Yokowo Co., Ltd.

About Yokowo

History

  1. 1920 - 1945

    1922

    Founded YOKOWO Mfg. Co., Ltd. in Sumida, Tokyo.

  2. 1950 's

    1951

    Incorporated.

    1956

    Started production of Rod Antennas. (Withdrew in 2003)

    Rod AntennaRod Antenna

    1957

    Started production of Car Antennas

    AM/FM Motor AntennaAM/FM Motor Antenna

    1959
    • Started production of Sporting Goods.
      (Withdrew in 1995)
    • Established branch office in Osaka-shi.

    Golf GoodsGolf Goods

  3. 1960 's

    1962

    Listed on the second section of Tokyo stock exchange.

    1967

    Established YOKOWO Mfg. Co.,(Taiwan) Ltd.
    (now YOKOWO Micro Tech Co., Ltd. )

  4. 1970 's

    1973

    Established YOKOWO (Hong Kong) Ltd.

    1978

    Established YOKOWO (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

    1979

    Started production of Spring Contact Probes.

    Contact ProbeContact Probe

  5. 1980 's

    1981

    Established YOKOWO (Europe) Ltd. in Belgium. (Removed in London, 1999)

    1982

    Established Development division in Tokyo.
    Started development of
    Microwave Components.

    Outdoor Unit for BSOutdoor Unit for BS

    1983

    Started production of Personal Communication Antennas.

    Personal Communication AntennaPersonal Communication Antenna

    Started production of Microwave Components.

    Microwave ComponentsMicrowave Components

    1984
    • Expanded Tomioka Plant
    • Established YOKOWO America Corporation in Chicago, U.S.A.

    Tomioka Plant, Gunma JapanTomioka Plant, Gunma Japan

    1986

    Started production of Spring Connector.

    Spring ConnectorSpring Connector

    1987

    Established YOKOWO Electronics (M) Sdn. Bhd.

    1989

    Completed new Head Office.

    Head OfficeHead Office

  6. 1990 's

    1990
    • Started production of VSAT Transmitter.
    • Changed company name to YOKOWO Co., Ltd.

    VSAT TransmitterVSAT Transmitter

    1993

    Acquired ISO9002 (Quality Management Systems) certificate at Tomioka plant.

    1994
    • Established branch office in Toyohashi-shi, Aichi.
    • Established Dongguan YOKOWO Electronics Co., Ltd. (Merged with DONGGUAN YOKOWO CAR COMPONENTS CO., LTD. in 2017)
    1995
    • Acquired ISO9001 (Quality Management Systems) certificate at Head office & Tomioka plant.
    • Established Dongguan YOKOWO Car Components Co., Ltd.
    1996

    Started development of Microwave Ceramics.

    Ceramic AntennaCeramic Antenna

    1998

    Acquired ISO14001 (Environmental Management Systems) certificate.

    1999
    • Established Dongguan YOKOWO Communication Components Co., Ltd.
    • Established YOKOWO America Corporation San Diego office in Calf. (Closed in 2017)
    • Established YOKOWO Europe Ltd. in London, U.K.
  7. 2000 's

    2000

    Established YOKOWO・DS Co., Ltd.(Merged in 2008)

    2001
    • Listed on the first section of Tokyo stock exchange.
    • Established YOKOWO Europe Ltd. branch office in Helsinki, Finland. (Closed in 2009)
    2002
    • Established YOKOWO Manufacturing of America LLC.
    • Established YOKOWO America Corporation Silicon Valley Office.
    • Established YOKOWO Korea Co., Ltd.
    • Established branch office in Utsunomiya, Tochigi.
    2003

    Established Dongguan YOKOWO Communication Components Co., Ltd. Shanghai Office (Closed in 2015)

    2004
    • Established YOKOWO Manufacturing of America LLC. Detroit Office.
    • 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.
    • Established Dongguan YOKOWO Communication Components Co., Ltd. Beijin Office. (Closed in 2011)
    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.
    • Tomioka plantTomioka plant
    • YOKOWO Advanced Device CenterYOKOWO Advanced Device Center
    2008
    • Took over Probe Card business from Genesis Technology Inc.
    • Established YOKOWO MEMS Development Center.
  8. 2010~

    2010

    Established Yokowo Co., Ltd. German Office.

    2011

    Established YOKOWO Vietnam Co., Ltd.

    YOKOWO VietnamYOKOWO Vietnam

    2012
    • Acquired ISO13485 (Medical Devices - Quality Management Systems) certificate.
    • Established Dongguan YOKOWO Communication Components Co., Ltd. Dalian Office.
    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.