Group History



Jan 1918 Kitamura Wazo founded in Kyoto, Japan
Jun 1950 Establishment of Kitamura Plating Ind. Co.
Jan 1969 Registered as JIS factory
Apr 1969 Restructured as a Limited company Kitamura Plating Co., Ltd.
Aug 1970 Setting up of Kagoshima Plant of Metek Kyushu Co., Ltd.
Nov 1981 Establishment of Gunma Plant of Metek Kanto Co., Ltd.
Feb 1984 Incorporation of Shin Kitami Co., Ltd.
Nov 1984 Setting up of Shinko Lead Mikk Co., Ltd.
Nov 1986 Metek Kitamura (M) Sdn Bhd become operational
Nov 1987 Miyazaki Plant of Metek Kyushu Co., Ltd. was operated
Jan 1989 Kitamura Plating Co., Ltd. renamed as Metek Kitamura Co., Ltd
Aug 1993 Metek Kitamura Co., Ltd. Hokkai Plant was operated in Hokkaido
Sep 1995 Metek Kitamura (Thailand) Co. Ltd. become operational
Mar 1996 MKM achieved MS ISO 9002 certification.
May 2000 MKM achieved MS ISO 14001 Certification
Aug 2011 Setting up of Tokushima Plant Co.Ltd
Dec 2012 MKM achieved TS 16949 Certification