Tsunekawa Ironworks founded. Stamping business begun
Began business relationship with Toyoda Automatic Loom Works
Began business relationship with Toyota Motor Corporation
Added facilities for drawn and cold finished steel bar
Name changed to Sango Manufacturing
Incorporated to form Sango Co., Ltd.
Completed Takakura Plant (later called Nagoya Plant, current site of ECO 35 facility)
Began manufacture of exhaust systems (mufflers, exhaust assemblies)
Established muffler and exhaust system technical center at Nagoya Plant and head office
Completed Toyota City Plant
Tooling Department reorganized as an independent company, Sanko Seiki Co., Ltd.
Completed Miyoshi Plant
Shipping Department reorganized as an independent company called Sanai Unyu Co., Ltd.
Sanwa Koki was founded
Began business relationship with Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
Bulge processing department reorganized as an independent company called Shinwa Bulge Co., Ltd.
Sanritsu Co., Ltd. was founded
Completed Muffler and Exhaust System Technical Center at the Toyota Plant
Introduced the Toyota Production System in Sango operations
Tube mill installed
Completed Takaoka Plant
Completed Toyohashi Plant
Joint venture (Arvin Sango, Inc.) was founded in the United States
Completed Yawatayama Plant
Completed Technical Center at Yawatayama Plant
Takaoka Plant received the Director-General Award from the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology
TPM Prize of Excellence (highest rank) awarded to Automotive Parts Division
Joint venture (YS Pund) was founded in Thailand
Fukuta Plant received certification for ISO 14001 (Environmental Management)
Miyoshi and Takaoka Plants received certification for ISO 14001 (Environmental Management)
Sango Komeno Co., Ltd. was founded
Sango Turkey, Inc. (STI) was founded in Turkey
Completed the No. 3 Miyoshi Plant
Sanpuku Co., Ltd. was founded in Kyushu
Tianjin Sango Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. was founded in China
Guangzhou Sango Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. was founded in China
Group businesses Sanko Seiki and Shinwa Bulge were integrated into Sango Co., Ltd.
Sango Hokkaido Co., Ltd. was founded
Sango Mie Co., Ltd. was founded
80th anniversary of company founding was celebrated
Sango Kanto Co., Ltd. was founded
Sango Mie and Sango Komeno merged (The new company was named Sango Mie)
Arvin Sango Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Arvin Sango, Inc. was founded in Canada
PT. Sango Indonesia was founded in Indonesia
Xiangyang Sango Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. was founded in China
Sango India Automotive Parts Prv. Ltd. was founded in India