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Chronology

1939
  • TANAKA PISTON RING CO., LTD., the former Teikoku Piston Ring Co., Ltd., was established in Osaka to manufacture piston rings for airplanes and ships as their major products
1940
  • A factory was built in Okaya, Nagano Prefecture. (Current Nagano Factory)
1943
  • The corporate name was changed to TEIKOKU PISTON RING CO., LTD.
1945
  • Following the suspension of production during World War II, the company received permission to convert military factories to non-military uses and began manufacturing a variety of piston rings and other cast metal products.
1946
  • Started manufacturing cylinder sleeves.
1948
  • TPR's piston rings and cylinder liners were certified as automobile parts with outstanding quality by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (currently the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry).
1950
  • Started mass production of cylinder liners using the centrifugal casting method.
1953
  • Display of Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) mark on piston rings was approved.
1960
  • Osaka Factory was built in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture and started manufacturing platting for medium- and large-sized liners for ships.
1961
  • Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Business alliance with EDOGAWA METALS CO., LTD. (Started selling EK metal)
1963
  • Display of JIS mark on cylinder liners was approved.
    Nagano Factory was named an Outstanding Industry Standardized Factory by the head of the Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.
1964
  • Nagano Factory was named an Excellent Industry-Standardized Factory by the head of the Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.
  • KT MOTORS CO., LTD. was established in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture
1966
  • Posted an employee to an office in Chicago, Illinois, USA
1967
  • TEIPI SALES CO., LTD. was established.
1969
  • Started manufacturing temperature-regulating Walton valves at the Osaka Factory.
1970
  • TEIPI INDUSTRY CO., LTD. was established in Sagae, Yamagata Prefecture.
1972
  • Opened an office in Dusseldorf, West Germany.
1976
  • Gifu Factory was built in Kani, Gifu Prefecture.
  • Started mass production of sintered valve seats in the Nagano Factory. (It was transferred to the Gifu Factory later.)
1982
  • TEIPI KOSAN CO., LTD. was established in Okaya, Nagano Prefecture.
1987
  • Nagano Factory was named an Excellent Energy Management Factory by the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry.
    Teipi Tsukama Seisaku-jo Co., Ltd. was established in Okaya, Nagano Prefecture (later merged into Teipi Engineering Co., Ltd. in 2000).
1990
  • T.A.FINANCE CO., LTD. was established.
  • TP CORPORATION OF AMERICA INC., was established as a sales subsidiary in the U.S.A.
  • TEIPI TSUKAMA SEISAKU-JO CO., LTD. was established in Okaya, Nagano Prefecture. (It was merged into TEIPI ENGINEERING CO., LTD. in 2000.)
1991
  • TEIPI PREMEC CO., LTD. was established in Okaya, Nagano Prefecture.
  • TEIKOKU EUROPE GMBH was established as a sales subsidiory in Germany.
1993
  • TEIPI THERMAL ENGINEERING CO., LTD. was established in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture.
1994
  • TPM Award for Excellence
1996
  • ANQING TP GOETZE PISTON RING CO., LTD., a joint venture for manufacturing and selling piston rings, was established in Anqing, China.
  • AE GOETZE & TP LTD., a sales company in Europe dealing with piston rings and cylinder liners, was established in Bradford, U.K.
1997
  • TPM Award for Continuing Excellence
1998
  • TEIPI BUSINESS CO., LTD. was established.
1999
  • Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • FEDERAL-MOGUL TP LINERS INC., a joint venture manufacturing cylinder liners, was established in Lake City, U.S.A.
2000
  • Reorganized domestic network and closed Osaka Factory.
  • Established Federal-Mogul TP Sunderland Limited, a joint venture for manufacturing piston rings, in Sunderland, UK.
2001
  • UNITED PISTON RING Inc., a joint venture manufacturing piston rings, was established in Manitowoc, U.S.A.
  • Obtained ISO 14001 certification.
2002
  • Made an investment in TEIPI ALTEC CO., LTD., an aluminum product manufacturer.
  • ANQING ART TP PISTONS CO., LTD., a joint venture manufacturing pistons, was established in Anqing, China.
  • NANJING THERMAL ENGINEERING CO., LTD., a joint venture manufacturing equipment products, was established in Nanjing, China.
  • Y&T POWER TECH. INC., a joint venture manufacturing cylinder liners, was established in Korea.
2003
  • FEDERAL-MOGUL TP EUROPE GMBH & CO. KG., a joint venture manufacturing steel piston rings, was established in Burscheid, Germany. (The production base for piston rings in Europe was transferred from the U.K. to Germany.)
  • FEDERAL-MOGUL TP LINERS EUPOPE OTOMOTIV LIMITED SIRKETI., a joint venture manufacturing cylinder liners, was established in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • TP ARN INTERNATIONAL TRADING ( SHNGHAI ) CO., LTD., a joint venture trading campany, was established in Shanghal, China.
2004
  • Head Office moved to Marunouchi Trust Tower.
  • Obtained ISO/TS16949 certification.
  • Anqing TP Goetze Liner Co.,Ltd., a joint company for the production and sale of cylinder liners,was established in Anqing,China. TPR was selected as the Company's brand name.
  • Technical Center was established in Okaya,Nagano Prefecture.
2005
  • Anqing ATGE Engineering Co.,Ltd. Was established in Anqing, China for the production and sale of machine equipment,tools, and jig tools as well as maintenance engineering.
  • TPR Asian Sales(Thailand)Ltd., a sales company in Bangkok,Thailand, was established.
  • China United Piston Ring Co.,Ltd., a joint venture,was established for the production and sale of piston rings in Lang Fang City,Hebei,China.
2006
  • TPR VIETNAM Co., Ltd. a company manufacturing piston rings, was established in Ho chi minh, Vietnam.
2007
  • TPR AUTOPARTS (INDIA) PRIVATE Co.,Ltd. Was establishbed in Rajasthan, India for the production and sale of cylinderliners.
  • PT TPR SALES INDONESIA Co.,Ltd was established in Karawang, Indonesia.
2008
  • TPR VIETNAM Co., Ltd. started manufacturing of valve seats.
2009
  • TPR VIETNAM Co., Ltd. started manufacturing of cylinder liners.
2010
  • TPR Group (Operated by TEIPI KOSAN Co., Ltd.) entered into nursing business as a memorial event of 70th anniversary of establishment.
  • Made an investment in TPR SUNLIGHT Co., Ltd., a rubber product manufacturer.
2011
  • TOC Capacitor Co.,Ltd, a research and development joint venture company was established in Okaya.
  • Acquiring a resin product manufacturing company, TPR Enpla Co.,Ltd.
  • The corporate name was changed to TPR CO., LTD.
  • Head Office moved to shin-Marunouchi Center Building.
  • PT. TPR INDONESIA. a company manufacturing piston rings, was established in Kabupaten Bekasi, Indonesia.
  • PT.ART PISTON INDONESIA, a company manufacturing pistons, was established in Karawang Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
2012
  • Made an investment in FALTEC Co., Ltd. a resin product manufacturing company.
  • TPR (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. a management company was established in Tianjin,China.
  • TPR Federal-Mogul Tennessee, Inc. a joint venture manufacturing cylinder liners, was established in Tennessee, U.S.A.
2013
  • FALTEC Co., Ltd was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • Dissolution of 「PT.NT Piston Ring Indonesia」,the Piston Ring Joint Venture in Indonesia.

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