Mitsuba Corporation

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MITSUBA Corporation
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 7280
Industry Automotive
Founded (March 8, 1946; 72 years ago (1946-03-08))
Headquarters 1-2681 Hirosawa-cho, Kiryū, Gunma 376-8555, Japan
Key people
Noboru Hino
(Chairman and CEO)
Yuichi Nagase
(President and COO)
Products
  • Car electrical components
  • Motorcycle components
  • Nursing care equipment
  • Solar car & EV products
Revenue

Increase US$ 2.64 billion (FY 2013)

(¥ 272.54 billion) (FY 2013)

Increase US$ 68.28 million (FY 2013)

(¥ 7.02 billion) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
19,555 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2014)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references
[1][2][3]

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.[4]

Mitsuba is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and as of March 2014, comprises 47 companies.

The company was involved in development of Tokai Challenger project, a solar car built by Tokai University. Mitsuba manufactured the car's brushless DC direct drive motor.[5]

History[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview". Mitsuba Corporation. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mitsuba Annual Report 2014" (PDF). Mitsuba Corporation. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mitsuba Company Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mitsuba Corporation Snapshot". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ Motonobu Kawai (September 8, 2009). "Tokai University Unveils Solar Car with Sharp Solar Cells". Nikkei Business Publications. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mitsuba Products". Mitsuba Corporation. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 

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