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About ALPHA

History

1923Apr. Established the company and start of manufacturing and marketing of lock, buildings' hardware and cylinder locks.
1933Dec. Start of production of automobile cylinder lock & key sets for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
1938Apr. Renamed to Kokusan Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1944Apr. Construction of Yamanashi Plant in Kofu, Yamanashi.
1947Aug. Started manufacturing and marketing of padlocks.
1961Apr. Conclusion of agreement with Greenwald Industries Inc., U.S.A. regarding the export of washing machine parts and Tubular locks.
1963Nov. Construction of Gumma Plant in Tatebayashi, Gumma.
1964Jan. Conclusion of technical tie‒up with Flexible Inc.,U.S.A., and start of production and marketing of coin‒operated lockers.
1982May New construction of Yokohama Plant in Kanazawaku, Yokohama, for exclusive production of automobile lock & key sets.
1984May Started manufacturing and marketing of keyless entrance door locks.
1985Apr. Moved the Yamanashi Plant to Kosaicho Nakakomagun, Yamanashi.
1986Dec. Established Gumma Alpha Co., Ltd.
1987Oct. Established ALPHA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (ALTEC) in Michigan, U.S.A.
1990May Moved Head Office from Kamata Ohta‒ku, Tokyo to Kawasaki, Kanagawa.
Dec. Changed name of the Company from Kokusan Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. to ALPHA Corporation.
1991Oct. Awarded the Good Design Award from MITI for Free Box (Deposit Box).
1992Feb. Established Alpha Enterprise Co., Ltd.
May Started manufacturing and marketing of Delivery Box, and awarded the Good Design Award from MITI for the product.
1993Aug. Moved Head Office from Kawasaki, Kanagawa to Yokohama, Kanagawa.
1995Apr. Span off Kyushu Plant and established Kyushu Alpha Co., Ltd.
1997Feb. Established ALPHA INDUSTRY (Thailand) CO.,LTD. in Prachin Buri, Thailand.
2000Apr. Started manufacturing and marketing of replacement locks for housing (FB Lock), which are superior in picking resistance.
2002Feb. Intelligent Key System for automobile is adopted on the new Nissan March model.
Apr. Established ALPHA HI‒LEX, S.A. DE C.V. in Queretaro, Mexico.
2004Apr. Listed shares on the 2nd section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Oct. Established ALPHA (GUANGZHOU) AUTOMOTIVE PARTS CO.,LTD. in Guangdong, China.
2005Mar. Transfers from the 2nd section to the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Jul. Alpha Locker System Co., Ltd. established by integrating the Locker System Business.
2007Apr. Constructed new plant of ALPHA HILEX S.A. DE C.V. in El Marques City, Queretaro State, Mexico.
Oct. Started manufacturing and marketing of finger vein authentication type FreeBox.
2009Oct. Started manufacturing and marketing of Custom Padlock that responds to customers' needs.
2010Apr. lnaugurated Management by Principle, with constitution of "ALPHA WAY."
2011Mar. Established Alpha Security Instruments (India) Private Limited in Tamil Nadu, India.
Oct. Started manufacturing and marketing of new FreeBox "FBS series." (The first full model change in 20 years)
Nov. Established Alpha Industry Jalisco, S.A. de C.V. in Jalisco Mexico.
2012Apr. Started manufacturing and marketing of "Smart Control Key," electrical entrance lock featuring Good Product with Reasonable Price, jointly developed with YKK AP Inc.
Jul. Established PT. ALPHA AUTOMOTIVE INDONESIA in West Java, Indonesia.
Nov. Established ALPHA (XIANGYANG) AUTOMOTIVE PARTS CO., LTD. in Hubei, China.
2013Mar. Started manufacturing and marketing of "AEL Series" lockers, exclusively designed for IC cards issued by railway companies.
Jun. Established ALPHA KOREA Co,. Ltd. in Chungcheongbuk‒do, Korea.
Nov. Changed the name of ALPHA HI‒LEX, S.A. DE C.V. to ALPHA INDUSTRY QUERETARO, S.A. DE C.V.
Dec. Established ALPHA HOUSING HARDWARE (THAILAND) CO., LTD. in Ayutthaya, Thailand.
2014Jan. Started manufacturing and marketing of ed Lock PLUS in commemoration of the 90‒year anniversary of establishment of the company.
Jul. Back door sensor of infrared type awarded NISSAN Global Innovation Prize.
Dec. Established photovoltaic power plant in Yamanashi
2015Apr. Established Bangkok office of ALPHA HOUSING HARDWARE (THAILAND) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Oct. Established ALPHA (SHANGHAI) LOCK CO., LTD. in Shanghai, China.
Merger Gumma ALPHA Co., Ltd.
2016Sep. Acquired equities of ASSA ABLOY's Car Access Security Business.
Nov. ALPHA INDUSTRY (THAILAND) CO., LTD. obtained Ford Q1.
Dec. Established photovoltaic power plant in Gumma
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