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.