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History

1943
Foundation of Ryobi Limited [Japanese name: Ryobi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.]
1944
Die Castings
Opening ceremony was held, and manufacturing and sales of die cast products inaugurated
1954
Began manufacturing of plastic die cast products
1961
Stock listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange
  
  
Printing Equipment
Began manufacturing offset printing presses
1962
Die Castings
Launched Kanbara Plant [presently called Shizuoka Plant]
1963
Builders' Hardware
Began manufacturing and sales of door closers
1966
Die Castings
Founded Mirasaka Industries, Co. [presently called Ryobi Mirasaka Co.]
  
  
Die Castings
Founded Mitsugi Industries, Co. [presently called Ryobi Mitsugi Co.]
  
  
Began manufacturing and sales of fishing tackle ( Sold its business in September 2000 )
1968
Power Tools
Began manufacturing of power tools
1970
Printing Equipment
Kobundo Co. [later called Ryobi Imagix Co.] joined the Ryobi Group
1971
Power Tools
Towa Electric Ind. Co., Ltd. [presently called Ryobi Sales Co.] joined the Ryobi Group
1973
Changed company name to Ryobi Limited (in Japan)
  
  
Founded Ryobi Land Development Ltd. for golf course management
1975
Introduced corporate identity system (CIS)
1983
Began manufacturing and sales of golfing goods ( Discontinued in May 2002 )
1985
Die Castings
Founded Sheller-Ryobi Corp. [presently called Ryobi Die Casting (USA), Inc.] in U.S.A.
  
  
Die Castings
Founded Ikuno Co.
1989
Die Castings
Tokyo Light Alloy Co., Ltd. joined the Ryobi Group
1990
Die Castings
Founded Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK), Limited in Northern Ireland
  
  
Established the Ryobi Environmental Preservation Committee
1994
Power Tools   Builders' Hardware
Founded Ryobi Dalian Machinery Co., Ltd. in China
  
  
Reviewed its corporate identity system (CIS) and adopted a new corporate logo and colors
2000
Power Tools
Sold power tools and lawn and garden equipment businesses in North America
2001
Power Tools
Sold power tools business in Europe
2002
Power Tools
Sold power tools business in Oceania
2003
Established the Ryobi Compliance Committee
2004
Established a nonprofit organization (NPO), the Ryobi Social Contribution Foundation
2005
Die Castings
Founded Ryobi Die Casting Dalian Co., Ltd. in China
2007
Die Castings
Founded RDCM, S. de R.L. de C.V. in Mexico
2008
Established the Ryobi CSR Promotion Committee
Established the Ryobi Risk Management Committee
2010
Die Castings
Founded Ryobi Die Casting Changzhou Co., Ltd. in China
2011
Die Castings
Founded Ryobi Die Casting (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand
2012
Printing Equipment
Ryobi Imagix Co. was merged into Ryobi Limited
2014
Printing Equipment
Joint venture RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd. commenced operations
Die Castings
Founded Ryobi (Shanghai) Sales, Ltd. in China