Innovation in motion TSUBAKI

100th ANNIVERSARY since 1917

Driving the World... and the Future

Tsubakimoto Chain celebrated its 100th anniversary in April 2017.

Have you ever hit on an idea and just couldn’t sit still? It excites you, and sets your heart ablaze. Do we still find the thrill in manufacturing? Never give up, even if you fail. Instead, transform those frustrations into energy, rack your brains, and develop your skills. Do we still have the passion for manufacturing? It was a unique pioneering spirit that drove Tsubaki when it was founded. One hundred years have passed since then, and now, more than ever, we are passionate about manufacturing, and we stand at the forefront of manufacturing. We will exceed the expectations of society through our engineering, ideas, and solutions. We will drive the world and the future, and we will develop technology to do this. It all starts with chain. We will drive innovation, and change what the world takes for granted. Nothing will happen if we just sit and wait. Nothing will change if we just keep nodding in agreement. This is how we’ll create a new future that no one has imagined.
We will never forget TSUBAKI SPIRIT.

100周年を期に、新たな企業理念を制定しました。 100周年を期に、新たな企業理念を制定しました。

Message from the Management

Committed to Global Leadership

On April 1, 2017, the Tsubakimoto Chain proudly commemorates its centennial. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all our stakeholders, and particularly to our customers, for having supported our Group over the years.

Our company, founded in 1917 to manufacture bicycle chains, shifted to the manufacture of industrial chains in anticipation of the development of the machinery industry. Since then, we have contributed to the evolution of chain technology, expanded the scope of our business from machine parts to automated systems, and continued to develop our business with a global perspective.

Now, as we begin to celebrate our 100th anniversary, the Tsubaki Group has adopted a new corporate philosophy we have termed the "Tsubaki Spirit." Revised and edited from our original version in order to clarify our ideals, this philosophy represents our guiding light for the next 100 years of our history.

Specifically, it represents our desire to dedicate ourselves to highly diligent manufacturing as well as far-sighted manufacturing. No matter what changes the future brings, some things in society will always remain in motion. Our goal is to be a company that evolves to keep pace with the shifting concept of the “art of moving,” to refine our technology, and to meet customer expectations with creativity. Furthermore, we intend to remain an agile company that introduces innovations that are one step ahead of society’s expectations.

Placing the highest priority on safety, quality and compliance, the Tsubaki Group strives to ensure its employees can immerse themselves in work that is both challenging and rewarding. At the same time, we remain committed to contributing to the development of society by demonstrating a willingness to overcome all challenges, thereby reflecting the spirit that has been our hallmark since Tsubaki’s founding.

April 2017

Isamu Osa  Chairman and CEO Representative Director
Yasushi Ohara  President and COO Representative Director

With our deepest gratitude for the past 100 years,we look forward to the changes andchallenges of the next 100 years.


TSUBAKI was established 100 years ago, in 1917. TSUBAKI started as a bicycle chain manufacturing company. However, Tsubaki shifted its business completely in less than 10 years, and wanted to accomplish more challenging work by producing more sophisticated chains for machinery. In those days, most chains for industrial machinery were made overseas, and it was in these chains that Tsubaki saw its future. Tsubaki brushed up its technology and ideas and developed new chains one after another. Currently, Tsubaki manufactures more than 20,000 types of chain. Based on the transmission and conveyors of industrial chains, TSUBAKI expanded its business into four areas: chain, power transmission units and components, automotive parts, and materials handling systems.


Currently, TSUBAKI has 77 bases in 26 countries and regions, including North, Central, and South Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. TSUBAKI supports moving applications around the world with its high technical strength and advanced solutions.

Tsubaki will Continue growing for the next 100 years.