History

1920s - 1940s

Capacity expansions.

Futajima Plant in Fukuoka, Japan

Futajima Plant in Fukuoka, Japan

22Nov1918

America Japan Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. was established in Osaka Japan

1Jan1920

New capacity added at Kitakyushu

1Jan1931

Company name changed to Nippon Sheet Glass Co Ltd

1Jan1935

New plant at Yokkaichi

1950s-1960s

Production capacity and capability increases.

Full scale entry to the Automotive glass business.

First piece of float glass ever made in Asia

First piece of float glass ever made in Asia

Maizuru Plant in Kyoto, Japan

Maizuru Plant in Kyoto, Japan

1Jan1950

Company shares listed in Tokyo and other stock exchanges in Japan

1Jan1951

New plant at Maizuru

1Jan1963

New plant at Chiba

1Jan1965

Float glass production commenced in Asia with technology licensed from Pilkington

1970s-1990s

Automotive glass business growth and Globalization of Architectural and Automotive Glass businesses.

Focus on new products and technologies.

Overseas investments as foundation of the Technical Glass business.

The SELFOC is still core technology in NSG

The SELFOC is still core technology in NSG

1Jan1968

SELFOCTM™ was developed

1Jan1970

Manufacturing footprints expanded in Kanagawa and Kyoto

1Jan1971

The first overseas investment in Malaysia

1Jan1975

Automotive joint venture established in Mexico

1Jan1978

Thin glass UFF™ production start

1Jan1979

Launch of the glass fiber business

1Jan1979

NSG Foundation established to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Company

1Jan1986

Automotive joint venture established in the US

1990s-Today

Further business expansion in Asia.

Closer business relationship with Pilkington.

Vietnam Float Glass Co Ltd

Vietnam Float Glass Co Ltd

1Jan1990

A 20 per cent stake of LOF acquired

1Jan1995

An Automotive joint venture established in China and an Architectural joint venture in Vietnam

1Jan2000

A share of Pilkington acquired

1Jan2001

Increase in Pilkington shareholding to 20 per cent. Pilkington became an affiliate of the Company

1Jan2004

Company headquarters moved to Tokyo

1Jan2006

Acquisition of Pilkington plc

1Jan2007

Second Architectural joint venture established in Vietnam

1Jan2008

2008 Company’s Corporate Governance Structure changed to three committees

1Jan2014

Long term strategic vision and medium term plan (MTP) launched

1Jan2017

MTP redefined and MTP Phase 2 began covering FY2018 – FY2020