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Company History

YearMonthTakasago Tekko K.K.
19329The Shiga Factory of Takasago Tekko K.K. was established after succeeding the operations of Kuriyama Manufacturing Inc. (Otsu City) whchi manufactured steel hinges.
19439The Shiga Factory changed its name to the Otsu Aircraft Factory and started component processing for aircraft.
19443The Factory moved its site completely to Yagura, Kusatsu-cho.(Present Location)
19458The Factory changed its name to the Kusatsu Factory after the War and started manufacturing operations for bicycles and their components.
19478The Chain Department was established in the Shimura Factory and started trial production of chains for bicycles with the purpose of increasing the quality of chains.
19523The Kusatsu Factory started manufacucturing and sales of rims for two (2) wheeled vehicles.
YearMonthTakasago Chain Co., Ltd.Takasago Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
195111The Chain Departmaent of Takasago Tekko K.K. was separated and Takasago Chain Co., Ltd.(Capital: 10 million yen)was established.
Head Office :1 Chome, Shimura, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo
The company started production and sales of bicycle chains with the "TCC" mark.
 
195312The company started production and sales of "RK Chains" for motorbikes. 
19543 Kusatsu Factory of Takasago K.K. was separated and Takasago Manufacturing Co., Ltd.(Capital: 35 million yen)was established.
11The company was appointed as "J.I.S.-Indicating Factory" for chains used for bicycles.
19557The company started production and sales of "RK Chains" for industrial power equipment.
195611The company ceased production of rim for bicycles and concentrated mainly on rims for motorcycles.
19575The company was appointed as "J.I.S.-Indicating Factory" for chains used for industrial power equipment.
195812The company started production and sales of aluminum rims for two (2) wheeled vehicles.
19591The company started production and sales of various conveyor chains.
19641The company was appointed as "J.I.S.-Indicating Factory" for aluminum rims for two (2) wheeled vehicles.
19673Saitama Factory was newly established to resume operations of component processing and heat processing. 
19701The company started production of steel tubes.
5The production was collectively executed in the Saitama Factory.
19734A new plant for aluminum rims for two (2) wheeled vehicles was completed.
197411The head office was transferred to 10-24 1-Chome Ohzaki, Shinagawa-ku,Tokyo.
19756The company started research on chains with "O"rings used for motorcycles.
19823The new molding plant was completed for two (2) wheeled vehicles.
9Chains with "O" rings were highly evaluated and were adopted by large to mid size motorcycles in large quantities.The company started production and sales of colored rims for two (2) wheeled vehicles.
19866The company started production and sales of wheeled for four (4) wheeled vehicles.
12The head office was transferred to 13-13 5-Chome Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku,Tokyo.
198810The company started production and sales of hand-trucks made of strengthened aluminum alloy.
YearMonthTakasago RK Excel Co., Ltd.
19894Takasago Chain Co., Ltd. was merged with Takasago Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to establish Takasago RK EXCEL Co., Ltd.(Capital: 237.8 million yen).
YearMonthRK Excel Co., Ltd.
19914Takasago RK EXCEL CO., LTD. was merged with Takatetsu Instrument Development Co., Ltd. to newly establish RK EXCE Co., Ltd.(Capital: 317.8 million yen).
19922The company concluded the contract for technical assistance with Nana Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a chain manufacturer in Malaysia.
19935The company undertook a business partnership with Union Auto Parts Co., Ltd. in Thailand in the area of sales.
19948The original wheel "Raμ" was introduced for the first time in the market.
10The company participated in the Koeln Motorcycle Show to display products.
19979The head office and the office of the sales Division were transferred to Shinko (New) Building, 2-12 Kanda Ogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo.
19989The company participated in the INTERMOTO 1998 in Munich to display products.
19995Shiga Factory acquired ISO9001:1996 certification.(Motorcycle rims)
20001The company acquired capital in Nana Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
9The company participated in the INTERMOTO 2000 in Munich to display products.
10The head office and the office of the sales Division were transferred to Daiwa Ueno Building, 5-6-10 Ueno, Taito-ku,Tokyo.
20016Saitama Factory acquired ISO9001:2000 certification.(Motorcycle/Industrial chains, brake pads and related products)
20025Shiga Factory updated to ISO9001:2000
9The company participated in the INTERMOTO 2002 in Munich to display products.
The company made a second capital investment in Nana Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
200412The company outsourced production of iron rims Union Auto Parts Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
20051The company increased capital from 317.8 million to 482.5 million yen.
3The whole company acquired ISO14001:2004 certification.
20061xcel Rim Sdn. Bhd., the joint company in Malaysia, started production of aluminum rims.
4Niigata Sales Office was established.
12RK Excel America Inc. was launched.
YearMonthRK JAPAN Co., Ltd.
20107Founded RK Japan Co., LTD. RK EXCEL Co., LTD took over and separated operation.
(capital stock 20,000,000JPN.)
10The tokyo office was transferred to K&H Building, 3-30-4 Nishi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku,Tokyo.
The Hamamatsu Sales Office was transferred to East square Building, 591-1, Nakaizumi, Iwata-City,Shizuoka.
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