COMPANY HISTORY

1917

On 25th December, separated from the machinery department of C.Itoh & Co. (Currently known as ITOCHU Corporation and Marubeni Corporation) and "Osaka Automobile Co., Ltd." was established in Koraibashi 2 chome, Higashi-ku(Currently known as Chuo-ku), Osaka as its affiliated company.
Selling imported cars and imported car parts as the first automobile company in Osaka.

The office building in the prewar period
1922

Left the Itochu Corporation group to form independent company. Business focused on sale of automotive parts and accessories.

1927

Set a trademark "SPIKE Mark"

1928

OEM supply to GM Japan Ltd.

"SPIKE" mark
1930

Started exporting automotive parts.

1935

OEM supply of parts for Toyoda "A1 type" to Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. (the predecessor of the current Toyota Motor Corporation).

1939

Established "Daido Machinery Industry Co., Ltd." by merging with Harada Style Automatic Loom Co., Ltd.

Shanghai branch office
1945

Company name changed to "Daido Kogyo Co., Ltd."

1949

Separated Harada Style Automatic Loom Co., Ltd.

1950

Company name changed to "Daido Enterprise Co., Ltd."

Daido Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Tosabori, Nishi-ku, Osaka)
1964

Completion of new headquarters building. (Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka)

Mr. Chubei Itoh, the founder of our company, visited.
1971

Taking over all business of Neto Motor Co., Ltd.
First Selected by the Osaka Regional Taxation Bureau as a model self-auditing corporation.

1973

Established "Kansai Auto Parts Distribution Center" in Osaka Nanko area through a joint investment.

Kansai Auto Parts Distribution Center
1980

Established a subsidiary in Singapore.

1989

Long-term vision, "The Road toward Being Top-Class Businesspersons", started.

Neon sign of the headquarters building
1990

Established a subsidiary in the Netherlands.
Absorbed imported car parts business of Asahi & Co. and opened Distribution Center of Import Car Parts.

1991

Merger of "Yonago Daido Jiko Co., Ltd."

1992

Company name changed to "SPK Corporation".

1995

New registration of shares in the over-the-counter market (over-the-counter trading for shares)

1997

Established a subsidiary in Malaysia.

Neon sign of the headquarters building
2000

Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

2003

Designated on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Acquisition of all shares of "Maruyasu Shokai Co., Ltd."

2005

Established a subsidiary in Thailand.

2007

Upgraded the representative office in Guangzhou, China to a subsidiary.

Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stcock Exchange
2014

Acquisition of all shares of "Tanikawa Yuka Kogyo Co., Ltd."

2015

Established a subsidiary in Houston, USA.

2016

Acquisition of all shares of "Nippon Trans Pacific Corp."(USA).
Joined "NEXUS", a global distribution network for automotive parts.

2020

Established "SPK USA Holdings Inc."(USA).

Tanikawa Yuka Kogyo Co., Ltd., chemical manufacturer
2021

"VISION 2030" and "Mid-term Management Plan (2021-2023)" started.
Acquisition of all shares of "Car Beauty Pro Co.,Ltd."
Acquisition of all shares of "Del Auto Co., Ltd."

2022

Designated on the Prime Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Established SPK group logo mark.

SPK group logo mark