Throughout 70 years of our operations, we have consistently employed a pioneer spirit to find solutions to new finishing applications and open new markets for our industry. Shortly after the foundation, our company was recognized by the Japanese Government as a research and development center for the grinding wheel industry, the first company in the industry to receive this designation. Then, shortly after World War II, Tipton developed the barrel finishing industry.
The result of this research and development effort was the world's first centrifugal barrel finishing machine and numerous advances in vibratory, centrifugal disc, recipro, gyro and brushing machine equipment. Concurrently, we established many developments in manufacturing of abrasive media and compounds. The results of our endless efforts have produced international recognition as a comprehensive manufacture in the finishing industry.
Today, Tipton continues to develop an entire range of manned and automated systems including separators, waste water treatment equipment, rinsing machines, dryers and all other related equipment. By means of contiguous and applied technologies, Tipton has also stepped into the catalyst carrier and candy coating business. The know-how developed and accumulated throughout our history has been greatly praised by the industrial world.
The development process generally involves trial and error. However, we at Tipton have always considered the inevitable failures in this process as a valuable asset in the next trial and have taken the attitude that we must persevere until a successful conclusion is found. That has been our philosophy for the past half century.
History of Tipton:
The First 70 Years
Dainippon Seito K.K. was founded.
Tokyo Sales Office was opened at 1-Chome, Kyobashi, Nihonbashi-Ku, Tokyo.
KIYOSU Factory located at Kiyosu-Cho, Nishi-Kasugai-Gun started operation.
Export of abrasive media for barrel finishing to Los Angeles, U.S.A. started
The prototype of the first gyro finishing machine was completed.
Certified as a JIS factory (No. 4879) of manufacturing the entire range of vitrified products.
Modified a sintering furnace into a heavy oil burning furnace.
K.K. Shikishima Tipton Kenmaseki was established specialized to barrel finishing .
The first centrifugal barrel finishing machine was completed.
The first vibratory barrel finishing machine was completed.
The prototype of the first recipro finishing machine was completed.
K.K. Shikishima Machine as a factory specialized to finishing machines was established.
K.K. Shikishima MUL-BII as a company selling catalyst carriers was established.
Company name of K.K. Shikishima Tipton Kenmaishi was changed to K.K. Shikishima Tipton.
Joined establishment of K.K. Tipton Toyama.
K.K. Tack as a company specialized to automatic finishing system was established.
K.K. Tipton Espo as a sales company for barrel finishing machines was established.
K.K. Tipton Mie specialized to grinding wheels was established and
MUL-BII products was established by merging Mie Seito K.K.
Opened agencies in New Zealand and South Korea and set up a machine exhibit hall.
An unmanned gyro finishing machine was completed.
Tipton Yamato Co., Ltd. as a company dedicated to South Korea was established.
Corporate name changed from K.K. Shikishima Tipton to Tipton Corp.
The Mechatro Barrel Pavilion, a factory of unmanned barrel finishing, was opened.
Tokyo Office of K.K. Tipton Espo relocated from Ueno to Higashi Kasai, Edogawa-Ku, Tokyo.
A business cooperation contract with Henkel in Germany was concluded.
Yugenkaisha Twinne as a non-life insurance agent was established.
Corporate name of K.K. Tipton Tech was changed to K.K. Tipton Mie.
Office of K.K. Tipton Espo relocated from Nishi-Ku, Osaka to Motomachi, Namba-Ku, Osaka.
Sales of Edge Finisher, a high-precision brushing machine, started.
Sales of a coating system to confectionary companies (candy manufacturers) started.
On the occasion of 55th anniversary, 8 Tipton Group companies were merged to Tipton Corp.
Tipton US Corp was established in U.S.A.
‘Under 5: NS-400’, a vibratory magnetic separator was developed and its sales started.
Won the small and medium company new machine development award from the
Japan Society of Promotion of Machine Industry for its ‘multiple
and multi-layered vibratory barrel finishing machines.
Developed and started full-scale sales of ‘Coaterow’a coating machine to foods industries.
Won the Onizuka Hatsumei Koro prize from the Japan Society for the
Advancement of Inventions for its ‘vibratory barrel finishing machine.’
Won the prize for dedication to the advancement of science and technology from the Ministry
of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Integrated Nagoya Factory and Yokkaichi Factory to form Tobishima Factory newly constructed.
Won the certification of Aichi Quality Company
Won the prize of “MADE IN NAGOYA” Project
Acquired ISO 9001 certification.
Acquired ISO 14001 certification.
Mt. Everest could not hold Tipton back. On May 22, 2007 at 7:12 AM Yuzo Kobayashi and Team achieved the improbable reaching the summit (8,848 meters) by a north ridge route with all of Tipton behind them in spirit.
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Team: Russell Party
Climber: Yuzo Kobayashi
Guide: Dawa Tenzing Sherpa
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