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Nakanoshima Mitsui Building, headquarters of Tsubakimoto Chain Co., in Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
|Kabushiki-gaisha Tsubakimoto Chiein|
|Traded as||TYO: 6371|
|Founded||December 1917Kita-ku, Osaka), Japanin Nishinari-gun, Osaka (now|
|Founder||Setsuzō Tsubakimoto (椿本 説三 Tsubakimoto Setsuzō)|
|Headquarters||Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan|
Number of locations
|Revenue||¥198,762 million (2017)|
|¥21,647 million (2017)|
|¥14,596 million (2017)|
|Total assets||¥267,215 million (2017)|
|Total equity||¥152,473 million (2017)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||40 manufacturing subsidiaries and 35 sales companies|
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. The company is headquartered in Osaka, with its main manufacturing base 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 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.
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.
- Corporate name: Tsubakimoto Chain Co. (株式会社椿本チエイン Tsubakimoto Chiein Kabushiki-gaisha)
- Headquarters: Nakanoshima Mitsui Building, 6F, 3-3-3, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0005 Japan
- Kyotanabe Plant: 1-1-3, Kannabidai, Kyotanabe, Kyoto 610-0380 Japan
- Saitama Plant: 20, Shinko, Hanno, Saitama 357-8510 Japan
- Kyoto Plant: 1-1, Kotari -Kuresumi, Nagaokakyo, Kyoto 617-0833 Japan
- Hyogo Plant: 1140, Asazuma-cho, Kasai, Hyogo 679-0181 Japan
- U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC Company Profile (a subsidiary of Tsubakimoto Chain Co.)
- New State Capital Sells Central Conveyor to U.S. Tsubaki Holdings, Inc.
- Maintenance-Free Chain Helps Provide Long Term Flood Control
- GM Announces 2014 Supplier of the Year Winners
- For When an Ordinary Chain Just Won’t Do
- Mahindra Conveyor Systems group firm forms joint venture with Japanese Tsubaki
- Patent Issued for Conveyor Chain
- 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[permanent dead link] (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[permanent dead link] (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[permanent dead link] (Spotlight article in Process and Control Today)
- Lady Godiva Rides In Coventry City Centre Again Thanks to Tsubaki's Weather Proof PC Chain[permanent dead link] (Spotlight article in Process and Control Today)
- 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.[permanent dead link]
- Japanese chain plant is 'largest and most efficient,' according to "Japanese Chain Plant is 'largest and most efficient'". Drive & Controls. December 2002. Archived from the original on 19 December 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- U.S. Tsuabki, Inc. company profile, according to "U.S. Tsubaki, Inc. Company Profile". Yahoo!. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- New State Capital Sells Central Conveyor to U.S. Tsubaki Holdings, Inc. "New State Capital Sells Central Conveyor to U.S. Tsubaki Holdings, Inc." PRNewswire. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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