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SumiRiko History



  • 1929 : Tokai Rubber founded by Zenzō Kamata in Yokkaichi (Nagoya metropolitan area)

  • 1937 : Tokai Rubber joined the Sumitomo Group

  • 1954 : Started production of automotive rubber parts (Anti-vibration, hoses)

  • ...

  • 1988 : beginning of globalization, DTR Duramax Tokai Rubber (Ohio, USA ) established

  • 1995 : TRT established in China (Tianjin),
    TER established in South East Asia (Rayong, Thailand).
    ISO 9001 certification

  • 1996 : Established DTR Tennessee in Midway, Tennessee

  • 1999 : TRP established in Europe (Wolbrom, Poland)
    ISO 14001 certification

  • 2001 : Established S-Riko Automotive Hose de Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico

  • 2002 : established R&D facilities in the USA (TCU, Michigan)

  • 2003 : Established DTR Tennessee in Tazewell, Tennessee

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  • 2011: TRI Europe GmbH established in Germany.
    Technical Center established in China (Jiaxing)

  • 2012: Dec. 2012 : acquisition of Dytech (Italy)
    Creation of a joint venture with Anvis Mexico

  • 2013: Jan. 2013 : acquisition of Anvis (Germany) and Produflex MG (Brazil)

  • 2014 : Oct. 2014 : Change Headquarter name to Sumitomo Riko Co., Ltd.

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  • On October 1, 2016 TRI America changed their name to Sumitomo Riko America

  • On March 1, 2017 DTR Industries, Inc. changed their name to SumiRiko Ohio, Inc.

  • On March 1, 2017 DTR Tennessee, Inc. changed their name to SumiRiko Tennessee, Inc.