|1946||Starting as a plant of Nakajima Aircraft Hamamatsu manufactory, it became a factory of Fuji Industry Co., Ltd. after the war and started to produce Rhythm Sewing Machine.|
|1960||Started manufacturing the automotive parts for Prince Motor Co., Ltd.|
|1961||Separated from Prince Motor Co., Ltd. and newly inaugurated business as Rhythm Friend Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Capital : 100 million yen, 100% owned by Prince Motor Co., Ltd.)|
|1966||Became an affiliate of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. as a result of the merger of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Prince Motor Co., Ltd.|
|1967||The Company changed its name to Rhythm Motor Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and focuses on producing vital safety parts for Nissan automobiles, along with the increased production volume promoted by Nissan.
Purchased 100,000sq.m of land in Gokyucho, Hamamatsu City to be used for factory grounds. The plant was established after 6-phases of construction work. (Building area : 18,258sq.m)
|1976||The capital was increased to 400 million yen.|
|1980||Head office was completed. (2,256sq.m)|
|1983||Technical cooperation with Alfred Teves of Germany.|
|1985||Assistance agreement with Heng Ton Machinery Co., Ltd. of Taiwan.
Assistance agreement with Mic Auto Ancillaries of India.
|1989||Awarded with the NQC(Nissan Quality Control) Prize.|
|1990||Established Rhythm Kyushu, Co., Ltd.|
|1991||The Company changed its name to Rhythm Corporation.|
|1993||Established Rhythm Inasa, Co., Ltd.
Assistance agreement with Tamp Auto Parts Industrial Co., Ltd.
|1995||Assistance agreement with Samjin Precision Work Co., Ltd.|
|1996||Established Big Bend Technology, Inc. of U.S.A.|
|1998||Established Rhythm North America Corporation of U.S.A.|
|1999||Awarded for TPM Excellence-first category.|
|2001||ISO14001 certification acquired.|
|2002||2nd building completed at BBT.
All shares transferred to J.P. Morgan Partners.
|2003||JIT production system introduced.
BBT became a wholly-owned subsidiary.
|2004||All stocks transferred to the Carlyle Group.|
|2005||Registered ISO / TS16949.
Established RHYTHM GUANGZHOU CORPORATION of China (RGC)
|2006||BBT changed its name to RNA|
|2007||All stocks transferred to THK CO., LTD.
Established THK RHYTHM (THAILAND) CO., LTD. of Thailand.
|2010||The Company changed its name to THK RHYTHM CO., LTD.|
|2011||Established THK RHYTHM (CHANGZHOU) CO., LTD. of China.
Acquired TRW's Asia Pacific L&S Business (TRMS).
|2012||Established THK RHYTHM MEXICANA S.A.DE.C.V. of MEXICO.|
|2014||THK RHYTHM KYUSHU is unified to the head office, and it is considered as the Kyushu Plant.|