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NSG Group – Corporate History (Nippon Sheet Glass co.,Ltd)

Nov-18 Obtained technology from Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. of the United States to produce flat glass using the Colburn process.
Established as America Japan Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. with its head office in Osaka.
May-19 Established the Wakamatsu Plant in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Jan-31 Changed the company name to Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
Aug-35 Established the Yokkaichi Plant in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture.
Mar-41 Acquired Tokunaga Sheet Glass Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and added the Amagasaki Plant in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, to the company's production capacity.
Aug-41 Established the Tokyo Branch Office.
Nov-44 Ceased operations at the Amagasaki Plant and transferred the plant to Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Aug-47 Established the Osaka Branch Office and Kokura Branch Office.
Aug-48 Established the Nagoya Branch Office.
Nov-49 Established a research laboratory in Amagasaki.
Mar-51 Established the Maizuru Plant in Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture.
Nov-53 Established the Otaru Branch Office.
Jun-61 Completed construction of the Head Office building in Osaka.
Apr-63 Established the Sendai Branch Office.
Sep-63 Established the Chiba Plant in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture.
Dec-63 Relocated the Otaru Branch Office in Sapporo and established the Sapporo Branch Office.
Nov-64 Installed a new float glass manufacturing process at the Maizuru Plant.
Jul-68 Transferred the research laboratory to a new site in Itami, Hyogo Prefecture.
Jul-69 Installed new figured glass manufacturing equipment at the Chiba Plant.
Oct-70 Acquired Nippon Safety Glass Co., Ltd. and added its Kawasaki Plant in Kawasaki and its Kyoto Plant in Kyoto to the company's production capacity.
Aug-71 Installed a new float glass manufacturing process at the Chiba Plant.
Nov-71 Established Malaysian Sheet Glass Berhad.
Aug-72 Relocated the Kokura Branch Office to Fukuoka and established the Fukuoka Branch Office.
May-73 Established the Hiroshima Branch Office.
Dec-77 Closed the Wakamatsu Plant.
Jun-78 Installed a new float glass manufacturing process at the Maizuru Plant.
Jul-79 Obtained the sales right of glass fiber products from Nippon Glass Fiber Co., Ltd. and commenced sale of glass fiber.
Dec-79 Took over the management of the Tsuchiura Plant from Nippon Glass Fiber Co., Ltd and started operation as the Tsuchiura Works.
Jul-80 Established the Sagamihara Works at Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Oct-83 Established a new research laboratory at Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Sep-86 Established United L-N Glass, Inc.
Apr-87 Established Nippon Micro G-Wool Co. Ltd. (later renamed MAG Co., Ltd.) to undertake the manufacture and sale of glass wool.
Oct-87 Established NSG Europe N.V./S.A.
Mar-90 Invested in Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
Jun-90 Closed the Kawasaki Plant.
Jul-90 Renamed the Sagamihara Works the Sagamihara Plant.
Nov-91 Established the Aichi Plant at Toyota, Aichi Prefecture.
Apr-93 Invested in Triplex Safety Glass, Ltd.
Mar-95 Established Vietnam Float Glass Co., Ltd.
Jul-95 Established NSG Asia Pte. Ltd.
Aug-95 Established Suzhou NSG Electronics Co., Ltd.
Nov-96 Established NSG philippines, Inc.
Jan-97 Established Tianjin NSG Float Glass Co., Ltd.
Feb-98 Commenced new float furnace operations at the Maizuru Plant.
Apr-99 Merged with Nippon Glass Fiber Co., Ltd. and Micro Optics Co., Ltd.
Jul-00 Invested in Pilkington Plc.
Apr-01 Acquired Nippon Muki Co., Ltd.
Oct-01 Affiliated with Pilkington Plc. under the equity method.
Sep-02 Transferred the continuous glass fiber business to Established NSG Vetrotex K.K.
Jan-04 Sold majority of the shares in Tianjin NSG Float Glass Co., Ltd. to Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Co., Ltd.
Mar-04 Sold the glass disk business to Hoya Corp.
Jul-04 Moved the registered head office from Osaka to Tokyo.(Minato Ward)
Sep-04 Closed the Aichi Plant.
Oct-04 Acquired the battery separator business from Nippon Muki Co., Ltd.
and added its Tarui Plant to the company's production capacity.
Dec-05 Acquired remaining 50% equity of Suzhou NSG AFC Thin Films Electronics Co., Ltd. and made it a subsidiary.
Jun-06 Acquired remaining 80% equity of Pilkington plc. and made it a subsidiary.
Nov-06 Commenced the operation of NGF Asia Co.,Ltd.(Established May-2005)
Jun-08 Sold the shareholding in affiliate of equity method accounting,
MAG Co., Ltd. to Saint-Gobain.
Jun-08 Moved to “a Company with Committees” board structure.
Oct-09 Sold the Nippon Muki Co., Ltd. to Daikin Industries Ltd.,