Milestones

INDIAN

OVERSEAS

Jan 1985

Technical collaboration agreement with KOYO SEIKO LTD., JAPAN for manufacture of - Manual steering gear assemblies; Steering column assemblies

Oct 1987

Commencement of production

July 1992

Equity participation (8%) by KOYO

July 1995

Technical collaboration agreement with KOYO for manufacture of Power Steering Gear

May 1997

KOYO increases equity to 20.5%

Oct 1998

SONA STEERING SYSTEMS LTD. changed to SONA KOYO STEERING SYSTEMS LTD.

Dec 1998

Established plant in Chennai

Nov 2000

QS 9000 / ISO 9001

May 2002

ISO 14001

Nov 2003

Deming Award by JUSE, Japan

Dec 2003

TS 16949

Oct 2004

21% Equity participation in Fuji Autotech France

Nov 2005

Received Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Excellence Award

Apr 2007

Established plant at Dharuhera, Haryana

July 2007

TERI Environment Award

NEW JV'S

INDIAN

OVERSEAS

July 2007

JTEKT-Sona Automotive India Ltd. (JSAI)

Sep 2007

Sona-Fuji Kiko India Ltd (SFAI)

Jan 2008

TPM Excellence Award

Mar 2010

US Patent for Torque Sensor for EPAM

Aug 2010

Arjan Stampings Ltd. renamed as Sona Stampings Ltd.

Sep 2010

US Patent for Electric Power Assist Motor (EPAM)

Feb 2011

Production starts at SKSSL Sanand, Gujarat plant