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  • 1921

    AprilFounded as Ohtsuka Packing.

     

  • 1950

    NovemberEstablished Ohtsuka Packing Co., Ltd. with capital of JPY 1 million.

     

  • 1956

    SeptemberLaunched Tokyo Shinagawa Plant and expanded production capacity of gasket packing for automobiles. Increased capital to JPY 4.5 million.

     

  • 1961

    OctoberLaunched new plant in Ichikawa-shi, Chiba in response to increased orders.

     

  • 1962

    AugustJoined in technical tie-up with OHLER FLEX ROHR (currently NOVELIS) (Germany) and signed purchasing contract for flexible tube manufacturing machine.

     

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    NovemberIncreased capital to JPY 13.5 million.

     

  • 1963

    MarchCompleted the first construction of the Ichikawa Plant and started manufacturing flexible tubes.

     

  • 1965

    NovemberCompleted the extension work of the Ichikawa Plant and moved gasket department of Shinagawa Plant to Ichikawa.

     

  • 1969

    FebruaryCompleted construction of Ichikawa Plant 2, relocated flexible tube manufacturing department of Ichikawa Plant 1 to integrate production of flexible tube at Ichikawa Plant 1.

     

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    MarchPurchased large flexible tube manufacturing machine from OHLER FLEX ROHR (currently NOVELIS). Started full-scale manufacturing and selling of air-conditioning flexible ducts for construction and delivered them to World Trade Center and Imperial Hotel.

     

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    JuneTriggered by the problem of some automobile defects that was a problem in the market, non-combustible flexible tubes received attention and made an achivement of technological development and production and sales.

     

  • 1970

    MayPurchased semi-flex tube manufacturing machine from OHLER. Started manufacturing and selling of semi-flex tube, and delivered it to Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel.

     

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    NovemberMoved head office building from Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo to Minami-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. At the same time as celebrating the 50th anniversary of founding, the head office building was completed.

     

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    DecemberThe company name was changed to Ohtsuka Co., Ltd. as we extended manufacturing item lineup.

     

  • 1972

    AprilLaunched Osaka branch.

     

  • 1973

    MayJoined in technical tie-up with WALTER STAUFFENBERG, Germany for manufacturing and sales of pipe clamps.

     

  • 1974

    OctoberFollowing sudden death of former president Yasusaburo Otsuka, Yoshio Otsuka became president. Launched Kyushu branch.

     

  • 1977

    SeptemberLaunched Nagoya branch.

     

  • 1978

    JuneCompleted first phase of construction work for Chiba Plant. Started manufacturing and sales of pipe clamps.

     

  • 1981

    NovemberStarted assembly of flexible hose at Chiba Plant 1.

     

  • 1987

    DecemberJoined in technical tie-up with Ford Motor Company (USA) for one-touch coupling “SLC.”

     

  • 1990

    JuneCompleted construction of Chiba Plant 2. Relocated equipment of Ichikawa Plant 2 to expand production capacity of flexible tubes for automobiles.

     

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    OctoberSigned tie-up with LINAK A/S, Denmark for electric actuators.

     

  • 1991

    FebruaryEstablished Ohtsuka Tech Co., Ltd. for manufacturing gaskets, packings, and pipe clamps.

     

  • 1995

    AprilIchikawa Plant demerged as Ohtsuka Flex Co., Ltd.

     

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    OctoberEstablished Dalian Flex in Dalian, to meet demands for automobile parts in China.

     

  • 1996

    NovemberChiba Plant 1 and 2 demerged as AC flex Co., Ltd. and Proflex Co., Ltd.

     

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    DecemberEstablished O-FLEX, INC. in Tennessee, USA to provide impact energy absorbers to US automobile manufacturers.

     

  • 1999

    JuneIncreased capital to JPY 105 million.

     

  • 2002

    FebruaryEstablished Kyushu Manufacturing Department, Chiba Plant 1, and started assembling flexible hoses.

     

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    NovemberAs former president Yoshio Otsuka became chairman, Kunio Otsuka was appointed as president.

     

  • 2003

    AprilStarted manufacturing nursing beds at Otsuka Tech Co., Ltd.

     

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    AugustStarted manufacturing inflator pipes at AC Flex Co., Ltd.

     

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    OctoberUS O-FLEX, INC. was split into four companies, and O-FLEX Group, Inc. became holding company.

     

  • 2005

    JanuaryEstablished Shanghai Flex in Shanghai, China.

     

  • 2007

    JanuaryOhtsuka Co., Ltd. merged with four domestic manufacturing affiliates to integrate manufacturing and sales.

     

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    MayAcquired SEACO (O-FLEX METAL FINISHING, INC.), which performs alumite treatment in Alabama, USA.

     

  • 2009

    AprilConstructed Funabashi Plant in Funabashi High-Tech Park and relocated Ichikawa Plant.

     

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    DecemberIntegrated operations of Shanghai Flex, China into Dalian Flex, China.

     

  • 2014

    AprilAs former president Kunio Otsuka became chairman, Hiroyuki Otsuka was appointed as president.

     

  • 2017

    MarchReduced capital to JPY 100 million.

     

  • 2019

    AprilEstablished Wuhan Flex as the second production base in China.

     

  • 2020

    MarchMarking the 100th anniversary of founding, head office building was rebuilt and completed.

     

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    MarchEstablished OHTSUKA FLEXTUBE INDIA PVT. LTD. in New Delhi, India as a production base in India.

     

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