1948ARRKARAKI SEISAKUSHO established in Abeno-Ku, Osaka-Shi, as a manufacturer of wooden products
1966ShapersCreation of company SERMO (currently SHAPERS?), as tools manufacturer, in France
1967P+ZCompany establishes technical office for the aviation and aerospace industry in Munich by Mr. Peters.
1968ARRKOSAKA DESIGN MODEL CENTER established in Higashi-sumiyoshi-Ku, Osaka-Shi, for manufacturing industrial models.
1974P+ZConversion into the Peters & Zabransky Ingenieursgesellschaft m.b.H.
1974P+ZExpansion of range of services to the automotive industry
1978ShapersFirst bumpers produced by injection at SERMO (Renault 9)
1981P+ZUse of the first CAD-Systems.
1986P+ZCAE & Simulation department established.
1988ARRKDesign Model Manufacturing Thailand (currently ARRK Corporation (Thailand) [ARRK Thailand]) established in Bangkok, Thailand
1989ARRKMerged 7 companies and formed ARRK CORPORATION. Merged overseas subsidiaries and formed 2 companies (listed on the right)
1989ARRKFounding ARRK Creative Network (currently ARRK Product Development Group U.S.A. [ARRK U.S.A.])
1989ARRKARRK Europe established (currently ARRK Product Development Group Limited [ARRK U.K.])
1992P+ZSale of the Peters & Zabransky GmbH to the English OMI group of companies.
1996ARRKARRK Corporation (Malaysia) [ARRK Malaysia] established by ARRK Thailand.
1997ShapersCreation of SERMO Polska
1998P+ZManagement Buy-out with the help of financial investor Primary Capital Limited (PCL).
2000ARRKJoint Company ARRK Shangent established by Shangent (Taiwan) and ARRK CORPORATION.
2000ARRKJoint Company ARRK Dison established by Dison (Taiwan) and ARRK CORPORATION.
2000P+ZP+Z Engineering GmbH open office in Stuttgart.
2001ARRKARRK PDG UK established business and capital ties with LCO (France) and Protomoule (France)
2001LCOLCO (France) and Protomoule (France) merged to form ARRK LCO Protomoule (France)
2001P+ZP+Z Engineering GmbH open office in Cologne.
2001SPGSPG Project Management company in the Netherlands established with a focus on providing injection moulded prototypes to the automotive market.
2002ARRKJoint Company SANKEI (Thailand) (currently SET THAILAND) established by Sankei Chem-Tech (currently Mold-Tech Japan) and ARRK Thailand.
2002ShapersCreation of SERMO India
2003SPGSPG launch & patent Pre-Tension Frame System for producing prototype injection moulded bumpers and instrument panels.
2004ARRKARRK PDG UK established business and capital ties with PCL Group (Germany). (currently P+Z Engineering GmbH)
2004P+ZEntry of today`s Japanese shareholder ARRK Corporation.
2004P+ZP+Z Engineering GmbH open office in Ingolstadt.
2004ShapersSERMO takes its first steps in China with the creation of a technical and sales office in Shanghai
2005ARRKAcquisition of Sermo by the ARRK Group. ARRK PDG U.K. established SERMO S.A.S. in Montaigu, France. (currently SHAPERS FRANCE). Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st section.
2005ARRKARRK Acquires 100% Engineering and Technical Staffing Service businesses of MSX International Limited UK.
2006P+ZSubsidiary S.C. ARRK R&D S.R.L. in Cluj-Napoca, Romania established.
2006SPGARRK Group acquires SPG. Company renamed SPG Pre-Series Tooling & Prototyping BV.
2007P+ZExpansion of the performance range to special and commercial vehicles industry, as well as machine building and plant manufacturing.
2007SPGSPG in the Netherlands relocates its office from Eindhoven to Weert.
2007SPGSPG collaborate with SERMO (now Shapers) for utilization of the Pre-Tension Frame. SPG’s 2700 Tons injection moulding machine moves from the Netherlands to Poland.
2007SPGSPG starts providing Dutch and German automotive markets with rapid prototypes produced by ARRK PDG UK.
2008P+ZReorganization of P+Z Engineering GmbH, as well as strategic expansion of the two areas of competence of Electrics & Electronics and Project & Quality Management.
2008SPGAs a result of closer ARRK company collaboration SPG starts utilizing ARRK's injection moulding capabilities in China, Taiwan and Canada to provide a wider range of prototypes and more optimal solution to the European automotive industry.
2008SPGSPG starts providing high quality prototypes to the European automotive markets by using the capabilities of ARRK Dison in Taiwan and China.
2009ShapersCreation of SHAPERS
2010AELARRK Research & Development Ltd (UK) and NPL Technologies Ltd (UK) merge into ARRK Europe Ltd in UK.
2010ARRKListed on JASDAQ market of Osaka Securities Exchange (currently JASDAQ market (Tokyo Securities Exchange)), as the JASDAQ Securities Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange are amalgamated.
2010P+ZP+Z Engineering GmbH open offices in Augsburg and Wolfsburg.
2010SPGSPG starts providing large vacuum cast polyurethane prototypes to the European automotive markets produced by ARRK PDG in Barcelona Spain.
2011AELARRK PDG UK (Trading Prototyping Operation) Gloucester & Teesside and ARRK TOOLING DEVELOPMENT LTD join ARRK Europe Ltd and are renamed ARRK Europe Ltd.
2012ARRKAs new management system, Divisional Organization is launched for developing business with value chain and for making clear the responsibility and strategy of each business classified according to Product Development, Mass Product and Tooling.
2012P+ZP+Z Engineering GmbH open office in Hamburg.
2012SPGYears of increasing the quality of prototypes supplied to the automotive industry resulted in SPG moving into low volume production with the Porsche 918 Spyder project.
2013ARRKAdd China to traditional Four Pillars (Japan, North America, ASEAN, Europe), and expand business globally with Five Pillars.
2013ShapersCreation of a technical interface in Portugal for SHAPERS
2014ARRKTransfer our shares that were held by REVIC to OPI 11 Corporation, a subsidiary of ORIX. As a result, OPI 11 Corporation became our parent company.
2014ARRKThe ARRK family establishes closer ties. After being part of the ARRK Group for several years, the European ARRK companies include the ARRK logo into their own logos.
2014P+ZP+Z headquarters in Munich moves to a new, modern building.
2014P+ZThe ARRK family establish closer ties. After being part of the ARRK Group for ten years, P+Z Engineering GmbH is set to include the name of its parent company in its logo.
2015ARRKDongguan ARRK established in China.
2015P+ZP+Z Engineering GmbH opens offices in Laupheim and Heimsheim.
2016ARRKARRK's European Companies (P+Z, Shapers, LCO, SPG and AEL) rebrand to share same Corporate Visual Identity. The aim is to improve group synergies and raise awareness of ARRK’s complete range of services.
2017ARRKSale of shares held by Orix to the company Mitsui Chemicals. As a result, we gained a new major shareholder.