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Ryobi Limited
Native name
TypePublic KK
TYO: 5851
FoundedDecember 16, 1943; 78 years ago (1943-12-16)
Area served
Key people
Akira Urakami
RevenueIncrease JPY 254.5 billion (FY 2015) (US$ 2.25 billion) (FY 2015)
Increase JPY 9.3 billion (FY 2015) (US$ 94.6 million) (FY 2015)
Number of employees
8,993 (as of March 26, 2016)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references
A Ryobi 4 color offset press

Ryobi Limited (リョービ株式会社, Ryōbi Kabushiki-gaisha, Japanese: [ɾʲoːꜜbi]; English: /rˈbi/ or /riˈbi/) is a Japanese manufacturer of components for automobiles, electronics, and telecommunications industries. It also sells printing equipment, power tools, and builders' hardware.[3] Ryobi Power Tools and Ryobi Outdoor Power Equipment are brands of Techtronic Industries, used under license from Ryobi Limited.


The Ryobi Seisakusho Co., Ltd., was founded in Japan in 1943 and began selling die-cast products in 1944. In 1961 the company began manufacturing offset printing presses and was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Ryobi began production of power tools in 1968. The company's name changed in 1973 to Ryobi, Ltd.[4]

Ryobi operates 12 manufacturing facilities across six countries. In 1985, Ryobi launched production in Shelbyville, Indiana, its only manufacturing location in the United States.[5] Ryobi signed an official partnership deal with German football team Hertha Berlin in 2014.[6] In 1991, Ryobi launched production in Carrickfergus, N. Ireland.

U.S. operations[edit]

Ryobi Die Casting (USA), Inc., is a Shelbyville, Indiana, manufacturer of products for the automobile industry.

Ryobi Finance Corp. is a financial-operations company of the Ryobi Group located in Chicago, Illinois.


  1. ^ "Corporate Information". Ryobi Ltd. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Ryobi Annual Report ()2016)" (PDF). Ryobi Ltd. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "History". Ryobi, Ltd. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  5. ^ "USA - Ryobi to expand Indiana operation". Foundry-Planet Ltd. July 29, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  6. ^ Dudley, George (July 6, 2016). "Ryobi extends partnership with Hertha Berlin". SportsPro. Retrieved October 18, 2016.

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