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1922 Founded by Chutaro Yokoo in Sumida, Tokyo.
1951 Incorporated.
1956 Started production of Rod Antennas. (Withdrew in 2003)
1957 Started production of Car Antennas.
1959 Started production of Sporting Goods.
(Withdrew in 1995)
1962 Listed on the second section of Tokyo stock exchange.
1967 Established YOKOWO MFG.CO., (TAIWAN) LTD.
(now YOKOWO MICRO TECH CO., LTD.)
1973 Established YOKOWO (HONG KONG) LTD.
1978 Established YOKOWO (SINGAPORE) PTE.LTD.
1979 Started production of Spring Contact Probes.
1981 Established N.V.YOKOWO (EUROPE) S.A. in Brussels, Belgium.
1983 Started production of Satellite Broadcasting Antenna Systems.
1984 Established YOKOWO AMERICA CORPORATION in Chicago, U.S.A.
1986 Started Satellite Receiving Equipment production for Europe and U.S.A.
Expanded Circuit Testing Equipment lineup.
Started production of Spring Connectors.
1987 Expanded Microwave Components lineup.
Established YOKOWO ELECTRONICS (M) SDN.BHD.
1989 Completed new Head office and expanded Development division.
1990 Changed company name to YOKOWO CO., Ltd.
1993 Acquired ISO9002 (Quality Management Systems) certificate at Tomioka plant.
1994 Established DONGGUAN YOKOWO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
1995 Acquired ISO9001 (Quality Management Systems) certificate at Head office & Tomioka plant.
Established DONGGUAN YOKOWO CAR COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
1996 Started production of Microwave Ceramics.
1998 Acquired ISO14001 (Environmental Management Systems) certificate.
1999 Established DONGGUAN YOKOWO COMMUNICATION COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
Established YOKOWO EUROPE LTD. in London, U.K.
2000 Established YOKOWO·DS CO., LTD. (Merged in 2008)
2001 Listed on the first section of Tokyo stock exchange.
2002 Established YOKOWO MANUFACTURING OF AMERICA LLC.
Established YOKOWO KOREA CO., LTD.
2004 Established joint corporation INFAC-YOKOWO CO., LTD. (Transferred in 2008)
2005 Established YOKOWO (FRANCE) S.A.S.(Dissolved in 2010)
Established YOKOWO CORP. (H.K.) LTD.
Expanded the plants in China.
2006 Started production of Micro precision processing components of Medical Devices.
2007 Established YOKOWO ADVANCED DEVICE CENTER.
Established YOKOWO (THAILAND) CO.,LTD.
Expanded Tomioka plant.
2008 Took over the Probe Card business from Genesis Technology Inc.
Established YOKOWO MEMS DEVELOPMENT CENTER.
2011 Established YOKOWO VIETNAM CO., LTD.
2012 Acquired ISO13485 (Medical Devices - Quality Management Systems) certificate.
2014 Acquired ISO27001 (Information Security Management Systems) certificate.
2015 Established YOKOWO DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V.
2016 Acquired OHSAS18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) certificate.