Topre Corporation

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.topre.co.jp/en/

■Address

3-12-2, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan

Business Overview

-Non-affiliated major pressed (stamped) parts supplier.

-It manufactures and sells mainly pressed (stamped) products, constant temperature logistics products, air-conditioning equipments and electronic equipments.

-As of the fiscal year that ended in March 2016, the pressed (stamped) products business accounted for 66.9% of companywide sales.

-Supplies mainly to Nissan and Honda.

-In January 2016, the transfer of the pressed (stamped) products business from Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd. was completed.

Shareholders

-Listed on first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange. (As of Mar. 31, 2016)
Name or Company Name Investment Ratio (%)
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. 8.32
Topre Corporation 7.29
Resona Bank, Ltd. 4.61
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation 4.61
Nippon Life Insurance Co. 3.95
Individual shareholder 3.61
Aikawa Family Company 2.66
Individual shareholder 2.62
Customers share holding commission 2.49
Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. 2.47
Total 42.67

Products

Automotive pressed products
Radiator core supports
Front pillars
Center pillars
Rear pillars
Wheel houses
Door beams
Metal airbags
Battery cases for electric vehicles

History

April 1935 Established Tokyo Stamp Works Co. Ltd. in Kouto-ku, Tokyo with capital of 300,000 yen. Mainly engaged in stamping and assembly of sheet metal.
Oct. 1937 Acquired Jotoh Kogyo.
Jan. 1958 Acquired Tokyo Die-Cast Co. Ltd.
July 1960 Set up a die-cast plant in Kanagawa, and named it the Sagamihara Plant.
Oct. 1963 Set up an assembly plant in the Sagamihara Plant. combining it with a die-cast plant and stamping plant.
March 1964 Set up a stamping and assembly plant in Hiroshima (currently East Hiroshima City) and named it the Hiroshima Plant.
July 1964 Moved the headquarters from Kouto-ku to Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
July 1965 Merged the Tokyo Plant into the Sagamihara Plant.
Jan. 1968 Established a stamping plant and die-cast plant in the Sagamihara Plant.
Aug. 1978 Established a representative office in the US.
Oct. 1985 Changed the Company name to Topre Corporation.
May 2000 Started constructing in June 2000 a 2.5 billion yen new plant in Kyusyu to produce press parts for Toyota and Nissan factories in Kyusyu. Topre plans to supply the parts, currently produced at Hiroshima Plant.
July 2000 The refrigerator sales subsidiary of Topre, Topurec, strengthened its sales and service functions in the Kansai area, relatively weak as compared with the Tokyo area.
Nov. 2000 Topre has developed, jointly with a steel plate maker, the strongest, 150-kilogram tension press parts for the body of a car.
Nov. 1999 Established Topre Kyusyu Co., Ltd. in Tanushimaru-machi, Ukiha-gun, Fukuoka, Japan with capital of 100 million Yen.
June 2002 Established Topre America Corporation in Cullman, Alabama, USA. Topre America is currently a consolidated subsidiary capitalized at 25 million yen as of March 31, 2009.
April 2008 Established Topre Saitama Co., Ltd. in Tokigawa Town, Saitama Prefecture. Topre Saitama is capitalized at 100 million yen and is currently a consolidated subsidiary.
Jan. 2010 Established Topre (Foshan) Autoparts Corporation, wholly investing 2 billion yen in capital. The company is a consolidated subsidiary.
Dec. 2010 Established Topre Thailand Co., Ltd., currently a consolidated subsidiary, in Bangkok.
Feb. 2012 Established Topre Xiangyang Automobile Parts Co., Ltd., currently a consolidated subsidiary, in Xiangyang, Hubei Province.
Mar. 2012 Established Topre Autoparts Mexico,S.A de C.V., currently a consolidated subsidiary, in Querétaro.
Jan. 2014 Established a new plant in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture (the Suzuka Plant), which produces automotive equipment.
Oct. 2015 Established a new production plant, Topre (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in Samut Prakan Province in Thailand.
Jan. 2016 Turned Topre Tokai Corporation (Inabe-gun, Mie Pref. ) into a wholly owned subsidiary (now a consolidated subsidiary capitalized at JPY 490 million).

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