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Period of Foundation

Nov. 1947
Jiro Harada founds HARADA ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. in Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan.
Apr. 1956
Company is moved to Shiba-Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Apr. 1956
Develops and starts the business of windshield washers.
Jun. 1957
Developed the "Lock Antenna" and later, it is adopted as OEM component by automakers.
Mar. 1958
HARADA ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. is incorporated as HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD., an automotive antenna supplier, with a capital of JPY 1 million.
HARADA's logo at the time of our founding

HARADA's logo at the time of our founding

The first model of Lock Antenna

The first model of Lock Antenna

Period of Growth I

Oct. 1960
Headquarters is moved to 4-20-6 Minami-Ohi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Oct. 1960
Develops magnet antenna.
Aug. 1961
Develops motorized antenna.
Jan. 1965
Developed "Magic Iron", a household medical instrument; later renamed to "Magi-Q" in 1969.
Mar. 1968
Established TAIWAN HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD. in Taoyuan, Taiwan; later renamed to TAIWAN HARADA INVESTMENT CO., LTD. in 1999.
Apr. 1969
Opened Osaka Office in Osaka, Japan; later moved to Hyogo in 1987 and renamed to Osaka Branch; renamed again to Kansai Office in 2011.
Apr. 1970
Establishes MATSUKAWA HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD., a subsidiary in Iwate, Japan.
Motorized Antenna

Motorized Antenna

Magi-Q

Magi-Q

TAIWAN HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

TAIWAN HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

MATSUKAWA HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

MATSUKAWA HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

Period of Growth II

Jul. 1972
Headquarters is moved to 4-17-13 Minami-Ohi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Apr. 1976
Develops citizen band (CB) antenna.
Oct. 1976
Establishes HARADA INDUSTRY OF AMERICA, INC., a U.S. subsidiary in Los Angeles, USA.
Nov. 1978
Develops new rack-and-pinion type motorized antenna.
Jan. 1984
Develops antenna for mobile phones.
Jul. 1985
NIIGATA HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD., a subsidiary is established in Niigata, Japan.
Aug. 1988
Establishes DALIAN HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD., a subsidiary in Dalian, China.
Nov. 1988
Established MANUFACTURAS H.I.A., S.A. DE C.V., a subsidiary in Mexico; later renamed to HARADA INDUSTRIES (MEXICO), S.A. DE C.V. in May 1993.
Jul. 1989
Establishes HARADA INDUSTRIES (EUROPE) LIMITED, a subsidiary in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.
May. 1990
Develops GPS antenna for automobiles.
Dec. 1990
Develops the motorized antenna "M12" with electronic control unit integrated.
Mar. 1991
Develops actuator, a control device for automobiles.
Jun. 1991
Moves the office of HARADA INDUSTRY OF AMERICA, INC. to Detroit, USA.
Former headquarters (since 1970s)

Former headquarters (since 1970s)

HARADA INDUSTRY OF AMERICA, INC.

HARADA INDUSTRY OF
AMERICA, INC.

Antennas for mobile phones

Antennas for mobile phones

Period of Leaping Forward

Apr. 1995
Stock registered by the Securities Dealers Association of Japan for over-the-counter trading.
Jan. 1997
Establishes HARADA INDUSTRIES VIETNAM LIMITED in Dong Nai, Vietnam.
Jan. 1997
Established Harada European Research Centre as the research and development base in Europe in Kent, the United Kingdom; later renamed to HARADA EUROPE R&D CENTRE in Sep. 2003.
Feb. 1998
Establishes GIS JEVDAX PTE LTD. in Singapore.
Feb. 1998
Develops film antenna.
Oct. 1998
Develops ETC antenna.
Oct. 1998
Starts selling the products under the brand "Denpa-Shokunin," which means Radio Wave Craftman in Japanese.
Jan. 2002
Establishes Chubu Office in Aichi, Japan.
Jan. 2002
MATSUKAWA HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD. and NIIGATA HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD. merged to form HARADA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
Jul. 2002
Develops and starts selling the active type roof mounted antenna with short mast and base can be hinged.
Oct. 2002
Separates Hiroshima Satellite Office from Osaka Branch; renames it to Hiroshima Office.
Apr. 2004
HARADA INDUSTRIES VIETNAM LIMITED 2nd plant starts operation.
Dec. 2004
Cancels the over-the-counter registration of the Securities Dealers Association of Japan and lists shares on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange.
Mar. 2005
Establishes large Anechoic Chamber adjacent to the headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
Aug. 2006
Increases the capital of headquarters to JPY 2,019,181,500.
Mar. 2007
Develops tuner for 1-SEG.
Feb. 2008
Develops and starts selling of noise filter for screen antenna systems.
Jul. 2008
Develops CCA cable*.
* Note: Coaxial cable using Copper Clad Aluminum
Nov. 2008
Develops and starts selling of amplifier integrated connector for screen antenna systems.
Apr. 2009
Establishes HARADA Asia-Pacific Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand.
Apr. 2010
Lists shares on the JASDAQ market of the Osaka Securities Exchange in conjunction with the merger of the JASDAQ Securities Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.
HARADA INDUSTRIES VIETNAM LIMITED

HARADA INDUSTRIES VIETNAM LIMITED

Logo of Denpa Shokunin brand

Logo of "Denpa-Shokunin" brand

Anechoic chamber

Anechoic chamber

Noise filter for screen antenna system

Noise filter for screen antenna system

Amplifier integrated connector for screen antenna system

Amplifier integrated connector for screen antenna system

Period of Innovation

Dec. 2010
Consolidates the manufacturing operations of Niigata Plant and Iwate Plant of HARADA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD. into Niigata Plant.
Nov. 2011
Headquarters is moved to Omori Bellport; 6-26-2 Minami-Ohi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Feb. 2012
Develops and starts selling of shark fin type antennas for radio, named Low Profile Antenna.
Apr. 2012
Acquires the automotive antenna business and subsidiaries outside Japan from NIPPON ANTENNA CO., LTD.
May 2012
Acquires the stake of NIPPON ANTENNA (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.; renamed to SHANGHAI HARADA NEW AUTOMOTIVE ANTENNA CO., LTD. in Nov. 2012.
May 2012
Acquires the shares of NIPPON ANTENNA (PHILIPPINES) INC.; renamed to HARADA AUTOMOTIVE ANTENNA (PHILIPPINES), INC. in Nov. 2012.
May 2012
Develops and starts selling of roof mounted antenna with ultra-short mast.
Jul. 2013
Lists shares on the JASDAQ (Standard) market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in conjunction with the merger of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.
Oct. 2013
Headquarters acquires HARADA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
Nov. 2014
Develops and starts selling of new spoiler antenna for radio.
Fin type antenna

Fin type antenna

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