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History of Japan Vilene

1960

Establishment of Japan Vilene Co., Ltd. (Capital: 120 million yen)

1961

Completion of Shiga Factory

1970

Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

1972

Completion of Tokyo Factory

1976

Establishment of Nouvil Co., Ltd.
(Current Vilene Create Co., Ltd.)

1980

Establishment of Freudenberg & Vilene International Ltd. <Hong Kong>

1983

Establishment of VIAM Manufacturing, Inc. <U.S.A.・LA>
Establishment of Hikotomi Industrial Co., Ltd.

1984

Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

1985

Establishment of Pacific Giken Co., Ltd.

1986

Establishment of Viclean Co., Ltd.

1989

Establishment of Taiwan Vilene Nonwoven Co., Ltd. <Taiwan>
(Current Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.)

1990

Opening of Research & Development Center
(Current Central Reseach Laboratory)

1994

Establishment of Vilene Ibaraki Service Co., Ltd.
(Current VIS Co., Ltd.)

1995

Establishment of Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. <China>
Shiga Factory and Tokyo Factory each receive ISO9002 certification

1996

Shiga Factory and Tokyo Factory each receive ISO9001 certification

1997

Establishment of Freudenberg Vitech Ltd. Partnership <U.S.A.>
Acquisition of Oyama Chemical Co., Ltd.

1998

Establishment of Korea Vilene Co., Ltd. <Korea>
Establishment of VIAM (TN) Ltd. Partnership <U.S.A.>
(Current VIAM Manufacturing, Inc.)
Shiga Factory and Tokyo Factory each receive ISO14001 certification

2001

Establishment of VIAM Holding, Inc. <U.S.A.>
Establishment of Korea Filtertek Co., Ltd. <Korea>
(Current Korea Filtration Technologies Co., Ltd.)

2004

Establishment of Tianjin VIAM Automotive Products Co., Ltd. <China>

2005

Establishment of Freudenberg & Vilene Interlinings (Nantong) Co., Ltd. <China>

2007

Establishment of Japan VIAM Co., Ltd.

2008

Consolidation of three VIAM group companies in the US into VIAM Manufacturing, Inc. <U.S.A.・TN>
Establishment of Freudenberg & Vilene Filter (Thailand) Co., Ltd. <Thailand>

2011

Establishment of VICAM Inc. <U.S.A.>
Acquisition of VITECH Manufacturing L.P. <U.S.A.>

2012

Establishment of Freudenberg & Vilene Filter (Chengdu) Co., Ltd .<China>
Establishment of VIAM Manufacturing Mexico S.A. de C.V. <Mexico>

2013

Establishment of VIAM Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.<Thailand>
Acquisition of Oshitari Laboratory, Inc.

2014

Opening of Kyushu Sales Office

2015

Opening of Fukuyama Sales Office
Delisted from the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Became a wholly-owned subsidiary of FT Holdings, Freudenberg SE and Toray Industries, Inc.

2016

Establishment of VITECHMEX NONWOVENS S.A. de C.V. <Mexico>
Became a joint-venture company held by Freudenberg SE (75%) and Toray Industries, Inc. (25%).

2018

Acquisition of Hanns GLASS GmbH & Co. KG <Germany>

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