- Established as a High Precision Mold Manufacturer
- Business Expansion and Foray into Commissioned Production
- Building Systems for Production in Optimal Global Locations
- Evolution into a Connector Manufacturer and Becoming a Listed Company
- I-PEX, Innovative Product development & Engineering solutions eXpert
From 1963: Established as a High Precision Mold Manufacturer
Dai-ichi Seiko Co., Ltd. was established to exclusively produce high precision molds by using module systems for manufacturing molds (full-split structures / complete heat treatment hardening / shift to complete precision machining after full quenching), which were developed in 1960.
|February, 1964||Made extensions to the plant and established the Automated Machinery Dept., which takes advantage of precision processing technology cultivated through mold manufacturing.|
|November, 1968||Started to export molds for precision plastics to U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, and Singapore.|
|December, 1969||Purchased a 26,400 sq. m. block of land in Ogori, Fukuoka, Japan for new plants to prepare for the expansion of our business.|
|October, 1971||Opened Singapore Office.|
|September, 1972||Opened Tokyo Office.|
Received orders for mass-production of connectors, and started commissioned production of precision plastic components.
|November, 1973||Built a plant for mass production at our headquarters.|
From 1976: Business Expansion and Foray into Commissioned Production
|March, 1976||Established our first subsidiary in Chikushino, Fukuoka, Japan (now Onojo Plant)|
|October, 1976||Established our first company for mass production in Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan.|
|January, 1979||Established Singapore Dai-ichi Pte. Ltd. (now I-PEX Singapore Pte Ltd) in Singapore|
Released "GP-SYSTEM: MARK-I," the world's first fully automatic semiconductor molding machine.
|May, 1981||Opened Fukuoka Branch in Onojo, Fukuoka, Japan.|
Started operations at Ogori Plant in Ogori, Fukuoka, Japan.
|January, 1986||Established Yamanashi Plant in Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan.|
|August, 1987||Started operations at the second plant in Kallang, Singapore|
From 1988: Building Systems for Production in Optimal Global Locations
|1988||Started commissioned production of automobile components|
|November, 1988||Established Philippine Dai-ichi, Inc. in the Philippines|
|June, 1989||Established MDI Sdn.Bhd. in Johor Bahru, Malaysia|
Established Shanghai Dai-ichi Mould & Plastics Co., Ltd. (now I-PEX Precision Mold & Plastics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.) in Shanghai, China.
|May, 1992||Established Cebu Dai-ichi, Inc. in Cebu, the Philippines
Started operations at Tachiarai Plant in Chikuzen, Fukuoka, Japan.
Completed the construction of and started operations at the new plant SINGAPORE DAI-ICHI PTE. LTD. in Yishun, Singapore.
|February, 1994||Established Dai-ichi Seiko America, Inc. (now I-PEX USA Components Inc.) in San Jose, California, U.S.A.
Established Laguna Dai-ichi, Inc. (now I-PEX Philippines Inc.) in Laguna, the Philippines
Started the world's first mass production of ramps, an important component used in hard disk drives (HDDs).
|May, 1998||Opened Taiwan Office in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.|
|January, 1999||Opened Thai Office in Bangkok, Thailand.|
|June, 2000||Established Thai Dai-ichi Seiko Co., Ltd. (now I-PEX (Thailand) Co., Ltd.) in Chon Buri, Thailand|
|November, 2000||Opened Malaysia Office in Ipoh, Malaysia.|
|December, 2000||Established Touchstone Precision, Inc. (now I-PEX USA Manufacturing Inc.) in Auburn, Alabama, U.S.A.
Established PT. Pertama Precision Bintan (now PT IPEX Indonesia Inc) in Bintan, Indonesia.
|July, 2001||Opened Shanghai Office in Shanghai, China.|
|March, 2002||Established Hong Kong Dai-ichi Seiko Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong.|
From 2004: Evolution into a Connector Manufacturer and Becoming a Listed Company
|July, 2004||Acquired I-PEX Co., Ltd., an innovator of high-speed, wide-area transmission connectors, as a subsidiary.|
|March, 2005||Established Dong Guan Dai-ichi Seiko Mold & Plastics Co., Ltd. (now I-PEX Precision Mold & Plastics (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.) in Dongguan, China.|
|July, 2005||Established DJ Precision Co., Ltd. as a JV with Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Ltd.|
|June, 2006||Established Vietnam Dai-ichi Seiko Co. Ltd. (now I-PEX Viet Nam Co., Ltd.) in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.|
Listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange.
|May, 2007||Established Matsue Dai-ichi Seiko Co., Ltd. (now I-PEX Shimane Inc.) in Matsue, Shimane, Japan.|
|January, 2011||Opened Shizuoka Technical Center in Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan.|
Listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
|January, 2012||Entered into a merger with I-PEX Co., Ltd.|
|January, 2015||Introduced an executive officer system.|
|August, 2015||Opened Detroit Office of Dai-ichi Seiko America, Inc. (now I-PEX USA Components Inc.) in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.|
|February, 2016||Opened Heiwa Laboratory in Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan.|
Established Daiichi Seiko (M) Sdn. Bhd. (now IPEX Global Manufacturing (M) Sdn. Bhd.) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
|May, 2019||Opened I-PEX Global Operations, Inc., in Tomigusuku, Okinawa, Japan.|
|January, 2020||Established Okinawa Plant in Uruma, Okinawa, Japan.|
Established I-PEX Campus in Ogori, Fukuoka, Japan.
From 2020: I-PEX, Innovative Product development & Engineering solutions eXpert
Changed the company name to I-PEX Inc.