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January Established Advics Co., Ltd.
October Start of business
January Established ADVICS North America, Inc. in the United States.
January Acquired two U.S. production bases from Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (ADVICS Manufacturing Ohio, Inc. and SAFA LLC)
October Established ADVICS Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
October Established PT. ADVICS INDONESIA in Indonesia.
January Established Aetoku Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. in China.
October Head office building completed, basic philosophy established, environmental policy established
October Established Aetoku Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. (Guangzhou) in China.
January Obtained ISO14001 certification
October Established Taiwan Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. in Taiwan.
January Established VISION2015
January Established ADVICS EUROPE OFFICE Acquired commercial brake parts sales company from Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (S&E Brake Co., Ltd.)
October Merged Tianjin Aixin Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. with Aitoku Automotive Parts Co., Ltd.
January Acquired Kariya Factory and AS Brake Systems Co., Ltd. from Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
October Acquired U.S. production base from Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. (ADVICS Manufacturing Indiana, LLC)
January Established Aitoku Katsu (Changzhou) Management Co., Ltd. in China.
October Established ADVICS Europe GmbH in Germany Established Aetaku Automobile Zero Parts Co., Ltd. in China
October Established ADVICS Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
January Established Aitoku Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. in China.
October Established ADVICS North India Private Limited and ADVICS South India Private Limited in India.
October Obtained ISO9001 and ISO/TS16949 certification
January Winner of the Deming Prize
January Established ADVICS Automotiva Latin America LTDA. in Brazil Established ADVICS South Africa (Pty) Ltd. in South Africa
October Established ADVICS Manufacturing Czech sro in Czech Republic
October Established PT ADVICS MANUFACTURING INDONESIA in Indonesia
October Established ADVICS Manufacturing Mexico S. de RL de CV in Mexico.
January Technical center completed
January Handa factory completed
January Undertakes Hosei Brake Industry's third-party allotment of capital and makes it a subsidiary.
October Hosei Brake Industry acquires the drum brake business of Nisshinbo Brake Co., Ltd. (AH Brake Co., Ltd.)
January ADVICS North India Private Limited and ADVICS South India Private Limited in India were integrated to form ADVICS India Private Limited.
January Business integration of Hosei Brake Industry and AH Brake (surviving company is Hosei Brake Industry)