HOWA TEXTILE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

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Corporate History

1955
Howa Textile industry Co.,Ltd. Established. Seat cushion and cotton mat production started at Kurokawa Plant in Nagoya.
1960
kasugai Plant established in Aichi pref.
1961
Head Office moved to Ajiyoshi Hakusan-cho, Kasugai, Aichi pref.
1965
Iwata Plant established in Shizuoka pref.
Feltop (floor pad material) production started.
1967
Dash insulator production started.
1970
Atsugi Plant established in Kanagawa pref.
Headliner production started.
1978
Okazaki Plant established in Aichi pref.
RCM Mat (seat mat) production started.
1987
Howa Korea, Ltd. Established.
1991
Technical Headquarters compeleted with hemi-anechoic room.
1992
Kyushu Plant established in Kama, Fukuoka pref.
Polyurethane Dash insulator production started.
1995
Technical Center established.
1996
Polyurethane Headliner production started.
FOM Headliner production started.
1998
Olefin seat line installed in Okazaki Plant.
1999
Moduel Headliner Production started.
2000
Subsidiary Nippo Kasei's Gifu Plant compeleted.
High- and low-pressure injection modding trim producion started.
2002
System Development Center established.
2003
Iwate Plant established in Isawa-gun, Iwate pref.
2004
Howa USA, Inc. established in Indiana, USA.
Atsugi System Development Centerestablished in Kanagawa pref.
2005
TianJin Xinming Textile Resin Co., Ltd. established in China.
2006
Foshan Xinming Textile Resin Co., Ltd. Established in China.
Evaluation Center established.
2007
American Howa Kentcky, Inc. established in Kentucky, USA.
2008
Tochigi Plant established in Nasu-Shiobara, Tochigi pref.
Howa USA Holdings,Inc. established in Michigan, USA.
Guangdong Howa Shinmei Trade Co., Ltd. established in China.
2009
Wuhan Xinming Textile Resin Co., Ltd. established in China.
2010
Howa (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. Established in Thailand.
Howa USA,Inc. consolidated to American Howa Kentucky,Inc.
2011
Howa TextileTechnical Center (Foshan) Co., Ltd. Established in China.
2012
PT.Howa Indonesia established in indonesia.
Faurecia Howa Interiors Co.,Ltd. Established.
Howa Tramico SAS established in France.
2013
Communicatiion Center complete.
MEXICO S.A.DE C.V. established in Mexcio.
Howa Canada Manufacturing, Inc. established in Canada.
2014
Xiangyang Xinming Textile Resin Co., Ltd established in China.