History

Company History

1946 - Established Toho Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. at Shikimachi (present Shikishi), Saitamaken
1952 - Transferred the Headquarters and plant to Owadamachi (present Niizashi), Saitamaken
1954 - Opened Tokyo Office in Toshimaku, Tokyo
1961 - Listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1962 - Changed its company name to Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
1963 - Opened its Osaka Branch in Osakashi, Osaka
- Completed Kawagoe Plant in Kawagoeshi, Saitamaken
1968 - Established SankenAirpax Co., Ltd., a joint venture company with Airpax Corporation of the U.S.A.
1969 - Listed in the Second Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange
1970 - Established Kashima Sanken Co., Ltd.
- Completed Niiza Plant in Niizashi, Saitamaken
- Listed in the First Sections of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges
1973 - Opened Kyusyu Sales Office in Fukuokashi, Fukuokaken
- Established Korea Sanken Co., Ltd. in Korea
1974 - Established Sanken Densetsu Co., Ltd.
1977 - Opened Hiroshima Sales Office in Hiroshimashi, Hiroshimaken
1978 - Established Ishikawa Sanken Co., Ltd. by merging five affiliates in Ishikawaken
1979 - Opened Sendai Sales Office in Sendaishi, Miyagiken
1981 - Established Yamagata Sanken Co., Ltd.
1982 - Established Sanken Kosan Co., Ltd.
1984 - Issued Swiss francs convertible bonds (50 million Swiss francs)
1985 - Issued Swiss francs notes with warrants (50 million Swiss francs)
1986 - Opened Nagoya Sales Office in Nagoyashi, Aichiken
- Issued Swiss francs notes with warrants (80 million Swiss francs)
1988 - Issued US dollars bonds with warrants (US$100 million)
- Established Fukushima Sanken Co., Ltd.
- Opend Kanazawa Sales Office in Kanagawashi, Ishikawaken
- Established Sanken Electric Hong Kong Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong
1989 - Issued US dollars bonds with warrants (US$150 million)
- Opened Sapporo Sales Office in Sapporoshi, Hokkaido
- Established Gooding Sanken Limited in the UK (present Sanken Power Systems (UK) Limited)
1990 - Established Sanken Electric Singapore Pte. Ltd. in Singapore
- Established Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. in the U.S.A.
1991 - Issued Swiss francs notes with warrants (100 million Swiss francs)
1992 - Invested in Shimoda Electric Co., Ltd. (present Sanken Transformer Co., Ltd.), and made it an affiliate company
1994 - Opened Seoul Engineering Center in the Seoul Sales Office (present)
1995 - Issued Swiss franc notes with warrants (130 million Swiss francs)
- Issued the first unsecured convertible bonds (10 billion yen)
1997 - Established Sanken TechnoResearch Co., Ltd.
- Invested in Sanken L.D. Co., Ltd. and made it an affiliate company
- Established P.T. Sanken Indonesia in Indonesia
1998 - Opened Takamatsu Sales Office in Takamatsushi, Kagawaken
- Issued the first unsecured bonds (10 billion yen
1999 - Established Sanken Logistics Co., Ltd.
- Issued the second unsecured bonds (10 billion yen)
2000 - Established Sanken Electric Korea Co., Ltd.in Korea
2001 - Established Taiwan Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.in Taiwan
2003 - Corporate Officer system introduced
- Sanken Electric (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Established in Shanghais
- Investment in Sanken L.D. Electric (Jiangyin) Co., Ltd. To make it an affiliate company
2004 - Taiwan Technology Center opened in Taiwan Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
2005 - Sanken Business Service Co., Ltd. (formerly Sanken Kosan, Co., Ltd.) and two other affiliates merged into a single entity
- Polar Semiconductor, Inc. established in U.S.A.
- Sanken Optoproducts Co., Ltd. established
2007 - Sanken Logistics Co., Ltd. established after Sanken Business Service Co., Ltd. separated its logistics business.
2009 - henzhen Office of Sanken Electric (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. opened in Shenzhen, China
2010 - Investment in Dalian Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. to make it an affiliate company
- Investment in Sanken Electric (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. to make it an affiliate company
2013 - Established Sanken North America, Inc. (controlling company in North America region).