Brief history

May 1914


Established "NIPPON RINGYO COMPANY" with JPY 100,000.00 in capital.
Produced bicycle tubes,various rubber hoses and industrial rubber products.
Mar. 1924


Changed the company name to "NIPPON RINGYO CO., LTD."
Apr. 1937


Started production of aircraft high pressure hoses and automotive rubber hoses.
Aug. 1943


Changed the company name to "NICHIRIN RUBBER INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD."
Constructed new factories in Kobe, Osaka, and Himeji to reinforce the production of aircraft hoses and oilproof packings.
Jul. 1945


All the factories were burnt down during WW ll.
Mar. 1946


Reconstructed and relaunched Himeji factory.
Mar. 1958


Obtained JIS labeling approval for hydraulic brake hose assemblies.
Mar. 1970


Moved Himeji factory to Bessho-cho.
Mar. 1971


Constructed Atsugi factory and started manufacturing. (Current Atsugi distribution center)

Apr. 1985


Established Hamamatsu branch office as a business base in Chubu region.
Oct. 1986


Established local corporation  "SUNCHIRIN INDUSTRIES(MALAYSIA)BERHAD” in Malaysia as the affiliated company.    It became non-affiliated company in Sep. of 2014. 
Jul. 1991   Changed the company name to "NICHIRIN CO., LTD."
Jun. 1994   Established overseas office "NICHIRIN (THAILAND)CO., LTD." in Thailand.
Oct. 1995   Certified ISO9001.
Dec. 1996   Established overseas office "SHANGHAI NICHIRIN AUTOMOBILE
Aug. 1997   Listed on the 2nd section of Osaka Securities Exchange. (Current Tokyo Stock Exchange.)
Oct. 1998  

Established overseas office "NICHIRIN COUPLER TEC U.S.A., INC." in the US and "NICHIRIN COUPLER TEC MEXICO C.V." in Mexico.

Feb. 1999   Established overseas office "NICHIRIN U.K. LTD" in the UK.
Jul. 2000   Certified QS9000.
Feb. 2002   Certified ISO14001
Apr. 2002  

Established overseas office "NICHIRIN TENNESSEE INC." in the US.

Feb. 2005   Certified ISO/TS16949:2002
Aug. 2005  


CO., LTD." in China.

Nov. 2005   Increased the capital to JPY 1,729.00 million
May 2008   Established overseas office "NICHIRIN VIETNAM CO., LTD." in Vietnam.
Oct. 2010   Established overseas office "NICHIRIN AUTOPARTS INDIA PVT.,LTD." in India.
Apr. 2011


Established overseas office "PT.NICHIRIN INDONESIA" in Indonesia.
Jul. 2013


Established overseas office "HUTCHINSON NICHIRIN BRAKE HOSES,S.L." in Spain. (Company name changed to "NICHIRIN SPAIN S.L.U." in 2018)
Oct. 2013


Increased the capital to JPY 2,137.00 million.
Nov. 2013


Increased the capital to JPY 2,158.00 million.
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