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|Type||Public TYO: 6371|
|Industry||Power Transmission products manufacture|
|Founded||Osaka, Japan (1917)|
|Founder(s)||Setsuzō Tsubakimoto (椿本 説三 Tsubakimoto Setsuzō?)|
|Number of locations||26 manufacturing sites (2011)|
|Key people||Isamu Osa, President|
Hose and Cable carrier
Materials handling systems
|Revenue||¥150,002 million (2013)|
|Operating income||¥12,579 million (2013)|
|Net income||¥7,428 million (2013)|
|Total assets||¥215,837 million (2013)|
|Total equity||¥108,597 million (2013)|
|Divisions||Chain Operations, Automotive Parts Operations, Power Transmission Units and Components Operations, Materials Handling Systems Operations|
|Subsidiaries||Tsubaki E&M Co., Tsubakimoto Custom Chain Co., Tsubakimoto Sprocket Co., Tsubakimoto Iron Casting Co., Ltd., Tsubaki Yamakyu Chain Co., Shinko Machinery Co., Kato Manufactory Co., Ltd., Tsubakimoto Mayfran Inc., Tsubakimoto Bulk Systems Corp., Tsubakimoto Machinery Co., Hokkaido Tsubakimoto Chain Co., Ltd., Tsubakimoto Nishinihon Co., Ltd., Tsubaki Support Center Co.|
|Website||Tsubakimoto Chain Co.|
Tsubakimoto Chain Co. (株式会社椿本チエイン Kabushiki-gaisha Tsubakimoto Chiein?) (TYO: 6371) is a Japanese manufacturer of power transmission and chain products. It was founded in Osaka in 1917 originally as a bicycle chain manufacturer, and later became the first roller chain manufacturer in Japan approved by Japanese Industrial Standards. Tsubakimoto Chain has the world's largest market share for steel chains for general industrial applications, and enjoys the world's top market share for timing drive systems for automobiles. The company is headquartered in Osaka, with its main manufacturing base located in Kyotanabe, Kyoto.
- 1 History
- 2 Products
- 3 Profile
- 4 Subsidiaries
- 5 News
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- 8 See also
Tsubakimoto Chain was established in 1917 by Setsuzo Tsubakimoto in Kita-ku, Osaka as a private enterprise known as Tsubakimoto Shoten manufacturing bicycle chains. They soon moved to roller chain and conveyor equipment production, ceasing bicycle chain manufacture altogether in 1928. The following year, they registered as Tsubakimoto Chain Manufacturing Company. With the completion of their Tsurumi Plant in Osaka in 1940, they launched as a joint-stock company with capital of three million yen in 1941. Setsuzo Tsubakimoto was appointed the company's first president. They later changed their name to Tsubakimoto Chain Co. in 1970. In 2000, Tsubaki completed work on its new, larger Kyotanabe Plant to meet its increasing production levels. With nearly 100,000m2 of building floor space, the plant is currently the world's largest chain manufacturing facility.
Roller chain & sprockets, toothed belts & pulleys, hose and cable carrier systems, shaft coupling / locking, reducer / variable speed drives, motion control/ clutch, overload protectors, linear actuators, automotive timing belt systems, conveyance, sorting, and storage systems, bulk handling systems, metalworking chips handling and coolant processing systems.
- Corporate Name: Tsubakimoto Chain Co. (株式会社椿本チエイン Tsubakimoto Chiein Kabushiki-gaisha?)
- Address of the Headquarters: Nakanoshima Mitsui Building, 6F, 3-3-3, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0005 Japan
- Address of Kyotanabe Plant: 1-1-3, Kannabidai, Kyotanabe, Kyoto 610-0380 Japan
- Address of Saitama Plant: 20, Shinko, Hanno, Saitama 357-8510 Japan
- Address of Kyoto Plant: 1-1, Kotari -Kuresumi, Nagaokakyo, Kyoto 617-0833 Japan
- Address of Hyogo Plant: 1140, Asazuma-cho, Kasai, Hyogo 679-0181 Japan
- Tsubaki E&M Co.
- Tsubakimoto Custom Chain Co.
- Tsubakimoto Sprocket Co.
- Tsubakimoto Iron Casting Co., Ltd.
- Tsubaki Yamakyu Chain Co.
- Shinko Machinery Co.
- Kato Manufactory Co., Ltd.
- Tsubakimoto Mayfran Inc.
- Tsubakimoto Bulk Systems Corp.
- Tsubakimoto Machinery Co.
- Hokkaido Tsubakimoto Chain Co., Ltd.
- Tsubakimoto Nishinihon Co., Ltd.
- Tsubaki Support Center Co.
- Shanghai Dongbo-Taiki Conveyor System Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
- Tianjin Dongchun-Taiki Metal Finishing & Conveyor System Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
- Tianjin Tsubakimoto Conveyor Systems Co., Ltd.
- Tsubaki E&M Gear (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
- Tsubaki E&M Machinery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
- Tsubaki Kabelschlepp Shanghai Co., Ltd.
- Tsubakimoto Automotive (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
- Tsubakimoto Chain Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
- Tsubakimoto Mayfran Conveyor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
- Ballantine, Inc. (manufacturing base)
- KABELTRAX, LLC (manufacturing base)
- U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC (manufacturing base)
- U.S. Tsubaki Automotive LLC (manufacturing base)
- U.S. Tsubaki Holdings, Inc.(headquarters)
- Tsubaki of Canada Limited (headquarters and manufacturing base)
- U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC Company Profile (a subsidiary of Tsubakimoto Chain Co.)
- TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO. : Patent Issued for Silent Chain Having Deformable Guide Plates
- Toyota Supplier Sees China Sales Doubling on Orders From VW, GM
- Toyota supplier considers China capacity boost on VW, GM orders
- U.S. Tsubaki Launches New Interactive Website and Centralized Product Platform to Better Serve Engineers (Packing Digest)
- Cam clutches meet safety requirements (Mining Weekly)
- Cable carriers with multiple band design master high additional loads (Materials Handling World Magazine)
- Tsubakimoto Expects Record Auto-Parts Sales on Carmakers Rebound (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- 1st foreign plant completed in BJFEZ (Korea Times)
- Toyota Announces Supplier of the Year Awards (Reliable Plant)
- How do we break the cycle that swings from lowest cost to highest quality? (Industrial Technology)
- Getting more life from roller chain (Motion System Design)
- FlexLink and Tsubakimoto Chain Co. signed JV (Flexlink)
- Tsubaki is named IADA supplier of the year in its first term of partnership (Process and Control Today)
- Tsubaki buys KabelSchlepp to lead its cable-carrier division (Drives & Controls)
- Taking Aim at 21st Century "Korean Special Procurement Demand" (Nikkei Business)
- Electric Cars Push Japan Engine Parts Makers to Crisis Mode (Bloomberg)
- Energy-saving conveyor chains from Tsubaki (European Design Engineer Magazine)
- Japan's Tsubakimoto Chain to build South Korean Plant (Nikkei)
- Tsubakimoto Chain Co. ranks 24th overall in the latest Patent Scorecard (Wall Street Journal - Market Data Center)
- Roller chain drives offer longer life, even in harsh environments (engineerlive)
- Chains offer better grip for packaging (engineerlive)
- Tsubakimoto Chain 9-mth group results (Reuters)
- Specialty chains meet underground conveying demands (Mining Weekly)
- Lube-free chain another link in product portfolio (Engineering News)
- Motion Industries Recognizes 26 Suppliers with Operational Excellence Supplier Partnership Awards
- Clarion, NGK, Tsubakimoto, Tokyo Steel: Japanese Equity Preview (Bloomberg article tracking the company's stock)
- 220 summer jobs lined up for youths (Article about U.S. Tsubaki involvement in a local jobs program)
- Tsubaki Corrosion Resistant DP Series Chain Lasts Twice as Long as Standard Chain and is Still Going Strong at Scottish Water (Spotlight article in Process and Control Today)
- Tsubaki Low Noise Chain Gives the 'Silent Treatment' to Industrial Laundry Machines (Spotlight article in Process and Control Today)
- Lady Godiva Rides In Coventry City Centre Again Thanks to Tsubaki's Weather Proof PC Chain (Spotlight article in Process and Control Today)
- Tokyo stocks end quarter on positive note (Tsubakimoto stock being tracked)
- The company has the world's largest market share for steel chains for general industrial applications, according to "JCR Affirmed A-/Stable and J-1 Rating on Tsubakimoto Chain". Japan Credit Rating Agency. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- Japanese chain plant is 'largest and most efficient,' according to "Japanese Chain Plant is 'largest and most efficient'". Drive & Controls. December 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- U.S. Tsuabki, Inc. company profile, according to "U.S. Tsubaki, Inc. Company Profile". Yahoo!. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- Tsubakimoto Chain Co. (Osaka, JP) has been issued patent number 8657711, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors. "TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO. : Patent Issued for Silent Chain Having Deformable Guide Plates". 4-traders. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- Toyota Supplier Sees China Sales Doubling on Orders From VW, GM according to "Toyota Supplier Sees China Sales Doubling on Orders From VW, GM". Bloomberg. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
- Toyota supplier considers China capacity boost on VW, GM orders, according to "Toyota Supplier Considers China Capacity Boost on VW, GM Orders". Bloomberg. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- http://tsubakimoto.com/ - Corporate web site of Tsubakimoto Chain Co. in English
- http://tsubakimoto.jp/ - Corporate web site of Tsubakimoto Chain Co. in Japanese