Company OverviewHistory

History

Date Event
March 1975 Founder Yuji Morikubo,current honorary chairman,established Kamba Shokai Co., Ltd. in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.
August 1977 Changed company name to PUNCH INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
August 1982 Succeeded in mass production of high-speed steel ejector pins for plastic molds.
November 1983 Established and started operations at Kitakami Plant in Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture.
Established a mass-production system for mold components.
December 1983 Began nationwide sales of mold components.
May 1987 Integrated the Production Division into Kitakami Plant.
May 1989 Established a group company called MIYAKO PUNCH INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (present Miyako Plant) in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture.
October 1990 Established PUNCH INDUSTRY (DALIAN) CO., LTD. in Dalian, Liaoning province, China and started the production of mold components in China.
April 1991 Published a general catalog of plastic mold components and a general catalog of press die components.
December 1995 Established and started operations at a plant in Dalian Wafangdian, Liaoning province, China, to increase the production capacity of PUNCH INDUSTRY (DALIAN) CO., LTD.
October 1996 Established and started operations at Chiba Plant in Iioka town, Chiba Prefecture.
July 1999 PUNCH INDUSTRY (DALIAN) CO., LTD. acquired ISO 9002 certification.
December 2001 Chiba Plant relocated to Asahi City, Chiba Prefecture.
May 2002 Established Tokyo Logistics Center in Ota-ku, Tokyo, to improve physical distribution services.
August 2002 PUNCH INDUSTRY (DALIAN) CO., LTD. established a sales office in Dongguan.
October 2003 Plant in Dalian Wafangdian, Liaoning province, China spun off and PUNCH INDUSTRY (WAFANGDIAN) CO., LTD. established.
November 2003 PUNCH INDUSTRY (DALIAN) CO., LTD. established a sales office in Shanghai.
December 2003 Established PUNCH INDUSTRY (WUXI) CO., LTD. in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China.
May 2004 Established PUNCH INDUSTRY (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD. in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China.
July 2004 Head office relocated from Shinagawa-ku to Minato-ku.
March 2006 Acquired all shares of PINTEC CORPORATION and made it a group company.
October 2006 Kitakami Plant acquired ISO 14001 certification.
November 2006 Established PUNCH INDUSTRY DALIAN TAMA SPRING CO., LTD. in Dalian, Liaoning province, China.
March 2008 Absorbed the subsidiary MIYAKO PUNCH INDUSTRY CO., LTD. and started operations as Miyako Plant.
December 2008 Miyako Plant acquired ISO 14001 certification.
September 2010 Established PUNCH INDUSTRY INDIA PVT. LTD. in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
January 2011 Established and started operations at Hyogo Plant in Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture.
June 2011 Company name changed from PUNCH INDUSTRY DALIAN TAMA SPRING CO., LTD. to Punch Spring (Dalian) Co., Ltd.
September 2011 Chiba Plant closed.
December 2011 PUNCH INDUSTRY INDIA PVT. LTD. began sales.
August 2012 Formed Capital and Business Alliance with PANTHER PRECISION TOOLS SDN. BHD. in Malaysia.
December 2012 Listed stocks on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Tokyo Logistics Center relocated from Ota-ku, Tokyo to Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

March 2013 Established production and logistics base in Chongqing, China.
August 2013 PANTHER PRECISION TOOLS SDN. BHD. became a group company of Punch Industry.
November 2013 Established a joint venture company,
PT. PUNCH INDUSTRY INDONESIA, with PT Somagede Indonesia in Indonesia.
January 2014 Company name changed from PANTHER PRECISION TOOLS SDN. BHD.
to PUNCH INDUSTRY MALAYSIA SDN. BHD.
March 2014 Listed stocks on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
January 2015 PUNCH INDUSTRY (DALIAN) CO., LTD. acquired AS9100 certification.
December 2015 Established PUNCH INDUSTRY MANUFACTURING VIETNAM CO. LTD. in Vietnam.
March 2016 PUNCH INDUSTRY (DALIAN) CO., LTD. acquired Nadcap certification
for "heat treating process".
March 2016 Head office relocated from Minato-ku to Shinagawa-ku.
November 2016 Established PUNCH INDUSTRY USA INC. in Illinois, USA.
December 2016 PUNCH INDUSTRY (DALIAN) CO., LTD. acquired the IRIS certificate in the field of single railway components.
May 2018 Kitakami Plant acquired JISQ 9100 certification.