India Japan Lighting Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in December 1996. It is a 50:50 joint venture between Lucas-TVS Limited, Chennai, and Koito Manufacturing Company Limited, Japan. Lucas-TVS Limited is an acknowledged leader in Auto Electricals in India, while Koito Manufacturing Company Limited is the leader in automotive lighting in Japan. Koito have been in the lighting business for 90 years. Apart from automotive lighting, they also manufacture specialized lighting equipment for ships and aircrafts. Koito also has ventures in the USA, UK, China, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Czech. IJL is a TS â€” 16949 & ISO – 14001 company. IJL sales turnover for the year 2005-06 was Rs. 1002 million (US$ 22 million).