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1945 Founded Izumi Shokai. Began retail and wholesale of electrical equipment and devices.
1947 Incorporated Izumi Denki Co., Ltd. (Chuo-ku, Osaka). Began manufacture and sales of switches.
1956 Moved the Head Office to Kita-ku, Osaka.
Opened Osaka Office in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka and began operations.
1958 Began manufacture and sales of industrial switches, pilot lights and terminal blocks.
1969 Opened Kyoto Plant in Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto and began operations.
Moved the Head Office to Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
1973 Established IZUMI SEIKI TAIWAN CO, Ltd (Taiwan)
1975 Established IDEC CORPORATION (California, U.S.A.)
1976 Established IDEC Elektrotechnik GmbH (Hamburg, Germany).
1982 Created a new corporate identity and the IDEC trademark and changed English corporate name.
Listed stock in the Second Section of Osaka Securities Exchange.
1984 Opened Fukusaki Plant in Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo and began operations.
Moved the Head Office to new location in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
1987 Established IDEC Electronics Limited(UK)
1989 Listed stock in Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Completed first phase of Takino Plant construction (Kato City, Hyogo Pref.).
1990 Stock listing upgraded from Second Section to First Section of Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.
1991 Completed first phase of Tsukuba Plant construction (Ryugasaki City, Ibaraki Pref.)
1992 Established IDEC TAIWAN CORPORATION( Taiwan) .
Opened IDEC Technology Research Center in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
1994 Opened Hamamatsu Distribution Center in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka and began operations.
Moved the Head Office to new location in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
1995 Established IDEC IZUMI(H.K.) Co., Ltd.(Hong Kong, China)
1998 Opened Tatsuno Distribution Center in Tatsuno City, Hyogo and began operations.
Opened Tokyo Head Office in Minato-ku, Tokyo and moved Tokyo Office into that head office.
2000 Established IDEC IZUMI ASIA PTE LTD.( Singapore).
2002 Established IDEC IZUMI SUZHOU CO., LTD.( Suzhou, China).
Established IDEC( SHANGHAI) CORPORATION( Shanghai, China).
2004 Established IDEC IZUMI( H.K.) Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong, China) .
Made IDEC HONG KONG CO., LTD. a holding company.
Reduced number of shares comprising the minimum stock trading unit.

Changed names and logos.
Established IDEC( SHENZHEN) CORPORATION (Shenzhen, China).

2006 Established IDEC( BEIJING) CORPORATION( Beijing, China).
2012 Established IDEC ASIA ( THAILAND) CO,LTD.
2013 Opened the New Head Office in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
Completed the Amagasaki Plant and moved the Kyoto Plant's production functions there.
Made IDEC DATALOGIC Co., Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary and changed trade name to IDEC AUTO-ID SOLUTIONS CORPORATION.
Made CONET CO., LTD. a wholly-owned subsidiary. (current IDEC FACTORY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION)
2017 Made MMI Technologies and APEM SAS a wholly-owned subsidiary. (current APEM Group)
Made Welcat Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary. (Welcat Inc. joined IDEC AUTO-ID SOLUTIONS in a merger in 2020)

Made TOKYO SENSOR CO., LTD. a wholly-owned subsidiary.
(TOKYO SENSOR CO., LTD. joined IDEC in a merger in 2019)