STANLEY ELECTRIC CO.,LTD.

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History

Year Month
1920 12 "Kitano Shokai" is founded.
1923 12 Starts manufacturing and distribution of automobile and other special light bulbs
1933 5 Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. is established as a stock company.
1934 12 Opens Osaka Office (current Osaka Branch)
1936 12 Starts manufacturing of resistors
1940 8 Starts manufacturing of selenium rectifier
1943 5 Name changed to "Kitano Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd." in response to the prevailing situation
1949 10 Restores name to Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
1952 1 Starts manufacturing of shield beam, automotive lighting equipment
1957 11 Starts manufacturing of light meter for photography
1958 6 Stock: OTC trading of its shares starts at Tokyo Stock Exchange
11 Opens Nagoya Office (current Nagoya Branch)
1960 3 Opens Hamamatsu Factory
12 Opens Hatano Factory
1961 10 Stock: Lists its shares on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
1962 2 Stock: Designated to the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
1965 4 Starts manufacturing of silicon devices
1968 7 Establishes Taiwan Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. in Taiwan
1969 12 Establishes Research & Development Laboratory
1970 10 Stock: Designated to the First Section of Osaka Stock Exchange
1973 8 Issues convertible bonds; starts mass production of all glass shield beam
1976 7 Starts manufacturing of super luminescent LED
1977 9 Issues European Depository Receipts (EDR), and lists them on Luxembourg Stock Exchange
1979 10 Establishes Stanley Electric U.S. Co., Inc. in Missouri, U.S.
1980 3 Receives Okochi Memorial Technology Prize for development of super luminescent LED
4 Develops color LCD
5 Establishes Thai Stanley Electric Public Co., Ltd. in Thailand
1981 9 Establishes Okazaki Factory
12 Establishes Ohio Factory of Stanley Electric U.S.
1982 6 Establishes Hiroshima Factory
7 Receives Inoue Harushige Award for successful commercialization of super luminescent LED
1983 4 Develops ultra-high luminescent LED (2,000 mcd)
5 Completed Reneside Stanley  (welfare facility)
1984 2 Receives Nikkei Excellent Product Award  for ultra-high luminescent light-emitting LED (2,000 mcd)
10 Establishes IDESS in France
1986 2 Receives Nikkei Excellent Product Award for high power infrared LED
3 Receives Okochi Memorial Technology Prize for development and commercialization of large-sized two-layer guest host type color LCD
8 Establishes Utsunomiya Technical Center (abbr. UTC)
11 Establishes I I Stanley Co., Inc. in Michigan, U.S.
1987 12 Establishes Asian Stanley International Co., Ltd., the second production base in Thailand
1988 4 Completes construction of Hatano Gymnasium
7 Starts STANLEY-IDESS S.A. in France
1989 8 Completes construction of new Block 2 of Hatano Factory
1991 4 Opens Los Angeles Sales Office, as a sales base of I I Stanley
7 Develops CSH (color super homeotropic) LCD
8 Opens Yokohama Technical Center (abbr. YTC)
1993 4 Establishes Stanley Electric (H.K.) Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong
1994 4 Opens Yamagata Factory
1995 7 Establishes Tianjin Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. in China
Opens Singapore Branch as a sales base of Stanley Electric (H.K.)
9 Establishes Chongqing Wu Zhou Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. in China
1996 10 Opens Taiwan Branch as a sales base of Stanley Electric (H.K.)
11 Establishes Shanghai Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. in China
1997 1 Establishes Vietnam Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. in Vietnam
1998 1 Establishes Stanley Electric Sales of America, Inc. in California, U.S.
5 Establishes Stanley Electric GmbH in Germany
1999 1 Establishes Guangzhou Vigo Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., in China
2000 4 Formulates Stanley Group Vision
2001 2 Establishes Stanley Electric (U.K.) Co., Ltd. in U.K.
6 Establishes Suzhou Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. in China
7 Stanley Electric Hungary Kft. in Hungary
7 Stanley Electric Engineering India Pvt. Ltd. in India
10 Establishes PT. Indonesia Stanley Electric in Indonesia
2002 3 Establishes Hella-Stanley Holding Pty Ltd. in Australia
9 Establishes Guangzhou Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. in China
2003 2 Establishes Taiwan Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. in Taiwan
9 Establishes Stanley Electric Holding Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. in Singapore as the financial management company for Asia and Oceania
9 Stock: Delists its shares from Osaka Securities Exchange
2004 4 Consolidates Kumamoto Factory and Hamamatsu Factory  and creates Hamamatsu Factory
2005 5 Establishes Stanley Electric Korea Co., Ltd. in Korea
2006 7 Establishes European holding company Stanley Electric Holding Europe Co., Ltd. in U.K.
2007 8 Establishes Opto Technical Center (abbr. OTC) in Yokohama, Kanagawa
2009 10 Establishes Stanley Electric do Brasil Ltda. as the manufacturing and distribution base
2011 5 Establishes Stanley Electric (China) Investment Co., Ltd., as a Chinese holding company to enhance management efficiency and accounting and finance system of business bases in China,
2011 10 Establishes Chinese product base Wuhan Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
2011 12 Establishes Indian sales base Stanley Electric Sales of India Pvt. Ltd.
2013 4 Establishes Mexican distribution base Stanley Electric Mexico S.A. de C.V.

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