TOK group history

Dec. 1938
Launched the Yoshikawa Seisakusho Co., Ltd with capital of 190.000 yen Azusawa, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo
Jan. 1946
Changed company name to Yoshikawa Sangyo Co., Ltd.
Jan. 1964
Developed and began highly successful sales of plastic bearings
Jun. 1972
Changed company name to TOK Bearing Co., Ltd.
Apr. 1974
Awarded as a model plant for small business rationalization by the Small and Medium Enterprise Organization(SMEO)
Mar. 1983
Began sales of one-way clutches
Apr. 1986
Merged TOK Seiko Co., Ltd Completed a new TOK Bearing plant in Yamanashi and commenced operations as the Yamanashi plant
Jul. 1989
Began sales of torque limiters and TOK dampers
Jan. 1990
Received a nationwide award from the Small and Medium Business Research Institute
Feb. 1990
Awarded the 15th Invention Grand Prix for the invention of the one-way clutch
Nov. 1991
Received and award for being and environmentally friendly enterprise from The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce of Industry
May. 1994
Awarded as a model plant for small business rationalization for the consecutive 11 years by SMEO
Jul. 1995
Established the Osaka office
Feb. 1996
Established the Yamanashi office
Sep. 1996
Established the Nagoya office
Oct. 1999
Acquired ISO 9001 certification
Nov. 2000
Acquired ISO 14001 certification
Oct. 2001
Established TOK Industry(H.K.)Ltd.
Dec. 2000
Began consignment production of one-way clutches in Yanbao, Shenzhen city
May. 2002
Received the Emperor's royal visit to the Tokyo plant
Nov. 2002
Established Shanghai TOK Precision Damper Bearing Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2004
Established Shenzhen TOK Precision Component Moved to manufacturing base from Yanbao to Longgang
Jan. 2005
Acquired ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications in Shenzhen TOK Precision Component
Feb. 2006
Began sales of magnet type of torque limiters
May. 2006
Awarded as one of 300 small and medium vital manufacturing companies in Japan by SMEO
Dec. 2006
Japanese Prime Minister Abe toured the Tokyo Plant
Jun. 2008
Acquired ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications in Shanghai TOK Precision Damper Bearing Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2012
Established the Product Development Center in Tokyo
Apr. 2013
Feb. 2014
Established a Representative Office in Dusseldorf, Germany
Dec. 2015
Established TOK America, Inc. in Irvine California, USA
April, 2017
TOK Bearing Co., Ltd. has rename to TOK, Inc. as 80th Anniversary
April, 2018
TOK headquarters was relocated
April, 2018
Additions were made to TOK’s Yamanashi plant


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