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Overseas History

Overseas History

1948
Rubber and plastic products export starts with newly established overseas department.
1957
Sales and application contract concludes with "Dunlop Semtex" of the United Kingdom.
1968
Establishment of Kuriyama of America, Inc., local subsidiary at Chicago in the United States.
1973
Preferred trading company in China designated.
Sales contract concludes for hose bands with "ABA Bolagen" (Present:NORMA GROUP) of Sweden.
1978
Establishment of joint venture, "Tigerflex Corporation" in the State of Illinois in the U.S.A. and manufacture of plastic hoses begins.
1981
Sales contract concludes for Taraflex with "BAT" (Present:Gerflor) of France.
1982
Sales contract concludes with "Mondo" of Italy.
1984
Establishment of Kuriyama Canada, Inc., local subsidiary at Brantford in Canada and manufacture of plastic hoses begins.
1989
Acquisition of Accuflex Industrial Hose, Ltd., in Canada.
1990
Establishment of sales company, Kuri Tec Corporation in Canada.
1992
Establishment of joint venture company, Jingjiang Ohji Rubber Co., Ltd., in China and manufacture of rubber lining, etc., begins.
1996
Establishment of Kuriyama (Shanghai) Corporation.
1997
Acquisition of Hose Technology, Inc., in the U.S.A.
1998
Establishment of Kuri Tec Manufacturing, Inc., in the U.S.A.
2002
Began sales on Mondoturf, artificial turf made by "Mondo" of Italy.
Sales contract concludes for Resin Floor with "API" of Italy.
2003
Establishment of joint venture company in the State of Iowa in the U.S.A. with Italian company, "ALFAGOMMA AMERICA , INC."
2005
Acquisition of Piranha Hose Products, Inc., in the U.S.A.
Establishment of Kuriyama de Mexico, S.de.R.L.de.C.V.
2007
Establishment of joint venture company IR (Foshan) Building Materials Trading Co., LTD. in China.
2008
Kuri Tec Manufacturing , Inc. consolidated Hose Technology, Inc.
2012
Establishment of Kuriyama (Thailand)Co., Ltd.
2015
Establishment of "Kuriyama Europe Cooperatief U.A."in the Netherlands
Acquisition of "Lyme Gro", the parent company of TIPSA Grpupe which has manufacturing and sales bases of rubber hoses in Spain, the USA and Argentina.