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JST Mfg. Co., Ltd. was established in 1957.
Since then, our reputation for innovation and excellence has kept JST as one of
the top ten connector manufacturers in the world with annual sales of
approximately \100.0 billion.

JST Group has a global network of production sites, R&D facilities, and service centers.
Our buisiness philosophy is to provide you with the most reliable, technologically
advanced and cost-efficient products.


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As our company name implies, Solderless Terminal, has real significance.

When JST was established in 1957, we were Japan's first manufacturer and distributor of Solderless Terminals.

Our founder Mr. Teiji Takahashi named it as Acchaku-Tanshi, which is used in Japanese Industrial Standard, JIS.

JST's technology of electrical connections, acquired by mass-production of Solderless Terminals, has continued
to evolve dynamically, thanks to the development of the electronics industry in Japan.

The same technology has been used for chain terminals and diversified connectors as well as wire terminating
tools and machines.

Many of the products that we make connectors for have been made more and more compact over the years.

Ultra thin PC connector for PC memory card, 0.5mm pitch board-to-board connector JMD, 0.5mm pitch FFC
(Flexible Flat Cable)/FPC(Flexible Printed Circuit) connector FLZ and many other connectors have been
developed and manufactured to comply with the various needs of the market.

JST's connectors have often enabled these dramatic improvements in size and function.
JST has an In-House Production System, from R&D of the product to the final manufacturing process.
We are geared towards total efficiency, serving with high productivity, and micron-level precision.

History of J.S.T. group
A.D. History
1957
・Established J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd. and opened Kurayoshi Factory.
・The first Solderless Terminals/Splice of domestic made was manufactured there.
1958
・Opened Tokyo Sales Office.
1962
・Opened Nagoya Sales Office.
・Established J.S.T. Electronics Industry Co., Ltd. and opened Tsuyama Factory.
1963
・Main products registered to UL standard of U.S.A. (Next to top in Japan).
1964
・Established J.S.T. Trading Co., Ltd.
1965
・Established Urayasu Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and opened Urayasu Factory.
1967
・Opened Fukuoka Sales Office.
・Opened Osaka Sales Office, independent of Sales Dept. of Head Office.
1969
・Established Shimane Electric Co., Ltd. and opened Ooda Factory.
・Reorganized sales offices into J.S.T. Sales Co., Ltd.
・Started to manufacture chain terminals to distribute electric/electronic industry.
1970
・Uninsulated Solderless Terminal of JST was authorized to indicate the first JIS mark in Japan.
1971
・Opened Kurayoshi Sales Office.
1972
・Opened Engineering Center in Osaka.
・Started to manufacture JST's first crimp type connector, V connector, to distribute to electronic industry.
1973
・Opened Hiroshima Sales Office.
・Started to manufacture wire-to-wire connector, L connector.
1974
・To comply with demand of high density mount on PC board, started to manufacture multiple circuits
wire-to-board connector, SHF connector.
1975
・Established J.S.Terminal Corp. of America (J.S.T. Corporation of today) in U.S.A.
1977
・Established J.S.T. Europe N.V. in Belgium.
1979
・Opened Misasa Factory.
・Started to manufacture NR connector as the first Insulation Displacement Connector of JST.
Started to manufacture RA connector as the first Industrial Equipment Connector.
1980
・Opened Production Engineering Center.
1981
・Established J.S.T. Espana S.A. in Barcelona, Spain.
・Opened Innosho Plant.
1982
・Established J.S.T. (U.K.) Ltd. in United Kingdom.
1983
・Opened Nishi-Kurayoshi Plant.
Mr. Teiji Takahashi, founder of JST, was awarded Commandeur de L'Ordre de Leopold II by the King of
Belgium in recognition of contribution to Belgium economy.
1984
・Established J.S.T. Electronic Components Co., Ltd. and opened Utsunomiya Plant.
・Opened Utsunomiya Sales Office.
・Established J.S.T. Components (S) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.
・Established J.S.T. Deutschland GmbH in Germany.
1985
・Opened Oohara Factory.
・Started to manufacture EMI shielded D-subminiature J series connector to distribute to Industrial
Equipment market.
1987
・J.S.Terminal Corp. of America was changed its name to J.S.T. Corporation.
・Opened Nagano Sales Office.
・Established J.S.T. France S.A. in France.
・Started to manufacture D-subminiature JK series.
・Developed ZR connector, the world first 1.5mm pitch Insulation Displacement Connector to meet the
demand of ultra high density mount on PC board.
1989
・Established J.S.T. (H.K.) Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong.
・Opened J.S.T. France S.A. in Vitry-le-Francois, France.
・Opened Nishi-Tokyo Sales Office.
1990
・Opened Tokyo Engineering Center A.
1991
・Established J.S.T. Components (Malaysia) SDN. BHD. in Malaysia.
1992
・Opened American Engineering Center (AEC) in USA.
・Developed PC card connector / D type, 0.5mm pitch, 88circuits and SMT type.
1993
・Opened Singapore Engineering Center (SPEC) in Singapore.
・Opened Engineering Center Europe (ECE) in Germany.
・Obtained ISO9002 approval (Nishi-Kurayoshi Plant, Kurayoshi Factory and Misasa Factory).
1994
・Osaka Sales Office moved to Joto-ku, Osaka-shi
・Established J.S.T. Italia S.R.L. in Italy.
・Established P.T. J.S.T. Batam in Indonesia.
・J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd., J.S.T. Sales Co., Ltd., J.S.T. Trading Co., Ltd.,
J.S.T. Electronic Products Mfg. Co., Ltd. and J.S.T. Electronic Components Co., Ltd. were merged
under the name of J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd..
1995
・J.S.T. Corporation established a plant in Chicago, USA.
・Started to manufacture SR connector, 1.0mm pitch disconnectable Insulation Displacement Connector.
1996
・Engineering Center Europe (ECE) moved to United Kingdom.
・Head Office moved to Joto-ku Osaka (same location as Osaka Sales Office is).
1997
・Urayasu Factory moved to Kurayoshi (in the site of Kurayoshi Factory).
・Started to manufacture SH/SHD connector, the world first 1.0mm pitch crimp style
disconnectable connector.
1998
・Established J.S.T. Sales America Co., Ltd.
・Established J.S.T. Electronics Co., Ltd. in Taiwan.
1999
・Established J.S.T. (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
・Established J.S.T.OESTERREICH GMBH
・Established J.S.T. MFG (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in China.
・Opened Kurayoshi Production Engineering Center.
2000
・Established J.S.T. (Korea) Co., Ltd.
・Opened Jakarta Plant.
2001
・Opened Yangsan Plant in Korea.
・Opened Shanghai Plant.
・Established JAPANESE SOLDERLESS TERMINALS S.R.O. in Czech.
・Opened Nagoya Engineering Center.
・Established J.S.T.IMPORT EUROPE N.V. in Belgium.
・Opened J.S.T. Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
・Opened the new plant in Shimane.

Nagoya Engineering Center
2002
・Opened Europe Automotive Engineering Center (EAEC) in Paris, France.
・Established J.S.T. SALES KOREA Co., Ltd. in Korea.
2003
・Opened J.S.T. (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.-Dalian Office in Dalian, China.
2004
・Established J.S.T. Brasil Electronica Ltda.
・Opened Nishi-Kurayoshi Training Center.

Nishi-Kurayoshi Training Center
2005
・Established J.S.T. R&D Center Korea Co.,Ltd.
・Established J.S.T. R&D Center Deutschland Gmbh.
2006
・Opened Tsuyama Distribution Center.
2007
・Established JST Group - JRDP S.A.S.U.
・Established J.S.T. R&D Center Shanghai Co.,Ltd.
・Opened Malaysia Plant (N,I,U,S).

Malaysia Plant(N)

Malaysia Plant(I)

Malaysia Plant(U)

Malaysia Plant(S)
2008
・Opened Shanghai Plant new building

Shanghai Plant
2009
・Opened Tokyo Engineering Center B

Tokyo Engineering Center B
2013
・The new head quarters building has been completed at; Doshomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city.

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