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 Founded Asahi Sangyo Co. as an insurance agency
[Power Tools] Began manufacturing of power tools
1970 [Printing Equipment] Kobundo Co. [later called Ryobi Imagix Co.] joined the Ryobi Group (merged into Ryobi Limited in April 2012)
1971 [Power Tools] Towa Electric Ind. Co., Ltd. [later called Ryobi Sales Co.] joined the Ryobi Group (transferred to the Kyocera Group in January 2018)
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 lkuno 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 (transferred part of its shares to the Kyocera Group in January 2018)
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
2010 [Die Castings] Founded Ryobi Die Casting Changzhou Co., Ltd. in China
2011 [Die Castings] Founded Ryobi Die Casting (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand
2014 [Printing Equipment] Joint venture RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd. commenced operations
[Die Castings] Founded Ryobi (Shanghai) Sales, Ltd. in China
2017 Founded Ryobi Life Services Ltd., which took over the operation of Ryobi Nursery School (founded in 1967)
2018 [Power Tools] Transferred the power tools business to the Kyocera Group
[Die Castings] Hoei Industries Co., Ltd. joined the Ryobi Group
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