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History
September 1948: Incorporation of Hirakawa Electric Wire Corporation with headquarters at 1-365 Higashinakanobu, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. Launch of manufacture and sale of electric wires.
February 1953: Headquarters and company plant relocated from 1-365 Higashinakanobu, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo to 4-6-28 Oomori-Nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo.
June 1961: As part of a drive to expand production under the company's Medium-Term Five Year Plan, establishment of Ibaraki Plant (currently named Koga Works) at 1144 Higashi-Ushigaya, Sashima-Gun, Ibaraki Prefecture, and launch of production.
December 1971: To remedy the weakness of polyethylene resin, which becomes soft, melts, and warps at high temperatures, electron beam irradiation crosslinking devices for irradiation crosslinked polyethylene insulation shield cable installed at the Ibaraki Plant (currently named Koga Works). Launch of production.
June 1972: Spin-off of Electric Wire Terminal Processing Division is as a separate company named Wire Process Corporation (currently named Niigata Plant) established at 269 Hataya, Nishikawa-Machi, Nishikanbara-Gun, Niigata Prefecture.
January 1973: Spinoff of the Molding Division as a separate company named Wire Mold Corporation established at 501 Amenomiya, Mori-Machi, Shuuchi-Gun, Shizuoka Prefecture.
April 1973: Establishment of Wire Compound Corporation at 1375 Niisatomura Ouazayamagami, Seta-Gun, Gunma Prefecture.
March 1980: Establishment of Wire Mold (Hong Kong) Ltd. (currently named HEWTECH HONG KONG LTD.) in Hong Kong to manufacture and sell electric cords for the Asia region.
August 1981: Capital injection and management participation in HRK ELECTRIC CORP. in Tucheng City, Taipei xian, Taiwan (currently named TAIWAN HEWTECH CORP.).
July 1988: Establishment of HIKAM AMERICA, INC. at Chula Vista, San Diego, California, for U.S. sales.
October 1988: Establishment of HIKAM ELECTRONICA DE MEXICO, S.A.DE C.V. as a manufacturing company of HIKAM AMERICA INC. in Mexicali City, Baja California, Mexico.
August 1989: Made Niigata Denshi Corporation (currently subsidiary of HIRAKAWA HEWTECH) into a subsidiary of Wire Process Corporation (currently Niigata Plant).
October 1990: Takeover of Wire Process Corporation (currently Niigata Plant and Monou Plant) and Wire Mold Ltd. as part of subsidiary streamlining initiative, and company name changed from Hirakawa Electric Wire Corporation to HIRAKAWA HEWTECH CORP.,
May 1991: Headquarters relocated from 4-6-28 Oomori-Nishi, Oita-ku, Tokyo to Oomori Bellport B 7F, 6-26-2 Minami-Ooi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.
February 1992: Company name of HRK ELECTRIC CORP. changed toTAIWAN HEWTECH CORP..
May 1993: Establishment of HEWTECH-LTK LTD. as a joint venture with LTK Industries Ltd. in Hong Kong.
March 1994: Establishment of HEWTECH SINGAPORE PTE, LTD. in Singapore.
August 1994: Relocation of headquarters from 6-26-2 Minami-Ooi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo to 3-28-10 Minami-Ooi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (present location).
November 1995: Establishment of HEWTECH (LIANYUNGANG) WIRE CO., LTD. (currently named HEWTECH (LIANYUNGANG) ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.) and LIANYUNGANG JARI-HEWTECH ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD. (currently named HEWTECH(LIANYUNGANG)ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD.) for the development and manufacture of LAN products in Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Sheng, China.
September 1997: Company name of LIANYUNGANG JARI-HEWTECH ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD. changed to HEWTECH(LIANYUNGANG)ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
October 2001: Establishment of HIKAM TECNOLOGIA DE SINALOA, S.A.DE C.V. as a manufacturing company in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico.
April 2002: Establishment of HEWTECH(WUJIANG)ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD. in Wujiang City, Jiangsu Sheng, China.
January 2003: Establishment of HEWTECH SHANGHAI TRADING CO.,LTD. in Shanghai, China.
September 2003: Establishment of HEWTECH (LIANYUNGANG) ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.in Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Sheng, China.
June 2005: Acquisition of HEWTECH (LIANYUNGANG) ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.by HEWTECH (LIANYUNGANG) WIRE CO., LTD.
December 2005: Company name of HEWTECH (LIANYUNGANG) WIRE CO., LTD.changed to HEWTECH (LIANYUNGANG) ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
February 2006: Relocation of HEWTECH SHANGHAI TRADING CO.,LTD. from Shanghai to Jiangsu Sheng.
May 2006: Listing on Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
September 2006: Acquisition of LIANYUNGANG HIRAKAWA ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD. by HEWTECH (LIANYUNGANG) ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
September 2006: Establishment of HEWTECH (THAILAND) CO., LTD. in Ayuttaya, Thailand.
February 2007: Relocation of HEWTECH SHANGHAI TRADING CO.,LTD. from Shanghai to Jiangsu Sheng.
September 2007: Listing on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
November 2007: Establishment of HEWTECH(SHENZHEN)ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD. in Hong Kong.
June 2011: Acquisition of Establishment of HEWTECH(WUJIANG)ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD. by HEWTECH (LIANYUNGANG) ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
July 2011: SHIKOKU CABLE CO., LTD. becomes a subsidiary.
July 2011: Establishment of HEWTECH PHILIPPINES CORP. in Laguna, Phlippines.
February 2013: Establishment of HEWTECH(SHENZEN)ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD. in Shenzen, China.
February 2015: Establishment of HEWTECH(BANGKOK)CO.,LTD. in Bangkok, Thailand.

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