1920-1940

1920 Dec.

"Kitano Shokai" is founded Starts manufacturing and distribution of automobile and other special light bulbs

1933 May

Reorganized into a joint-stock company with capital of 500,000 yen and changed name to Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.

1934 Dec.

Opened Osaka office (current Osaka branch) in Osaka City, Osaka

1940 Apr.

Started manufacturing of selenium rectifier

1943 May

Name changed to "Kitano Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd." in response to the prevailing situation

1949 Oct.

Restored name to Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.

Meguro Factory exterior at the time of reorganization into a corporation

Osaka branch office at the time of establishment

1950-1960

1952 Jan.

Started manufacturing of shield beam, automotive lighting equipment

1958 Nov.

Opened Nagoya Office (current Nagoya Branch) in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

1960 Mar.

Opened Hamamatsu Factory in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, to manufacture automotive electrical components

1960 Dec.

Opened Hatano Factory in Hadano City, Kanagawa Prefecture, to manufacture automotive electrical components

1961 Oct.

Stock: Lists its shares on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

1962 Feb.

Stock: Designated to the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

1965 Apr.

Started manufacturing of silicon devices

1967 Oct.

Established Stanley Iwaki Works Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

1968 Apr.

Started manufacturing of subminiature lamp

1969 Dec.

Established Research & Development Laboratory in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Various types of deformed shield beams, such as square and horseshoe

Hamamatsu Factory exterior built at the "motorcycle mecca"

Complete view of the finished Hadano Factory (December 1960)

1970-1980

1970 May.

Established Stanley Miyagi Works Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

1970 Aug.

Established Stanley Tsuruoka Works Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

1970 Oct.

Stock: Designated to the First Section of Osaka Stock Exchange

1970 Oct.

Established Stanley Ina Works Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

1973 Aug.

Opened Hiroshima Factory in Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, to manufacture automotive lighting products

1975 Feb.

Opened Kumamoto Factory in Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture, to manufacture automotive lighting products

1976 July.

Began manufacturing high-brightness light-emitting diodes

1977 Sep.

Issued European Depository Receipts (EDR), and lists them on Luxembourg Stock Exchange

1978 Sep.

Issued Deutsche Mark-denominated convertible bonds and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

1979 Oct.

Established Stanley Electric U.S. Co., Inc. and entered business in North American (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

1980 Apr.

Started manufacturing of color LCD

1980 May.

Established Thai Stanley Electric Public Co., Ltd. as a production base for automotive lighting equipment in Thailand (currently an equity-method affiliate)

1981 Sep.

Opened Okazaki Factory in Nukata District (currently Okazaki City), Aichi Prefecture, to manufacture automotive electrical components

1984 Oct.

Established STANLEY-IDESS S.A. (currently STANLEY-IDESS S.A.S.) in France as a European strategic base (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

1986 Aug.

Established Utsunomiya Technical Center in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture

1986 Nov.

Established I I Stanley Co., Inc. as a second production and sales base in the United States (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

1987 Oct.

Issued U.S. dollar denominated bonds with stock subscription rights and listed on the London Stock Exchange

1987 Dec.

Established Asian Stanley International Co., Ltd. as a production base for electronic equipment in Thailand (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Stanley Miyagi Works Co., Ltd. immediately after completion of the first phase of construction (1970)

Initial opening of Stanley Tsuruoka Works Co., Ltd. (1971)

All Glass Sealed Beam "Hi-Lux"

Isehara Factory immediately after completion of new factory (1980)

President Takaoki Kitano (left) at the signing ceremony for the joint venture agreement with Renault. On the right is Director-General Anon

1990-2000

1991 Aug.

Opened Yokohama Technical Center

1992 Mar.

Issued Euro-yen denominated straight bonds and listed on the London Stock Exchange

1993 Apr.

Established Hong Kong Stanley Lightning Electric Co., Ltd. (currently Stanley Electric (Asia Pacific) Ltd.), a sales and procurement base for electronic equipment in Hong Kong (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

1993 July.

Acquired shares of Matsuo Electric Co., Ltd. and made it a special subsidiary company (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

1994 Apr.

Opened Yamagata Factory in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, to produce light emitting diodes

1995 July.

Established Tianjin Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. as a core base in China that combines the automotive equipment business and the electronic equipment business (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

1998 Apr.

Established Stanley Electric Sales of America, Inc. as a sales and procurement base in the United States (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

1998 Oct.

Established STANLEY WELL Corp. as a special subsidiary company (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2000 Mar.

Established Stanley Electric Holdings of America, Inc. in U.S. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2000 Apr.

Stanley Electric Holding of America, Inc., aiming to improve management efficiency by integrating business bases in the Americas, exchanged shares of Stanley Electric U.S. Co., Inc., II Stanley Co., Inc. and Stanley Electric Sales of America, Inc. held by the Company to become a holding company

2001 Aug.

Established Stanley Electric Hungary Kft. in Hungary as a production base in Europe (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2001 Sep.

Established PT. Indonesia Stanley Electric as a production base in Indonesia (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2002 Sep.

Established Guangzhou Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. as a production base in China (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2003 Sep.

Established Stanley Electric Holding Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. in Singapore (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2003 Sep.

Stock: Delists its shares from Osaka Securities Exchange

2004 Apr.

Closed the Kumamoto Factory and integrated with the Hamamatsu Factory, opened Hamamatsu Factory in Hosoe Town, Inasa District (currently Hamamatsu City), Shizuoka Prefecture, to manufacture automotive lighting equipment products

2005 May.

Established Stanley Electric Korea Co., Ltd. as a sales base in Korea (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2006 July.

Established Stanley Electric Holding Europe Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom as a European holding company aiming to improve management efficiency of business bases in Europe and enhance the accounting and financial system.

2007 Aug.

Established Opto Technical Center (abbr. OTC) in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2009 Oct.

Established Stanley Electric do Brasil Ltda. as the manufacturing and distribution base (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Building in Kowloon District where SHK has offices (circa 1990)

The LED chip-dedicated Yamagata Factory (1993)

Tianjin Stanley Electric Limited Company (1995)

Commemorative photo after signing ceremony of the VNS joint contract (1996)

Suzhou Stanley Electric Limited Company (2001)

Concluded cooperation agreement with HELLA company in Germany (2001)

2010-2020 present

2011 May.

Established Stanley Electric (China) Investment Co., Ltd. in China as a holding company in China (currently a consolidated subsidiary) aiming to improve management efficiency and the accounting and financial system of business bases in China.

2011 Oct.

Established Wuhan Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. as a production base in China (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2011 Dec.

Established Stanley Electric Sales of India Pvt. Ltd. as a sales base in India (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2013 July.

Established Shenzhen Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. as a sales base in China (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2015 Apr.

Established Stanley Electric Manufacturing Mexico S.A. de C.V. as a manufacturing and sales base in Mexico (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2015 Sep.

Established Tianjin Stanley Electric Technology Co., Ltd. as a design and development base in China (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2019 Apr.

Opened Minato Mirai Technical Center in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

2019 Oct.

Acquired Hella-Phil., Inc. in Philippines as a production base (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

2020 Mar.

Acquired HexaTech, Inc. in America as a development and production base (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

New head office building completed in Nakameguro (2012)

No.100 RAYBRIG NSX-GT SUPER GT 2018 Series Champion (2018)