Company History

1998Unipres established through a merger between Yamakawa Industrial Co., Ltd. and Yamato Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Agreement signed between Unipres and Kasai Kogyo Co., Ltd., and work begun on the technical development, manufacturing, and sales of interior automotive parts, etc.
2001The Kanagawa Plant (in Yokohama) and the Kaida Seisakusho Co., Ltd. (in Kyoto) closed.
2002UNIPRES SOUTHEAST U.S.A., INC. established in Forest, Mississippi.
MUTEC CO., LTD. established as a joint company with Mitsubishi Aluminum Co., Ltd.
UNIPRES EUROPE, SAS established in France.
2003Plans announced to establish a joint company in Europe(UM Corporation).
UNIPERS SOUTHEAST U.S.A., INC goes into operation.
UNIPRES NORTH AMERICA, INC. established in Detroit, Michigan.
UNIPRES GUANGZHOU CORPORATION established in Hua-Gang Rd,, Xin-Hha Town, Hua-Du Block, Guang-Zhou City, Guang-Dong Province, China.
UM Corporation goes into operation.
2004Stock listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (February 24).
Head Office moved to Yokohama-city.
2005UNIPRES GUANGZHOU CORPORATION goes into operation.
Head Office Registration moved to Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa.
Stock listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (September 1).
2006Tool & Die Plant goes into operation in UNIPRES GUANGZHOU CORPORATION (September).
2007Unipres announced New “Super-deep Drawing” used to form metal fuel tanks.
2008Entry of torque converter business
UNIPRES INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED established as a joint company with Marubeni Corporation.
2009Establishment of UNIPRES (THAILAND) Co., LTD.
2010UNIPRES INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED goes into operation.
Establishment of UNIPRES R & D Co., Ltd.
PT. UNIPRES INDONESIA established as a joint company with Marubeni Corporation and PT. IMG sejahtera Langgeng.
2012Establishment of UNIPRES (CHINA) CORPORATION.
PT. UNIPRES INDONESIA goes into operation.(May)
2013UNIPRES ZHENGZHOU CORPORATION goes into operation. (August)
2014Establishment of UNIPRES RUSSIA LLC.
UNIPRES SUNRISE CORPORATION established as a join company with Xiangyang Sunrise Machinery Co.,Ltd.
MA Automotive Brazil Ltd. starts operations for Nissan. (February)
Establishment of transmission parts plant at Unipres Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.,(July)
UNIPRES ALABAMA, INC. established in Steele, Alabama.
UNIPRES ALABAMA, INC. assigned sheet metal business from Yachiyo Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC a US subsidiary of Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd.(October)
2017DONGFENG UNIPRES HOT STAMPING CORPORATION established as a joint company with Dongfeng (Wuhan) Industrial Co.,Ltd. (April)
2019UM CORPORATION, SAS made into a subsidiary company through the additional acquisition of shares of
Magnetto Automotive. (June)
UNIPRES (WUHAN) CORPORATION established in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (August)
METALTECH LTD. made into an affiliated subsidiary through share acquisition. (October)