Nichirin Co., Ltd.

Company Profile



Higashimachi-Edomachi Bldg., 98-1 Edo-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Pref., 650-0033, Japan

Business Overview

-An independent, leading manufacturer of hoses for automobiles and motorcycles. The Company supplies nearly 100% of all brake hoses and clutch hoses for motorcycles that are required in Japan.


-Listed on the Standard Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. (As of Dec. 31, 2022)
Name or Company name Investment Ratio (%)
Taiyo Koko Co., Ltd. 23.00
Sojitz Corporation 8.18
Custody Bank of Japan (Trust account) 4.83
Tokyo Century Corporation 3.40
Mizuho Bank Ltd. 2.67
Nippon Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. 2.04
Mizuho Investors Securities Co., Ltd. 1.40
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation 1.02
Total 48.80


-Brake Hoses

  • NICHIRIN Brake Hose (for Automotive Hose)

-Air Conditioning Hoses

  • NICHIRIN Air Conditioning Hose
  • NICHIRIN All Rubber A/C
  • NICHIRIN Veneer A/C
  • IHX (Internal Heat Exchanger)

-Power Steering Hoses

  • NICHIRIN Power Steering Hose
  • High Pressure Hose/Return Hose/Suction Hose

-Other Products

  • ATF Hose (Automatic Transmission Fluid Hose)
  • EF-TUBE (foe CO2 Refrigerant Air Conditioning System)
  • Oil Cooler Unit
  • Vacuum Brake Hose (for Brake system)
  • Hydraulic hose for roll control system
  • Air Brake Hose
  • Clutch Hose
  • ESC Hose (Stability Control Hose)
  • CNG hose
  • Oil Cooler Hose
  • Suspention Hose
  • Urea SCR Hose (for Diesel Emissions Reduction)


May, 1914 Founded manufacturing business of bicycle tires, tubes, various rubber hoses and industrial rubber products under the name of Nippon Ringyo Goshi Company in Kobe, Japan.(Initial capital: 100,000 yen)
Mar. 1924 Changed the company name to Nippon Ringyo Co., Ltd.
Feb. 1931 Changed the company name to Nippon Ringyo Gomu Co., Ltd.
May, 1934 Started making phenolic molding products for manufacturing artificial silk in Osaka.
Apr. 1937 Began manufacturing business of high pressure hoses for aircraft and rubber hoses for automobiles.
1941-1943 Established additional plants in Osaka, Tsutsui (Kobe), Himeji city to increase production capacity of aircraft hoses and oil resistant seal products.
Mar. 1943 Established Tokyo office to promote sales activities in the eastern region of Japan.
Aug. 1943 Changed the company name to Nichirin Rubber Industrial Co., Ltd.
Aug. 1945 All facilities were destroyed during World War 2.
Aug. 1945 All the plants burned down due to the war.
Mar. 1946 Re-established a new facility in Himeji city and continued manufacturing business.
Apr. 1957 Started production of car air conditioning hoses.
Apr. 1965 Started production of power steering hoses.
Apr. 1967 Started production of hydraulic brake hoses for use in motorcycles.
Mar. 1970 The Himeji Factory was moved from Hojo, Himeji City, because of the Sanyo Shinkansen project. The plant started operations at the new site in Bessho-cho in the same city.
The Company discontinued production of motorcycle tire tubes and hoses for railcars.
Nov. 1975 Raised capital to 100 million yen.
Oct. 1986 Established overseas affiliate, "Sunchirin Industry (M) Sdn. Bhd." in Malaysia. (Currently, Sunchirin Industries (Malaysia Berhad)
Feb. 1987 Established overseas subsidiary, "Nichirin Inc." in Canada.
July, 1989 Established overseas subsidiary, "Nichirin-Flex U.S.A., Inc." in the United States.
Sep. 1989 Moved the Tokyo office to Shibaura, Minato ward, Tokyo.
July, 1991 Changed the company name to "Nichirin C., Ltd."
Jun. 1994 Established overseas affiliate, "Nichirin (Thailand) Co., Ltd." in Thailand.
Aug. 1995 Moved its headquarters to Sannomiya, Chuo-ku, Kobe City.
Oct. 1995 All the hose operations at the Himeji Plant obtained ISO9001 certification.
July, 1996 Sunchirin Industries (Malaysia) Berhad (an affiliated company in Malaysia) was listed on the second section of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
Dec. 1996 Established ShanghaiI Nichirin Automobile Accessories Co., Ltd.  as a local subsidiary in China.
Aug. 1997 Listed on the second section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.
Oct. 1998 Established Nichirin Coupler Tech USA Inc. as a local subsidiary in the United States.
Feb. 1999 Established Nichirin UK Limited as a local subsidiary in England.
Jul. 2001 Established a joint venture in the Czech Republic with Visteon, Visteon Nichirin Czech SRO.
Feb. 2002 Obtained ISO14001 certification.
Apr. 2002 Jointly with Nichirin Inc. established Nichirin Tennessee Inc, a new company which manufactures brake and power steering hoses for use in passenger cars and motorcycles in Tennessee, USA. 
July, 2004 Absorbed Nichirin Kohan Co., Ltd., its subsidiary established in June 1966.
Nov. 2004 Established Nichirin Flex (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in China.
Feb. 2005 Acquired ISO/TS16949: 2002 Certification.
Aug. 2005 Established Nichirin Rubber Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd) in China.
Nov. 2005 The Company issued an additional 1 million shares, increasing the number of outstanding shares to 9 million and registered capital to 1,729 million yen.
Apr. 2006 Established the Nichirin R&D center within the premises of the Himeji plant.
May 2008 Established Nichirin Vietnam Co., Ltd. in Vietnam.
Oct. 2010 Established Nichirin Autoparts India Pvt., Ltd. in India.
Apr. 2011 The Company established PT. Nichirin Indonesia, a subsidiary in Indonesia.
Feb. 2013 Established overseas office Hutchinson Nichirin Brake Hoses, S.L. in Spain.
Feb. 2013 Announced that it plans to close and liquidate its Canada-based subsidiary, Nichirin Inc., effective June 30, 2013.
July 2013 Listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange after the market of the Osaka Securities Exchange was integrated with that of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Oct. 2016 Converted Hutchinson Nichirin Brake Hoses, S.L., a joint venture with France-based Hutchinson S.A., into a consolidated subsidiary by increasing stake in the company from 70% from the previous 30%.
Dec. 2017 Established a research center for production technologies (production technology center) within the premises of the Himeji plant.
Dec. 2017 Established Suzhou Nichirin Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. in China as a subsidiary.
Apr. 2022 Moved to the Standard Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange due to TSE’s reorganization.

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