What Kind of Company is Takata?
We launched our operations in 1933, as a maker of woven textile fabrics. In the 1950s, we began to develop seat belts for automobiles, and after that, we developed airbags, child restraint systems and additional safety products. To prevent the rise in the number of accidents accompanying the progress of motorization, Takata has worked to achieve its dream of “a society with zero fatalities from traffic accidents” by improving automotive safety systems.
At present, we have 46 plants in 17 countries around the world and have put into place integrated systems for development, production, and sales. Takata is a specialized supplier of automotive safety systems and provide automobile safety components to our customers. In 1977, we became the first company in Japan to begin the full-scale manufacturing and marketing of child restraint systems, Takata enjoys a strong reputation for safety around the globe.
Takata´s Worldwide Business Network
In the 1980s, Takata first expanded markets outside Japan. We are structuring an integrated framework for development, procurement, manufacturing and sales that operates on a self-reliant basis in all three key regions of the globe; Asia (including Japan), the Americas, and Europe.
As an independent supplier of automotive safety components and systems Takata has relationships globally with the world’s leading automakers in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
In its R&D centers in Japan, the Americas, and Germany, Takata is engaged in the development of new safety products. Currently, we are emphasizing efforts to further develop total safety systems. We continue working on systems to protect passengers directly: like seat belts, airbags, and child restraints (passive safety) as well as new systems to prevent accidents from occurring in the first place (active safety).