History/ Timeline

Our journey has been a long and successful one.

Our company has enjoyed consistent growth and expansion since its founding in 1938.

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Calsonic Kansei

History/ Timeline

1976 - CCI Founded Torrence, CA (Packaging Plant)

1981 - Moved to Irvine, CA

1983 – (1) Added injection mold capability in CNACA, (2) CMC Founded in Shelbyville, TN (3) Phase 1 Building 1 Dedication (4) Pass-Thru Parts Operation

1984 – (1) Began QCC Circles and Tube Manufacturing in CNA CA  (2) TN began Heater/Blower Assembly (3) Injection Mold (4) Exhaust Production

1985 – (1) Kantus begins operation for Interior and Exterior trim (2) Expanded CAN CA to 192,000 sq. ft. facility (3) Began PBM Activities (4) Phase II CNA TN Building 2 Dedicated (5) Moved Exhaust from Building 1 to Building 2 TN (6) TN Began Radiator, Condenser, and A/C production (7) Began QCC Circles and Suggested System

1986 – (1) Began Hose Assembly in CNA CA (2) Began PBM (3) Catalytic Converter Production in TN (4) Evaporator Production in TN

1987 – (1) Kantus expands skin molding and urethane foam molding technologies (2) TN Phase III Groundbreaking

1988 – (1) Kantus adds instrument cluster manufacturing (2) CNA TN Phase III Building 3 Dedicated (3) Moved Corporate CNA Headquarters TN and Exhaust from Buildings 1 and 2 to Building 3 (4) CNA TN began heater core operation (5) First shipment at BOC

1989 – CA began receiver drier manufacturing

1991 – CNA CA Expanded Tube Manufacturing to include tube brazing

1992 – (1) Kantus expands production facilities and Technology (2) Motor fan assembly began in CNA CA (3) Began Shell Blanking Operation in Building 3 TN (4) Began Radiator Tube Mill in Building 2 TN (5) TN Building 1 Expansion to 100,000 sq ft

1994 – (1) CNA Diversification to electronic products (2) CA began air conditioning, fan switch, and air conditioning control head assembly (3) Began Vehicle Security System (4) Kantus Adds Soft touch Paint Application

1995 – (1) Formation of CNA, Inc. (2) Kantus adds control circuit assembly for instrument clusters

1996 – (1) CNA air conditioning control head expansion (2) 1st certified to ISO-9002 standard SH

1997 – (1) Moved CNA Field Quality Assurance from CA to MI facility (2) Moved into new MI facility equipped with state-of-the-art lab (3) Calsonic Mexicana Founded San Francisco de los Romo (4) Wind Tunnel Testing Facility, MI

1998 – (1) Calsonic Mexicana began production (2) Kantus adds electrostatic paint applications facility (3) Transitioned and upgraded from the ISO-9002 standard to the QS-9000 standard

2000 – Calsonic Kansei Merger

2001 – (1) Ground Breaking for 2 additional manufacturing plants in MS (2) Calsonic Kansei North America, Inc. Holding company reorganization

2005 – Transitioned and certified all CKNA plants to TS-16949

2008 – Consolidated Operations of CA and MS

2009 – Expanded the design and development plant in MX

2010 – (1) Electronic Vehicle Inverter Business (2) Module Assembly Plant expanded in Canton

2011 – (1) Airbag Cell Testing Ability, MI (2) Sales received awards for Monozukuri

 

Global Timeline

Calsonic

1938 – Nihon Radiator Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Established

1962 – Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, 2nd section. Oppama Plant established


1966 – Astugi Plant established

1973 – Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, 1st Section Gunma Plant Established

1983 – Calsonic Manufacturing Corporation (CMC; currently Calsonic Kansei North America, Inc.) established


1988 – Nihon Radiator Co., Ltd. Renamed Calsonic Corporation

 

Kanto Seiki/Kansei Corp

1956 – Kanto Seiki Co., Ltd. Established

1968 – Nihonmatsu Plant established


1972 – Yoshimi Plant established in Saitama Pref.

1977 – Kyushu Plant established in Usa City, Oita Pref.


1978 – Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange 2nd section

1986 – Kodama Plant established in Kodama0gun, Saitama Pref.

1990 – Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, 1st section


1991 – Kanto Seiki Co., Ltd. Renamed Kansei Corporation

 

CalsonicKansei

2000 – Calsonic Kansei Corporation established through merger of Calsonic Corporation and Kansei Corporation.


2005 – Capital increased through a third party allocation to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Making Calsonic Kansei a consolidated subsidiary of Nissan Motor.


2006 – Calsonic Kansei Romania office established


2007 – Calsonic Kansei Motherson Auto products Ltd. Established.


2008 – Headquarters and R&D Center moved to Saitama city Saitama Pref.