Founded Tokai Electric Wire Works to start manufacturing and sales of bare wires and shielded wires
Yokkaichi Station in the Meiji era The company at the time of its foundation
Reorganized the works and founded Tokai Electric Wire Co., Ltd.
Charter of foundation Registration of company mark
Entered into technology and capital alliance with Sumitomo Electric Wire & Cable Works (now Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.)
Sumitomo Electric Wire & Cable Works
Started production of wiring harnesses for buses made by Kawasaki Kokuki Kogyo K.K.
Started production of wiring harnesses for two-wheeled vehicles
Completed the special works for wiring harnesses and started operations
Assembly Taping harnesses
Started production of wiring harnesses for three-wheeled vehicles
Started production of wiring harnesses for four-wheeled vehicles and equipment
Assembling wiring harnesses for four-wheeled vehicles
Opened Sayama Works that operated as a service station for automakers in the Kanto region
Merged with Izumi Electric Wire Co., Ltd. and opened the Sakai Plant
Company logos of Izumi Electric Wire / Tokai Electric Wire
Opened Suzuka Plant, Tokyo Branch and Osaka Branch
Completed communication cable works in Suzuka Plant
Opened the Osaka Plant and relocated the Sakai Plant
Building Osaka Plant
Opened the Nagoya Branch
Completed and introduced Tokai-style kanban methods
Completed the works for high-voltage noise-prevention wires for automobiles at the Suzuka Plant
Established a corporation in Brazil, the first overseas corporation
Completed Research Hall 1 at the Suzuka Plant
The first research hall
Completed the wiring-harness component works at the Suzuka Plant
Completed extension to component works
Completed the headquarters office
Changed the trade name to Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
President Komatsu announcing the company name change
Listed on the Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange
President Shimizu greeting at the Nagoya Stock Exchange
Acquired 100% ownership of LUCAS SEI WIRING SYSTEMS LTD. and changed the name to Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems (Europe) LTD. (SEWS-E)
Started production of electronic units
Established Harness System Technologies Research, Ltd. jointly with Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (now AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd.)
The Suzuka Plant obtained the first ISO 14001 Certification in the group
Completed the radio frequency anechoic chamber at the Suzuka Plant
Radio frequency anechoic chamber
Completed the Suzuka Technical Center at the Suzuka Plant
Suzuka Technical Center
Opened the Business Development Office for Electronic Modules to expand the electronic module business
Established SEWS-CABIND S.p.A. in Italy. Acquired the wiring harness business from Cabind Automotive S.p.A. to begin full-scale operations in Italy
Started structural reforms to rebuild the domestic production system and focus on the car business
Acquired the wiring harness business from Calsonic Kansei and purchased stocks in Kyohritsu Hiparts
Withdrew from the power line business which had continued since the foundation of the company
Purchased stocks in Kyungshin Industrial in Korea
Developed under-floor pipe harnesses for hybrid cars.
Under-floor Pipe Harnesses
Incorporated a two-headquarters system consisting of the Yokkaichi Headquarters and Tokyo Headquarters
Yokkaichi Headquarters Tokyo Headquarters
Took over Volkswagen Bordnetze GmbH in Germany and established Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze GmbH (SEBN)
Completed the technical center at the Yokkaichi Headquarters
Yokkaichi Technical Center (Building E, north side)
Delisted stocks from the Nagoya Stock Exchange through a stock swap with Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
12Vision (08-12 year middle management plans) starts.
Established SE Wiring Systems Egypt S.A.E in Egypt.
Established SE Bordnetze Tunisia S.A.R.L. in Tunisia.
Moved Head Office(Tokyo) to Shibaura.
Developed an automotive low-voltage wiring harness using aluminum wires.
Aluminum Wiring Harnesses
17Vision (13-17 year middle management plans) starts.
Moved Head Office(Tokyo) to Akasaka.
Moved Head Office function to front of Yokkaichi Station on the Kintetsu Line.
The 100th anniversary of our founding