Investor Relations

  • About Tsubaki
  • Tsubaki’s Path to the Future
  • Four Business Segments
  • Strengths of the Tsubaki Group
  • Performance Trends and Outlook
  • Shareholder Return
  • Our Global Manufacturing Network

2.Tsubaki’s Path to the Future

Chronology

1917~1950
1917
Setsuzo Tsubakimoto establishes a private manufacturer of bicycle chains in Kita-ku, in Osaka
1928
Bicycle chain production is discontinued to concentrate on industrial chains
1937
Tsubaki products are first used in a large-scale conveyor plant
1940
Completed Tsurumi Plant in Osaka
1941
Tsubakimoto Chain becomes a newly established common stock company with 3 million yen in capital and Setsuzo Tsubakimoto designated the company’s first president
1950~1970
1951
Roller chains are first exported to the U.S.A.
1957
Production of automobile timing chains begins
(with mass production beginning in 1958)
1960
The chain motor is developed
1962
The Saitama Plant is constructed to serve as a production base in the Kanto region of Japan
1963
Production of plastic chains begins
1967
Autran, a ceiling-mounted monorail system, is developed
(This opens the door to the sequential development of numerous materials handling products)
1970
Da Tseng Chain Co. (currently Taiwan Tsubakimoto Co.) is established in Taiwan
1970~2000
1971
Kyoto Plant is completed
(currently Nagaokakyo Plant)
1971
Tsubakimoto USA, Inc. (currently U.S. Tsubaki Holdings, Inc.) is established in the U.S.A.
1972
Tsubakimoto Europe B.V. is established in the Netherlands
1982
Hyogo Plant is completed
1986
Production of industrial chains in the U.S.A. begins
1989
Production of automobile timing chains in the U.S.A. begins
1992
The roller chain plant acquires certification of ISO 9001 registration, becoming the first such plant in the chain sector to do so
1992
The Tsubakimoto Emerson Co. Okayama Plant (currently the Tsubakimoto Chain Okayama Plant) is constructed
1999
The Tsubaki Mission Statement is released
2000~
2001
The Kyotanabe Plant is completed
The entire chain plant is relocated from Tsurumi-ku, Osaka
2002
Tsubaki Emerson Co. is established as a joint venture between the Power Transmission Units and Components Operations unit of Tsubakimoto Chain and Tsubakimoto Emerson Co.
2004
All Group worksites in Japan acquire of ISO 14001 registration
2006
Yamakyu Chain Co. (now Tsubaki Yamakyu Chain Co.) becomes a consolidated subsidiary
2010
Kabelschlepp GmbH (now Tsubaki Kabelschlepp GmbH) of Germany is purchased and becomes a consolidated subsidiary
2012
Tsubakimoto Chain (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., an industrial chain manufacturer, is established
2012
All affiliated businesses of the Mayfran Holdings Group (U.S.A.) are acquired and become consolidated subsidiaries
2013
Tsubaki Emerson Co. becomes a 100% subsidiary with the name changing to Tsubaki E&M Co.
2014
“Long-term Vision 2020: The way it should be” is formulated as the Tsubaki Group’s vision for 2020
2017
New corporate philosophy, the “Tsubaki Spirit,” is introduced to mark the company centennial
2017
Tsubaki E&M Co. is absorbed through merger, and the Motion Control Division of Tsubakimoto Chain is established