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1925 The late Heishiro Ikeda established Ikeda Musen Denki Seisakujo.
1929 Company reorganized and renamed Showa Musen Kogyo Kabushiki Gaisha.
Employees at the time of the establishment (1929)
Our founder, Mr. Heishiro Ikeda, is second from the left in the back row.
1937 The company's Olympic 680 type dynamic 4-sphere receiver was awarded a prize at the first competitive exhibition held by the Japan Radio Association.

Olympic Model 680 Receiver (1937)

View of parts assembly(1954)
1962 Listed on the second section of the Tokyo stock exchange (Capital 100 million yen).
1963 Toyama Factory, currently Toyama Works, established.
1970 Ibaraki Factory, currently Hitachi Works, established.
1973 Terutaka Ikeda inaugurated as President and COO.
Establishment of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. in America, and SMK Europe N.V., currently SMK Electronics (Europe) Limited, in Belgium.
1976 Showa Ikeda Memorial Foundation established.
1978 Listed on the first section of the Tokyo stock exchange.
SMK Electronics (H.K.) Ltd. established in Hong Kong.
1979 SMK Electronics (H.K.) Ltd. Singapore Office, currently SMK Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd., established in Singapore.
1981 Swiss franc convertible bonds issued (first time).
Student essays accepted for the First Showa Ikeda Prize Competition.
1982 SMK Manufacturing, Inc. established in America.
1984 Completed construction of the current Head Office building.
SMK Philosophy and Action Guidelines established.
New Toyama Factory, currently Toyama Works, established. (Part of the Toyama Technopolis Plan.)
1985 Changed the company name to SMK Corporation.
First SMK technology exposition held.

New company name plate unveiling ceremony(1985)

The first SMK technology exposition(1985)
1987 Established SMK (U.K.) Ltd. in U.K.
1988 SMK Electronica S.A. de C.V. established in Mexico, and IRI SMK Corporation, currently SMK Korea Co.,Ltd., in Korea.
1989 SMK Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. established in Malaysia.
1991 Toyama Technology Center established.
1994 SMK Dongguan Gaobu Factory, currently SMK Electronics (Dongguan) Co.,Ltd., established in China.
1995 SMK Europe N.V., U.K. Branch established in U.K.
1996 SMK Electronics (Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd. established in China.
1997 SMK Europe N.V., Munich Office established in Germany.
1998 SMK Electronics (Phils.) Corporation established in Philippines.
SMK Europe N.V., France Office established in France.
1999 Gate City Office established in Osaki, Tokyo.
2000 SMK Hungary Kft. established in Hungary.
2001 Construction of the SMK Electronics (Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd. new factory completed.
Construction of the SMK Electronics (Phils.) Corporation new factory completed.
2002 Tetsuya Nakamura assumed the President and COO of the company.
Operation at SMK Hungary Kft. Started.
2005 Establishment of SMK Electronics Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. in China.
2006 Establishment of SMK Electronics lNT’L Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. Beijing Office in China.
2007 Acquisition of remote control units business segments of Interlink Electronics, Inc.
2009 SMK Electronics Technology Development (Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd. established.
2010 Establishment of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. ,Detroit Office.
SMK Electronics (Phils.) Corporation factory extended.
2011 Acquisition of Movea’s Gyration segments.
2012 Establishment of SMK Electronics INT’L Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Qingdao Office in China.
Yasumitsu Ikeda inaugurated as President and COO.
Establishment of SMK Electronics (Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd. Chongqing Office in China.
Establishment of SMK Europe N.V., Dusseldorf Branch in Germany.
2013 Relocation and integration of SMK Electronics S.A. de C.V. and start of a One-site Operation.
2014 Establishment of SMK Europe N.V., London Office in U.K.
Establishment of SMK Eletrônica Brasil Ltda, São Paulo Office in Brazil.
Establishment of SMK Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd. Thailand Representative Office in Thailand.
2015 Ninetieth Anniversary.
SMK Europe Group moved its head office functions to Ireland, starting operation at SMK Electronics (Europe) Limited.
SMK Electronics (Phils.) Corporation opened second factory.
Ninth SMK technology exposition, “SMK TEXPO 2015” held.
Acquisition of MITEC.

The ninth SMK technology
2016 Singapore Design Center established.
Toyama Works enlarged.
Fortieth Anniversary of Showa Ikeda Memorial Foundation.
2017 SMK Electronics Technology Development (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. Relocated.
2018 SMK Electronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. Relocated.
2019 Consolidated FC and TP Divisions to form SCI Division.