History

2020

  • Integrated the business of safety products etc. of Starlite Products, Inc.

2019

  • Established Starlite Automotive USA, Inc.

2018

  • Obtained IATF 16949 certification for Hiroshima Plant.

2017

  • Established Yamaguchi Starlite Co., Ltd. Co., Ltd.
  • Opened Chengdu Office of Starlite Plastic Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

2016

  • Started operation of Starlite Creative Center in Hiroshima Established Starlite
  • Roechling Automotive Co., Ltd. as a joint
  • venture with Röchling Automotive SE & Co. KG.

2014

Established Starlite Mexico S.A. de C.V. in Querétaro, Mexico.

2013

  • Opened Guangzhou Office of Starlite Plastic Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
  • Opened Bangkok Office of Thai Starlite Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

2012

Established Starlite Global Investment Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.

2009

  • Formed a technical tie-up with Röchling Automotive SE & Co. KG.
  • Newly built a mold plant of Starlite Plastic Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

2004

Opened STARLITE Cafe & Gallery in Ritto Plant.

2002

Newly built a phenol-based high performance products plant in Starlite Plastic Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

1997

Completed construction of Technical Center in Ritto Plant.

1996

Formulation 「STARLITE Values」

1993

Established Starlite Plastic Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. in Jiangsu, China.

1991

Established Sunlite Co., Ltd. in Hofu, Yamaguchi as a joint venture with Mitajiri Chemical Industry, Co., Ltd.

1989

Completed construction of head office building in Osaka

1988

  • Newly built an S-Bear plant in Ritto Plant.
  • Established Thai Starlite Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and newly built an injection molding plant in Chachoengsao, Thailand.
  • Established Star Cade Inc. (Michigan, USA) as a joint venture with Cascade Engineering Inc. (USA).

1985

Newly built a clean injection molding plant for transparent sheet at Ritto Plant.

1984

  • Started operation of Nasu Plant to produce Office Automation parts.

1982

Developed and started production of S-Bear (miniature precision parts).

1974

Started operation of Hiroshima Plant to produce automotive interior/exterior parts.

1973

Completed construction of Ritto Laboratory (later integrated into the present Technical Center).

1968

  • Established John Crane Japan Inc. as a joint venture with Crane Packing Co. (currently John Crane Inc.), USA.
  • Newly built a large-scale SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) molding plant (first in Japan) and a mold producing plant in Ritto Plant.

1967

Established Starlite Products, Inc.

1964

Established Star Driving School in Ritto Plant

1963

Completed construction of Tokuan Laboratory.

1962

Newly built an injection molding plant, and started production of engineering plastics parts in Ritto Plant.

1961

  • Started operation of housing related product using FRP at Ritto Plant.

1956

Newly built fluoride and fiber reinforced based plastic products at Tokuan Plant.

1952

Developed the first plastic helmet (first in Japan).

1949

  • Started operation of Tokuan Plant in Osaka, and established an integrated production system from raw materials to finished parts that can produce multilayered phenolic polymer parts.

1941

Succeeded in development of phenolic polymer laminated molded parts for steel rolling mill (first in Japan).

1938

Started production of phenolic polymer parts.

1936

Founded the Company.
  • Marine fender

    Marine fender

    2010s
  • LED Lamp

    LED Lamp

    2010s
  • Sub Tank

    Sub Tank

    1990s
  • Crutch Brake

    Crutch Brake

    1990s
  • S-Bear toner seal

    S-Bear toner seal

    1990s
  • S-Bear peel off claws for page printers

    S-Bear peel off
    claws for
    page printers

    1990s
  • Cowl Grill

    Cowl Grill

    1980s
  • Underfloor Storage Container

    Underfloor Storage
    Container

    1970s
  • Family Bathtub

    Family Bathtub

    1960s
  • Marine Rudder Bearings

    Marine
    Rudder Bearings

    1950s
  • Helmet honored with the Emperor’s inspection (First Japanese plastic helmet)

    Helmet honored
    with the Emperor’s
    inspection
    (First Japanese
    plastic helmet)

    1950s
  • Starlite Metal aprons and wipers for steel rolling mill

    Starlite Metal
    aprons and wipers
    for steel
    rolling mill

    1940s

History Gallery

2017 Yamaguchi Plant (Yamaguchi Starlite Co., Ltd.) established as a production facility for Mobility Business.
2017 Exhibition Space with lineup of products renewed at Head Office
2016 Starlite Creative Center (currently, Development Center) established to develop the automotive parts of next-generation.
2013 4th plant in Thai Starlite established to expand R&D capabilities in Southeast Asia
1997 R&D Center completed for disseminating technologies.
1993 Starlite Plastic Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. established in Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province, China.
1965 The ceremony for putting a soul of the Bell of Peace and Love in Ritto Plant.
1963 the first shipment was made in front of the molding plant at Tokuan Plant "Let’s go"
In front of "Bell of Peace and Love" at Wakaba Dormitory in Ritto Plant
Opening Ceremony of Star Driving School in Ritto Plant property
First domestic phenolic resin helmets manufactured at Tokuan Plant
Tokuan Plant, a JIS Certified Factory, quite rare in those days
1961 Groundbreaking ceremony at Ritto Plant
1950 Working in friendly atmosphere at Tokuan Plant Office