In 1941, Yazaki Group founder Sadami Yazaki established Yazaki Electric Wire Co., Ltd.
Our business, which began with the manufacture and sale of wire harnesses for automobiles, has expanded beyond automobile parts and electric wires to instrumentation equipment, gas equipment, air-conditioning and solar-heat equipment, as well as agriculture and We are actively developing nursing care and recycling businesses.
On May 27, future founder Sadami Yazaki travels from Nakasu Village, Suwa District, Nagano Prefecture (currently Nakasu, Suwa City) to Tokyo, where he is hired by Trading Company "Morita Shokai" in Nihombashi.
Founder Sadami Yazaki establishes Mitsuya Electric Wire and begins selling automotive electric wire (hereinafter wire harnesses).
Yazaki Densen Eigyo-bu joint-stock company is established.
Ogu Factory opens in Tokyo and begins manufacturing general electric wire and wire harnesses.
Yazaki Electric Wire Industries Co., Ltd. is established and absorbs Yazaki Electric Wire Sales.
Washizu Factory (currently Washizu Branch Factory of Makinohara Factory) opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Head office opens in Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato Ward, Tokyo.
Shimada Factory opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Sale of Japan's first vinyl electric wire for automobile begins.
The automobile meter division of Toyo Tokei separates and reestablishes as Nihon Jidosha Keiki K.K. in Tokyo, and the manufacturing of meters for automobiles begins.
Numazu Factory opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Branch offices are opened in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sendai and Fukuoka.
Sale of the industry’s first PVC Insulated Cable begins.
Japan’s first rotary "Thomas" furnace is installed in Numazu Factory.
Sale of Japan’s first "Parking Meter" begins.
Yazaki Health Insurance Association is established.
Yazaki Parts Co., Ltd. is established.
Nihon Jidosha Keiki K.K. changes its name to Yazaki Meter Co., Ltd
Tenryu Factory opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Gotemba Factory opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Sale of Japan’s first tachograph begins.
Electric wires for devices and other products obtain Japan’s first UL certification for electric wires.
Susono Factory (later Kisegawa Factory and currently Susono Factory) opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Production of wooden drums and vinyl tape and recycling scrap wire begins.
Yazaki Gijuku is launched.
Ohama Factory opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
"Christmas Wire Set" released in the US.
Hamana Factory opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Yazaki Electric Wire Industries Co., Ltd. changes its name to Yazaki Corporation, and company’s manufacturing division is spun off as Yazaki Electric Wire Co., Ltd.
Sale of Japan’s first LP Gas Meter begins.
Yazaki Employee Labor Union is established.
Referred student scheme for Tamagawa University begins (~1981).
Yazaki Resources Co., Ltd. is established.
Fuji High School, a correspondence education program, is launched with Tamagawa Academy (~1973).
Yazaki Industrial Machine Co., Ltd. is established.
A correspondence education program is launched with the Sanno Institute of Management.
Haibara Factory (currently Monozukuri Center) opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Sale of taxi meters begins.
Numazu Center opens (aggregation of management functions) in Shizuoka Prefecture.
A correspondence education program is launched with Naniwa Women’s Junior College (~1974).
Sale of "Aroace" Absorption Chiller-heater begins.
Fuji Factory opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Sale of "Arokko" LP Gas Alarm begins.
Niimi Factory opens in Okayama Prefecture.
Tochigi Factory opens in Tochigi Prefecture.
The Crown Prince and Princess (now the Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita) visit Ikkyuso Guesthouse.
Founder Sadami Yazaki passes away at the age of 64. Yasuhiko Yazaki assumes the presidency.
Yazaki Experimental Solar House, a facility equipped with the world’s first solar-powered air-conditioning and hot-water system, is completed at Hamana Factory.
"Arofriend 8" electronic taximeter is released.
Head Office moves to Mita, Minato Ward, Tokyo.
Sale of "Yuwaita" Solar Water Heater begins.
"Blue Panel" solar heat collector and "Hot Water Fired Aroace" is released.
First Domestic Summer Camp.
May 27 is established as Official Founding Day.
Hamamatsu Factory opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Production of automotive junction block begins.
Ryuyo Factory opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Sale of "YAZAC" Operation Management System begins.
Yazaki Technical Center (currently Research & Technology Center) is established in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Yazaki Memorial Foundation for Science and Technology is established.
Referred student scheme for Toyota Technological Institute begins.
Sale of "Achichi" Solar Water Heating System begins.
Production of low voltage wire for automobiles with compressed conductor with thin insulation (CAVS) begins.
Yazaki Electronic Technology Center opens in Haibara, Shizuoka Prefecture (now: Makinohara).
First Overseas Summer Camp.
Osaka Factory (currently Daito Factory) opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Sale of series of products that protects against damage by static electricity and electromagnetic interference begins.
Sale of Comprehensive LP Gas Safety System begins.
Sale of Japan’s first taxi receipt issuing device, the "Taxi Multi Printer," begins.
Production of "Combination Meter" that employs completely trans-illuminated analog-electronic face begins.
Production of “Non-Halogen Flame-Retardant Cable for Automobiles” begins.
First Summer Camp in Japan.
Overseas study program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) starts (~2005).
Yasuhiko Yazaki becomes Chairman (concurrently serving as President).
Yazaki Holiday Village opens on Iejima, Okinawa.
Yazaki Employee Pension Fund System starts.
First F.I.A. Adventure School Program.
First Yazaki International QCC Presentation Meet is held.
Production of world’s first "Analog Virtual Image Display" begins.
"Agribusiness" is launched.
"Yazaki Fuji Training Center" opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
"Yazaki Global Environment Charter" is enacted.
"Y-CITY" is opened in Shizuoka Prefecture, centralizing head office functions.
Sale of "Ecology Cables" begins.
Sale of the industry’s first Digital Tachograph, the "DTG1," begins.
Sale of "Lead-Free Vinyl Tape" and "Ecology Tape" begins.
Sale of the "ETC-YT1" on-board ETC device begins.
Hotozawa Factory (currently Hotozawa Branch Factory of Susono Factory) opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Yazaki Valente wins Tokai Society Football League Championship.
Yasuhiko Yazaki becomes Chairman and Shinji Yazaki takes over as the new President.
Yazaki introduces the industry’s first lead-free vinyl electric wire and cables.
Environment and recycling business is launched.
Sale of Load Indicator begins.
Yazaki Nursing Care Center, "Kami Fusen", is established within Y-CITY.
Food recycling business is launched.
Sale of "YAZAC-eye" Driving Recorder begins.
Yazaki participates for the first time in a forest volunteers’ cooperative forestation project in Yusuhara Town, Takaoka District, Kochi Prefecture.
A wood pellet factory operated by Yusuhara Pellet Co., Ltd., a quasi-public corporation sponsored by Yazaki, is opened in Yusuhara Town, Takaoka District, Kochi Prefecture.
Sale of the world’s first Wood Pellet Fueled Absorption Chiller-Heater begins.
Sale of the industry’s first Ultrasonic LP Gas Meter, the "U-smart" begins.
"Eco Cute Solar Heat" jointly developed with TEPCO and DENSO released.
Sale of "Yawaraka" wire and cable series for 600V begins.
Sale of "F Earth" VVF wire with ground cable begins.
Yazaki Energy System Corporation is established.
"Monozukuri Center" opens in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Sale of the industry’s first Portable LP Gas Generator System begins.
Sale of Standard AC Charger for Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles begins.
Yazaki, Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation jointly develop the world's first "Car to Car recycling technology" for the copper contained in wire harnesses.
Sale of the Hybrid Digital Tachograph begins.
"East Japan Logistics Center" opens in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture.
"Arofriend 27" digital tachograph integrated taxi meter is released.
"IoT Telematics" starts in ASEAN region.
Establishment of the Yazaki Kizuna Foundation.
Yasuhiko Yazaki becomes Honorary Chairman.
President Shinji Yazaki passes away at the age of 75.
Riku Yazaki assumes the presidency.
Head Office moves to Konan, Minato Ward, Tokyo.
Established Tai Yazaki Electric Wire Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand (first overseas base)
Established US office in Los Angeles, USA
Opened Australian office
Opened US office in Chicago, USA
Established America Yazaki Corporation in Chicago, USA
Opened European representative office in Basel, Switzerland.
Established Yazaki Oerlikon Corporation as a joint venture in Switzerland
Established Yazaki Torres Industry Co., Ltd. in Manila, Philippines
Established "Mexico Automotive Parts" in Mexico
Established "Yazaki Sartano Portugal Automotive Electrical Parts" in Portugal
Established "Yazaki Allied New Zealand" in New Zealand
Established VDO Yazaki Limited in Canada
Established Yazaki Gothenburg Representative Office in Sweden
Established Tianjin Tianmei Auto Parts Co., Ltd. in Tianjin, China.
Established "EDS Cologne Engineering" in Cologne, West Germany (currently Germany)
Established Yazaki Monel in Spain
Established "EDS Manufacturing Indonesia" in Indonesia
Established Yazaki EDS Engineering, Inc. in Chicago, USA
Opened Yazaki Turin Branch in Italy
Established "Yazaki Australia Vitele Factory" in Western Samoa (currently Samoa)
Established "UK Yazaki Belgium Branch" in Oflabbeek, Belgium
Established Yazaki Devnar Slovakia in Privisa, Slovakia (first base in Eastern Europe)
Established base in Singapore
Established "Yazakisa/Yazaki/Sabanchi Automotive Cable Assembly Manufacturing and Sales" in Turkey
Established "Yazaki EDS Vietnam" in Vietnam
Established "Yazaki Seamel" in Colombia (first base in South America)
Established Tata Yazaki Autocomp Limited in India
Established Yazaki Brazil in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Opened Yazaki Europe Eindhoven Branch in the Netherlands
Opened Yazaki Europe Paris Branch in France
Opened Yazaki Europe Zagreb Branch in Croatia
Established "Yazaki Morocco" in Morocco
Established Yazaki Nicaragua in Nicaragua
Established Yazaki Wiring Technology Lithuania in Lithuania
Established Yazaki Wiring Technology Czech in Czech
Established "Yazaki Ukraine" in Ukraine
Established Yazaki Romania in Romania
Established Yazaki Uruguay in Uruguay
Established "Arnecom El Salvador Variable Capital" in El Salvador
Established Yazaki Bulgaria in Bulgaria
Capital participation in Hest Harness in South Africa
Capital participation in Hest Harness in South Africa
Established Yazaki Automotive Products Poland S.A. in Poland
Established Yazaki Cambodia Products Co., Ltd. in Cambodia
Established Yazaki Volga in Russia
Established Yazaki Systems Technologies France Novo Mesto Branch in Slovenia
Established "Yazaki Paraguay" in Paraguay
Established "Yazaki Serbia" in Serbia
Established "Myanmar Yazaki Thilawa" in Myanmar
Factory established in Guatemala