Tsubakimoto Chain

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Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
Native name
株式会社椿本チエイン
Kabushiki-gaisha Tsubakimoto Chiein
Formerly called
  • Tsubakimoto Chain Manufacturing Company (1970)
  • Tsubakimoto Shoten (1917)
Public
Traded as TYO: 6371
ISIN JP3535400000
Industry
  • Power transmission products manufacturing
  • Materials handling systems manufacturing
  • Automotive timing drive systems manufacturing
Founded December 1917; 99 years ago (1917-12) in Nishinari-gun, Osaka (now Kita-ku, Osaka), Japan
Founder Setsuzō Tsubakimoto (椿本 説三?, Tsubakimoto Setsuzō)
Headquarters Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Number of locations
74 (2016)
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Products
Brands Tsubaki
Services Manufacturing
Revenue Increase¥203,976 million (2016)
Increase¥21,570 million (2016)
Decrease¥12,766 million (2016)
Total assets Decrease¥254,106 million (2016)
Total equity Increase¥142,041 million (2016)
Number of employees
7,579 (2016)
Divisions
  • Automotive Parts Operations
  • Chain Operations
  • Materials Handling Systems Operations
  • Power Transmission Units and Components Operations
Subsidiaries 41 manufacturing subsidiaries and 33 sales companies
Website tsubakimoto.com

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 roller chain products. It was founded in Osaka in 1917 as a bicycle chain manufacturer. Later it 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.[1] The company is headquartered in Osaka, with its main manufacturing base in Kyotanabe, Kyoto.

History[edit]

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 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 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 100,000 m2 of building floor space, the plant is the world's largest chain manufacturing facility.[2]

Products[edit]

Roller chain and sprockets, toothed belts and 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.

Profile[edit]

Subsidiaries[edit]

News[edit]

  • U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC Company Profile[3] (a subsidiary of Tsubakimoto Chain Co.)

2016[edit]

  • Maintenance-Free Chain Helps Provide Long Term Flood Control[4]

2015[edit]

  • GM Announces 2014 Supplier of the Year Winners[5]

2014[edit]

  • For When an Ordinary Chain Just Won’t Do[6]
  • Mahindra Conveyor Systems group firm forms joint venture with Japanese Tsubaki[7]
  • Patent Issued for Conveyor Chain[8]
  • Tsubakimoto Chain Co.: Patent Issued for Silent Chain Having Deformable Guide Plates[9]
  • Toyota Supplier Sees China Sales Doubling on Orders From VW, GM[10]

2013[edit]

  • Toyota supplier considers China capacity boost on VW, GM orders[11]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

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2006[edit]

2005[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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" (PDF). Japan Credit Rating Agency. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ U.S. Tsuabki, Inc. company profile, according to "U.S. Tsubaki, Inc. Company Profile". Yahoo!. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Maintenance-Free Chain Helps Provide Long Term Flood Control "Maintenance-Free Chain Helps Provide Long Term Flood Control". Water Online. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  5. ^ General Motors Supplier of the Year award winners: U.S. Tsubaki Automotive, LLC "GM Announces 2014 Supplier of the Year Winners". General Motors. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  6. ^ One solution is to use plastic chains. Tsubaki, the Japanese chain company, currently makes low-friction, wear-resistant plastic chains for the beverage industry, among others."For When an Ordinary Chain Just Won't Do …". Bahrns Equipment INC. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Mahindra Conveyor Systems, a leading supplier of material handling equipment and systems, has formed a joint venture with Japan's Tsubakimoto Chain Co, as the partners eye various global markets including Europe and Middle East. "Mahindra Conveyor Systems group firm forms joint venture with Japanese Tsubaki". The Times of India. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  8. ^ The patent's assignee for patent number 8783449 is Tsubakimoto Chain Co. (JP). "Patent Issued for Conveyor Chain". 4-traders. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ 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. 

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