History of Former Furukawa-Sky Aluminum

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1910 Started research of aluminum electric wire.
1921 Started research and pilot production of duralumin.
1933 Completed construction of plant for manufacturing aluminum plate in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture.
1961 Completed construction of general extrusion plant in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture.
Dec. 1964 Established SKY Aluminum Co., Ltd. through a joint venture of Showa Denko K.K., Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (USA), and Yawata Steel Works (currently NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION).
Apr. 1967 Completed construction of rolling plant in Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture.
Jul. 1968 Completed construction of plant specializing in extrusion in Omihachiman, Shiga Prefecture.
May 1983 Completed construction of strip rolling factory in Mikuni, Fukui Prefecture.
Picture of The Fukui Works at the time of completion
The Fukui Works at the time of completion
Jan. 1998 Initiated aluminum business tie-up between Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Sky Aluminum Co., Ltd.
Mar. 1998 Established PT. Furukawa Indal Aluminum in Indonesia.
Apr. 2000 Established Unifus Aluminum Co., Ltd. through merging the aluminum business sales divisions at Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Sky Aluminium Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2003 Established Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp. through merging the companies’ aluminum businesses.
Dec. 2003 Established ACE Corp. by combining three coil center plants.
Oct. 2004 Started operation of 15,000 ton hot-forging press, one of the largest of its kind in Japan.
Picture of 15,000 ton hot-forging press
15,000 ton hot-forging press
Apr. 2005 Acquired Unifus Aluminum Co., Ltd.
May 2005 Established Furukawa-Sky Aluminum (Tianjin) Corp., a locally incorporated subsidiary in China.
Dec. 2005 Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Jan. 2006 Established Furukawa-Sky Aluminum (Vietnam) Inc.
Feb. 2007 Jointly established AFSEL S.A., in Greece.
Oct. 2008 Capital participation in Korea’s Choil Aluminum Co. Ltd.
Mar. 2009 Capital participation in UK’s Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd.
Jan. 2010 Capital participation in China’s Ruyuan Dong Yang Guang Fine Foil Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2010 Established Furukawa-Sky Aluminum (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Picture of New plant in Thailand
New plant in Thailand
Aug. 2010 Established Furukawa-Sky (Shangai) Aluminum Corp., in China.
Aug. 2011 Jointly acquired shares with five companies including Sumitomo Light Metal Industries, Ltd. in U.S. rolled aluminum sheet manufacturer and supplier Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc.
Dec. 2011 Established Furukawa-sky (Wuxi) Aluminum Products Co., Ltd., in China.
Mar. 2012 Began construction of aluminum rolling factory in Thailand.