|Traded as||TYO: 7280|
|Founded||(March 8, 1946)|
|Headquarters||1-2681 Hirosawa-cho, Kiryū, Gunma 376-8555, Japan|
(Chairman and CEO)
(President and COO)
|Revenue||¥ 272.54 billion) (FY 2013)|
US$ 68.28 million (FY 2013)(¥ 7.02 billion) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
|19,555 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2014)|
|Footnotes / references
MITSUBA Corporation (株式会社ミツバ Kabushiki-gaisha MITSUBA) or simply MITSUBA, is a Japanese manufacturer of automobile parts including electrical components for wiper systems, door mirrors, power window motors, fuel pumps, and pressure regulators.
Mitsuba is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and as of March 2014, comprises 47 companies.
- 1946 - Mitsuba Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd. was founded in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture. Production and sale of generator lamps for bicycles began.
- 1951 - Production and sale of auto horns began as the first auto related business.
- 1956 - Production and sale of wiper motors began.
- 1960 - Production and sale of starters for small motorcycles began.
- 1970 - Ryomo Computing Center Co., Ltd. was founded. (Renamed to Ryomo Systems Co., Ltd. in 1982)
- 1977 - Initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
- 1986 - American Mitsuba Corporation was founded in Illinois, U.S.A.
- 1988 - Mitsuba shares were listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
- 1989 - Listing of Mitsuba shares was changed to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
- 1996 - Business name was changed to Mitsuba Corporation.
- Established the first European production base for automobile components in France
- 1997 - Mitsuba announced the New Mitsuba Environmental Declaration and Guidelines for Action.
- 2006 - MITSUBA WAY was established.
- 2007 - The Jidosha Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Jideco) merged with Mitsuba.
Business segments and products
Auto Electrical Products
Motorcycle Electrical Products
Nursing Care Products
Solarcar & EV Products
General Use Products
- Tokai Challenger, a solar car equipped with Mitsuba electric motor
- "Company Overview". Mitsuba Corporation. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- "Mitsuba Annual Report 2014" (PDF). Mitsuba Corporation. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- "Mitsuba Company Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- "Mitsuba Corporation Snapshot". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- Motonobu Kawai (September 8, 2009). "Tokai University Unveils Solar Car with Sharp Solar Cells". Nikkei Business Publications. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- "Mitsuba Products". Mitsuba Corporation. Retrieved August 20, 2014.