Corporate Info

History

1965
  • NTN Corporation entered into a technical tie-up with Birfield Industries of the U.K., and introduced powder metal technology from Birfield's U.S. subsidiary Bound Brook Bearings
1966
  • Established Toyo Bearing Powder Metal Co., Ltd. in Kanie Town, Ama District, Aichi Prefecture, and successfully produced the first oil-impregnated sintered bearing in the rolling bearing industry
  • Capital 50 million yen, trademark NTN-BBB
1967
  • Completed construction of No. 1 Plant (450 ㎡)
1980
  • Completed construction of No. 2 Plant (225 ㎡)
1984
  • Concluded technical tie-up, changed trademark to NTN Bearphite
  • Completed construction of No. 3 Plant (900 m2)
1989
  • Changed company name to NTN Powder Metal Corporation
1991
  • Completed construction of new plant (3,150 m2 including No. 3 Plant)
  • Capital 400 million yen
1994
  • Completed construction of administration building, a steel-frame 3F building with total floor area of 1,785 ㎡
1996
  • Completed construction of one floor of the main plant (expanded area 473 ㎡)
  • Began operation of automated production lines
1998
  • Began mass-production of Hydrodynamic BEARPHITE
  • Acquired ISO9001 certification
1999
  • Acquired ISO14001 certification with multiple sites
2001
  • Installed tray pusher high-temperature sintering furnace
2008
  • Became 100% NTN subsidiary
2009
  • Completed expansion of new plant (722 ㎡)
2013
  • Completed development of 5 items with another in development, began sales
2014
  • Awarded with New Materials and Effort Prize by Japan Powder Metallurgy Association
2015
  • Installed 400 ton powder molding machine
  • Awarded with Division Award, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Material and Processing Division
  • Merged with Nippon Kagaku Yakin, company name changed to NTN Advanced Materials Corporation