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About UNIVANCE
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History
Period of Foundation
1937 Ichiro Suzuki establishes Fuji Tekko Co., Ltd. in Nagoya City.
1944 Plant moved to Washizu (currently Kosai City). Production of aircraft parts begins.
1949 High-frequency quenching introduced to metal parts through joint development with Shizuoka University School of Engineering.Company begins deliveries to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Fuji Tekko Fuji Univance
Suzuki Iron Works I.S. Precision Machinery

1963 Shares listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, Section 2.
1968 Machinery tooling plant built in Komi, Kosai City.
1970 Machining of transmissions and transfer parts for medium-sized trucks begins.
1971 Misakubo office built in Misakubo, Iwata, Shizuoka
1972 Assembly of transmissions for medium-sized trucks begins.
1979 Production of RV transfers begins.
1981 Production of reduction gears for 10-ton mixers begins.
1983 TQC program introduced.
1985 Production of power shift transmissions for large-sized trucks begins.
1986 Awarded Nissan Quality Control (NQC) Prize.
1988 Awarded Deming Application Prize.
1989 TPM introduced.
1990 Awarded Q-1 Prize by Ford Motor Co. in the U.S.
Production of transmissions for compact trucks begins.
1991 Company name changes to FUJI UNIVANCE CORPORATION.Sales of AXCs (Hydraulic Torque Splitter) begins.
1992 Sales of over-running clutch for automatic transmissions begins.
1993 Awarded PM Prize
1995 U.S. corporation Univance Inc. established. Sales of SURETRAC (limited slip differential) begins.
1996 PT. Univance Indonesia established. Quality certification obtained from Case Co. (currently CNH Global N.V.)ISO9001 certification
1997 Received TPM Award

2002 QS-9000 certification.
2003 Blanket business tie-up concluded with I.S. Precision Machinery Inc.
2003 ISO14001 certification.

1960 Company established as Suzuki Iron Works Co. Ltd. in Washizu, Kosai City with 12.5 million yen capital.
Manufacturing of parts for Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. (currently Suzuki Motor Corp.) and Fuji Tekko begins.
1962 New plant established and operations moved to Kozawatari, Hamamatsu City.
Company begins deliveries of truck parts to Isuzu Motors Limited.
1971 Aluminum die-casting plant built.
1973 Company begins deliveries of agricultural machinery parts to Kubota Corp.
1977 Company begins deliveries of constant velocity universal joints to NTN Corp.

1983 Washizu Plant established.
1984 Company merges with Kozawatari Mfg. Co. and started operation as second plant.
1986 Company name changes to I.S. PRECISION MACHINERY INC.

1991 3rd plant built on site adjacent to headquarters plant.
“La Sole IS”, a dormitory expanded.
Stock store registered.

1996 Higashi Plant built.

1997 Forging plant built.
1999 Received TPM Award
2001 ISO9001 certification
2002 ISO14001 certification
2003 Blanket business tie-up concluded with Fuji Univance.
2003 ISO9001: 2000 certification
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2005 Fuji Univance and I.S. Precision Machinery Inc. merge on equal basis to form Univance.
2006 ISO/TS16949 certification.
2010 Started production of Transfer case for FWD vehicles.
2011 UNIVANCE (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established.
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