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1960 1970

1962

・Foundation of the corporation
(capital: one-million yen)

・Production of switch locks for
motorcycles started.

1963

・Capital was increased to forty million yen.

1964

・Capital was increased to 160 million yen

1965

・Production of magnetic switches for motorcycles started.

1967

・Production of ignition coil for
motorcycles started.

・Production of speedometer for
mini-automobiles started.

1968

・Production of fuel filler caps started.

1969

・Production of fuel filler caps started.

・Production of speedometer for automobiles started.

1971 1980

1971

・Production of steering lock for
automobiles started.

・Capital was increased to 185 million yen.

1977

・Kokusai Godo Denso (KGD) was established. (five electric equipment J/V companies)

1978

・Production of outside door handle started.

1979

・Production of oil pumps for motorcycles started.

・Production of inside door handle started.

1981 1990

1981

・Production of air pumps for
motorcycles started.

・Capital was increased to
260 million yen.

・Construction and operation of
Toyama plant (TF) was started.

1982

・KGD Indonesia started operation.

・Honda Sun Co., Ltd. capitalized.

・Production of ABS solenoid wheel sensor started.

1984

・Production of door locks started.

1987

・Production of door mirrors for automobiles started.

1988

・Construction and operation of Hirose plant started.

・Hirose Seiko Co., Ltd. (die maintenance) started operation.

・Foundation of Honda All-Lock Manufacturing Company (HAL) was established. (ALL-LOCK Manufacturing Company J/V)

1989

・Production of keyless entry systems started.

1990

・Production of seat belt started.

・Capital was increased to
520 million yen.

・Production of inner gear
keys started.

1991 2000

1991

・Production of active striker started.

1992

・Establishment of corporate motto and operation policy.

1993

・Production of compact type ABS
solenoid started.

・Production of rear view mirror for
motorcycles started.

1995

・Production of immobilizer system started.

1996

・Honda Lock Thai (HLT) was established (AAP & HPD J/V)

・Guangdong Honda Lock (GHL) was established (J/V with Guangdong Lock)

・Merged with Matsuyama Seisakusho Co., Ltd. (Capital: 640 million yen)

・The corporate name was changed to Honda Lock Mfg. Co., Ltd.

1997

・Production of rear view mirror started.

・HAL increased capital, acquired 100% ownership.

1998

・HAL changed its corporate name to HL-A.

・ISO9002 certified.

・Capital was increased to one billion yen.

・Magnesium casting production started.

・ISO14001 certified.

1999

・HL-A (Georgia plant) construction and operation started.

・R&D center was established.

・Operation of magnesium new plant started.

2000

・ISO9001 certified.

・UK branch (HL-E) was established.

・HLT Capital increase

2001 2010

2001

・PT. Honda Lock Indonesia (HLI) was established.(AH・MPM J/V)

・Capital in Guangdong Honda Lock (GHL) increased.

・Name was changed to Honda Lock Guangdong (HLG).

2002

・Production of keyless entry for residence started.

・New plant of HLI operation started.

・New plant of HLG operation started.

2003

・ISO9001: Year 2000 version, certified.

・Michigan office opened.

・Won prizes in three categories in HM excellent thanks prize

2004

・Establishment of philosophy.

・Kyushu soccer league "first victory".

・Honda Lock soccer team promoted to JFL.

・Development and production of smart card key
system for motorcycles were started for
the first time in the world.

・Production of power slide door lock started.

2005

・Ohio R&D center was established.

・Honda Lock Do Brasil Ltda. (HLB) was established.

・Won the Awards for Excellent Enterprises Active in the Industrial Property Rights System Awards for the Intellectual Property Achievement Award (Award from the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry)

2006

・Honda Lock R&D Asia (HLRA) was established.

・Welfare building of head quarter was rebuilt.

2007

・Honda Lock Sao Paulo Industria e Comercio de Pecas Ltda. (HLS) was established.

・Won The second Monozukuri Nippon Grand Award

2008

・Honda Lock Vietnam Co.,Ltd. (HLV) was established.

・Honda Lock Museum opened

・Honda Lock soccer club promoted to JFL

2009

・Honda Lock Vietnam Co.,Ltd. (HLV) groundbreaking

・New factory of HLG operation started.

2010

・R&D center expansion building completed.

・Hirose Seiko moved to the new plant.

2011 2020

2011

Honda Lock Wuhan (HLW) was established.

2012

・April 5th, 50th Anniversary of the establishment.

・Honda Lock Mexico S.A. DE C.V. (HLM) was established.

2013

・Operation of Honda Lock Wuhan Co., Ltd.(HLW) started.

・Kawagoe plant and Toyama plant were closed.

2014

・Operation of Honda Lock Mexico S.A. DE C.V. (HLM) started.

2015

・Honda Lock R&D (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. was established.

2016

・Miyazaki plant expansion building completed.

2017

・House keyless marketed

・Bicycle smart key parts supply

2018

・The Hirose factory new painting line completion

2019

・Neks Vision establishment

2020

・A shelter for neighborhood residents opened

2021 2030

2021

・Concluded an agreement on the provision of emergency evacuation sites in the event of typhoon.