HISTORY

1918. 5 The company was established for the purpose of manufacturing various kinds of rubber products.
During WW2 Designated a munitions factory by the Japanese Army and Navy.
1950.12 Patent for "SAKURA FIRE HOSE" registed.
1951. 5 Sakura passed National Fire Prevention Board Specifications inspection.
1954.12 Approval issued to Sakura for hoses and rubber products for aircraft that conform to the Specifications of the Ministry of Transportation by Aeronautical Enterprise Law.
1962. 6 Entered into a technical agreement with Kirkhill Rubber Company of the USA, and started manufacturing "Jet Starter Ducts" and "Air Ducts" under license.
1964. 3 listied on the 2nd Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1964.10 Entered into a technical agreement with Resistoflex of the USA, and started manufacturing "PTFE hose" under license.
1965.11 Entered into a technical agreement with Anchor Coupling Inc. of The USA, and production of Hydraulic hoses and couplings.
1970. 1 Sasazuka Plant receives permission to use JIS mark on high-pressure hose.
1970. 2 Entered into a technical agreement with Hitco of the USA, and started manufacturing "Insuration Blankets" fir aircraft under license.
1973. 4 First phase construction of Ohtawara plant completed.
1974.10 Construction of New Head Office Building completed.
1974.11 Consolidation of Nagoya, Sasazuka and Nakano plants into Ohtawara plant initiated.
1977. 3 Consolidation into Ohtawara plant completed.
Aerial View of Ohtawara Plant.Aerial View of Ohtawara Plant.
1977.12 Capital stock increased to 506 million yen.
1978. 9 Entered into a technical agreement with Resistoflex of the USA, and started manufacturing "Dynatubeィ Fitting" under license.
1982.10 Entered into a technical agreement with Kirkhill Rubber Company of the USA, and started manufacturing "Inflatable Seal" under lincese.
1983. 9 Started manufacturing lightweight fire hose.
1984.12 Full-scale participation in rocket projects.
1985. 6 Started manufacturing lightweight suction hose.
1986. 1 Started manufacturing lightweight oil-resistant hose.
1989. 1 Entered into a technical agreement with Parker Hannifin Stratoflex of the USA, and started manufacturing lightweight rubber hose for aircraft.
1989. 4 Started production of car air conditioner hose for alternate refrigerant(R-134a).
1989. 7 Kanagawa plant founded. Started as a hydraulic hose assembly plant.
1990. 1 Production of composite parts approved by Boeing Company of the USA.
1990.11 Sakura granted its engineering know-how for the production of car air conditioner hose for alternate refriferant (R-134a) to Codan Gummi A/S of Denmark.
1995. 1 IFEX impulse Fire Extinguishing Gun placed on sale.
1997. 5 Started manufacture of phenol CFRP for Sapce application.
1999. 1 U.S. patent garanted for TWINSTAR Coupling.
1999. 2 ISO 9001 certification obtained.
2000. 6 TWINSTAR Coupling exhibited at the German International Exhibition for Fire and Catastrophe Prevention "InterSHUTZ 2000 - DERROTE HANN".
2001. 5 Started manufacturing Unisex Quick Connect Couplings "Sanitary TWINSTAR" for food processing and chemical industry.