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History

October 1, 2013
NIPPON PIPE MFG. CO.,LTD.
SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD Wakayama Steel Works
(Electric Resistance Welded Tube Division)
TOSHIBA STEEL PIPE K.K.
TAMA STEEL PIPE INDUSTRIES K.K.

1911
Company established in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture. Started production of conduit pipe.

1918
Started manufacturing cold drawn steel tubes

     

1926
Formed capital/technical alliance with Sumitomo Metal Industries.

     
   

1933
Founding: Establishment of Tokyo Conduit Manufacturing K.K. (Predecessor of Toshiba Steel Pipe) (Capital 150,000yen)

 

1940
Started operations at Amagasaki plant (now Amagasaki Works).

1942
Started operations at Wakayama Steel Works.

1948
The first domestic electric resistance steel production machine is built and in operation

 

1951
Listed stock on Tokyo Stock Exchange

1951
Started operating small-diameter (2-inch, 4-inch) electric resistance welded steel tube facility.

1951
Company name changed to Toshiba Steel Pipe K.K.

1959
Sanki Industries K.K. established Daishibashikoujyou Co.,Ltd.

 

1961
Fired the company’s first blast furnace for first time.
Completed the Integrated Iron and Steelmaking Works.


1961
Started operating medium-diameter (7-inch, 16-inch) electric resistance welded steel tube facility.

1966
Merged with Chiyoda Steel Pipe K.K.

1966
Company name changed to Tama Steel Pipe Industries K.K.

1989
Established Seymour Tubing, Inc. (Indiana, U.S.A.).

     
   

1993
Merged with Tama Steel Pipe Industries K.K.

SUMITOMO PIPE & TUBE CO.,LTD.
NITTETSU STEEL PIPE K.K.

1999
Changed trade name to SUMITOMO PIPE & TUBE CO.,LTD.

1994
Corporate name changed to Nittetsu Steel Pipe K.K. and Nagoya Business Office established (Capital 3.49750 billion yen)

2002
Launched Kashima Works.
Acquired stock of Mikkaichi Steel Tube Works (currentry Sumitec Tube Co., Ltd.), creating affiliate. Integrated Osaka and Wakayama Works, launching Kansai Works.

2003
Entered Chinese market, establishing Guangzhou You-Ri Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. (Guangzhou, Guangdong Province).

2006
Established Matsushita Electric Works Steel Pipe & Tube Co., Ltd.
(now Panasonic Eco Solutions Steel Pipe & Tube Co., Ltd.).

2004
Becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Steel K.K. (Present Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation)

2007
Kansai Manufacturing Plant established (business transferred from Fujisaku, K.K.)

2008
Kyushu Works established

2009
Head office moved to Osaki, Shinagawa-ku

2010
Established SPT & SC Investment Co., Ltd.
Invested in PT Indonesia Nippon Steel Pipe.
Invested in Wuxi NSP Automotive Parts Co., Ltd.

2010
Wuxi NSP Automotive Parts Co.,Ltd. established

2011
Chuushikoku Office established

NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN PIPE CO.,LTD.
2013
Changed trade name to NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN PIPE CO.,LTD.