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ZAMA Full History

Jul 1952 - Shinagawa Diecasting Co. Ltd. Founded in Shinagawa City Tokyo, Japan. 20 employees.

Jun 1955 - Start of production of zinc carburetor bodies for automotive customers.

Jul 1962 - Moved To Zama City Kanagawa Prefecture near Yokohama, Japan. 50 employees.

Jan 1967 - Started aluminum diecasting.

May 1971 - First exports of diecastings to USA.

Jul 1975 - Started the carburetor business. 200 employees.

Sep 1981 - USA Zama, Inc. Founded in Torrance, California.

Sep 1982 - Started the diecast tooling business.

Apr 1985 - Iwate, Japan factory opened. 250 employees.

Apr 1986 - Zama Europe founded.

May 1987 - Started machined diecastings business.

Mar 1989 - Zama Industries, Hong Kong factory opened. 300 employees.

Nov 1990 - USA Zama Franklin, TN. facility opened.

Aug 1991 - Opened second factory in Iwate, Japan. 400 employees.

Nov 1991 - XILI China factory opened. 450 employees.

Aug 1993 - Closed Zama City factory.

Jul 1995 - Opened second XILI China factory. 700 employees.

Dec 1995 - Zama Japan founded in Iwate, Japan.

Aug 1997 - USA Zama, Inc. expansion completed.

Nov 1997 - Opened third XILI China factory. 850 employees.

Jul 1999 - UZ expansion Completed.

Feb 2000 - Closed Zama Europe.

Apr 2000 - Opened fourth XILI China factory. 1000 employees Added Engineering at XILI

2003 - Production of first oil pump.

2008 - Owner changed to STIHL AG.

2012 - Production of first electronic carburetor.

2013 - Acquisition of USA Zama, Inc.

2013 - Production of first solenoid valve.

2014 - Founding of ZAMA Precision Manufacturing Philippines LTD.

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