawing and designing, and the welfare business. As of March 31, 2012, the Company had 41 subsidiaries and 10 associated companies.”
“Calsonic Kansei History
1938 – Nihon Radiator Manufacturing Co., Ltd. established.
1952 – Renamed Nihon Radiator Co., Ltd.
1956 – Kanto Seiki Co., Ltd. established.
1960 – Headquarters and plant relocated to Omiya City, Saitama Pref.
1962 – Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, 2nd section.
Oppama Plant established.
1966 – Atsugi Plant established.
1968 – Nihonmatsu Plant established. (currently CKF)
1969 – Sano Plant established.
1972 – Los Angeles Office established in the U.S.
1972 – Yoshimi Plant established in Saitama Pref.
1973 – Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, 1st section.
1974 – Gunma Plant established.
1976 – Calsonic Inc. (former Calsonic North America Inc. California plant) established.
1977 – Kyushu Plant established in Nakatsu City, Oita Pref.
1977 – Kyushu Plant established in Usa City, Oita Pref.
1978 – Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, 2nd section.
1983 – Calsonic Manufacturing Corporation (currently Calsonic Kansei North America Inc.) established.
1984 – Kantus Corporation established in Tennessee, U.S.A.
1986 – TI NIHON U.K (currently Calsonic Kansei UK Limited, Washington Plant )established.
Calsonic Harrison Co., Ltd. (currently Calsonic Kansei Utsunomiya Corporation) established.
1986 – Kodama Plant established in Kodama-gun, Saitama Pref.
1988 – Nihon Radiator Co., Ltd. renamed Calsonic Corporation.
1989 – Calsonic International U.K.Ltd. (currently Calsonic Kansei Europe plc.) established.
1990 – Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, 1st section.
1991 – Climatizadores Calsonix S.A.(currently Calsonic Kansei Spain, S.A.) established.
Daihan Calsonic Corporation established.
1991 – Kanto Seiki Co., Ltd. renamed Kansei Corporation.
1997 – Calsonic Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. (currently Calsonic Kansei Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.) established.
2000 – Calsonic Kansei Corporation established through the merger of Calsonic Corporation and Kansei Corporation.
2001 – Calsonic Kansei (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established.
Calsonic SII Compressors Sdn. Bhd (currently Calsonic Kansei (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.) established.
2002 – Calsonic Kansei (Wuxi) Corporation established.
2005 – Capital increased through a third-party allocation to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. making Calsonic Kansei a consolidated subsidiary of Nissan Motor.
Calsonic Kansei China Holding Company established.
2006 – Calsonic Kansei Romania S.R.L. established.
2007 – Calsonic Kansei Motherson Auto Products Limited established in India.
2008 – R&D Center, Headquarters moved in Saitama city.
2010 – Atsugi Plant end of life
2011 – Calsonic Kansei (Xiang Yang) Corp. established.
2012 – Calsonic Kansei do Brasil Industria e Comercio Ltda. established.
Calsonic Kansei RUS LLC.established.”
2019 – CK Holdings Co., Ltd. completed the acquisition of Magneti Marelli from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Transaction. Calsonic Kansei and the auto-parts maker Magneti Marelli unite under new worldwide brand – MARELLI.
*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.marelli.com
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