Corporate Information

History

  • imagesFounded
  • imagesStarted operation of Tokuan Plant
  • imagesFirst Japanese plastic helmet
  • imagesEstablished local subsidiary in Thailand
  • imagesTechnical Center
1936 Founded
1938 Started production of Phenolic Polymer molded parts
1941 Succeeded in development of Phenolic Polymer laminated molded parts for steel roll machine(first development in Japan)
1949 Started operation of Tokuan Plant in Osaka, where established integrated production for Phenolic Polymer laminated molded parts from materials to finished parts
1952 Succeeded in development of Plastic Helmet (first development in Japan)
1956 Newly built Fluorocarbon Polymer and Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) products plants in Tokuan Plant
1961 Started operation of Ritto Plant producing FRP home equipment parts
1962 Newly built injection molding plant and started production of engineering plastics parts in Ritto Plant
1963 Completed construction of Tokuan Laboratory
1967 Established Starlite Products Inc.
1968 Established John Crane Japan Inc. as a joint venture with Crane Packing Co.(currently John Crane Inc.),USA Newly built a large scale SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) molding plant (first in Japan) and mold producing plant in Ritto Plant
1973 Completed construction of Ritto Laboratory (later integrated to present Technical Center)
1974 Started operation of Hiroshima Plant, producing automotive interior/exterior parts
1982 Developed and started operation of S-Bear® (miniature precision parts)
1984 Started operation of Nasu Plant, producing OA and information equipment parts
1985 Newly built a Clean Molding Plant for a large-scale transparent injection molding parts in Ritto Plant
1988 Newly built a S-Bear® plant in Ritto Plant
Established Thai Starlite Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in Chachoengsao, Thailand, where newly built an injection molding plant
Established Star Cade Corporation (Michigan, USA) as joint venture with Cascade Engineering Inc. (USA)
1991 Established Sunlite Co., Ltd. in Hofu, Yamaguchi as a joint venture with Mitajiri Chemical Industry, Co., Ltd.
1993 Established Starlite Plastic Products (KUNSHAN) Co., Ltd. in Jiangsu, China
1995 ISO 9002 accredited for S-Bear® and Fluorocarbon Polymer Plans
1996 Started corporate culture program "Starlite Progress 2010"
ISO 9002 accredited for Injection Molding Products plants in Ritto and Nasu Plants
1997 Completed construction of Technical Center in Ritto Plant
ISO 9001 accredited for Hiroshima Plant
1999 ISO 9002 accredited for Starlite Plastic Products (KUNSHAN) Co., Ltd. and Thai Starlite Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
2000 ISO 14001 accredited for whole facilities in Ritto Plant
2001 QS 9000 accredited for Hiroshima Plant
ISO14001 accredited for Starlite Plastic Products (KUNSHAN) Co., Ltd.
2002 Newly built a Phenol based high performance products plant in Starlite Plastic Products (KUNSHAN) Co., Ltd.
ISO 14001 accredited for Hiroshima Plant
2004 Opened STARLITE Cafe & Gallery in Ritto Plant
2006 ISO/TS 16949 accredited for Thai Starlite Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
2007 ISO/TS 16949 accredited for Starlite Plastic Products (KUNSHAN) Co., Ltd.
ISO/TS16949 accredited for Automotive Products Division
Started corporate culture plan "Starlite Progress 2017"
2009 Technical tie-up with Röchling Automotive SE & Co. KG
Newly built mold plant of Starlite Plastic Products (KUNSHAN) Co., Ltd.
2012 Established Starlite Global Investment Pte. Ltd. in Singapore
2013 Started Guangzhou Office of Starlite Plastic Products (KUNSHAN) Co., Ltd.
Received Kurumin Mark certification
Started Bangkok Office of Thai Starlite Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
2014 Established Starlite Mexico S.A. de C.V. in Querétaro, Mexico
2016 Started operation of Starlite Creative Center in Hiroshima
Established Starlite Roechling Automotive Co., Ltd. as a joint venture with Röchling Automotive SE & Co. KG
2017 Established Yamaguchi Starlite Co., Ltd.
Started Chengdu Office of Starlite Plastic Products (KUNSHAN) Co., Ltd.
IATF 16949 accredited for Starlite Plastic Products (KUNSHAN) Co., Ltd.
IATF 16949 accredited for Thai Starlite Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
2018 IATF 16949 accredited for Hiroshima Plant