History/Chronology

History

Gentaro Tanaka Shoten Co., Ltd.,

TPR's direct ancestor is Gentaro Tanaka Shoten Co., Ltd., set up in 1908 by Gentaro Tanaka. Starting with the sale of lubricating oil and lubricating materials, as the criticality of the engine increased, the focus was on improving the performance of its "heart", the Piston Rings. Having established a position with a manufacturer, in 1939 "Tanaka Piston Ring Co., Ltd." was established, starting the journey which leads to the present day. in 1943 the company name was changed to "Teikoku Piston Ring Co., Ltd.", and at that time our company's Piston Rings were essential to airplane engines, even being used on the engine for the famous Zero fighter's Sakae (Prosperity) radial engine.

Subsequently, in addition to automotive parts such as Piston Rings and Cylinder Liners, we moved into a variety of businesses such as aluminum, rubber and resin, and built locations across the global six-regions including joint ventures with overseas partners, and, as a clear indication of our decision to grow big as a global company, we changed our company name to "TPR".

TPR is based on the key words behind our Corporate Philosophy, management attitude and guiding principles: "Technology" "Passion" "Reliance". In that name is our determination that "with unmatched technology and passion we will attempt to create valuable products to answer our customers' reliance on us".

Chronology

December 1939 Established in Osaka. Mainly manufacturing Piston Rings for airplanes and ships.
December 1940 New factory built in Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture. (Current Nagano Factory)
June 1945 Osaka Factory discontinued due to war damage.
October 1945 Switched to civilian demand, manufacturing various types of Piston Rings, cylinder sleeves, Cylinder Liners, grids, resistors and general cast products, etc.
January 1960 New Osaka Factory built. Started plating processes for medium and large liners for ships.
October 1960 Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
April 1967 Teipi Sales Co., Ltd. (current TPR Trading Co., Ltd.) established.
June 1970 Teipi Industry Co., Ltd. (current TPR Industry Co., Ltd.) established in Sagae City, Yamagata Prefecture. Manufacture of Cylinder Liners.
December 1976 Gifu Factory built in Kani Industrial Estate, Gifu Prefecture.
December 1982 Teipi Kosan Co., Ltd. (current TPR Total Service Co., Ltd.) established in Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture.
October 1989 Capital increased to 2.95 billion yen.
April 1990 TP Corporation of America (current TPR America) established.
April 1991 Teikoku Europe GmbH (current TPR Europe) established.
March 1994 Capital increased to 3.38 billion yen.
March 1996 Through a joint venture with T&N and Anqing Piston Ring Factory (current Anhui Ring New Group Co., Ltd.), established Anqing TP Goetze Piston Ring Co., Ltd. to manufacture and sell Piston Rings in China.
May 1997 Through a joint venture with T&N and GIL, established Goetze TP (India) (current Federal-Mogul TPR (India)) to manufacture and sell Piston Rings in India.
June 1999 Through a joint venture with Federal-Mogul, established Federal-Mogul TP Liners Inc. to manufacture and sell Cylinder Liners in the U.S.
October 1990 Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
January 2000 Through a joint venture with Anqing Piston Ring Factory (current Anhui Ring New Group Co., Ltd.) and Anqing TP Goetze Piston Ring Co., Ltd., established Anqing TP Powder Metallurgy Co., Ltd. to manufacture and sell sintered valve sets in China.
May 2000 Through a joint venture with Federal-Mogul, established Federal-Mogul TP Sunderland to manufacture Piston Rings in the U.K.
December 2000 With Nippon Piston Ring Co., Ltd. established mutual Cylinder Liner material supply, and established a Piston Rings joint company, PT. NT Piston Ring Indonesia. Accredited with ISO9001.
September 2001 Through a joint venture with Federal-Mogul, established United Piston Ring Inc. to manufacture and sell Piston Rings in the U.S.
December 2001 Accredited with ISO14001.
February 2002 TP Artec Co., Ltd. (current TPR Artec Co., Ltd.), manufacturing and selling aluminum products, became a subsidiary.
July 2002 Through a joint venture with Nanjing Navigation and Navigation Mark Equipment General Factory, established Nanjing Thermal Engineering Co., Ltd., to manufacture and sell automatic Temperature Control Valves in China.
November 2002 Through a joint venture with Federal-Mogul, established Federal-Mogul TP Europe GmbH to manufacture and sell Piston Rings in Germany. In line with this, the joint venture business relating to Federal-Mogul TP Sunderland Limited was dissolved.
October 2003 Through a joint venture with Anhui Ring New Group Co., Ltd., established TP ARN International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., to sell automotive engine parts such as Piston Rings in China.
June 2004 Accredited with ISO/TS16949:2002.
July 2004 Through a joint venture with Anqing TP Goetze Piston Ring Co., Ltd. and local capital, established Anqing TP Goetze Liner Co., Ltd., to manufacture and sell Cylinder Liners in China.
September 2004 "TPR" is established as the company's ordinary name.
Technology Center was newly established inside our Nagano Factory.
January 2005 Through a joint venture with local capital, established Anqing ATGE Engineering Co., Ltd., to design, execution and management of machinery and equipment for Piston Rings, etc., in China.
February 2005 Through a joint venture with Yoosung Enterprise Co., Ltd., and Anhui Ring New Group Co., Ltd., established China United Piston Ring Co., Ltd., to manufacture and sell Piston Rings in China.
Through a joint venture with Manoyontchai Co., Ltd and local Mizuho Group Consulting Company, established TPR Asian Sales (Thailand) Ltd., to sell our group's products in the ASEAN region.
June 2006 Established TPR Vietnam Co., Ltd., to manufacturing Piston Rings in Vietnam.
January 2008 Established PT TPR Sales Indonesia Co., Ltd., to sell Piston Rings in Indonesia.
March 2008 Established TPR Autoparts (India) Private Co., Ltd., to manufacture and sell Cylinder Liners in India.
October 2010 Sunlight Co., Ltd. (current TPR Sunlight Co., Ltd.), manufacturing and selling rubber products, became a subsidiary.
April 2011 Through a joint venture with Okaya Electric Industries Co., Ltd., established TOC Capacitor Co., Ltd., as a research and development subsidiary in Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture.
May 2011 Established TPR Enpla Co., Ltd., as a manufacturer and sales company of resin products.
October 2011 The company name was changed from Teikoku Piston Ring Co., Ltd., to TPR Co., Ltd.
December 2011 Established PT. TPR Indonesia as a manufacturer and sales company of Piston Rings in Indonesia. Headquarters was moved to the current location.
April 2012 Capital participation investment in Faltec Co., Ltd., a company manufacturing and selling resin products.
May 2012 Established TPR (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., in Tianjin City, China. (TP ARN International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was absorbed)
Established the Cylinder Liners production joint venture, Federal-Mogul Tennessee, Inc. in Tennessee, U.S.
March 2013 Faltec Co., Ltd. is listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
July 2013 In Indonesia, the joint venture for the Piston Rings production joint venture company PT. NT Piston Ring Indonesia was dissolved.
January 2014 Established Anqing TPR Engineering Plastic Co., Ltd., to manufacturing combined plastic and engineering plastic products in Anqing City, China.
July 2014 Established the Cylinder Liners manufacturing and sales company TPR Industria de Pecas Automotivas do Brasil Ltda. In Sao Paulo, Brazil.
December 2014 Faltec Co., Ltd. listing is transferred to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
December 2017 Nobukawa Co., Ltd. (current TPR Nobukawa Co., Ltd.), manufacturing and selling rubber products, becomes a 100% subsidiary.
November 2019 TOC Capacitor Co., Ltd. is dissolved.

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