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Timeline

January 1946 Jiro Fujii establishes a business to mold bakelite
January 1961 Introduction of injection molder at the company
March 1963 Began fabricating metal molds (predecessor of Komatsu Giken)
May 1967 KOMATSULITE MFG. CO., LTD. (Fukui) established
April 1970 Completion of construction of Tokushima Factory
August 1975 Yoshiaki Fujii succeeds Jiro Fujii as President
January 1979 Metal mold factory spun off as separate company, Komatsu Giken Co., Ltd.
April 1981 Completion of construction of Okayama Factory
March 1983 Relocation of Head Office and Komatsu Giken Co., Ltd. to Higashiotabi-cho, and expansion
June 1985 Completion of construction of Shiga Factory
November 1986 Completion of construction of Singapore Factory
January 1994 Completion of construction of KEOS metal mold
December 1995 Okayama Factory: Completion of construction of unmanned mold factory
September 2000 Relocation of Head Office and Sales Department to Suita-shi, Nishiotabi-cho; establishment of Head Office Factory
November 2001 Opening of Komatsu Precision Electronic Suzhou Co., Ltd.
November 2002 Opening of Tokyo Sales Department
April 2003 Launch of miniature breaker business
April 2004 Launch of plastic lens business
March 2006 Launch of camera module business
October 2007 Hideki Fukai appointed as President
November 2007 Launch of heat-resistant plastic lens production
October 2008 Subsidiaries absorbed (five companies below)
Komatsu Giken Co., Ltd.
KOMATSULITE MFG. CO., LTD. (Fukui)
TOKUSHIMA KOMATSULITE MFG. CO., LTD.
KL Denshi Kogyo Co., Ltd.
S-Pain Co., Ltd.
June 2011 Yoichi Yoshimura appointed as President
October 2012 Establishment of Shanghai Komatsu Electronics Co., Ltd.
March 2013 Relocation of Tokyo Sales Department; renamed to Sales Department, Kanto Office
December 2013 Closing of Tokushima Factory
December 2014 Became a group company of Bourns, Inc.
January 2018 Masatoshi Miki appointed as President
Octorber 2018 Relocation of Head Office to Osaka-shi, Nonimbashi, Chuo-ku,